Usman Khawaja to captain Australia 'A' in South Africa

Usman Khawaja, the Australian batsmen, will be striving for a Test recall when he captains
Australia 'A ' four-day team during the upcoming tour of South Africa in July.

However, there is much doubt over the tour, which includes two four-day matches against South
Africa A and a 50-over tri-series also involving India A, because of the pay dispute engulfing
Australian cricket. Australian cricketers may boycott playing for their country after the current pay
deal expires on June 30 if negotiations between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers'
Association continue to stall.

If the South African tour eventuates, Khawaja will be hoping to put his best foot forward after
surprisingly being relegated to the sidelines during the recent four-Test series in India. Khawaja will
captain an experienced team boasting incumbent Test No.6 Glenn Maxwell, who has been named
as vice-captain, all-rounder Hilton Cartwright and paceman Jackson Bird.

Travis Head, the South Australian captain, will skipper the 50-over team, which boasts veteran
Moises Henriques and Test all-rounder Ashton Agar.

Trevor Hohns, Australia's chief selector, said it was a "well-balanced" squad. "We have opted for a
well-balanced squad featuring some experience blended with younger players, with an emphasis on
building our depth for the future," he said. "This is a great chance for these players to experience
foreign conditions against a quality international sides and really test their skills.

"With an upcoming Test series in South Africa early next year it is also an opportunity to impress
with their performances and put their names forward for consideration."

Hohns said the 23-year-old Head deserved an opportunity to take the leadership reins. "Travis is a
capable young leader and he will benefit from the opportunity at this level," he said. "There were
some senior players that missed out on an opportunity this time round but this will certainly not
detract from their chances of representing Australia in the future."

Australia A four-day squad: Usman Khawaja (c), Glenn Maxwell (vc), Ashton Agar, Cameron
Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Jackson Bird, Alex Carey, Hilton Cartwright, Travis Head, Kurtis
Patterson, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth
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Yusuf and Irfan Pathan inaugurate their cricket academy in Gujarat

Lunvada, May 16: Pathan brothers, Irfan and Yusuf has launched Cricket Academy of Pathan
(CAP), their fourth academy here to provide quality coaching and contribute in the development of
the sport in the country.

The Pathan brothers plan to lunch CAP in 5 more cities in India in the next couple of months and
also intends to have around 20 academies across the country by this year.

The CAP curriculum consists of two modules, training the coaches and training the kids. CAP will
train aspiring coaches to ensure efficient coaches are produced who in turn will be coaching the
kids.

CAP director Irfan Pathan said: "India today, has no dearth of talent, it's just that they need to be
mentored, trained and guided in the right direction. We at CAP will ensure new standards for
coaching and development of cricket in India."

Besides coaching, CAP is also focusing on nutrition, physical development of the kids who enrols
with the academy.

Coaches will also be trained to gauge the strength and weakness of a kid on the field.

Irfan said: "Many a time, a talent is lost out due to improper guidance or the coaches' inability to
gauge these important aspects and guide them accordingly. We at CAP will ensure each child gets
the required attention."
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Lionel Messi to marry Antonella Roccuzzo in their Argentinian hometown of Rosario on
June 30

Barcelona FC’s forward Lionel Messi has finally announced his much anticipated marriage date
and declared that he is going to tie the knot with longtime girlfriend Antonella Rocuzzo next month.

The marriage will take place on June 30 in Lionel Messi and Antonella Rocuzzo’s hometown of
Rosario in Argentina. The couple has been together for the past ten years, and has two sons
together.

The star footballer had confirmed to marry his girlfriend last year, but the date was not announced.
It was being anticipated that the couple would get married on June 24, the 30th birthday of Messi,
but now it has been made official that the two will take vows on June 30.
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India will dominate Pakistan in Champions Trophy, says Sourav Ganguly

Pakistan have never defeated India in a major ICC Tournament which includes the 50-overs World
Cup and T20 World Cup.

India will face a challenging task during their Champions Trophy campaign as they face Pakistan on
June 4 in their opening match in Champions Trophy. Ahead of Champions Trophy, the former
Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly has already started the war of words as he said that India will
continue their unbeaten run against arch-rivals Pakistan when they face off in the Group B tie at
Edgbaston.

