Azam Khan to Play in UAE ILT20 League 2023

Azam Khan to Play in UAE ILT20 League 2023

Azam Khan to Play in UAE ILT20 League 2023

Azam Khan got his name in the UAE International T20 League – ILT20, the upcoming United Arab Emirates event that will begin in January 2023. Azam Khan name is inscribed in Desert Vipers; the squad is owned by the affluent American Glazer family. This family owns the famed English team Manchester United.

Azam Khan had to withdraw his name from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after receiving a team a few days before. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) denied his request. Scheduled to begin on September 1, Cpl.

National T20 Cup, Pakistan’s domestic T20 event, will begin on August 30. PCB has stated that they will perform there. Consequently, Azam must terminate the deal with Barbados Royals. However, Azam Khan, the son of former cricketer Moin Khan, has been invited to the new franchise competition.

Even if Azam Khan finds a team, it is uncertain whether he will be able to play there. Because the PCB has stated that no NOCs would be issued to their cricketers for the IL T20. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place shortly. Azam Khan, who scored 1449 runs with a strike rate of 145 after participating in 74 T20s, has not yet been confirmed for the event.

Meanwhile, the tournament’s participating franchises have already announced their teams. Eventually, Desert Vipers revealed the team. While other teams have picked 14 international cricketers, Desert have only named 13. In addition, four cricketers from the host Emirates will be included in the future. A squad will consist of no more than 18 cricketers. This allows 14 foreigners to remain. Two of the fourteen individuals should be from partner nations.

Among the international players are Pakistan’s Azam Khan, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga, England’s Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmud, Ben Duckett, and Benny Howell. Meanwhile, there is New Zealander Colin Munro. There is Sheldon Cottrell, a Caribbean bowler, and Shelphane Rutherford, a batter. Supporting countries include Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichane and Namibia’s Rubel Trumpelman.



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David Warner Returns to BBL 2022-23 After 9 Years

David Warner Returns to BBL 2022-23 After 9 Years

David Warner Returns to BBL 2022-23 After 9 Years

After nine long years, David Warner is once again creating a name for himself in Australia’s Big Bash League – BBL 2022-23. David Warner has signed a two-year contract with the Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunders.

In December and January, South Africa will go to Australia to play a Test series. Warner will join the franchise following his last Test match in Sydney. Will play five matches there for the Sydney Thunders.

Warner may have further opportunities to play for Sydney Thunders. Consequently, his team should go to the final. If not, he will have to settle with playing five matches in the Big Bash’s comeback season.

Warner’s previous Big Bash appearance was in December 2013. He would not have a chance even this time. Nonetheless, the South African squad was afforded this opportunity during the ODI series against Australia. Warner announced his intention to play in the UAE league after the cancellation of the series. Cricket Australia (CA) prohibited him from participating in the Big Bash.

However, the 35-year-old player attributes their participation in the Big Bash to their children. He stated, “My girls have shown a desire to see me play at home and in the BBL. It’s wonderful to be a part of the BBL as a family, and we look forward to share this experience with them.”

David Warner, who has participated in nearly every franchise league in the globe, has played 328 T20Is and scored 10,870 runs at a rate of 38.27 runs per game. He amassed eight centuries and ninety-one half-centuries.



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Shaheen Shah Afridi Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2022

Shaheen Shah Afridi Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2022

Shaheen Shah Afridi Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2022 Due to Knee Injury

Prior to the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the Pakistan cricket squad received devastating news. The team’s finest pacer, Shaheen Shah Afridi, has been ruled out of the 15th Asia Cup 2022 owing to a ligament damage in his right knee. Not only will he be unable to participate in the Asia Cup, but also in the seven-match T20 home series against England.

On Saturday (20 August), the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) top medical officer, Dr. Citing Najibullah Sumro, this information has been disseminated in a circular. According to reports, Shaheen Shah Afridi may miss four to six weeks owing to injury.

Last month, Shaheen Shah Afridi sustained a knee injury while fielding in the first Test in Sri Lanka. Consequently, he was unable to participate in the second and final Test of the series. Afridi has been advised by the medical advisory committee to rest for four to six weeks after a recent scan and report.

