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Pakistan’s World T20 matches may be staged at neutral venue: PCB

LAHORE (AFP): Pakistan’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Monday said a proposal was given to play their World Twenty20 matches on neutral venues next month in the event that the government does not allow the team to tour India. India host the ICC World Twenty20 from March 8 to April 3 but Pakistan’s participation is subject to government clearance as ...

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ICC bans Yasir Shah for three months

Dawn.com : Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after testing positive for a banned substance in December. The 29-year-old will be available to play again on March 27. Shah was provisionally suspended on December 27 after his “A” sample contained a banned substance – chlortalidone – which is on the ...

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The Tennis Files: Have top players been paid to lose

BBC News : The world tennis authorities have admitted they took no action to pursue 28 top-level players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, named in a secret 2008 report into suspected match-fixing. All were allowed to continue playing and a third were flagged up again after playing in more suspicious games. The revelation is contained in a cache of ...

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I deserve a second chance too: Saleem Malik

Dawn.com : Saleem Malik was once considered Pakistan’s most gifted batsman. With supple wrists, and silky timing, Malik dominated spinners all over the world but was equally adept against menacing fast bowling. Debuting in 1982, he played 103 Tests for Pakistan, scoring at an average of 43.69 with 15 centuries and 29 fifties to his name. All of Malik’s wizardry ...

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