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Younis Khan escapes ban over umpiring row KARACHI: Senior Pakistan batsman and former national captain Younis Khan on Monday escaped a three-match ban after apologising for a row with umpires in a domestic one-day tournament.Younis, 38, was fined 50 percent of his match fee and faced a ban for not attending the disciplinary hearing and withdrawing from the tournament.He apologised for his behaviour in a call with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan.A PCB news release confirmed the phone call and apology.Younis was angry at several umpiring decisions in his team's two matches, but denied misbehaving towards the umpires."I had objected to a no-ball which was above chest height and that's all," Younis told a private Pakistani TV channel. "I have given assurances that I will play the remaining matches so the matter ends here."Younis is Pakistan's highest Test run-scorer, with 9,116 runs in 104 Tests.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Salim Malik wants to become head coach of Pakistan Former Pakistan batsman Salim Malik has expressed that he was keen to apply for the position of head coach of the national cricket team.Salim, who was recently cleared by a court of the match-fixing charges which were pinned on him by one-man judicial commission of Justice (retd) Qayyum Malik in 2000, the 53-year-old also revealed that he was interested in applying for the post of head coach but changed his mind later after the PCB ...

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Sri Lankan cricketer hospitalized after suffering head injury Sri Lanka's Test batsman Kaushal Silva, who was hit on the head with a ball during a training session, has been taken to a hospital.Kaushal Silva was hit on the head with a ball while fielding in Pallekeleon Sunday. Although CT scan was clear he was airlifted to Colombo for precautionary observation and tests, Sri Lanka Cricket said.According to Espn Cricinfo, "Kaushal was fielding at short leg when he got hit," team manager Charith Senanayake ...

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Younis Khan quits after rift with umpire Pakistan Senior batsman Younis Khan had left the tournament after match referee Aziz Rehman fined and summoned him for a disciplinary hearing. The batsman who is the captain of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa team, one of the five teams in the tournament, will now face a level 3 code of conduct breach and could face a ban of upto 5 matches.According to media reports, Younis Khan was fined 50% of his match fee for breaching the Pakistan Cricket ...

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KPK beats Balochistan by 74 runs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) on Sunday beat Balochistan by 74 runs in the 6th match of the Pakistan Cup tournament. KPK won the toss and chose to bat first in the match and KPK scored 264 runs in 50overs. Zohaib Khan scored an impressive (82) runs and Ahmed Shehzad made (79) from 70 balls. Bismillah Khan made 20 runs from 23 balls. While Yasir Shah and Musadiq Ahmed scored 17 and 13 runs respectively.KP finished their ...

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Kevin Pietersen out of IPL with calf injury NEW DELHI: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League after being carried off the field with calf injury.Pietersen faced a single ball during his side Rising Pune Supergiants' fourth match on Friday before hurting his right calf while attempting a run."Over & out, India! Injuries are all part of the job! Horrible tear in my calf! Sad to be leaving a really great bunch of ...

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Pakistan needs improved pitches, stresses Inzamam Pakistan’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged that the quality of tracks needs to be improved for solid improvement in Pakistan cricket.According to Khaleej Times, "The standard (of pitches) should be enhanced if Pakistan wants to bring improvement in its players and domestic cricket structure," the Pakistan’s former captain emphasized. Giving a hint about his selection policy, Inzamam declared that players who performed under tough conditions would be preferred over top-scorer of the event.Inzamam further said, ...