Thursday, 22 February 2018


Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB’s brand ambassador


LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed ex-cricketer and fast bowler as Advisor to Chairman Najam Sethi on Cricket/Brand Ambassador of the board. Sethi tweeted, “Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB”. Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador ...

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Ben Stokes arrives to join England teammates


AUCKLAND: No minutes are quite so egalitarian as those endured between disembarking an international flight and making it to the arrivals hall, as Ben Stokes learnt on Friday. Travelling without the privileges of a foreign dignitary or a rock star, England’s returning all-rounder spent the better part of an hour ...

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Australia beat Black Caps in record-breaking chase

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AUCKLAND: Opening batsman D’Arcy Short anchored a high-powered Australian batting order to produce the highest successful run chase in T20 international to beat New Zealand by five wickets in their tri-series clash at Eden Park on Friday. Short, who started his innings with several edges and false shots that went for ...

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England batsman Rikki Wessels join PSL

Nottinghamshire's Riki Wessels during the LV=County Championship

LAHORE: All rounder Umaid Asif will join Peshawar Zalmi as cover for fast bowler Hasan Ali who is recovering from an ankle injury. England batsman Rikki Wessels will join Peshawar Zalmi as the seventh foreign player in place of Evin Lewis. Wessels joins at the back of a successful Natwest T20 ...

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Ishant Sharma joins Sussex

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LONDON: Ishant Sharma has decided to join English County for the first time in his career. The Indian Test specialist has signed up for County side Sussex. With the IPL set to take place from April 7 to May 27 and no Test matches scheduled for India immediately after that, ...

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After Dhaka now Mirpur pitch rated below average by ICC


MIRPUR: For the second time in as many Tests, pitch preparation in Bangladesh has come under the microscope after another ‘below average’ rating from the International Cricket Council. Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium has received a ‘below average’ rating from the ICC for the pitch used in the second Test between ...

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Ben Stokes due in court for first time after nightclub incident

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LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to appear in court for the first time on Tuesday after being charged with affray following an incident outside a nightclub that cost him his place on the Ashes tour. The 26-year-old all-rounder, who missed the trip to Australia after being suspended from ...

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Lord’s to host Windies vs ICC World XI fundraising T20I


LONDON: Cricket West Indies (CWI), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have joined hands to hold a Twenty20 International at Lord’s on Thursday, 31 May 2018, to help raise funds for two stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. The ...

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Lack of preparation cost Pakistan on New Zealand tour: Afridi


BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and team management for their lack of preparation for the New Zealand tour. The Men in Green had a tough time Down Under, where they lost six consecutive matches before finishing the tour on a ...

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