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Cricket: Players donate, take pay cuts amid coronavirus shutdown

04 April, 2020 3:28 pm 3:28 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s centrally contracted male cricketers will donate 500,000 pounds ($613,000) to the Board and charities while their women’s team counterparts have volunteered a three-month pay cut amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the players’ association (PCA) said. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said the season will not start before May 28 … Read More

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PM hails Darren Sammy’s role for restoration of cricket in Pakistan

03 March, 2020 3:31 pm 3:31 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday appreciated the role of Peshawar Zalmi’s Darren Sammy for restoration of cricket in Pakistan. The prime minister said while talking to to Peshawar Zalmi’s players Hashim Amla and Darren Sammy, who called on him in Islamabad along with the franchise chairman Javed Afridi. PM … Read More

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PSL 2020: Multan Sultans take on Peshawar Zalmi today

02 February, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

MULTAN (92 News) – Multan Sultans will take on Peshawar Zalmi in a match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday (today). Both teams had practice sessions on Tuesday. The stadium in Multan has so far hosted five Tests and seven ODIs. The first-ever match at the venue was … Read More

Lahore ready to stage cricket festivity

01 January, 2020 12:45 pm 12:45 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Lahore once again ready to stage cricket festivity and the stage is set for three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Bangladesh from Janaury 24-27 at the historic Gadaffi stadium. The famous arena wears a fresh look to hold three thrilling and exciting ties of the shortest version of the game. The … Read More

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