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Miandad urges PCB, to invite Indian players at PSL Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has suggested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to invite the Indian players to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in order to show the world that Pakistan had avoided retaliating against India for keeping Pakistani players out of IPL.Miandad advised the PCB to make the best arrangement for the league as the country’s ‘prestige was at stake’. “Nothing should go off beam,” said Miandad, in an interview to local media.“PCB should categorize the players according to their standards,” he said, adding that all international players who desire to participate in the tournament should be asked to sign a contract first rather than confirming verbally or through any other medium.“It is a matter of our country's reputation and nothing should go wrong. Each interested player should first sign a contract as backing out at the last moment would bring a bad name,” Miandad said.However, Pakistan Super League ...

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International cricket in Pakistan remains a distant dream, says ICC President International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas praised the Pakistan cricket board for doing its best to set things right but was of the view that international teams are not returning to Pakistan for another year or two. According to Indian Express, “It will take time for international cricket to return to Pakistan and lot depends on what the situation is in the country in future. But I am optimistic that in this context the ...

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Poor state of Pakistan cricket; pains Zaheer Abbas International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas has expressed disappointment over cricketers’ poor performance.According to Indian Express, for a country which has a rich cricketing history and legacy, it saddens me to see the state of affairs today. It is sad that a country which has produced so many legends now has to even think about playing in qualifying rounds of an ICC event,” Abbas said at a reception hosted in his honour. “It pains ...

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'Superman' De Villiers steers Bangalore into IPL final BANGALORE: South Africa's AB de Villiers hit an unbeaten 79 to single-handedly steer Royal Challengers Bangalore into the Indian Premier League cricket final, beating Gujarat Lions by four wickets in the first Qualifier Tuesday.Chasing 159 for victory at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Royal Challengers were reduced to 68 for six before De Villiers' blitz fired the team home in 18.2 overs.Gujarat medium pacer Dhawal Kulkarni (4-14) hurt Bangalore with early strikes as red-hot openers ...

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Hafeez differs from PCB Chairman on education remarks ISLAMABAD: Former Twenty20 Skipper Muhammad Hafeez believes having educational degrees are important but sees cricket as a complete education for a human being.Hafeez's nicknamed `Professor' comments came after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan's remarks, while addressing the media in Quetta, regarding lack of educated players in the national team being a cause for cricket's downfall.He said there are no graduate players in the team right now except Twenty20 skipper Misbah ul Haq and ...

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Virat Kohil turns Painter Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has turned painter after taking RCB to playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season nine (9). Virat Kohli now shows off his painting skills in a fun video.In the video Nags, the famous stand-up artist of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, challenges the RCB and India Test captain Virat Kohli in a painting competition; and this is what happened.The player looked to be in a chilled out mood after defeating ...

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Australia's Test squad for Sri Lanka SYDNEY: Australia's 15-man Test squad announced Tuesday for their tour of Sri Lanka in July-August:Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Jackson Bird, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Stephen O'Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...