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ODI series: Kiwis demolish Green Shirts!

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DUNEDIN: Green shirts collapsed in the third match of the ODI series here today scoring 74 runs/28 overs against Kiwis’ 258.

Those four Pakistani players who managed to make it to doubles included Sarfraz Ahmad Captain (14), Faheem Ashraf (10), Mohammad Amir (14) and Rumman Raees (16).

Other characters of this dismal performance were Fakhar Zaman (2), Babar Azam(8), Shoaib Malik (3) and Hasan Ali (1). Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez and Shadab Khan did not score even a single run.

From New Zealand side the star contributors were Kane Williamson who made 73 (off 101 deliveries)  Ross Taylor scored 52 (off 64 balls).

The Kiwis were sent to pavilion by the fierce bowling of Rumman Raees (3 for 51), Hasan Ali (three for 59) and Shadab Khan (2 for 51).

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Cricket: India beats Australia in 2nd ODI

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ADELAIDE: India chased down Australia’s 299-run target to win the second one-day international by six wickets and level the series in Adelaide today.
Veteran wicketkeeper M.S. Dhoni steered India to victory with an unbeaten 55, while skipper Virat Kohli hit 104.
The series will now go to a decider in Melbourne on Friday.

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Pakistan women training camp for ICC Women’s Championship

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LAHORE: The national women’s cricket team training camp for the ICC Women’s Championship Round Four matches would commence from January 17.

The camp will run till January 29 in various phases at Hanif Mohammad High Performance Center Karachi, State Bank Complex and Southend Club Karachi.

The camp is designed to help the team prepare for the home series against Windies women’s cricket team regarded as one of the most formidable outfits on the women’s circuit.

Mark Coles the head coach of the national team is hoping that his team would play to the best of their abilities and provide positive results in the forthcoming ODI and T20I series.

“The series will be a perfect opportunity for the players to test their skills against a top side. The players during the two-week camp will undergo different skill sessions with the coaching staff and will also play practice games that will help them improve their fitness and skillset”, he said on Tuesday.

Coles added that the core of senior players have a pivotal role to play, “The players selected for the camp have been playing together for a while. Seasoned performers like Sana Mir, Javeria Wadood, Nida Dar and the fit again Bismah Maroof are crucial to our plans as we look forward to playing a tough series against the West Indies”.

Star batswoman Bismah Maroof returns to lead the side after undergoing successful surgery. Javeria Wadood, in the absence of Bismah, led the side against Australia in the ODI and T2oI series against Malaysia last year before captaining the side in Women’s World T20I held in the West Indies last November.The series schedule will be announced soon.

The 20 probables for the camp are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Bismah Maroof (captain) , Aiman Anwar, Anum Amin, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Zafar, Bibi Nahida,Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Jaweria Rauf, Javeria Wadood, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui,Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Rashid, Omaima Sohail, Saba Nazir, Sana Mir,Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz.

 

 

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PSL: PCB and franchises ready to collaborate

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LAHORE: The sixth meeting of the Pakistan Super League Governing Council was held here at the National Cricket Academy on Monday and Pakistan Cricket Board and franchise representatives of the PSL had constructive discussions covering a wide variety of aspects related to the successful holding of the mega event.
The Governing Council noted the historic commercial rights deals that have seen a 192% increase in the title sponsorship and 358% increase in media rights.
The participants noted that, as a result of these deals, PCB and the franchisees have collectively exceeded valuations shared by independent global consultants from Lagardere.
Franchise representatives were provided with a comprehensive projection of revenues for HBL PSL 2019.
The Governing Council noted that, in line with the original business model of the tournament, the share of each franchisee had increased substantially.
While noting the importance of obtaining tax relief from the government to manage cash flows for franchisees, the Governing Council reiterated its commitment to engage with relevant authorities in the coming days.
The Governing Council reviewed the ticketing strategy for HBL PSL 2019 in detail. It was noted that PCB has put in place elaborate plans to facilitate fans across the five venues in UAE and Pakistan.
Franchise representatives and PCB officials exchanged ideas on collaborating for game development initiatives.
Chairman PCB, Ehsan Mani reiterated the Board’s commitment to bring more HBL PSL matches to Pakistan in the coming years.

 

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