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Ajmal's offspinner and faster delivery remedied

Nov 25, 2014: A second unofficial test at Loughborough University has found Saeed Ajmal's action for his stock delivery, the offspinner, and his faster balls to be legal

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Pakistan news

Dates announced for Kenya tour of Pakistan

Nov 25, 2014: Kenya are set to tour Pakistan next month for a series of five one-dayers against Pakistan A at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore

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Pakistan news

Never rated my bowling - Hafeez

Nov 20, 2014: Mohammad Hafeez is confident he will overcome the scrutiny on his action but added that he had never viewed himself as much of bowler and would continue to focus on his batting at international level

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Corruption in cricket

PCB writes to ICC about Amir ban

Nov 19, 2014: The PCB has written a letter to the ICC requesting that the governing body review the conditions of Mohammad Amir's spot-fixing ban

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Hafeez set for Loughborough testing

Nov 19, 2014: Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been released from the Test squad so that he can undergo independent testing on his suspect bowling action on November 24 at Loughborough University in England

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Pakistan news

Ajmal's action improving but needs more work

Nov 15, 2014: Saeed Ajmal's bowling action has undergone "a substantial improvement" since his last official test but will need more work to bring it within the 15-degree limit, the Pakistan Cricket Board has said

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Pakistan v New Zealand 2014-15

Pakistan unchanged for remaining two Tests

Nov 14, 2014: The injured Ahmed Shehzad is the only name missing in an otherwise unchanged Pakistan squad for the remaining two Tests against New Zealand

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PCB urges Butt, Asif to come clean

Nov 13, 2014: Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chairman, has urged banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif to come clean about their role in the 2010 spot-fixing controversy, to push their case for an early return to cricket

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PCB puts proposed Kenya series on hold

Nov 13, 2014: The PCB has decided to push the proposed Kenya series to December, as it is still awaiting government clearance for the series

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Pakistan news

PCB and Kenya in talks about series in Pakistan

Nov 12, 2014: The PCB has invited Kenya to play a series of five limited-overs games in Pakistan, against Pakistan A, in another attempt to break their isolation

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Pakistan news

Ajmal to undergo unofficial testing

Nov 7, 2014: Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan's suspended offspinner, will undergo unofficial testing on his remodelled bowling action at Loughborough University on Monday

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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Pressure? What pressure?

Nov 4, 2014: Pakistan's 2-0 series sweep over Australia was forged by players who came in either struggling or with a point to prove, and ended as stars

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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Bowlers were remarkable - Misbah

Nov 3, 2014: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited his side's belief and work ethic for the 2-0 series win in the Tests against Australia

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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

'I was just trying to hit every ball' - Misbah

Nov 2, 2014: After scoring a record hundred, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that he had played to help the side score as many runs as possible in quick time while giving No. 3 batsman Azhar Ali a chance to score his second century of the Test

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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Pakistan take the conservative route, again

Nov 1, 2014: Pakistan got themselves comfortably into a position to enforce follow-on, with a lead of 309, but chose not to

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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Younis stays modest as records tumble

Oct 31, 2014: There may be debates over whether he is Pakistan's greatest Test batsman, but Younis Khan wants to be remembered as a team man whose performances made his country proud

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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Azhar focused on making starts count

Oct 30, 2014: Azhar Ali's hundred helped Pakistan boss over Australia on the opening day of the second Test but, more importantly, it showed that he was focused on ensuring his starts were not wasted

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Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi

Misbah eyes rare Australia-series win

Oct 29, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq is very keen to add to Pakistan's list of home-venue Test series victories against Australia, when the second match in Abu Dhabi gets underway

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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Waqar aims for more consistency

Oct 28, 2014: Pakistan have a chance of shooting up the ICC Test rankings if they seal a series win against Australia, but for their head coach Waqar Younis, rankings are less important than making his team a more consistent unit

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Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Well worth the wait

Oct 28, 2014: Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

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