Pakistan have never defeated India in any major ICC Tournament which includes the 50-overs
World Cup and T20 World Cup. India has maintained invincible record against its neighbours with
a 11-0 lead in both formats. Although when we look at Pakistan’s record in Champions Trophy
they hold a 2-1 lead over India.

Despite all the facts and figures in Champions Trophy, Ganguly seemed confident that India will be
able to overcome the depleted Pakistan side in their Champions Trophy encounter. “India will beat
Pakistan again in Champions Trophy,” Ganguly told India Today.

“In the last eight to 10 years there has been a massive difference in the quality between India and
Pakistan and that has been one of the major reasons why India have continued to dominate
Pakistan (in ICC events). I believe India will do it again in the Champions Trophy in Birmingham on
June 4,” Ganguly added.

On the other hand, Former Pakistan captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is positive
about Pakistan beating India. “We don’t have a great record against India in major events but
every day is a new day and I am sure the players will perform well in the first match. The June 4
game is very important for us, not only because it is against India, but also because it will go a long
way in helping us qualify for the semi-finals. Our team is quite balanced and has a nice blend of
youthful exuberance and experience,” Inzamam said while speaking to The Express Tribune.

Ganguly feels that in major ICC tournaments India have always dominated Pakistan as Indian team
always had more quality players as compared to Pakistan.
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Indian board rejects PCB's notice

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has questioned the legality of the MoU signed
between the two boards in April 2014 and in turn rejected the legal notice of their counterpart sent
to them last week.

BCCI had lured Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to back the Big Three in 2014 and as a reward
signed an MoU under which the two countries were due to play six series — four to be hosted by
Pakistan – between 2015-2023. But there was a grave condition in the MoU which was that it
were subjected to Indian government’s clearance.

BCCI then ruled by the autocratic Naryananswami Srinivasan had collaborated with Giles Clarke
of England and Wally Edwards of Australia in their plan to rule the cricket world and take the lion’s
share of the revenues. PCB had not alternative other than to “do as the Romans (in this case
Indians) do.”

But as expected the two series — Pakistan hosting in 2015 and then a tour of India in 2017 —
were not possible due to New Delhi showing reluctance to give green signal for bilateral cricket
stalled since 2008.

A furious and cash-hit PCB sent a legal notice to BCCI asking them to compensate the 64 million
dollar (6.4 billion rupees) loss incurred due to the cancellation of the two series but BCCI has in
turn qiuestioned the legality of the MoU.

“We have to ascertain the legality of the MoU,” BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary told media
after the SGM of the BCCI in Delhi. “It was just a letter from BCCI. It’s not a formal contract as
yet.”

BCCI secretary said everything comes down to government’s permission.

“I can assure you this is a subject on which government has to accord permission. BCCI had
already written to government in March 2017 regarding Future Tours Programme (FTP). So unless
we get permission from them I cant make a comment.”

Insiders in the BCCI say that no one has seen the MoU and doubt whether it was documented or
not. Since the signinging of the MoU all three big guns – Srinivasan, Clarke and Edwards — have
been replaced in their boards and Big Three revoked in April’s meeting.

BCCI officials belive that with the Big Three amendment gone, the MoU has also no legality.

PCB had warned that if the BCCI doesn’t response their notice in seven days they will raise the
matter in ICC Dispute Resolution Committee.
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India lose 0-1 to Malaysia, fail to qualify for final

A listless India slumped to a heart-breaking 0-1 defeat to hosts Malaysia in their last league match
as they failed to reach the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament for the second
consecutive year on Friday.

Needing to win by a two-goal margin to make the final after Great Britain had edged past New
Zealand 3-2 earlier in the day, India failed to produce a cohesive game and suffered their second
loss of the tournament.

Finishing with seven points from five matches, India will tomorrow play New Zealand in the play-
off for the bronze medal, while the title encounter will be between defending champions Australia
and Great Britain.

An Indian victory by two goals would have pushed the British team to the bronze medal game, but
Malaysia turned the tables on India who gave a disjointed exhibition of hockey.

(Read | Sardar Singh, former India hockey captain, recommended for Khel Ratna award)

In the day of the underdogs, World No. 16 Japan pulled off a most stunning upset with a 3-2
victory over reigning world champions Australia, who still remained on course to defend their title
by topping the standings roster due to their superior goal difference.

Australia have won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup nine times, while Great Britain are in the final after
23 years. The Britons won the title in their lone entry into the final in 1994.

