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Pakistan's national junior hockey team left for Australia, last night, to participate in the Australian National Junior Championships.Pakistan juniors will participate in Australia’s national junior championship, starting from April 19.After participating in the Junior Championship, the boys would stay in Australia for around four months and participate in Australia’s hockey league from various state teams.The 2017 Women's and Men's Australian Junior Championships would take place in Hobart, Tasmania, from 19th to 29th of this month

Topic 02: Coach Arthur sends for Rahat after poor show by Amir, Wahab in ODIs

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, disappointed by the unimpressive performance of senior pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the recently concluded ODI series against the West Indies, has asked the national selectors to send fast bowler Rahat Ali to beef up the fast bowling attack in the upcoming Test series.Arthur has felt the need to have another fast bowler in the West Indies for the Tests and has asked for Rahat who will now be joining pacers Wahab, Amir, Hassan Ali and debutant Mohammad Abbas for the Test series, starting from April 21.Both Wahab and Amir looked tired in the ODI series and failed to pose a daunting challenge for any of the West Indian players.

Topic 03: Gayle, Pietersen among marquee players for South Africa’s new T20 league

Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen are among several big names to have signed up for the new T20 Destination League in South Africa which is set to take place later this year.Apart from Gayle and Pietersen, Cricket South Africa have also signed up Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy) as the marquee international stars for the tournament for the first two years.All these players will enter a mini-draft and the franchise owner with the highest bid will get to make the first pick.

Topic 04: Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad fails doping test

The International Cricket Council (ICC)  provisionally suspends Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad after testing positive for a banned substance.The 29-year-old underwent an out-of-competition test in Dubai in January and the sample was tested at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City.The ‘A’ sample tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned anabolic agent, the ICC said in a statement.

Topic 05: PCB reject Jamshed's video message plea

Suspended left-handed batsman Nasir Jamshed opened up about the inquiry that is taking place in the UK against him regarding his involvement in Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.The 27-year-old was suspended from all cricketing activities by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) due to a violation of the anti-corruption code following his arrest in the UK by the National Crime Agency (NCA) alongside a bookie.The duos were released on bail and were asked to report back in April.Reports regarding his disappearance were then being circulated in the mainstream media, however, in a recently released video message, Jamshed put to rest all such rumours against him.

Topic 06: Pak boxers to participate in Asian C’ship

Pakistan team will be announced on April 20 for participation in Asian Boxing Championship scheduled to be held in Uzbekistan.Talking to APP, Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), General Secretary, Lt. Col. Muhammad Nasir Ijaz Tung the Asian Boxing Championship would be held from April 30 to May 7 in Tashkent.A training camp comprising 42 boxers is in progress in Karachi and Islamabad in preparation for the championship.

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