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The 18th edition of the National T20 will begin from September 23 in Rawalpindi and will finish in Lahore with the final at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday, October 13. The event has become even more important and critical as members of the Pakistan squad for next month s ICC T20 World Cup will be in action. We have compiled some interesting stats which you should know ahead of the mouthwatering fixtures. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({});

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After New Zealand’s eleventh-hour refusal to play in Pakistan, England Cricket Board (ECB) has pulled out of the October Pakistan tour citing concerns about “the mental and physical well-being of our players and support staff.” jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The ECB announced the cancellation of the tour in a statement it issued on its website. The board said it was also withdrawing from women matches. The decision was made “reluctantly,” it said. Related News New Zealand fiasco: Where the intelligence came from Vent frustration with performance: Ramiz to Pakistan team New Zealand leave Pakistan after calling off tour <!– view all…

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Pakistan will face New Zealand in the three-match ODI series starting from September 17. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The series is not part of the ICC World Cup Super League. We have compiled some interesting stats which you should know ahead of the mouthwatering fixtures. Related News Pakistan s new team management seeks immediate impact against New Zealand Watch: Qadir, Shakeel look forward to New Zealand ODIs Pakistan squad has a lot of depth: Matt Henry <!– view all stories –>

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Pakistan leg-spinner Usman Qadir and batsman Saud Shakeel share their thoughts on the upcoming home series against New Zealand. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The hosts take on the Black Caps in three One-day Internationals in Rawalpindi from Friday. The second and third ODIs will be played on Sunday and Tuesday. Qadir and Shakeel are a part of the ODI squad. However, the leg-spinner has not been named in the national side’s squad for next month’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Pakistan will go with their World Cup roster in the five-match Twenty-20 International series against New Zealand after the ODIs. Led by Babar…

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Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has returned to Pakistan after aborting his Caribbean Prenuer League campaign after threats by the Pakistan Cricket Board, he has claimed. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); Hafeez, who has been named in the Pakistan T20 squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand, claimed that he had been granted an NOC by the PCB to stay in the Carribbean till September 18. However, the 40-year-old told SAMAA, that the PCB later threatened him for consequences if he fails to report six days earlier. On the other hand, Hafeez said, the PCB allowed all-rounder Imad Wasim to complete the full CPL…

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Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has lashed out at the Indian media for misinterpreting his friendly discussion with Pakistan s Arshad Nadeem during the javelin event in Tokyo. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The 23-year-old won a gold medal after making a throw of 87.58 in the mega event. Neeraj Chopra in a video message on Twitter asked the Indian media not to use his comments to spread propaganda. Related News New Zealand players excited to tour Pakistan Afghanistan s frozen assets should be released, says Pakistan s Qureshi PCB, Aitchison College launch Cricket Scholarship programme <!– view all stories –> …

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A private company, named Global Soccer Ventures, announced last month that it will be organising a football league in Pakistan based on the model of the Pakistan Super League. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The announcement came at a time when Pakistan is banned by FIFA and GSV has signed an agreement with a Pakistan Football Federation which is not recognised by the world football governing body. GSV CEO Zabe Khan, while talking SAMAA Digital, claimed that despite the controversies surrounding Pakistan football, the league will help the sport flourish in the country. Related News Ronaldo all set to make second Manchester…

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Fans, officials, as well as athletes, have praised the discus thrower Haider Ali for producing a history-making performance in the final. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The Gujranwala born won the gold medal in the Men s Discus Throw event after a 55.26 metres throw in his fifth attempt out of the total six he made to score the best distance. Soon after his impressive show on the field, praised pour in for Haider who claimed Pakistan s first-ever gold medal at the Paralympics Games. Related News Haider Ali’s next goal: four meters in three years Inam Butt claims gold in World…

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Pakistan’s Haider Ali made history by winning first-ever gold medal for Pakistan in the Paralympics Games. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The Gujranwala-born achieved the feat in the Men’s Discus Throw event after a 55.26 metres throw in his fifth attempt out of the total six he made to score the best distance. It’s #Gold for #PAK! F37 discus thrower Haider Ali wins his country’s first medal of the Games!His throw of 55.26m is a personal best and almost three metres longer than second place! #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics #ParaAthletics pic.twitter.com/SD3rO1qlaF Related News New Zealand players excited to tour Pakistan Afghanistan s frozen assets…

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Star Pakistan athlete Haider Ali has said that his hard work paid off after he clinched the gold medal at the Paralympics Games. jwplayer(“jwp-outstream-unit”).setup({}); The Gujranwala born achieved the feat in the Men s Discus Throw event after a 55.26 metres throw in his fifth attempt out of the total six he made to score the best distance. While speaking to SAMAA exclusively, Haider thanked his parent for continuous support throughout his career. Related News Haider Ali’s next goal: four meters in three years Inam Butt claims gold in World Beach Wrestling Series Tokyo Paralympics: Haider Ali claims…

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