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Sri Lanka scraps T20 tournament

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket administrators scrapped their Twenty20 league Wednesday after franchise holders defaulted on payments for the tournament and failed to guarantee payments to players, a top official told AFP. Sri Lankan Cricket decided not to go ahead with the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) tournament and sack th...

Five teams, 30 Matches, 15 days in Pakistan T20 League 2013

In the latest developments of Pakistan’s version of Twenty20 League (PPL), it is learnt that five teams (Lahore, Karachi, Sialkot, Faisalabad and a combined team from Rawalpindi & Islamabad) will feature in the inaugural edition that is being planned to stage in March 2013. The matches will be staged at different major venues...

Hafeez pinning hopes on ”match winner” Afridi for World T20 championship success

Colombo,  Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez is expecting Shahid Afridi to recover from his thumb injury in time to play a decisive role in his country”s attempt to win the ICC World Twenty20 championship, which would run from September 18 to October 7 in Sri Lanka. “Shahid Afridi is a big match winner for us and […]

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Shehzad focuses on SLPL after exclusion from Pak T20 squad for WC

Karachi,  Unable to make a favourable impression on the selectors for the T20 World cup squad for Pakistan, young opener Ahmed Shehzad has busied himself in the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL). Shehzad, who is a T20 World Cup winner with Pakistan and has two international hundreds to his name, was one of the star […]

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Pak all rounder Azam says atmosphere in SLPL similar to international cricket

Islamabad,  Young Pakistan all rounder Hammad Azam, who was the part of inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) champions, Uva Next, has said the atmosphere in the premier Twenty20 competition was similar to that of international cricket. Although Azam took part in just one match for the winning team, where he was dismissed...

Wahab Riaz says playing in SLPL will help him return to Pak team

Karachi,  Speaking about his determination to return to the international fold, Pakistani fast bowler Wahab Riaz has said playing in tournaments such as the Sri Lankan Premier League can help him fulfil that ambition. Wahab Riaz’s last appearance for Pakistan was in March when Virat Kohli inspired India chased down Pakistan’s...

We can win UAE series if we play with sincerity: Shahid Afridi

Karachi, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has expressed confidence ahead of the limited-overs series, saying the UAE conditions will suit Pakistan. “They are a world class side. But we have a good chance as we know the conditions better. All we need is to use our experience there to our advantage. We have a good Twenty20 […...

I’m in good rhythm ahead of Australia series: Sohail Tanvir

Colombo,  Pakistani bowler Sohail Tanvir, who is currently playing in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), has said he is in good form ahead of the series against Australia in the UAE. Tanvir, who earned the purple cap for finishing as the highest wicket-taker at the inaugural IPL, has emerged as a key player for […]

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Sri Lankan League ideal opportunity to get match practice before WC: Misbah

Karachi,  Pakistan Test and one day captain Misbah-ul-haq, who plays for the Kandurata Warriors in the Sri Lankan Premier League, has said the SLPL represents an ideal opportunity to get much needed match practice before the Australian series and the upcoming T20 World Cup. The inaugural edition of the Sri Lankan Premier Leag...

Sri Lankan league will boost Pak team’s T-20 WC chances: Whatmore

Lahore: Pakistani players participating in the Sri Lankan Cricket League will boost their country’s winning chances in the World Twenty20 to be held in the island nation from September 18, according to head coach Dav Whatmore. Whatmore welcomed the opportunity for his players to prepare in the Sri Lankan League. Nearly all-Pa...

Whatmore upbeat before World Twenty20

LAHORE, Pakistan  – Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore was upbeat Friday about his side’s chances at the World Twenty20, welcoming the opportunity for his players to prepare in the Sri Lankan league. Nearly all Pakistan’s players selected for the September 18 to October 7 tournament in Sri Lanka feature in this month’s Sri Lankan Pr...

Sri Lanka Premier League T20 tournament to be broadcast on YouTube

Colombo, The inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) T20 tournament will be broadcast to audiences worldwide on YouTube, a cricket board official has said. “YouTube is broadcasting the tournament with a 10 minute delay,” Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ajit Jayasekara told Island Cricket. Jayasekara confirmed that the stream would be...

Pakistan to depend on SL Premier League for Australia ”home” series preparation

Karachi,  The Pakistan team management has decided against organising a training camp ahead of the home series against Australia in the UAE due to the cricketers” participation in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) from August 10. Team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said that a brief conditioning camp m...

Gayle, Afridi to play in S. Lanka’s new T20 league

COLOMBO :  Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle of the West Indies will star in Sri Lanka’s inaugural Twenty20 league next month, the cricket board said on Friday. The duo are among 56 foreign players listed to take part in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) to be held in Colombo and Pallekele from August […]

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‘Back in form’ Mohammad Yousuf eyeing international comeback

Karachi,  Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf, who returned from England after a successful brief stint with Lashings World XI Cricket Club, is now eyeing the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) as he strives to make his international comeback. Yousuf has been a prolific scorer for Pakistan but his absence from the ...

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