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Star Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe to stand in election

DHAKA: Bangladesh´s one-day international captain Mashrafe Mortaza will stand in next month´s election, the ruling party announced Monday, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina endorsed the superstar´s foray into politics. A photograph of 35-year-old Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, alongside Hasina ran on the front pages of many newspapers in the South Asian nation of 160 million. A...

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Star Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe to stand in election

DHAKA: Bangladesh´s one-day international captain Mashrafe Mortaza will stand in next month´s election, the ruling party announced Monday, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina endorsed the superstar´s foray into politics. A photograph of 35-year-old Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, alongside Hasina ran on the front pages of many newspapers in the South Asian nation of 160 million. A...

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Man City dominate Man Utd, Liverpool win but Chelsea, Arsenal stumble

LONDON: Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title challenge to the champions with a 2-0 victory over Fulham. Chelsea, like the top two, remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri but lost ground in a goalless draw at home to Everton....

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Pakistan-NZ tie series 1-1 after final ODI abandoned

DUBAI: Pakistan and New Zealand draw their three-match ODI series 1-1 after the final game abandoned due to rain in Dubai on Sunday. New Zealand were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when rain halted play.- Batting first, Pakistan set New Zealand a target of 280-runs to win the Final One-day International played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Babar Azam's 92...

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India beat West Indies on final ball to sweep T20 series

CHENNAI, India: Opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with 92 as India beat West Indies by six wickets in Chennai on Sunday to sweep the three-match Twenty20 International series. Chasing 181, the hosts rode on a 130-run stand between Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, who hit 58, to achieve their target on the last ball of the match. Pant was out in the...

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Haier Pakistan to sponsor National hockey team till 2020

Haier Pakistan has become the title sponsor for Pakistan Hockey Team & Pakistan Hockey Federation till 2020. The MoU was signed by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) officials and Javed Afridi, CEO Haier and chairman Peshawar Zalmi, at a ceremony in Lahore. On this occasion that Javed Afridi said "Hockey is our national sport and we are recognized throughout the...

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Corey Anderson joins Pakistan Super League for fourth edition

Web Desk: New Zealand All-rounder Corey Anderson has signed up for Pakistan Super League Fourth edition in the Platinum category. Anderson, 27, has been inducted in the platinum category of the PSL draft, which is scheduled to take place on November 20th. Hello hello! We have some more Platinum roster news for you. New Zealand all rounder @coreyanderson78 joins our...

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Pakistan Squad announced for Test series against New Zealand

On Saturday, Pakistan Cricket Board selection committee  announced 15 men squad against Nee Zealand Test series. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead the team against Kiwis. In last Test Series, Pakistan was triumph against the Australian side. The three match Test series will commence from November 16 in Abu Dhabi. The second Test match is scheduled to be played in Dubai...

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Imam head injury overshadows Pakistan triumph

Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Friday but the match was overshadowed by a worrying injury to opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq who was taken to hospital after being hit by a short ball. Imam, on 16, was forced to retire after a short delivery from fast bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the...

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Australia beat proteas to break losing streak

Adelaide, Australia: Australia snapped a seven-game losing streak to beat South Africa by seven runs in the second one-dayer in Adelaide on Friday, keeping the series alive and boosting their battered confidence. Set 232 to win, the Proteas could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday The...

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2nd ODI: Pakistan beat NZ by six wickets to level series 1-1

ABU DHABI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan reach the target in 40.3 overs. Batting...

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Mohammad Hafeez leaves Peshawar Zalmi after three successful seasons

Web Desk: Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday has announced that he is parting ways with Peshawar Zalmi after representing the PSL franchise for three successful years. The 38-year old announced the news on Twitter, thanking the franchise and its owner, Javed Afridi, for the three-year journey and the memories. Thanks @PeshawarZalmi & @JAfridi10 for such a great journey of...

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‘Go live somewhere else’: Virat Kohli’s rant sparks backlash

India captain Virat Kohli has provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting. Kohli told the Indian fan to "go and live somewhere else" in a video on his newly-launched personal app, in which he responded to comments from the public. The fan had said Kohli was "overrated" and less enjoyable...

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Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

SYDNEY: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia´s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India. Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a busy home summer featuring four Tests against India and two...

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Boult hat-trick stuns Pakistan in first ODI

ABU DHABI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the first One-Day International of three-match series in Abu Dhabi here on Wednesday. Batting first, New Zealand set a target of 267 runs for Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan were all-out by scoring 219 runs in 47.2 overs. The left-arm strike bowler took a hat-trick with his eighth, ninth and 10th deliveries...

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Ross Taylor doubts Hafeez’s bowling action during match

Web Desk: An interesting development was witnessed during the first one Day between Pakistan and New Zealand when Batsman Ross Taylor by violating the rules of ICC raised objections on the bowling action of Muhammad Hafeez by calling him a 'chucker'. Taylor objected to the bowling action in the 26th over of New Zealand innings. The Kiwi batsman told the...

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Zimbabwe defeats Bangladesh by 151 runs to win their first test match after 5 years

Sylhet: Zimbabwe thumped Bangladesh by 151 runs in the northeastern city of Sylhet on Tuesday to claim their first Test win in five years. Debutant spinner Brendon Mavuta claimed 4-21 while Sikandar Raza grabbed 3-41 as the visitors bowled out Bangladesh for 169 in the second innings on the fourth day. Imrul Kayes hit 43 runs for Bangladesh, top-scoring for...

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