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Amir still has to face challenges: Jala-ud-Din ISLAMABAD: Former fast bowler Jalal-ud-Din on Thursday said that International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to allow Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket under the auspices of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was a first step towards the fast bowler's return to the international cricket."It was Amir's right to be allowed to play again. But I think there are still several challenges he has to face before making a comeback to the international arena," he told APP.Amir, who alongwith former captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif was banned for spot-fixing during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010, was given an early reprieve on Thursday by ICC for a return to domestic cricket.Jalal-ud-Deen said that Amir's return to domestic cricket could help him earn a space in the national team once again although it did not seem possible in near future."Although he is highly talented player, he will have to ...

Pakistan players are like street fighters, they can beat India in WC: Saqlain ISLAMABAD: So what if Pakistan have suffered back-to-back defeats in their tour games in New Zealand, former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq feels they will be a different team when they face India in their World Cup opener next month.The former cricketer made it clear that despite a few glitches, Misbah-ul-Haq's men have the ability to tame Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. Aware of the fact that they have never been able to beat India in the World ...

Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka to 34-run win WELLINGTON: Kumar Sangakkara's masterful double of a century and a world-record wicketkeeping performance inspired Sri Lanka to a 34-run win over New Zealand in their one-day series finale in Wellington on Thursday.Even though it was a dead rubber, with New Zealand going into the match holding an unbeatable 4-1 lead in the seven-match series, it was a morale boosting win for Sri Lanka who had underperformed in the earlier matches.They posted their highest total of ...

World Cup final to have a Super Over in event of tie DUBAI: The upcoming cricket World Cup final will be decided by a Super Over in the event of a tie, the sport's governing body announced on Thursday.The move is a return to the playing condition in force at the last World Cup in 2011, abandoning a proposal to have "joint winners", made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year."The ICC Board reinstated the use of a Super Over in the event of a tie ...

England prop Parling signs for Exeter LONDON: England prop Geoff Parling will join Exeter from English Premiership rivals Leicester on a two-year contract at the end of the season, the Chiefs announced on Thursday.Parling, 31, has spent six years at Leicester, during which time he has won two Premiership titles and made three appearances for the British and Irish Lions, against Australia in 2013."There's no secret that this season we have looked a bit light in the second-row department at times ...

ICC approves dates for major events through 2019 DUBAI: The International Cricket Council on Thursday approved the dates for major tournaments for the next four years, up to the 2019 World Cup in England.England will also host the 2017 Champions Trophy one-day tournament and India the 2016 World Twenty20. The ICC awarded these events last year, but the dates were finalised in the Board meeting in Dubai on Thursday.The World Twenty20 qualifier will be hosted jointly by Ireland and Scotland from July 6 ...

'Just give me the ball,' Eriksen tells Spurs LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen said he told his team-mates "Just give me the ball" after continuing his run of crucial last-gasp goals with a late winner against Sheffield United.The Denmark playmaker, 22, struck twice in the League Cup semi-final second leg at Bramall Lane on Wednesday to give Spurs a 3-2 victory that sent them into the March 1 final against Chelsea.His second goal came in the 87th minute, meaning he has now ...


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