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Pakistan beat Australia by seven wickets


September 1st, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 1 (IANS) Australia lost the second One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan by seven wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium here.After winning the toss and batting first, Australia ... Read more...

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Sangakkara reclaims top spot in Test rankings


July 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the No.1 batting spot from the West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings.Sangakkara struck ... Read more...

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Rape case handling shows Mamata in poor light (Lead, West Bengal Newsletter)


February 19th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The efforts of the West Bengal administration, led by the state's first woman Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to play down an Anglo-Indian woman's complaint of ... Read more...

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Rape case handling shows Mamata in poor light (West Bengal Newsletter)


February 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The efforts of the West Bengal administration, led by the state's first woman Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to play down an Anglo-Indian woman's complaint of ... Read more...

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Pakistan drop Riaz over spot-fixing links


November 21st, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan have dropped Wahab Riaz from the squad for the tour of Bangladesh after the pacer's name was mentioned in the recent spot-fixing trial.Riaz was a ... Read more...

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NIA to quiz jailed Hizbul linkman in Delhi blast


September 28th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 28 (IANS) The National Investigating Agency (NIA) is again in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town, this time seeking judicial permission to quiz a jailed overground activist of militant ... Read more...

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Darren Bravo eyeing ICC Emerging Player honour


September 10th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) Young West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has admitted to being surprised over his short-listing for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Emerging Player-of-the-Year award, but is now backing ... Read more...

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Pakistan pick new faces for Zimbabwe tour


July 28th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 28 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket selectors Thursday drafted several rookies in the country's 16-man squad for the tour of Zimbabwe in September.Mohsin Khan, Pakistan's chief selector, announced that ... Read more...

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We have to restrict Pakistan to less than 250: Rampaul


May 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), May 21 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul turned in another good performance that saw Pakistan struggling at 180-6 on the first day of the second ... Read more...

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Misbah replaces Afridi for Ireland ODI series


May 19th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday replaced Shahid Afridi with Misbah-ul-Haq as the team captain for a brief series in Ireland later this month.The decision to ... Read more...

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Rampaul hopeful of victory in first Test against Pakistan


May 15th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Georgetown (Guyana), May 15 (IANS) West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul, who broke the back of Pakistan Saturday with two wickets in his opening over, believes they will be on course ... Read more...

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15-member Pak squad announced for Test series against Windies


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
ZCZCANI 158 (Sports)Lahore, May 3(ANI): Middle-order batsman, Younus Khan and fast bowler, Umar Gul have been named in the15-member Test squad for two matches against West Indies. Both were rested for the ... Read more...

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It’s hard to imagine Pakistan cricket without Shoaib Akhtar: Azhar Ali


March 21st, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): Pakistan's top order player Azhar Ali has expressed shock over fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's decision to retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2011, and ... Read more...

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PCB drops Yousuf, Malik, Kaneria from central contracts list


March 10th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 10(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dropped veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf, former skipper Shoaib Malik, leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and pacer Sohail Tanvir from its central contracts list.Shockingly, wicketkeeper ... Read more...

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Pak-New Zealand test set for exciting final day finish


January 18th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 18 (ANI): Pakistan needs 274 runs on the final day to win the second Test against New Zealand after bowling the hosts out for 293 late on the fourth ... Read more...

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Kiwi-Pak Test series just an entree for one-dayers


January 6th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan.6 (ANI): Such is the seemingly all-consuming focus on the one-day World Cup, the test series between New Zealand and Pakistan threatens to be little more than an entree ahead ... Read more...

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“PCB has given no reason as yet why I was stopped from travelling to UAE”: Kaneria


November 10th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 10 (ANI): Pakistan's highest wicket-taking spin bowler Danish Kaneria has said that he has no idea why he was not permitted to make the trip to Dubai, as he has ... Read more...

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‘Recuperating’ Tanvir dropped from Pak squad for South Africa Test series


November 5th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 5(ANI): Pakistani fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has been dropped from the Test squad for the upcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.Tanvir was named in the Test ... Read more...

