newscricket2 days ago

Najam Sethi : Pakistan won't take part in ICC leagues if India don't honour MoU

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi has asserted that Pakistan will sign up for the Test and ODI leagues only if India agrees to honour the 2014 MoU to play bilateral series with them. Sethi also said that the PCB would file an official complaint with the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee in the coming months.
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newscricket2 days ago

Upal Tharanga pulls out of Lahore T20 amid security concerns

Upul Tharanga has reportedly told SLC that he is not willing to take part in the Lahore T20I, later this month, due to security concerns in the city. The limited-overs skipper's decision would mean that he would not be eligible to lead his side and Kusal Perera is now the favourite to get the nod.
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newscricket3 days ago

Sri Lanka's support staff agree to travel Lahore for T20 match

Reports suggest the Sri Lankan support staff including the likes of Hashan Thilakaratne, Asanka Gurusinha, and Nic Pothas have agreed to tour Lahore for the T20I game against Pakistan. The change in heart took place after Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur had a word with them about their concerns.
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newscricket5 days ago

Sri Lanka players refuse to visit Lahore for the last T20I

Forty contracted Sri Lanka players have handed over a letter to the board indicating that they are unwilling to travel to Lahore, where the last T20I against Pakistan is scheduled later this month. All-rounder Thisara Perera, who travelled with the World XI last month, isn't a part of the forty.
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newscricket6 days ago

Gavaskar and Shastri gave us no chance which fired up the boys, says Talat Ali

Former Pakistan manager Talat Ali has revealed that Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri undermining the Pakistan team fired up the spirits of the players ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy final against India. Ali also acknowledged that luck had played a great part in their victorious campaign.
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newscricket6 days ago

ICC to decide Champions Trophy future at Board meeting today

The ICC Champions Trophy's future will be discussed at the ICC Board meeting in Auckland today and in all likelihood, it could be scrapped altogether. The tournament is believed to be replaced by World T20 as the latter would provide more opportunities to Associate Members of the ICC.
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newscricket6 days ago

Ireland to host Pakistan in historic maiden Test

Latest Test entrant Ireland will play their debut Test on home soil against Pakistan in May 2018, Cricket Ireland has announced on Thursday (October 12). Ireland, who became the 11th full Member of the International Cricket Council, were given Test status in June 2017 along with Afghanistan.
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newscricket12 days ago

WATCH: Micky Arthur left frustrated after Wahab Riaz misses run-up five times in a row

Pakistan have made a name for themselves by pulling off some hilarious moments as well as pure inspirational moments on the field. Against Sri Lanka, today, Wahab Riaz showcased an example of the former as he missed his run-up five times in a row which left even their coach Micky Arthur frustrated.
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newscricket18 days ago

Young Pakistan pacer tries to commit suicide after non-selection in Lahore team

Ghulam Haider Abbas, a young Pakistan pacer, tried to immolate himself during a first-class match at Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) ground as he was fed up of rejections from the selectors. He also accused the selectors of demanding a bribe to give him a chance in the Lahore team.
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newscricket18 days ago

PCB to demand around USD 70 million from BCCI as compensation

The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked its Indian counterpart, BCCI, to pay a whopping amount of approximately USD 70 million as compensation for not playing two bilateral series. The Pakistan board is expected to file its claims to the ICC's dispute resolution committee in a few days.
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