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MCCULLUM INCREASES QALANDARS’ SPIRITS AHEAD OF PSL 2

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Lahore Qalandars launched their Pakistan Super League 2 movement on Friday with a team building meeting in Dubai, at which the team guide and captain Brendon McCullum gave a zest talk to the players ahead of the action-packed T20 league.

McCullum, who reached in Dubai earlier on Friday, joined the coach Paddy Upton for the session with young players and team mates, along with other officials of the franchise.

Sameen Rana, the manager and COO of team Lahore Qalandars, told geo.tv that it was a very fruitful meeting and Brendon talked to every separate, encouraged players to give 100% and enjoy the game.

It was a great session, Brendon and Paddy spoke to the players about team plan and how to move forward in the second edition of Pakistan Super League 2017,” said Sameen.

The team building meeting, according to administration of Lahore Qalandars, was expected to give Brendon and others an opportunity to meet and know all the players of squad ahead of the cricket action in Pakistan Super League, which starts on February 9th.

Brendon termed the meeting productive, adding that he’s eagerly waiting for the Pakistan Super League to commence.

We had a first meeting here (in Dubai) today, it was great to get to know some guys we didn’t know before, some of guys have come through a players development program, have seen some of familiar faces as well,” Brendon said in a video message received by geo.tv.

We had a very fruitful meeting, we can’t wait to get the tournament started, cricket action will be started in couple of days, said the former New Zealand cricketer.

Team head coach from South Africa, Paddy Upton was also happy to meet the new faces. Paddy, in an exclusive video message, named Qalandars squad a great group of players.

We just finished the first meeting in Dubai, team is getting together, we have got few days for training. We are really excited. We have got great bunch of players, also great bunch of individuals, Paddy said after the meeting.

I am looking forward to play exciting cricket and amuse you guys back home. We look forward to five weeks journey of Cricket with Lahore Qalandars, he added.

The second edition of Pakistan Super League will begin from 9th February in UAE, with final being scheduled to be played in Lahore on 5th March.

Team Lahore Qalandars will play its first match against Quetta Gladiators on 10th of February in Dubai.

Afcon 2017 Final Will Played Between Egypt vs Cameroon

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Afcon final
Afcon final

Afcon 2017 Final Wil Played Between Egypt vs Cameroon,

All the fans are waiting for this day, here it comes, Both

teams will try to win this match, The final match of Afcon 2017

will started at 12:00 on Monday, 6 February, don,t forget to

watch live Afcon Final 2017, Because this match will decided

who will be a champion of Afcon 2017,Everyone is waiting for

the champion,

PESHAWAR ZALMI TEAM IN DUBAI FOR PSL 2017

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Players of Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi have started reaching Dubai for the second season of the league.

An official of the Zalmi confirmed that all the Pakistan-based players other than Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz have reached Dubai, along with most of the foreign players as well.

Wahab’s leaving to Dubai was delayed after death of his father while Shahid Afridi was waiting for renewal of his visa.

All the players, with Pakistan’s top stars Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood and Kamran Akmal, got together with foreign-based and developing players in the evening, after checking in at the hotel.

PSL team Peshawar Zalmi is included of following players: Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan Jnr, Irfan Khan, Marlon Samuels, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Andre Fletcher and Samit Patel.

KARACHI KINGS TEAM LAUNCH CEREMONY

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After the outstanding success of Pakistan Super League 2016, the second season continues in 2017. Team launch ceremony of the most vital and popular team of Pakistan Super League(PSL), Karachi Kings held a today in the city of lights Karachi at National Stadium.

The stadium was full of crowd and people exposed marvelous support for Pakistan’s largest tournament PSL 2017(Pakistan Super League).

The whole stadium was shouted up and was chanting “Pakistan Zindabad” and “Karachi Jeetyga”.

Pakistani singer and social worker Shehzad Roy rock the stage at the team launch ceremony by singing an official anthem of the Karachi Kings.

Later on, Komal Rizvi and Fuzion Band performed live on the stage and cheered the crowd up.

Karachi King’s team Launch ceremony was joined by popular celebrities, business, and stock-market giant Aqeel Karim Dhedhi and political leaders including, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar, PMLN’s Nehal Hashmi and PTI’s Faisal Vawda.

PSL 2017 Karachi Kings players contain five foreign players Kumar Sangakkara, Ravi Bopara, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Ryan McLaren.

Other team players contain Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan, Saifullah Bangash, Shazaib Hasan, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Abrar Ahmed, Abdul Hameed/Hasan Mohsin.

The most expected and biggest competition of Pakistan, PSL 2017 will be starting from 9th February 2017.

PAKISTAN’S CAPTAINCY PROBLEM: THREE FOREIGN CAPTAINS IN PSL 2017

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At a time when cricket spheres in Pakistan are discussion whether to hand over the captaincy from Azhar Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, it is worth noting that captaincy is definitely a critical problem facing the country right now.

This is manifestly obvious from the fact that three out of the five franchises in the upcoming second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have foreign captains this time around.

Peshawar Zalmi, which already have two former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez, will be seen in the action under the guidance of West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy. The 33-year-old, who led his Caribbean side to victories in the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cups, was offered the captainship for PSL 2017 by Afridi, who had captained Zalmi in the earlier season.

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old Misbah, under whose captainship Islamabad United won the opening PSL edition last year, will be seen captaining his side this time as well.

Karachi Kings will be skippered by Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara this time. The 39-year-old batsman has retired from all formats of international cricket.

