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PSL franchises concerned over Pakistan players in T10 League
A number of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have raised concerns over the PCB's decision to allow contracted players to play in the T10 League, which starts in the UAE on Thursday

WAPDA maintain perfect record, SNGPL defend 160
WAPDA made it two wins in two in the Super Eight stage of the QeA to put one foot in the final

PCB to challenge new FTP proposed by BCCI
The PCB has moved the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee with India unable to honour their commitments of paying Pakistan

Nasir Jamshed handed one-year ban by PCB
An anti-corruption tribunal found the Pakistan batsman guilty of non-cooperation in the PSL spot-fixing case

PCB anti-corruption unit summons Mohammad Sami
He has not been charged or issued any show cause notice with PCB's General Manager Legal Salman Naseer confirming that his appearance was "nothing out of the ordinary"

PCB's anti-corruption code tweak won't apply to Sharjeel case
The PCB clarified that the tweak in the anti-corruption code, pertaining to appeals against the decisions of the spot-fixing investigation tribunal, "will affect future cases"

Pakistan to host three PSL games next year
The schedule for the 2018 PSL has been announced, with the final of the tournament scheduled to be held in Karachi

Hafeez delays declaration; WAPDA win in four sessions
Lahore Blues secured victory over Lahore Whites while Umar Akmal's sensational 148 saw UBL beat Fawad Alam's SSGC

PCB changes code to avoid appeals in Pakistan courts
Sharjeel Khan, currently banned from playing cricket by the board, is set to challenge the move with a writ petition later this month

Hasan Khan to lead Pakistan Under-19s at World Cup
The team begins it's World Cup campaign on January 13, with a game against Afghanistan

Lahore Blues cruise to National T20 Cup title
Lahore Blues secured the title against Lahore Whites thanks to a disciplined bowling performance and an assured innings from Imam-ul-Haq

PCB files notice of dispute against BCCI
The PCB's efforts to either play against India, or at least be compensated for series that have been cancelled has reached a potentially decisive phase after the board officially sent a notice of dispute to the ICC

Wish my last game was an international match - Ajmal
The 40-year old offspinner did not have an extravagant farewell. He walked off the field after his final T20 match in Pakistan, waving to a nearly empty Rawalpindi Stadium

All-Lahore final set for National T20 Cup
Lahore Whites and Lahore Blues triumphed over Faisalabad and FATA respectively as Saeed Ajmal bowed out in Rawalpindi

National T20 Cup semis and final on November 29 and 30
The semi-finals and final of the National T20 Cup have been set for November 29 and 30, with Rawalpindi playing host

Religious unrest disrupts domestic cricket in Pakistan
The PCB has decided to postpone the semi-finals and final of the National T20 Cup because of the "prevailing situation" of religious unrest in Pakistan

Kamran Akmal, Butt blitz record opening stand in Lahore win
The pair added an unbroken 209-run partnership as Lahore Whites thumped Islamabad by 109 runs

Khalid heroics takes Faisalabad home
The win took them to the semi-finals, even as Lahore Blues moved to the top of the points table

FATA triumph in run fest, Lahore Blues beat Islamabad
Three centuries were scored on a frenetic day in the National T20 Cup as Lahore Blues sealed their spot in the semifinals

Butt takes Lahore Whites into semi-final
Salman Butt's unbeaten 85 carried Lahore Whites into the final four on a day that saw Peshawar and Rawalpindi eliminated

Lahore Blues, Karachi Whites cruise to 19-run wins
Islamabad and FATA were downed by exactly the same margin in two games played on Monday for the National T20 Cup

Kamran helps Lahore Whites to top, Karachi Whites also win
In the day's second game, Sarfraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali completed a slender win for Karachi Whites over Peshawar

Faizi ton, Mujeeb five-for hand Afghanistan maiden U-19 Asia Cup title
Pakistan Under-19s were once again tormented by offspinner Mujeeb Zadran, who took 5 for 13 in the final to bowl them out for a mere 63

Shehzad helps Lahore Blues edge Peshawar in thriller
A quickfire half-century from Ahmed Shehzad provided just enough for the Lahore Blues bowlers to defend in Rawalpindi

Kamran, Butt fifties down FATA; Anwar Ali rips through Rawalpindi
While Lahore Whites' 213 proved to be too much for FATA, Anwar Ali's 4 for 30 meant Rawalpindi fell short of their target against Karachi Whites

Mujeeb Zadran's six-for takes Afghanistan to U-19 Asia Cup final
The offspinner helped skittle Nepal for 103, and Afghanistan will now face Pakistan in the final

