Monday, 21 October 2019

Cricket

Karachi in line to host next PSL final

KARACHI is in line to host the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final next year in what would be the city’s highest-profile game in nearly a decade. PCB chairman Najam Sethi revealed at the league’s draft in Lahore, that they have “made a commitment” to hold it in Karachi. If it ...

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Peshawar Zalmi retains Darren Sammy as captain

Peshawar Zalmi have retained their skipper Darren Sammy for the consecutive second time in Pakistan Super League 2018, the franchise announced on Saturday. It should be noted here that Zalmi won the second installment of the league last year in leadership of Indies Sammy. Owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi ...

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BPL: Afridi’s all-round show crushes Sylhet Sixers

Shahid Afridi’s all-round performance powered Dhaka Dynamites to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sylhet Sixers on Saturday. Dhaka chased down an easy target of 102 runs, scoring 106 for 2 in 7.5 overs where Evin Lewis played an unbeaten quick-innings of 44* off 18 balls, including two boundaries and five ...

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From hunted to hunter: The meteoric rise of Hasan Ali

LAHORE: It was February 2016, and the Pakistan Super League was in its inaugural season. The Peshawar Zalmi had just lost a match, and an unknown cricketer by the name of Hasan Ali was sent to the post match press conference to answer questions. In a way, he was a ...

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Sharjeel appeal against spot-fixing ban rejected

LAHORE: An appeal by fast-rising Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan against a five-year ban over spot-fixing was rejected this week with his lawyer vowing to challenge the decision in a higher court. Sharjeel , 28, was banned for five years, two-and-a-half of them suspended, in August following an investigation by a ...

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James Anderson replaces Stokes as England vice-captain

LONDON: James Anderson has been named as England’s Test vice-captain. He will act as Joe Root’s deputy in Australia for as long as Ben Stokes remains unavailable. Anderson, 35, is the leader of the bowling attack and, although he does not have much experience of captaincy, one of the squad’s ...

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Inzamam joins Lahore Qalandars as adviser

LAHORE: Pakistan Chief Selector and former team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has become part of Lahore Qalandar, a franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL), as an adviser to mentor the young players. In a press talk, Rana Fawad, chairman of Lahore Qalandars, welcomed Haq, saying the new induction will provide guidance to ...

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Virat Charges an Astronomical Amount for Each Instagram Post

NEW DELHI: Indian captain Virat Kohli’s appeal as a bankable brand has been on the upswing ever since he became the first citizen of Indian cricket, taking over captaincy in all formats from MS Dhoni at the beginning of the year. Kohli is also one of the most followed athletes ...

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Pakistan at top spot in ICC T20I rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan took the top spot with 124 points in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International Team rankings released here on Wednesday. With the recent series loss to India, New Zealand, who were at the top, have slipped from 125 to 120 points, with Pakistan taking the top spot. ...

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