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Wahab out of Sri Lanka Series Pakistan's ace fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka after fracturing his left-hand on the first day.Riaz, who played a vital role in Pakistan's thumping win in the first Test, was hit on his bowling hand by a Dushmantha Chameera bouncer while batting.According to local media reports Team manager Naveed Cheema said, Wahab would be out of action for two weeks, which rules him out of the third and final Test in Pallekele from July 3. “Wahab underwent X-rays after play on Thursday and they showed a hairline fracture on his left-hand, He can`t play for at least two weeks,” he said.Riaz's injury puts considerable pressure on pacer Junaid Khan and the spin pair of Zulfiqar Babar and leg spinner Yasir Shah.His injury is a significant setback to Pakistan, who was dismissed for 138 on the opening day at P Sara Oval. ...

Black Caps skipper McCullum signs one-year deal WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum announced he had signed a one-year contract extension with the Black Caps on Friday, ending speculation about his immediate international future.The 33-year-old, who led his side to a maiden World Cup final in March, has committed to the Black Caps until the ICC World Twenty20 in March-April next year.However, he will sit out next month's limited overs tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa, citing a busy schedule in recent ...

Stenson tucks into Munich greens MUNICH: Henrik Stenson moved into contention at the BMW International on Thursday, forgetting his traumatic US Open where he described the Chambers Bay greens as like "putting on broccoli."The world number seven Swede shared the first round lead at the US Open before slumping to a 27th-place finish, aiming his anger at the controversial greens at the Pacific Northwest course.However, the easy going Eichenried Golf Club in Munich was more to his taste as he ...

Australia's Blake hit with RFU betting ban LONDON: Former Australia rugby league star Phil Blake has become the first person to be banned by England's governing Rugby Football Union for breaching rules governing betting and anti-corruption, it was announced Thursday.Blake was banned for six months after being found guilty of betting on matches involving Premiership side Leicester while working as a defence coach for the Tigers.He placed bets on Leicester's European Champions Cup tie with Toulon on December 13 an their Premiership ...

PCB felicitates Younus Khan on his 100 Test KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has felicitated premier Test batsman Younus Khan for completing his 100th Test match against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Younus Khan has become only the fifth Pakistani player to play 100 Test matches. Taking the field against Sri Lanka in the second Test match at the P Sara Oval, Pakistan's middle order maestro joined Javed Miandad, Inzamam ul Haq, Wasim Akram, and Saleem Malik in an exclusive club of Pakistani ...

Miandad hails appointment of Zaheer as ICC President ISLAMABAD: Legendary batsman Javed Miandad while welcoming the International Cricket Council's (ICC) to appoint Zaheer Abbas as President said the Asian Bradman could play his executive part in convincing international teams to tour Pakistan.Zaheer assumed the role of the ICC President on day three of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados. Talking to APP, Miandad said Zaheer definitely deserved to be the ICC president for what he has done for Pakistan cricket over the ...

Zaheer vows to stand shoulder to shoulder by ICC ISLAMABAD: Newly elected International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas Thursday vowed to stand shoulder to shoulder with the ICC members saying more and more efforts would be done to make the people fall in love with the game of cricket.Zaheer assumed the role of the ICC President on day three of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados. Zaheer began his one-year term and thanked the ICC Board and the Full Council for confirming ...


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