Sarfraz Ahmed, like last time, is captaining Quetta Gladiators this PSL too. Sarfraz is the captain of Pakistan T20 team and vice- captain of the ODI team. At 29 years of age, the wicketkeeper-batsman is the youngest captain in PSL 2017.

Azhar Ali, who is struggling to save his ODI captaincy, has been replaced by New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum as captain of Lahore Qalandars. The 35-year-old former Black Caps captain led New Zealand to their first ever World Cup final in 2015, where they were eventually defeated by Australia. McCullum declared his retirement from international cricket last year.

All these five captains are scheduled for a joint press conference on February 6 at the launch ceremony of the PSL 2017 trophy. It is worth recalling that all five captains in last year’s PSL were Pakistani players. However, the Karachi Kings captain at that time, Shoaib Malik, had handed over his captaincy to England’s Ravi Bopara halfway through the tournament.

Afcon 2017 Final will Played Between Egypt vs Cameroon

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Egypt vs Cameroon
Egypt vs Cameroon

Afcon 2017 Final will Played Between Egypt vs Cameroon on 6th Feburary

2017 at 12:00 am. All the fans are waiting for this day this final match of Afcon,

Both teams have amazing skill, Both teams will tried to win this match,

This could be a really interesting and tough match so don,t forget to watch

online Live Afcon 2017, Dont miss any moment maybe this final could be a

historical final in football history .

 

 

 

 

 

Burkina Faso vs Ghana Match for 3rd Place Afcon 2017

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Burkina Faso vs Ghana
Burkina Faso vs Ghana

Burkina Faso vs Ghana Match for 3rd Place In Afcon 2017,

Burkina faso has beaten by Egypt in the first semi final of Africa cup

of nation 2017 and the ghana has beaten by Cameroon in second

semi final Afcon 2017 , Now both teams will played for the third place

winner, All the fans wants to know who.s the the winner at the third

place in Africa cup of nation 2017 , Lets see what will happend in the

match , The match will played on Sunday, 5 February 12:00 AM .

 

Cameroon has Won Semi Final Of Afcon 2017

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cameroon vs ghana

Cameroon has won semi final of Afcon 2017, The last semi final

of Africa cup of nations was played between Cameroon and ghana,

Both teams are experienced and skillfull, But at the last Cameroon

has won this second sei final by 2:0 Before that tournament peoples

have called worst Cameroon team in a generation – that’s what they

were called before the tournament, But now cameroon is the winner

of the semi final of Africa cup of nation 2017 , Cameroon has reached

to the semi final , Cameroon will meet Egypt in the final of Africa cup

of nation 2017 on Monday, 6 February at 12:00 AM.

ZALMI LAUNCHED THEIR NEW KITS FOR PSL 2017

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The PSL team Peshawar Zalmi has presented new kits for the team with a minor change in design.

The ceremony to reveal the new kits by Peshawar Zalmi was held at Lahore’s Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, where top players of Peshawar Zalmi along with under treatment patients at the center publicized the new kits.

The new look team shirt carries the same color theme as of previous editions Yellow and Blue but there is a small change in the designs and use of Dri-FIT fabric, designed by Nike.

Dri-FIT is a high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric that moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface, where it disappears. As a result, Dri-FIT keeps athletes dry and comfortable, the manufacturers’ say about the technology.

Javed Afridi, the chairman of PSL Franchise Peshawar Zalmi has termed this as a landmark achievement.

This is something very helpful for the athletes, these kits will help our players keep on unfazed by the weather conditions in the United Arab Emirates, he said.

Meanwhile, The Peshawar Zalmi franchise also declared to take 20 under treatment children of SKMCH, engaging cancer, to Dubai during the Pakistan Super League. Last year the franchise took survivors of APS attack to the Dubai during the opening edition of PSL.

Peshawar Zalmi is a symbol of humanity. We want to spread the message through cricket and we’ll continue doing so, said Afridi.

The franchise also paid the honor to squash legend Jahangir Khan by presenting him exclusive team jersey at the occasion.

LAHORE QALANDAR’S ARIVAL IN DUBAI

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Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Lahore Qalandars reached Dubai on Thursday morning, becoming the first team to land in the United Arab Emirates for the second edition of PSL 2017, with a goal to provide maximum opportunity to local, national and international players to gel with one another.

Lahore Qalandars will be joined by their captain Brendon McCullum of New Zealand on Friday.

Azhar Ali who is waiting for his travel papers and Umar Akmal who has gone to perform Umrah will join the team later in Dubai.

Qalandars, who finished fifth in the previous season, are hoping for better results this time. Atif Rana the CEO of Lahore Qalandars, believes that Lahore Qalandars will be a dangerous team to beat this time.

The franchise ran along players’ improvement program which featured 113,000 cricketers from Punjab in an attempt to find fresh talent for the team and transform them into performers. Team’s leadership has also been moved to former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum from Azhar Ali.

Now the Lahore Qalandars believe they are the best-equipped side for the tournament and have set their eyes on the trophy of the second edition already.

We are well prepared, players have done a lot of hard work. We have the best of local talent and the best leader in T20 Cricket, Brendon McCullum, said Atif Rana of Lahore Qalandars.

InshaAllah, Lahore will be a tough side to beat, he said.

Being in Dubai before other teams would provide our players an opportunity to get together, this will also give Brendon an opportunity to see the players we found in our PDP program,” Atif said.

Lahore Qalandars will formally launch their PSL 2017 campaign on 10th February by taking on the finalist from the previous edition, Quetta Gladiators.