Peshawar, Rawalpindi seal last-over victories
After a damp couple of days that resulted in four games getting washed out, the National T20 Cup got back on track with a pair of thrilling last-over chases on Thursday

Taha's 92 takes Pakistan to U-19 Asia Cup final
In response to Bangladesh's 274 for 6, Pakistan were two runs ahead of the DLS par-score of 197 when rain stopped play after 39 overs

Mohammad Hafeez suspended again for illegal action
An independent assessment on November 1 revealed that the majority of the offspinner's deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under ICC's regulations

Brisbane Heat sign Yasir Shah
Brisbane Heat have signed the legspinner as a replacement player for this season's Big Bash League, owing to Shadab Khan's potential international commitments

New Zealand hand out thumping to complete 4-0 whitewash
Following a blitz that all but sealed the deal for New Zealand, Sophie Devine collected both the Player-of-the-Match and the Player-of-the-Series awards

PSL squad limit raised from 20 to 21
The PCB also decided to increase the player salary cap by USD 25,000 after all six franchises unanimously agreed

Ajmal to retire from all formats
Ajmal, 40, is likely to make an announcement after the ongoing National T20 Cup ends on November 26

Maqsood, Ajmal help Faisalabad maintain perfect start
In the day's second game, Lahore Whites survived a middle-order collapse to sneak past Karachi Whites' target of 164 courtesy fifties from Kamran Akmal and Sami Aslam

Zia, Azam lead FATA's cruise past Peshawar
Musadiq Ahmed blitzed a 27-ball 51 to lift Peshawar to 164, but FATA coasted to the target with six wickets in hand and seven balls to spare

Karachi in line to host next PSL final
PCB chairman Najam Sethi revealed at the PSL draft in Lahore, that they have "made a commitment" to hold it in Karachi

How the PSL squads stack up
The squads of all the PSL franchises after the player draft on November 12 in Lahore

Bates 65* leads New Zealand to series-clinching win
Hannah Rowe and Amelia Kerr run through Pakistan women to bowl them out for 84 in a chase of 127

Lahore Blues edge home in thrilling derby; Faisalabad overpower Karachi
While Lahore Blues prevailed over their local rivals Lahore Whites by one run, Faisalabad chased down Karachi's target of 180 with relative ease

West Indies to tour Pakistan in March for T20 series
PCB chairman Najam Sethi also stated that both boards have agreed to play a series of T20 matches annually over the next five years both in Pakistan and the USA subject to availability of dates

Devine, Bates take NZ women 2-0 up
Dramatic New Zealand, who lose four wickets in five balls, stifle Pakistan to emerge comfortable winners

Devine, bowlers subdue Pakistan
Opener Sophie Devine struck 41 off 29 balls and followed it with the wicket of Ayesha Zafar to underpin New Zealand's 15-run victory in the first T20I in Sharjah

Irfan to testify against Shahzaib on PCB's behalf
Updates of the player hearings conducted by the tribunal investigating the corruption allegations in the 2017 Pakistan Super League

Sana Mir four-for leads Pakistan women to historic win
Bismah Maroof piloted a chase of 156 as Pakistan women wrapped up their first win against New Zealand women in 13 attempts

Usman Khan sidelined by stress fracture of back
The Pakistan pacer is expected to be out of action for at least six months as a result of the injury

Saad Altaf sets Pakistan record with 16 for 141
The 33-year old Rawalpindi fast bowler has broken the record for the best figures in first-class cricket in Pakistan

Committee formed to probe LCCA 'negligence'
Wet conditions and alleged negligence of the ground staff were blamed for the first day of the fixture between Lahore Whites and Karachi Whites being called off at the LCCA ground

New Zealand spinners, Devine rout Pakistan
Amelia Kerr took 3 for 35 to topple Pakistan over for just 147, a score they chased down with 26 overs and seven wickets in hand

Carl Crowe confident of clearance for Hafeez's remodeled action
The former Leicestershire spinner and now spin-bowling consultant who helped correct Sunil Narine's action said that Mohammad Hafeez's flex will withstand biomechanical scrutiny

Pakistan lose 5 for 15 in thrilling eight-run loss
Sophie Devine's second ODI hundred, 103 off 119 balls, set New Zealand's defense up by carrying them to 240 before Pakistan's lower-order collapse

'We are happy and privileged to be here' - SLC president
Thilanga Sumathipala sent out a message of solidarity with Pakistan, reiterating that the PCB and and the government of Pakistan have stood by Sri Lanka in the past

