newscricketa day ago

Umar Akmal loses Champions Trophy spot due to poor fitness

Pakistan middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has lost his place in the Champions Trophy squad after failing two fitness tests in England, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said. The selectors are now considering Umar Amin or Haris Sohail as a replacement. Pakistan open their campaign against India on June 4.
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newscricket3 days ago

Winning Champions Trophy is priority, not just beating India : Inzamam

Pakistan chief selector and former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said his team's target is not only to beat India but to also win the Champions Trophy, which starts in England and Wales next month. The subcontinent giants will renew their rivalry in the group stage in Birmingham on June 4.
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newscricket5 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy: Dinesh Karthik to replace injured Manish Pandey in India's squad.

Dinesh Karthik has been chosen to replace the injured Manish Pandey in the Indian squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy. The announcement was made by the BCCI on Twitter. India kick-starts their Champions Trophy defense with a highly-anticipated match against Pakistan on June 4th.
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newscricket5 days ago

Nasir Jamshed: PCB pressurizing players to testify against me

Nasir Jamshed believes that the PCB is turning players to testify against him and has threatened to take the PCB to court given that the ongoing Pakistan Super League corruption scandal is affecting his personal life. Jamshed also challenged the PCB to provide evidence, rather than spoil his name.
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newscricket5 days ago

Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz suspended for two months

Pakistan spinner Mohammad Nawaz has been given a two-month suspension and fined 200,000 Pakistani rupees for failing to report a suspect approach to the PCB. Though Nawaz’s suspension is effective from May 16, he can return to cricket in a month if he fulfills certain criteria set by the PCB.
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newscricket7 days ago

Sri Lanka offers to host bilateral series between India and Pakistan

In an attempt to resolve the ongoing row between the BCCI and the PCB, Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala has offered to host a bilateral series between India and Pakistan in Sri Lanka. Sumathipala made this suggestion to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting.
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newscricket12 days ago

BCCI rejects PCB's demand for ₹447 crore compensation

The BCCI has rejected the PCB's ₹447 crore compensation demand over the unplayed series between the two sides as per the 2014 MoU. According to the Indian board, the MoU was not binding and therefore the PCB's doesn't have any rights to insist on any sort of compensation from the BCCI.
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newscricket14 days ago

Sourav Ganguly: "India will beat Pakistan again in Champions Trophy"

On Monday, Sourav Ganguly stated that India will emerge victorious yet again over their arch-rivals Pakistan in their upcoming match on June 4th in the ICC champions trophy. Ganguly believes that India possesses the ability to perform well under pressure, and that will see them prevail once more.
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newscricket14 days ago

PCB questions India's refusal to play Pakistan in the last two years

India confirmed their participation for next month's Champions Trophy where they will take on Pakistan in their opening game in Edgbaston on June 4, and now the PCB have asked the BCCI why the two teams cannot play a bilateral series at a neutral venue when they play each other in ICC events.
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newscricket14 days ago

Every day is a new day, says an optimistic Inzamam-ul-Haq

Despite having a dismal record against India in ICC events, current PCB chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is optimistic about his side’s chances against their arch-rivals in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England and Wales. The subcontinent giants meet in a highly-anticipated encounter on June 4.
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