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Pakistan jump to sixth position in ICC ODI Team Rankings

Police in Madhya Pradesh have arrested 15 youngsters and have charged them with sedition allegedly because they cheered and seemingly supported the Pakistani cricket team over the Indians during Sunday’s Champions Trophy finals. “They were shouting slogans in favour of Pakistan”.Pakistan won the latest instalment of the competition with a 180-run battering of rivals India at The Oval on Monday morning.The key architects of Pakistan’s win in the final were Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Aamer and Hasan Ali.When the police got to know about these activities, security was stepped up immediately in the town to avoid any law and order problem.A case against the men was registered after a resident, named Subhash, complained to the police, the NDTV reported. The news was confirmed to the agency by Shahpur police station in-charge Sanjay Pathak.The accused have also been charged with criminal conspiracy, the officer said, adding the celebrations continued for hours in the sensitive locality.Reports said the youngsters were today produced in a local court, which rejected their bail applications and sent them to jail. This was also Pakistan’s first 50-overs title since Imran Khan had captained the side to their first World Cup in 1992.”To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the ideal icing on the cake”, Sarfraz told the ICC website. In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs.Delhi’s streets were all but deserted after the game ended with fans storming out of public screenings after Hardik Pandya’s 76-run blitz ended with India staring down the barrel at 152-7.”I wouldn’t say it’s categorically going to happen because the Champions Trophy is a very good event and very well-supported, particularly in the United Kingdom, where you get support for all teams”.