Sri Lanka team arrives in Pakistan for tour
Islamabad: Sri Lanka's cricket team arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday for their limited-overs series, with the Pakistani government promising to give it the same level of security as a head of state. The team arrived in Karachi, which will host three One-day Internationals on Sept. 27, 29 and Oct. 2. Those will be followed by three Twenty20s in Lahore — the city where the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by terrorists in 2009.
Pak not to play home matches in UAE anymore, says PCB CEO:
Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan on Tuesday said playing their home matches in the United Arab Emirates is “not an option anymore”, aiming to cut down on costs in light of the “improved security” situation in the country. "It costs us a lot of money hosting there," the CEO said. “Frankly speaking the security situation has improved in Pakistan and security experts have also assessed that we are in a position to manage security risks while hosting teams in the country,” Khan added.
Bangla team in NZ for first time since mosque attacks:
Bangladesh’s Under-19 team has left on the country’s first cricket tour to New Zealand since their Test players narrowly escaped the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch earlier this year. A 15-member squad left Dhaka on Monday to play five youth one-day internationals from September 29. It is the first visit of a Bangladeshi squad since the shootings at two mosques on March 15 that claimed 51 lives.
Multiple Super Overs in Big Bash:
contentious boundary countback tiebreaker that gave England victory over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final won’t be used in the Big Bash Twenty20 tournaments in Australia this season. Cricket Australia said that under the new rules, if two teams are tied at the end of a final and then again after a Super Over, subsequent Super Overs will be played until there is a clear winner in both the men’s and women’s T20 leagues.
Australia Test tour to Bangladesh postponed:
Australia’s Test tour of Bangladesh, which was also a part of ICC World Test Championship has been postponed to June-July from February next year for undisclosed reasons. “According to the FTP, we were supposed to host two Tests in February, but now the Test series will be played in June-July 2020,” ICC quoted BCB’s cricket operations chairman Akram Khan as saying. Moreover, the Aussies’ T20I series against the Tigers initially planned for October this year, will now take place in 2021.
Deepti shines with exceptional spell in India's win:
Spinner Deepti Sharma (3-8) bowled three maiden overs in her four-over quota, apart from taking three wickets, as the Indian women team survived a Mignon du Preez (59) blitz to eke out a 11-run win over South African in the first T20 International here on Tuesday. After settling for a modest 130/8, the Indians bowled out the visitors for 119 in 19.5 overs. BRIEF SCORES: Indian women 130/8 (H Kaur 43; S Ismail 3/26, N de Klerk 2/10) beat SA women 119 in 19.5 overs. (M du Preez 59; D Sharma 3/8, S Pandey 2/18)