Despite knowing what was expected from them, India failed to make an impression on the
Malaysian defence.
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Australia beat India 3-1 in Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament

Indian men’s hockey team on Tuesday lost to world champions Australia 1-3 in Sultan Azlan Shah
Hockey tournament being held at Ipoh, Malaysia.

In a major setback, India lost its experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh in the 13th minute. His
replacement Akash Chikte could not restrain Aussies from scoring goals. India’s lone goal was
scored by Harmanpreet Singh in the 25th minute.

Earlier, goalie Sreejesh waas forced to leave the game midway after suffering a painful blow to the
knee while diving across the goal. India suffered another jolt when SV Sunil was carded and sent
off.

With this win, Australia also reached on top of points table with 6 points. India had earlier played a
2-2 draw with Great Britain and beat New Zealand by 3-0 and have 4 points. On the other hand,
Australia had played a 1-1 draw with New Zealand and thrashed hosts Malaysia by 6-1.

India will clash with Japan next on Wednesday.
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Svitolina wins on Istanbul clay

Ukraine's world number 13 Elina Svitolina beat Belgium's Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to
clinch her third title of the season on Istanbul's clay courts.

Having previously won at Taipei and Dubai, the 22-year-old was top seed in Turkey and she lost
just a single set, in the first round, on her run to the title.

The 21-year-old Belgian Mertens was in just her second final after her win in Hobart in January,
and will climb to a career-high 53 in the WTA rankings.
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Maria Sharapova wins on comeback, takes fire from Eugenie Bouchard

Maria Sharapova marked her comeback after a 15-month doping suspension with an impressive
victory at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart — but refused to confirm afterwards whether she had
found an alternative for meldonium, the prohibited substance she had tested positive for last year.

Despite much uncertainty as to how Sharapova would perform after such a long absence from the
sport, the five-time grand slam champion overcame a nervy start to come through 7-5 6-3 against
Italian Roberta Vinci. She will return this morning (AEST) to face Russian compatriot Ekaterina
Makarova, the world No 43, in the second round.

Sharapova said last year that she had been prescribed meldon­ium in 2006 to deal with heart issues
and diabetes. The substance was added to the prohibited list at the start of 2016, which Sharapova
did not realise before testing positive at the Australian Open.

Asked afterwards if she was taking an alternative form of medication within the rules, the 30-year-
old replied: “That information is between myself, the WTA, and the orthopedic doctor that I am
working with.”

Sharapova’s return has made for much controversy, with a number of players critical of how she
was able to immediately return to the WTA Tour with the benefit of a wildcard despite having no
ranking. Already she is guaranteed to re-enter the list close to the top 500 next Monday after
earning 55 points for her first-round win. “I’ve been offered wildcards from the tournament director
and I’m accepting them to be able to compete in the draw,” Sharapova said. “I’m coming with no
ranking and I’m not getting a wildcard to receive a trophy or a golden platter. I have to get through
the matches and I still have to win them. That’s my job.”

Perhaps the harshest words yet from a player emerged during Sharapova’s match via an online
interview with Eugenie Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up.

“I don’t think it’s right,” Bouchard told TRT World of the wildcards that Sharapova received. “She’
s a cheater and I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again. It’s
so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true.

“I think it sends the wrong message to young kids: ‘Cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open
arms’. I don’t think that’s right and she’s definitely not someone I can say I look up to any more. It’
s definitely ruined it for me a little bit.”

Of the criticism that has been directed at her from her peers, Sharapova said: “It’s not my job to
take (it) whether it’s personal or not. Words, quotes and articles is not what matters in life and I’ve
learnt that very well in the past year.”

The French Tennis Federation announced yesterday that they would reveal their decision on a
potential Roland Garros wildcard for Sharapova on May 17 at 9am (AEST), via a Facebook Live
stream. It may be that Sharapova earns her own place in the qualifying draw by reaching the final
this week — the qualifying entry deadline for Paris is next Monday — but there is still the
possibility of her being handed a spot in the main draw.
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Pacers, Yasir spur Pakistan to victory

Pakistan took a giant stride towards winning their first-ever Test series in the Caribbean, after an
efficient bowling performance helped ease to seven-wicket win in Kingston. After Yasir Shah's six-
for in the second innings left Pakistan chasing 32, Misbah-ul-Haq, who walked in at the fall of
Younis Khan's wicket with the side needing eight, hit two successive sixes to complete the
formalities.

