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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 seemed to be interested in hiring a foreign coach for the post.According to media reports, “I have not been allowed to get involved in any cricket despite the court orders. I was keen to apply for the post of head coach but have changed my mind now,” said the former batsman.“I get a feeling the PCB is more interested in appointing a foreign coach so it is no use wasting my energy. But I still ...

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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, ...

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Pakistan players aren’t hard working Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower has criticized that Pakistani players are not as hard working as far as fitness is concerned saying our players are very inconsistent with the way they practice.According to media reports Flower said, “The Pakistan cricketers need to work harder and sacrifice more if they want to do well for their country as playing at the international level require players to have an organized lifestyle. “It requires a lot of sacrifice ...