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Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal recalled for World T20

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal recalled for World T20

Pakistan have recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik in their squad for the World Twenty20, which starts in Bangladesh in March. Malik last played a T20 for Pakistan in November 2013 against South Africa in the UAE but was dropped for the series against Sri Lanka. Akmal, meanwhile, has not been a part of Pakistan’s T20 playing XI since March last […]

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Wasim Akram heads Lahore with fiancée

Wasim Akram heads Lahore with fiancée

KARACHI: The former master of swing in Cricket, Wasim Akram on Sunday departed for Lahore along with his fiancée Shaniera Thompson. Talking to media persons at Karachi airport, the Australian national greeted the Pakistani nation on the occasion of Eid. Visiting Pakistan for the first time after engagement with Wasim Akram, the smiling Shaniera Thompson spared no praise for her […]

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Twenty20 World Cup 2012 schedule and results

Twenty20 World Cup 2012 schedule and results

REUTERS – The Twenty20 cricket World Cup is being hosted by Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7. Twelve nations are participating in the tournament. Here is the schedule for matches in the qualifying group stage. GROUP STAGE Match 1: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Group C Tuesday, September 18 Result: Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 82 runs. Read story here Mahinda Rajapaksa […]

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London Olympics Men’s Hockey: Pakistan’s way to victory

London Olympics Men’s Hockey: Pakistan’s way to victory

Pakistan has done it again! Defying the pundits, Pakistan defeated Argentina by two goals to none in their second pool match of the 2012 London Olympics Men’s Hockey competition. In a nail-biting match, both teams played fast attacking hockey and made frequent inroads into each other’s defences. Pakistan drew first blood 30 minutes into the game, when defender Muhammad Imran […]

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Afridi says he will bounce back from lean patch

Afridi says he will bounce back from lean patch

Shahid Afridi has expressed relief after playing a key role with both bat and ball in Pakistan’s win against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final. Afridi scored a critical 32 runs when Pakistan were in trouble and then bowled his 10 overs for just 28 runs to stifle Bangladesh’s batsmen.   “It lifted a lot of pressure off my shoulders but […]

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