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ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup

The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In their video messages, which are available here for free download and editorial use, ICC Director, Mr Giles Clarke, and ICC Chief Executive, Mr David Richardson, have thanked…

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ICC to allocate cricket event to Pakistan in couple of years: David Richardson

LAHORE: International Cricket Council Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed the hope that Pakistan will be allocated an ICC approved event in a couple of years as security situation has improved a lot in the country. “It will be a gradual process to bring back international cricket and the ICC events in Pakistan , first…

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Here is what ICC CEO said about future cricketing events in Pakistan

LAHORE: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) David Richardson has said that more tournaments will be staged in the country if the law and order situations remains peaceful. He made the statement in a media briefing in Lahore alongside Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi. Richardson said that security is…

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ICC chairman welcomes return of international cricket to Pakistan

LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar has welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup commencing from Tuesday here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Shashank Manohar, in a statement made available on Monday, said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosts…

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ICC chairman welcomes return of International cricket to Pakistan

The ICC Chairman has today welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup taking place in Lahore this week. Mr Shashank Manohar said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the PCB hosts a World XI in Lahore for three T20 International games. It has been a long…

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Aleem Dar overjoyed to be umpire in first T20 at home

LAHORE: Pakistan’s most respected and distinguished cricket Umpire Aleem Dar on Monday said that standing in his first T20 international at home is going to be a memorable feeling as he has never supervised a T20 match in his own country. “It is going to be a different event as it has its own significance…

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World XI happy to tour Pakistan: Darren Sammy

ISLAMABAD: West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy, who is a member of the World XI team touring Pakistan, has said that the whole squad is happy to visit Pakistan. He made the statement in an interview to a news agency. Sammy said, “I briefed them about my experience in Lahore during the Pakistan Super League (PSL)…

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International cricket coming back to Pakistan due to PCB’s efforts: Najam Sethi

NEWS DESK: Calling the World XI cricket series a historic feat for Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairperson Najam Sethi lauded the efforts of the board as well as International Cricket Council (ICC) Task Force Chairperson Giles Clarke. “Players know this is not just a visit,” said Sethi while addressing a press conference in Lahore…

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ICC officials visit Gaddafi Stadium for World XI tour security

LAHORE: 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 the Gaddafi Stadium while the team will arrive in Pakistan on…

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Bangladesh reach 253-6 despite Lyon’s five wickets

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed five wickets on a turning pitch but Bangladesh fought back to reach 253-6 at stumps on the opening day of the second Test. Lyon decimated Bangladesh’s top order with four consecutive lbws before Sabbir Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim put on 105 for the sixth wicket to steady the hosts in…

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Azhar ranked 7th in ICC Test Rankings

DUBAI: Azhar Ali is the only Pakistani player in the top 10 of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings announced on Thursday. Azhar stands on 7th position with 769 points with an average of 46.86. Meanwhile, Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope have attained career-best positions in the Rankings after performances in Leeds that helped…

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World XI tour to give new identity to Pakistan cricket: Zaheer Abbas

LAHORE: Former cricket captain, Zaheer Abbas said on Monday that the tour of ICC World XI will give new identity to Pakistan cricket and will serve as an effective medium for the resumption of international cricket in the country. “It is a new beginning of international cricket in Pakistan after a long gap and definitely…

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‘Wonderful to see’ cricket returning to Pakistan: Graeme Smith

ISLAMABAD: Former South African captain and the head coach of T20 Global League team Benoni Zalmi has said that he is happy to see international cricket returning to Pakistan. Talking to a private news channel, the veteran cricketer noted that Pakistani cricket has suffered a lot and that it is good to see that fans…

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Is Afridi missing Indian players?

LAHORE: Prolific Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has said that it would have been great if Indian players were in the World XI squad which will be touring Pakistan next month. He made the statement in his tweet on Friday. Afridi tweeted that he was really pleased that Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket International Cricket…

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ICC welcomes World XI tour of Pakistan

The International Cricket Council has welcomed the World XI’s tour of Pakistan following the naming of the team who will travel to Lahore in September and confirmation that the three game series will go ahead. Mr Giles Clarke, the ICC Director who has served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Task Team since 2009, was…

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Du Plessis to captain World XI in Pakistan tour

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been named captain of the World XI team that is set to tour Pakistan next month for a three-match T20 series. The International Cricket Council (ICC) agreed to support the series in a bid to help revive international cricket in Pakistan. The ICC World XI and Pakistan…

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Sri Lanka keen to visit Pakistan for T20I series in Sept

ISLAMABAD: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president and Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) development committee’s chairman, Thilanga Sumathipala has stated that Sri Lanka will be ready to tour Pakistan for at least one T20I in Lahore “if all logistical and operational plans fall in place”. It will be Sri Lanka’s first visit since their bus was attacked…

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Ashwin hails India’s rise to top Test ranking

Ravichandran Ashwin, who will play his 50th Test against Sri Lanka this week, on Monday hailed India’s rebuilding effort to become the number one Test side. The 30-year-old Ashwin will be one of India’s key players in the match starting in Galle on Wednesday, the first of three Tests. Ashwin believes life has come  full…

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Herath overtakes Ashwin to reach 2nd spot in test bowlers’ rankings

DUBAI: Sri Lankan left arm spinner Rangana Herath overtook India’s Ravichandran Ashwin to move to second place in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings. He improved in the Test rankings after taking his eighth 10-wicket haul to help his side beat Zimbabwe by four wickets in the one-off Test match. He leads Ashwin by 32 points…

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Sri Lanka paceman Eranga cleared to bowl after ban

COLOMBO: Shaminda Eranga’s bowling action was found to be legal and the paceman has been cleared to resume playing for Sri Lanka more than a year after he was banned, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. Eranga was reported during the second test against England at Chester-le-Street in May 2016 and was barred from…

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WATCH: Student celebrates graduation in Hasan Ali style

A student celebrated his graduation in Hasan Ali style and his celebration and the video of his celebration was posted on Twitter. International Cricket Council (ICC) also shared the celebration of the micro-blogging website.

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