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Chris Gayle trolls Ahmad Shahzad West Indies batting legend Chris Gayle, has expressed the shock over Pakistan batsman Ahmad Shahzad’s exclusion, various cricketers like Kevin Pietersen and Grant Elliot, showed their disappointment on the social media.Gayle took to his official account Twitter and had his own way of trolling the right-handed opener Ahmad Shahzad.However, Shahzad didn’t seem to mind too much as he replied,Then Gayle quickly tried to play down the humour as he heaped praises on Shahzad in his next tweet.Shahzad, this time, thanked Gayle for his concerns as he replied, Earlier, Kevin Pietersen and Grant Elliott tweeted to show their support for opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad.The former Pakistan captain and Pakistan's new chief selectors Inzamam ul Haq on Monday dropped star players Shahid Afridi, Ahmad Shahzad and Umar Akmal from next month's tour of England.Copyright Business Recorder, 2016 ...

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PCB awards Pakistani women cricketers The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has awarded at least 22 national women cricketers with Central Contracts for the ongoing year after the team’s impressive performances in the recent World T20 as well as for maintaining a decent record last year.According to local media reports, “These contracts have been given to women cricketers for their outstanding performance and progress they have shown in domestic and international events throughout the year 2015,” said a PCB press release. ...

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Pakistan drops to historic lows, 9th position in ODI’s Pakistan has dropped to ninth position in latest ICC One Day Internationals (ODI) ranking while they have retained seventh position in Twnety20 Internationals.According to the media reports, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 finalists Australia and New Zealand have retained the top two positions. South Africa has swapped places with India to move into third position, while the West Indies has exchanged places with Pakistan to push the 1992 World Cup winners out of the top ...

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Stuart Law most likely to replace Waqar Younis Ex-Australia batsman Stuart Law is all set to take over the coaching job at Pakistan. The PCB will make an official announcement later this week, as per media reports.According to India Today report, The Board of Governor’s met in Lahore on Tuesday and confirmed Stuart Law as the frontrunner for the job while former Australia Andy Moles’s has been kept as a back-up.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to have made a decision on the ...

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Salman Butt can make a comeback: Geoff Lawson ISLAMABAD: Former Australian fast-bowler and ex- Pakistan head coach Geoff Lawson believes Salman Butt can make a comeback for Pakistan saying he is highly motivated and is an outstanding talent.Lawson said Butt is still young and can make a comeback for Pakistan. "When I was his coach, he was an outstanding talent. That talent doesn't go away but it depends on how much you are motivated and how much you still want to do well. ...

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Amla set for IPL debut after Marsh joins injury list NEW DELHI: South African batsman Hashim Amla is to join Kings XI Punjab for the rest of the Indian Premier League season after Shaun Marsh became the latest Australian player to pull out injured.The former South Africa skipper revealed on Twitter that he would be joining the IPL's basement team as a replacement for Marsh in what will be his first stint in India's money-spinning Twenty20 contest."Excited to be with @lionsdenkixp for the remainder of ...

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Mental test for Sri Lanka in England tour COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's rookie batting line-up faces a "huge mental challenge" in adapting to English conditions as they bid to pull off a repeat of their historic series win over their hosts, coach Graham Ford said Wednesday.Sri Lanka are returning to England for the first time since 2014 when they posted their first away series victory over Alistair Cook's side in Test cricket and then won an ODI series and a one-off T20 international.But their ...