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PSL 4: Swing King Wasim Akram joins Karachi Kings as president

KARACHI: Former Skipper of Pakistan cricket team and King of swing Wasim Akram on Wednesday joined Karachi Kings as president of the team for the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Wasim Akram was a mentor and coach of Islamabad United in the first two editions. The legendary cricketer had also served Multan Sultans. "I am proud to announce...

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Rizwan Senior named captain as Pakistan announced squad for Hockey World Cup

Web Desk: Pakistan Hockey Federation on Wednesday has announced the squad for forthcoming Hockey World Cup, scheduled in India at the end of this month. According to the Chief Selector, Islahuddin Siddiqui, Rizwan Senior will lead the team while Immad Butt will be the Vice Captain. Other squad members include; Irfan Senior, Irfan Junior, Ejaz Ahmad, Abu Bakar, Mubashar Ali,...

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‘My comments over Kashmir issue misinterpreted by Indian media,’ clarifies Shahid Afridi

Web Desk: Veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi on Wednesday has rejected the Indian media reports regarding his statement on Kashmir issue. "My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights", he tweeted. My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm...

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World T20: Javeria Khan’s 74* helps Pakistan defeat Ireland

GUYANA: On Tuesday, Pakistan Women captain Javeria Khan’s unbeaten knock of 74 off 52 balls gave Pakistan their first win of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in West Indies. In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. Batting...

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Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan jump career-high ODI rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman and spinner Shadab Khan achieved career-high rankings in the latest ICC one-day international rankings. Fakhar jumped six places to number 11 in the rankings, after his theatrics with the bat in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. The 28-year-old finished the series with scores of 88 and 65. On the other hand, Shadab, who...

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Qatar mulls over offering to host World Cup teams abroad: organizer

PARIS: Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organising committee told AFP on Monday. Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four years time. When asked...

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Star Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe to stand in election

DHAKA: Bangladesh´s one-day international captain Mashrafe Mortaza will stand in next month´s election, the ruling party announced Monday, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina endorsed the superstar´s foray into politics. A photograph of 35-year-old Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, alongside Hasina ran on the front pages of many newspapers in the South Asian nation of 160 million. A...

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Man City dominate Man Utd, Liverpool win but Chelsea, Arsenal stumble

LONDON: Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title challenge to the champions with a 2-0 victory over Fulham. Chelsea, like the top two, remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri but lost ground in a goalless draw at home to Everton....

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Pakistan-NZ tie series 1-1 after final ODI abandoned

DUBAI: Pakistan and New Zealand draw their three-match ODI series 1-1 after the final game abandoned due to rain in Dubai on Sunday. New Zealand were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when rain halted play.- Batting first, Pakistan set New Zealand a target of 280-runs to win the Final One-day International played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Babar Azam's 92...

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India beat West Indies on final ball to sweep T20 series

CHENNAI, India: Opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with 92 as India beat West Indies by six wickets in Chennai on Sunday to sweep the three-match Twenty20 International series. Chasing 181, the hosts rode on a 130-run stand between Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, who hit 58, to achieve their target on the last ball of the match. Pant was out in the...

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Haier Pakistan to sponsor National hockey team till 2020

Haier Pakistan has become the title sponsor for Pakistan Hockey Team & Pakistan Hockey Federation till 2020. The MoU was signed by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials and Javed Afridi, CEO Haier and chairman Peshawar Zalmi, at a ceremony in Lahore. On this occasion that Javed Afridi said "Hockey is our national sport and we are recognized throughout the...

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Corey Anderson joins Pakistan Super League for fourth edition

Web Desk: New Zealand All-rounder Corey Anderson has signed up for Pakistan Super League Fourth edition in the Platinum category. Anderson, 27, has been inducted in the platinum category of the PSL draft, which is scheduled to take place on November 20th. Hello hello! We have some more Platinum roster news for you. New Zealand all rounder @coreyanderson78 joins our...

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Pakistan Squad announced for Test series against New Zealand

On Saturday, Pakistan Cricket Board selection committee  announced 15 men squad against Nee Zealand Test series. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead the team against Kiwis. In last Test Series, Pakistan was triumph against the Australian side. The three match Test series will commence from November 16 in Abu Dhabi. The second Test match is scheduled to be played in Dubai...

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Imam head injury overshadows Pakistan triumph

Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Friday but the match was overshadowed by a worrying injury to opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq who was taken to hospital after being hit by a short ball. Imam, on 16, was forced to retire after a short delivery from fast bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the...

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Australia beat proteas to break losing streak

Adelaide, Australia: Australia snapped a seven-game losing streak to beat South Africa by seven runs in the second one-dayer in Adelaide on Friday, keeping the series alive and boosting their battered confidence. Set 232 to win, the Proteas could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday The...

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2nd ODI: Pakistan beat NZ by six wickets to level series 1-1

ABU DHABI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan reach the target in 40.3 overs. Batting...

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