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Foreign players hail Pakistan security for PSL 2017 final

LAHORE: Foreign players have tentatively endorsed the return of international cricket to Pakistan after their whirlwind trip to Lahore for Sunday's heavily guarded Pakistan Super League final. Players including winning captain Darren Sammy detailed a journey involving bullet-proof buses and closed roads, before they were rushed straight back to the airport with no time for celebrations. The blanket security, deploying thousands of troops, military helicopters and armed guards on horseback, came after a deadly militant…

Chris Jordan shares his thoughts over playing PSL Final in Lahore

England and Peshawar Zalmi player Chris Jordan who played the much exciting final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 hails tour to Lahore. Jordan expressed pleasure over his decision to travel to the final. In an interview published on English Cricket Board website, recounting his tour he said: “It was pretty surreal! Obviously from making the decision to go, we were well briefed and everything was well documented about how everything was going to run from the time we left on the plane from Dubai to the time we got…

Imran terms international cricketers playing PSL final as ‘Phateechars’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan has termed foreign players -- who played the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 at Lahore on Sunday -- as 'Phateechars' (low-level), ARY News reported. His statements regarding the foreign players playing in the PSL 2017 final came in the open in a video which went viral on social media. Khan, speaking in a press conference, said that the 'phateechar players' would have come to play in Pakistan anyways. He added that he does not even know the countries from…

Sangakkara reaches milestone, Sri Lanka build lead

LEEDS, ENGLAND: Kumar Sangakkara scored a world record equalling half century as Sri Lanka reached 214-4 at the end of the third day to leave the second test against England delicately poised on Sunday. The stylish Sangakkara became only the fourth player in test history to score seven successive half centuries as Sri Lanka threatened to take control but he fell for 55 as England took two late wickets to stall the visitors' progress. Having earlier polished off England's first innings for 365, Sri Lanka ended the day 106…

England calls 3-uncapped players; Moeen, Robson, Jordan

LONDON: England has announced the 12-man squad for upcoming test series against Sri Lanka, ARY New reported. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has included three uncapped players - Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan and Sam Robson in the squad. Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior and Chris Woakes have made the comeback in the team. For Plunkett it is his first call up for seven years – but he has been bowling consistently for Yorkshire. Matt Prior, an Ashes vice-captain who was dispensed with for the final two Tests in Australia but who…