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Commissioner declares Karachi “The Cricket City”

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Commissioner declares Karachi "The Cricket City"

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani while declaring Karachi “The Cricket City” for the series of Pakistan Super League (PSL), decided that images of cricket legends will be displayed in different parts of the metropolis.

He said this while chairing review meeting for the arrangements of PSL at his office here, said a statement on Friday.

He said that special measures are being taken to make the PSL matches successful and memorable.

The surroundings of the National stadium and different areas as well roads and intersections of the metropolis will be decorated, he added.

He said that steps are also being taken for the arrangement of live streaming at different parks in the city with the support of former test cricketer Sadiq Muhammad.

Such live streaming would be arranged at about 10 parks where common cricket lovers could watch PSL matches, he added.

The meeting discussed the idea of live streaming of PSL matches at different parks with the support of former test cricketer Sadiq Muhammad as an organizer.

The meeting decided that the concerned deputy commissioners would take steps for the arrangements of live streaming with the coordination and cooperation of the organizer Sadiq Muhammad.

It was decided that the registration through whats-app would be mandatory for the people who intended to watch live streaming at parks.

DC South Salahuddin Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner East Ali Ahmed Siddiqui, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) representative and General Manager of National Stadium Arshad Khan, senior officials of Pakistan

Rangers, Police and Traffic Police and others notables also attended the meeting.

 

 

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CRICKET PSL: Qalandars slay the Kings to win by 22 runs

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DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars,  that lost its first match to Islamabad, managed to register their first win of the PSL 2019 by beating Karachi Kings. 

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Cricket PSL: Karachi Kings beats Multan Sultans

 

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Cricket: Sri Lanka beats South Africa

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DURBAN: Kusal Perera took Sri Lanka to a sensational one-wicket win on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead on Saturday.
Perera hit a career-best 153 not out as he and Vishwa Fernando put on an unbeaten 78 in a last-wicket partnership that enabled Sri Lanka to secure only their second win in 14 Test matches in South Africa. Victory seemed unlikely when the ninth wicket fell with the total on 226, with the tourists chasing a target of 304. But the left-handed Perera successfully farmed the strike, with South African captain Faf du Plessis persisting with defensive fields for the in-form batsman, while Fernando only had to face 27 balls during a 96-ball partnership. South Africa took the second new ball with the total on 263 but still kept most of their fielders on the boundary for Perera, who hit sixes off both Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada before slashing Rabada to the third man for the winning boundary.

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PSL 4: Multan Sultans field against Islamabad United

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PSL 4: Multan Sultans field against Islamabad United

DUBAI: Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first against Islamabad United, on Saturday during the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai.

This will be the second match for both of them as Islamabad won their first match by 5 wickets against Lahore Qalandars while Multan were defeated by just 7 runs against Karachi Kings.

 Both Islamabad and Multan have balanced sides but the former have an edge with a victory in their first match.

United the defending champions  led by fast bowler Mohammad Sami.

However, Multan is being captained by veteran all-rounder and former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik who hit an aggressive fifty against Karachi Kings on Friday.

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