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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

PCB makes domestic T20 participation mandatory for NOCs
Centrally contracted players will have to feature in the National T20 Cup before they can gain No-Objection Certificates to participate in the T20 Global League and the Bangladesh Premier League

Mir axed as ODI captain, Maroof to lead side
Bismah Maroof will succeed Mir as the Pakistan captain, even as the PCB will look to appoint a new general manager for the women's wing and a new selection panel

Azhar Ali leads Pakistan's crawl towards parity
Fifties from Pakistan's top three ensured Pakistan edged - very slowly but surely - towards Sri Lanka's imposing first innings total of 419

Dodgy Dukes, departmental domination, and Fawad Alam
Round-up of the first set of fixtures from the 2017-18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

'We went in with our strength' - Azhar Mahmood
Despite Yasir Shah bowling a career-high 57 overs in Abu Dhabi's heat and humidity, Pakistan do not regret going into the first Test with only one specialist spinner

Pakistan unscathed after Chandimal ton takes SL to 419
Honours were shared on the second day as Pakistan lost no wickets in the final session after the Sri Lanka captain's hundred helped the visitors post an imposing first-innings total

Umar Akmal picks up three-match ban for Arthur outburst
Pakistan batsman also fined by PCB, and will have NOCs for overseas tournaments revoked for two months

Shaheen Afridi: the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy's new sensation
Seventeen-year-old Shaheen Afridi got into the record books yesterday with figures of 8 for 39, the best ever by a Pakistani on first-class debut

Karunaratne 93, Chandimal 60* carry SL to safety
Honours were shared on a low-scoring opening day as Sri Lanka recovered from 61 for 3 at lunch to finish the day on a strong note

Sri Lanka bat; Pakistan give Haris Sohail a debut
Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and chose to bat first on a pitch that had a bit of grass on it in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan gave middle-order batsman Haris Sohail a Test debut

Sarfraz's Pakistan look to build on Misbah's reign
Pakistan's new captain in all formats wants his team to "remember the good things" his predecessors did, and apply them to his "very young side"

Pakistan's transition an advantage for SL bowling - Chandimal
Pakistan will begin working out their batting order after the retirements of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, and Dinesh Chandimal believes a settled Sri Lanka bowling attack can exploit this

Pakistan, Sri Lanka resume bout without heavyweights
Both teams have played 14 Tests against each other this decade, but how will they respond to the unfamiliar situation of not having familiar faces?

Sana Mir refuses to attend training camp
In an email to team-mates leaked on social media, the Pakistan offspinner said she could not continue in the current set up and team management

PCB appoint Mark Coles as Pakistan women's head coach
His first assignment in charge will be in the UAE, where Pakistan host New Zealand for three ODIs and four T20Is later this year

Butt moves a step closer to Pakistan comeback
Inzamam-ul-Haq, the PCB's chief selector, is impressed with the opener's form and fitness since his return from his spot-fixing ban, and has said his case for a full international return will be assessed by picking him in the Pakistan A team

Pakistan look to Sohail, Salahuddin in post-MisYou era
The pair are likely to be the first batsmen to attempt filling the gap left by Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan's retirements in the upcoming Tests against Sr Lanka, even as Pakistan have bolstered their bowling with the inclusion of uncapped fast bowler Mir

Moody joins Multan Sultans staff
The former Australia allrounder is also the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and Rangpur Riders in the BPL

Sharjeel, PCB both lodge appeal against verdict
The player is seeking exoneration and the board a stiffer sentence in Sharjeel Khan's case

Test and ODI league structures could hinge on India-Pakistan ties
The India-Pakistan impasse is potentially holding hostage cricket's attempts to devise a new international calendar, as the PCB has made it clear it will not sign up without clarity on bilateral matches with India

Hectic schedule awaits teams in compressed Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
The 2017-18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy's group stage will see seven matches played in 41 days, with the entire tournament scheduled to last less than three months

SLC will address player security concerns - board CEO
Sri Lanka Cricket is unlikely to penalise any players who opt out of the proposed T20 against Pakistan in Lahore but the board has reminded the players of their "contractual obligation" to play where required

