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Afridi feels honoured to be leading ICC World XI

London: A galaxy of former and current stars will be in action at the iconic Lord’s on Thursday to play an exhibition match between the ICC World XI and the West Indies and help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

Mumbai: Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale.

Australia record scrappy win over Zimbabwe

Australia's batsman Glenn Maxwell (R) plays a shot during the sixth T20 cricket match between Australia and host nation Zimbabwe part of a T20 tri-series including Pakistan, at The Harare Sports Club in Harare on July 6, 2018.

PCB in talks with Australia, NZ for a possible tour to Pakistan

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with Australia and New Zealand for a possible tour here later this year.

Pakistan board, ICC summons Umar Akmal over fixing claims

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has summoned Umar Akmal on Wednesday after the batsman claimed in a TV interview that he was approached to fix matches, especially the contest against arch-rivals India in the 2015 ICC World Cup.

England’s Strauss takes break as wife has cancer

London: England cricket director Andrew Strauss is to stand down temporarily for the season while his wife Ruth continues her treatment for cancer, with Andy Flower filling in while the former Test captain is on leave.

Kaif urges Shukla for probe into bribery scandal

New Delhi: Former India batsman and Uttar Pradesh captain Mohammad Kaif on Thursday reacted sharply to the alleged bribery scandal unearthed by a sting operation, which claimed that a member of Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla’s personal staff sought bribes to facilitate selection of players.

Sri Lanka’s De Silva quits tour after dad shot dead

Dhananjaya de Silva's politician father, Ranjan, gunned down in Colombo suburbs Image Credit: AP Dhananjaya De Silva Colombo: The father of Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.

UAE to stay Pakistan’s home venue this year

Dubai: UAE will make their international cricket venues available for Pakistan this year despite intense demand from a number of other parties to play here from September.

Lankan board postpones new T20 cricket league

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Sunday announced the indefinite postponement of the country’s Twenty20 league scheduled for next month and said revised dates will be decided by a new board.

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