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Imam-ul-Haq Apologizes to PCB

Chenab Nagar: Pakistani cricketer Imamul Haq has been accused of cheating several women, screenshots of his WhatsApp conversation have been released on social media after allegations of Pakistani cricket team opener Imamul Haq allegedly cheating on more than one woman.

Imamul Haq was accused by Twitter user of not only fooling 7-8 women at the same time during the last 6 months but also cheating on them. The user also shared screenshots of an alleged conversation with the local cricketer’s women, but later found out that the girl’s Twitter account was closed and everyone was shocked and now it has been revealed that ‘Fareja’ there is no girl behind the account, but a ‘boy’.

Then came a video and some photos of Imamul Haq which the PCB investigated and said that no one can go to the players’ room during the World Cup so these pictures are fake. Now Waseem Khan has reported that Imam ul Haq has apologized to the PCB.

Wasim Khan said that Imam-ul-Haq has said that the matter has escalated to misunderstanding, it will not happen again. He further informed Imamul Haq that such a scandal is not acceptable because you are from Pakistan.

captain Sarfraz Ahmed

National team captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s Test captaincy in danger

PCB think tank has decided to replace the wicket-keeper with a new captain. Wicketkeeper captain Sarfraz Ahmed of the national team. Ending the tournament at the 5th position in the World Cup 2019 July 2 in a two-word press conference had said that he would not be separated from the captaincy but the Pakistan Cricket Board would decide on his future.

The 32-year-old Sarfraz Ahmed led the national team in 13 Tests, his captaincy won 4 Tests and suffered a defeat in eight. It is reported that before the ICC Test Championship, the board has decided to withdraw the test leads from the captain of all three formats.

According to sources, there is no proposal to replace vice-captain Asad Shafiq as captain for the replacement of Sarfraz Ahmed in Test cricket. The 29-year-old Sean Masood has scored 793 runs in an average of 26.43 in 30 Tests in 15 Tests for Pakistan. The highest score was 228 for Pakistan with the help of centuries.

A further decision will be made at a cricket committee meeting in Lahore on August 2.

 

India won

India won by 89-runs against Pakistan

India has won the most awaited match between Pakistan and India. and India has won the match by a very great performance by 89 runs.

India through batting first set the target of 337-runs for Pakistan to chase down.

India won

But Pakistani batting line was so poor and after one by one player were going back to the pavilion.

Pakistan bowlers, with the exception of Amir, did not bowl the right length to Indian openers

 

Saqlain Mushtaq to coach England cricket team in India

Saqlain Mushtaq to coach England cricket team in India

Former Pakistan Test Cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq will travel to India next month where he will serve as spin consultant for the England team ahead of five Test match series.

Saqlain confirmed to DawnNews that he got a 15 days visa and will fly to India on Nov 1. The first Test between India and England will start from Nov 9 in Rajkot.

Rated as one of the best off-spinners of modern cricket and inventor of the ‘Doosra’, Saqlain previously worked with England, New Zealand and West Indies as spin consultant.

During Pakistan’s recent tour to England, Saqlain briefly worked with England cricket team and after his guidance England batsmen played Yasir Shah well in 2nd and 3rd Test after the player destroyed England in the first Test at Lords.

Saqlain also helped Saeed Ajmal remodel his bowling action after the off-spinner was suspended from bowling in international cricket. However, Saqlain has yet to work with Pakistan Cricket Team in a major role.

Asad Shafiq wants ODI, T20I comebacks

Asad Shafiq wants ODI, T20I comebacks

Asad Shafiq wants ODI, T20I comebacks

Pakistan right-hand batsman Asad Shafiq has expressed his desire to represent the country in ODIs and T20Is as well.

Shafiq was the man-of-the-match in the first semi-final of the on-going National T20 Cup where Karachi Whites beat Peshawar courtesy his unbeaten 92 off 55 balls.

National T20 Cup: Karachi Whites stun Peshawar to reach final

“We felt that if we had a good start then it will help the middle order but luckily we were able to reach the target with eight wickets remaining,” said Shafiq. “I always try to perform in all formats of the game and I am glad to do so in the shortest format today. I am trying to comeback in national ODI and T20I teams again.”

