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Tears, a sword and a mishit: A look at five great India-Pakistan cricket encounters

Sparks generally fly when India take on Pakistan at cricket and Wednesday's Asia Cup clash in Dubai will be an emotionally charged fixture as always. AFP Sport looks at five of the most memorable previous encounters, the first since Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final in June 2017. - Dark day - On the same...

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All In One: Imran, The Cricketer, philanthropist, and politician

Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan who was once known for his illustrious captainship which crowned Pakistan as Cricket Champion in the year of 1992, now is all set to embark on his Premiership voyage to propel his home country into new direction, which he claims "Naya Pakistan." Third-consecutive democratic transfer of power's result has not been completely released by the Election...

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Shahid Afridi congratulates IK over winning polls

Former cricketer, star boom boom Shahid Afrid congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's chairman Imran Khan for winning in 2018 elections, hoping the latter to stand accordingly with the people's expectation. Congrat PTI and @ImranKhanPTI on a truly historic victory! The 22 yr old struggle has finally paid off & deservedly. Pakistanis have a lot of expectations from u I really hope u...

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Asia Cup: Arch Rivals Pakistan and India to play against on 19 Sept

India and Pakistan will face off in Dubai after drawing the same group for this year's Asia Cup, the International Cricket Council announced Tuesday. India suspended bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai attacks but the two teams continue to play each other in international tournaments, including the Champions Trophy final in England last year. This year's Asia...

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Cricketers urges nation to vote for Pakistan

Web Desk: Pakistan's former and current cricket players have taken to social media and urged masses to cast their vote for Pakistan on July 25th. Former cricketer and legendary batsmen Younis Khan took to social media and urged masses to vote for MMA candidate and his legal adviser Muhammad Aleem Khan Ghouri contesting from NA-239 Karachi constituency. My Legal Advisor,...

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Tour de France re-starts after farmers’ protest

The Tour de France 16th stage re-started on Tuesday after a brief halt when national gendarmes used tear gas near the peloton to break up a protest by farmers. Bales of hay blocked the road 26 kilometres (16 miles) into the day's ride from Carcassonne as farmers demonstrated against a cut in state aid. Among the riders affected by the...

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Ozil resignation sparks public debate over Germany’s relations with Turkish Community

BERLIN - German soccer star Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the national team due to “racism and disrespect” he faced over his Turkish roots triggered a bad-tempered public debate on Monday about the country’s relations with its largest immigrant community. The most prominent German politician of Turkish origin said it would be difficult for the head of the national soccer...

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Wimbledon champion Roger Federer pulls out of Rogers Cup

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has pulled out of next month's ATP Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto due to scheduling concerns. The 36-year-old Federer said he needs to be prudent about how many tournaments he plays in a season. "I'm so disappointed not to play at the Rogers Cup this summer," said world number two Federer. "I had a fantastic...

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Turkey hails Ozil’s decision to quit Germany side

Turkish ministers on Monday warmly applauded the decision of Turkish-origin German footballer Mesut Ozil to quit the national team on the grounds of racism. Ozil, who was born in Germany to a Turkish-origin family, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's...

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Sri Lanka whips South Africa to sweep series 2-0

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Monday completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana Herath wreaked havoc with six wickets. The visitors were all out for 290 in the second session of day four in Colombo, 200 runs short of their highly improbable winning target of 490 on...

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Sri Lanka cricketer suspended after friend accused of hotel rape

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan Test cricketer has been suspended after a Norwegian woman accused his friend of raping her in a hotel room where he was present, an official said Monday. Dhanushka Gunathilaka, 27, and his friend, who cannot be named, took two Norwegian women to the hotel where the player was staying in Colombo in the early hours of...

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Ozil bows out of Germany Team over Erdogan’s wrangle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing 'racism' in the criticism of him after the side's World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's squad ahead of the...

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Imam, Babar tons help Pakistan complete 5-0 whitewash against Zimbabwe

Imamul Haq and Babar Azam's ton help Pakistan to thrash Zimbabwe by 131 runs in last and fifth One-day international (ODI) of the five match series to complete whitewash. Batting first Pakistan scored 364 runs in allotted 50 overs fro the loss of four wickets. Pakistan win the final #ZIMvPAK ODI by 131 runs, with this win they complete their...

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‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after World Cup: Neymar

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation's quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn't look at a ball and didn't want to see any of the remaining matches. "I wouldn't go as far as to say I didn't want to play again but, I didn't want to see a ball, or to see any more football...

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Fakhar Zaman becomes fastest player to score 1000 runs

BULAWAYO:  One more record in the bag of Pakistan, as  opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has become the quickest batsman to score the quickest 1000 runs in one-day international (ODI) history. This feat was achieved by Zaman against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final ODI when he took the field, needing just 20 runs to achieve the milestone It is pertinent...

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Sri Lanka’s Galle stadium could be bulldozed to protect 17th century Dutch Fort

COLOMBO: England could be the last team to take on Sri Lanka at its famed Galle stadium, considered one of the world's most picturesque cricket grounds, when they tour in November. This is because the stadium with views of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean could be demolished because its pavilion stand violates heritage laws protecting a 17th century Dutch fort,...

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Former cricketers praises Fakhar Zaman for hitting double ton in ODI cricket

Web Desk: Former International cricketers, journalists and cricket fans all across the world have congratulated Fakhar Zaman for hitting double ton in One-Day International cricket against Zimbabwe here on Friday. He made not out 209 runs facing 155 deliveries. With this feat, Zaman broke Saeed Anwar’s 21-year-old record for the highest Pakistani ODI innings of 194. Furthermore, along with fellow opener...

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