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Younis Khan scores another ton, becomes first cricketer to score Test centuries in 11 countries

SYDNEY (JAN 05, 2017): Pakistani batsman Younis Khan became the first Test player to score his career-best centuries in 11 countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Younis, the veteran batsman who smashed his 34th century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the third day of the final Test against Australia, beat India’s Rahul Dravid who was the only other cricketer to score centuries in all 10 full-member Test nations with 36 centuries.


The 39-year-old’s century ties him against the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara in the all-time century makers list at 6th place. However, Indian run-master Sachin Tendulkar (aka Little Master) remained on top of the list with 51 centuries under his belt.

The veteran Pakistani batman, who remains the most prolific run scorer for Pakistan in Test cricket, now eyes to achieve the 10,000 runs milestone, having already accumulated 9,789 runs in 114 matches.

His sixth double century at the Oval last year is a record that he now shares with Javed Miandad.



Pakistan to face Afghanistan in their opening match of Under-19 World Cup

DUBAI: Pakistan will face Afghanistan in the first Group D match on the opening day of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the schedule for the upcoming tournament to be held from January 13 to February 3, 2018, in New Zealand.

There are sixteen teams competing in the tournament. West Indies will take on hosts New Zealand in the first match.

The top two sides from each of the four groups will go onto the Super League, whereas the remaining teams will participate in the plate championship.

The 16 teams playing the tournament have been divided into four groups, with the breakup as follows:

Group A

New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, Kenya

Group B

India, Australia, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea

Group C

England, Bangladesh, Canada, Namibia

Group D

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Ireland

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

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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Death of a cricketer: Don’t forget to wear safety gear!


MARDAN: Death of 18-year-old cricketer Zubair Ahmed Mohmend on Monday 14th August during net-practice highlights the importance of safety gear as cricket ball could be lethal for the batsman.

Pakistan Cricket Board took to the twitter to emphasize on the necessity of wearing safety gear including helmet. 

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