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Dom Bess relaxed and ready to make history for England against Pakistan

• Bess will be England’s youngest Test finger spinner if selected• I get very competitive … you are always looking for wickets‘‘Dom Bess is on the brink of becoming the youngest finger spinner to make his Test debut for England but there appear to be…

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Pakistan and blunted Mohammad Abbas toil to draw with Leicestershire

• Pakistan 321-9dec, Leics 226-6, match drawn• Mohammad Amir absent from warm-up for England TestsAs preparations for their forthcoming two-Test series against England go, taking three wickets in the first 72 overs against what amounted to a county sec…

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England v Pakistan can be the healthy distraction the ECB so craves

English cricket may be in a state of flux (or crisis), but the visits of Pakistan, India and Australia should provide genuine exhilaration on the international stage this summerCome Thursday there will be that unique hum of excited conversation around …

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Imam-ul-Haq helps Pakistan dash Irish hopes of unlikely win in maiden Test

• Pakistan 310-9dec & 160-5, Ireland 130 & 339• Azam and Imam-ul-Haq hit fifties in visitors’ five-wicket winIreland came up short in their bid to pull off a miracle in Malahide as they were beaten by five wickets in an enthralling inaugural Te…

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Ireland lose €75,000 after historic first day of Test cricket is washed out

• Not even a coin toss for Test against Pakistan• Ireland chief executive calls Test cricket a ‘loss leader’After years of waiting, nothing came. Ireland’s first day of Test cricket, against Pakistan, was a washout. It passed without even so much as a …

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Ireland savour their first big Test as Pakistan arrive for historic encounter

Anticipation is high for the nation’s debut appearance in long-form international cricket against Pakistan on FridayThe day before the start of play they were still putting the finishing touches to Test cricket’s newest venue, the modest, pretty little…

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The day I dismissed Inzamam-ul-Haq in front of 15,000 Pakistani cricket fans

Winning in Pakistan is never easy, especially if you’re a bunch of bumbling British amateurs playing against a team of past – and current – internationals By Alex Massie for The Nightwatchman, of the Guardian Sport NetworkThere is no way of writing thi…

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Three international cricket captains report attempted fixing approaches

• ICC investigating after cases were flagged up in past two months • Up to seven live investigations into current match-fixing attemptsThe International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit is understood to be conducting up to seven live investigatio…

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Pakistan hails return of international cricket with joyous World XI visit

The country has been a no-go zone for most foreign teams since the Lahore attack of 2009 but the presence of Andy Flower’s star-studded visitors for a T20 series has given hope of a brighter futurePakistan may have taken its biggest step yet towards fu…

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Faf du Plessis: ‘Me and the players understand we’re playing for something a lot bigger than us’

The South Africa captain – who ‘can’t imagine being a youngster and not seeing my heroes play in person’ – will lead a World XI as the ICC brings back international cricket to Pakistan amid tight securityWithin the space of a year Faf du Plessis has go…

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Schedule announced for England’s five-Test series at home to India in 2018

• Third Test at Trent Bridge will start on a Saturday• Other Tests at Edgbaston, Lord’s, Ageas Bowl and The OvalEngland’s five-Test series against world No1-ranked India in 2018 will include a Saturday start in the third match at Trent Bridge.India, wh…

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Paul Collingwood named in World XI squad to play Pakistan in Lahore

• 14-man squad captained by Faf du Plessis and includes Morkel and Amla• Three-match T20 series due to start on 12 SeptemberThe former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has been named in a World XI squad to face Pakistan in Lahore next month. The si…

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Paul Collingwood in line to play for World XI in landmark Pakistan series

• T20 series in September reintroduces international cricket to Pakistan• Military style security in place for return eight years after Lahore attackPaul Collingwood is in line to be the English representative in a World XI coached by Andy Flower that …

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Amnesty International: fans arrested in India for cheering Pakistan win ‘must be freed’

• Nineteen men arrested in India following Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win• Fans face life imprisonment for sedition for chanting pro-Pakistan slogansNineteen cricket fans arrested in India for celebrating Pakistan’s win against India in the Champions …

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Sarfraz Ahmed receives hero’s welcome on return to Karachi – video

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed arrived home to a hero’s welcome in Karachi on Tuesday after Pakistan’s win over arch-rivals India in the ICC Champions Trophy final. Fans crowded into the streets and waiting through the night to catch a glimpse of him w…

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Hail the Unbelievables! How Pakistan found cricketing redemption

With their win over India at the Oval on Sunday, the Pakistan cricket team wrote another chapter in their long, twisting storyFor a story to successfully attach itself to a sports team over a number of decades while players and personnel change, while …

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