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Google Doodle pays tribute to veteran squash player Hashim Khan

Google Doodle is paying tribute to Pakistani squash player Hashim Khan, widely revered as one of the sport’s all-time greatest players. On this day in 1951, Khan won the British Open Squash Championships, propelling him from relative obscurity to the status of an international icon. Born in 1914, Khan was raised in Nawakilli, Peshawar, a small village in what was...

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Google Doodle pays tribute to veteran squash player Hashim Khan

Google Doodle is paying tribute to Pakistani squash player Hashim Khan, widely revered as one of the sport’s all-time greatest players. On this day in 1951, Khan won the British Open Squash Championships, propelling him from relative obscurity to the status of an international icon. Born in 1914, Khan was raised in Nawakilli, Peshawar, a small village in what was...

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Indian cricketers come under fire after backing Shahid Afridi’s coronavirus fund

Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh faced scathing criticism from triggered Indian social media users after they declared support for former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Afridi's appeal for donations to help people affected by the deadly virus in Pakistan has had overwhelming support from leading cricketers. Harbhajan urged people to contribute...

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Squash great Azam Khan dies of coronavirus

KARACHI: Azam Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, passed away in London on Saturday, becoming one of the thousands of victims of the coronavirus pandemic. The 95-year-old Azam, who won four consecutive British Open titles between 1959-62, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and breathed his last London’s Ealing Hospital. His son Wasil Khan, a former...

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ICC postpones World Cup qualifiers amid coronavirus fright

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday that all qualifying events for the 2021 T20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023 that were scheduled to be held before June 30 have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The flu-like virus has infected more than 470,800 people around the world and killed over 21,200, according to a Reuters tally, since...

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Pakistan celebrating 28th anniversary of 1992 World Cup triumph

Web Desk: Pakistan is celebrating the 28th anniversary of 1992 World Cup victory today. On this day Pakistan beat England in the final by 22 runs to lift the cup for the first time. The 1992 World Cup was the first major international tournament to be played with white ball and black side screens as many matches were played under...

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Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has proposed a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach. Abe said they had established that cancelling the Games was out of the question, and that Bach had agreed “100%” that a postponement was the most appropriate response to the global disruption caused by the coronavirus...

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PCB confirms all 128 coronavirus test conducted of PSL players, staff turned out negative

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday confirmed that the 128 COVID-19 tests conducted on players who took part in PSL 2020 after a foreign player showed symptoms had all returned as negative. The board had conducted tests on the players, support staff, match officials, broadcasters and team owners on Tuesday, March 17 as part of the PCB’s duty of care...

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PSL 2020 called off after foreign player shows symptoms of coronavirus

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan on Tuesday said that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 has been postponed indefinitely after a foreign player who had left last week displayed symptoms of the coronavirus. He made these remarks at a press conference with other PCB officials in Lahore. At least 14 foreign players had decided to return...

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Pakistan delays Karachi ODI, Test against Bangladesh

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday said it had in consultation with the Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to postpone the upcoming One-Day International and Test in Karachi for a later date as the country takes measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Bangladesh cricket team was due to arrive in Karachi on March 29 to play an...

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Lahore Qalandars qualifies for semi-final after beating Multan Sultan

Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by nine wickets and qualify for the semi-finals in the 29th match of Pakistan Super League at Lahore on Sunday. Lahore Qalandars scored 191 for 1 with seven balls remaining. Playing first, Multan Sultans set a target of 187 runs against Lahore Qalandars after Qalandars won the toss and elected to field. While batting first,...

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PCB Announces New Match Shedule For PSL 2020

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced the revised schedule for the remaining messages of the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) fifth edition. March 13: Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans National Stadium (8pm-11.15pm). Rashid Riaz and Michael Gough (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Khan Afridi (fourth umpire), Roshan Mahanama (match referee) March 14: Karachi Kings v Islamabad United...

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PCB Offers Foreign Players to Leave PSL If they Want as Fears Over the Coronavirus Pandemic Spread Across the Globe

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed foreign players participating in Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament to leave the event amid coronavirus fears. An update on PCB's website stated that all players and players support personnel have been given the option to withdraw from the HBL PSL 2020 should they wish to do so. It added the following players have...

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PCB considering to hold PSL matches in empty grounds in Lahore

LAHORE: After Karachi, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering to holding Pakistan Super League (PSL) session five matches in empty grounds, amid coronavirus pandemic. The spokesperson of the PCB said, the matches of the PSL-5 will be held as per schedule in Lahore. He said the board is in contact with the Punjab government on the developing situation. The...

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PSL 2020 matches in Karachi to take place without spectators amid coronavirus fright: Wahab

KARACHI: Advisor to the Chief Minister on Law Murtaza Wahab tweeted on Thursday that all Pakistan Super League (2020) matches in Karachi will be held without the crowd. "Sindh Govt has decided that the remaining matches of PSL in Karachi will take place without any crowd. This decision has been made after consultation with all stakeholders including the Pakistan Cricket...

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Unpredictable Lahore Qalandars take on firm Karachi Kings in PSL 2020

KARACHI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) action returns to Karachi with Karachi Kings taking on Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium tonight. The Kings have seven points from seven matches that they have played so far whereas the Qalandars have eight points from eight matches. The Imad Wasim-led Kings have so far won three games and lost as many matches with...

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Quetta Gladiators battle Multan Sultans in a race to playoffs

The 25th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 between Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans could be affected due to intermittent rains in Lahore. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met Office), the rain is expected to intensify in Lahore in the evening, which means that the fixture could be affected. "Strong winds, rain and thunderstorm are expected in all...

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