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Proud and excited to be visiting Pakistan for World XI series: Hashim Amla

While cricket fans in Pakistan eagerly await arrival of World XI players in Lahore next month, members of the star-studded squad are just as excited to play in front of a packed crowd at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. South Africa’s legendary batsman, the ‘run machine’ Hashim Amla, is one of them, and he cannot wait to come to Pakistan for the series, which will see high-profile international cricket grace Pakistan’s pitches once again, after a hiatus of eight years. “I am looking forward to it very much. Pakistan is a great country with great cricketing heritage. To kind of assist...

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PCB announces Pakistan squad for World XI series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Firday announced a 16-member squad with Sarfraz Ahmed as captain for the T20 series against the World XI side next month in Lahore. The National Selection Committee, headed by Inzamamul Haq, selected the squad for what is being as the ‘Independence Cup’. “The players consist of a combination of a fine blend of youth and senior players. Fahim Ashraf, Ruman Raees, and Aamer Yamin make a place in the squad due to their splendid performances in domestic tournaments, whereas Sohail Khan makes a comeback,” Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq said. “It would be good...

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PCB must concentrate on maintaining CT success: Waqar

Legendary fast bowler and former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis on Thursday said while the ICC Champions Trophy win was a big success for the national team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needs not to be over­j­oyed about it as there is a lot of work to do to maintain the tempo of success. Speaking as a guest at the Sports Journalists Association of Lahore (SJAL) here on Thursday, Waqar said: “We should not be overjoyed about the victory in the ICC Champions Trophy. Yes it was a good work done but there is a lot of work to...

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday after a campaign which saw the Portuguese superstar help Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double. Ronaldo picked up the trophy for the second consecutive season and third time in total, having also received the accolade in 2013/14. He finished ahead of two other shortlisted candidates, Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi and Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, in a poll of the 80 coaches in the group stage of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, together with 55...

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Pakistan eagerly prepared to host Word XI: DG ISPR

Pakistan army on Thursday welcomed the upcoming Twenty20 series against a World XI team comprising 14 players from seven countries. “We welcome Cricket Team World XI to Pakistan,” DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said. “Pakistanis are eagerly prepared to host them as a peace and sports loving nation,” he said. His statement came shortly after PCB Chairman Najam Sethi announced that 14 players from seven cricketing nations would be participating in a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan being played in Lahore next month. ??We welcome Cricket Team World XI to Pakistan. Pakistanis are eagerly prepared to host them as...

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