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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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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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