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Didn't 'disrespect' Wasim Akram's team: Misbah Pakistan Test skipper Misbah ul Haq has clarified that he didnt intent to 'disrespect' the Pakistan cricket team, which toured Australia in 1999.The explanation comes after Misbah said that Pakistans 1999 team was the best one, while responding to a question asked by media persons right after the Sydney Test loss. The skipper who faced a lot of heat was asked if he considered the current side was the best team which toured Australia? "Clarification on the 1999 tour. @MazherArshad asked me in press conf about if this was the best team for Pakistan in Australia," stated Misbah on the micro blogging platform Twitter.Misbah added on that his aim was not to disrespect the team led by legendry fast bowler Wasim Akram and featuring the likes of SaqlainMushtaq, Shoaib Akhtar, Ijaz Ahmed and others, calling them the legends of Pakistan cricket."My reply was that 99 team was our best team. ...

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Boult back to boost New Zealand tour sweep bid WELLINGTON: Bowling spearhead Trent Boult could return as the sole change for New Zealand in the first Test against Bangladesh in Wellington on Thursday. Coming off back-to-back Test victories over Pakistan and a 3-0 triumphs in both the 50-over and Twenty20 series against Bangladesh, New Zealand are looking for a clean sweep of the tourists as they build towards the arrival of South Africa in March. "We haven't confirmed it yet, but it's hard to ...

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PCB rejects FICA report, says international players willing to play in Lahore KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday rejected the report issued by Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) that questioned Pakistans security arrangements in the upcoming PSL final to be held in Lahore."FICA has done great disservice to the cause of cricket in general and Pakistan cricket in particular by advising players not to play in the PSL Final in Lahore next March because of 'security reasons,'" reads PCB media statement.Earlier, FICA has stated ...

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Arrest warrant issued against Wasim Akram KARACHI: Arrest warrant has been issued against former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram on Tuesday, for not appearing at the court continuously for testifying in case filed by him.The arrest warrant was issued by East Magistrate, which comes after the left hand fast bowler failed to appear before the court in 31 hearings, reported local media.Akram lodged a complaint with Bahadurabad police station, after Akram's vehicle was fired upon in Karsaz, August 2015. However, the ...

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Pakistan suffers another blow, Sarfraz Ahmed heads home KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket team has suffered yet another blow after wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed is headed to Pakistan to be with his ailing mother.Sarfraz is highly probable to miss one day internationals (ODIs) against Australia, as his mother is critically ill and under treatment at a private hospital in Karachi, who underwent a surgery two days ago, reported local media.Sarfraz's return to Pakistan come as a second blow to the team, after pacer Muhammad Irfan left ...

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Akhtar agrees with Chappell but partially ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has responded to former Australian captain Ian Chappell's comments about Pakistan's poor performances down under this winter.Pakistan team lost the Test series 3-0, following which Chappell mentioned that Cricket Australia might want to stop inviting Pakistan to play Test cricket on Australian soil."Pakistan have now lost 12 Test matches on the trot in Australia, and somebody's got to give them a kick up the bum. Cricket Australia (CA) have ...

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David Warner slams Cricket Australia Australias hard hitting opening batsmen David Warner has blasted Cricket Australia (CA) for "very, very poor scheduling decision, as Australia would be playing a Twenty20 international at home just a day before they begin a Test series in India."Scheduling is obviously Cricket Australia's area," Warner said, reported Fox Sports. "They play the big role in putting that on. For me, it's about going out there and playing the game and not worrying too much about ...