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Pakistan likely to tour England this summer

LONDON:      Pakistan are ready to tour England this summer after positive talks were held earlier over biosecurity arrangements for their Test and Twenty20 series. Further discussions will be held between the England & Wales Cricket Board and the Pakistan Cricket Board before a final decision is made, but England’s summer is starting to take shape after weeks of …

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*Taha G’s ‘Mann Mein Tu’ is still good as gold and music lovers can’t help but play it on loop*

ISLAMABAD,(Parliament Times): With the release of 4 albums and 40 singles including the most heard songs ‘You’ and ‘Aisekaise’, Pakistan’s new pop icon of the Pakistani music industry; sensational musician and artist Taha – G releases ’Mann Mein Tu’. An amazing mix of Indie and Pop, which not only has left us and listeners mesmerized, the Song ‘Mann Mein Tu’ …

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British GP could go ahead despite quarantine restrictions

LONDON:    Formula One is working to put on a British Grand Prix in July even if the country imposes quarantine measures on visitors during the Covid-19 crisis. The Sun newspaper quoted a government source as saying there would be an exemption for sports, with Formula One and soccer teams free to travel from Britain and return without restriction once …

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‘Players need to be disciplined in virus plan’

MANCHESTER:    Each individual player’s behaviour will be “crucial until the end of the season”, the medical head of the Bundesliga and UEFA’s efforts to restart the game across the continent warned earlier. Tim Meyer, the head of the Bundesliga’s new coronavirus task force and chairman of the UEFA medical committee, said that while the German league had produced the …

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Pakistan players push back boundaries with Zoom cricket

ISLAMABAD:    Bored during Pakistan s coronavirus lockdown, Test batsman Shan Masood put on his helmet, picked up his bat — and Zoom cricket was born. Masood, 30, was video-chatting with teammates when they grabbed their cricket gear and pretended to play a match. “A couple of us guys were talking on Zoom and it was pretty late at night …

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Root ‘very optimistic’ England will play home Tests despite virus

LONDON:    England captain Joe Root has said he is “very optimistic” Test cricket will take place in his side s 2020 home season even if that means the squad have to go into more than two months of quarantine. With Britain currently in lockdown because of the coronavirus, a three-Test series against the West Indies scheduled for June has …

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Detailed judgement on Umar Akmal’s case released

LAHORE:     Chairman of the Independent Disciplinary Panel, Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, late Thursday afternoon submitted his detailed judgement on the Umar Akmal case to the Pakistan Cricket Board. Justice Chauhan has imposed a ban of three years for each of the two charges of violating the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which will be deemed to have come into effect …

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PCB invites fans to make their dream cricket pairs

LAHORE:   The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) brings an exciting opportunity for the fans to come up with their favourite combinations in the Dream Pairs campaign, which commences on 29 April (Wednesday) at 2pm, said an official press release. The fans are invited to jot down their favourite batting (opening and middle-order) and bowling (pace and spin) pairs from different generation …

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Lynn says T20 World Cup a ‘logistical nightmare’ amid pandemic

MELBOURNE:      Hard-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn has poured cold water on the nation’s hopes of hosting the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November, saying it would be a “logistical nightmare” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The International Cricket Council, the sport’s global governing body, said last week it was still planning for the tournament according to its …

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Vaughan bats for shortened county season without overseas players

Islamabad:     The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should consider a shortened County Championship season without overseas players for two years to offset the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said. The ECB has extended its suspension of the professional game until July 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means nine rounds of …

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