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PCB drop Afridi, Shehzad from England tour LAHORE: Pakistan's new selectors Monday dropped star players Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from next month's tour of England, stressing there would be no compromises after the country's disastrous exit from the World Twenty20 in India.Former Afghanistan coach Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is heading up the newly formed selection committee as part of wholesale changes following last month's tournament humiliation, announced 35 players would attend boot camp starting in Kakul from May 14 to June 4.He said Afridi -- who announced he would continue playing the Twenty20 format after resigning as captain in the wake of the event -- needed to perform in domestic matches."Since we are playing only four Twenty20 matches this year we want to give new players a chance, and that will also allow Afridi to rest and perform in domestic matches," Inzamam said at a news conference in Lahore.As for Shehzad and Umar, he said, "the ...

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UK ready to "forgive" Amir, but not the rest says PCB There have been serious questions marks over whether Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt would be allowed entry in the UK following their involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shehryar Khan expressed that there were certain hurdles in obtaining visas for the tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir.The trio was involved the spot fixing scandal in Pakistan’s tour to England in 2010, Amir and Asif bowled no-balls ...

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Former England Moore turns down Pakistan’s coaching offer Former England coach Peter Moores has declined the offer to become the next head coach of the Pakistan national team. "I was hugely flattered to be approached," Moores, currently a consultant with Nottinghamshire, told ESPN cricinfo."And I was very tempted by such a prestigious role with an exciting team. But having thought about it deeply, I don't think it is the right time for me or my family. I have committed myself to a consultancy ...

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Pakistan Cup final Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Punjab by 151 Runs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) won the Pakistan Cup 2016 after comprehensively beating Punjab in the final match by a massive margin of 151 runs at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.KPK Captain Younis Khan won the toss and decided to bat first in the match; Younus Khan scored 311 runs while losing 9 wickets in the first innings. KPK Openers Ahmed Shahzad and Fakhar Zaman played a surprising inning with 118 runs partnership. Ahmed Shahzad made half century on ...

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India to resume West Indies ties with Test series NEW DELHI: India's cricket board Saturday announced the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties with the West Indies, saying its team will travel to the Caribbean for a Test series later this year."The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) have resolved outstanding issues arising out of the abandonment of the tour of the West Indies team to India in 2014," the BCCI said in a statement released ...

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Viv Richards should be Pakistan’s head coach? Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has termed Inzamam ul Haq unfit as country’s chief selector, and has advised the cricket board to appoint legendry Viv Richards as cricket team the new head coach.According to local media report, Qadir was of the view that if coach is deemed essential for the Pakistan team then Sir Vivian Richards should be PCB’s choice, backed with brilliant skills and influence in world cricket. “But if the coach is so ...

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PCB should drop ‘undisciplined’ Umar Akmal Former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to drop Umar Akmal from the side after dismal performances in the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 in India last month.According to media reports, On Umar Akmal, Waqar described him as an undisciplined player. "Akmal was asked by Haroon Rasheed (former chief selector) to come the next day for fitness test to join the team in Sri Lanka for ODIs. Instead ...