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Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya suspended from bowling over illegal action

DUBAI: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month´s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to a 3-0 whitewash. He...

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Preparations for the third edition of Global Zalmi League continue in full swing

Web Desk: Pakistan's Biggest Sports Entity, Peshawar Zalmi's, Global Zalmi league has motivated different countries to start preparing for this massive league. After Dubai Zalmi, Bahrain Zalmi has stepped up in action and the players have rejoiced. Bahrain conducted camp and practice at Manama in which around 50 cricketers participated. The former captain of Bahrain cricket team, Ashraf Baig, gave...

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First T20I: Pakistan thrashes Australia by 66 runs

ABU DHABI: Pakistan thrashed Australia by 66 runs in the first match of three-T20I series played at Abu-Dhabi Cricket stadium on Wednesday. Batting first Pakistan have set 156-runs target for Australia to chase down. In response Australia were all out after scoring 89 runs. Imad Wasim picked up three wickets, whereas, Faheem Asharaf and Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up two wickets each....

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Ronaldo helps Juve sink Man Utd as Real Madrid win but fail to convince

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Old Trafford with a victory as Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Champions League, while under-pressure Real Madrid got back to winning ways. Julen Lopetegui's days as Madrid coach still look numbered despite seeing the reigning European champions beat Viktoria Plzen on a night in which both Bayern Munich and Manchester City won...

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India’s skipper Virat Kohli reaches to fastest 10,000 ODI runs

India's skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest-ever batsmen to reach 10,000 One-day International (ODI) runs, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam. The 29-year-old surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001. Kohli, playing his 213th ODI, took a single off spinner Ashley...

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Pakistan face Australia with Twenty20 top ranking at stake

ABU DHABI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is confident his team can defend their world number one ranking in a stern challenge from Australia in a three-match Twenty20 series starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Sarfraz led Pakistan to a tri-series triumph by beating Australia in the final at Harare in July this year and needs to win at least one...

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Sana Mir tops bowler rankings in World Cricket

Veteran Pakistan Women’s cricketer Sana Mir has risen to the top of ICC ODI bowling rankings, adding yet another accolade to her list of achievements representing the country. The 32-year-old former captain clinched the number one spot after bowling performances of 3/26, 1/37 and 3/53 against Australia in the recent ICC Women’s Championship series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pakistan were...

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WWE Champion reveals that he is fighting cancer for 11 years

WWE superstar Roman Reigns shocked his fans on ‘Monday Night Raw’ when he revealed he has been battling leukemia for 11 years. Reigns, whose real name is Leati Joseph Anoa'I, announced he was relinquishing the WWE Universal championship due to the diagnosis. "My real name is Joe, and I've been living with leukemia for 11 years," Reigns told the crowd...

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Peshawar Zalmi start preparations for the 3rd edition of Global Zalmi League

Web Desk: PSL's number 1 brand in terms of brand value, Peshawar Zalmi, has started preparing for the Global Zalmi League 3rd edition. For the third edition, Dubai Zalmi has started their trials in UAE. The trials are being conducted in Madina Cricket Club Sharjah and around 150 players came to participate. Dubai Zalmi won the 1st Global Zalmi League...

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PCB discards Al Jazeera’s spot-fixing allegations

Web Desk: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday has rejected the allegations of spot fixing leveled by Al Jazeera. In a press release issued on Monday it was mentioned that “PCB is committed to its fight against corruption in cricket. It has and continues to cooperate, assist and coordinate with the ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit in respect of investigations...

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Australia, England reject cricket fixing as probe launched

SYDNEY: Australia and England on Monday rejected fresh allegations about corruption in cricket by television news channel Al Jazeera, which claimed there had been 26 spot-fixing incidents in 15 international matches. In a follow-up documentary to one aired earlier this year, the Qatari-based broadcaster reported on Sunday that a small group of England players allegedly cheated in seven games between...

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England, Australia and Pakistani cricketers are involved in widespread spot-fixing, claims Al Jazeera

London, England: Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered evidence of corruption at the highest levels of international cricket. This time It appears to involve two dozen fixes in 15 international matches. The evidence, from 2011 and 2012, points to a small group of England players allegedly carrying out spot-fixes in seven matches; Australia players in five matches; Pakistan players in...

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Barca victory tarnished as injured Messi set to miss three weeks

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks with a fractured right arm but his last contribution was to help send Barcelona back to the top of La Liga on Saturday. Messi scored and then went off injured as Barca beat Sevilla 4-2 at Camp Nou, in a six-goal thriller that never looked like ending in anything...

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Mohammad Abbas rises to No. 3 in ICC Test bowlers ranking

DUBAI: On Sunday, Mohammad Abbas jumped 11 places to break into the top three in the latest ICC Test bowlers rankings. Taking just 10 Test matches to reach the third ranking, the Pakistani bowler started the series against Australia on number 21 and is now only behind South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada and England’s James Anderson. Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas...

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Cricket world praise Pakistan´s ten-wicket Mohammad Abbas

ABU DHABI: Pakistan´s newest wicket hunter Mohammad Abbas was showered with praise on Saturday after rocking Australia with 17 wickets in the two Tests in Abu Dhabi. The 28-year-old right arm pacer took his maiden ten-wicket haul, with 10-95 (5-33 and 5-62) in the second match for Pakistan´s biggest win of 373 runs in all Test cricket on Friday. The...

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Abdul Qadir’s son gets Australia PM XI nod

SYDNEY: Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistan spin-bowling great Abdul, was named in a Prime Minister´s XI to face South Africa on Friday, inching a little closer to his goal of one day representing Australia. The 25-year-old, a leg-spinner like his father, moved to Australia to play for in 2016 and is hoping to become a citizen in 2020 and...

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New Zealand’s Martin Guptill out of Pakistan series

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's limited-overs opening batsman Martin Guptill will miss the upcoming series against Pakistan after straining his calf playing domestic cricket, officials said Friday. Selector Gavin Larsen said Guptill had no choice but to withdraw from the one-day international and T20 squads to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. "Unfortunately for Martin it will take him some time...

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