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Zimbabwean skipper Chigumbura suspended for two matches LAHORE: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura will miss the rest of the one day series with Pakistan after being suspended for two matches for maintaining a slow over-rate, the sport's governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Wednesday. Chigumbura-led Zimbabwe were three overs short in the first one-day international against Pakistan in Lahore on Tuesday."The Zimbabwe side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration," the ICC said in a statement."As such, ICC remote match referee Roshan Mahanama handed Chigumbura two suspension points while each of his players received a 40-per-cent fine (10 per cent for each of the first two overs and 20 per cent for the third over)."The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Russell Tiffin, third umpire Ahmed Shahab and reserve umpire Shozab Raza," added the ICC. Pakistan won ...

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Chanderpaul unhappy with Test squad snub GEORGETOWN: Shivnarine Chanderpaul is disappointed with the manner in which his career as a West Indies cricketer has come to an end but insists that he has not yet retired from the game.Chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board's selection panel, Clive Lloyd, explained the need to give younger batsmen in the region an opportunity following the announcement at the weekend that the 40-year-old veteran of 164 Tests was not included in the 12-man training ...

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Shoaib Akhtar insults Pakistan ‘yet again’ The most controversial Pakistani fast bowler and commentator Shoaib Akhtar, who loudly criticizes Pakistan team and its management has been condemned regularly for his harsh and sarcastic criticisms. He has come up with another controversy where he has accused Pakistani cricketers for match fixing. While talking to Harsha Bhogle on Star Sports, he said, “Pakistan team is not to be taken seriously. All the captains of the team lacked any Cricket knowledge. The results of ...

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Sania Mirza celebrates Shoaib Malik’s ODI century Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik made a brilliant Hundred in 1st ODI match against Zimbabwe on Tuesday. Shoaib Malik scores 112 Runs on Just 76 balls. After Shoaib Malik hit the brilliant century, his wife, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza tweeted and congratulated him for the marvelous innings. Sania Mirza showed her happiness on the century of Shoaib Malik. He made this century after long time in the one day International cricket. She thanked God for ...

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Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in first one-day LAHORE: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 41 runs in the first one-day international in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Shoaib Malik hit 112 in Pakistan's 375-3 while Elton Chigumbura made 117 in his team's 334-5 in 50 overs.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Malik hits hundred as Pakistan post 375-3 LAHORE: Shoaib Malik capped his one-day return with a brilliant century to help Pakistan post their highest total against Zimbabwe of 375-3 in the first day-night international in Lahore on Tuesday. Malik, playing his first one-day after two years, notched a 76-ball 112 with 12 fours and two sixes after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat on a flat Gaddafi Stadium pitch. Malik built on a confident 170-run opening stand between Mohammad Hafeez ...

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Pakistan will build on cricket revival: Shaharyar LAHORE: Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday hailed the great spirit shown by fans since international cricket returned after a six-year hiatus, promising to gradually attract more teams to compete in the country. Pakistan have a short limited over series of two Twenty20 and three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe -- their first since terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009. Capacity crowds watched the two Twenty20 games on ...