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Pakistan-Sri Lanka match called off

Rain and wet outfield has forced the abandonment of a World Cup match between Pakistan v Sri Lanka. The match has been called off without a ball being bowled. The toss is delayed due to rain Unfortunately it's not looking too…

Arthur urges Pakistan to stay consistent and ruthless

BRISTOL: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has urged his team to "stay ruthless" at the World Cup as they train their sights on Sri Lanka after shocking England. The notoriously unpredictable Pakistan side held their nerve to beat the hosts by…

Sri Lanka – the terrorism playbook re-written

There was a time when terrorism and extremism was linked to poverty. This was as much assumptive as it was objectively determined. ‘The poor’, ran the argument, are driven to desperate acts as a protest, a push-back, at the forces that keep…

Pakistan U19 tour to Sri Lanka postponed

LAHORE: Sri Lanka Cricket has postponed the upcoming U19 cricket series with Pakistan due to a string of terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in the island nation. In a press statement, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the training…

Sri Lanka troops join hunt for bombing suspects

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka deployed thousands of troops overnight to help police search for suspects in Easter suicide bomb attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that killed nearly 360 people. The government has acknowledged "major" lapses…

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Teams and Squads

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 will get underway on 30 May in England and Wales. All the nations participating in the cricket's mega event have announced 15-member provisional squads for the World Cup, according to ICC. Teams…

PM phones Sri Lankan President

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe to express solidarity with the island nation over loss of lives in deadly terrorist attacks. More than 350 people, including…

Sri Lanka – a catastrophe foretold

By the morning of 23rd April the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka had risen to 310 with the injured counted at over 500. As the toll mounted the back story emerged, and it is one of catastrophic failure at every level…