Where things stand for each of the suspects in PSL's spot-fixing saga
With the verdict against Khalid Latif on Wednesday, all but two of the players charged with allegations related to spot-fixing in the PSL have had their sentences pronounced

Khalid Latif banned for five years for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal
Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned by the PCB from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the 2017 Pakistan Super League

Convincing West Indies players to visit Pakistan "challenging" - Dave Cameron
However, the Cricket West Indies president was personally quite satisfied by security arrangements in Lahore for the final match of the World XI series

Sarfraz expresses gratitude to visiting World XI team
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said this series was "different" to the Zimbabwe tour of 2015, and looked forward to the return of Test cricket to the country

'We've been extremely well looked after' - Flower
Both the World XI coach and captain Faf du Plessis were effusive in their praise for the experiences they had in Lahore, and the security measures in place

Pakistan mark cricket's return with series win
Pakistan produced a clinical performance in all three departments to beat Faf du Plessis' men by 33 runs in the third and final T20I and clinch the series 2-1

Hasan Ali in doubt as Lahore prepares for thrilling finale
George Bailey, who hasn't yet played for World XI, may get a look in while Usman Shinwari is likely to make way for Hasan Ali if the latter is deemed fit ahead of the third and final T20I

Waqar Younis appointed Islamabad United bowling coach
Former Pakistan head coach will also double up Director Cricket for the PSL franchise

Arthur learns to appreciate Sohail Khan again
Sohail Khan had conceded 20 off the penultimate over allowing the visitors a series-levelling victory, but Mickey Arthur launched into an unlikely and passionate defence of his charge

PCB to seek ICC help to resolve bilateral-tours standoff
The PCB is set to take the BCCI to the ICC's dispute resolution panel, with the two boards having failed to resolve their long-standing issue of not fulling their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral tours

Mistake to set such high ticket prices - Najam Sethi
Mistakes in the ticket pricing policy for Pakistan's home series against the World XI have led to lower-than-expected crowd turnouts at the Gaddafi Stadium in the highest-profile series held in Pakistan since 2009

ICC plans to bring more Full Members to Pakistan in coming years
In the event of a Full Member refusing to come, the PCB will examine the possibility of organising further tours by a World XI side over the next two years

Amla, Thisara star in World XI's last-over win
While Amla anchored the chase with a half-century, the series-levelling victory was made possible courtesy Thisara's unbeaten 19-ball 47

PCB to spend US$ 2.5-3 million for Independence Cup
A major chunk of that figure will have been spent on bringing the World XI team to Lahore. It is thought the players are being paid in the region of $100,000 each, and the rest is made up mostly by the logistic costs involved

Babar's 86 edges out World XI in Lahore
Pakistan's return home in more than two years was triumphant, beating the World XI in 20 runs in the first T20I in Lahore

Pakistan to visit Scotland for T20I series
The series, set to follow on from England playing an ODI in Edinburgh, will be the first instance of Scotland hosting a Full Member for a T20I

Sarfraz eager to shift focus back to cricket
The actual cricket looks to have taken a back seat, but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is eager to push it back into focus, looking to maintain Pakistan's T20 ranking by winning games

Security made us feel like in a movie - du Plessis
The World XI captain spoke about how he initially wrestled with the idea of playing in Pakistan, before being put at ease by the comprehensive security arrangements

World XI series a 'huge leap' for Pakistan - Najam Sethi
Giles Clarke, head of the ICC's Pakistan Task Team, echoed Sethi's comments after the World XI squad arrived in Lahore on Monday morning

Umar Akmal 'regrets' media outburst against Mickey Arthur
The Pakistan batsman said he was unaware he had breached a PCB code when he made allegations against the coach in the media. However, he has not withdrawn his complaints

Younis Khan snubs PCB's grand farewell plans
PCB chairman Najam Sethi had earlier said that Younis, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi would receive a farewell in Lahore, but now looks to have been given the cold shoulder by at least two of them, with Afridi also reportedly unlikely to attend

Amir to miss World XI series
The fast bowler and his wife are currently in England expecting their first child, with the due date potentially any time over the next week

Pakistan-expert Sammy excited to be a part of history
He is the man in the World XI squad with most-recent experience of having playing in Pakistan, and he's happy to share his experience of and enthusiasm for the same with his team-mates