Sumro stated in his statement, ‘I have spoken with Afridi, and he is saddened by the news. He is, nevertheless, a youthful player. Will return stronger and represent the nation and squad,’ He said, “He has already made progress in rehabilitation.” Now that this is known, recovery will take longer, and he will likely be able to return to competitive cricket in October.’

Afridi will remain with the team until his rehabilitation is complete. Pakistan will name Afridi’s successor for the Asia Cup shortly. Currently, the Pakistan cricket team is touring the Netherlands. Babar Azmara will travel from Rotterdam to Dubai on Monday for the Asia Cup.

Before this, it is anticipated that Afridi’s successor would be added to the team. Pakistan will begin their Asia Cup encounter against archrival India on August 28.



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Asia Cup Commentators List Announced

Asia Cup 2022 Commentators List Announced

Asia Cup 2022 Commentators List and Commentary Panel 

A few days left, for the ACC Asia Cup 2022 which will be contested on 26th August. 10 commentators have been chosen to provide the English commentary in Asia Cup 2022. Five commentators are selected from India; Ravi Shastri, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Deep Dasgupta, and Sanjay Manjrekar.

Pakistan legendary fast bowlers Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were also included in the Asia Cup 2022 commentary panel. In addition, Russell Arnold and Scott Styris are natives of Sri Lanka and New Zealand, respectively.

Only Atahar Ali Khan represents Bangladesh on this list. The Asia Cup will begin in the United Arab Emirates on August 27. The conclusion will take place on September 11. Keeping the T20 World Cup in mind, the format of this season will be T20.

The competition will consist of two groups of three teams each. In the Super Four, the top two teams from each group will compete against a total of four other teams. India and Pakistan will be joined by a qualification team in Group ‘A’. In Group B, Bangladesh’s teammates are Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

Afghanistan will be Bangladesh’s first opponent in this year’s Asia Cup on August 30. Then, on September 1, the second match will be contested against Sri Lanka. Pakistan team is in a great form and is hot favorite to win this year’s Asia Cup with the help of Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

On the other hand, Indian squad includes the top class youngsters and world class batters such as Suryakumar Yadav, Rishab Pant, Ishant Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli. Sri Lanka also announced a 20 members squad for the asia cup 2022.


Steve Smith Declines To Play in BBL 2022-23

Steve Smith Declines To Play in BBL 2022-23

Steve Smith Declines To Play in BBL 2022-23

The cricketers are exhausted by the sport’s hectic schedule. Not getting sufficient rest. Steve Smith, an Australian cricketer, declined a highly enticing offer to play in the Big Bash League – BBL 2022-23. That means, he will not participate in the Big Bash. Ben Stokes, the captain of the England Test team, has quit from One-Day Internationals owing to a lack of rest.

Following this, there is much discussion and criticism over cricket’s hectic schedule. Numerous cricket players have chosen to play selectively. In the Big Bash, the Sydney Sixers offered Smith a “significant amount.” However, he desires to recuperate during that period owing to his hectic national team commitments. Don’t participate in Big Bash.

Ben Horn, a writer for News Corporation, said that Steven Smith had got a lucrative offer to play in the Big Bash in January of next year. The Sydney Sixers offered a generous offer. However, after playing for the national team, he intends to recuperate during the summer season. Therefore, the offer was declined.

Additionally, the Sydney Sixers announced that Smith will not play. They stated, “Smith does not wish to be a member of the squad.” Since it is uncertain if he would participate in the January Big Bash, he has urged that a young player be chosen in his stead.

However, the Sydney Sixers will not replace Smith. No cricket player will be selected from the draught. On August 28, the Big Bash Players Draft will take place. If Smith can be convinced to alter his mind in January, the Sixers intend to play him. However, if the cricketer is selected from the draught, the Australian board will not let Smith to participate. The franchise is consequently seeking to maintain his empty position.



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Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 Squad

Sri Lanka Squad For Asia Cup 2022

List of Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup Squad. The Sri Lanka Cricket Select Team for the 2022 Asia Cup has been announced. India’s cricket team will be captained by Dasun Shanaka. One of the top spinners in the world right now, Wanindu Hasaranga, was denied the NOC from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), forcing him to withdraw from the hundred ball cricket tournament.


Sri Lankan Cricket Team Squad, Asia Cup 2022

The Asia Cup team announcements concluded on August 8 of this year. Twelve days after the original date, the team announced Sri Lanka Cricket as the host. The country’s sports ministry was hesitating to give the squad the go-ahead. Finally, after receiving approval, the team declared Sri Lanka as the Asia Cup host nation.

