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Sammy feels for cricket-starved Pakistan fans DUBAI: West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy Monday said he felt sad for Pakistan cricket fans who are deprived of watching international stars on home grounds due to security fears in the country.Pakistan have been facing international cricket hiatus since March 2009 terrorists' attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus -- which killed eight people and injured seven visiting players -- led to suspension of all international matches.That hiatus was briefly broken when Zimbabwe played a short limited over series in Pakistan in May-June last year but that does not guarantee series with bigger teams like India, Australia and England.West Indies have not played a series with Pakistan since their 2006 tour to that country.West Indies are due to play two Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s in September-October this year but that too is likely to be played on neutral venues in United Arab Emirates, where Pakistan have ...

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Proposal to play World Twenty20 matches on neutral venue: Pakistan LAHORE: Pakistan's cricket chief Monday said a proposal was given to play their World Twenty20 matches on neutral venues next month in the event that Islamabad does not allow the team to tour India.India host the ICC World Twenty20 from March 8 to April 3 but Pakistan's participation is subject to government clearance as there are specific threats, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said."We have told the ICC (International Cricket Council) now and before ...

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PCB seeks more time in announcing T20 squads ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday sought a couple of days time from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in announcing squads for the Twenty-20 World Cup and Asia Cup.The T20 World Cup will be held in India from March 8 to April 3 while the Asia Cup will be staged in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6.Feb. 8 was supposed to be the deadline for World Cup-bound squad.Talking to APP, a PCB official ...

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Toe catch gives New Zealand series over Australia HAMILTON: A bizarre off-the-toe catch by Matt Henry brought a fairytale end to Brendon McCullum's ODI career when New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in Hamilton Monday. The victory in a game that was in Australia's favour until Henry's dismissal of Mitchell Marsh, saw McCullum end his limited overs career with a 2-1 series win over the world champions and the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Australia, set a target of 247, had their tails up when ...

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Andy Flower impressed with quality cricket in PSL ISLAMABAD: Former England cricket coach and assistant coach of Peshawar Zalmi Andy Flower has said that all the teams are playing quality T-20 cricket in PSL matches.Talking to Khaleej Times, he said that presence of world class players with young cricketers in dressing room was giving a great combination of experience and talent to the show."We have seen some exciting contests in the PSL so far and hope the game is going to the next ...

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New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs, take series HAMILTON: New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in the third and final one-day international in Hamilton on Monday to take the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series 2-1.Australia were all out for 191 in reply to New Zealand's 246.For New Zealand, Martin Guptill top scored with 59, Grant Elliott made 50 and Brendon McCullum 47. For Australia, Usman Khawaja made 44 and Mitchell Marsh 41.Bowling for New Zealand Matt Henry took three for 60. The series now ...

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New Zealand v Australia scoreboard HAMILTON: Completed scoreboard in the third and final ODI between New Zealand and Australia in Hamilton on Monday:New ZealandM. Guptill c Hastings b Zampa 59 B. McCullum c Hastings b Marsh 47 K. Williamson b Boland 18 H. Nicholls c Smith b Hazlewood 18 G. Elliott c Maxwell b Marsh 50 C. Anderson c Khawaja b Boland 27 L. Ronchi c Boland b Marsh 5 D. Bracewell b Hastings 2A. Milne lbw Boland 5M. Henry ...