Sri Lanka to make day-night Test debut in Dubai
Sri Lanka will play their first day-night Test in Dubai as a part of the two-Test series against Pakistan before playing five ODIs and three T20Is

'If no one felt safe, no one would be going' - Grant Elliott
Former New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott provided resounding approval to the security measures for the World XI series in Lahore

Yasir Shah joins Trinbago Knight Riders
The franchise is gunning for its second CPL title, and will play Guyana Amazon Warriors in the second qualifier on Thursday

Saeed Ajmal to represent Faisalabad in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
Saeed Ajmal, who last played first-class cricket in 2015, will play for Faisalabad Region in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Pakistan players' BPL, Global T20 participation in doubt
A clash between the dates of the Pakistan National T20 Cup with the BPL and South Africa's Global T20 means the participation of Pakistan's players in overseas leagues is in doubt

India, Pakistan and Australia to tour England in 2018
India will return to England next year for a five-Test series, just like in 2014, after Pakistan kickstart England's home summer with two Tests at the end of May

Shadab Khan signs BBL contract with Brisbane Heat
Shadab Khan replaces West Indies legspinner Samuel Badree and joins his Trinbago Knight Riders team-mate Brendon McCullum at Brisbane Heat

Sharjeel Khan banned for five years by PCB
Sharjeel Khan has been banned from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the PSL earlier this year

ICC to send match official to Pakistan for first time since 2009
Richie Richardson, the former West Indies captain, is currently a part of the ICC's Elite Panel of match referees

PCB forms committee to probe Arthur-Akmal rift
The investigation could hit an early roadblock with the Pakistan coach away on holiday and not expected to return till the second week of September

Sohail Khan back in Pakistan's T20 squad
Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz, who were all part of Pakistan's last T20 series in the Caribbean, have been dropped

Faf du Plessis named captain of World XI to travel to Pakistan
Faf du Plessis will be joined by four South African team-mates in party that includes representatives from seven nations

Collingwood cautious but keen amid World XI speculation
Paul Collingwood admits that playing international cricket in front of a passionate Pakistan crowd in next month's proposed World XI fixtures would be professionally tempting at this late stage of his career

Umar Akmal proposes forming committee to probe rift with Arthur

Latif banned for five years
Updates of the player hearings conducted by the tribunal investigating the corruption allegations in the 2017 Pakistan Super League

No Wasim-Waqar reunion for Multan Sultans
The prolific fast-bowling duo will not be working together after Waqar Younis failed to reach an agreement with Multan Sultans on becoming their head coach

PCB allows players to return to CPL, English counties
The board's decision came less than ten days after it revoked the No-objection Certificates of the players, after the domestic T20 competition was postponed following the confirmation of the World XI series

Pakistan to host World XI series in September
A World XI side, coached by Andy Flower, is set to play three T20s in Lahore after the PCB confirmed the tour

West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Umar Akmal furious at Arthur snub
Batsman accuses Pakistan head coach of being abusive, lashes out at being denied the opportunity to use the facilities at the National Cricket Academy

Sri Lanka 'keen' to visit Pakistan for T20s in September
Pakistan could be on the verge of hosting their highest-profile international visitor in the last eight years, with Sri Lanka considering a visit for a T20 in September-October

Under-19 Asia Cup moved out of India
The Asian Cricket Council has withdrawn the hosting rights of the 2017 Under-19 Asia Cup from India and handed it over to Malaysia, following their annual general body meeting

PCB recalls 13 players from CPL and English county circuit
The board wants them to fulfill national and domestic commitments ahead of a full series against Sri Lanka in September

Sethi elected PCB chairman
Sethi, the only member in the Board of Governors to file nomination papers, was voted in unopposed

PCB wants Under-19 Asia Cup moved out of India
Bengaluru is scheduled to host the tournament in November, but the PCB hopes it can be shifted to a neutral venue, given the political tension between India and Pakistan

Umar Akmal signs up with United Bank
The Pakistan batsman has ended an 11-year association with Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL)

'I don't intend to continue with the current set-up' - Sana Mir
Sana Mir has responded to the head coach's criticism of her alleged "negative approach" during Pakistan's winless campaign in the 2017 World Cup

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