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  • Sangakkara to quit first-class cricket at season’s end

    LONDON: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will retire from first-class cricket in September at the end of England’s county championship season...

    The Surrey batsman, who quit Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is fifth on the all-time list of Test run scorers, averaging 57...

  • New Zealand to keep trialling day-night first-class cricket

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket appear to be pushing ahead with plans to trial day-night first-class matches as they build towards hosting their inaugural pink ball home Test against England in 2018...

    NZC released their 2016/17 domestic fixture list on Tuesday and Wellington Regional Stadium, which has never hosted a first-class match and has been used solely for day-night limited-overs international cricket, is to host one of the...

  • Miller quits first-class cricket to focus on World Cup

    CAPE TOWN: Hard-hitting middle-order batsman David Miller has quit first-class cricket in a bid to concentrate on his limited overs game ahead of next year’s World Cup in England and Wales...

    The 29-year-old, who jointly holds the record for the fastest Twenty20 International century off 35 balls, is a regular in South Africa’s limited overs teams and says he would rather focus on ‘the format I love’...

  • Special Sunday as Pakistan cricket, hockey teams take on India in London

    KARACHI: June 18, 2017 has gained special significance in the annals of Pakistan sports as its national hockey and cricket teams will be up against traditional rivals India in London on the day...

    The Pakistan cricket team, who were underdogs, have surprised all and sundry by making it to the ICC Champions Trophy final where they faces India at The Oval on Sunday...

  • Pakistan cricket teams safe after Christchurch quake

    CHRISTCHURCH: Members of Pakistan’s national cricket squad were shaken on Sunday when a 7...

    Pakistan’s only tour match before the first Test in Christchurch from Nov 17 was also washed out on the final day on Sunday in Nelson and Bari said this had deprived the players a great opportunity to acclimatise to the conditions in New Zealand...

  • Pakistan to play more cricket matches against stronger teams in new FTP draft

    LAHORE: Pakistan are set to play more than 120 Test, ODIs and T20 Inter­nationals under the new Future Tours Programme (FTP) being finalised by the ICC, including 80 per cent against strong teams and 20 per cent against lowly outfits, Dawn has learnt...

    According to the initial draft of FTP, Pakistan were to play around 104 matches of all three formats, besides the games that would not be part of the FTP during 2019-23...

  • KPT on verge of reclaiming first-class status

    KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust (KPT) are well on their way to regaining first-class status despite Omar Associates put up a strong batting second-innings show in the Patron’s Trophy Grade-II Cricket Tournament final at the National Stadium here on Tuesday...

    Their 57-run lead on the first innings — if the match ends in a draw — will guarantee them participating at the first-class level for only the third time in history after two...

  • Starc makes history with two hat-tricks in first-class game

    Australia's Strike bowler Mitchell Starc became the first man to take two hat-tricks in the same first-class game in Australia on Tuesday as he hit ominous form ahead of the Ashes Test series against England...

    The left-arm pacer became only the eighth player in first-class cricket history — and the first in 39 years — to achieve the feat as he spearheaded New South Wales (NSW) to victory over Western Australia (WA) in the Sheffield...

  • Pietersen fastest man to reach 1,000 first-class runs

    LONDON: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex’s New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Champ­ionship...

    Surrey finished the day on 293 for five, with Rory Burns making 78 and Steven Davies, fresh from his maiden first-class double century, an unbeaten 69...

  • Faisalabad regain first-class status after two seasons

    KARACHI: Faisalabad sealed a thoroughly deserving nine-wicket victory over Multan on the penultimate day of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Grade-II Cricket Tournament final in Multan to regain first-class status after two seasons...

    The result at the Multan Cricket Stadium means Faisalabad would be returning to the country’s premier first-class event, the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy National Cricket Championship, later in the year after being...

  • Dominant Fata move closer to first-class status

    KARACHI: The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) have all but qualified for their first flight of first-class cricket after putting up a dominant display against Karachi Blues on day one of the third and final-round inter-region qualifying tournament here on Monday...

    Pool ‘A’ leaders Fata, who just need a draw in the last four-day fixture, made a mockery of Karachi Blues’ decision to field first at the UBL Sports Complex by...

  • Fata create history, down Blues to earn first-class status

    KARACHI: The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) were upgraded to the top of Pakistan domestic cricket on Wednesday when they qualified to play at first-class level for the first time in their history by securing an 81-run victory over Karachi Blues...

    Speedster Mohammad Sarwar followed up his 6-47 in the first innings by taking 3-27, giving him match haul of 9-74...

  • ‘Supporting first-class cricketers tougher than sponsoring Dhoni, Kohli’

    KOLKATA: Unveiling a five-star sponsors’ line-up for Cricket Association of Bengal, former India captain Saurav Ganguly said supporting first-class cricketers was tougher than sponsoring the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli...

    Dhoni or Virat Kohli but it’s tough to support the first-class cricketers who are yet to make a mark,” Ganguly said at the Eden Gardens...

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