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Imad Wasim surges to top of T20I bowlers rankings
Pakistan allrounder Imad Wasim has displaced Imran Tahir to occupy the top spot among T20I bowlers

Ismail and Luus clinch a thriller for SA
South Africa were cruising at 113 for 0 in a chase of 207 - a straightforward equation - but against a spirited Pakistan bowling attack, it was anything but

ICC backs World XI games in Lahore
Pakistan could host a World XI in Lahore for three T20s later this year, if all goes to plan

Rapturous Pakistan greets its champions
Hundreds of fans came to greet the returning cricketers after they beat arch-rivals India in the final of the Champions Trophy

Pakistan move closer to direct qualification for 2019 World Cup
Pakistan climbed to sixth on the ICC ODI rankings, two places above the bar for direct entry into the showpiece event

'We've proven everybody wrong' - Imad
Pakistan allrounder Imad Wasim has said that his side's Champions Trophy win was no fluke and had special praise for young Mohammad Amir, whom he called the No. 1 bowler in Pakistan

'We leave with our heads held high' - Kohli
The Indian captain was magnanimous in defeat and offered no excuses for his team's no-show with the bat in the Champions Trophy final

Zaman feared he would miss final
He went on to make a matchwinning century, but Fakhar Zaman spent the night before ill in his hotel bed

New champions: Zaman, Amir and Pakistan raze India for title
Fakhar Zaman carried Pakistan to 338 for 4. Then, Mohammad Amir removed India's top three in the first nine overs. Eventually, Pakistan cruised to a 180-run rout to claim the Champions Trophy

Kohli backs 'match-winner' Pandya
Hardik Pandya is a "priceless" player who can provide "a match-winning performance in any game he plays," according to Virat Kohli

Looking to expose India's middle order - Arthur
Mickey Arthur called India a "fantastic team" but insisted Pakistan will focus only on themselves in the build-up to the final

Resurgent Pakistan take on immense India
India making the final was not a surprise. Pakistan was. But here they are and if they play like they did against England, the contest could be one for the ages

Mohammad Amir set to return for final
The Pakistan fast bowler has been passed fit for the final against India, coach Mickey Arthur confirmed on Saturday

Extra rest day could be vital for Pakistan attack
Pakistan's bowling attack has been frayed by injuries throughout the tournament but captain Sarfraz Ahmed is hoping everyone will be fully fit for Sunday's final

Hasan Ali stars as Pakistan crush England to reach final
England's quest to secure their first trophy in a 50-over global tournament came to grief in emphatic fashion in Cardiff as Pakistan surged into the final of the Champions Trophy with masterful unpredictability

Arthur's chance to make Pakistan better
They can't be satisfied making the final four of the Champions Trophy. They must, instead, look to build on it to achieve something bigger

ICC urges fans to resell unwanted tickets for Cardiff
Supporters who no longer want to attend the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy are being urged to put their tickets up for resale by midnight on Tuesday in an attempt to avoid pockets of empty seats at the grounds

Cornered tigers face down rampant lions
The first Champions Trophy semi-final pits unbeaten England against unpredictable Pakistan in Cardiff

'Soft dismissals a concern' - Sarfraz
Pakistan will find time to address concerns about their middle order despite the joy of overcoming Sri Lanka to progress to the knockout stage

Amir, Junaid blow through SL middle order
Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan took two wickets apiece to knock reduce Sri Lanka from 161 for 3 to 167 for 7 in less than four overs

'The evidence against me is ridiculous' - Jamshed
The former Pakistan batsman said the WhatsApp conversations that the PCB intend to use against him in court were baseless

Sarfraz sees shaky Pakistan into semi-finals
Pakistan huffed and puffed through a chase of 237 but they made it in the end thanks to the composure of their captain

Hot-and-cold teams tussle for final semi-final spot
Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have been so strikingly inconsistent in their respective campaigns that it opens up a host of possibilities when they clash in a must-win in Cardiff

'No rift with Inzamam over player fitness' - Arthur
Mickey Arthur has insisted both he and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq have the same expectations over player fitness after Umar Akmal was axed from the Champions Trophy squad a week before the tournament.

