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Pakistan Cup 2016; Islamabad beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 2 wickets Islamabad beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 2 wickets in the second encounter of Pakistan Cup 2016 One Day tournament at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.However, The PCB announced that Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq will lead Federal Capital and Younis Khan will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa side.KPK captain Younis Khan chose to bat first after winning the toss; KPK scored 212 runs in 47 overs. Younis Khan (61), Fakhar Zaman (45), Ahmed Shahzad (31) and Muhammad Asghar (17) were the main scorers.While, Hammad Azam and Muhammad Abbas took two wickets each.Islamabad in reply took a disastrous start, losing three top batsmen for just 9 runs. Bad light factor delayed the start of second innings. Islamabad achieved the target for the loss of eight wickets. Misbahul Haq smashed 82 runs and Iftikhar (48) put up a valuable 104-runs 4th wicket partnership, bring Islamabad back in the game.At that crucial time, under-19 pick for ISB, Shadab Khan played ...

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‘ECB forced PCB’ to ignore my case, says banned leg spinner Kaneria Banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has lashed out at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) saying that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not pursuing his case because of them.According to media report, “The ECB had forced the PCB to not look into my case, despite no proof against me,” said Kaneria while talking to a foreign media agency.Kaneria is back into the spotlight once again, he also criticized ECB for its special treatment to ...

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PCB Chairman to raise voice against Big-3 in ICC meetings ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan will go for the termination of the Big Three' System in the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings scheduled to be held in Dubai from Monday (April 25).The ICC Board will gather in Dubai for the second round ofmeetings of 2016. In the lead up to these meetings, various other committee meetings, including the ICC Chief Executives' Committee meeting, will take place.The schedule of the meetings include ICC ...

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Aaqib bids UAE goodbye, joins PSL Qalandars  On Wednesday, former bowler Aaqib Javed has resigned from coaching post of United Arab Emirates (UAE) team after final settlement with Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) Lahore team.According to local media report, the legendary bowler left the post after final settlement with Lahore Qalandars team as their director of cricket. However, the sources told that negotiation is underway to include the former cricketer in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) administration.Aaqib Javed was appointed as coach to UAE ...

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Pakistan Cup opens with a Balochistan win Balochistan team defeated Punjab team by 12 runs in the opening game of the Pakistan Cup at Faisalabad's Iqbal Stadium on Tuesday. The PCB announced that Azhar Ali will lead Balochistan team and Shoaib Malik will captain Punjab.Punjab won the toss and chose to field in the match. Balochistan were all out after scoring 215 runs in 46.2 overs. Shahid Yousuf fell one run short of his half century as he was dismissed on 49 ...

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Younis Khan an inspiration for AB de Villiers South African star batsman AB de Villiers has revealed that he learnt how to perform the sweep shot by watching the veteran Younis Khan.According to media reports, AB de Villiers said, “I just make sure I get as low as possible. I don’t like the ball to beat me under the bottom of my bat while I am sweeping. So, I always try and sweep it like a broom; I learnt that from Younis Khan, ...

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South Africa balk at Aussie pink-ball Test SYDNEY: Cricket Australia unveiled plans Wednesday for day-night Tests against South Africa and Pakistan but admitted player concerns about the experimental format meant the Proteas' fixture was not locked in.The day-night Tests using a pink ball are a central part of Australia's home international schedule for 2016-17, which also features limited over matches against three nations.Administrators regard the inaugural day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide last season as an outstanding success, attracting 123,000 spectators ...