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  • Ex-BD coach in talks with SLC to become national coach

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka are in talks to hire former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha to groom their national team for the 2019 World Cup, sources said on Wednesday...

    Since then there has been speculation he is to take the job of head coach at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) which has been vacant since South African Graham Ford quit in June...

  • ‘Monsoon currents to penetrate Pakistan late Monday night’

    ISLAMABAD: The Met Office has predicted the onset of monsoon in Pakistan in the coming days, and winds from the east are already penetrating the country, bringing thick, moisture-filled clouds...

    A Met Office spokesperson said the monsoon season, presently giving rainfall over central parts of India, is heading towards Pakistan...

  • Pakistan to host first-ever day-night Test against West Indies

    KARACHI: Pakistan on Thursday announced the schedule for their series against the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates beginning next month, including their first-ever day-night Test...

    The series, which runs from September 23 to November 3, includes three Twenty20 internationals and as many one-day and Tests, the highlight being the day-night Test in Dubai in October...

  • 2015: Day/Night Test lights a path as Pakistan end cricket drought

    LONDON: Cricket staged its first day/night Test in 2015 after years of speculation that such matches might help arrest declining attendances for the sport's longest format...

    Another event significant in that it simply took place, was that Pakistan played major internationals on their own soil for the first time in six years, beating Zimbabwe in both Twenty20 and one-day series...

  • Pakistan-India day-night Tests would pump life into cricket: Latif

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s former wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has called on India and Pakistan to consider playing their scheduled Test series in the United Arab Emirates in December under lights to revive the fortunes of the five-day format...

    Teams have been unwilling to travel to UAE, Pakistan's 'home' venue, for Test matches in the summer and Latif believes day-night games may address that issue as well...

  • Pakistan get day-night Test warm-up in Australia

    BRISBANE: Pakistan will warm up for their first day-night Test against Australia with a match under lights in the tropical city of Cairns, Cricket Australia said Friday...

    The match will feature a pink ball and provide Pakistan with their major lead-up game to the first Test against Steve Smith's Australians at Brisbane's Gabba stadium from December 15-19...

  • Run out ends thriller as Pakistan lose day-night Test by 39 runs

    BRISBANE: After a tense and lengthy innings that was shaping as one of the greatest chases in Test cricket, Pakistan’s bold bid to beat Australia in the series-opening day-night Test was wrapped up in five balls on Monday...

    Asad Shafiq marshalled the Pakistan tailenders from 173-5 to 449-8 in pursuit of the improbable target of 490, scoring 137 from 207 balls before he was caught at gully, fending off a Mitchell Starc short ball... ...

  • Pakistan play 400th Test in the day-night clash

    Pakistan take on the West Indies from Thursday in the maiden day-night Test to be played in Asia, which coincidentally will be the country’s 400th Test as well...

    The first match of the three-Test series after Pakistan’s clean sweep against the West Indians in the T20 and ODI series earlier therefore will be followed and watched by hundreds and thousands of people round the globe if not in the UAE where attendance is low to see the...

  • Pakistan favourites in landmark day-night Test

    DUBAI: In-form Pakistan are ready to launch a pink-ball spin assault on struggling West Indies when they do battle in Asia's first day-night Test from Thursday in Dubai...

    Pakistan have been on a roll since their 2-2 series draw in England in August, which briefly lifted them to number one position in world cricket's Test rankings for the first time...

  • Ton-up Azhar lights up Pakistan's day-night Test against West Indies

    Opener Azhar Ali became the first batsman to record a century in a day-night Test off a pink ball as he helped Pakistan dominate West Indies in Dubai on Thursday...

    Ali's unbeaten 146 guided Pakistan to 279-1 at close on the opening day of the first Test ? just the second day-night match in Test cricket's 140-year-old history ? after Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat on a flat Dubai stadium pitch...

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