Arthur pleased with comeback after India horror show
Pakistan's coach praised the open appraisals that had taken place after the heavy loss against India which sparked the turnaround against South Africa

Pakistan trip up South Africa to revive campaign
Pakistan ensured they remained alive, beating South Africa by 19 runs via the DLS method to complete a turnaround only they seem to be able to manage

De Villiers sings Wasim Akram's praises
AB de Villiers used the build-up to South Africa's game against Pakistan as an opportunity to state his admiration for Wasim Akram, the best bowler he has seen

Can Pakistan make a match out of an apparent mismatch?
South Africa will be looking to seal their qualification against the lowest-ranked team in the ICC Champions Trophy

Rumman Raees replaces injured Wahab Riaz
The left-arm seamer has been drafted in to replace the injured Wahab Riaz in Pakistan's Champions Trophy squad

Wahab ruled out of Champions Trophy with ankle injury
With an estimated recovery period of two weeks for his ankle injury, Wahab Riaz will play no further part in the tournament

Kent add Yasir Shah to promotion challenge
Kent have signed Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah, the world's top-ranked Test legspinner, for four Specsavers County Championship matches in an effort to energise their promotion challenge

Heavy loss a 'reality check' - Arthur
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur was blunt in assessing his team's poor performance in a 124-run loss to India but said it would be unfair to pass judgment on them for one bad day

India thrash sloppy Pakistan by 124 runs
Despite not being at their best, India beat Pakistan by 124 runs to start their title defence

Focused Kohli blocks out the intrigue
On the eve of India's first match of the Champions Trophy, Virat Kohli said he had blocked out the noise and was gearing up for Pakistan

Sarfraz talks of 'out-of-the-box' plans against India
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur stressed on the need for a team's captain and coach to be on the same page and said he enjoyed working with captain Sarfraz Ahmed

Can Pakistan breathe life into rivalry with India?
India and Pakistan have a storied rivalry, but recent contests in global tournaments have been one-sided in India's favour. Will the latest chapter in the tale be a gripping one?

Multan becomes sixth Pakistan Super League franchise
The Schön Group, a Dubai-based enterprise well-established in the real estate business, has won the rights to the sixth franchise of the Pakistan Super League, and chosen Multan as its team

ACB-PCB relations damaged by Kabul attack
Matters between the two cricket boards escalated after Afghanistan Cricket Board, on Thursday, placed the blame for the Kabul attack on Pakistan

Afghanistan cancel friendly T20s against Pakistan
In the wake of a bomb blast in Kabul on Wednesday that killed over 80 people, the ACB has cancelled the friendly T20 matches it had scheduled with Pakistan in July and August

Ten years on: How the Woolmer investigation was botched
Experts involved with the Bob Woolmer case feel the then Jamaican Director of Public Prosecutions attempted to cover up the truth to protect the state pathologist at the centre of the botched investigation

No progress on India-Pakistan bilateral ties
The deadlock on bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan continues after the meeting between the two boards in Dubai on Monday

Afghanistan T20 league to feature Babar, Tamim, Akmal brothers
Players from Pakistan, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were among those who went under the hammer in the highest-profile auction yet for Afghanistan's domestic T20 league, the Shpageeza Cricket League, in Kabul on Thursday

Pakistan set to play T20 friendly in Kabul
Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed in principle to play T20 friendlies - as opposed to internationals - as part of their efforts to renew ties with each other

Faheem scorches Pakistan to incredible warm-up win
An outrageous half-century from Faheem Ashraf took Pakistan to a victory that, even by their standards, must rate as one of the most improbable in their history.

'We're ranked eighth, have nothing to lose'
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed thinks his side's No. 8 ranking means they've got nothing to lose in their quest to play positive and fearless cricket at the Champions Trophy

Can Pakistan overcome power-hitter handicap?
Their bowling remains as strong and varied as ever, but their batsmen have been struggling to cope with the demands of modern-day limited-overs cricket

'Eight PSL matches in Pakistan next season' - Sethi
The PSL chairman said that players who appear in the matches would get an additional monetary incentive - above their regular match fee - for every PSL game played in Pakistan

BCCI and PCB to discuss bilateral ties on May 29
The BCCI and PCB will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the MoU to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023

'I am now determined to come back more than ever' - Umar Akmal
In an interview with a local news channel, Umar struck a defiant yet conciliatory tone, promising to come back stronger and apologising to his fans for his poor fitness

Haris Sohail replaces Umar Akmal in Champions Trophy squad
Haris Sohail, 28, has been called up to replace Umar Akmal in Pakistan's Champions Trophy squad. The left-handed batsman last played for Pakistan in 2015

