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Breaching code of conduct: Akmal issued show cause notice for allegations against Arthur

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LAHORE: Umar Akmal was issued a show-cause notice today for breaching Code of Conduct after he levelled severe allegations of verbal abuse against the head coach Mickey Arthur.

The show-cause was issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). According to a PCB official, the cricketer has been ordered to file a reply to the notice within seven days.

On Wednesday, the 27-year-old batsman had claimed that the head coach abused him during a net practice at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

“He [Arthur] asked who allowed me to enter the NCA. He told me that it was better that I play club cricket instead of practicing at the NCA,” the cricketer said.

Arthur had denied that he had abused Akmal saying that he will take the latter to the court.

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PSL trophy (2018) unveiled in Dubai!

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DUBAI: Captains of each of the PSL franchises jointly unveiled PSL’s Trophy here for third season commencing on Thursday 22nd of November.

A Presser followed the ceremony that was addressed by Najam Sethi (PSL Chief), captains Darren Sammy, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sarfraz Ahmed.

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Cricket: S. Africa wins the 3-Test Series 2-1 against India!

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JOHANNESBURG: After suffering two defeats, India finally managed to beat the host here on Saturday (27th of January) by 63 runs denying them a clean sweep. The three-Test series terminated 2-1 to the S. Africans. 

From 124/1 the S. Africans started a chase of 241-run target but five of them were sent back to the pavilion by Mohammed Shami. They were all out scoring 177 runs. 

Despite losing the three bout series, thanks to this win, India will remain perched on the zenith of ICC Test rankings.

 

 

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ODI series: Kiwis demolish Green Shirts!

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DUNEDIN: Green shirts collapsed in the third match of the ODI series here today scoring 74 runs/28 overs against Kiwis’ 258.

Those four Pakistani players who managed to make it to doubles included Sarfraz Ahmad Captain (14), Faheem Ashraf (10), Mohammad Amir (14) and Rumman Raees (16).

Other characters of this dismal performance were Fakhar Zaman (2), Babar Azam(8), Shoaib Malik (3) and Hasan Ali (1). Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez and Shadab Khan did not score even a single run.

From New Zealand side the star contributors were Kane Williamson who made 73 (off 101 deliveries)  Ross Taylor scored 52 (off 64 balls).

The Kiwis were sent to pavilion by the fierce bowling of Rumman Raees (3 for 51), Hasan Ali (three for 59) and Shadab Khan (2 for 51).

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