Pakistan, emboldened by pushing West Indies to a tight corner last evening, spent the morning
session closing in. They picked up six wickets for 59 as West Indies, resuming 93 for 4, were
bowled out for 152.

Misbah was in no mood to experiment, getting his two best bowlers - Mohammad Amir and Yasir
Shah - into the attack straight away. At perhaps no stage of the Test did a wicket look as imminent
as it did in the first 10 overs. Amir tormented nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo with an unwavering
line outside off stump. Or perhaps it was the other way round, as Bishoo kept missing, somehow
managing to keep his outside edge from making contact with the ball.

Lesser bowlers - or indeed, Amir with lower levels of confidence - may have been frustrated, but
Amir kept plugging away, and was duly rewarded. Vishaul Singh had just cut a rare poor Amir
delivery away for four, but the bowler's comeback was destructive. He went slightly wide of the
crease to the left-hander, the ball shaping in sharply from the moment it pitched, destination: top of
off. Singh, who had seen Amir move the ball the other way all morning, shouldered arms, and was
every bit as much a spectator as everyone else when the off stump cartwheeled.

Yasir was menacing from the other end, getting sharp turn off what was beginning to look like a
standard day-five pitch, but it was Mohamamd Abbas who struck the next damaging blows with
two wickets off three balls. Bishoo was the first to go, flashing at a short and wide delivery with
Younis Khan pouching it in the slips. Two balls later, Shane Dowrich played across a straight ball
that struck his pads in front of middle stump.

Wahab, who has had a slightly disappointing Test with the ball, then got into the act, removing
Jason Holder, West Indies' highest scorer in the first innings. Yasir came in to clean up the lower
order, just like he had the top order, removing Alzarri Joseph and Shannon Gabriel within four balls
of each other to take six wickets this Test match, bolstering his ever-burgeoning credentials as a
lethal second-innings bowler. This was the fifth time two Pakistan bowlers had taken six wickets in
a Test innings of a Test, and the first since 2002.
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Younis Khan willing to reconsider retirement decision

Younis Khan, who had announced to retire from international cricket two weeks ago after West
Indies series, is just 23 runs behind reaching milestone of 10000 Test runs. He will be the first
Pakistani to enter the elite 10000-club.

If Pakistan needs me, I can rethink on my retirement decision but in my view best time to retire is
when the people want you to play more, he told a website in an interview.

He said: "I think the right time to retire is when people want you to stay, not when they are thinking
your time is up. So I think it is a good time for me retire".

When asked what if he would like to continue, he said ‘yeah, I will think about it’, ‘It all depends
on if my team needs me.

‘If they request me or people want me then why not? But it all depends on my team.’

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq too wanted Younis to continue. I think he can play for a couple of more
years, he has suggested.

Before the tour, two of Pakistan’s most prolific batsmen, Misbah and Younis announced retirement
from cricket leaving a huge vacuum in the middle order.
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Laxman heaps praises on Williamson and Siraj

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman is a happy man as the side continued their
unbeaten run at home by recording fourth consecutive victory with a comfortable 15-run victory
over Delhi Daredevils on Wednesday night.

Laxman heaped praises on New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for playing a crucial knock in
his first match of the season. He also lauded Hyderabad bowler Mohammed Siraj for keeping calm
and bowling well to pick up two wickets in his debut match.

“Delhi Daredevils have got a good pace attack and we thought that Kane Williamson at No.3 will
just give us that stability and solidity. And he proved us right. Williamson is an outstanding batsman.
His record speaks for itself. It is unfortunate that he doesn’t regularly feature in playing XI probably
he would have in other franchise. What we admire him, is his simplicity and also he is a great team
man. He is a great role model and we are fortunate to have him in our squad,” said Laxman of the
Kiwi elgant batsman who scored 89 in just 51 balls to set up the victory.

The former Indian star also praised local boy Siraj for his two-wicket spell. “I am amazed by the
confidence Siraj has. That is something which will augur well in the future for him. We all were very
impressed with the way he performed for Hyderabad and wherever he got an opportunity this
season. That is why we tell that he is one young fast bowler who can really improve and win
matches for the franchise in future.

