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I believe cricket suffered because of me - Amir

Jan 29, 2015: Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, always believed his second chance in cricket would come and that he has what it takes to make a strong comeback

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Pakistan news

Pakistan set conditions for touring Bangladesh

Jan 23, 2015: The PCB has demanded 50% of the revenue from the BCB in return for touring Bangladesh as scheduled in April-May this year

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Pakistan news

Amir set for return to cricket

Jan 23, 2015: Mohammad Amir, the banned fast bowler, could start playing competitive cricket as early as next month, with the ICC is set to approve his reintegration following a revised anti-corruption code

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World Cup 2015 news

'Happy we are not favourites' - Waqar

Jan 17, 2015: Waqar Younis, the Pakistan head coach, is happy that his team is not going into the World Cup tagged as favourites, and pointed to their creditable semi-final finish in the 2011 edition when they went in without too many expectations

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Pakistan news

'Difficult to make combination without Ajmal' - Mushtaq

Jan 16, 2015: The suspensions handed out to Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez has meant Pakistan have had to rejig their bowling plans going into World Cup 2015, which, bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed said, is "difficult"

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Pakistan news

Wasn't insecure about ODI future - Misbah

Jan 13, 2015: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that his decision to retire from ODI and T20 cricket after the 2015 World Cup had been a difficult one but said that he would do his best to ensure that his limited-overs career ended on a high note during the World Cup

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Pakistan news

Ajmal's official reassessment on January 24

Jan 13, 2015: Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal will undergo official ICC testing in Chennai on January 24, to assess his remodelled bowling action

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Pakistan news

Misbah to quit ODIs after World Cup

Jan 11, 2015: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that he will retire from ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup, but will continue playing Test cricket

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World Cup 2015

Pakistan pick Sohail Khan for World Cup

Jan 7, 2015: Pakistan have picked 30-year old fast bowler Sohail Khan in their 15-man squad for the 2015 World Cup

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Pakistan news

Hafeez fails unofficial bowling test

Jan 3, 2015: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez failed an unofficial test on his remodeled bowling action in Chennai, although by marginal degrees

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Kenya in Pakistan 2014-15

Tikolo seeks more exposure for Kenya

Dec 22, 2014: On their visit to Pakistan, Kenya lost all five of their games to Pakistan A by big margins, but coach Steve Tikolo is confident the tour was a positive learning experience for his boys

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Pakistan A v Kenya, 5th one-dayer, Lahore

Kenya implode to 61 all out

Dec 20, 2014: Kenya imploded in a chase of 170, folding for a mere 61, as Pakistan A completed a 108-run win in the fifth and final one-dayer in Lahore to sweep the series 5-0

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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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