Sri Lanka appointed Dashun Shanaka as captain of their 20-man Asia Cup team. The lineup included top-order batsmen Bhanuka Rajapakse and Dinesh Chandimal. In addition, ‘Baby Malinga’ Mathisa Pathirana was given an opportunity on the Asia Cup team.

Typically, the team list for a bilateral series or event is submitted to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports before it is made public. Sri Lanka Cricket offers its final clearance after receiving the green light from there. Again, the Asia Cup team was provided to the Sports Ministry well in advance. However, the country’s sports government was reluctant to give the squad the go-ahead.

Sri Lanka was previously slated to host the Asia Cup. However, the competition was relocated to the United Arab Emirates owing to political upheaval and a lack of critical goods in the host nation. However, Sri Lanka will serve as host

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports believes that Sri Lanka Cricket has not done its utmost to secure the Asian Cup for Sri Lanka. Even a member of the opposition has blasted the cricket board in public. The Sri Lankan Sports Ministry believes the country’s prestige has been damaged because Australia and Pakistan hosted the series but were unable to win the Asia Cup.

The sports ministry of the country was delaying the approval of Sri Lanka Cricket’s proposed team primarily for these reasons. Finally, the ice has thawed, and the Asia Cup team has been approved. Likewise, the Sri Lankan squad was permitted to go to Dubai.

In order to compete in the Asia Cup 2022 for his country, Wanindu Hasaranga had to terminate his £100,000 contract with Manchester Originals after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) denied him a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in the Hundred.

Sri Lanka’s cricket team is the second most successful in the tournament, behind only India. Not only have they played in all 13 tournaments, but India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have only played in 12. Sri Lanka last won a world cup in 2014, when they triumphed over Pakistan in the final.

Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. On Saturday, August 27th, the team will launch their title campaign. Both of their games will take place in Dubai. On September 1, 2022, Sri Lanka will play Afghanistan in the tournament opener.


Sri Lanka Squad 2022:  

Dashun Shanaka (captain), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Pathun Nishanka, Kushal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandra, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Thiksana, Jeffery Vanidarsi, Praveen Jayavikrama, Dushmantha Chamira, Binura Fernando, Chamikashan Karunaratne. Madushkana, Mathisa Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuayindu Fernando, Kasun Rajitha. 



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Cricket Australia to work with Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

Cricket Australia to work with Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

Cricket Australia to work with Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

On the Oceania continent, cricket signifies an Australia-New Zealand triumph. Cricket Australia (CA) desires to increase cricket’s popularity in the Tasman nations. Australia wishes to collaborate and work with Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in this regard.

Papua New Guinea entered the conversation in 2021 for a spot in the T20 World Cup in Oman-Arab Emirates. However, the squad failed not qualify for the next T20 World Cup in Australia. Consequently, Cricket Australia opted to enhance their cricket programme. The country will also collaborate with Vanuatu.

As part of the agreement between the Australian government and the governments of these two nations, CA will essentially engage with these two nations to promote cricket growth. Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu will compete in the Australian County Cricket Championship as a result.

Australia will also concentrate on cricket development depending on age group. Additionally, the nation will endeavor to improve women’s cricket.

Various Australian teams will travel the two nations as part of the deal. Cricket Australia has confirmed the fact (CA). However, the duration of this arrangement is currently unknown.



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Pakistan on Edge Over India in Asia Cup 2022 Says Sarfraz Ahmad

Pakistan on Edge Over India in Asia Cup 2022 Says Sarfraz Ahmad

Pakistan on Edge Over India in Asia Cup 2022 Says Sarfraz Ahmad

In each tournament, a match between India and Pakistan generates unique enthusiasm. Many believe India will prevail, while others believe Pakistan will have the last laugh. Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman, believes Pakistan is on edge over India in Asia Cup 2022.

On the second day of the Asia Cup 2022, which will take place on August 28, the cricketing war of these two decades will be observed. Speculation has begun in cricket circles over the upcoming match. Political upheaval prevents India and Pakistan from staging a bilateral series after 2013. Consequently, they are unable to see their matches outside of the Asia Cup and any ICC competition.

