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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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Sarfaraz appointed Pakistan’s Test skipper

LAHORE -UNS : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed cricketer Sarfaraz Ahmed as the skipper of the national squad in the Test format as well, on Tuesday. According to details, after his successful stint as Pakistan’s One Day International and Twenty-20 captain, Sarfaraz has been …

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No need to request cricket boards to play series in Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif felicitated the national cricket team on Tuesday in an event held to award the cricketers for winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Addressing the participants of the gathering which included federal ministers, the national cricket team and other prominent …

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India beat Pakistan by 95 runs in Women’s WC

India defeated Pakistan by 95 runs in their ICC Women’s World Cup match at County Ground in Derby on Sunday. India, who had a disappointing first half as they could only manage a paltry 169 for 9, bowled out Pakistan for just 74 in 38.1 …

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Football: Portugal beat Mexico in Confed Cup third-place game

Moscow -UNS : Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in Sunday’s third-place play-off at the Confederations Cup in Moscow. Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico a 54th-minute lead, but Pepe …

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Pakistan, India to lock horns in WC match on Sunday

DERBY : Arch-rivals Pakistan and India are all set to lock horns with each other in the league match of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 on Sunday. The match is scheduled to be played at Derby’s County Ground, and will begin at 02:30 PM (PST). …

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Zimbabwe thrash Sri Lanka in ODI

GALLE (AFP) – Solomon Mire smashed his maiden one-day century on Friday to take Zimbabwe to a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka and pile pressure on the beleaguered Asian nation. Mire hit 112 off 96 balls as Zimbabwe reached 322-4 to pass Sri …

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ICC confirms plans for World XI series in Pakistan

LONDON (AFP) – Plans for the full resumption of international cricket in Pakistan moved forward Friday when the sport s global governing body said it wanted to send a World XI to the country later this year. With the exception of Zimbabwe s tour two …

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Ireland and Afghanistan become Test nations: ICC

Ireland and Afghanistan have both been awarded Test match status, the International Cricket Council announced Thursday. The move, which means the two countries become full members of the ICC, cricket’s global governing body, expands the number of Test-playing nations from 10 to 12. Both countries …

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Sarfraz Ahmed to be appointed as Test captain: reports

Pakistan ODI captain and triumphant leader of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Sarfraz Ahmed, is now being considered for Test captaincy. He impressed not only the entire nation but cricket pundits all over the world with his skillful decision making during the pressure situations. Reports …

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