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India summons ex-IPL boss in corruption probe MUMBAI: Indian financial investigators have ordered exiled former cricket chief Lalit Modi to return home to be interrogated over allegations of money-laundering linked to a mega TV deal, an officer said Tuesday.The Enforcement Directorate has issued the summons over a case relating to a lucrative television rights deal for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the money-spinning Twenty20 competition that Modi effectively founded and oversaw before he fled to London some five years ago."Yes, we have issued summons to Lalit Modi. He has to now appear (before us), give the details we ask for and join in the investigation that is going on," an Enforcement Directorate officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.The former IPL chairman, who is now based in Britain, would have three weeks to present himself before investigators in India, said the official."If he does not show up, we will take appropriate action," he added.It is the first ...

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka third Test scoreboard PALLEKELE: Final scoreboard on day five of the third Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Stadium on Tuesday:Sri Lanka 1st innings: 278 (D. Karunaratne 130, U. Tharanga 46; Yasir Shah 5-78, Rahat Ali 3-74)Pakistan 1st innings: 215 (Azhar Ali 52, Sarfraz Ahmed 78 not out, D. Prasad 3-78, N. Pradeep 3-29, T. Kaushal 3-37)Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 313 (U. Tharanga 48, A. Mathews 122, D. Chandimal 67, Imran Khan 5-58)Pakistan 2nd ...

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Younis leads Pakistan to series win over Sri Lanka PALLEKELE: Younis Khan hit a brilliant unbeaten 171 as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third Test on Tuesday to win their first series on the island since 2006.The tourists achieved the sixth highest successful chase in history when they surpassed the target of 377 runs in the post-lunch session of the fifth day's play in Pallekele, finishing on 382-3.Skipper Misbah-ul Haq made 59 not out, smashing the winning six off Jehan ...

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Pakistan Marks a Historic Win Against Sri Lanka Pakistan has won the third and final Test at the Pallekele International Stadium by 7 wickets. Pakistan team had a strong ‘fight back’ in a chase against Sri Lanka.Younis Khan and Shan Masood stand together at an unbeaten 217-run stand for the third wicket to give the visitors genuine hope of pulling off a memorable win and set a new record of highest fourth wicket partnership for Pakistan. Younis Khan and Shaan Masood partnership worked ...

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Sri Lanka pick two rookies for Pakistan ODIs PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka on Tuesday selected uncapped Milinda Siriwardana and Sachith Pathirana in a 15-man squad for the one-day series against Pakistan starting on July 11.Both players are all-rounders who bowl left-arm spin, leaving no room for veteran spinner Rangana Herath in the squad to be led by Angelo Mathews.The five-match series opens in Dambulla, with other games to be played in Pallekele (July 15), Colombo (July 19, 22) and Hambantota (July 26).The squad for ...

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Pakistan Inches Close To Victory Pakistan has a wonderful chance to secure a historic victory in the third Test against Sri Lanka. Younis Khan and Shaan Masood both deserve enormous credit for the manner in which they played. Shaan Masood and Younis Khan came together at 13 for 2 in a chase of 377, and the unbroken 217-run stand between Masood and Younus is already a Pakistan record for the fourth innings of a Test, surpassing the 212-run stand between ...

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Younus achieves milestones in Pallekele Test KARACHI: Pakistan batting ace Younus Khan by scoring fifth hundred in fourth innings Test match against Sri Lanka on Monday created history in Test matches.Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Graeme Smith all have scored four hundred in the fourth innings. Younis' fourth-innings average, at the end of the fourth day of the Test, is 57.40, the third-best among all batsmen who've scored at least 1000 fourth-innings runs. The only batsmen with better averages ...