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India-Pakistan break the ice on cricketing ties (Roundup)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday invited Pakistan to play three One-dayers and two Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, a move that would see the arch-rivals ... Read more...

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(VM) India-Pakistan to revive cricketing ties after 5 years (Third Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India will host Pakistan for three One-dayers and Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, reviving cricketing ties amongst the arch-rivals after a gap of five ... Read more...

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Pakistan out of sight, Bangladesh look to South Africa


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket ... Read more...

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Pakistan tour: Bangladesh Cricket Board satisfied with security


March 5th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Mustafa Kamal says he is satisfied over the security situation in Pakistan for international events and expressed his willingness to send ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s Pakistan tour awaiting clearances


March 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan might have to wait further for the revival of international cricket back home as their series against Sri Lanka later this year is still awaiting ... Read more...

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PCB to name Pak captain for World Cup 2011 on February 4: Ijaz Butt


February 1st, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 01(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board will announce the team captain for the forthcoming World Cup on February 4, a day before the final match of their ongoing one-day series against ... Read more...

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Low response to New Zealand-Pak matches, fans feel not getting value for money


January 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 11 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket is facing a tough task of attracting crowds to Pakistan tour matches, as fans feel they are not getting value for money from the struggling ... Read more...

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Yusuf may be ignored from Pakistan’s World Cup probables


November 30th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket selectors are mulling the option of ignoring senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the World Cup 2011 because of his poor form and fitness.Yousuf, 36, is ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain’s family receive threats following bid to blow lid on corruption in Pak cricket


November 29th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 29(ANI): Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's family has reportedly received threatening calls after the player said that he would expose people involved in corruption in Pakistan cricket."Zulqarnain's wife got ... Read more...

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Spotlight on PCB boss Butt at ICC meeting focusing on ’spot-fixing’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 12 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board meeting in Dubai will be focussing on the 'spot-fixing' controversy, and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt will be at ... Read more...

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Countering Afridi would be the key in Test series: Ponting


July 13th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Stopping Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi would be the key in the two match Test series starting at Lord's today (Tuesday), Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes.Ponting said Afridi plays ... Read more...

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“Pak’s entire dysfunctional tour of Australia” under ICC anti-corruption scanner


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 22(ANI): The entire Pakistan tour of Australia in 2009-10 is under a cloud with the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption unit investigating the visiting team's performance during the series, and ... Read more...

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Pak worried of ‘robust’, ‘multifaceted’ Indo-US ties: Haqqani


November 13th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.13 (ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani has said that Islamabad is worried by the strengthening Indo-US ties.Describing Indo-US ties as 'robust' and 'multifaceted', Haqqani pointed out ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton ‘loses it’ with Pak in Lahore


October 30th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.30 (ANI): While using her three-day Pakistan tour to try to allay the widespread anti-US sentiments prevalent in the country, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton also made it ... Read more...

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Three held for Sri Lankan team attack


May 13th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 13 (IANS) Three men said to belong to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terror group have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the March 3 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka felicitates Pakistani driver for saving cricketers


April 6th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 6 (IANS) Sri Lanka Monday felicitated the Pakistani bus driver who drove away the island nation's cricket team to safety when a group of terrorists ambushed their ... Read more...

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Sangakkara to lead Sri Lankan team, Murali deputy


March 12th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, March 11 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara is set to captain the Sri Lankan cricket team with spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan likely to be named as his deputy, the sports ... Read more...

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PCB vows to host 2011 World Cup despite international boycott call


March 9th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.9 (ANI): Notwithstanding the wide spread call of boycott by the international cricket community after the Lahore terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ... Read more...

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Pakistan tour of Bangladesh postponed


March 5th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Thursday announced that it has postponed Pakistan's cricket tour to the country scheduled to start later this week. "The Bangladesh Cricket Board has postponed ... Read more...

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There were security lapses, admits Lahore official


March 5th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 5 (IANS) "There are certain security lapses which are very vivid and very clear," said a top official in Lahore where an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team left ... Read more...

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Samaraweera to undergo surgery for knee injury: officials


March 4th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera, who suffered gunshot injuries in the thigh and knee when his cricket team members came under a targeted terror attack in Lahore, will ... Read more...

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Lawson concedes Pakistan unsafe after attack on Lankan cricketers


March 4th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Mar. 4 (ANI): Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson, who had criticized cricket teams for canceling their Pakistan tours due to security fears, now concedes everything has changed after the terror ... Read more...

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60 suspects arrested in Lahore terror attack


March 4th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 4 (IANS) As many as 60 people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team here that left eight people dead and ... Read more...

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Eight killed, six Sri Lankan cricketers hurt in Lahore terror attack


March 3rd, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore/Colombo, March 3 (IANS) Masked terrorists armed with automatic weapons Tuesday opened relentless fire at the convoy of the Sri Lankan cricket team as it headed for Lahore's Gaddafi stadium, killing eight ... Read more...

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Attack on Sri Lankan cricketers: Four suspects arrested


March 3rd, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 3 (IANS) Four suspects were arrested here Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team that left six policemen dead and six players and ... Read more...

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BCCI expresses shock over attack on Lankan cricketers in Pakistan


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 3 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has expressed shock over the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, claiming lack of security ... Read more...

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Jayawardene quits, Sangakkara likely to take over (Round up)


February 11th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 11 (IANS) Mahela Jayawardene Wednesday decided to step down as the captain of Sri Lanka's cricket team after the upcoming tour of Pakistan, saying that his successor needs at least ... Read more...

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Decided to stand down in the team’s interest: Jayawardene (Lead)


February 11th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has informed the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that he would like to resign from the post after the forthcoming two-Test series in Pakistan. SLC ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan cricket captain Jayawardene quits


February 11th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb.11 (ANI): Sri Lankas cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene resigned from the post on Wednesday. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board sources said Jayawardene decided to quit the captaincy from both forms of ... Read more...

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Zardari cancels meeting with Pak team, asks cricket greats to end woes


January 27th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 27 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari has cancelled a meeting with the Pakistan team to avoid useless criticism after their dismal performance in the recently concluded three-match series against ... Read more...

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Pakistan tour boosts Sri Lanka’s confidence against India


January 25th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 25 (IANS) After trouncing Pakistan 2-1, Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene said they now aim to beat India on home soil.Before leaving for Colombo, Jayawardene told reporters here Sunday that ... Read more...

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India to play five one-dayers in Sri Lanka (Lead)


January 13th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 13 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will play five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in January-February. The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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India to play 5 ODIs and a Twenty20 in Sri Lanka


January 13th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 13 (IANS) India's cricket team will play five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in January-February. This was decided here Tuesday morning at a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tour to Pak to be two- phased affair


January 10th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.10 (ANI): The Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the itinerary for the Pakistan tour. The tour will be a two phased affair, with the one day internationals scheduled from January 21 ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to announce Pakistan tour programme today


January 6th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.6 (ANI): As the mystery behind the delay in announcing the tour itinerary by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) continues, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to get a ... Read more...

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