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PSL 2020: Karachi Kings 40-1 at the end of five overs


February 21, 2020

Karachi Kings are 40-1 at the end of five overs in their match against Peshawar Zalmi in the second Pakistan Super League 2020 fixture at the National Stadium, Karachi. Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and decided to bowl first against Karachi Kings. Speaking about his decision, Zalmi’s captain Darren Sammy said that their goal would be to restrict the …

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Sethi terms PSL franchise owners real heroes


February 20, 2020

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman and the man who initiated the idea of Pakistan Super League in 2016, is ecstatic that finally the entire league is being staged in Pakistan. Talking to this correspondent, Sethi richly credited PSL teams’ owners, adding that his small team pulled the project off despite hardships. “It was a passionate and motivated team …

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Pakistan planning to bid for 2023-31 ICC events


February 20, 2020

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to take a major leap forward in its effort to bring top-level international cricket back to the country. And PCB chairman Ehsan Mani hopes that confidence will be inspired by the staging of the fifth edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League. The PCB will bid for Inter­national Cricket Council events scheduled …

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MCC had wonderful time in Pakistan: Sangakkara


February 20, 2020

LAHORE: While terming his team’s visit to Lahore enjoyable by all means, Marylebone Cricket Club president Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday said the decision to give an official feedback to other cricket boards will be taken according to the MCC policy. The Sangakkara-led MCC squad played four limited-overs matches against different teams during their visit to Lahore from Feb 12 to …

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Why PSL 2020 is the biggest thing to happen to Pakistan cricket in years


February 20, 2020

The progression of previous Pakistan Super League (PSL) editions went something like this: the frenzy builds up, big names from the music industry lip-sync the PSL anthem, the excitement then plateaus before skyrocketing in the play-offs. The final, of course, is a final. This has been repeated over the last four years. So, what’s different about PSL this time? This …

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Cricket lovers keyed up as PSL relocates to Pakistan


February 20, 2020

KARACHI: The moment of truth has finally arrived as holders Quetta Gladiators and two-time champions Islamabad United prepare to fight it out at Karachi’s National Stadium on Thursday and kick off the first HBL Pakistan Super League event to be staged entirely at home. And even before the first ball is delivered, the curtains were lifted on Wednesday when squash …

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Would love for international teams to consider touring Pakistan, says Sangakkara


February 20, 2020

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) captain and president Kumar Sangakkara said on Thursday that the players were “really, really impressed and very, very moved and we understand very, very easily how much passion there is and how the lack of international cricket is not a great thing for Pakistan,” a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. The …

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PCB suspends Umar Akmal from all cricket activities; Quetta Gladiators replace with Anwar Ali


February 20, 2020

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect. This means Akmal cannot take part in any cricket-related activity until the PCB Anti-corruption Unit (ACU) is investigating him. Akmal is being investigated under Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code. The article in question suggests that before a participant is either charged by the ACU or “there are other …

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Taylor bats away retirement talk ahead of 100th Test


February 19, 2020

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s Ross Taylor will celebrate his 100th Test in the series opener against India this week and the veteran batsman says he has no intention of winding down his international career as he nears his 36th birthday. Taylor became New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in Tests when he surpassed Stephen Fleming’s career tally of 7,172 against Australia in Sydney …

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Kamran Akmal eyes second PSL title with Zalmi


February 19, 2020

KARACHI: With his time in Pakistan colours now probably a thing of the past there is a fair degree of enthusiasm whatever Kamran Akmal does on the cricket field. Having turned 38 five weeks ago, the wicket-keeper/batsman still goes about his job with a smile. The Peshawar Zalmi’s elder statesman had been one of the success stories of the HBL …

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