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PSL 2020: Reigning champions Quetta Gladiators get first pick in player draft

KARACHI (DNA) – HBL Pakistan Super League Player Draft pick order for the 2020 season was announced following the first-round pick order reveal, said a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani, Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan, owners and representatives of the HBL PSL franchises and representatives of the league partners HBL and Blitz Advertising gathered at the Gaddafi Stadium to determine the pick order of the first round of the HBL PSL 2020 Player Draft.The first round picks were revealed through the depiction of an age-old street cricket tradition involving the cricket bat.

Pakistan, Azerbaijan ink MoU to promote sports activities

BAKU, OCT 21, (DNA) : Federal Minister for IPC, Fehmida Mirza met with Azerbaijan Minister for Youth & Sports, Azad Rahimov on Monday and signed MoU for promoting sports activities between Pakistan & Azerbaijan.Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza arrived in Baku yesterday.Azerbaijan’s Minister for Youth and Sports and Pakistani Ambassador to Azerbaijan received the Federal Minister Federal Minister for IPC, Fehmida Mirza at the airport.Member National Assembly Junaid Akbar and Saleem-ur-Rehman also accompanied the minister.=DNA

Court issues notice to PCB to explain Misbah-ul-Haq holding 3 designations simultaneously

LAHORE (DNA) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued a notice to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a petition against cricket’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for holding three designations at the same time.Sources familiar with the matter told the media that the petition pleaded with the court to immediately restrict Misbah from working in the cricket board as he had no experience pertaining to three positions.Meanwhile, the court has asked the PCB to explain the matter.

South Africa skipper seeks fighting response from battered team

NEW DEHLI (DNA) – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is hoping for a fighting reaction from his beleaguered team as they go into the final test against India at Ranchi on Saturday seeking to avoid a series whitewashSouth Africa suffered their heaviest loss to India in the second test, going down by an innings and 137 runs in Pune last weekend.They were also clobbered in the first test at Visakhapatnam by 203 runs.“It’s important for us to understand that we have to fight our way out of these last two losses,” Du Plessis told a news conference on the eve of the first day.

Players from Karachi lack attitude to stamp their authority: Shoaib Akhtar

LAHORE (DNA) – Following the removal of Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain from all formats, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Friday questioned the mindset of Karachi players.While speaking in a Youtube video, he said that players from Karachi lack the attitude to stamp their authority.He said: “When a Punjabi like him is asking a Karachi player [Sarfaraz] to exercise his authority, and he still fails, how are they to blame?” Akhtar questioned.“It is a sad scenario that only one player [Asad Shafiq] from Karachi is left in the team and he is also a very timid person.” “After playing 64 Tests, Asad’s name should have been mentioned among great batsmen like Virat Kohli, but he is nowhere because of the mindset and nervous personality of Karachi players,” he added.

Waqar Younis to hold bowlers camp in Lahore over weekend

LAHORE (DNA) – With one eye on the series against Australia, Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis will hold a bowlers camp at the Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, said a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board.The national selection committee has invited 15 high-performing bowlers from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the ongoing National T20 Cup as well as fast bowlers Mohammad Abbas and Shaheen Shah Afridi for the weekend camp.

ICC scrapes Super Over boundary count rule after controversial World Cup final

KARACHI:  (DNA) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has scrapped a controversial boundary counting rule from super-over regulation that helped England win the World Cup 2019 final against New Zealand.ICC faced severe criticism from various quarters after the winner of the ICC World Cup 2019 was decided on the number of boundaries hit by a team after New Zealand and England, both were tied in 50 over competition and the super-over tiebreaker.