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Longer format losing significance among youngsters: Morgan

LONDON: England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has said that test cricket and the County Championship hold little significance to young players who are increasingly leaning towards the shorter Twenty20 format. Morgan, who hopes to represent Middlesex in England’s domestic four-day game for the first time in three years this season, believes that he is among the last generation of cricketers for whom the game’s oldest format is still relevant. “I am not sure the (County) Championship matters to everyone any more,”…

Karachi to host West Indies for T20 series, says Sethi

DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi on Sunday announced all three Twenty20 matches against the West Indies will be played in Karachi instead of Lahore next month.  PCB was in talks with Cricket West Indies (CWI) since last year but a final decision has been reached now. "I can give you a good news that I have been working day and night to conclude an agreement with West Indies which I just finalized an hour ago. Good news is that West Indies will play three games, 1st, 2nd and 4th April but these matches…

Don’t give country’s cap on Twenty20’s basis, says Rashid Latif

For all its entertainment, value and popularity, Twenty20 cricket is pure entertainment. Its growing popularity has sparked fears that it will affect not only the traditional Test cricket but also the 50-over game. But there are purists like former Pakistan captain and Karachi Kings Team Director Rashid Latif who advocate that T20 cricket should not be the basis for a player to graduate to Test and ODIs. Rashid understands the game like only few people do. His opinions are firm, at times rigid but that is his style.…

“Special” time as Pakistan go top of the Twenty20 world

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand: Pakistan laid claim to being the best Twenty20 side in the world Sunday after beating New Zealand in the series-deciding final Twenty20 match in Mount Maunganui. The 18-run victory gave Pakistan a come-from-behind 2-1 series win that will see them overtake New Zealand at the top of the world T20 rankings. An animated captain Sarfraz Ahmed leapt with delight and punched the air after the final ball as Pakistan pulled off back-to-back wins over the hosts. It marked an incredible comeback…

Bangladesh to probe South Africa debacle

DHAKA: Bangladesh's cricket board said Tuesday it would launch an investigation into its humiliating drubbing during a recent tour of South Africa in one of its worst performances on record. Bangladesh lost every match in all three formats, with David Miller smashing the fastest century in Twenty20 history off just 35 balls from the hapless visitors. Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said the players, managers and coaching staff would be questioned over the woeful showing. "The overall performance was…

ICC unveils long-awaited Test championship

WELLINGTON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled a long-awaited, nine-nation Test championship Friday in a bid to preserve the five-day format's status following the rapid growth of Twenty20. The Test league was among a raft of reforms agreed at an ICC board meeting in Auckland, including revamping the one-day international schedule and trialling four-day Tests. "Our priority was to develop (a) structure that gave context and meaning across international cricket and particularly in the Test arena," ICC…

Pakistan vs World XI 2nd Twenty20 today

LAHORE: Pakistan and visiting World XI team will play the second match of the three-match Twenty20 series at Gaddafi Stadium here on Wednesday night (tonight). The home side won the first match against star-studded World XI team yesterday with local boy Babar Azam hitting a rapid 52-ball 86 to lead Pakistan to a good score of 197-5. After eight years of isolation, Pakistan cricket team is playing against star-studded World XI team featuring international players before home crowd at Gaddafi Stadium. A three-match…

Gayle becomes first cricketer to hit 10,000 Twenty20 runs

NEW DELHI: Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to accumulate 10,000 Twenty20 runs, going past the milestone during a match-winning blitz in the Indian Premier League. Swashbuckling West Indian Gayle, 37, who plies his trade across the world's Twenty20 leagues, smashed 77 off 38 balls with five fours and seven sixes to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 21-run win over Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Tuesday. Gayle's nearest rival New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, who top scored for Gujarat with 72, has more than…

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by six wickets in T20

COLOMBO: Kusal Perera struck a quick-fire half century to steer Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of their two-match Twenty20 International series in Colombo on Tuesday. Perera, who passed a late fitness test to be included for the game, hit 77 off 53 balls as Sri Lanka reached 158-4 in 18.5 overs after restricting Bangladesh to 155-6. Sri Lanka never lost their grip on the match after Perera and captain Upul Tharanga put on 65 runs in the opening stand, though a double strike by Bangladesh…