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Stuart Law most likely to replace Waqar Younis Ex-Australia batsman Stuart Law is all set to take over the coaching job at Pakistan. The PCB will make an official announcement later this week, as per media reports.According to India Today report, The Board of Governor’s met in Lahore on Tuesday and confirmed Stuart Law as the frontrunner for the job while former Australia Andy Moles’s has been kept as a back-up.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to have made a decision on the new head coach of Pakistan national team, but the name is yet to be revealed. A number of foreign coaches have been considering for the job, including Peter Moore (England), Mickey Arthur (South Africa), Dean Jones, Tom Moody, Stuart Law, Jamie Siddons (all Australia), Grant Flower and Andy Flower (both Zimbabwe). The post fell vacant after Waqar Younis decided to step down as the coach of the national team following a poor performance in the ...

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Salman Butt can make a comeback: Geoff Lawson ISLAMABAD: Former Australian fast-bowler and ex- Pakistan head coach Geoff Lawson believes Salman Butt can make a comeback for Pakistan saying he is highly motivated and is an outstanding talent.Lawson said Butt is still young and can make a comeback for Pakistan. "When I was his coach, he was an outstanding talent. That talent doesn't go away but it depends on how much you are motivated and how much you still want to do well. ...

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Amla set for IPL debut after Marsh joins injury list NEW DELHI: South African batsman Hashim Amla is to join Kings XI Punjab for the rest of the Indian Premier League season after Shaun Marsh became the latest Australian player to pull out injured.The former South Africa skipper revealed on Twitter that he would be joining the IPL's basement team as a replacement for Marsh in what will be his first stint in India's money-spinning Twenty20 contest."Excited to be with @lionsdenkixp for the remainder of ...

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Mental test for Sri Lanka in England tour COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's rookie batting line-up faces a "huge mental challenge" in adapting to English conditions as they bid to pull off a repeat of their historic series win over their hosts, coach Graham Ford said Wednesday.Sri Lanka are returning to England for the first time since 2014 when they posted their first away series victory over Alistair Cook's side in Test cricket and then won an ODI series and a one-off T20 international.But their ...

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PCB confirm the new head coach of Pakistan national team The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan said on Tuesday that they have decided on the name of the new head coach but refused to reveal the identity.According to local media reports, “We have finalized the new head coach but I cannot tell you his name,” said Shaharyar, Addressing a joint press conference in Lahore along with PSL Chairman Najam Sethi “He can be a local candidate or a foreigner.”He added, “We will name ...

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Kevin Pieterson and other express disappointment over Ahmad Shahzad exclusion England batsman Kevin Pietersen has voiced his support for his ‘Quetta Gladiators’ teammate Ahmed Shehzad on social media as the Pakistani opener has been left out of the 35-man list for the training camp before the England tour in July.Pakistan has dropped opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad and batsman Umar Akmal on disciplinary grounds on Monday for the series against England. About the duo’s exclusion, the newly-appointed selection committee head, Inzamam-ul-Haq said, “Shehzad and Umar don’t ...

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Pakistan reaps $2.6 mn profit from Twenty20 league LAHORE: Pakistani cricket officials announced Tuesday an overall profit of $2.6 million from the country's first ever Twenty20 league.The five-team franchise-based event was held in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year in an attempt to boost Pakistan's cricket standards, which have been badly hit by the suspension of international tournaments since the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore.Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi described the profit as a ...