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Jayasuriya hopes Sri Lanka will consider to tour Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed the hope that Sri Lankan government will seriously consider to send its cricket team to Pakistan as the country is now fully safe for international matches."I have visited different places of Pakistan and found it safe and secure," Jayasuriya, told media here.The 46-year-old, former left-handed batsman is nowadays on a visit to Pakistan. He has been appearing in a sports TV channel as a cricket analyst during the recently concluded Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test, ODI and T20 series.During his stay he has visited different entertaining and recreational spots of Pakistan, including Murree and Nathiagali and enjoyed the pleasant weather of the country.Jayasuria, who is also deputy minister of Provincial Council of Sri Lanka said he would tell his government that situation had improved in Pakistan and it was safe to play here. "Not only cricket but other international sports activities should also ...

Australia to tour Bangladesh this year DHAKA: Australia will head to Bangladesh to play two Tests in October, the first such series between the nations since 2006, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Sunday.The Aussies will arrive on September 28 to play a three-day warm-up match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board's XI at Fatullah outside the capital.Bangladesh will host Australia in the coastal city of Chittagong for the first Test from October 9 to 13 before playing the second in Dhaka ...
Prolific duo Taylor and Williamson flay Zimbabwean attack HARARE: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson continued their record-breaking run of form to effortlessly guide New Zealand to a formidable score in the first one-day international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.The pair added 137 for the third wicket -- their fourth consecutive century stand in ODIs -- as New Zealand posted 303 for four after being put into bat by Zimbabwe.Taylor finished unbeaten on 112, his third ODI hundred in five matches ...
Waqar credits attacking mindset after thrashing Sri Lanka KARACHI: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis Sunday hailed his players' positive and attacking approach after they comprehensively defeated Sri Lanka in all three formats on the islanders' home turf.Pakistan clinched the second Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in a sensational last-over finish by one wicket to take the series 2-0 on Saturday, capping a successful tour where they also won the Test series 2-1 and one-dayers 3-2.Waqar said the victory had made him proud of his players, ...
Broad eager to lead England attack in Anderson's absence BIRMINGHAM: Stuart Broad has said he's ready to lead England's attack as they bid for an Ashes-clinching win against Australia at his Trent Bridge home ground in the absence of James Anderson.Broad is set to be England's senior bowler in Nottingham after longtime new-ball partner Anderson was ruled out of the fourth Test with a side injury suffered during an eight-wicket win at Edgbaston on Friday that put the hosts 2-1 up in the five-match ...
Australia's batsmen told to toughen up BIRMINGHAM: Australia's top order must be that "little bit tougher" if the team are to win the fourth Test against England according to batting coach Michael di Venuto.The tourists suffered two significant collapses as England won the third Test at Edgbaston by eight wickets inside three days on Friday to go 2-1 up in the five-match Ashes series.In their first innings in Birmingham, Australia lost five wickets for 60 runs and the second saw four ...
Ervine guides Zimbabwe to superb win over New Zealand HARARE: Craig Ervine's maiden century upstaged Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson's record-breaking exploits as Zimbabwe stunned New Zealand by seven wickets in the first one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.Taylor and Williamson continued their remarkable run of form as New Zealand racked up 303 for four, only for Ervine's dashing innings to carry Zimbabwe to victory with six balls to spare.The 29-year-old left-hander's previous best in ODIs was 85, but promoted to the ...


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