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Atherton calls for change to batsman-friendly laws

Atherton calls for change to batsman-friendly laws

LONDON, (DNA) – Power-hitting in one-day international matches does not always guarantee entertainment and cricket authorities must alter the laws to restore balance between bat and ball, former England captain Michael Atherton has said.Atherton’s comments came after England set West Indies a mammoth target of 418 in Wednesday’s ODI in Grenada, with the hosts falling just short in a thrilling chase with 389. Both teams smashed a record 46 sixes in the match.

Sarfaraz may be rested for ODI series against Australia

Sarfaraz may be rested for ODI series against Australia

LAHORE, (DNA) – Chief selector of Pakistan cricket board (PCB) Inzamam Ul Haq in his interview with a leading cricket website told that Sarfaraz Ahmed might be rested for the ODI series against Australia, meanwhile all-rounder Shoaib Malik will lead Pakistan in his absence.Inzamam also told that Umar Akmal may get a recall as the panel looked for a replacement of Mohammad Hafeez, who recently got injured during Pakistan Super League.

Islamabad seek revenge, Multan hopes to make a comeback

Islamabad seek revenge, Multan hopes to make a comeback

DUBAI, (DNA)  – After one-day rest, Pakistan Super League is all set to return with a big game tonight at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, between the defending champions Islamabad United and Multan Sultans.The revenge-hungry Islamabad United be looking to make it three wins in a row, while Multan Sultans who won their lone match of the tournament against United, will look to repeat the feat when they face the Mohammad Sami-led side tonight.

Indian broadcaster pulls out of PSL after Kashmir attack

Indian broadcaster pulls out of PSL after Kashmir attack

DUBAI (DNA) – Indian broadcaster IMG Reliance has withdrawn from its contract to produce coverage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following the deadly Kashmir attack last week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Sunday.The company was televising the Pakistan Super League, which is being played in the United Arab Emirates because of security concerns, and it was also due to televise the last knockout matches to be held in Karachi and Lahore next month.

PSL 4: Shahid Afridi meets cancer patients in Dubai

PSL 4: Shahid Afridi meets cancer patients in Dubai

DUBAI, FEB 17 (DNA) – Star all-rounder and Multan Sultans vice-captain Shahid Afridi met 11 kids suffering from cancer during the ongoing fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to encourage them.As per details, Multan Sultans named these 11 children as their brand ambassadors and made arrangements of their tour to Dubai. The kids were also present at the stadium during Multan’s first match.Afridi said he is “humbled by the love and affection shown by these young patients. Their heart is bigger than their suffering. May Allah bless them all. We must count our blessings and offer help every which way.”

Islamabad United prevail over Lahore Qalanders in PSL-4 opener

DUBAI (DNA) – Islamabad United kept their nerves after losing three early wickets in one over from Rahat Ali to register an impressive five-wicket victory over Lahore Qalanders in the opening match of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL-4) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.Faheem Ashraf hit a six on the second ball of the 20th over bowled by Lahore Qalanders captain Muhammad Hafeez to seal the match for the defending champions Islamabad United

Cummins recognised for stepping up in bleak year for Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – In the bleakest of years for Australian cricket, fast bowler Pat Cummins has been a beacon of hope, answering the nation’s call for leaders to emerge during the ball-tampering exile of Steve Smith and David Warner.On Monday, Cummins’s efforts to drag Australia back to respectability were recognised as he claimed a maiden Allan Border Medal as the country’s leading cricketer.Taking 44 wickets across all formats through the voting period from Jan. 9, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019, Cummins edged out spinner Nathan Lyon, becoming the first bowler to win the award since fellow paceman Mitchell Johnson in 2014.It was not just Cummins’s bags of wickets that soothed fans left aghast by the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.He showed himself to be more than a handy tail-end slogger as he smashed two half-centuries against South Africa and India, including a defiant 50 in Johannesburg as his team laboured in shame after the Cape Town test