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Pakistan A v Kenya, 4th one-dayer, Lahore

Mukhtar 87 sets up big victory

Dec 19, 2014: A rapid 87 off 62 balls and two wickets from Mukhtar Ahmed set up Pakistan A's 118-run win against Kenya at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore which took their series lead to 4-0 in the five-match series

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Pakistan news

Ajmal included in Pakistan A squad

Dec 18, 2014: Saeed Ajmal has been named in the Pakistan A squad for their remaining two home games against Kenya in Lahore

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Pakistan A v Kenya, 2nd one-dayer, Lahore

Sharjeel consigns Kenya to defeat

Dec 15, 2014: A brisk hundred from Sharjeel Khan and an unbeaten 34-ball 64 from Babar Azam helped Pakistan A crush Kenya by 155 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore

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New Zealand in UAE 2014-15

Injured Gul, Bhatti out of NZ ODIs

Dec 13, 2014: Injuries have forced Umar Gul and Bilawal Bhatti out of the Pakistan squad for the remaining three ODIs against New Zealand

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Pakistan news

'Kenya visit will change perception' - PCB

Dec 12, 2014: The PCB hopes Kenya's visit to Pakistan can serve as a step towards the resumption of international cricket in the country

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Pakistan news

Kenya arrive in Pakistan for one-dayers against A team

Dec 10, 2014: The Kenya cricket team landed at the Allama Iqbal international airport in Lahore amid tight security in the early hours of Wednesday

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Pakistan news

Hafeez's extension 'well over 15 degrees' - ICC report

Dec 8, 2014: Mohammad Hafeez's elbow extension went as far as 31 degrees under testing, according to an ICC report obtained by ESPNcricinfo

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World Cup 2015

Ajmal, Malik in Pakistan's preliminary WC squad

Dec 6, 2014: The suspended Saeed Ajmal has been included in Pakistan's 30-member provisional squad for the World Cup

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Pakistan news

PCB asks ICC for date to test Ajmal

Dec 2, 2014: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked the ICC for a date for the official testing of Saeed Ajmal's reworked action

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Pakistan v New Zealand 2014-15

Younis returns to Pakistan ODI side

Nov 30, 2014: Younis Khan has been recalled to the Pakistan one-day side for the first two matches against New Zealand

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Pakistan news

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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Pakistan news

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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Pakistan news

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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Pakistan news

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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