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Bangladesh sacks coaches for not playing leg-spinners

DHAKA: Bangladesh has upped in the ante in its quest for a quality leg-spin bowler, with two domestic first-class coaches sacked for not fielding one in the National Cricket League. The unusual requirement was introduced as Bangladesh desperately look for a decent leggie for their national team as it struggles ...

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Shoaib Malik a better captaincy choice over Babar Azam, says Afridi

LONDON: Pakistan former captain Shahid Afridi believes that veteran batsman Shoaib Malik would have been a better T20I captaincy choice over Babar Azam, as ICC T20 World Cup 2020 approaches. “Babar Azam is no doubt the backbone of Pakistan batting line and a consistent performer for Pakistan, but I believe ...

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PCB sacks Sarfraz, names Azhar, Babar as Test, T20 captains

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sacked Sarfraz Ahmed as the national cricket team skipper across all formats while Azhar Ali and Babar Azam were named as new Test and T20 captains respectively. The cricket board has taken this decision to Sarfraz Ahmed’s drop in overall form, which has also ...

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Azhar Ali aims at improving team’s ranking

LONDON: Pakistan’s newly-appointed Test captain Azhar Ali has said that his main aim is to improve the team’s international ranking and turn make it a winning combination by displaying fearless cricket. Addressing his maiden press conference as Test captain here at Gaddafi Stadium, Azhar said: “There are a lot of ...

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Shoaib Malik signs for South African T20 franchise Jozi Stars

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join Johannesburg-based Jozi Stars for the latter stages of the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament this season. The franchise announced on Thursday that Malik would take over from West Indian Chris Gayle, the franchise s marquee overseas signing. Gayle is only available for the first ...

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PCB sacks Sarfraz Ahmed as captain across all formats

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has removed Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain from all formats, with immediate effect. The wicketkeeper-batsman has also been dropped from the side ahead of Australia tour and has been asked by the PCB to regain form in domestic cricket before, inorder to be a part ...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket at NCA

LAHORE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, visited the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and played cricket with Pakistan players and local kids participating in the British Council’s Dosti programme. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to National Cricket Academy #RoyalVisitPakistan pic.twitter.com/YjsDGv6Hjr — Pakistan Cricket ...

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UAE cricket captain charged with corruptio

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 qualifiers and admitted: “I have let everybody down”. Naveed was one of three UAE cricketers charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Batsman Shaiman Anwar and right-arm pace bowler Qadeer Ahmed have also ...

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Misbah ‘disappointed’ with Sarfaraz and co

LAHORE: Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq is not pleased with the players including skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, reportedly due to their unprofessional attitude towards training. According to sources privy to the matter, the players have purportedly not been training according to the plan prepared for them by Misbah. There ...

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