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Pakistan team leave for England tour 

LAHORE: Pakistan team left for its tour of England, Ireland and Scotland on Sunday. Pakistan Cricket Board stated that Mohammad Amir could not join the squad as he has not been issued British visa. The side will play one Test against Ireland, a tw0-match Test series against England and two Twenty20 Internationals against Scotland from…

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Sarfraz has high hopes for young Pakistan in England Tests

Lahore: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Saturday he had high hopes for his young and inexperienced side on their tough twin tours of Ireland and England starting this month. The 16-member squad fly early Monday and after two side games against county teams in England will play a one-off Test against Ireland at Dublin…

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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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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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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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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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Afghanistan beat Ireland to qualify for World Cup 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe: Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets on Friday to qualify for the Cricket World Cup. Asghar Stanikzai hit an invaluable 39 not out off 29 balls to guide the Afghans to 213 for five in reply to Ireland’s 209/7. Afghanistan clinched the final spot after holding their nerve in the final Super Six…

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CWC 19 Qualifiers: Powell century helps West Indies beat Ireland

HARARE: West Indies batsman Rovman Powell said his side are focused on winning all their World Cup qualifying games, after his century led them to victory over Ireland on Saturday. Powell’s maiden one-day international ton dragged the Windies from a difficult position to beat Ireland in Harare and reach the Super Six stage of qualifying….

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Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May

NEWS DESK: Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws, a highly sensitive issue in the traditionally devoutly Catholic country, reported AFP. Leo Varadkar, who as the country’s youngest ever prime minister is regarded as relatively liberal on social issues, made the announcement late Monday, accepting it…

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U19 World Cup: Determined Ireland beat Afghanistan in thriller

Ireland caused something of an upset at the Cobham Oval on Saturday (20 January) seeing off Group D’s early pace-setters Afghanistan in their final league game. Their victory was met with chilling silence from the sizeable contingent of Afghanistan fans who had gathered for a bit of weekend entertainment, but this was a remarkable, fighting…

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Afghanistan demolish Ireland in first ODI

IRELAND 100/all out in 31.4 overs Afghanistan won by 138 runs END OF OVER:31 | 3 Runs | IRE: 95/9 (144 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.06, RRR: 7.57) END OF OVER:30 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | IRE: 92/9 (147 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.06, RRR: 7.35) END OF OVER: 29…

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Europe cheers Brexit bank verdict, on tenterhooks over Ireland

LONDON: European shares opened slightly higher on Tuesday as the Bank of England deemed that UK lenders could deal with a “disorderly” Brexit, while the dollar held steady ahead of a confirmation hearing for Federal Reserve chair nominee Jerome Powell. The FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 index of top European shares was up 0.3 percent, supported by financials, although…

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Ireland to play debut Test match against Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Ireland will play their inaugural Test match against Pakistan next year at Malahide in May. Stormont in Belfast and Bready in Derry/Londonderry were also options for May 11 to 15 Test, but Malahide was considered the frontrunner and the Dublin venue has now been confirmed as hosts. Ireland, who have been playing one-day internationals…

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Pakistani cricketers among worst paid in world cricket: report

ISLAMABAD: A report by a cricketing website stated that Pakistani cricketers are one of the worst paid in world cricket. The report stated that Pakistani cricketers, in the top-tier contract grade, are being paid less than Irish cricketers. It also claimed that the cricket boards of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are paying lower than their Pakistani…

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Hurricane Ophelia: Storm kills three in Ireland as high winds wreak havoc

NEWS DESK: Three people have been killed in Ireland as ex-hurricane Ophelia swept through the country at speeds of up to 96mph, downing trees, ripping off rooftops and causing widespread disruption, reported The Independent. Hundreds of thousands of people lost power and government offices, infrastructure, schools and workplaces were closed, as forecasters warned of “potential…

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Powerful Hurricane Ophelia heads toward Ireland, UK

NEWS DESK: Hurricane Ophelia strengthened as it marched toward Ireland, where it’s forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rains this week, reported CNN. The Category 3 hurricane had sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (115 mph) as it passed east of the Azores early Sunday. Ophelia will have big impacts for the British…

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Cricket: Ireland to make Test debut v Pakistan in 2018

Ireland will play their first ever Test match against Pakistan on home soil next May, the country’s cricket chiefs announced on Thursday. Afghanistan and Ireland became full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June, taking the number of countries who play the five-day format of the game from 10 to 12. Since then…

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Ireland to hold abortion referendum in 2018

Ireland announced it will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion in almost all cases — just a few weeks before Pope Francis visits. The government is also planning votes to remove Ireland’s anti-blasphemy law and to reduce the time couples must spend apart before divorcing. Prime Minister…

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Video: President Trump flirts with Irish reporter

WASHINGTON: A video of President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is evoking quite a vitriolic reaction on Twitter after the billionaire was seen openly flirting with an Irish reporter in the clip.  President Donald Trump is known to be awkward when it comes to his behaviour. His awkward handshakes, embraces and remarks…

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