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World XI tour is about more than just cricket, says ICC’s Giles Clarke

The Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) Task Force on Pakistan Giles Clarke on Monday congratulated the Pakistani people over the revival of cricket in the country and said, “It is not just cricket, but much much more than that”. Clarke was addressing a press …

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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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Amir Khan and Faryal agree to split, boxer accuses wife of cheating on him

DUBAI-UNS: Boxer Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom have confirmed on Twitter that they have agreed to split as the boxer accused his wife of cheating on him. In a series of tweets, the British-Pakistani boxer was apparently quite furious with his wife Faryal Makhdoom. …

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