9 uncapped players included in 20-member squad for Tests against South Africa

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 152 total views,  80 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) rewarded nine uncapped players for their “stellar performances” in domestic cricket by including them in the 20-member squad for the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa, a press release said on Friday. “Openers Abdullah Shafique and Imran Butt, middle-order batsmen Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha and Saud Shakeel, spinners Nauman Ali and Sajid Khan, and fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Tabish Khan have been rewarded for their stellar performances in the 2020-21 domestic season, including the first-class Quaid-e-Azam…

Administrators told to follow Qureshi’s lead 

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 452 total views,  156 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket administrators in the United States have been told to follow in the footsteps of the chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi. This call comes from Cricket West Indies (CWI) director Azim Bassarath. Speaking on all the recent developments within cricket in the US, especially the eagerly awaited Major League, Bassarath said as an onlooker one would have seen a lot of problems in the administration of US cricket over the years and now with all the opportunities coming their way,…

YouTube suspends Trump’s channel after violating policy on inciting violence

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 731 total views,  64 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the United States Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington, DC. Trump’s channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days, which may be extended, YouTube said in a statement. For…

Player registration opens for President’s Cup

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 1,872 total views,  156 views today   TAMPA/FL – USA: The player registration for the draft to select the four teams for the 2021 President’s Cup in Tampa, Florida, USA is now open. The tournament which is being run by Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) takes place on February 13 and 14 at the Wesley Cricket Stadium in Tampa. Four teams will be vying for the first prize of $10,000. They are Samp Army, Tampa Tigers, Global Warriors, and Orlando Stars. Players who are interested in being drafted by one of the four…

World’s top two T20I bowlers and No.1 ranked all-rounder up for grabs in Sunday’s HBL PSL 2021 Player Draft

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 517 total views,  32 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.psl-t20.com/ Lahore, 9 January 2021: Chris Gayle will be one of the major potential picks when the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 Player Draft takes place at the High Performance Centre on Sunday afternoon. The event proper will be staged in Karachi and Lahore from 20 February to 22 March. Gayle, 41, has previously represented Lahore Qalandars (2016) and Karachi Kings (2017), and boasts one of the most remarkable and outstanding T20 careers – 411 matches, 13,584 runs, top score 175 not out, strike-rate…

Oil prices fall on renewed coronavirus concerns as China cases climb

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 1,432 total views,  64 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ Brent crude oil prices fell by $1 per barrel on Monday, hit by renewed concerns about global fuel demand amid tough coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and new curbs on movement in China, the world’s second-largest oil user, where infections jumped. Brent crude oil futures were down 78 cents, or 1.4 per cent, at $55.21 a barrel, after falling $1 to a session low of $54.99 earlier. Brent rose in the previous four sessions. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) slipped 44 cents, or 0.8pc, to $51.80…

US diplomats lodge extraordinary protest against Trump

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 1,456 total views,  64 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ WASHINGTON: In a highly unusual move, American diplomats have drafted two cables condemning President Donald Trump’s incitement of the deadly assault on the Capitol on Wednesday and calling for administration officials to possibly support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Using what is known as the State Department’s dissent channel, career foreign and civil service officers said they fear the Jan 6 siege may badly undermine US credibility to promote and defend democratic values abroad. “Failing to publicly hold the…

Qureshi makes the English grade

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 3,529 total views,  114 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: All-rounder Zishawn Qureshi became the first American cricketer to play in the English cricket league as he has signed a contract with Elland Cricket Club. Qureshi has been working hard at his game looking for opportunities like this and it has come to him now. Elland Cricket Club plays in the Huddersfield Drakes Cricket League. The league will be played from April 17 to September 11. The left-arm orthodox spinner and hard-hitting right-handed batsman is looking forward to playing in England. “This…

Players in jeopardy after playing without NOCs

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 6,336 total views,  28 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: A number of national players for the US cricket team as well as international players could find themselves in hot water after allegedly playing in a sanctioned tournament in Houston in December without obtaining No Objection Certificates. News 925 understands that while the main T20 tournament in America the US Open T20 was sanctioned by both USA Cricket and the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Houston Cricket League conducted Houston Winter Cup 2020 in which 10 teams participated. The teams that took…

CWI president praises Qureshi’s commitment

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 3,817 total views,  1 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ricky Skerritt has praised the efforts of the chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi in hosting the recently concluded US Open T20 tournament in Fort Lauderdale, USA. Skerritt sent a message to Qureshi saying: “Well done, look at some of the cricket myself. Congratulations! Your never give up attitude is impressive.” Skerritt was honored by CCUSA in December 2019 for his work as an administrator and this was his first meeting with Qureshi, the long-standing administrator in…