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India, Sri Lanka set for thrilling Test finale

Colombo – Virat Kohli’s buoyant India will chase their first series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years when the third and decisive final Test starts in Colombo on Friday. The tourists thrashed the hosts by 278 runs in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Monday to level the series

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Doha/Qatar to host Pakistan Twenty20 league

Doha – Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar is poised to move into the lucrative international Twenty20 cricket market as the venue for the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL), officials said Tuesday. The head of the Qatar Cricket Association, Gul Khan told AFP there was a “70 percent” chance Doha would ho...

Ashes to dashes as England and Australia fail Test exam

London – One of the charms of Test cricket is that a match scheduled to last five days allows for the possibility of a fightback, even if a team falls behind early on. It was a charm, however, completely lacking from the 2015 Ashes, which ended with England winning the five-match series 3-2 despite Austral...

ICC cannot revive Indo-Pak cricket ties, says Abbas

Lahore (Pakistan) – Zaheer Abbas, the president of cricket’s governing body, said Monday his organisation could not intervene to revive regular matches between India and Pakistan after the two countries cancelled high-level talks last weekend. The arch-rivals were tentatively scheduled to play their first ...

Lehmann bats away Warne criticism over Siddle pick

London – Australia coach Darren Lehmann has dismissed criticism from Shane Warne that the selectors made a mistake in only picking Peter Siddle for the fifth and final Ashes Test against England. Siddle, playing his first match of the series, was far and away Australia’s best bowler at The Oval, taking fou...

England rest Root for Australia T20 and ODIs

London – England have rested Ashes-winning star batsman Joe Root from their squads for both the upcoming lone Twenty20 international and five one-day internationals against Australia. Root, the Ashes player of the series after his 460 runs played a central role in England’s 3-2 win over the five Tests, has...

Strauss wants Bell to carry on with England

London – England managing director Andrew Strauss has urged Ian Bell to continue his Test career if he still has the desire to play international cricket. Bell, a 33-year-old veteran of 115 Tests, is now the senior member of the England side and has been on the winning side in five Ashes campaigns. But spe...

ICC lifts ban on Muhammad Asif, Salman Butt

LAHORE – International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced lifting of ban on cricketers Muhammad Asif and Salman Butt who were involved in the spot-fixing saga of 2010. ICC announced a relaxation in the term of the bans of the banned players, reducing it by 5 years. Following the relaxation, both players w...

1st Test: Seven-star Herath spins Sri Lanka to dramatic win

Galle (Sri Lanka) – Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath grabbed seven wickets as Sri Lanka stunned India by 63 runs in a thrilling first Test in Galle on Saturday. The tourists, set a victory target of 176 runs, were skittled for 112 in their second innings after lunch on the fourth day to give Sri

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I will always have the desire and passion to play for my country: Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal’s recent excellent batting form was a key factor in Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel’s triumph in the 2015 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as they lifted the title for the first time in the history of that competition. Despite a decent domestic record, sound match winning performances...

It is heart-breaking to still be out of the team after making so many comebacks...

Known for his dogged determination at the batting crease and his distinctive batting style, twenty-nine year old Fawad Alam, made his ODI debut for Pakistan in May 2007. Despite having played a total of 3 Test matches with a highest score of 168 and 38 ODIs in which he has scored 966 runs with a

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Gunman fires on Pakistan cricket legend Akram’s car

Karachi – Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram said Wednesday he was lucky to escape unscathed when a gunman opened fire at his car after a traffic collision. Akram, one of the best left-arm fast bowlers ever to play the game, was on his way to coach at a training camp at the city’s National Stadium

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Wasim confident in Pakistan’s fast bowling reserves

Karachi – Pace legend Wasim Akram said Saturday he was confident Pakistan’s pool of young fast bowling talent would secure their future as he prepared to train a group of budding bowlers. “Pakistan has enormous talent,” said Wasim at the launch of the 13-day camp under the Pakistan Cricket Board. “Talent k...

Pakistan win a T20 thriller against Sri Lanka

Colombo – Shahid Afridi and Anwar Ali played key roles as Pakistan ended a successful tour of Sri Lanka with a thrilling one-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 international in Colombo on Saturday. Full Scorecard: 2nd T20 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Colombo 1st August 2015 Pakistan recovered from 40-5 in t...

2nd T20 Preview: After Tests, ODIs Pakistan confident to seal the T20 series

Pakistan will be itching to apply finishing touches to what has been the most memorable and satisfying cricket tour for the team in recent times. The performance in this tour must have given them immense self belief. They have won the test and ODI series. Now, they are a single win away from clean-sweeping...

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