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Misbah to rewrite history by beating India in World Cup Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants to rewrite history by beating India in an upcoming World Cup 2015. He is hopeful and focused to win the match against arch-rival India. According to media reports, Pakistani captain said, “"We know how important this match is and we are going with a clear mind that we want to change history and beat India in a World Cup. We are focused for the match and the players are going to play with lot of passion and commitment to try to win the match”. Pakistan met India five times but has never been able to overcome neighboring team in a world cup encounter. The first time the two sides clashed was in 1992 where Pakistan was captained by Imran Khan. They again clashed in 1996, when Aamir Sohail was a stand-in captain for Wasim Akram in a quarterfinal encounter. Wasim Akram led the side in 1999 ...

Petersen joins Lancashire after S. Africa exit LONDON: South African batsman Alviro Petersen has joined Lancashire after retiring from international cricket, the English county side announced on Thursday.The 34-year-old bowed out of the international game earlier this month after scoring 2,093 runs in 36 Tests with five hundreds at an average of 34.88.He has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year and joins Lancashire as a non-overseas player, subject to receiving official clearance."We are delighted to bring a ...
Bangladesh eye World Cup quarter-finals DHAKA: Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said Thursday.Chandika Hathurusinghe told journalists in Dhaka he was happy with the team's preparations and hoped they would go "all the way".But he said he was "taking one game at a time" and would focus on qualifying for the quarter-finals stage of the six-week tournament, which begins on February 14.Bangladesh ...
Cook named in MCC squad for UAE trip LONDON: Alastair Cook was on Thursday included in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad for the Champion County match and the Emirates Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates in March.Cook, omitted from England's one-day squad for the World Cup, made himself available for the trip so as to gain match practice ahead of England's three-match Test series against the West Indies in April.The MCC will take part in the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai ...
Court says Srinivasan guilty of conflict of interest NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court ordered Thursday world cricket chief Narayanaswami Srinivasan to give up his stake in the Indian Premier League if he wanted to be re-elected head of the country's powerful board.The court found Srinivasan guilty of a conflict of interest for having commercial dealings in the sport while head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by owning an Indian Premier League franchise."Srinivasan or any other administrator can't contest ...
Morgan subjected to blackmail attempt: ECB LONDON: England one-day captain Eoin Morgan was recently the target of a blackmail attempt by an Australian man, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed in a statement on Thursday.The ECB said it had received an email from the man demanding a "five-figure sum" to prevent him revealing details of a relationship that Morgan had with a woman five years ago to the British and Australian press.Following discussions with British police, the ECB approached ...
Pakistani cricket team banned from using social networking sites Pakistani national squad for World Cup 2015 has been banned from using social networking sites during the World Cup matches. Their wives too won’t be able to accompany them in the mega event of cricket. According to media reports, Pakistan team manager Naved Akram Cheema said, “I personally feel only people with loads of free time are active on these sites and I don't think our players will have enough time on hand for other ...


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