Umar Akmal to return from England after failing fitness tests
Umar Akmal failed two fitness tests in as many days and has been called back from England ahead of the Champions Trophy

Afridi returns to Hampshire for T20 Blast
Shahid Afridi will return to Hampshire for the NatWest T20 Blast and will be available for the entire tournament

Nasir Jamshed threatens PCB with legal action
Placed at the centre of the PSL spot-fixing scandal, Nasir Jamshed is threatening to take the PCB to court for maligning his name

Umar Akmal, Junaid fined for Pakistan Cup spat
Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan have been fined 50% of their match fee, after a report submitted by the PCB's inquiry committee that looked into Umar's comments on Junaid's availability for the match

Mohammad Nawaz given two-month suspension
Pakistan left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz has been suspended for two months after admitting to the PCB's charge of failing to report a suspect approach

'What a finish, I couldn't have asked more than that'
Retiring Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq spoke to his fans one final time after the series win over West Indies before signing off for good from international cricket

Chase left stranded in dramatic send-off to Misbah, Younis
Roston Chase was left stranded on 101 as Pakistan wrapped up their first ever series win in the West Indies with just six balls left to play

Brilliant Yasir leads Pakistan towards history
Meanwhile, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan would be quietly confident that they can retire from Test cricket with the honour spearheading Pakistan to their first series win in the Caribbean

West Indies fight despite Yasir's three-for
Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich kept West Indies from disintegrating in the last hour of an engrossing but slow-moving day, finishing up at 218 for five, still trailing Pakistan by 158 runs

West Indies cautious after Pakistan's 376
On a pitch that posed very little challenges, both teams were content to play cricket of a rather cautious brand

Azhar, Babar fifties blunt West Indies
A 120-run stand between Azhar Ali and Babar Azam made it Pakistan's day after they were put in to bat under overcast conditions in the series decider in Roseau

Hope occasion can give team additional motivation - Misbah
Misbah-ul-Haq, who will make his last international appearance in Roseau, admits that emotions are a given on occasions like this but is keen to remain focused on the job at hand as Pakistan seek their maiden Test series win in the Caribbean

Series at stake as Misbah, Younis make last bow
Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq will play their final Test at Windsor Park with the series on the line against West Indies

Nawaz summoned for possible breaches of anti-corruption code
Mohammad Nawaz has been issued a notice of demand to appear before the PCB's security and vigilance department for possible breaches of the board's anti-corruption code

Playing Pakistan depends on government - BCCI
The BCCI will need approval from the Indian government before it can play Pakistan in a bilateral series, no matter what the nature of its agreement with the PCB

Hope's knock the gamechanger - Holder
Jason Holder praised Shai Hope for batting with great degree of control on the fourth day to open up the possibility of a West Indies win, which the bowlers sealed on Thursday

Gabriel five-for suckerpunches Pakistan
Shannon Gabriel's second five-for helped West Indies skittle Pakistan for 81 and level the three-match series at 1-1

PCB files dispute notice against BCCI
The PCB has sent a notice of dispute to the BCCI for not fulfilling the MoU signed in 2014 for fixtures between Pakistan and India during the period 2015 to 2023

Yasir six-for edges Pakistan ahead on testing day
Shai Hope battled to a gritty 90, leading West Indies into a handy lead, before Yasir Shah claimed another six-wicket haul to push Pakistan ahead on an attritional fourth day

Azhar and Misbah fashion 81-run lead
A slow but steady hundred from Azhar Ali and Misbah-ul-Haq's 99 ensured Pakistan tightened their grip over the Bridgetown Test

England, Pakistan climb T20I rankings
Pakistan's recent T20I successes against West Indies propelled them to third place in the ICC's annual T20I rankings update

No-balls a sign of ill-discipline - Estwick
The West Indies bowling caoch has urged his bowlers to take more responsibility for bowling with discipline, after the side lost two wicket-taking chances due to no-balls

Pakistan hold edge after Azhar Ali fifty
Pakistan, by virtue of a resolute 155-run opening partnership, and some sloppy work from West Indies, assumed control of the Bridgetown Test

West Indies lose points in race to 2019 World Cup
Pakistan have opened up a nine-point lead on West Indies in the updated ICC ODI rankings

