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Mohammad Irfan has another beautiful addition in his ‘Aashyana’

The tallest fast bowler of the cricket world Mohammad Irfan is ecstatic after becoming a father of a baby boy. The 7' 1" Pakistani player is very pleased on “another beautiful addition” in his family. Sharing the news of his son’s birth on Saturday morning, he has requested his friends, fans and colleagues to pray for his son’s health, success and (long) life. “Mera beta - another beautiful addition in my Aashyana. Please say a dua for his health, success and life,” he wrote on his Twitter account. Wearing black…

Suspended Pakistani cricketers placed on ECL for spot fixing probe

ISLAMABAD: Names of suspended Pakistani cricketers allegedly involved in spot fixing placed on Exit Control List (ECL) on Monday on directions of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, ARY News reported. “Players bringing the country’s name down must be brought to justice”, Nisar asserted while also directing action against bookies during a meeting with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials. The interior minister further urged to ban the websites promoting match fixing. Moreover, FIA recorded the…

PCB serves charge-sheet to Shahzaib Hasan in fixing probe

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a charge-sheet to opener Shahzaib Hasan and suspended him over allegations of spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament. The case that has so far ensnared four other cricketers. According to a PCB statement, Hasan has been "provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket". The player has been granted 14 days to respond to the charges against him. "PCB ACU’s investigations into corrupt practices…

Sarfraz returning home to tend ailing mother

BRISBANE: Pakistan's wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed is returning back home to tend to his mother who has been under treatment at a hospital in Karachi, citing sources ARY News reported on Tuesday. Sources said that Ahmed's mother is critically ill and is being treated at a hospital in the provincial capital. Former national team wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal may replace Sarfaraz Ahmed for the five match one-day series against Australia, which is set to kick off in Brisbane this Friday. PCB selection committee,…

Junaid to replace Irfan for Australia ODIs

BRISBANE: Pakistan were forced on Monday to add Junaid Khan to their squad for a five-match one-day series in Australia as pacer Mohammad Irfan returned home due to the demise of his mother. The 27-year-old Junaid was not named in the initial squad of 15 announced on December 30. "Following Irfan’s return to Pakistan due to his mother’s death, the chief selector Inzamam ul Haq after consulting the team management has named fast bowler Junaid as Irfan’s replacement," said a release by the Pakistan Cricket Board. This…

Pakistan skips Kamran, Hafeez in Australia ODI squad

KARACHI: Pakistan overlooked in-form batsman Kamran Akmal and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez in a 15-man squad for the five-match ODI series in Australia, keeping faith in the same set of players who went down 2-0 in the Tests on Friday. Akmal, 35, has been in superb form scoring 1035 runs in the four-day first-class tournament and another 361 with two hundreds in the ongoing one-day cup. Selectors instead retained Test batsman Asad Shafiq, who hit an epic 137 in Pakistan's narrow 39-run defeat in the first Test at…