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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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Kohli rises to top ICC test batting rankings

Virat Kohli broke new ground by topping the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batting rankings for the first time in his career when the latest edition was published Sunday. The India captain, already at the head of the equivalent one-day international batting chart, found himself at the summit of these standings after scoring 149 — his maiden Test century in...

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Bangladesh start strong in T20 bounce-back bid against Windies

Half-centuries by Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan paced Bangladesh to a competitive 171 for five batting first against the West Indies in the second fixture of a three-match T20 International series at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Saturday. Needing victory to keep the series alive ahead of the final match at the same venue on Sunday, the...

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Peshawar Zalmi to hold 3rd National Youth Summit in Gilgit Baltistan

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi, through the Zalmi Foundation, is co-hosting the 3rd National Youth Summit Pakistan along with Center for Sustainability Research and Practice (CSRP), University of Lahore, IIUI, Karakoram International University (KIU), and Islamic Research Institute (IRI) at Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit Baltistan. The event will be held on 8th,9th, and 10th August 2018. "After successfully executing events...

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Stokes treble sees England to thrilling win over India

Ben Stokes took three wickets on Saturday, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli, as England won the first Test by 31 runs in a thrilling finish at Edgbaston.   The all-rounder, who could miss next week's second Test of a five-match series at Lord's because of a court trial on a charge of affray starting Monday, took two...

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Big-hitting Gayle foresees sixes at 2019 World Cup

NEW DELHI: Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is confident he will still be hitting sixes at the World Cup next year and insists his explosive style has changed the one-day game. Gayle is a well known one-day mercenary appearing in T20 events around the world and has scored more than 3,000 runs in the Indian Premier League — including...

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Is Najam Sethi quitting as PCB chief?

| By: Waqas Jawaid |   The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) which has emerged as the winning party in general elections 2018 and likely to make government in centre with Imran Khan to become possible prime minister of Pakistan, it seems like Najam Sethi has finally decided to resign as PCB chief. The veteran journalist and PCB chief while giving reply...

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Former WWE champion Kane elected mayor in Tennessee

Web Desk: Glenn Jacobs, who is best known to fans Kane in WWE, has been elected as the mayor of the Knox County, Tennessee. According to details the former WWE world heavyweight champion and brother of Undertaker will be succeeding Tim Burchett to take over the mayor position. The oath ceremony is line up to be held on September 1....

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Ashwin and Sharma leave England reeling in 1st Test

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma ripped through the cream of England's batting to leave India in command on the third day of the first Test at Edgbaston on Friday. At lunch, England had slumped to 86 for six in their second innings, a lead of just 99 runs. Fast bowler Sharma, who at lunch had figures of three for 21...

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SLC scraps plans to emulate IPL tournament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Thur­sday shelved long-delayed plans for a Twenty20 competition akin to the massively lucrative Indian Premier League, instead announcing a local tournament with no foreign players. With an eye on the billions of dollars and millions of viewers drawn to the IPL, the island nation launched its own premier league in 2012 but the competition...

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Virat Kohli scores his first Test century in England

India captain Virat Kohli completed a notable personal milestone at Edgbaston on Thursday when he scored his first Test hundred in England. Kohli, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, managed just 134 runs in five Tests at an average of 13.4 on his maiden tour of England four years ago. But the now 29-year-old India skipper was on...

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Root run out triggers England collapse

BIRMINGHAM: Joe Root´s run out by opposing captain Virat Kohli sparked an England collapse against India on the opening day of the first Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday and may have set the tone for the series after the tourists´ skipper gave him a colourful and controversial send-off. At stumps, England were 285 for nine in what is their 1,000th...

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De Kock steers South Africa to 2-0 lead in Sri Lanka

DAMBULLA: Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock hit an attacking 87 to guide South Africa to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international in Dambulla on Wednesday. Chasing 245 for victory, the visitors rode on a 91-run opening partnership between de Kock and Hashim Amla, who scored 43, to achieve their target with more than seven overs to...

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Chris Gayle equals Boom Boom Afridi’s record of hitting most sixes in international cricket

Web Desk: WIndies star batsman Chris Gayle joins superstar Shahid Afridi as king of sixes in International cricket. Chris Gayle smashed five sixes against Bangladesh in the third and final One-day International (ODI) at Warner Park in St Kitts to become the most number of six hitter in International cricket. The West Indies batsman, who scored a blistering 73-run from...

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Serena Williams handed worst defeat of her career at WTA San Jose

Serena Williams suffered the most lopsided loss of her career at the WTA San Jose event on Tuesday, losing the final 12 games in a shocking first-round upset to unseeded Johanna Konta. The 23-time Grand Slam winner struggled mightily against the British No. 1 and former winner Konta, who crushed Williams 6-1, 6-0 in just 51 minutes on the main...

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Pakistan averts hockey boycott after federation assures allowances to be paid

KARACHI: Pakistan has averted an Asian Games boycott by its hockey players after the country´s federation gave assurances that overdue daily allowances would be paid in full before the multi-sports event begins in Indonesia later this month. The Pakistan men´s team are the most successful at the Asian Games with eight gold medals but players had threatened to skip the...

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Kohli hopeful of good performance in England Test series

BIRMINGHAM: Virat Kohli is ready to trust in his own game as he looks to prove he can score runs in England. The India captain is one of the leading batsmen in world cricket and the 29-year-old may well be an all-time great by the time his career is finished. But while his overall Test batting record of 5,554 runs...

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