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Australia in no hurry to appoint coach, team leadership

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) will not be hurried into making a decision on their new coach and captain and vice-captain for their one-day side until the team for their tour of England is named, board chairman David Peever said on Friday. CA are looking for a new coach for the men’s team after Darren Lehmann stepped…

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English cricket plans new 100 balls a side tournament

London: The England and Wales Cricket Board have proposed a 100-balls-a-side format for a new domestic competition that will start in 2020. It had been thought that the eight team men’s and women’s competitions, due to involve city-based sides rather than the traditional 18 first-class counties, would have a standard 20-overs per side format. But…

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Fawad Alam ‘disappointed’ over non-selection in Test team

LAHORE: Cricketer Fawad Alam expressed his disappointment over not being selected for the tour of England, Ireland and Scotland. Pakistan announced its 16-member squad for the upcoming tour which includes five uncapped players. “I was disappointed over not being picked in the Test side,” Fawad said. “I will continue to perform in domestic cricket.” The…

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Pakistan team to depart for England tour on Monday

LAHORE: Pakistan will depart for its tour of England, Ireland and Scotland on Monday. Pakistan will play two Test matches against England, a one-off Test versus Ireland and two Twenty20 Internationals against Scotland. The test match between Pakistan and Ireland will be played at Dublin from 11th to 15th May. The Test series between Pakistan…

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India’s Kohli keen on county stint ahead of England tour

New Delhi: Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India’s tour of the country later this year. The Indian skipper — the second-ranked Test batsman in the world and the best in one-day internationals — had an uncharacteristically ordinary spell during the…

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Pakistan pick Imam-ul-Haq for England, Ireland series

LAHORE: Pakistan have selected former cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq’s nephew Imam-ul-Haq for the upcoming tours of England and Ireland scheduled to take place this summer.   Pakistan announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming tour of England and Ireland on Sunday. “The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and…

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Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf poised to make Test debuts

By Shoaib Jatt LAHORE: Fakhar Zaman and Faheem Ashraf are poised to make their Test debut in the upcoming series against Ireland and England that is slated to take place in May and June.   According to sources, selectors are scheduled to name a 16-member Test squad for the England series on Sunday. Fakhar Zaman…

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Pakistan wins third medal in Commonwealth Games 2018

GOLD COAST: Pakistan won its third medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 on Thursday. Mohammad Bilal defeated George Ramm of England 6-1 to win the bronze medal in 57-kg wrestling. The Pakistani athlete scored two points in the first round and four points in the second. The British wrestler could only win a single…

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Training camp for England, Ireland tours begins

LAHORE: Pakistan team’s training camp for the upcoming tours of England and Ireland began on Wednesday. Pakistan will play two Tests against England and a Test match against Ireland in summer this year. The coaches are working hard to improve the fitness along with batting, bowling and fielding of the players. ICC one-day team of…

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Pakistan eliminated from Commonwealth Games 2018 hockey

QUEENSLAND: Pakistan were eliminated from the hockey event in the Commonwealth Games 2018. The green shirts had played three matches and did not win a single fixture. Their matches with Wales, India and England ended in draw. They will play their last match against Malaysia on Wednesday. Pakistan has put on a poor show in…

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Leg-spinner Yasir Shah ruled out for Pakistan’s Ireland, England tours

LAHORE: Pakistan suffered a stinging setback Monday ahead of their Test tours of Ireland and England after key leg-spinner Yasir Shah was ruled out with a hip bone injury. The 31-year-old has been key to Pakistan’s Test wins since 2014, having taken 165 wickets in 28 Test matches. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq confirmed the spinner will…

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PCB to test fitness before England tour  

LAHORE: The fitness test of Pakistan team for the tour of England and Ireland will begin from Monday. The Pakistan Cricket Board’s selection committee has called 25 players for the two-day test. The cricketers arrived at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy on Sunday. Players will be fined in case of failure. Pakistan will play two Tests…

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Pakistan hold England to a draw

QUEENSLAND: The Commonwealth Games 2018 hockey match between Pakistan and England ended in a 2-2 draw. Mohammad Irfan Jr. put Pakistan ahead as he scored in the 32nd minute. Mark Gleghorne put England back on terms in the 34th minute. The side took the lead as Samuel Ward scored in the 51st minute. Mubashar Ali…

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Pakistan invites England cricket team back after 13 years

Islamabad: Pakistan’s interior minister has invited the England cricket team to tour the country for the first time since 2005, after a successful visit by the West Indies amid improved security boosted hopes of an international revival. A visit by a major Test-playing nation such as England would be hugely significant, in terms of both…

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New Zealand win series as second test drawn vs England

CHRISTCHURCH: Gritty tailenders Ish Sodhi and Neil Wagner held out for a dramatic draw in the second Test on Tuesday to give New Zealand the series 1-0 and extend England’s dismal away record. England were just four wickets from victory when the second new ball was taken before tea but they could only prise out…

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Legendary Viv Richards hopes World Cup spot to boost Windies cricket

Legendary batsman Viv Richards said West Indian cricket will benefit from qualifying for the World Cup, and that it would have been a huge blow had they not made it to England in 2019. The West Indies — whose fortunes have plummeted in recent years — were in danger of missing out after the International…

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March 25: The day Pakistan won cricket world cup in 1992

KARACHI: Twenty six years ago today, Imran Khan’s cornered tigers had defeated team England to win Pakistan’s first World Cup in 1992. One of the members of 1992 World Cup winning squad Javed Miandad said they didn’t even dream of winning the world cup as his team was consecutively losing matches in the start of…

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Williamson hits tons record in rain-hit England Test

Auckland: Kane Williamson’s New Zealand-record 18th Test century brightened an otherwise wet and gloomy day two as the hosts tightened their grip on the first Test against England on Friday. Williamson’s 102 provided a rare moment of cheer on a truncated day when play was restricted to 23.1 overs with only 54 runs scored. The…

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England coach ’embarrassed’ at shocking collapse

Auckland: England coach Trevor Bayliss admitted he was “embarrassed” on Thursday after a collapse to 58 all out against New Zealand which left him struggling for answers. “It was a very poor effort today, it just simply wasn’t good enough,” Bayliss said, at the end of one of the worst days in England Test history….

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Ross Taylor’s heroic 181 helps New Zealand defeat England

DUNEDIN: Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor smashed an unbeaten 181 runs on Wednesday during the fourth ODI between New Zealand and England, levelling the series 2-2.  New Zealand were chasing a formidable 336-run target by England and all seemed lost as the home side were reeling at 2/2. In came Ross Taylor and a plethora of…

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Ali, Rashid spin England to dramatic win over New Zealand

Wellington: Moeen Ali was as surprised as anyone as he combined with Adil Rashid to plunder New Zealand’s batting stocks in England’s dramatic four-run victory in the third one-day international in Wellington on Saturday. Not even an unbeaten 112 by Kane Williamson could save New Zealand after their top order disappeared in Ali and Rashid’s…

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