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PM Khan gives advice to Pakistan team ahead of World Cup clash with India

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to a Cricket World Cup triumph in 1992, gave his suggestions on Sunday to the team ahead of their high-octane match against India. The ex-captain Pakistan and cricketing legend gave his suggestions in a series of messages on Twitter. The PM started by recalling how the game had transformed over the years...

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Islamabad win toss elects to field first against Peshawar Zalmi

KARACHI: Islamabad United face Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday as the teams battle it out at Karachi’s National Stadium for a place in Sunday’s final. In a repeat of last year’s final, table topper’s Zalmi take on United who defeated Karachi Kings on Thursday night by four wickets. In a truly...

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New Zealand, Bangladesh Test match called off after Christchurch mosque shootings

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand and Bangladesh on Friday cancelled the Third Test after multiple people were killed in gun attacks on mosques in Christchurch, including one that was attended by the Bangladeshi team. Multiple fatalities were inflicted at two mosques in Christchurch, when at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers, with the Bangladeshi cricket team narrowly escaping danger. The New...

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Quetta storms into the finale with a sensational 10 run triumph

KARACHI: A fierce Shane Watson brought his team a stormy acceleration towards the HBL PSL season 4 finale for the third time in PSL history for the Gladiators on Wednesday. After contributing a confident spell of 71 runs off 43 balls, Watson sealed off the last over with one victory defining wicket of Kieron A Pollard, 44 and then the...

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Quetta and Peshawar Zalmi to clash today for the slot at PSL final

KARACHI: It’s Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi today, and one of them is going straight into the final of the tournament on Sunday, March 17. But it won’t be all over for the losing side – there will be another chance to make it to the final when the loser of today’s Qualifier plays against the winner of tomorrow’s Eliminator...

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MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in South Florida for stealing phone

Mixed martial artist (MMA) and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. An attorney for McGregor called the altercation “minor” and...

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India wore controversial camouflage caps with permission: ICC

The Indian cricket team was granted permission to wear camouflage caps during a recent ODI against Australia in Ranchi, the ICC said on Monday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni distributed the caps among his team members before Friday's toss for the third ODI as his way to pay tribute to 40 Indian soldiers killed in a terror attack in Pulwama. “The BCCI...

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Multan Sultans defeats Lahore Qalandar by 7 wickets

KARACHI: On Monday, Lahore Qalandars were defeated by seven wickets as the Multan Sultans after winning the toss, chose to field first and successfully chased Qalandar’s set target of 140-8 at the National Stadium Karachi. The row of Qalandar’s continuous defeat continued in Pakistan Super League (PSL)  season 4 as they found themselves placed at the last spot on points...

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Thrilling Match: Karachi Kings pulls breathtaking victory from Gladiators as Lahore out of PSL

KARACHI: In a impressive turnaround, Karachi Kings star bowler Usman Shinwari took three wickets for only three runs in the final over to defend just five overs against Quetta Gladiators in a must-win game at the National Stadium. A cracking half-century by Babar Azam and an unbeaten 46 run-knock by Iftikhar Ahmed lifted Karachi Kings to 190. Moreover, Ahmed Shehzad...

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US newspaper places PM Imran Khan on its list for possible Nobel Peace Prize award

NEW YORK: A major US newspaper has placed Prime Minister Imran Khan on its "starting list" of world leaders to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, citing his leadership in de-escalating the recent tensions between India and Pakistan. Besides the Pakistani leader, The Christian Science Monitor has listed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for opening a door to North Korea...

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Smith and Warner left out of Australia’s one-day squad for Pakistan

Steve Smith and David Warner were Friday left out of Australia´s one-day squad for the series against Pakistan despite being eligible for the final two games after their ball-tampering bans expire. Selector Trevor Hohns said it had been decided they would be better served playing their way back into contention at the Indian Premier League. "Cricket Australia will continue to...

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Traffic plan for PSL matches in Karachi

Karachi Police have issued a traffic plan for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket matches to be played at National Stadium from March 9. Traffic plan The road from Karsaz via Hasan Square to Agha Khan Hospital gate number-3 will remain closed for commuters. Roads on back of the National Stadium will be closed for the commuters, however; residents can...

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Eminent author Stanley Wolpert, writer of ‘Jinnah of Pakistan’ passes away

WASHINGTON: Author Stanley Wolpert, popular in Pakis­tan for his books on Quaid-i-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, died in California last night. He was 91. In his long career as an author, teacher and political commentator, Prof Wolpert published 15 books, including four novels, but the one that made him a must read in Pakistan is Jinnah of Pakistan,...

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Dynamic and flamboyant Watto, Shane Watson agrees to play in Pakistan

KARACHI: Former Australian captain Shane Watson has expressed willingness to represent Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan in the upcoming phase of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Quetta Gladiators' Manager  Azam Khan said the all-rounder is ready to come to Pakistan after being convinced by the franchise owner  Nadeem Omar. Khan said Watson would play for Quetta Gladiators in their match against...

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Murdered Pakistan prisoner Shakirullah’s body missing brain and heart, reveals autopsy

KARACHI: The heart and brain of Shakirullah, a Pakistani prisoner who was stoned to death by other inmates in Jaipur Central Jail in India last month, were removed from his dead body before it was handed over to his bereaved family via Wagah border crossing last Saturday, a post-mortem report has revealed. According to an initial post-mortem report, late Shakirullah's death...

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Update on PSL ticket sales and refunds

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has reassured all ticket-holders of the Lahore-leg matches in the Pakistan Super League 2019 that they will get refunds on the face value of the tickets, a press release stated. The following is the update as on Monday, March 4, with more information to follow in due course. Refund of tickets -- As is the...

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Selective banks open today, tomorrow to receive Hajj applications

Designated banks will remain open across the country today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) to receive Hajj applications under the government scheme. Intending pilgrims can submit their applications in designated banks till Wednesday (March 6). Particulars of the intending pilgrims, who have already submitted their applications, have been uploaded on the website of Ministry of Religious Affairs and relevant information is...

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