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Misbah’s appointment as Pak Test captain shocking: Akram


October 10th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 10(ANI): Former skipper Wasim Akram has slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s decision to appoint Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain for the two-Test series against South Africa."I was surprised when I heard ... Read more...

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“I should have done better on England tour,” says Pak batsman Azhar Ali


September 27th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 27(ANI): Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali, who scored 291 runs at an average of 26.45 in the recent Test series against Australia and England, feels that he could have done a ... Read more...

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Younus Khan likely to join ’scandal-hit’ Pak team for England ODIs


August 31st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 31(ANI): Pakistan batsman Younus Khan has reportedly been given the green-signal by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national team for the five-match one-day series against England. ... Read more...

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Malik’s omission from one-day squad ‘unjustified’: Mudassar


August 26th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.26 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain and coach Mudassar Nazar has described the selectors move to axe all rounder Shoaib Malik from the one-day squad as an unjustified call."Shoaib Malik's omission has ... Read more...

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PCB snubs Afridi by ignoring Younis for ODI series against England


August 25th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.25 (ANI): Speculations regarding former captain Younis Khan making a comeback in the one-day side were laid to rest, with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors ignoring him for the ... Read more...

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Yousuf’s experience worked as catalyst in win against England: Butt


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 22 (ANI): Ecstatic over the four wicket win against England at The Oval, Pakistan captain Salman Butt has described veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf's return to the side as one of ... Read more...

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Azhar Ali vows to repay team management’s faith


August 20th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.20 (ANI): Young Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali, who played a gutsy knock of 92 not out in the first innings of the third Test at The Oval, has vowed to continue ... Read more...

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Pak team to England not picked on merit: Mohammad Wasim


August 15th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 15(ANI): Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Wasim has criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board and the team management, saying that the current national team on England tour has not been picked on ... Read more...

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Lack of strategists in Pak’s think-tank behind England tour debacle: Abdul Qadir


August 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 10(ANI): Former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Qadir believes that lack of strategy has hurt the national team in the ongoing disastrous tour of England.Pakistan lost the Edgbaston Test against England ... Read more...

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Britain’s Pakistanis ask Zardari to act against PCB


August 9th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 9 (IANS) Leaders of the Pakistani community in Britain have requested President Asif Ali Zardari to make sweeping changes in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). According to well-placed sources, community leaders ... Read more...

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England getting to understand Umpire Decision Review System better: Strauss


August 6th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has said that his team is becoming increasingly comfortable with the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS).The system is being used in a Test series in ... Read more...

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Pak team management looking to inject more experience for ODI series against England


August 5th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.5 (ANI): The overall shoddy performance by the batsmen, particularly their meek surrender in the first Test against England, has the Pakistani team management contemplating changes in the squad for the ... Read more...

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Salman Butt has more faith in ‘young guns’ than recalled Yousuf’s miracle cure


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2(ANI): Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has criticised the inclusion of former captain Mohammad Yousuf for rest of the Test series against England, saying that the team needs stability rather than ... Read more...

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Salman Butt voices ‘Decision Review System’ doubts


July 31st, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31(ANI): Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has defended his side doing without the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) during a batting collapse in the first Test against England, saying that the ... Read more...

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Injured Shahzad ruled out of Trent Bridge Test against Pakistan


July 29th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29(ANI): England fast bowler Ajmal Shahzad has been ruled out of the first Test against Pakistan, starting at Trent Bridge here on Thursday, due to an ankle injury.Shahzad suffered the ... Read more...

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Fan turned cricket-star Azhar says Pak team, fans were waiting for ending Oz Test losing streak


July 25th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25(ANI): Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has said his team and its supporters were eagerly waiting for the day when they ended Pakistan's seemingly endless losing streak against Australia.Pakistan registered ... Read more...

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Pakistan lurch to narrow three wicket win over Australia to level series 1-1


July 24th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24(ANI): Pakistan on Saturday registered their first Test win against Australia in 15 years, when they scrammed home to a three-wicket win at Headingley, to level the two-match series 1-1.Needing ... Read more...

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