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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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Pakistan, England face off on first day of Manchester test

MANCHESTER: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Although the Manchester skies were overcast, skipper Azhar Ali told Sky Sports: "Obviously the overhead conditions will help the bowlers but we were very clear in our heads that we want to bat first. "Because of the composition of the...

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Pakistan announces 16-member Test squad for England series

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the 16-member Test squad for the England Test series, with Azhar Ali as captain. According to a tweet from the PCB, the squad will comprise: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam (vc), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imam, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan...

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US athlete Carl Lewis says aspiring Pakistani long jumper has ‘perfect mindset’

Multiple Olympic award-winning athlete Carl Lewis, on Monday lauded an aspiring Pakistani long jumper whose video went viral on social media after he jumped over 12 parked motorcycles. Lewis — who has nine gold and one silver Olympic medals, as well as 10 World Championships medals, to his name — tweeted about the young man, praising him for "his lack of fear". https://twitter.com/Carl_Lewis/status/1290266847451836418...

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Pandemic not over yet: Cricketers urge Pakistan to stay cautious on Eid

Members of Pakistan's male and female cricket teams have delivered an important message on Eid-ul-Adha, urging the nation to also sacrifice their traditional mingling and wear masks in order to curb the threat of Covid-19. In a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board, names such as Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Bismah Maroof, Naseem Shah and more teamed up to...

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Umar Akmal’s suspension reduced to 18 months from 3 years

LAHORE: Batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year suspension, which was slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Disciplinary Panel for not reporting approaches by corrupt elements, has been reduced to 18 months. The PCB had imposed a three-year-ban on Akmal after he had violated the Article 2.4.4 of the PCB's code of conduct on two occasions. Speaking to the media...

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ICC Test Rankings: Ben Stokes replaces Jason Holder to become No 1 Test all-rounder

After the completion of the second Test between England and West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has released another update in the Test rankings of cricketers. The outstanding show of Ben Stokes in the Manchester Test has earned him the top-most spot in ICC Players all-rounder rankings. The incredible English cricketer has leapfrogged his counterpart Jason Holder to become...

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Amir to join Pakistan squad in England

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who had initially pulled out of the England tour, will join the Pakistan squad following the birth of his second daughter last week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday. The white-ball specialist and masseur Mohammad Imran underwent Covid-19 tests on Monday and they must register two negative results before they can join the team...

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Coronavirus: ICC postpones Men’s T20 World Cup 2020

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday postponed the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ICC, in a statement, said that at the meeting of the IBC Board, windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed to bring clarity to the calendar to recover from the disruption caused by...

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Fast bowler Mohammad Amir welcomes baby daughter

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir on Thursday welcomed a baby daughter, announcing the news on his social media. Amir wrote on Twitter that he and his wife, Narjis Khan, had named their newborn daughter Zoya Amir. "Alhumdulillah finally ALLAH ki rehmat zoya amir," the left-arm fast bowler wrote. https://twitter.com/iamamirofficial/status/1283801948140036097

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Pakistani spinner Kashif Bhatti cleared by ECB after testing negative for coronavirus

The England Cricket Board on Thursday cleared Pakistan left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti, after he tested negative for the coronavirus. Bhatti, who is currently in England for the upcoming Test series, tested positive for coronavirus upon arrival in UK and was under self-isolation. The ECB spokesman said that the Pakistani player has been given permission to integrate with the squad after...

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Judgment reserved on Umar Akmal’s three-year ban appeal

An independent adjudicator on Monday reserved the judgment on cricketer Umar Akmal's appeal against his three-year ban, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced. The PCB, in a press release, said that the adjudicator, former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, after listening to the arguments of both sides, reserved the judgement. The PCB did not mention when the...

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Asia Cup 2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, says ACC

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced on Thursday that this year's Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Pakistan in September, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the ACC said that the executive board met on multiple occasions to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on the tournament. https://twitter.com/ACCMedia1/status/1281210026397298689 "From the onset, the board was...

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Pakistan rejects BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s claims of Asia Cup being cancelled

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday reacted strongly to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly’s claim that Asia Cup has been called off due to coronavirus pandemic. “Saurav Ganguly’s statement regarding the Asia Cup 2020 that it stands cancelled has no merit,” PCB’s media director Samiul Hasan was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times. “It...

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Haider Ali, Imran Khan Sr, Kashif Bhatti depart to join Pakistan team in England

Haider Ali, Imran Khan Sr. and Kashif Bhatti, along with a masseur Malang Ali, on Wednesday departed for England after testing negative for Covid-19 in back-to-back tests. The quartet will reach London via a connecting commercial flight from Dubai and travel to Worcester by bus. The group will be re-tested when they arrive in Worcester and will only be allowed...

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Afridi makes astonishing claim about Indian team asking for forgiveness from Pakistan

Former Pakistani cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has made a startling claim that Indian cricketers have asked for forgiveness from the men in green on multiple occasions after losing the cricket match to Pakistani players. Afridi in an interview with Cric Cast on YouTube, said that he has always enjoyed playing against the arch rivals and on some occasions in which Pakistan...

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Remaining PSL V 2020 matches to be played in Nov

The franchisees and the PCB reiterated their most preferred option remained the staging of the remaining four matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 in November. Having expressed that optimism, they acknowledged there were a number of moving pieces due to the Covid-19 pandemic and agreed to continue to review and monitor the situation internally before making recommendations to...

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