Pakistan cruise to win on Lahore's big night
Shoaib Malik scorched his way to a 23-ball fifty, Mohammad Amir scythed through Sri Lanka's chase, and Pakistan gave a raucous home crowd an evening to remember, as they trounced Sri Lanka by 36 runs

SL team surrounded by 'extraordinary' security arrangements in Lahore
With roads sealed off and huge security convoys, the security arrangements provided to the Sri Lanka team are similar to the protocol followed for a presidential visit

Lahore readies itself for that international feeling
The city might be gaining a new familiarity with the feeling of hosting international cricket, but there is additional meaning to this latest match, given the identity of the visiting team

Shadab swings low-scoring scrap with ball and bat
Sri Lanka fought desperately despite a spectacular collapse lit up by a Faheem Ashraf hat-trick, and held the ascendancy right until Shadab Khan smashed a six with Pakistan needing eight from three balls

Hasan, Malik star in emphatic Pakistan win
A listless batting effort resulted in an inexperienced Sri Lanka side remaining winless in the limited-overs leg of the series

'I was scared watching myself on TV' - Sarfraz
The excessive media coverage that followed his reporting of an allegedly corrupt approach frightened the Pakistan captain

Embattled Sri Lanka seek inspiration to improve wretched 2017
Pakistan, on the other hand, are coming into the T20 series with the confidence of a fantastic run in limited-overs matches this year

Pakistan apply pressure on ICC to secure India matches
The PCB has said that its signing off on the new Test and ODI leagues will depend on the BCCI honouring a bilateral commitment signed over three years ago.

Pakistan complete 5-0 after Usman bags five in 21 balls
A devastating new-ball spell from Pakistan's latest left-arm sensation sent Sri Lanka spiralling to 103 all out and the ignominy of their third 5-0 ODI whitewash of the year

Can Sri Lanka avoid another whitewash?
Sri Lanka have been at the wrong end of 5-0 scorelines twice this year, against South Africa and India. Can they find a way to evade the same fate against Pakistan?

ICC investigates approach made on Sarfraz
It is understood that the Pakistan captain was the target of an allegedly corrupt approach after the third ODI against Sri Lanka on Wednesday

Pakistan bowling attack best in the world - Sarfraz
Since the opening match of the Champions Trophy against India, where they conceded 319, the highest total they have conceded is 236

Hasan Ali, spinners make it 4-0 for Pakistan
Hasan Ali, the new No. 1 in bowler in ODIs, led the way with a three-wicket haul as Pakistan condemned Sri Lanka to their 11th successive loss in the format

De Villiers, Hasan Ali and Hafeez the new No. 1s
South Africa have gone up to the top of the team rankings in ODIs, but to keep their spot will have to secure a 3-0 victory over Bangladesh and hope India do not do the same against New Zealand

Dispirited Sri Lanka desperate to end 10-match rut
With the series wrapped up and the series moving to a venue at which Pakistan will feel closest to home, their next goal will be to extend their own seven-game winning streak

Hafeez reported for suspect action yet again
Pakistan allrounder has 14 days to have his action tested at an ICC accredited centre

Amin smashes season's second ton; Masood, Aslam falter again
A round-up of the all the action from Pakistan's Quaid-e-Azam Trophy after the conclusion of the fourth round

Hasan five-for, Imam debut ton sink Sri Lanka
Pakistan cruised to their seventh straight win, while Sri Lanka slumped to their tenth successive defeat after yet another one-sided clash

Mankad incident turns close finish controversial
WAPDA captain Salman Butt has questioned Peshawar's sportsmanship after their fast bowler Taj Wali clinched a three-run win by mankading non-striker Mohammad Irfan

Hafeez back for T20Is against Sri Lanka
Mohammad Amir, who is recovering from a shin injury, has been included in the squad subject to fitness

Must-win for sinking Sri Lanka against soaring Pakistan
Sri Lanka have lost nine ODIs in a row. Pakistan have won eight of their last nine. Is there any way for Sri Lanka to keep the series alive?