“The more matches he plays, I can assure you that, the more matches he will win it for the
franchise. He is a wicket-taking bowler and a thinking bowler. The way he came back and bowled
his third and fourth overs was impressive as first two overs were expensive and a lot of players,
who played their first match in front of such a big crowd and packed stadium, can get overawed by
the situation. He didn’t do that. It is great to see him maintain that composure and I am sure he will
improve with each and every match he plays.”

He also said that it was heartening to see others taking responsibility after David Warner was out to
a low score. “I am very happy about that because we don’t’ want to rely on only one batsman. I
think Shikhar (Dhawan) has been batting well throughout the season. It is just about converting the
starts into big ones. This innings gives him that confidence going forward. Some who are on the
bench still deserve a chance but unfortunately they are not getting an opportunity. It is good to see
we are not relying on one batsman or one bowler.””

Delhi Daredevils’ batsman Shreyas Iyer, who scored an unbeaten 50 in the team’s losing cause.
said that their bowlers should have restricted the hosts for 180 runs. “They (SRH) bowled really
well. We got a good start. If you compare it with SRH’s score, our start was really good. But in
between we lost a few wickets. So if we would have built on from there onwards, maybe the
scenario would have been different. Also this was a wicket we could have restricted them for 180.
But none the less it is a part of the game.”
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Sharjeel, Khalid handed spot-fixing evidence

LAHORE (AFP) - Pakistan cricket authorities on Friday handed spot-fixing evidence to opening
batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif as a court rejected an appeal challenging the investigation.

Khalid had challenged the ongoing spot-fixing inquiry in Lahore high court but had to appear before
the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Khalid, 31, is one of five players charged with spot-fixing and other related offences during the
Pakistan Super League held in February and March earlier this year.

A three-member tribunal headed by a retired judge is investigating the issue.

A Lahore high court official said Khalid was directed back to the tribunal.

"Khalid had challenged the authority of the anti-corruption unit but his request was rejected," said
the official.

The PCB said it has submitted evidence against the players to the tribunal.

"PCB submitted its opening brief to the tribunal which details its claims along with all the supporting
evidence. This includes, amongst other material, witness statements, recorded interviews, match
footage, and copies of certain WhatsApp voice messages," said a PCB release.

A copy of the evidence was also presented to Sharjeel and Khalid.

They were provisionally suspended on February 10 over charges of accepting offers of fixing.

Mohammad Irfan became the first player to be punished in the case, banned for one year (including
six months suspended) last month after the lanky fast bowler confessed to receiving offers of fixing
that he did not report to the PCB.

Two other players -- Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed -- were also provisionally suspended.

In England, Jamshed released a video message rejecting allegations against him.

"I have no link to whatever is said about me and I am not hiding from PCB. I am ready to co-
operate with the PCB but after completing inquiry in Britain," Jamshed said in the video.

Jamshed was arrested by the National Crime Agency in February in connection with the case but
was bailed until the end of this month.

The tribunal said the players have until May 5 to respond to charges, after which day-to-day
proceedings will start from May 19.
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Jason Mohammed eyeing Test debut

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,CMC – Jason Mohammed has his eyes set on a Test debut as he
seeks to build on his recent success in the limited overs format for West Indies.

The 30-year-old has enjoyed a decent run this year with four half-centuries in six One-Day
Internationals and believes he can make a successful transition to the longest format.

“Obviously I would like to play Tests, but it is up to the selectors. I think with my good form I
should have a chance in Test cricket,” the right-hander told the News Day newspaper here.

“If there are others in line obviously I will have to wait my turn, but I am definitely excited if I am
called up to the Test team, and I would be looking forward to the opportunity.” . Mohammed
made his international debut in 2011 with little success and had to wait another four years before he
could play his second game, again failing to have any impact.

However, he returned to the squad for the England series last month with two half-centuries and
struck another two against Pakistan in the just concluded three-match series.

His career-best unbeaten 91 was the catalyst behind West Indies’ record run chase to win the first
ODI in Guyana last Friday.

Mohammed’s healthy average of 44 in List A cricket versus his modest 26 at the first class level
has seen him pigeon-holed as a one-day player but the Trinidadian said he would continue trying to
prove his value in the longest format.

“The selectors have their own options on who they are looking at to play what format,” he
explained.

“In the past I think I have deserved a [Test] spot but was never given the opportunity, but I am still
pressing and hoping to play Test cricket sometime soon.”

