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newscricket6 months ago

Reports | Sharjeel Khan asked to shed considerable weight over next fortnight to be eligible for first XI selection

The PCB are said to have made supreme standards of fitness non-negotiable as opener Sharjeel Khan has reportedly been told to shed weight over the course of the next 2 weeks in order to be eligible for selection. Shajeel’s selection, earlier, did not go down well with the management.
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newscricket6 months ago

Pakistan player picked for South Africa tour tests positive for Covid-19

A member of the Pakistan cricket team, who was named in the country’s squad for the South Africa tour, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is said to be isolating at his residence. The Pakistan camp is expected to assemble in Lahore on March 18, post which they will fly to South Africa.
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newscricket6 months ago

SA vs PAK | Sharjeel Khan makes a comeback to Pakistan's T20I side 

Left-handed opener Sharjeel Khan has made a return to the Pakistan's senior side for the four-match T20I series in South Africa. Team's vice-captain Shadab Khan and experienced Mohammed Hafeez also made a return to the squad while Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim were axed from ODI side.
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featurecricketa year ago

Satire Saturday | Sharjah’s cricketing journey from Desert Storm to ‘Graveyard’

In this week’s Satire Saturday, we have finally got hold of the most talked-about grounds in the United Arab Emirates, yes, the Sharjah cricket ground. We all know how terrible the ground is, in terms of offering something for the bowler but hear it from the cricket stadium itself.
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newscricketa year ago

Spot-fixing no different to killing, opines Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has suggested for the law to give the harshest punishment available to spot-fixing crimes and attested that it is no different from killing. Miandad was further critical of the PCB for trying to re-integrate tainted players back into the team.
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newscricketa year ago

Mohammed Hafeez names Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli in his five greatest batsmen all-time

The Pakistan batsman in a Q&A on Twitter has revealed that Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were two of his five greatest batsmen all-time, alongside Brain Lara, AB de Villiers and Saeed Anwar. In the same session, he also threw shade at Sharjeel Khan for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal.
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featurecricket2 years ago

No Wasim Khan, not Mohammed Hafeez’s, your statement is the problem

Pakistan’s Cricket history is a classic case of contradiction, even for their own liking. From the tale of Javed Miandad’s outrageous batting to Imran Khan’s Oxbridge leadership, it has been a glorious one for generations. But what do we all actually remember?
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 years ago

Not Mohammed Hafeez’s business how PCB deals with Sharjeel Khan, warns Wasim Khan

PCB chief executive officer Wasim Khan has put out a strongly-worded reprimand to veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez, saying the batsman needn’t worry about how the PCB deals with Sharjeel Khan’s return. The PCB agreed to waive Sharjeel’s five-year ban after his unconditional apology.
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newscricket2 years ago

PCB allowing Sharjeel Khan back shows they prefer talent over dignity, claims Mohammad Hafeez

Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has questioned PCB on preferring talent over dignity and pride after Sharjeel Khan's re-entry into the team. Hafeez was banned for five years, with half of the ban suspended in late 2017, for his role in agreeing to spot fix a game in the PSL earlier that year.
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newscricket2 years ago

Don't want to dwell into the past, only focus is performing well in PSL, says Sharjeel Khan

Sharjeel Khan, who is making a comeback after serving a ban, has stated that he doesn't want to dwell in the past and his only focus is to perform at the upcoming Pakistan Super League. The former Pakistan opener has also added that at the moment he is not thinking about the national selection.
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