Karachi captain Akbarur Rehman lauded Shafiq’s performance which helped the team to reach the final of the tournament. “We also had the experienced Shafiq to guide us,” he said.

Asad Shafiq reminds Mickey Arthur of Sachin Tendulkar

Karachi Whites will face Karachi Blues in the final of the tournament after the latter beat Lahore Whites by nine wickets in the second semi-final on Thursday.

Mickey all-praise for Shafiq

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur earlier on Wednesday said middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq is one player in the national team who reminds him of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Asad Shafiq: Rise of an unnoticed star

“Technically, Asad Shafiq is our best batsman,” said Arthur while talking to ESPNcricinfo. “When he gets forward he is sideways on. Look at him: short, balanced, punches well off the front foot, cuts exceptionally well. At times I could almost visualise Sachin Tendulkar. That is high praise, and I have told him that.”

I dedicate my century to Hanif Mohammad: Asad Shafiq

When asked if he is going to promote Shafiq up the order, Mickey said: “Technically your best player should be batting at No. 3. I was really impressed with Asad, who really wanted the opportunity to bat up the order. He batted up the order at The Oval after getting a pair in Birmingham. And then got a hundred, and that says so much for his temperament and skill.”

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Pakistan lose women’s ODI series

England wrapped up the women’s One-day International against Pakistan with a resounding 212-run victory in the second game at Worcester on Wednesday.

After Pakistan opted to bowl first at the County Ground, openers Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont both hit maiden ODI centuries as England posted a mammoth 378-5 in 50 overs — their highest total against Pakistan.

Winfield bettered her previous best one-day score of 31 by reaching 123 off 117 balls with 15 boundaries and two sixes, while Beaumont improved her 70 in Tuesday’s series opener by contributing 104 off 116 (10 fours and two sixes) in the first-wicket stand of 235.

Natalie Sciver then punished the bowling with a 33-ball innings of 80 that included seven fours and six sixes.

Pakistan, in reply, mustered 166 all out in 47.4 overs. Bismah Maroof offered some resistance with an 81-ball 61 (eight boundaries). Seamer Anya Shrubsole was the chief wicket-taker with figures of 4-19.

The final ODI will be played on Monday at Taunton.

Summarised scores:

ENGLAND 378-5 in 50 overs (L. Winfield 123, T.T. Beaumont 104, N.R. Sciver 80, H.C. Knight 26; Maham Tariq 2-63); PAKISTAN 166 in 47.4 overs (Bismah Maroof 61, Javeria Khan 26, Sana Mir 21; A. Shrubsole 4-19, N.R. Sciver 2-12, K.H. Brunt 2-27).

Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2016

Jadhav leads India to T20 series win

Kedar Jadhav blasted his highest score in Twenty20 Internationals as India beat Zimbabwe by three runs in a tense finish to claim the three-match series 2-1 at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl first, restricting the tourists to 138 for six in their 20 overs on a slow wicket as Jadhav top-scored with 58 from 42 balls.

But the hosts battled to keep up with the scoring rate and went into the final over of the match, bowled by Barinder Sran (2-31), needing 21 for victory.

When the first two balls of the over went for 12 runs a sensational victory looked on the cards, but Sran came back well and bowled Elton Chigumbura (16) off the last delivery of the innings to leave Zimbabwe agonisingly short of a series victory.

It was the first time on India’s six-match limited overs tour that they batted first and, after starts for Lokesh Rahul (22) and Ambati Rayudu (20), Jadhav provided the impetus the innings desperately needed as he blazed seven fours and a six.

India’s opening bowlers restricted the run-rate well as Zimbabwe reached 59-2 at the halfway mark of their innings, with Sran going for just 14 in his first three overs and Dhawal Kulkarni ending with figures of 2-23 in his allotted four.

Vusi Sibanda (28 from 23 balls) top scored for the hosts as several batsmen made starts but could not match Jadhav’s half-century heroics.

India also won 3-0 in the One-day International series that preceded the 20-over games.

