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Former Test cricketer Imtiaz is no more

LAHORE: Imtiaz Ahmed, a member of the country’s first Test team, died in a Lahore hospital on Saturday after a brief illness, his family said. Imtiaz Ahmed, 88, featured in Pakistan’s first Test played in Delhi against India in October 1952 and went on to play 41 matches as a …

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Scintillating Shahzad powers HBL to final of one day cup

KARACHI: Ahmad Shahzad played perhaps the finest innings of his List A career to lead HBL to the final of the National One Day Cup tournament against SNGPL. The first semi-final was turned into a one-sided affair by Shahzad’s belligerence as his 166 — six sixes and 17 fours — …

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PSL vows to leave no room for corruption, honey traps

KARACHI: T20 leagues bring loads of excitement and business but as they grow they become prone to controversies, hence tainting the sport. The organisers of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are aware of the danger. From giving a reminder on anti-corruption to keeping a watchful eye …

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PCB invites West Indies to play two T20s in Pakistan in March

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited World T20 Champion West Indies to play two T20 matches in Pakistan in March 2017, said PCB Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi. Sethi told DawnNews on Saturday that the proposal was sent as a precondition in response to another invitation by West Indies asking …

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Scintillating Shahzad powers HBL to final of one day cup

KARACHI: Ahmad Shahzad played perhaps the finest innings of his List A career to lead HBL to the final of the National One Day Cup tournament against SNGPL. The first semi final was turned into a one-sided affair by Shahzad’s belligerence as his 166 six sixes and 17 fours made …

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PSL vows to leave no room for corruption, honey traps

KARACHI: T20 leagues bring loads of excitement and business but as they grow they become prone to controversies, hence tainting the sport. The organisers of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are aware of the danger. From giving a reminder on anti corruption to keeping a watchful …

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New Zealand sweep Bangladesh ODI series

NELSON: Fill in batsman Neil Broom and skipper Kane Williamson produced a match-winning 179-run stand for New Zealand to crush Bangladesh in their final one-day match in Nelson on Saturday. Williamson was left unbeaten on 95 while Broom fell just before the close for 97 as New Zealand overhauled Bangladesh’s …

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Surprise win can give rebuilding Australia belief: Smith

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Steve Smith believes the unlikely victory over Pakistan in the second Test here on Friday can galvanise his team as they brace for stiffer challenges against India at the end of the home summer. With rain reducing the Test to a final day shootout, Australia ran through …

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PCB to take legal action against Indian cricket board

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Friday that the board will pursue a legal recourse against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In a Board of Governors (BoG) meeting, the 82-year-old said the board is …

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Irfan says he will target this Aussie batsman in upcoming ODI series

KARACHI: World’s tallest bowler Muhammad Irfan says he is looking forward to playing on the bouncy pitches of Australia and will target in-form Aussie captain Steven Smith after being selected in Pakistan’s ODI squad for the five-match ODI series, which begins from January 13 at the Gabba. “I am the …

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