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Ben Stokes has been the biggest flop in IPL

LONDON: BEN STOKES, The most expensive overseas recruit has failed to deliver the goods with both bat and ball. The English all-rounder has looked a shadow of his former self having scored just 155 runs in eight innings while picking up just two wickets with the ball. Stokes‘ flop show coupled ...

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Moment of Irish delight ahead of historic first Test

DUBLIN: An unlikely venue at Malahide in Dublin will witness history when Ireland play their first Test match against the visiting Pakistan team from Friday. It has taken 18 years for a new Test playing nation to emerge after Bangladesh, who faced India in their debut Test way back in ...

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Younis Khan fulfills request of fan from New Zealand

WELLINGTON: Pakistan former captain Younis Khan has finally fulfilled his promise that he made to a 12-year-old fan from New Zealand, after teaching him about his batting technique. Two years ago, Felix Anderson, a fan from New Zealand, wrote a letter to Younis calling him one of his ‘biggest heroes,’ ...

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West Indies appoints Mushtaq Ahmed as bowling coach

JAMAICA: West Indies cricket team has appointed former Pakistani leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as new bowling coach, the agency representing Ahmed confirmed on Tuesday. The leg-spinner will join the West Indian team this month for a short-term appointment which can be turned into the long-term contract. After his retirement from international cricket, ...

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PCB to invite Ireland to tour Pakistan

MANCHESTER: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is interested in inviting the Ireland cricket team to tour Pakistan later this year. Ireland are set to play their first-ever Test against Pakistan, which will start from May 11 in Dublin. PCB chairman Najam Sethi will be present at the venue for the ...

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Shadab Khan accomplishes new feats on English soil

LONDON: Shadab Khan turned the heads yet again, picking up 10 wickets for his side against Northampshire, as Pakistan cruised to a nine wickets victory in their second tour game. With an impressive tally of 10 for 157, Shadab also etched new records as the 19-year-old became the youngest leg-spinner ...

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Pakistan secure victory against Northamptonshire

Mohammad Abbas took three of the five Northants wickets to fall on day four   LONDON: Asad Shafiq increased his overnight hundred before Pakistan were given a solid workout in the field by Northamptonshire on Sunday’s third day of their final warm-up match ahead of next week’s Test against Ireland. ...

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Surrey announce signing of Virat Kohli

LONDON: English county Surrey has signed Indian skipper Virat Kohli for their matches in June. Kohli will be seen in action during the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London one-day tournament, British news agency Sky Sports reported. “It has long been an ambition of mine to play county cricket and ...

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Umar Akmal makes serious allegations against Waqar Younis

LAHORE: Lashing out at Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s controversial middle order batsman Umar Akmal has said that the former coach forced him to do wicket-keeping in Test matches and on refusal was threatened to be thrown out of the team. “Talking about Pakistan cricket team, I accept that I refused to ...

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Family the focus for banned Warner after tampering scandal

SYDNEY: Disgraced cricketer David Warner said he was humbled by the support received following the cheating scandal that rocked the sport, with the feisty opener refocused on his family. Warner was considered the mastermind behind the plan to use sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test in ...

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