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Breaking News: New Zealand tour of Pakistan cancelled.

The much awaited New Zealand tour of Pakistan for white ball cricket is cancelled due to security concerns from the Kiwis Cricket Board. “Our security officials and Pakistan Cricket Board has been trying to convince the team for hours, but that didn’t work,” said a top security official with direct knowledge of the security details on the visiting team. Another Pakistani government official also told Reuters the team wasn’t ready to enter the stadium on security grounds. Pakistan Cricket Board’s official twitter handle tweeted. PCB has asserted that a new date for the series…

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Virat Kohli to step down as Indian Captain after T20 World Cup.

Taking to social media, Virat Kohli has announced that he will be stepping down as Team India captain from the shortest format after the T20I world Cup. He will continue to lead the team in Test cricket and ODIs. “I have decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October,” Kohli wrote in a post that he shared on his social media handles.

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Pakistan announces Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander as coaches for T20 World Cup

New chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja announced that former Australian opener Matthew Hayden and South African pacer  Vernon Philander will join the coaching staff ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. Hayden and Philander will be taking over from the pair of Misbah ul Haq and Waqar Younis, who resigned from their posts one month ahead of the tournament. Speaking on Hayden, Raja said: “The Australian can bring some aggression into the team. He has experience of World Cups and was a world-class player himself. Having an…

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Ramiz Raja formally elected as new PCB Chairman

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja on Monday became the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Ramiz Raja was elected “unanimously and unopposed”, according to a press release issued by the board. A special meeting of the PCB’s Board of Governors was held at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore to elect the cricketing body’s 36th chairman. Retired Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted the election and presided over the special meeting. “I am thankful to all of you for electing me as the PCB chairman and look forward…

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R Ashwin, MS Dhoni back as India announce T20 World Cup squad.

India have announced their 15 man squad for the for the upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE beginning from next month. Virat Kohli will lead the side which includes return of  off-spinner R Ashwin to white ball cricket and MS Dhoni has been roped in as the team’s mentor. Jay Shah, the BCCI Honorary Secretary, revealed the thinking behind appointing Dhoni, the former India captain who led the side to the inaugural T20 World Cup trophy. “As far as Dhoni is concerned, I spoke to him when I was in…

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