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Warzone: Indo-Pak do-or-die clash, Pakistan wins toss

Web Desk: In the all important clash, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first. Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan were called back into the squad after resting them in the last game against Afghanistan. Pakistan faces India in the Super Four stage in Asia Cup today (Sunday) at the Dubai International Stadium. With the final of Asia Cup...

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Kohli just wants India to ‘cross the line’

LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli has no qualms over who stars for his side so long as they win. The tourists head into the second Test at Lord´s starting Thursday 1-0 down in a five-match series after England won the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs last week. That was despite star batsman Kohli making exactly 200 runs in...

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Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in record deal, Courtois heads for Real

LONDON: Spain´s Kepa Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in history on Wednesday after Chelsea confirmed his 80 million euro (£71.6 million, $92 million) move from Athletic Bilbao. Kepa´s arrival at Stamford Bridge came shortly after Chelsea had agreed to sell Belgian international 'keeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid for a reported fee of 35 million euros. The 23-year-old has...

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Roger Federer turns 37

Web-Desk: Roger Fedrer who is a Swiss Professional Tennis Player who remained World Number One tennis Player in ATP rankings for about six years and won 20 grand slams in his career, turned 37 today. The Swiss Superman is currently ranked world No.2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He also holds a record for...

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Ricky Ponting says Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket

Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial "shock" to world cricket. Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with batsman Bancroft — the man who sandpapered the ball in a...

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Afghanistan to hold cricket league in UAE

Web Desk: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday has allowed Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to hold Afghanistan Premier League (APL) in United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year.   According to details, UAE has agreed to support the league by hosting its matches in Sharjah. The correspondence received from ICC has confirmed the approval of the league by cricket’s global...

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Muhammad Hafeez mulls to avoid signing central contract after demoted to ‘B’ category

KARACHI: According to Newsone, senior player and all rounder Muhammad Hafeez who was demoted to Category B under the new central contract, is pondering not to sign the contract. According to sources privy to development,  Hafeez has expressed strong reservations over the new contract which demoted him to the second tier category. It is pertinent to mention that 37-year-old, who...

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Tennis star Serena Williams struggling with “postpartum emotions”

Serena Williams says she is suffering from "postpartum emotions" as the 23-time Grand Slam winner struggles to deal with juggling family life and tennis. The 36-year-old American is seeking to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 WTA season due to a pregnancy. "I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to three years...

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ICC chief says ball tampering, bad behaviour threatens ‘cricket’s DNA’

Global cricket boss David Richardson declared that ball tampering and bad behaviour threatened "cricket's DNA" and would not be tolerated by fans in the wake of the Australia cheating scandal. The International Cricket Council chief executive said the "public has spoken" on bad behaviour in the game as he delivered the annual MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's...

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Javed Afridi voices his support for Najam Sethi to continue as PCB chairman

Web Desk: As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) is all set to form government in centre and Imran Khan would become the next prime minister of Pakistan it would be difficult for Najam Sethi to retain his position as PCB chief. The veteran journalist and PCB chief while giving reply to one of his fan on twitter has announced that he will...

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Zalmi cup to kick off from tomorrow under Peshawar Zalmi’s patronage

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi, through the Zalmi Foundation, has arranged the Zalmi Azadi Cup which will start from tomorrow. The opening two matches for tomorrow will be played in the Arbab Niaz Stadium. Chairman Javed Afridi, has dedicated this cup to all those who have laid their lives for this country. The number 1 team of PSL in terms of...

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Reeza Hendricks’ ton on debut inspires South Africa to ODI series

Batsman Reeza Hendricks smashed a century on his one-day international debut to set up South Africa's series-clinching 78-run win over Sri Lanka in the third match in Pallekele on Sunday. Hendricks made 102 off 89 deliveries to help South Africa post 363-7 before they bowled out the hosts for 285 in 45.2 overs and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in...

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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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