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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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England v West Indies: Edgbaston set for UK’s first day-night Test

Fans watch the day-night Test between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane in December 2016 – Edgbaston will have a beach, though no pool First Investec Test: England v West Indies Venue: Edgbaston Dates: 17-21 August Start: 14:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 LW & online; in-play highlights & live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app English cricket takes a step into the dark on Thursday with the first day-night Test played in the country as Joe…

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Tour de France 2017: Geraint Thomas set to stay at Sky for 2018

Froome in great shape for Tour de France – Thomas Tour de France, 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Radio 5 live coverage on Sports Extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Geraint Thomas will stay at Team Sky for 2018 after taking up the option of a one-year contract extension. The 31-year-old Welshman had been the subject of interest from a number of other UCI pro teams, including UAE Team Emirates. But he accepted the one-year option that was…

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National Road Championships 2017: Isle of Man set to stage major cycling event

Adam Blythe and Hannah Barnes won the 2016 national road race titles. Hosting the British Cycling National Road Championships can help put the Isle of Man at the forefront of world cycling, the event’s director has said. The biggest date in the British road race calendar will see men’s and women’s champions crowned in both road and time-trial disciplines. Director Steve Shimmin said the project started 11 years ago and the island is “determined to deliver a good show”. Both the men’s and women’s road races will involve the famous…

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Champions Trophy: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to set up England semi-final

Collapse! Sri Lanka lose four wickets for six runs Champions Trophy, Group B, Cardiff: Sri Lanka 236 all out (49.2 overs): Dickwella 73, Junaid 3-40, Hasan 3-43 Pakistan 237-7 (44.5 overs): Sarfraz 61, Fakhar 50, Pradeep 3-60 Pakistan won by three wickets Scorecard; Standings Pakistan will face England in the Champions Trophy semi-finals on Wednesday after a thrilling three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff. Junaid Khan (3-40) and Hasan Ali (3-43) impressed for Pakistan as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 236, losing four wickets for six runs. Pakistan…

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Surrey v Essex: Simon Harmer wickets set up day four after Ryan ten Doeschate ton

Jamie Porter now has seven wickets in the match Specsavers County Championship Division One, Woodbridge Road (day three): Surrey 399 & 253-7: Burns 57, Foakes 46*; Harmer 4-75 Essex 435: Ten Doeschate 168*, Bopara 64; Footitt 3-96 Surrey lead Essex by 217 runs with 3 wickets remaining Surrey 4 pts, Essex 7 pts Match scorecard Surrey ended day three with a lead of 217 with three second-innings wickets left, after Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate earlier hit an unbeaten 168. Ten Doeschate started day three on 120 and extended his…

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British Cycling: Directors set to be replaced under new reforms

British Cycling chairman Jonathan Browning says some of the issues within the organisation have been ‘unacceptable’ British Cycling’s board of directors is set to be replaced after the governing body called an emergency meeting next month to vote on reforms. The likes of chairman Jonathan Browning, who in March apologised for the governing body’s “failings”, will have to reapply for his role. An investigation into the culture at British Cycling was launched last year following accusations of bullying and sexism against top-level cyclists. The EGM is scheduled for 22 July….

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