He continued: “It was good coming back into the international scene. It is always good to perform
and I worked hard leading up to those series [against England and Pakistan] and even before that,
so it is nice to have the results behind me.”

West Indies face Pakistan in a three-Test series starting April 21 at Sabina Park in Jamaica, hoping
to reverse their recent trend of poor results which has left them winless in their last seven tours.

And Mohammed, who was a welcome boost for the Windies top order in the series ODI series,
said he felt he could make a difference in the Test arena though conceding the challenge would be a
stiff one.

“I think I will help a little bit but myself going into Test cricket for the first time it will be difficult,” he
acknowledged.
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Jamshed charged by PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board has formally charged Nasir Jamshed, the former Pakistan opener, as
part of its ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption in the 2017 Pakistan Super League.
Jamshed has been charged with two violations of the PCB's Anti-Corruption Code, which deal,
essentially, with obstructing and not cooperating with an investigation.

Jamshed, who is presently based in Birmingham, has 14 days to respond to the charges. The
former batsman was arrested by England's National Crime Agency [NCA] in February and is also
being investigated by the agency as part of the same case.

Jamshed is alleged to have breached clauses 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the PCB's Anti-Corruption Code,
for "failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate" with a PCB investigation and
"obstructing or delaying any investigation" of the board. Those charges stem from unsuccessful
efforts the PCB claims to have made to try and meet or communicate with Jamshed - two officials
were in the UK recently but were unable to meet him.

The board believes him to be a central figure in the corruption controversy that occurred during the
second edition of the PSL and the possibility of laying further charges, said one official, has not
been ruled out. Jamshed was arrested on the same day that he was provisionally suspended by the
PCB, and was later released on bail.

At the time, the NCA released a statement which said that the two men were arrested "in
connection with bribery offences as part of an ongoing investigation into international cricket match
spot-fixing." The agency also stated it was "working closely" with PCB and ICC anti-corruption
units.

Four other players - Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan and Shahzaib Hasan - were
also provisionally suspended as part of the investigation. Irfan was later banned from all forms of
cricket for one year after he pleaded guilty to failing to report details of two approaches to corrupt
the game. Sharjeel, Latif and Shahzaib were charged for alleged breaches of the Anti-Corruption
Code. Hasan was charged with breaching three major clauses of the PCB's anti-corruption code,
including allegedly inducing players in corruption indirectly. However, like Sharjeel and Latif, Hasan
has contested the charges and the three players will attend hearings before a three-man tribunal
constituted by the Pakistan board.

Not that long ago, Jamshed was Pakistan's first-choice opener in limited-overs cricket, and with
three ODI hundreds against India between March 2012 and January 2013, one with a potentially
long career ahead of him. Thereafter, however, a dip in form and confidence led to his ouster.
Between the end of the India series in January 2013 - a peak in his short career - and the start of
the 2015 World Cup, Jamshed scored 458 runs at an average of 19.91 with only two fifties,
featuring in 23 of Pakistan's 50 ODIs in this period. Before this, he had averaged 50.26 in 22 ODIs
since his debut, scoring 955 runs, with three centuries and six fifties.
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After Misbah-ul-Haq, Younus Khan announces his retirement

Long-serving Pakistan batsman and former captain Younus Khan on Friday announced he will
retire from international cricket after the upcoming Test series in the West Indies.

"I will be retiring... with my head held high," the 39-year-old said at a press conference here. "I
think this is the right time as every sportsman has to take this decision in his career," he added,
bringing an end to a 17-year Test career.

Younus, who has led Pakistan in all three formats and guided them to their only World Twenty20
title in England in 2009, needs only 23 runs to reach 10,000 Test runs. Younus, thus, joined
teammate Misbah-ul-Haq in retiring from international cricket at the end of the tour of the West
Indies in April and May.

Younus has so far scored 34 Test centuries in 115 matches -- the most by any batsman from the
country -- and is set to become the first Pakistani and 13th batsman in the world to score 10,000
or more runs. He has so far accumulated 9977 runs at an average of 53.06. India's Sachin
Tendulkar currently tops the charts with 15,921 runs in 200 matches.

"People are calling me and asking me not to make any announcement to leave but now is the time,"
Younus said. He added, "A time comes in every player's life when he has to decide and I always
tried my best to serve my county with my head high. No player always remains fit, the motivation
never remains the same, so this is the time when Younus should leave the field after the upcoming
series in West Indies."

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