Monday, 23 April 2018

Tag Archives: Lahore

World XI visit is much more than a cricket tour: Faf du Plessis

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World XI coach Andy Flower poses for a picture with skipper Du Plessis LAHORE: South African Test and T20 Captain Faf du Plessis, who is leading the World XI squad in the Independence Cup 2017, said that the international cricketers on his team were “playing for something bigger than the ...

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World Eleven Players Arrive in Lahore Amid Unprecedented Security

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LAHORE: In what could be the beginning of international cricket resuming in strife-torn Pakistan, a World Eleven side landed in Lahore on Sunday night for a Twenty20 series against the hosts. An unprecedented security greeting the side, to be led by South African captain Faf du Plessis, at the Allama Iqbal ...

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For the greater good of Pakistan cricket: Sammy

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DUBAI: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes that the World XI’s tour of Pakistan next week will be for the greater good of the country and is glad that they can play a significant part in international cricket returning to Pakistan. After the absence of international cricket for years ...

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Grant Elliott: Going to Lahore will feel like home

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LAHORE: Rated currently as one of the top Twenty20 (T20) specialists in the world, the 38-year-old Grant Elliott has been a popular figure at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and most recently led Birmingham Bears to the final of the Natwest T20 Blast tournament. With over 2,000 runs to his ...

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Amir Khan ‘at peace in Pakistan’

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LAHORE: British boxer Amir Khan has said that he felt ‘at peace in Pakistan following issues within the family. Amir and his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, split in a bitter public row on Twitter earlier this month, which appears to be getting only uglier with time. According to a solicitor, Faryal, ...

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Pakistan series good for cricket: Ben Cutting

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BRISBANE Heat allrounder Ben Cutting hopes the upcoming World XI versus Pakistan series in Lahore can pave the way for the return of regular international cricket in Pakistan. Zimbabwe have been the only Test-playing nation to tour Pakistan since a Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by gunmen in March ...

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Trying to help Pakistan is important for cricket: Paul Collingwood

Paul-Collingwood

LONDON: There are lots of reasons why I’m looking forward to playing in the World XI T20 tour of Lahore. Hopefully this can be a significant step in helping Pakistan host international fixtures again after eight years of playing in other countries, including their home series in the United Arab ...

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ICC’s security team reaches Lahore to assess security arrangements

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LAHORE: In order to review the security arrangements for international cricketing stars visiting the country to play a three-match series against Pakistan – Independence Cup 2017, to be played on September 12, 13 and 15 at the Gaddafi Stadium – International Cricket Council’s (ICC) two-member special security team arrived in ...

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Wonderful to see cricket returning to Pakistan: Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith

LONDON: Former South African captain and the head coach of T20 Global League team Benoni Zalmi has said that he is happy to see international cricket returning to Pakistan. Talking to a private news channel, the veteran cricketer noted that Pakistani cricket has suffered a lot and that it is ...

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Excited to be visiting Pakistan for World XI series: Amla

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CAPE TOWN: While cricket fans in Pakistan eagerly await arrival of World XI players in Lahore next month, members of the star-studded squad are just as excited to play in front of a packed crowd at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Legendary batsman, Hashim Amla, is one of them, and he cannot ...

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