Sri Lanka team ar­rives in Pak­istan for tour

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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)

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