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ICC Champions Trophy 2017

India vs Pakistan FINAL

Sunday 18 June 17 @ The Oval
Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)


Mohammad Nissar Cup

The Indian cricket chief stated that India and Pakistan had reached an agreement under which the national champions of the Ranji Trophy and Quaid-e-Azam Trophy would play annually for the Mohammad Nissar Cup.
''The first super-final of this series would be held from May 4 to 8 in Dharamsala in Uttar Pradesh and it would be an annual event,'' he said.
The trophy is named after Nissar who was born in Lahore and bowled the first ball for India in test cricket in 1932 at Lord's.

About Mohammad Nissar

Mohammad Nissar was a cricketer and legendary fast bowler for the Indian cricket team and domestic teams in India. He was born in Ajmer, Rajasthan or Hoshiarpur in the Punjab other authorities claim and was in the 1930s, considered the fastest Indian pace bowler.
Indian batting legend C.K. Nayudu claimed in writings that during his first spell, Nissar was faster than Englishman Harold Larwood, who terrorized Australia in 1932 in the infamous Bodyline series.
Nissar thus is probably the fastest bowler India has fielded in Test Matches, at least until the advent of Javagal Srinath in the early 1990s.
Nissar along with Amarsigh formed an Indian Fast Bowling duo that was considered one of the best in the world during the 1930s.
He migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and died in Lahore in 1963.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.