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The Asian Cricket Council has withdrawn the hosting rights of the 2017 Under-19 Asia Cup from India and handed it over to Malaysia, following their annual general body meeting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

'There's no comfort zone for anybody' - Arthur
Players will have to maintain minimum fitness standards set by the team management if they are to be considered going forward, says Pakistan coach

Multan Sultans reunite Wasim, Waqar for PSL
Waqar Younis will be the newly-formed franchise's mentor and head coach, while Wasim Akram will take the role of cricket operations director

Pakistan women's coach presents scathing report of World Cup performance
Coach Sabhi Azhar blames 'self-absorbed' captain Sana Mir and 'cold' team manager Ayesha Ashar for Pakistan's winless World Cup campaign

Zaman bound for Somerset as Anderson bows to stress fracture
The freewheeling Pakistan batsman who came to prominence with a matchwinning century against India in the final of the Champions Trophy, is heading to Somerset

ACB sees 'no reason to apologise' to PCB
The Pakistan board had said it did not want to renew ties until their counterparts in Afghanistan apologised for their comments after an attack in Kabul

QEA teams to have draft process from next season
Despite objections from the larger provinces, the PCB arrived at a compromise that will aim to push nepotism out of domestic team selection

QEA overhaul set to be presented despite opposition
A radical overhaul of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is set to be presented before the PCB's governing board despite some resistance to the changes

Latif given extension for final written arguments
Updates of the player hearings conducted by the tribunal investigating the corruption allegations in the 2017 Pakistan Super League

Manodara 84 ensures Sri Lanka clinch thriller
Pakistan needed 16 runs in 21 balls when their last wicket fell, consigning them to two entire World-Cup campaigns without a single victory

Sarfraz joins Yorkshire for short T20 stint
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has signed for Yorkshire as an overseas player for the NatWest T20 Blast

Durham line up Imad Wasim signing
Durham are hoping to complete the signing of Imad Wasim as an overseas player in the NatWest T20 Blast

Radical overhaul for QeA Trophy on the cards
To improve the level of experience in domestic cricket, the PCB could introduce a draft system to pick players into regional teams for the Quaid-e-Azam trophy

Umar Akmal not given central contract
Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, and Shadab Khan have been rewarded for their impressive performances, in Pakistan's run to the Champions Trophy title, with their first central contracts

Dottin, Taylor star as West Indies leave Pakistan winless
West Indies were aided by rain after putting up a strong batting display against Pakistan which saw Deandra Dottin reach her maiden ODI hundred, supported by Stafanie Taylor's 90

Pakistan, WI face off in battle for pride
While West Indies will look to build on their 47-run victory against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will be keen on ending their 12-match winless streak in the World Cup

Sethi named on PCB Board of Governors
The appointment strengthens Najam Sethi's chances of taking over as PCB chairman and adds to his influence in the Pakistan board

Rowe and Devine mow down Pakistan
Sophie Devine pummeled a record nine sixes during her 41-ball 93 as New Zealand knocked Pakistan out of contention for the semi-finals

South Africa, India, New Zealand in race for semi-final spots
Three of the tournament's top five teams face off in Saturday's games at the Women's World Cup

A 'real challenge' to follow Misbah - Sarfraz
Pakistan's new Test captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes filling Misbah-ul-Haq's shoes will be a difficult task, but is counting on senior players to help Pakistan continue to move forward

Australia canter to fourth straight victory
Australia recovered from 60 for 3 in the 20th over to post 290 for 8. It was 159 too many for Pakistan, whose lack of intent all but killed the chase early on

Australia, India eye fourth win on the trot
ESPNcricinfo previews the three Women's World Cup matches to be played on July 5, 2017

Sarfraz to lead Pakistan in all three formats
Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed will succeed the retired Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan's Test captain

Ekta Bisht five-for routs Pakistan for 74
India marched to their third straight win in the Women's World Cup by thrashing Pakistan by 95 runs in Derby

Injury ends Bismah Maroof's World Cup
The 25-year old middle-order batsman has been ruled out of the tournament having hurt her right hand

Sciver and Knight hundreds propel England to comprehensive victory
Natalie Sciver converted her maiden ODI century into a blistering innings of 137 from 92 balls, and Heather Knight, the captain, also passed three figures for the first time in limited-overs cricket

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

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