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ECB chief ‘not a champion’ of four-day Tests


February 22, 2020

LONDON: ECB chief executive Tom Harrison says there are no plans to introduce four-day Test matches in England as debate swirls over the future of the longest form of the game. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is next month set to discuss a proposal to reduce matches in the World Test Championship by a day from 2023. The ICC allowed …

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PSL helps in professional development: Dawid Malan


February 22, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad United’s Dawid Malan has credited the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for his professional development as international cricketer, and heaped praise on the league’s standard of play. The 32-year-old batsman, who is representing Islamabad United in the PSL 2020, termed the league as “one of the strongest” and added that one needed to be a quick learner in order …

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PSL 2020: Shan guides Sultans to victory over Qalandars


February 22, 2020

LAHORE: Sensible knocks by captain Shan Masood and Rilee Rossouw inspired Multan Sultans to a five-wicket victory over Lahore Qalandars in their first outing of the 5th HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday night. Set to score 139 for victory, Multan Sultans cruised to the target in 16.1 overs for the loss of five wickets, …

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PSL 2020: Quetta Gladiators 67-2 at the end of 10 overs against Peshawar Zalmi


February 22, 2020

Quetta Gladiators managed to surpass the 50 run mark, scoring 67 runs at a loss of two wickets at the end of 10 overs against Peshawar Zalmi in the fourth game of the Pakistan Super League fixture at Karachi’s National Stadium. Gladiators’ Shane Watson was the first casualty early on in the day, managing to score only eight runs from …

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PCB cricket committee recommends tournament for departments in 2020-21 season


February 21, 2020

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board’s revamped cricket committee wants a tournament for departments in the next domestic season. “The committee, headed by former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim, in its first meeting held here on Thursday, recommended the Pakistan Cricket Board should explore a window in the 2020-21 domestic cricket to slot in a tournament for the departments,” a PCB press release …

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Azam, Hasnain lead Gladiators to victory over United


February 21, 2020

  KARACHI: The opening fixture of the fifth HBL Pakistan Super League on Thursday had everything to entertain a rather disappointing crowd at the National Stadium after a lackluster music show. The night finally culminated in a blaze of fireworks on the back of a remarkable knock by Azam Khan as Quetta Gladiators launched their defence of the title with …

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Kings start off as underdogs against buoyant Zalmi today


February 21, 2020

KARACHI: Just two victories in 10 matches brand Karachi Kings absolute underdogs against the powerful Peshawar Zalmi in their HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 encounter set to be held at the National Stadium on Friday. The first of eight all-day fixtures may sound mismatch on paper but make no mistake, Karachi Kings are far from being mediocre unit. A side …

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Roger Federer to miss French Open after knee surgery


February 21, 2020

PARIS: Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open while his rivals backed the 38-year-old to return as strong as ever. The 20-times Grand Slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a …

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Bilal Ashraf lauds Quetta Gladiators’ Azam Khan for blistering innings in PSL opener


February 21, 2020

Azam Khan turned out to be a hero for defending champions Quetta Gladiators as they started their quest for a second successive title with a smashing three-wicket win over Islamabad United in their opening match of HBL Pakistan Super League here at the National Stadium on Thursday night. Lavishing praise on the 21-year-old rookie cricketer, Pakistani showbiz star Bilal Ashraf …

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Qalandars, Sultans look for PSL turnaround under new skippers


February 21, 2020

LAHORE: All is set here for the second match of the 5th HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 and the first to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans on Friday night. Both Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars had finished at the last two positions of 5th and 6th in the last edition of the …

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