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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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Zalmi foundation launches Azadi Cup

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi announces the launch of Azadi Cup in KPK which is going to provide a platform for the youth to showcase their talent yet again. To further enhance the excitement of the youth for the Independence fever, Peshawar Zalmi brings you the Azadi Cup which will have 60 teams compete against each other. Top 6 teams will...

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New Zealand calls off Pakistan tour for T20 series

WEB DESK: New Zealand has officially turned down the request of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play T20 international series later this year, local media reported. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Greg Barclay told NEWSHUB, "At the end of the day it came down to following the advisory and the security reports we'd obtained." "There's no doubt they (Pakistan Cricket Board) are disappointed....

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India eager to cement No. 1 status with series win in England

LONDON: India may be the world´s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs abroad. But a series win in England, where Virat Kohli´s men begin a five-Test campaign at Edgbaston on Wednesday, would go some way to ridding India of that unwanted tag. In the past five years, India have won just...

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Mohammad Irfan to feature in Caribbean Premier League

LAHORE: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been called up by the Barbados Tridents for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which runs from August 8 to September 16. The 36-year-old will replace fellow left-armer Junaid Khan, who has become unavailable. Irfan has played just four Tests but has excelled in the white-ball format, where he has taken 83 wickets...

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Pakistan hockey team announces to not participate in Asian games

KARACHI: The Pakistan hockey team on Monday has decided to not participate in the forthcoming Asian games in protest over unpaid salaries. "We won't participate in the Asian Games if we aren't given our due daily allowance," said team skipper Rizwan Senior. "The players have not yet received the daily allowance for the training camp held for Champions Trophy," he...

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Neymar blames ‘brattish’ behaviour on his inner child

Neymar has tackled critics who derided his play-acting at the World Cup, admitting he "overreacts" and blaming his "brat" like behaviour on his inner child. The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted in Russia for his theatrical reactions to challenges which often left the world's most expensive footballer wincing and rolling on the ground. "Boot studs on the shins, kick in...

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Five most eye-catching close-season transfers so far

With Europe's top clubs preparing for the start of the new season, there have already been several headline-grabbing moves in the transfer market, including Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning switch to Juventus and the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon in France. Here, AFP Sport looks at five of the close-season movers who could make the biggest impact: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) Real Madrid (ESP)...

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Rabada, Shamsi set up South Africa’s big win in first one-day clash

Bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi starred on Sunday in South Africa’s five-wicket hammering of Sri Lanka in the first one-day international, some consolation for a disappointing tour. They claimed four wickets each to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 193, a total the visitors passed in just 31 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. South...

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Ton-up Tamim leads Bangladesh to series triumph against Windies

Bangladesh held off a late charge from the West Indies to claim a series-clinching 18-run win in the decisive third and final match of their one-day international duel at Warner Park in St Kitts on Saturday. After Tamim Iqbal's second hundred of the series and a quickfire unbeaten half-century by Mahmudullah paced the visitors to a formidable 301 for six,...

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Barcelona topple Tottenham on penalties after 2-2 draw

Summer signing Arthur marked his Barcelona bow with a mouthwatering goal, as the La Liga champions beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Pasadena, California. Both sides were without their big names for the International Champions Cup clash, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris all still recovering from their...

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Legends hoping for turnaround in sports under Imran Khan

KARACHI: Many of sports’ legendary figures in Pakistan have expressed hope that the graph of cricket, hockey, squash and other sports could see a significant rise and revival in the tenure of former cricket captain-turned-politician Imran Khan who will be taking over as the new prime minister in the next few days after his party Tehreek-e-Insaaf swept a majority of...

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Eng v Ind: Adil Rashid claps back at Vaughan for calling his test selection as “ridiculous”.

Adil Rashid is English and the selectors believe he is one of the best bowlers in the country. So why has the Yorkshire leg-spinner's recall for next week's first Test against India at Edgbaston provoked such a furious response, with former England captain Michael Vaughan calling the decision "a stab in the back for county cricket"? In February, the 30-year-old...

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PTI mulls over removing Najam Sethi as PCB chairman

Web Desk: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) which is heading the polls in general elections 2018 and likely to make government in centre has decided to remove Najam Sethi as PCB chief, sources informed Newsone. According to details the PCB chief would be removed as he was allegedly appointed on political grounds by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. It must be...

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World wide Cricket fraternity congratulates Imran

Cricket fraternity across the globe are taking to the social media and sending out their sincere felicitations to the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan for leading in Election polls 2018 as per the partial result declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Ian Bishop, Former West Indies cricketer, extended his heartiest congratulations and greeted him by saying...

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Star proteas bowler Dale Steyn to bow out from white-ball cricket after 2019 CWC

JOHANNESBURG: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is hoping to make a triumphant farewell to one-day international cricket at the 2019 World Cup by delivering the trophy to the Proteas for the first time. Steyn, who will turn 36 three days before South Africa´s World Cup opening match against England on May 30 next year, has spent most of the...

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Peshawar Zalmi felicitates Imran Khan on PTI victory in general polls

LAHORE:Chairman Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi Thursday extended his heartiest congregations to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan on his party’s victory in the general elections. “Imran rendered meritorious services to our national cricket as captain and a quality cricketer and now he led PTI in a trend setting way which helped it (PTI) to win the general elections of the country...

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