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Sri Lanka set for return to Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack

There was a heavy security presence when a Pakistan Super League match was held in Lahore this year Sri Lanka are set to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009. Subject to security clearance, the teams will play a Twenty20 in Lahore on 29 October. The match will be the last of a tour that begins on 28 September and includes two Tests, five one-day internationals and three T20s. Other than the Lahore match, the games will be played in…

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Mark Cavendish to make his return from injury for the Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish (centre) suffered a broken shoulder blade at the Tour de France Mark Cavendish will return to cycling at Sunday’s Tour of Britain after breaking his shoulder blade during the Tour de France in July. The 32-year-old withdrew from the Tour after colliding with Peter Sagan and hitting the barriers during the sprint finish on stage four in Vittel. Cavendish will ride for Team Dimension Data, who are chasing a third consecutive Tour of Britain title. The Manxman is a 10-time stage winner at the event. This year’s Tour…

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Geraint Thomas: Team Sky rider to return from injury at Tour of Britain

Geraint Thomas won the opening stage of this year’s Tour de France in Dusseldorf Tour of Britain Dates: 3-10 September Venue: Starts Edinburgh, finishes Cardiff Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas will return from injury at the Tour of Britain next month, with team-mate and compatriot Owain Doull also set to compete. The race begins in Edinburgh on Sunday, 3 September and will finish in the Welsh riders’ home city of Cardiff on Sunday, 10 September. Thomas, 31, was second overall when he broke his collarbone in a fall on stage nine…

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David Miller: Glamorgan hope for Miller T20 quarter-finals return

Davd Miller scored 117 runs in four innings for Glamorgan in the T20 Blast South group with an average of 58 Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris hopes they will have South African batsman David Miller available for their T20 Blast quarter-final match. Miller may be playing for South Africa A when the T20 knockouts start. Glamorgan guaranteed a place in the knockout stages with a one-run win against Somerset on Sunday. The Welsh county will aim to book a home quarter-final with victory over Middlesex on Friday in the final…

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Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed wants cricket to return to Pakistan

Watch the moment Pakistan won the Champions Trophy Pakistan’s Champions Trophy victory could encourage the world’s top cricket nations to resume touring the country, captain Sarfraz Ahmed says. There has not been an international match in Pakistan since a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus killed six policemen and injured seven cricketers. “Hopefully this win will boost Pakistan cricket and all playing nations will come and play us,” said Sarfraz, 30. Pakistan beat India by 180 runs at The Oval on Sunday. The United Arab Emirates has become Pakistan’s…

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