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Umar Akmal back in spotlight with his off-field antics

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KARACHI: Just a day after Umar Akmal was declared unfit and was dropped from the national cricket team, a clip of him dancing with a female companion has proved that he may not be fit to play cricket, but he is in the perfect physical form to have a dance. ...

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Lahore Qalandars bidding for South African Cricket League

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Lahore Qalandars of Pakistan Super League (PSL) have shown interest in offering a bid for a franchise in proposed South African T20 league, crictracker reported on Tuesday. Reportedly, South Africa’s Global Destination League is set to roll out later this year. Lahore Qalandars are not the only team from the ...

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CHAMPIONS TROPHY: Amir aims to perform well against India

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BIRMINGHAM: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir said on Monday that whichever team manages to handle pressure well in the Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan will win the game. He said: “I bowled long spells in the West Indies tour. I am getting back my swing and my line and ...

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Umar Akmal to return from England

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LONDON: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been asked to return from England after he failed two fitness tests in two days, ahead of the Champions Trophy next month. The selectors are considering Umar Amin and Haris Sohail as replacements. “He has failed two fitness tests during the ongoing camp there ...

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Smith lauds youngsters for Pune IPL success

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HYDERABAD: Rising Pune Supergiant might be packed with cricketing heavyweights, but skipper Steve Smith Saturday credited the youngsters for the team s success in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament. Pune s Indian talent in Washington Sundar and Rahul Tripathi have won crucial games for the side that boasts of star players ...

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Pakistan can beat India in Champions Trophy: Inzamam

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BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has insisted that Pakistan’s target in the upcoming Champions Trophy is not only to beat India but also to win the coveted trophy. Pakistan, to be captained by wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed, will lock horns with India in their first match of the ...

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India call up Karthik for Champions Trophy after Pandey injury

Kanpur: Dinesh Karthik of the Gujarat Lions bats during an IPL match against Delhi Daredevils in Kanpur on Wednesday.  PTI Photo/Sportzpics(PTI5_10_2017_000298B)

NEW DEHLI: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been called up to India´s squad for next month´s Champions Trophy, replacing the injured Manish Pandey, the country´s cricket board (BCCI) said. Pandey sustained a left-side strain during a practice session with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Karthik ...

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Shahid Afridi back at Hampshire

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LONDON: Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi is to return for a third spell with Hampshire after signing to take part in this season’s English Twenty20 Blast, the south coast club announced Thursday. Boom Boom for his aggressive big-hitting, the 37-year-old is also a highly effective leg-spinner in cricket’s shortest format, with ...

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Suspended Nasir Jamshed threatens legal action against PCB

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LONDON: Suspended Test batsman Nasir Jamshed has threatened to take the Pakistan Cricket Board to court, alleging that the PCB has been trying to implicate him in a spot-fixing scandal by coercing fellow players to testify against him. Jamshed – a left-handed opener who played two Tests, 48 ODIs and ...

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India will have edge over Pakistan in Champions Trophy: Gayle

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LONDON: Chris Gayle said that India will have the edge when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a much anticipated upcoming Champions Trophy group match. The 37-year-old made it clear that both India and Pakistan are his favourites for winning the eight-nation tournament which starts from June 1 in England ...

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