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Faldo Champion Omar Khalid Grabs The Leaderboard of National Golf Championship

Sixteen-year-old Omar Khalid fired another steady round on the third day of the 60th National Amateur Golf Championship to become the sole leader ahead of the final round here at the Karachi Golf Club on Saturday. The lanky Omar, who shared the lead on the second day with Salman Khan after carding an impressive 71, scored 74 in the third...

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Australian cricket legend Dean Jones passes away in India

Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in India, it emerged on Thursday. He suffered a cardiac arrest in Mumbai. The Aussie great had served as coach to the Pakistan Super League side Karachi Kings. Dean Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia during an international career which spanned 8 years between 1984 and 1992. He scored 3631 runs...

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Zimbabwe officially cleared to tour Pakistan for ODI, T20 series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that it will host Zimbabwe for a limited-overs series which is scheduled for October-November. "Needless to say, we at ZC are bursting with excitement as we look forward to playing cricket again and representing our nation with pride and passion in Pakistan," said Zimbabwe Cricket Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani. The Africans are expected...

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Shaheen Afridi becomes first Pakistani bowler to take 4 consecutive wickets in T20 cricket

Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi on Sunday became the first Pakistani bowler to take four wickets off four consecutive deliveries in a T20 match. Afridi performed this feat while representing Hampshire against Middlesex in a T20 Vitality Blast match. In the match played in Southampton, Afridi dismissed both of Middlesex's top-scorers before dismantling their tail in the decisive 18th...

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PCB signs $200m satellite broadcast deal with PTV Sports

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday inked a satellite broadcast deal with the national sports television and signed a further agreement to secure cable distribution with I-Media Communication Services. The broadcast deal will be effective for the 2020-2023 cycle. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Imran Khan who is also the patron of the...

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Saudi Arabia looks at Pakistan to help promote cricket in kingdom

ISLAMABAD: Given the fast-growing interest of cricket in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia is keen to seek Pakistan’s help in the promotion of the game. This was stated by the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Ahmad Al-Maliky, who called on Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fahmida Mirza on Thursday. Maintaining that the Pakistan cricket team is...

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PM Imran says ignoring merit in institutions weakens the system

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that recruiting people on personal recommendations while ignoring merit in institutions weakens the system. According to the details, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a Domestic Cricket Broadcasting Agreement Signing ceremony in Islamabad. While addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the signing of the Domestic Cricket Broadcasting Agreement between Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)...

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England’s Dawid Malan overthrow Pakistan’s Babar Azam as top T20I batsman

KARACHI: England's Dawid Malan has toppled Pakistan's Babar Azam as the top Twenty20 international (T20I) batter in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) batting rankings. According to an update from the ICC's Twitter account, Malan "topped the run-scoring charts in the #ENGvAUS series, has jumped four places on the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's T20I Rankings". https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1303604425483784192 "Dawid Malan rises to No.1," the...

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Novak Djokovic defaults out of US Open after hitting line judge with ball

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic’s charge to his 18th Grand Slam title ended on Sunday after the Serbian defaulted following his petulant swipe at the ball that hit a line judge in the throat that resulted in the world number one's disqualification from the US Open. The dramatic moment came when the overwhelming title favourite reacted angrily to going 5-6 down...

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Lionel Messi not leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi ended intense speculation about his future on Friday by saying he will remain with Barcelona for another year — but only because he did not want to enter a court battle with the club about his contract. The Argentine six-times world player of the year had told the club last month that he wanted to leave, insisting a...

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PCB chief opens up about cricket’s ‘big three’

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani said that he was against the appointment of the next International Cricket Council's head from the sport's "big three". In an interview with Forbes, the PCB boss said that support had deepened for "progressive reform to address financial inequity among nations". India's Shashank Manohar stepped down as chairman of the International Cricket Council in July...

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Neymar one of three PSG stars to test positive for coronavirus

Neymar was one of three Paris Saint-Germain stars to have contracted the coronavirus, a well-placed source told AFP on Wednesday, after the Champions League runners-up announced several positive tests. “Three Paris Saint-Germain players have confirmed positive Sars CoV2 tests and are subject to the appropriate health protocol,” PSG said in a statement. “All of the players and coaching staff will...

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Sports: The Ins and Outs of Rollerblading

Streetwise, or just skimming across that vast asphalt with your fiber rollerblades? Do you even have rollerblades or know how to get going with them? If not, read on because we shall get you going with this fast action sport. Rollerblading is a great way to stay in shape and boost your stamina. It is also good for your nervous...

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ICC T20I rankings: Babar Azam retains top slot with 869 points

Pakistan Cricketer Babar Azam continues to be the number one ranked T20 batsman in International Cricket Council ICC Ranking. Babar Azam is at the top of the rankings with 869 points. https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1301082787026436096 Mohammad Hafeez and Shaheen Shah Afridi have made impressive gains in the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings following stellar performances in the just-concluded series against England, which ended in an...

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Pakistan defeat England in final T20 to level series

MANCHESTER: Mohammad Hafeez and teenage debutant Haider Ali both starred with the bat for Pakistan in the third and final T20I as the men in green ended their tour of England with a five-run win at Old Trafford on Tuesday. It was Pakistan's first victory in 66 days in England and meant they squared this three-match series at 1-1 after...

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Pakistan gets one last chance to salvage England tour in third T20I

In the last week of June, Saeed Ajmal had annoyed some Pakistan die-hards by bluntly saying that Azhar Ali's men may not win even a single Test in England. On the chat boards he was vilified, called disgruntled for not landing PCB jobs and whatnot. Ajmal's grim prediction, also backed by Basit Ali, is on the brink of becoming a cold reality. Another...

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Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave

MADRID: Argentinian striker Lionel Messi on Tuesday informed Barcelona he wants to leave the club after a tumultuous season with the Spanish giants. Messi's lawyers sent Barcelona a fax in which they announced Messi's desire to rescind his contract by triggering a release clause, sending shockwaves throughout the world of football. Barcelona have yet to officially react but are understood...

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