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PCB must break out of its cocoon on Test captaincy

WHY are we so depressed over Pakistan’s recent drubbing Down Under? Seldom touring teams, particularly those from the Sub-continent, enjoy their time in Australia — where home team more often than not bring out their A-brand game. If Pakistan’s past shows on Aussie soil is any yardstick then a rational ...

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PSL trophy unveiling ceremony on 6th

LAHORE: The trophy unveiling ceremony of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Feb 6. Captains of the five participating teams, PSL chairman Najam Sethi, franchise owners and management would be present on the occasion and a news ...

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‘PCB to give fitting farewell to long-serving players’

LAHORE: Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Tuesday declared that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to give long-serving national team players a graceful farewell. Without specifically mentioning names, the batting legend said the players deserved it for the services they had rendered for Pakistan cricket. “It’s their right,” Inzamam said while ...

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Pakistan work their way through the daunting 370 run chase

Pakistan are currently at 139/1 in the fifth and final one-day international against Australia, at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Things initially seemed to go downhill for Pakistan as Azhar Ali departed for six in the third over but Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam are holding fort as Pakistan tackle ...

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Aussie player suffers brain bleed after hit

SYDNEY: Australian paceman Joe Mennie suffered a ‘minor brain bleed’ and fractured skull after a ball hit his head during training, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday. Mennie was bowling at a nets session with his Twenty20 Big Bash League team the Sydney Sixers in Brisbane on Monday when a ...

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Rafa roars again as Serena eyes dream final

MELBOURNE: A resurgent Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic to reach his first Grand Slam semi in three years at the Australian Open on Wednesday, as Serena Williams eyed a final with her sister Venus. Nadal hasn’t contested a major semi-final since he won the last of his 14 Grand Slam ...

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Pakistan seek Wahab’s World Cup inspiration in final ODI

ADELAIDE: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali calls on his team to channel Wahab Riaz’s World Cup spell to Shane Watson when the teams meet in the fifth and final One-day International at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. It’s nearly two years ago since Australia hosted a One day International at the ...

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No Pakistani hockey players in consideration for FIH awards

No Pakistani player has been nominated for the 2016 Hockey Stars Awards, to be held in Chandigarh, India on Feb 23. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday announced that for the first time in the sport’s history, an awards ceremony will take place to honour the best players, goalkeepers, ...

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Misbah to decide on retirement after PSL

Test skipper Misbah ul Haq has decided to use Pakistan Super League as an opportunity to assess his own performance and decide when to retire from international cricket, ESPNCricinfo reported Tuesday. “The idea is to assess myself how badly I want to play cricket,” he said while talking to ESPNCricinfo. ...

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Pakistan improves slightly to 116 rank on global corruption index

The annual Corruption Perceptions Index, released by Transparency International (TI), has ranked Pakistan number 116 of 176 countries that were included in the index for the year 2016. The rank indicates a ‘high’ level of corruption in the country. The index, which ranks countries on a scale of 0 (highly ...

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