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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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Pakistan defeats India to win Kabaddi World Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan beat India in a riveting final to win the 2020 Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday. The fans were treated to some riveting kabaddi action with both sides giving their all to win the game which mattered most. India had the fair share with the side leading the first half by 24-18. A heated moment took place in the fifth...

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South Africa cancels Pakistan tour due to ‘player workload’

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday expressed their inability to tour Pakistan next month, assuring the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that they will honour the commitment of sending their side as soon as "it is reasonably possible". According to a press release by the PCB, the CSA conveyed their decision to the cricket board after taking player workload into account....

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Bangladesh rejects Pakistan’s request to play day-night Test

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday turned down Pakistan’s proposal of the playing the second and final Test in Karachi under floodlights. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had proposed that the second Test of two-match series at the National Stadium from April 7 to be played with a pink ball under lights. The proposal was aimed at raising spectator...

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New Zealand whitewashes India in three ODI series

Half-centuries by Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls and Colin de Grandhomme set up New Zealand's five-wicket win over India in the third one-day international on Tuesday which completed a series sweep. Guptill's 66 from 46 balls, which included a 50 from 29 deliveries, gave New Zealand a speedy start in pursuit of India's 296-7. Nicholls made 80 from 103 balls to...

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India disapproves team participating in Pakistan held Kabaddi World Cup

A day after athletes arrived in Lahore via the Wagah Border, Indian authorities on Monday said they had not approved any team from the country to participate in the Kabaddi World Cup currently underway in Pakistan. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra said he had "no idea" about the players who had gone to Pakistan as neither the IOA nor the...

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Pakistan claim victory in first Test against Bangladesh by innings and 44 runs

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Monday won the first Test against Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. With the win in less than 90 minutes on day four of the Test, Pakistan secured a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The second match will be played in Karachi from April 5-9. https://twitter.com/TheRealPCB/status/1226754612641837057 Resuming...

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Naseem Shah breaks wicket scarcity with a hat-trick in first Test against Bangladesh

RAWALPINDI: Bangladesh were shaken by 16-year-old pacer Naseem Shah, who reduced Bangladesh to 124 for five with a hat-trick on day three of the first Test on Sunday. Najmul Hossain Shanto (38) was declared lbw after a successful review by the Pakistan team and Taijul Islam (0) went the same way. Mamdullah (0) was Shah's fourth victim of the day...

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Nasir Jamshed jailed for 17 months over spot-fixing

LONDON: Manchester Crown Court sentenced Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed and two of his accomplices to jail for conspiring to offer bribes to professional cricket players during at least two premier league matches. Nasir Jamshaid, aged 33, and British nationals Yousaf Anwar, 36, and Mohammad Ijaz, 34, admitted their roles in the conspiracy following a covert investigation by the National Crime...

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Pakistan crushes Bangladesh batting line-up on day 1 of Rawalpindi Test

RAWALPINDI: Bangladesh were unable to recover from the early shocks of losing debutant Saif Hassan and Tamim Iqbal and were all out for 233 runs in their first innings of the first Test at the Pindi Stadium on Friday. Pakistan's pace bowlers had struck early to leave Bangladesh struggling at 95-3. Shaheen Shah Afridi stood out as he picked four...

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Arch-rivals Pakistan, India collide in U-19 World Cup semis

POTCHEFSTROOM: Pakistan will face arch-rivals India in the semi-final of the Under 19 World Cup in Potchefstroom today. Defending champions India have won the title four times while Pakistan won back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2006. Pakistan’s historic 2006 triumph was registered with one of the most astonishing results in the history of the tournament when the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side...

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Sarfaraz Ahmed blessed with a baby girl

Sarfaraz Ahmed and wife, Khushbakht have a beautiful new addition to their family and wants us all to meet her. The cricketer took to Twitter to announce that he is now the father of a beautiful baby girl; he even shared a picture of his son holding his newborn sister. https://twitter.com/SarfarazA_54/status/1222172938461437953 The post was flooded with love and congratulatory messages...

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PSL 2020 song ‘Tayyar Hain’ featuring Ali Azmat set to debut tonight

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 anthem Tayyar Hain is set for its official release tonight across major television channels at 8:55pm local time. The song featuring Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon Rashid and Asim Azhar celebrates the homecoming of the T20 league. The tune, according to a PSL press release, has been produced by renowned musician Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan (Xulfi),...

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Pakistan-Bangladesh third T20 match halted by rain

LAHORE: The final contest of the three-match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and Bangladesh, which was scheduled to take place at 2pm at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, was called off due to rain. With the cancellation of the match, Pakistan have won the T20 series 2-0, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Twitter. The development also means that Pakistan...

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Basketball icon Kobe Bryant, teenage daughter among 9 killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials said. Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers — 18 of...

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Pakistan won T20 series against Bangladesh

Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets in the second T20I at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. Set a modest 137-run target, the hosts' run chase suffered an early setback when Ahsan Ali, frustrated by his inability to get off the mark on six balls, tried an ugly hoick in the second over and was caught, prompting Mohammad Hafeez to...

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Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Tigers again fail to post sizable target, finish at 136-6

Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan in the second T20I at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Pakistan did not have to wait long for the first wicket. The breakthrough came in the second over when a fired-up Shaheen Afridi had Mohammad Naim nick one back to the keeper Mohammad Rizwan. While the stadium was the...

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