Sri Lanka agree to play T20I in Lahore
Decision to play taken at SLC's executive committee meeting in Colombo; Tharanga likely to skip the match

Azam, Shadab complete Pakistan's incredible comeback
Sri Lanka were bowled out for 187, falling to a 32-run loss in Abu Dhabi, as Pakistan recovered from 101 for 6 to take a 2-0 lead in the series

Misbah criticises 'underprepared' pitches in QeA Trophy
The former Pakistan captain said the hectic schedule of the tournament had led to the quality of pitches being substandard

Unchanged Pakistan eye more dominance in ODI series
Pakistan look significantly stronger than their opponents at the moment but Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back on the back of their undoubted ability

Sri Lanka's players reluctant to visit Pakistan
SLC, however, believes it can have a conversation with the players and convince them to tour the country

Babar's ton, Malik's 81 take Pakistan 1-0 up
Pakistan reasserted their dominance in the UAE with a crushing win in Dubai over a Sri Lanka side that has seen ODI wins excruciatingly hard to come by in 2017

SL carry edge heading into ODIs after Test triumphs
Having suffered a 2-0 defeat in the longest format, Pakistan will look to channel their inner Champions Trophy winners to wrest the momentum from the visitors in the ODI series opener

Will try not to sweep in crucial moments again - Sarfraz
Pakistan's captain makes a lot of runs with the shot, but his top-edge while attempting it on the final day in Dubai opened a gate for Sri Lanka

Dilruwan's five-for seals memorable series sweep
Asad Shafiq's fighting 112 was not enough as Sri Lanka picked up the last five wickets in the first 90 minutes of the final day

Maroof-led Pakistan squad named for New Zealand series
Former captain Sana Mir retains her place in the side, despite a highly publicised spat with the team management

Pakistan's problems: 'It's kept me awake at night'
The opening partnership, Babar Azam's form, the middle-order positions and balance of the attack: Mickey Arthur has admitted he has a lengthy list of issues to resolve

Shafiq, Sarfraz revive Pakistan to set up thrilling fifth day
After being reduced to 52 for 5 in the pursuit of 317, Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq put on an unbroken 146-run stand to carry Pakistan to within 119 of an improbable victory

Usman Khan replaces injured Amir for Sri Lanka ODIs
The left-arm quick has been an integral member of the Karachi Kings side in the Pakistan Super League for the last two years, and was retained by the franchise for the third season of the tournament

Sri Lanka take control after 15-wicket day
Pakistan conceded a 220-run first-innings lead, but bounced back with five wickets late on the third day

Amir ruled out of one-day series with shin injury
Amir resumed bowling on the second day in Dubai but was soon forced off the field again and sent for scans

Sri Lanka in control after Karunaratne 196
Yasir Shah becomes first spinner to take five-fors in five successive Tests but Pakistan have a mountain to climb in the pink-ball Test

Raees blows Lahore Whites away with 9 for 25
A round-up of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches this week, with strong performances from Junaid Khan and Rumman Raees and a maiden win in the season for PTV

Shoaib Akhtar to mentor Lahore Qalandars
The former Pakistan fast bowler will work to develop the young pace bowlers in the franchise, including Haris Rauf, who was signed on for ten years after an impressive trial in Gujranwala

Karunaratne ton helps Sri Lanka build steadily
The opener's seventh Test century and his unbeaten 118-run stand with captain Dinesh Chandimal laid the groundwork for Sri Lanka on the opening day of the pink-ball Test

Imam-ul-Haq called up to Pakistan's ODI squad
Pakistan have left out former ODI captain Azhar Ali from their squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the UAE

Multan announce draft picks, Malik and Pollard platinum players
News from the trade window of the Pakistan Super League, where a few big names found new homes

Pakistan look to seniors to undo Abu Dhabi anomaly
The performances of some key players amplified long-standing issues of form, but Sarfraz Ahmed is positive that one innings doesn't make a bad side as Pakistan look to avoid a first home series defeat in ten years

Sri Lanka's 'upset' adds significance to day-night Test
Pakistan were favourites to begin due to Sri Lanka's misadventures more than their own conquests. Now that the 'underdogs' are leading 1-0, there's much to play for with the pink ball

'Mir wanted former team-mates appointed to selection committee'
Shamsa Hashmi, former general manager of the Pakistan women side, criticised the former captain's tactics, and said that she had been trying to control Mir's 'manoeuvring and hegemony by counselling'

Basit Ali-led interim panel to pick women's team for NZ series
A PCB press release called it an "interim arrangement necessitated by paucity of time", and that the new coach Mark Coles would be consulted regarding selection decisions for the series

Herath can adjust, counter plans against him - Azhar
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali admitted that the relative inexperience of the batting line-up was also a factor in their failure to chase down 136 on the final day in Abu Dhabi

Herath's 400th wicket seals dramatic victory for Sri Lanka
Pakistan lost a Test match in Abu Dhabi for the first time, as 16 wickets fell on a nail-biting final day on which Rangana Herath became the first left-arm spinner to break the 400 barrier

Pakistan spinners take four to set up exciting final day
For eleven sessions this Test went nowhere, the teams only three runs apart at the end of the first innings. But towards the end of day four, Pakistan's spinners claimed four wickets, and shocked it into life

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