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Amir allowed to return to Essex

KARACHI: (Web Desk) Pakistan have allowed pace spearhead Mohammad Amir to return to Essex and play Somerset in a crucial County Championship match, says a BBC Sport report. Amir’s Essex stint appeared to be over after Friday’s T20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks, following the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decision …

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Sarfraz Nawaz discusses cricket corruption with British crime agency

LONDON: (Web Desk) FORMER Pakistan Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has had a two-hour meeting with the investigators of National Crime Agency (NCA) in Britain to discuss alleged corruption in PSL which recently resulted in investigations against Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed residing in England. …

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Cook double century adds to West Indies’ woes

BIRMINGHAM: (Web Desk) Alastair Cook’s double century ensured West Indies continued to struggle in the inaugural day/night Test in England here at Edgbaston on Friday. England were 449 for four at lunch on the second day, with opening batsman and former captain Cook 213 not out after more than eight …

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Cook, Root lead recovery in England’s first floodlit Test

BIRMINGHAM (Web Desk) England recovered from a typically stuttering start with the bat in their first day-night Test to move on to 108 for two at lunch on the opening day of the series against West Indies on Thursday.The hosts lost debutant Mark Stoneman and Tom Westley for eight each …

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PCB hierarchy bids Shaharyar farewell

LAHORE (Web Desk) A farewell was hosted in honour of the outgoing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Wednesday.The newly-elected PCB chairman Najam Sethi and office bearers of the PCB welcomed the outgoing board chief and accorded him a standing ovation at …

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Umar Akmal back in the spotlight, hurls allegations at Mickey Arthur

LAHORE (Web Desk) Widely known for his flamboyant-and-capricious attitude, Umar Akmal has remained in the news, mostly for the wrong reasons.And on Wednesday, the discarded 27-year-old batsman again hit the headlines, and this time the controversy involves none other than national team head coach: Mickey Arthur.Umar, talking to media, levelled …

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Mayor demands at least one Pak-Sri Lanka T20 in Karachi

KARACHI (Web Desk) Terming the upcoming T20 cricket series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka a good omen, Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Tuesday demanded that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) organise at least one of the matches of the highly anticipated contest in Karachi. “This is a welcome sign that the …

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International security company hired for Pakistan by ICC: Sethi

LAHORE (Web Desk) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hired an international security company on a three-year term in order to aid the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said on Tuesday.Sethi told Dawn that the security company will visit the country during …

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Ronaldo sent off after scoring as Real roll over Barca

BARCELONA (Web Desk) Cristiano Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a sensational goal before being sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg,Ronaldo …

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