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Sidhu telephones Faisal Javed, says “be ready for a sensational match”

ISLAMABAD: Well-wisher of Pakistan Navjot Singh Sidhu telephoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed few hours ahead of most awaited cricket match of Asia Cup. As arch-rivals Pakistan and India are about clash in one of the important matches of Asia Cup today, cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu made a phone call to PTI leader and asked him to stay ready to watch a 'sensational match'. "It is going to be a nerve wrecking contest in today's match," Sidhu told Faisal Javed. "Cricket between Pakistan and…

BCCI demands rescheduling of Pak-India match in Asia Cup

DUBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has demanded rescheduling of Pakistan-India match on September 19 in the Asia Cup 2018 because of ‘hectic schedule’. The BCCI also terms the match schedule ‘mindless’. According to a report in the Statesman, the Indian team will be playing the opening match against a qualifier and the very next day they will be battling it out with Pakistan. The BCCI has opined this decision to be 'mindless', as reported by CricketNext. The Ring of Fire is gearing up for the…

Asia Cup 2018 shifted to UAE from India

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Cricket Council has agreed to shift the Asia Cup 2018 from India to the United Arab Emirates over Pakistan’s reservations on sending their team there. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Executive Board in Kuala Lumpur headed by ACC President and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi. It was further decided that the the Emerging Asia Cup will be hosted by Pakistan, whereas India will play their respective matches in Sri Lanka. Earlier, PCB had taken a stance that if India…

Pakistan to host Emerging Asia Cup next year: Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi announced on Sunday that the Emerging Teams Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan next year. "Pakistan will host the Emerging Teams Asia Cup in April of next year," announced Sethi during a press conference with Sri Lankan Cricket Board president Thilanga Sumathipala ahead of the third T20 International in Lahore. The tournament will feature India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the hosts Pakistan. Sethi also said that the tournament will see matches being held in more…

Asian Cricket Council shifted Under-19 Asia Cup out of India

COLOMBO: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday relocated the Asian Under-19 to Malaysia after Pakistan raised security concerns over sending their team to India. The decision was taken at the ACC meeting held in Colombo which was chaired by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s newly appointed chairman Najam Sethi. Sethi has replaced Shaharyar Khan as both PCB and ACC heads. "The matter of shifting the tournament to Malaysia was amicably agreed by all the participants in the development and executive committee since no…