In 2021, India and Pakistan last met at the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan was accused of failing to overcome India in an ICC match!

Shakib is optimistic about the Asia Cup, and the president of the BCB is delighted.
India was beaten in the previous Twenty20 World Cup. In the match, Pakistan not only defeated India, but also blasted it by 10 wickets.

In the Asia Cup, they will then face for the first time. Consequently, as the fire of retaliation burns in the Indian camp, the Pakistani camp is confidently preparing to annihilate India once more.


Sarfaraz Ahmed, the wicketkeeper-batsman for Pakistan, believes that Dubai would dominate India in this match because to the circumstances.

Sarfaraz told PakTV Sports, “Pakistan is quite familiar with the circumstances and the grounds.” We have played several PSL and home series matches at this venue. Yes, India participated in the IPL here. However, they do not share our experience in this circumstance.”

Pakistan defeated India in the 2021 T20 World Cup, and the two teams will now face each other in the Asia Cup. Sarfaraz feels that Pakistan’s morale would be boosted by their victory in the last encounter on this ground.

Said, “The opening match of each competition sets the tone.” Our opening match is against India. Our confidence will be strong coming into this match because we defeated India at this stadium the previous time we played.”

The Asia Cup team from Pakistan did not give Sarfaraz an opportunity. However, he is extremely familiar with losing to India. Under his leadership, Pakistan defeated India to win the Champions Trophy in 2017.



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Moeen Ali Sign Both CSA T20 and UAE T20 League 2023

Moeen Ali Sign Both CSA T20 and UAE T20 League 2023

Moeen Ali Sign Both CSA T20 and UAE T20 League 2023

Moeen Ali, an English all-rounder, has been signed for both CSA T20 and UAE International T20 League 2023, there have been several arguments and comments on this topic. In January 2023, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates will simultaneously launch two new franchise leagues. In addition to finalizing the squads for the two competitions, the cricketers’ names have also been finalised.

The South African league franchise Johannesburg Super Kings revealed their roster in a statement on August 15. There it was stated that Moeen Ali signed a deal with the club for a fee of $400,000 USD. Note that this player also played for the IPL squad of the same franchise, Chennai Super Kings.

Moeen Ali has signed with the Sharjah Warriors of the UAE franchise league three days after joining with Johannesburg. Unknown at this time is the amount of money contracted with this squad.

The Johannesburg authorities were stunned by the situation. The chief executive officer of the party, Kashi Biswanath, stated, “Just today have we learned about the situation. We shall do research. However, if he participates in the South African league, he will not be eligible to play in the UAE.”

Meanwhile, administrators from the United Arab Emirates franchise league notified the media: “Moeen Ali accepted to participate in the ILT-20. Consequently, he cannot play in the South African league at this moment.”

No member of the Sharjah Warriors has yet commented on Moeen Ali. After announcing the roster, the team coach and Sridhar spoke about all of the players save for Moeen Ali. The Indian media is of the idea that Moeen Ali may have a serious issue.



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Azam Khan Not Play in CPL 2022 PCB Rejects NOC

Azam Khan Not to Play in CPL 2022 PCB Rejects NOC

Azam Khan Not to Play in CPL 2022 PCB Rejects NOC

During the local T20 competition in Pakistan, the franchise tournament CPL will be conducted in the Caribbean Islands. Barbados Royals were expecting Azam Khan to play there. However, Azam Khan will be unable to play in CPL 2022 owing to a scheduling issue with his home league. Pakistan Cricket Board PCB rejects the Azam Khan’s request for NOC.

The previous version of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) did not achieve a great deal of success. Despite this, the Barbados Royals kept him. The squad retained him in camp mostly because to his ability to aggressively bat in T20 matches.

The PCB did not, however, grant him permission to play. Rather, the domestic T20 League recommended competing in the National T20 League. Sami Burney, the director of communications for the board, verified this.

He remarked, “The timetables of the two events are extremely incompatible. “The board wants cricketers who are keen to make the national squad to play in the domestic league.” The same reason prevents Qasim Akram, who captained Pakistan in the last Youth World Cup, from playing in the CPL. The Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots acquired his services.

Mohammed Amir and Imad Wasim will participate in the CPL, despite the fact that Azam Khan and Qasim Akram were not given the opportunity to compete. PCB has granted approval.



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