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Umar Akmal got at least seven chances to improve his fitness: PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hit back at batsman Umar Akmal over his statements regarding his omission from the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad. In a press release, Umar was given as many as seven chances to improve his fitness and match the standards of his teammates as laid out by the team management….

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Hasan Ali reminds me of my younger days: Waqar Younis

NEWS DESK Former head coach of Pakistan and fast bowler Waqar Younis is all praise for pacer Hasan Ali following his performance in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Samaa reported. Waqar Younis has said that Hasan Ali reminds him of his younger days. “I Love this kid Hassan Ali…he reminds me of my younger days,”…

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Fakhar Zaman goes from village pariah to ‘lord’

MARDAN: Fakhar Zaman was once banned from playing cricket in his village and beaten by his brothers because he was simply too good — but he has returned a hero after his starring role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win. His eyes bright, the tall 27-year-old posed for selfies and was garlanded with flowers as he…

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Video: Junaid Khan receives warm welcome

Bowler Junaid Khan, who was part of Pakistan’s victorious team that clinched the ICC Champions Trophy by outclassing arch-rivals in style, returned home to a rousing welcome on Wednesday. Junaid received warm reception by thousands of vociferous fans along with the pacer’s relatives soon after he reached the Swabi-interchange via Islamabad. A number of fans…

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Adam Craig Gilchrist and Sharjeel are my ideals: Fakhar Zaman

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman, who became overnight hero following his match-winning knock against India in the ICC Champions Trophy final, says former Australian cricketer Adam Craig Gilchrist and Pakistani batsman Sharjeel Khan are his ideal cricketers. He was speaking in Samaa’s program “Nadeem Malik Live”.

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Amnesty slams arrests following Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win over India

NEW YORK: A leading international human rights watchdog body has called for the immediate release of 19 people allegedly arrested across India following Pakistan’s victory in the ICC Champions Trophy. “These arrests are patently absurd, and the 19 men should be released immediately,” Amnesty International’s India programme director, Asmita Basu, said in a statement. “Even…

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Pakistan team being rewarded over Champions Trophy win

Pakistani cricketers are being rewarded by the leadership of the country following the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

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Greats lament ‘sad day’ as Kohli topples Kumble

NEW DELHI: Batting great Sunil Gavaskar lamented a “sad day” on Wednesday after Anil Kumble stepped down as India coach over a rift with captain Virat Kohli, leaving the hotseat vacant once again. Kumble said his position was “untenable” after Kohli questioned his leadership style and told the Indian board he had reservations about the…

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FIVE-STAR PAKISTAN

By: Omair Alavi  Last year they were in doubt for the Champions Trophy because of their pathetic performance; this year they are on top of the world due to a comeback that doesn’t happen every day. Pakistan Cricket Team stunned the world of Cricket by beating South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and finally India in…

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PAK vs IND: 10 memes to laugh yourselves silly with

LONDON: After Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to clinch their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title, 10 memes went viral over the internet. So sit back, relax and laugh yourselves silly with these memes:- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.  

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Sarfraz Ahmed thanks nation for support

LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has thanked the entire nation for their support to the team in the ICC Champions Trophy 2018, Samaa reported. In a video message, Sarfraz said that the atmosphere was good and was proud of the people supporting the team. He added, “Unbelievable moment and keep supporting again Pakistan. Thank You.”…

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‘Go celebrate in Pakistan’, Gambhir tells Kashmir’s Mirwaiz

MUMBAI: Indian cricket Gautam Gambhir told All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to celebrate Pakistan’s Champions Trophy 2017 win in Pakistan, Samaa reported. Farooq tweeted, “Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team Pakistan”. Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team…

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My son will bowl well against India: Hasan Ali’s mother

Mother of Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali has said that her son will bowl well in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final against India and will bring joy to the country before Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Video: Sarfraz, Kohli discuss team strategies before final

Pakistani captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said that his side will adapt an aggressive style to win the trophy while Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that there is no guarantee who will win the high octane ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final.

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Key questions about Pakistan, India final

LONDON: The game that always ‘stops two nations’ comes again to a third when title-holders India face Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at London’s Oval ground on Sunday. And the question millions of cricket fans around the world, possibly even a billion, are all asking is ‘which Pakistan will turn up?’. Will it be…

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Rishi Kapoor spews venom against Pakistan ahead of Champions Trophy final

MUMBAI: Indian actor Rishi Kapoor continue to spew venom against Pakistan on his Twitter ahead of Pak-India Champions Trophy 2017 final, Samaa reported. In a tweet, Kapoor had mockingly asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to send its cricket team to play the finals as they had send their hockey team or a kho kho…

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India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets to reach final

LIVE UPDATES INDIA 265/1 End of over 40 (5 runs) India 261/1 End of over 39 (7 runs) India 256/1 End of over 38 (10 runs) India 249/1 End of over 37 ( 10 runs) India 239/1 End of over 36 (5 runs) India 229/1 End of over 35 (6 runs) India 224/1 End of…

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We need to go one step further and never be satisfied: Arthur tells Pakistan

CARDIFF: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has insisted his side will not settle for simply reaching a Champions Trophy semi-final against England as he urged them to go “one step further”. Arthur’s men were the lowest-ranked side when this tournament featuring the world’s top eight one-day international (ODI) teams got underway. And their fans could have…

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ICC #CT17 Live Updates: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to secure semi-finals berth

LIVE UPDATES PAKISTAN 237/7 Scenes in Cardiff as Pakistan book their spot in the #CT17 semi-finals! 🇵🇰🎉#SLvPAK pic.twitter.com/qxruxycxKC — ICC (@ICC) June 12, 2017 Semi-finalists 👊#SLvPAK #CT17 pic.twitter.com/X7TXAeWa6l — ICC (@ICC) June 12, 2017 Malinga to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, he’s done it! End of over 44 (6 runs) Pakistan 226/7 End of over 43 (3…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs South Africa live updates

LONDON: India won the toss and chose to bowl in their Champions Trophy 2017 clash against South Africa at The Oval on Sunday, Samaa reported. The winner of today’s game will qualify for the semi final stage of the tournament. India has made one change to the playing 11 as Ravi Ashwin has replaced Umesh…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England beat Australia by 40 runs in rain-affected match

EDGBASTON: England beat Australia by 40 runs via the D/L method in a rain-hit match on Saturday.  England won the toss and chose to bowl in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match at Edgbaston. Both sides did not make any changes to their playing XI. Both of their earlier games were washed out due to rain….

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