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Sethi sure Pakistan-India series will be held by all means ISLAMABAD: Brushing aside apprehensions about Pakistan-India series, head of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee Najam Sethi said he was sure that series between arch-rivals would be held at a neutral venue by all means."Im saying this on the basis of my experience that the series between the two countries is sure to be held in UAE or at some other neutral venue," he told a sports TV channel.Pakistan and India are scheduled for a full series comprising three Tests, five ODIs and two T20 internationals in the UAE in December, this year.Sethi, who was PCB chairman when the MoU was signed between the two boards to play six series between 2015 and 2022 with four of them being hosted by Pakistan, said millions of dollars were involved in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the December series.He said that Pakistan-India series was popular all over the world and it ...

Ireland to host Pakistan, and Sri Lanka in ODI ISLAMABAD: Ireland will host one-day internationals against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the summer of 2016.Sri Lanka will play two games against the Irish in June while the two matches against Pakistan are set to take place in August, BBC reported. "These are exactly the type of fixtures we have been crying out for," said Ireland captain William Porterfield. "We want to be playing regularly against top sides and these fixtures are a welcome first ...

Danish Kaneria Seeks Forgiveness from ICC Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria, who is serving a life ban for spot-fixing, has appeals to International Cricket Council’s (ICC) to allow returning in cricket after other three Pakistani players’ returns back to the field.The ICC allowing Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to return to competitive cricket, the trio were involved in spot-fixing in the August 2010 Lord’s Test against England.According to local media reports Kaneria said, “Convicted players who have been jailed and ...

Shaharyar Khan Says ‘No’ to India PCB chief Shaharyar Khan has refused to visit India for the bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Former Pakistan batting great and current ICC President Zaheer Abbas said on Monday that the PCB should be willing to go to India for their home series in December to ensure the revival of cricketing ties between two countries, but PCB chief rubbished such proposal and said that they will not visit India for their home series ‘at ...

Serena makes case for all-time women's legends NEW YORK: Serena Williams enters the US Open making a case for herself not only as the greatest women's tennis player in history, but possibly the greatest woman in sports history.The 33-year-old star has sustained a level of excellence few can rival, from winning her first Grand Slam singles title as a teen prodigy at the 1999 US Open to collecting her 21st last month at Wimbledon, completing her second career "Serena Slam" of holding ...

Van Gaal primes United for pivotal Belgian test BRUGES: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he faces the biggest game yet of his Old Trafford tenure in Wednesday's Champions League play-off round second leg away to Club Brugge.United lead 3-1 from last week's first leg, but having been hired specifically to restore the club to a place among the European elite, Van Gaal knows how damaging failure at the Jan Breydel Stadium would be.Marouane Fellaini's added-time header at Old Trafford gives United ...

Federer, Nadal at US Open crossroads NEW YORK: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with 31 major titles between them, head for the US Open with their Grand Slam careers at the crossroads.Despite turning 34, Federer was an impressive winner of a seventh Cincinnati Masters title last weekend, seeing off world number one -- and US Open favourite -- Novak Djokovic in the final.It was the Swiss star's 87th tour title and revenge for losing a second successive Wimbledon final to the ...


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