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Pakistan in Sri Lanka
Malik's maiden ton saves Pakistan
March 30, 2006Pakistan's Shoaib Malik registered his first ever Test century to secure a draw against Sri Lanka in Colombo...
Sangakkara makes Pakistan suffer
March 29, 2006Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan combined to put Sri Lanka on course for a probable win in the first Test against Pakistan in Colombo...
England safe after Pakistan win
March 22, 2006Shahid Afridi claimed 3-47 and Mohammad Yousuf hit 53 as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to seal the series, and a place in October's ICC Champions Trophy...
Razzaq guides Pakistan to victory
March 19, 2006Abdul Razzaq produced a disciplined innings to see Pakistan to victory by four wickets in a low-scoring one-day game against Sri Lanka in Colombo...
Sri Lanka frustrated by downpour
March 17, 2006Pakistan were saved from potential defeat when torrential rain arrived in Colombo after they had made only 201-8 in their game against Sri Lanka...
Asian rivals plan European series
March 11, 2006India and Pakistan could play a series of one-day matches against each other throughout Europe in 2007.
English cricket chief David Collier told the BBC five matches are likely between the arch rivals, two in England and three at other European venues.
Lalit Modi, of the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Lord's had already agreed to host a match, pending ECB approval.
The India and Pakistan boards want to stage more games in countries where there are large expatriate populations.
And they have already arranged two games to be played in the new stadium in Abu Dhabi on 18 and 19 April.
Seventy-five per cent of the proceeds from the game in Abu Dhabi will go to the Pakistan earthquake relief fund, with the remaining 25% given to those affected by the disaster in Indian administered Kashmir.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India was in 2004 the driving force behind a three-team series in Amsterdam, also including Pakistan and Australia.
Collier also confirmed the ECB is bidding for Twenty20 World Championship events in 2009 and 2013 as well as the 2015 World Cup in the 50-over format.
Pakistan to play 3 Tests on India tour
March 9, 2006Pakistan have agreed to play three Tests and seven One-day Internationals on their tour of India from first week of November next year.
The schedule has been incorporated in the new six-year future tours programme of the International Cricket Council (ICC), The News quoted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director of Operations Saleem Altaf as saying after returning from a meeting with ICC officials in Dubai.
''It was a good meeting from our point of view because all of our issues have been cleared now by the ICC as far as the FTP is concerned. Our programmes have been accordingly scheduled in the six-year cycle and have been circulated to the members,'' Altaf said.
In the new FTP, Pakistan will play host to South Africa from first week of September to late October and then tour India, from first week of November in 2007.
''In the new FTP, India will now tour Pakistan in 2009 and 2113.'' He also said Pakistan had made a bid for the 2008 Champions Trophy, but India had tabled a resolution, asking for the Champions Trophy tournament to be held after every four-years instead of its biannual cycle.
''The Indian resolution and the bids submitted for various ICC events including our bid would now all be decided at the executive board meeting of the ICC on March 21,'' he added.