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Karachi Kings will play against Lahore Qalandars in 18th Match at Dubai International Cricket StadiumPeshawar Zalmi will take on Quetta Gladiators at Dubai today.

Friday’s result

In the Pakistan Super League, Islamabad United beat Quetta Gladiators by one run at Dubai last night.Bating first, Islamabad United scored 165 runs for the loss of six wickets in stipulated twenty overs.In reply, Quetta Gadiators managed to score 164 for the loss of five wickets.Muhammad Sami of Islamabad United was declared player of the match.
 

Host: Raja Shafique

C Host: Ghaffar Khan/Narjis Kazmi

Players face life bans if found guilty of spot-fixing: Shaharyar Khan

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said the board will impose life ban on the players under investigation for spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), if they are found guilty.Bookies targeted three players and contacted them through former opening batsman Nasir Jamshed.“Bookies contacted two players through former player Nasir Jamshed.“They wanted to target three players — Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Irfan.

Asad Shafiq says he can better serve as opener in T20 matches

Asad Shafiq, a regular feature of the Pakistan Test lineup, said he believes he can perform better as an opener in the Pakistan's international T20 lineup."In the limited over game openers have slightly more time to settle on the pitch than the rest of the batting line-up.I feel I can perform better at the number one spot than any other position in the T20 squad,"Talking about his recent performances in the ongoing Pakistan Super League Shafiq said, "People think I cannot perform well in T20 cricket, so I took PSL as an opportunity to practice and hone my skills.""Sir Richards and Moin Khan have both been very supportive as coaches and have always kept their feedback positive, even when there haven't been runs on the board, they don't criticise us but rather try and keep us in a positive frame of mind”

FOOTBALL -Claudio Ranieri: Leicester caretaker boss denies player revol

Leicester City caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare has denied a player revolt led to the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.BBC Sport understands some players were summoned to meet the chairman after the 2-1 loss to Sevilla and Ranieri's fate was sealed by the negative reaction.The Italian was sacked by Leicester on Thursday nine months after leading the club to the Premier League title."There was a lot of frustration because of the results, but he had not lost the dressing room," Shakespeare said."A lot of the talk of unrest has been speculation. I've not had one problem with the players.Despite losing 2-1 to Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, they could yet reach the quarter-finals. The second leg is on 14 March.Scotland will attempt to end their decade-long winless streak against Wales with a team missing five key men as the Six Nations resumes this weekend.Not since 2007 have Vern Cotter's men won a Six Nations match against Wales, with the average margin of defeat 15 points in that period.

RUGBY Six Nations 2017: Scotland v Wales starts pivotal weekend

Scotland will attempt to end their decade-long winless streak against Wales with a team missing five key men as the Six Nations resumes this weekend.Not since 2007 have Vern Cotter's men won a Six Nations match against Wales, with the average margin of defeat 15 points in that period.Ireland have recalled Lions fly-half Jonny Sexton as they look to re-establish themselves in the title race with a win over a resurgent France.And Sexton's main rival to be the Lions' 10 this summer, Owen Farrell, will lead unbeaten England out against the Azzuri at Twickenham on Sunday as he wins his 50th cap in arguably his most impressive championship yet.

Angelique Kerber fails to overtake Serena Williams in world rankings

Angelique Kerber missed the opportunity to regain the world number one ranking with defeat by Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships.In wet conditions, Ukrainian Svitolina, 23, earned a third successive win over top seed Kerber 6-3 7-6 (7-3).The German world number two, 29, would have overtaken Serena Williams if she had taken the title in Dubai.Svitolina will now face Caroline Wozniacki in Saturday's final after the Dane beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-4.Kerber became the oldest player to achieve the number one ranking for the first time in September 2016 and spent 20 weeks at the top. Wozniacki will contest her second successive final having lost to Karolina Pliskova in Doha.
 


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