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De Villiers named captain of PSL combined team


March 20, 2019

KARACHI: A.B. de Villiers was named captain of HBL Pakistan Super League combined team of the fourth edition, which was selected by an independent panel comprising Mudassar Nazar, Ramiz Raja and Danny Morrison. De Villiers displayed his talent and prowess in seven matches for Lahore Qalandars, in which he aggregated 218 runs at an average of 54.5 with a strike-rate …

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Bring on the World Cup, we fear no one: Afghan spin king Rashid Khan


March 20, 2019

Trailblazing bowler Rashid Khan said Afghanistan will fear no one when the World Cup starts in May after a maiden Test win enhanced the reputation of the rising cricket nation. Khan, who is one of the world’s leading bowlers in short-form cricket, said Afghanistan’s confidence was growing after beating Ireland on Monday in just their second Test match. The 20-year-old leg-spinner, who …

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5 finds of PSL 2019 that enrich the national pool


March 20, 2019

One thing that the Pakistan Super League does like clockwork now is that it produces new talent year after year. It’s been well documented how Shadab Khan, Asif Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi all got their big breaks during the PCB’s flagship T20 tournament. This year was no different. In fact, some would say that PSL 2019 churned out more talent than …

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UEFA probe Ronaldo for ‘improper conduct’ over goal celebration


March 19, 2019

UEFA on Monday opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win against Atletico Madrid last week. European football’s governing body said Ronaldo was facing charges of “improper conduct” after he mimicked Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing gesture in last Tuesday’s 3-0 win that sent Juventus through 3-2 on aggregate. After scoring the …

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PSL 2019 team of the year features 2 Lahore players, 1 Quetta representative


March 19, 2019

The Pakistan Super League 2019 team of the year features some eye-brow raising selections, with just one player chosen from champions Quetta Gladiators but two from Lahore Qalandars, the side that finished last for the fourth straight year. The side selected by a panel comprising Mudassar Nazar, Ramiz Raja and Danny Morrison sees Lahore Qalandars superstar AB de Villiers named …

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PCB’s credibility has ‘hit new level’ after PSL success: Ehsan Mani


March 19, 2019

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday said that the recent staging of eight Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Karachi is a sign that “PCB’s credibility has hit a new level” and the board is now “taken seriously at an international level”. The PCB head made the remarks during a press conference in Lahore a day after …

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No common destiny


March 19, 2019

SPRING has brought with it the season of reconciliation. While our prime minister is reaching out to India, the opposition is also in the mood for some love and friendship. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari played statesmen as he visitedthe ailing Nawaz Sharif in jail. It was a gesture widely applauded and appreciated. And at the same time, it set off fevered speculation of …

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PSL success boosts Pakistan’s cricket revival


March 18, 2019

Karachi: All future Pakistan Super League matches could be played on home soil after the last eight games of the 2019 tournament went off without a hitch in Karachi, boosting hopes of attracting more international teams, said the country’s cricket chief at Sunday’s final. Quetta Gladiators beat former champions Peshawar Zalmi by eight wickets on Sunday to lift their maiden …

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AB de Villiers named captain of Team PSL 2019


March 18, 2019

AB de Villiers of Lahore Qalandars was named as captain of Team of PSL 2019, which was selected by an independent panel comprising Mudassar Nazar, Ramiz Raja and Danny Morrison, who have collectively played 181 Tests and 416 ODIs. De Villiers displayed his talent and prowess in seven matches, in which he aggregated 218 runs at a stunning average of …

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Rashid takes five, Afghanistan set 147 to win maiden Test


March 18, 2019

DEHRADUN: Spinner Rashid Khan claimed five wickets to put Afghanistan in sight of their maiden Test victory after bowling out Ireland for 288 on day three of the one-off game on Sunday. Chasing 147 to win, Afghanistan were 29 for one at stumps. Ihsanullah Janat, on 16, and Rahmat Shah, on 11, were batting at close of play in Dehradun. …

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