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Cricketer Imad Wasim ties knot with Sannia Ashfaq

ISLAMABAD: Imad Wasim became the second Pakistani cricketer after Hassan Ali to tie the knot this week. The all-rounder’s nikkah to British-Pakistani Sannia Ashfaq was held on Saturday at the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. His wedding dinner will take place on August 26 in Islamabad and invites to notable people including Prime Minister Imran Khan have been sent out.

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World Cup 2019: Fakhar Zaman, a soldier midst players

Fakhar Zaman was still establishing himself in the Pakistan team when Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball in the Champions Trophy final triggered his unlikely rise from navy sailor to World Cup talisman. India appeared to have made the perfect start in the 2017 Champions Trophy showpiece when Zaman edged to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni off Bumrah. However, the Indian fast bowler had overstepped...

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Grieving Asif Ali rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration. Asif left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving...

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Politics and sports to mix again in India-Pakistan clash at World Cup

NEW DELHI: The old adage that sports and politics do not mix will ring hollow again when former champions India and Pakistan clash in a World Cup match on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Bilateral cricketing ties between the two have remained suspended since 2008 and relations further soured in February this year after an attack that killed...

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ICC warns off ‘corruptors’ from Cricket World Cup

The head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit said on Friday he had been in direct contact with around 12 “corruptors” to warn them off the World Cup. Match fixing or spot fixing, where gamblers try to influence specific incidents in a game, remains one of the biggest problems facing cricket, particularly in countries such as India, the...

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Armed security personnel to be deployed at Indo-Pak World Cup match

British authorities have decided to deploy armed security personnel for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup clash between Pakistan and India, in Manchester, UK, British media reported. Pakistan and India are set to face off at Old Trafford Ground in Manchester on June 16 in the forthcoming World Cup 2019, for which immense enthusiasm prevails among fans of both the...

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Pakistan’s Nida Dar creates history with 37-ball 75 against South Africa

Pakistan women team's graceful all-rounder Nida Dar created history on Wednesday with her 37-ball 75 in the fourth T20i against the South Africa women team in Benoni. Dar's half-century, achieved with 20 deliveries, is the second fastest ever in Twenty20 format by any female cricketer. Just two deliveries short of record holding New Zealander Sophie Devine, Dar still managed to...

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Official kit of Pakistan Cricket Team released for World Cup

The official kit of the Pakistan cricket team for the World Cup 2019 has been released. The Pakistan Cricket Board took to Twitter to release pictures of the World Cup kit, the Pakistan cricket team will be donning at this year’s tournament in England. Pakistan begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 30 ay Trent Bridge in...

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Junaid Khan protests over his in exclusion from World Cup squad

KARACHI: Fast bowler Junaid Khan on Monday protested over his exclusion from the World Cup squad with a picture showing his mouth covered with black tape. “I don't want to say anything. Truth is bitter,” captioned the player his picture, hours after the announcement of Mohammad Amir's inclusion in the World Cup squad by the chief selector Inzimamul Haq, replacing...

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Cricketer Asif Ali’s daughter passes away after battling cancer stage IV

All-rounder Asif Ali's daughter passed away on Sunday after a battle with stage IV cancer. In April, Ali shared on Twitter that his daughter was fighting cancer and his family members were taking her to the United States for treatment. Asif Ali ✔@AasifAli2018 My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to US for her...

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Pakistan final squad announced; Amir, Wahab in for the World Cup

LAHORE: The Chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket Team, Inzamam-ul-Haq on Monday announced the final squad led by Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for the upcoming World Cup to played in England. According to the announcement, Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf have been dropped and are replaced by pacer Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir. Pakistan finalises make-up of World Cup squadhttps://t.co/I4xFbvC5sF #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/tTdA8iC6Pj...

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Root, Morgan help England close 351

TRENT BRIDGE: Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan help England close 351 runs with nine dismissals as Pakistan seeks to avoid a whitewash in a slightly improved bowling and fielding performance in fifth and final one day international at Trent Bridge. Root, 84 and Morgan, 76 took stand against Green Shirts with fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi claiming four wickets....

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Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed regrets not appealing Curran run out in fourth ODI

NOTTINGHAM: Tom Curran played an important knock towards the end of the England innings which secured the team’s win against Pakistan in the fourth ODI. Curran batting at No 8 scored 31 from 30 balls which was part of a 61-run partnership with Ben Stokes at a time when it seemed the match had slipped away from England. Tom Curran,...

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ICC releases official song for the upcoming World Cup 2019

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Song “Stand By” is now available to the world as the countdown to the tournament enters the final two weeks. “Stand By” - a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental – will be played in ground and city events across the tournament as...

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Asif Ali, M Amir might join Pakistan World Cup squad

BRISTOL: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq are considering batsman Asif Ali and fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, sources said on Thursday. It has been decided that in order to make room for Ali and Amir, struggling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and the rising star, opener...

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Eoin Morgan suspended for one day match against Pakistan due to slow over rate

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday suspended England captain Eoin Morgan for upcoming one day international against Pakistan in Nottingham for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third ODI against Pakistan on Tuesday. The English captain has also been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while the rest of the team was fined 20pc of their match...

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Shadab Khan clears blood test, affirmed fit for World Cup

LAHORE: Leg-Spinner Shadab Khan, after testing negative for virus in his blood, was declared fit to play the World Cup 2019, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a press release on Tuesday. Khan will leave for London on Thursday, May 16, and the next day will consult Dr Patrick Kennedy and will join the Pakistan team in Bristol on...

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