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PCB suggests Azhar in place of Mushtaq

LAHORE: While ignoring the request of new coach Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suggested the name of all-rounder Azhar Mahmood for bowling coach-cum-mediator in place of Mushtaq Ahmed. Arthur had asked the PCB to appoint Mushtaq on the said post to mediate between PCB, national team and coach. The PCB, however, overlooked

As a player, I am fit: Shahid Afridi

MOHALI: Shahid Afridi said he was no longer up to captaining Pakistan after his team’s exit Friday from the World Twenty20 but held back from making an announcement on his possible retirement. Going into the match against Australia, the 36-year-old had strongly hinted it would be his last appearance for his country after nearly two

‘Not fit as captain’: Ian Chappell praises Afridi’s honest appraisal

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell praised Shahid Afridi’s “honesty” after he declared himself “not fit” to lead the team as Pakistan bowed out of the World T20 suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of India, New Zealand and Australia. “Very honest appraisal,” Chappell commented on ESPNcricinfo’s Match day. “I don’t think so it was doing

Pakistanis continue to be happier than Indians: UN report

ROME: Pakistanis are happier than Indians once again, according to findings of a United Nations-sanctioned report released on Wednesday. Out of a total 157 countries that were evaluated, Pakistan came in at 92, while India was placed at 118. Both countries have slipped as last year’s rankings had Pakistan at 81 and India at 117.

Pakistan opener Javeria Khan discharged after bouncer incident

NEW DELHI: Javeria Khan, who opens the batting for the Pakistan women’s team, has been released from hospital after being hit on the jaw by a bouncer in Wednesday’s World Twenty20 match against West Indies in Chennai. “She has been discharged with a fractured thumb but we are still waiting for the medical report,” team