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Iqbal Imam appointed Pakistan women’s team batting coach

Iqbal Imam appointed Pakistan women’s team batting coach

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday appointed former first-class cricketer Iqbal Imam as Pakistan women’s cricket team’s batting coach for next month’s ICC Women’s Championship fixture against South Africa. The appointment has been made in light of the PCB’s vision and strategy to invest further into women’s cricket and to help the women batters improve on their overall ...

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IPL 2019: Warner cautious of getting ‘Mankaded’ by Ashwin

IPL 2019: Warner cautious of getting ‘Mankaded’ by Ashwin

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner was extra cautious while Ravichandran Ashwin operated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday night, deliberately dragging his bat inside the safe zone to avoid getting ‘Mankaded.’ The incident happened during the IPL match played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. Warner, who was at the non-striker’s end, kept dragging his bat ...

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LHC orders to remove cricketer Nasir Jamshed from ECL

LHC orders to remove cricketer Nasir Jamshed from ECL

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities to remove name of tainted cricketer Nasir Jameshed from Exit Control List (ECL). Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had banned Nasir Jamshed from cricket for 10 years in 2018 after finding him guilty in spot fixing scandal during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). A application against government’s ...

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Pakistan to select best team for World Cup 2019: Sarfraz

Pakistan to select best team for World Cup 2019: Sarfraz

ISLAMABAD:Captain Pakistan cricket team Sarfraz Ahmad on Sunday said best team would be selected consisting of top in-form players for the World Cup 2019. It was the dream of every captain to win a world cup for his country, he said, hoping that Pakistan would play in the final of the mega event. In an interview with a private news ...

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IPL not ideal yardstick but little choice for India selectors

IPL not ideal yardstick but little choice for India selectors

India captain Virat Kohli does not want performance at the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) to determine team composition for this year’s World Cup but selectors have little choice after a series of candidates failed to nail down the number four slot. Twice 50-over champions India have an otherwise settled batting line-up with a formidable top order consisting of Rohit ...

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Naib made Afghanistan ODI captain ahead of World Cup

Naib made Afghanistan ODI captain ahead of World Cup

KABUL: Afghanistan replaced long-serving One-day International captain Asghar Afghan with Gulbadin Naib on Friday, less than two months before this year’s 50-over World Cup in England and Wales. Afghan, 31, took over the team’s captaincy in 2015 after Mohammad Nabi had stepped down following the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Under his leadership, the war-torn South Asian country ...

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Sarfraz Nawaz Iqbal question logic behind resting top cricketers

Sarfraz Nawaz Iqbal question logic behind resting top cricketers

LAHORE: Former Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz as well as member of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports Iqbal Mohammad Ali have slam­med the policy of the Pakis­tan Cricket Board (PCB) and national selectors to rest top Pakistani cricketers for the tough One-day series against Australia and added that the series could have served as ideal preparation for the ...

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PCB working on provincial-based domestic cricket model with six teams

PCB working on provincial-based domestic cricket model with six teams

LAHORE: After failing to convince the patron-in-chief of Pakistan Cricket Board, Prime Minister Imran Khan over the proposed model of domestic cricket structure which comprised eight regional teams at the top and as many regional sides in the Grade-II and with a sponsorship role for the departments, the PCB think-tank has decided to formulate a new model on provincial basis ...

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