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National cricket fraternity felicitates Prime Minister Imran Khan

WEB DESK: As Imran Khan assumed the office of 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, wishes from national cricket fraternity starts pouring in on social media. National Cricket Fraternity wishes new premier of Pakistan on his auspicious event of life. Mushtaq Ahmed , former cricketer and current bowling coach of Pakistan, tweeted a photo along with  Waqar Younis, Inzamam ul Haq and Aqib Javed...

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National cricket fraternity felicitates Prime Minister Imran Khan

WEB DESK: As Imran Khan assumed the office of 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, wishes from national cricket fraternity starts pouring in on social media. National Cricket Fraternity wishes new premier of Pakistan on his auspicious event of life. Mushtaq Ahmed , former cricketer and current bowling coach of Pakistan, tweeted a photo along with  Waqar Younis, Inzamam ul Haq and Aqib Javed...

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Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader. But he is not the only one to have swapped playing fields for the hustings. Here are five other sport stars who have made a similar switch: George Weah  Imran's elevation to premier is...

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Big Nas, Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed 10-year ban to Nasir Jamshed over breaching of five of the PCB's anti-corruption codes on Friday. The anti-corruption tribunal denounced Mr. Jamshed guilty for violating PCB's anti-corruption code of conduct under Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 during the 2017 edition of Pakistan Super League. The PCB has also barred Mr....

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Zalmi Foundation, UNICP signs ‘Partnership Agreement’ to promote SDGs

Islamabad: The Zalmi Foundation and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed a ‘Partnership Agreement’ to work together towards the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ceremony was held at the United Nations Information Centre in Islamabad. The agreement was signed by the Chairman, Peshawar Zalmi & Zalmi Foundation, Javed Afridi and...

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France top new-style FIFA rankings, Germany slump to 15th

ZURICH: World champions France predictably shot to the top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first round exit in Russia. The rankings were the first to be issued since France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on July 15 and also the first since FIFA replaced its...

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Unified Korean women’s basketball team wins at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women’s basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games. South Korean player Park Hyejin said center Ro Suk Yong, guard Jang Mi Gyong and guard Kim Hye Yon joined nine others from the South to form the unified team last month. “The...

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Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies at 77

Ajit Wadekar, the man who led India to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, died on Wednesday at the age of 77, the Press Trust of India reported. Wadekar died at a hospital in Mumbai after battling a prolonged illness, the news agency said. The former batsman, who led India to victories in England and the...

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Former football player survives Italy bridge disaster

GENOA, Italy: Former Italian soccer professional Davide Capello can only describe it as a miracle. Wearing a blue hospital gown and sitting up in bed, Capello looks physically unscathed but emotionally shattered as he describes how the road beneath his car collapsed on Tuesday, as he was driving over Genoa’s Morandi Bridge. An 80-metre-long span of the bridge gave way...

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Serena Williams beaten by Petra Kvitova in second round in Cincinnati

Serena Williams was beaten 6-3 2-6 6-3 by Petra Kvitova in a thrilling second-round match at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday, ending the American's bid for a third title at the event. Williams looked rusty in the first set, struggling to handle the Czech's booming left-handed serve and never created a break-point opportunity. But the 23-times grand slam champion dug...

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Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only T20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka´s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game´s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled out for 98, a total the hosts surpassed with four overs...

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Nowshera Zalmi Greens crowned Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018

The Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018 ended today with Nowshera Zalmi Greens being crowned the champions. They won the match by 7 wickets. Khyber Zalmi greens were put to bat first and they scored 151 runs and were all out. Rehan Afridi scored 40 runs and was the top scorer. Umar Alam took 3 wickets. In reply, Nowshera Zalmi Greens chased...

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Stokes punished enough, says Vaughan as former gets clearance from affray charges

London -England all-rounder Ben Stokes should be welcomed back into the Test team after being cleared of affray on Tuesday, said former national captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan, who has forged a successful career as a pundit since retiring from the crease, said the 27-year-old New Zealand-born star had been punished enough over the 11 months since a late night excursion...

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Ben Stokes acquitted of affray

England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray by a jury in less than three hours of deliberations on Tuesday following a trial at Bristol Crown Court. The 27-year-old -- whose co-defendant Ryan Ali was also found not guilty -- had been charged following a brawl hours after England played the West Indies in a one-day international in...

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Kapil Dev declines to attend Imran oath taking ceremony

New-Delhi: According to Indian media reported on Tuesday, former India captain Kapil Dev won’t be attending the oath-taking ceremony of  nominated Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan. Kapil Dev has declined the invitation extended by Imran’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party citing ‘personal reasons’, a local news report said. He is one of the three cricketers from India invited to attend the leader’s...

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Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart of the legendary Hart Foundation passes away

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, an ex-WWE star has died on Monday. He was 63. Neidhart fell at his home in Wesley Chapel, Florida and struck his head and "succumbed to his injury", said the Pasco Sheriff's Office, according to the Associated Press. Neidhart was one of the founding members of the Hart Foundation with his brother-in-law, Bret “Hit Man” Hart....

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Spain’s La Liga matches to stream free on Facebook for Pakistani viewers

BARCELONA  - Spain’s top flight soccer division La Liga announced on Tuesday a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons for free on the social network. A statement from La Liga said all 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be...

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