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Pakistan take big step in from cold as World XI come to play

LAHORE -UNS : Pakistan take a huge step towards reviving international cricket at home after years of isolation when they host a three-match Twenty20 series amid tight security against a star-studded World XI, starting Tuesday. The series will be the most high-profile in the cricket-mad …

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PCB announces schedule of Sri Lanka tour

LAHORE -UNS: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the schedule of the Sri Lanka Tour to Pakistan 2017 (played at the neutral venue in UAE) on Saturday (today). According to PCB, the series comprises of 2 Test Matches, 5 One Day Internationals, and 3 T-20I …

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ICC officials visit Gaddafi Stadium for World XI tour security

LAHORE -UNS: A security team of International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Gaddafi Stadium today (Tuesday) to review security arrangements for tour of World XI to Pakistan. The three-match T-20 series (Independence Cup) will be played on September 12, 13 and 15 of this month at …

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Brathwaite and Hope defy England in second Test

LEEDS, United Kingdom: Kraigg Brathwaite’s defiant unbeaten century and a fine knock from Shai Hope ensured the West Indies continued their spirited fightback in the second Test against England at Headingley on Saturday. The West Indies were 206 for three in reply to England’s first …

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Pakistan eagerly prepared to host Word XI: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI-UNS: Pakistan army on Thursday welcomed the upcoming Twenty20 series against a World XI team comprising 14 players from seven countries. “We welcome Cricket Team World XI to Pakistan,” DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said. “Pakistanis are eagerly prepared to host them as a peace …

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Former South Africa star Smith turns T20 coach

JOHANNESBURG -UNS: Former South Africa skipper and batsman Graeme Smith will be among the coaches when the maiden Twenty20 Global League starts in the republic this November. His appointment as coach of the Benoni Zalmi, one of eight teams in the nationwide tournament, was confirmed …

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Sri Lanka board clears first Pakistan tour since 2009

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill, officials said Monday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said after a security assessment, …

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PCB wants India tournament to be moved

KARACHI (AFP) – Pakistani cricket authorities Tuesday called for an upcoming tournament in India to be moved to a neutral venue, citing security fears in the South Asian country. India is due to host the Under-19 Asia Cup in November but the Pakistan Cricket Board …

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Indian women’s cricket team showered with praise, rewards

Players of Indian women’s cricket team have been showered with cash prizes along with praise as they returned home crowned as runners-up in Women s Cricket World Cup 2017. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had already announced INR 50 lac …

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Women power as India hails World Cup heroines

LONDON -UNS: Where the men failed, India is hoping its female cricketers can blaze to glory when they face England in the World Cup final on Sunday. Images of captain Mithali Raj and star batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur adorned the front pages and the team was …

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