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Sri Lanka bat as Test cricket returns to Pakistan after 10 years

12 December, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Captain Azhar Ali said that he was much pleased at playing cricket at home ground. “We decided to play four fast bowlers after witnessing the wicket,” he said. He said … Read More


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All eyes on Rawalpindi for historic return of Test cricket to Pakistan

12 December, 2019 11:12 am 11:12 am

RAWALPINDI – Sri Lanka’s return to Pakistan, 10 years after an attack on their team bus, carries significance beyond the results of the two-Test series. Another 120 points in the ICC Test Championship are on offer for Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These are points Pakistan can urgently use, following Australia’s series sweep over them in … Read More


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Test cricket set to return to Pakistan after 10 years

11 November, 2019 9:03 pm 9:03 pm

LAHORE–Pakistan is set to end a decade-long drought of Test cricket, with the national team closing out 2019 with a two-Test home series against Sri Lanka. A Pakistan Cricket Board release on Thursday, 14 November, announced that the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and Karachi’s National Stadium will host the two games, set to begin on 11 … Read More


Former England skipper Hartley announces his retirement

11 November, 2019 11:51 pm 11:51 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Former England captain and Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley announced his retirement on Thursday after failing to recover from a knee injury that cost him a place in the Rugby World Cup squad. Hartley, 33, led England to back-to-back Six Nations triumphs in 2016 and 2017 but has not played since suffering … Read More


Papua New Guinea ready to be cricket’s next fairytale story

11 November, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Papua New Guinea believe they could be cricket’s next rags-to-riches story after securing a place among the sport’s elite in next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia. After three near-misses in the last six years, the ‘Barramundis’ under Assad Vala punched their tickets to Australia where they will join 15 other … Read More


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Starc to miss second T20I against Sri Lanka with personal reasons

10 October, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

SYDNEY (92 News) – Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc is set to miss the second T20I against Sri Lanka, to be played in Brisbane on Wednesday, 30 October, having opted out of the contest to attend his brother Brandon’s wedding. Starc, who registered bowling figures of 2/18 from his four overs in his team’s emphatic … Read More


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Pakistan placed in Group C of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020

10 October, 2019 5:24 pm 5:24 pm

KARACHI (92 News) — Two-time winners Pakistan will play Scotland in their opening match of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 at the University Oval, Potchefstroom on Sunday, 19 January. The tournament schedule was announced on Thursday by the International Cricket Council. Sixteen teams will be taking part in the 24-day tournament that runs … Read More


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Leading Pakistan in front of home crowds will be career highlight: Sarfaraz

09 September, 2019 9:13 am 9:13 am

KARACHI (92 News) – Leading Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team-mates have urged fans to come out in large numbers as the country gets ready to host a three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, which starts on Friday, 27 September. Pakistan last hosted a bilateral ODI series in May 2015, against Zimbabwe, while … Read More


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Ireland secure 4-wicket victory over Scotland

09 September, 2019 8:44 am 8:44 am

A new-look Ireland side put in a confident performance in cruising to a 4-wicket win over Scotland in the T20I Tri-Series at Malahide Cricket Club today. Scottish captain Kyle Coetzer won the toss and chose to bat first under sunny skies. Ireland had two debutants, 19-year old batter Harry Tector and 21-year old fast-bowler David … Read More


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Wahab Riaz takes indefinite break from red-ball cricket

09 September, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz has announced that he’ll be taking an indefinite break from red-ball cricket in order to focus on the shorter formats. Wahab has not played a first-class match in 2019 and last played a Test match against Australia back in October 2018. Since making his Test debut … Read More


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UK former PM May chooses cricket hero Geoffrey Boycott for knighthood

09 September, 2019 6:37 pm 6:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen former cricketer Geoffrey Boycott for a knighthood, honouring her hero whose persistent style she had vowed to emulate in her ultimately failed efforts to deliver Brexit. May, a cricket fan, last year compared herself to the legendary England opening batsman Boycott, who scored over … Read More


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Hong Kong players banned from all cricket for life

08 August, 2019 8:38 am 8:38 am

SEOUL (92 News) – Hong Kong players Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed have been banned from all cricket for life, whilst teammate Haseeb Amjad has received a five-year ban after the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found them guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. During the hearing, the Tribunal heard evidence that all three players of … Read More


Cricket: South African Domingo takes over as Bangladesh head coach

08 August, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh appointed South Africa Russell Domingo as their head coach on Saturday succeeding Steve Rhodes who exited after the team finished eighth in the World Cup last month. Domingo, who coached South Africa to the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup in 2014 and the 50-overs World Cup in 2015, has signed … Read More


Women’s T20 cricket added to 2022 Commonwealth Games

08 August, 2019 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Cricket is set to return to the Commonwealth Games after a 24-year absence with organisers confirming on Tuesday that the programme for Birmingham 2022 would include a women’s Twenty20 tournament. The T20 event is one of three new events added to the next edition of the Games, alongside Beach Volleyball and Para … Read More


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Cricket: Ireland build lead after England dismissed for 85

07 July, 2019 9:16 pm 9:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Ireland were in a dominant position at tea on the first day of their four-day Test against England at Lord’s after bowling the hosts out for 85 and then reaching 127-2 in reply on Wednesday. In a dream start to their first test match against England, Tim Murtagh took five for 13 … Read More