Scoreboard

INDIA:

K.L. Rahul b Madziva 22

Mandeep Singh c Maruma b Tiripano 4

A.T. Rayudu c Chigumbura b Cremer 20

M.K. Pandey run out 0

K.M. Jadhav c Chigumbura b Tiripano 58

M.S. Dhoni b Tiripano 9

A.R. Patel not out 20

D.S. Kulkarni not out 1

EXTRAS (LB-1, W-3) 4

TOTAL (for six wkts, 20 overs) 138

FALL OF WKTS: 1-20, 2-27, 3-27, 4-76, 5-93, 6-122.

DID NOT BAT: J.J. Bumrah, B.B. Sran, Y.S. Chahal.

BOWLING: Chatara 4-1-34-0; Tiripano 4-0-20-3; Madziva 4-0-32-1 (2w); Chibhabha 4-0-19-0 (1w); Cremer 4-0-32-1.

ZIMBABWE:

C.J. Chibhabha c Chahal b Sran 5

H. Masakadza lbw b Patel 15

V. Sibanda lbw b Kulkarni 28

P.J. Moor c Mandeep Singh b Chahal 26

M.N. Waller c Bumrah b Kulkarni 10

E. Chigumbura c Chahal b Sran 16

T. Maruma not out 23

EXTRAS (LB-8, W-3, NB-1) 12

TOTAL (for six wkts, 20 overs) 135

FALL OF WKTS: 1-17, 2-57, 3-60, 4-86, 5-104, 6-135.

DID NOT BAT: A.G. Cremer,

N. Madziva, D.T. Tiripano, T.L. Chatara.

BOWLING: Sran 4-1-31-2 (1nb, 3w); Kulkarni 4-0-23-2; Bumrah 4-0-23-0; Patel 4-0-18-1; Chahal 4-0-32-1.

RESULT: India won by three runs to win series 2-1.

UMPIRES: R.B. Tiffin (Zimbabwe) and T.J. Matibiri (Zimbabwe).

TV UMPIRE: L. Rusere (Zimbabwe).

MATCH REFEREE: R.B. Richardson (West Indies).

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Kedar Jadhav.

MAN-OF-THE-SERIES: Barinder Sran.

source (cricinfo.com)

Pakistan First Ever Day-Night Test

The Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday that Pakistan will play its first ever day-night test match in their upcoming series against Australia.

Pakistan is in the top list of those countries which supported day-night test along with the Pink ball. Pakistan did not hesitate to Cricket Australia offer of being playing under the lights, said Cricket Australia.The Test match will be played in Brisbane on December 15-19.
Pakistan has already experimented with the pink ball in the recent Quaid-e-Azam trophy in the National stadium Karachi in which Senior batsmen, Misbah-ul- Haq and Younis khan also played so it will be not a major concern for Pakistan.
Cricket Australia CEO praised Pakistan’s support to the day-night test match.”Pakistan should be applauded for committing to and supporting the day-night Test initiative,” Sutherland said.

He further added that Pakistan has the best Bowling line up in the world and they will put our batsmen to the test.
Pakistan Cricket team will also play five ODIs after three match Test series on the tour to Australia later this year.

Following is the schedule of Pakistan Cricket team’s Australia tour:

Test series schedule;

15-19 December – Brisbane (day/night)
26-30 December – Melbourne
3-7 January – Sydney

ODIs schedule;

13 January – Brisbane
15 January – Melbourne
19 January – Perth
22 January – Sydney
26 January – Adelaide

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APL “Aloom Premier League”

Aloom Block is organising a cricket league named as “APL” Aloom Cricket League. In APL, total 8 teams are taking place in it and top players from all over the Rabwah are participating in it. The league will be played in 8 overs format.APl is starting from 1st of April.Teams captain names are as follows.
1: – Waqar Ahmad Ghumman
2: – Mubariz Gujjar
3: – Tahir Gujjar
4: – Zulfiqar Ahmad
5: – Ammad Ahmad
6: – Farrukh Ahmad
7: – Ibrahim Ahmad
8: – Laeeq Ahmad