Pakistan

Big Picture And so it comes again: for the fifth time this year, Gaddafi Stadium will attract global attention for doing what it was first built to do over 50 years ago: host an international cricket match. Sri Lanka are the visitors this time, the team that has been least fussy about playing cricket in
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Big Picture For the third time in a year, it has come to this: Sri Lanka must win to avoid a whitewash at the hands of an opposition they have barely pushed through the first four games. They did not manage to win the fifth match against South Africa in February, nor the fifth against
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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was the target of an allegedly corrupt approach after the third ODI against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, multiple sources have confirmed. Sarfraz immediately reported the approach to Pakistan’s management, who then passed it on to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption unit (ACU). The ACU will now take over the investigation. “A player was
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Match facts October 19, 2017Start time 1400 local (1100 GMT) Big Picture An ODI league structure beginning in 2019, approved by the ICC, came at a welcome time, especially considering the gulf in quality between teams currently. There would otherwise have been much soul-searching about relevance of ODI cricket these days, and whether series such
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For the third time in three years, Mohammad Hafeez finds his bowling action under scrutiny by the ICC. Soon after the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, Hafeez’s action was reported to be suspect by match officials. He now has 14 days to have his action tested though until the results of that
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Allrounder Mohammad Hafeez returns to Pakistan’s squad for the three T20Is against Sri Lanka, which begin on October 26. Hafeez had been omitted from the squad that played Pakistan’s previous T20I assignment: the home series against the World XI. He has been a part of Pakistan’s squad for the ongoing ODIs against Sri Lanka. Mohammad
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Toss Pakistan chose to bat v Sri Lanka Shoaib Malik plays a delicate little dab to short third man Getty Images Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat. The decision was straightforward on a pitch expected to slow down throughout the evening, rendering runs on the board essential. What may give Sri Lanka hope,
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Sri Lanka’s players have indicated strong reluctance to travel to Lahore for the third T20I against Pakistan, by signing a letter that requests the match be moved to a neutral venue. SLC officials, however, are likely to attempt to convince the players to tour. The board will discuss the issue further at its executive committee
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Raees blows Lahore Whites at home Having gained prominence through limited-overs cricket, Rumman Raees continues to grow in the longer format, too. He ended this round with remarkable innings figures of 9 for 25 for United Bank Limited against Lahore Whites, the second-best in the history of first-class cricket in Pakistan. His nine-for bundled out
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Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been signed on as a mentor by the Pakistan Super League franchise Lahore Qalandars. Akhtar, one of the fastest bowlers in the world during an international career that spanned 14 years, has been roped in primarily to work with the young fast bowlers in the Qalandars’ squad, alongside
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Pakistan have, unsurprisingly, kept faith with much of the squad that won them the Champions Trophy but with a couple of notable changes. They have left out former ODI captain Azhar Ali for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the UAE and included the uncapped batsman Imam-ul-Haq. Imam is the nephew of former captain
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Sana Mir has been axed as captain of Pakistan’s women’s team and will be replaced by Bismah Maroof, a decision that is part of the PCB’s revamp of its women’s cricket set-up following the team’s poor performance at the World Cup in June. Shamsa Hashmi has been dismissed as general manager of the women’s wing,
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