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Asia Cup is an international cricket tournament played by teams from the Asian continent. The Asia Cup 2011-12 is contested by India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh.

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Prayag Bags Title Sponsorship for India vs Zimbabwe ODI Series 2015
Business Wire IndiaPrayag, India’s leading bath assets and sanitary ware brand, has bagged the title sponsorship for ‘India Zimbabwe One Day International Series.’   Prayag has collaborated with ITW as its Sports Marketing Partner in this initiative. ITW/Techfront is also the exclusive Marketing Partner for Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) for this series

PEPS Locks Horns with a UK Bed Manufacturer
PEPS, the largest spring mattress manufacturer in India is known for its aggressive strategy towards protecting its intellectual assets. One pertinent suit being fought by PEPS currently is the infringement suit against HYPNOS UK, a British bedding manufacturer of luxury products

India-Pakistan share Under-19s Asia Cup after final ends in thrilling tie
Pakistan and India played out a tied match in the final of the Under-19s Asia Cup, which meant both neighbouring countries had to share the trophy.

Hafeez's place in Pak team may be 'hanging in balance'
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez, who led the team in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, is facing an uphill task to save his place in the national side.

Pak batsman Younis Khan's future to be discussed by selectors after SL tour
Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has said the selection committee would sit down and discuss beleaguered Younis Khan's future with him after the conclusion of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour.

Five to six U-19 players will make it to Pak cricket team in few years: Coach Azhar
The head coach of Pakistan Under-19 team has expressed hope that five to six players from the team will qualify for the national side in a few years' time.

New Bangladesh coach Pybus striving for better rankings in all formats
Bangladesh's new coach Richard Pybus has said his foremost aim is to improve the team's rankings in all formats of cricket, and added that he is looking forward to his stint as a national team coach.

Bangladesh appoints Pybus as new national coach
Englishman Richard Pybus has been appointed the head coach of the Bangladesh team for the next two years, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has said.

PCB expects 'breakthrough' in Pak-India cricketing ties
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf, during a recent visit to India to watch the Indian Premier League final, held talks with his counterpart, raising expectations of an 'imminent breakthrough' in the revival of cricket ties with India, four years after they were severed.

Pakistani cricket legends pitch for Indo-Pak series
Pakistani cricket legends have welcomed the likely resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral series, saying that the fans would enjoy the archrivals clash on the field.

Much-awaited pay raise announced for Pak cricketers
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally increased the players' salaries across all three categories as it prepares to announce the much-delayed central contracts for the year 2012.

India can play host to Pakistan-Australia ODI series: PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has indicated that India could play host to Pakistan's limited-overs series against Australia.

Misbah says Sri Lanka tour tough but not invincible
Pakistan's Test and One-Day International (ODI) captain Misbahul Haq is aiming for a repeat of the performance that saw his side prevail over Sri Lanka in the UAE last year, eyeing more series wins when the two sides meet next month.

Pak new T20 skipper hopeful of good environment in dressing room
Pakistan's new T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez has said he is looking to improve his individual form after getting the extra responsibility, adding that his main focus was to carry the team with him.

Pakistan cricketer Riaz terms Sri Lanka tour snub as temporary setback
Snubbed Pakistani cricketer Wahab Riaz has termed his elimination from the squads that are touring Sri Lanka as a temporary setback.

Snubbed Afridi vows all out support to new T 20 skipper Hafeez
Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi says he is not upset after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selected Misbahul Haq for the 50-over format instead of him, and handed Mohammad Hafeez the captain's arm-band for the Twenty20 format.

Razzaq blames coaches Waqar and Mohsin for 'ruining his career'
Former Pakistan all rounder, Abdul Razzaq, shattered by his snub from all three squads for the tour of Sri Lanka, has blamed former coaches Waqar Younis and Mohsin Khan for 'ruining' his career.

Malik turns down county offers in hope of national team recall
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has turned down approaches from county sides Hampshire and Essex, hoping for his possible inclusion in the Pakistan team for the Sri Lanka tour scheduled to start from June 1.

Young Pak all-rounder Hammad Azam looking to repay faith shown in him
Twenty-one year old Pakistan all rounder Hammad Azam, whose international career has been a stop and start affair so far, is keen to repay the faith shown in him by his captain and coach.

Pak Cricket Board to finalise bowling coach soon
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee will finalise the name of the new bowling coach before the Sri Lanka series.

Pak chief selector denies reports of rift between Whatmore, selectors
Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has rubbished reports of a rift between the national selection committee and coach Dav Whatmore.

Political, business fraternity hail Tendulkar's nomination as Rajya Sabha MP
Hailing the proposal to nominate cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, people from the political and business fraternity said this step would surely bring some positive change in the country.

Pak wicketkeeper Akmal looking forward to playing in Bangladesh League
Out-of-favour Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is looking forward to play in the Bangladesh League.

PCB optimistic of playing Test series with India in 2012
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is optimistic of playing India in a Test series next year, Chairman Zaka Ashraf has said.

Pak- Bangladesh first ODI in Mirpur today
The first One- Day International (ODI) of the three match Pakistan- Bangladesh series will take place at Mirpur today.

BCCI, PCB facing 'logistical problems' in scheduling Indo-Pak Test series
The Pakistan and Indian cricket boards are facing logistical problems in scheduling their bilateral Test series in March-April next year, as the Asia Cup is clashing with the hugely-anticipated series.

Pak cricketer Umar Amin vows to make a comeback to national squad
Pakistan batsman Umar Amin has vowed to make a comeback to the national cricket team and is eager to prove his mettle in the upcoming National Twenty20 tournament to be played in Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad from today (Friday).

India, Australia to play two Twenty20 internationals in Melbourne and Sydney
India and Australia will play two Twenty20 internationals in Melbourne and Sydney later this year, while Brisbane's Gabba has been allocated next summer's first one-day international final. The second and third, if required, will be held at the Adelaide Oval.

Ajmal hoping to be man-of-the-match in Indo-Pak World Cup semifinal clash
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has promised to give a match-winning performance against India if given a chance to feature in the much-awaited World Cup semi-final in Mohali on March 30.

PCB to discuss bilateral cricket ties resumption with India in ICC meeting: Sources
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hoping to make some headway in the resumption of its bilateral cricket ties with India in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting at Mumbai.

Afridi's loss in NZ will be Misbah's gain in Pak WC captaincy issue: Aamir Sohail
Pakistan's Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will emerge as a strong candidate for captaincy in the forthcoming World Cup, if limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi fails to lead his team to victory in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand, former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail has said.

Misbah should be Pak World Cup captain: Sikander Bakht
Former Test cricketer Sikander Bakht has said that current Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq should captain the World Cup side instead of Shahid Afridi.

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