Classy Chase leads West Indies rally
An unbeaten 132-run stand for the seventh wicket between Roston Chase (131) and Jason Holder (58) helped West Indies end day one on 286 for 6

Misbah's chance to script Caribbean history
Top order a concern for Pakistan as they eye their first-ever Test series win in the Caribbean

PCB invites bid for new PSL franchise
The PCB has invited bids for a new franchise in the third season of the Pakistan Super League

PCB to set up committee to probe Umar-Junaid spat
While explaining team changes at the toss during a Pakistan Cup match, Punjab captain Umar Akmal said he had found out about Junaid Khan's absence only after arriving at the ground

BCB surprised by Pakistan tour cancellation
Pakistan's decision to call off their tour of Bangladesh has taken the BCB by surprise, though the board said it was yet to receive official communication from the PCB

Pakistan call off Bangladesh tour
Pakistan will not tour Bangladesh this year as per schedule; the PCB said the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent

Khalid Latif unhappy with PCB's tribunal
Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has refused to appear before the PCB's anti-corruption panel, citing concerns about the fairness of the investigation

Misbah thanks team for 'special gift'
Misbah thanked his team-mates for gifting him another win, and insisted he was still playing to enjoy the game even though this was his last series

Pacers, Yasir spur Pakistan to victory
Yasir Shah's ninth Test five-for hastened West Indies' second-innings collapse that gave Pakistan a seven-wicket win in Kingston

Pakistan recall Azhar, Umar Akmal
The development marks a tumultuous three months for Azhar, who was captain of that side in Australia, before being stripped of the leadership role and omitted from the ODI squad altogether.

Gabriel fined 50% of match fee for Sarfraz incident
Shannon Gabriel, the West Indies fast bowler, has been fined 50% of his match fee after an incident involving Sarfraz Ahmed on the fourth day in Kingston

Yasir pounces after Misbah stranded on 99
Yasir Shah struck four times in the evening session as West Indies limped to 93 for 4, still 28 runs shy of making Pakistan bat again

Gabriel strikes back on Younis' record day
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to make 10,000 Test runs, adding 131 with Babar Azam, before late strikes by Shannon Gabriel evened up the opening Test

Younis firm on retiring after WI Tests
While clarifying a previous statement which left open the possibility that he could extend his career if the team needs him, Younis said he would retire even if he "scores a hundred in every innings of every match against West Indies"

Younis Khan reaches 10,000 Test runs landmark
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 Test runs when he reached 23 after tea on the third day of the Kingston Test

Amir's five-for headlines rain-hit day
Mohammad Amir claimed his first five-wicket haul since the Lord's Test in 2010 to leave West Indies at 278 for 9 on a truncated day

Younis could extend career on team's request
The Pakistan batsman told a news website that he could be open to the idea of extending his Test career if the team management requests him to do so

Uncapped Akhtar in Pakistan Women's World Cup squad
Pakistan women have recalled Marina Iqbal and Kainat Imtiaz and included uncapped Waheeda Akhtar in their 15-member squad for the ICC Women's World Cup, which begins in June in England.

Chase and Dowrich keep West Indies afloat after Amir strikes
West Indies' middle and lower order came to their rescue in a big way as they recovered from a precarious 71 for 5 to end the opening day at 244 for 7

Shahzaib appears before PCB tribunal
Shahzaib Hasan has appeared before the PCB's three-man tribunal for the first time since being charged for alleged corruption

Holder expects lively pitch at Sabina Park
West Indies captain Jason Holder said he is expecting his bowlers to utilize bowler-friendly conditions to gain the upper hand in the opening Test against Pakistan

WI hope to upset Misbah-Younis farewell
ESPNcricinfo previews the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan in Jamaica

Pakistan fare poorly in Test warm-up
The Pakistan batsmen conceded a large first-innings lead and their bowlers were unable to make deep inroads into the West Indies President's XI in the three-day game

Latif, Shahzaib could face further charges
Khalid Latif and Shahzaib Hasan could be facing more charges for breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code

Evidence against Sharjeel insufficient - lawyer
In the second hearing of the case against Sharjeel Khan, the PCB presented the evidence in front of three-man tribunal the board had formed

Jamshed ready to cooperate with PCB after NCA inquiry ends
The PCB had charged the former Pakistan opener with two violations of their Anti-Corruption Code, for obstructing and not cooperating with their investigation, in relation to allegations of corruption in PSL 2017








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