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Pakistan cricketer fails doping test: PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said that a national-level cricketer has tested positive for a "prohibited substance" in a test conducted during domestic cricket season, ARY News reported. A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or chargesheet him until the chemical report is CONFIRMED by the Anti-Dope Agency of the government. We should have an answer in a day or two. — PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) June 20, 2018 "A player…

Yasir Shah ruled out of England, Ireland Tests

KARACHI: Pakistan suffered a stinging setback Monday ahead of their Test tours of Ireland and England after key leg-spinner Yasir Shah was ruled out with a hip bone injury. The 31-year-old has been key to Pakistan's Test wins since 2014, having taken 165 wickets in 28 Test matches. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq confirmed the spinner will not be available for the tours. "Yasir is ruled out of the Ireland and England Test tours and it's a big blow," Inzamam told local media. "It's a big loss for the team." Medical…

Yasir Shah eyeing to become fastest 200 Test wicket-taker

KARACHI: Pakistans’ leg-spinner Yasir Shah is hopeful to become the fastest to get 200 Test wickets, Yasir recently broke the record of fastest 150 Test wickets, previously held by Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. “I try to perform in every match I play for my country and i am very hopeful to become the fastest to get 200 test wickets,” he said while talking to Dawn News. During Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2015, Yasir became the fastest Pakistani bowler to take 50 test wickets and he is also the second…

Yasir Shah joins Waqar as second fastest to 150 wickets

ABU DHABI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the joint second fastest bowler to claim 150 Test wickets on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The 31-year-old dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne leg before for nought in the first session to reach the milestone in his 27th Test match, equalling the mark of illustrious countryman Waqar Younis. Australia's Sydney Barnes holds the record as the quickest to 150 Test wickets, achieving the figure in his 24th Test at Durban in 1913.…

Yasir Shah to face Afghanistan at Lord’s

LONDON: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah will complete an impressive international line-up when MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) face Afghanistan in the new Test nation's first match at Lord's on Tuesday. Yasir, who has taken 149 wickets in 26 Tests, has most recently been playing for Kent in the County Championship and joins fellow Pakistan international Misbah-ul-Haq in facing Afghanistan in a 50 overs per side match. Lord's owners MCC will be captained by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum. Their team also…

Bridgetown Test: Windies level series as Pakistan fall under Gabriel’s spell

BRIDGETOWN: Shannon Gabriel produced an outstanding effort of consistently fast bowling to lead the West Indies to a 106-run victory over Pakistan 80 minutes after lunch on the final day of the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday. Set a target of 188 after leg-spinner Yasir Shah's seven for 94 wrapped up the home side's second innings at 268 at the start of the day, the tourists were never in contention after the pace barrage on a deteriorating pitch led by Gabriel, whose innings figures of five for 11…

Misbah moves into top 20 after Kingston Test

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has gained six slots to reach 20th position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after the first Test against the West Indies.  Pakistan won the match by seven wickets on Tuesday in Kingston, Jamaica to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Misbah notched unbeaten knocks of 99 and 12 to put him in a position and gain further in the batsmen ranking where he attained a career-best sixth position in October 2013. Younus Khan maintained his eighth position with innings of 58…

Pakistan eye win as Shah rattles West Indies top order, Misbah left on 99

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Yasir Shah ripped through the top order of the West Indies second innings in the final session of another long day to put Pakistan on course for victory at the end of the fourth day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday. After captain Misbah ul Haq became just the sixth batsman in Test history to be left stranded on 99 not out as Pakistan were dismissed for 407 in their first innings, the hosts, trailing by 121 runs, were reduced to 93 for four at stumps with Shah taking all four…

Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah end their scuffle on a happy note

BRISBANE: A practice session of the Pakistani cricket team became unpleasant on Wednesday when pacer Wahab Riaz got into a scuffle with leg-spinner Yasir Shah in Woolloongabba, a day before Brisbane's first ever day-night Test on Thursday. Sources revealed Riaz and Shah were sent off by Coach Mickey Arthur when both the players pushed each other during a practice football match. Riaz reportedly tried to snatch the football from Shah during which he hit one of his legs. In a fit of annoyance, Shah pushed Riaz…

Pakistan calls spinner Asghar for doubtful Yasir

CAIRNS: Pakistan have added left arm spinner Mohammad Asghar in its squad for the upcoming test series against Australia, ARY News reported. He is brought as a replacement for leg-spinner Yasir Shah in case of he rules out due to a back problem. Asghar is likely to join the Pakistani team in Australia soon. The left arm spinner caught the attention of the selectors after his impressive performance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He will represent Pakistan for the first time in any format of the game in case…