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Shahid Afridi retirement plans hit a roadblock

KARACHI:  A move to give Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi a farewell during the T20 series against West Indies in the UAE didn’t really materialize with the former limited-overs captain left out of the squad for the 3 match series. The PCB announced that the move had come from the selection …

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ICC rankings are incomplete without an India-Pakistan Test series

Against all odds, the Pakistani cricket team attained number one position in the ICC Test rankings recently. One can only agree with captain Misbah-ul-Haq that there is no greater feeling than to achieve this spot. While Pakistan is ranked 9th in the ICC ODI rankings, it is deservingly ranked as …

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Pakistan’s Haider Ali wins Paralympics Bronze in long jump

Pakistani athlete Haider Ali has won this year’s first Paralympics medal for Pakistan in long jump, Iblagh News reported. The athlete won the Bronze Medal and shared the new world record of 6.44 meter jump. Haider Ali had won the silver medal in 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing which was …

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Afridi announces retirement from T20 cricket

Former skipper Shahid Afridi has finally decided to retire from T20 cricket after an illustrious 20-year career representing Pakistan in the international arena. According to a member of the national selection committee, the 36-year-old, who retired from ODI cricket after World Cup last year, has contacted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) …

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ICC will present the Test mace to Misbah-ul-Haq on September 21 Lahore

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will present the Test mace to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 21. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson will make the presentation at 10:30am (PST), which will be followed by a media conference at 11:00am (PST), icc-cricket.com reported on Friday. …

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Umar Akmal returns to Pakistan’s T20 squad

Pakistan have recalled Umar Akmal to their T20 squad to face world champions West Indies in three matches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from September 23. Akmal last played international cricket at the World T20 in March and was left out of the training camp in May, ahead of the …

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Pakistan announces Twenty20 squad for West Indies series

  KARACHI: Pakistan announced Friday the squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against world champions the West Indies to be played in the United Arab Emirates later this month. Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Sohail …

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Speed king Murray storms into US Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK:  (Web Desk) – Second seed and 2012 champion Andy Murray crushed Bulgaria s Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to reach a sixth US Open quarter-final Monday, clocking up a personal fast serve record in the process. The 29-year-old reigning Wimbledon and Olympic champion stormed to an impressive seventh …

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Pakistan opt to bowl against England in final ODI

CARDIFF: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and opted to field against England in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday. Mohammad Amir bowls during play in the fifth one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Pakistan at The SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on …

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