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Former cricketers turn to support Imran in polls

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani cricket stars have come out in support of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan as the country prepares to go to the polls on Wednesday.  "It was in your leadership skip @ImrankhanPTI that we became world champions in 1992. It is in your leadership that we can again become a great democratic country," tweeted Wasim Akram. "You have got what it takes Skipper @ImranKhanPTI but it will take everything you have... No one can doubt your Honesty and thats what is require in our country...An honest…

Dean Jones terms Islamabad fall ‘worst in PSL’

DUBAI: Islamabad United’s head coach Dean Jones termed his team's 34-run loss against Peshawar Zalmi in fourth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season three as "worst-ever" performance in PSL's history". Zalmi were being benefited with superb debut bowling feat of Umaid Asif (4-23) and leg-spinner Ibtisam Sheikh’s (3-0) as they successfully defended a 177-run target. Jones, a former renowned Australian batsman who led United to the title in the first edition in 2016, was blunt enough to describe the fall.…

Dean Jones named as interim Afghan coach

KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team's rising fortunes. Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan's four-day Intercontinental Cup game from October 20-23, and could become a permanent fixture, the Afghan cricket board said. "(The) Afghanistan Cricket Board has appointed Dean Jones, a prominent former…

Pakistan will miss Misbah the captain: Dean Jones

Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) franchise Islamabad United’s head coach Dean Jones has said that Pakistan will miss Misbah Ul Haq the captain the most. “Pakistan will of course miss Misbah’s batting but his on-field captaincy is what they will miss the most,” Dean Jones said. “He is a bowler’s captain,” he added. The Australian batting maestro stated that he has spent his life playing cricket, but he never came across such a calmer captain. “I have been part of cricket all my life, I have seen many captains but when I…

Islamabad United’s Dean Jones arrives in Lahore for PSL Final

LAHORE: Islamabad United's Australian coach Dean Jones on Saturday announced his arrival in Lahore for the Pakistan Super League 2017 final, ARY News reported. The news is surprising for the Aussie star's local and foreign fans as his team has not qualified for finals and lost the play-off to Karachi Kings. Additionally, foreign players from the finalist Quetta Gladiators refused to come to Lahore for the final citing security concerns. I have now arrived in Lahore for @thePSLt20 Final. The Airport & Police…