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Simon Taufel points out grave error in giving extra run to England against NZ in WC final

Five-time ICC umpire of the year award-winning Australian umpire Simon Taufel has pointed out a grave error for awarding six runs to England instead of five in the final of World Cup 2019. Taufel, who is currently a part of the MCC’s laws sub-committee that makes the rules governing cricket, told an Australian based news channel that England should have...

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Did not resign, removed from the position: PHF secretary Shahbaz Senior

LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmad Senior on Sunday said he did not resign from his position but was removed. Shahbaz said he is not hungry for the position and showed his unwillingness to work with the PHF president, adding, “three months ago I had handed in my resignation but it was not accepted.” "I was removed so...

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Pakistan, England to face-off in Cardiff T20 today

CARDIFF: Pakistan and England to face-off for a Twenty20 international at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff today. England partakes in the competition sore from a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Ireland in a one-day international on Friday in Malahide. England was restricted to 101 by 19-year-old Irish debutante Josh Little in a 199 run chase. Little took 4 wickets...

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Shahid Afridi slams Waqar as mediocre and terrible coach in autobiography

KARACHI: Shahid Afridi’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ is the new talk of the town, with the swashbuckling all-rounder revealing the never-shared-before details about his personal and cricketing life. In his memoir, co-written with journalist Wajahat S Khan, the former skipper has narrated his life’s journey from humble beginnings in the mountains of northwest Pakistan to his illustrious career as a cricketer...

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We can´t discount Mohammad Amir from World Cup: Wasim Akram

KARACHI: Legendary paceman Wasim Akram cautioned against discounting Mohammad Amir ahead of next month´s World Cup, saying Pakistan´s pace spearhead would return to form following a disappointing string of performances at the crease. The 27-year-old Amir was left off Pakistan´s preliminary World Cup squad but has a chance to force his way back into the final 15 if he does...

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Alex Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad

LONDON: England batsman Alex Hales will not feature at the World Cup after being withdrawn from all international squads following an off-field incident not related to cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday. Hales was included in the 15-man preliminary World Cup squad for the tournament in England and Wales but it emerged last week that he...

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Former English cricketer pinning hopes on”mercurial” Pakistan team to lift WC 2019 trophy

Former England captain Nasser Hussain is not ruling Pakistan out of a potential victory in the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Hussain, who played 96 Tests and 88 one-day internationals for England, described Pakistan as a “mercurial” outfit. "Many Pakistani fans will say they have followed their team for too long and had their hearts...

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Imad fetches Pakistan victory against Kent in tour opener

LONDON: Imad Wasim hit an unbeaten century as Pakistan began their tour of England with a 100-run win over Kent on Saturday. The all-rounder's 117 not out, his career-best List A score, featured 13 fours and four sixes. It was the cornerstone of Pakistan´s commanding 358 for seven from 50 overs at a windswept Beckenham and that proved far too...

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Pakistan Under-19 tour to Sri Lanka called off

Sri Lanka has postponed a tour of Pakistan's under-19 team following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 in the island country, a Sri Lankan cricket board (SLC) source told Reuters on Saturday. The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks on three churches and four hotels all but one of which were in...

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Imran Khan, Wasim Akram chosen for Cricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI

Ex-Skipper Pakistan and current Prime Minister Imran Khan with the 'King of Swing' Wasim Akram has been chosen for ESPNcricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI. Ten of the playing XI comprised in half or more of the sides, among which Akram was unanimously chosen, according to the cricket website. However, the selection of the final XI was not an easy task...

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Pakistan’s coach weighs team to lift World Cup trophy

LAHORE: Head coach Mickey Arthur on Monday said the Pakistan team is fully prepared for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and expressed faith in the players’ ability to win the trophy. Addressing a joint press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, on the eve of the team’s departure to England for a...

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Yasir Shah in, Shadab Khan out for Pak-England series

LAHORE: Yasir Shah has been selected to replace Shadab Khan for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, to be played from May 05-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a press release on Sunday. Spinner Khan, after contracting a virus-related illness, was ruled out of the series and will undergo treatment for at least four weeks. The...

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Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad meets PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan’s squad which will represent the country in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The meeting which took place in the PM Office was also attended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. Following the meeting, Naeem ul Haque special assistant to the prime...

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ICC WORLD CUP: South Africa, Sri Lanka announces squads

As the prestigious event International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 draws close, competing teams have begun announcing finalised squads that will represent their respective countries in the mega face-off to be held in England and Wales beginning from May. South Africa on Thursday, announced their 15-man squad for the mega event, with Hashim Amla getting the slot along with...

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Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad announced

LAHORE: On Thursday, a 15-player squad for World Cup 2019 announced by chief selector Inazamam -ul-Haq here at the press conference held in Lahore. Fakhar Zaman Imam ul Haq Abid Ali Babar Azam Shoaib Malik Mohammad Hafeez Haris Sohail Sarfraz Ahmed Shadab Khan Imad Wasim Faheem Ashraf Hassan Ali Shaheen Shah Afridi Muhammad Hasnain Junaid Khan   Junaid Khan has replaced...

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England announces World Cup 2019 squad

Hosts England on Wednesday announced their 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in England and Wales from May 30. The World Cup squad will be finalized after the five-match Royal London ODI series against Pakistan, which culminates at Emerald Headingley on Sunday, May 19. World Cup Squad Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny...

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MD Wasim Khan appointment rejected by PCB governing board members

QUETTA: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) 53rd Governing Council meeting in Quetta turned chaotic on Wednesday when an overwhelming majority of the Board of Governors rejected the appointment of Wasim Khan as managing director. In a resolution written and signed by five of the seven BoG members, they demanded that MD Wasim Khan’s “appointment and the unconstitutional post of MD...

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