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Asia Cup: Maliks heroics get Pakistan over the line over a game Afghanistan

DUBAI: Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan in the group four match of the Asia Cup 2018 at Abu-Dhabi Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Pakistan did three changes in team. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Nawaz and Haris Sohail are replacing Shadab Khan, Amir and Faheem Ashraf. After defeating Bangladesh in the final match of the group...

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Ehsan Mani appointed as new PCB chairman

ISLAMABAD: Former PCB's representative to ICC Ehsan Mani has been made new Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, following the resignation of Najam Sethi. Prime minister Imran Khan and patron-in-chief of PCB Imran Khan has appointed Mani as PCB chief. "I have appointed Ehsan Mani as Chairman PCB. He brings vast and valuable experience to the job. He represented PCB in...

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Najam Sethi resigns as PCB chief

LAHORE: As Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan, Najam Sethi on Monday announced his resignation from the post of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. Najam Sethi tendered his resignation as PCB chairman in a tweet. "I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have...

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Pakistan thrashes Thailand 10-0 in Asian Games hockey opener

Web Desk: Pakistan beat Thailand in men's Hockey match by 10-0 on Monday in the18th edition of Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. Pakistan opened their goal tally with Toseeq Arshad scoring in the last minute of the first 15-minute quarter courtesy a penalty corner. Forward Muhammad Atiq’s hat-trick has helped Pakistan to defeat low rank team easily. He was awared...

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Transgender referee takes charge in England

A transgender referee was to set to take charge of a football match in England on Sunday in what was hailed by the British press as a first. "People will be a bit shocked when I run on to the pitch," Lucy Clark, 46, formerly known as Nick, told the Sunday Mirror. "But I'm the same person. I will just...

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Pandya sparks England collapse as India take control of third Test

NOTTINGHAM: Hardik Pandya took five wickets and debutant wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant held five catches before India's batsmen piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge. India were 124 for two in their second innings at stumps on Sunday's second day, an already commanding lead of 292 runs in a game where victory would see them...

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Djokovic downs Federer to win long-sought Cincinnati crown

CINCINNATI: Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx as he completed a matched set of Masters 1000 titles Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Cincinnati final. The former world number one became the first man to win all nine of the ATP´s elite Masters 1000 events since the ATP was formed in 1990. Federer, a seven-time...

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Mitchell Johnson retires from all forms of cricket

SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said Sunday he was retiring from all forms of cricket as his body was “starting to shut down”, almost three years after he stepped down from the international game. The 36-year-old quit T20 Big Bash League (BBL) team the Perth Scorchers last month, but had not ruled out playing in the Indian Premier League...

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Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in London derby thriller

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a pulsating London Premier League derby on Saturday with defender Marcos Alonso scoring an 81st-minute winner after the Gunners had fought back from an early 2-0 deficit. Chelsea have now won both games under new manager Maurizio Sarri while Arsenal have suffered back-to-back defeats under Arsene Wenger’s successor, Unai Emery. But any result would have...

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Two Koreas march together as Asian Games burst into life

North and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of the world's biggest sports events, opened in a blaze of colour in Jakarta on Saturday. South Korean women's basketball player Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong-chol jointly held the Korean Unification flag aloft as they led the athletes out to...

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National cricket fraternity felicitates Prime Minister Imran Khan

WEB DESK: As Imran Khan assumed the office of 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, wishes from national cricket fraternity starts pouring in on social media. National Cricket Fraternity wishes new premier of Pakistan on his auspicious event of life. Mushtaq Ahmed , former cricketer and current bowling coach of Pakistan, tweeted a photo along with  Waqar Younis, Inzamam ul Haq and Aqib Javed...

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Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader. But he is not the only one to have swapped playing fields for the hustings. Here are five other sport stars who have made a similar switch: George Weah  Imran's elevation to premier is...

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Big Nas, Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed 10-year ban to Nasir Jamshed over breaching of five of the PCB's anti-corruption codes on Friday. The anti-corruption tribunal denounced Mr. Jamshed guilty for violating PCB's anti-corruption code of conduct under Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 during the 2017 edition of Pakistan Super League. The PCB has also barred Mr....

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Zalmi Foundation, UNICP signs ‘Partnership Agreement’ to promote SDGs

Islamabad: The Zalmi Foundation and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed a ‘Partnership Agreement’ to work together towards the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ceremony was held at the United Nations Information Centre in Islamabad. The agreement was signed by the Chairman, Peshawar Zalmi & Zalmi Foundation, Javed Afridi and...

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France top new-style FIFA rankings, Germany slump to 15th

ZURICH: World champions France predictably shot to the top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first round exit in Russia. The rankings were the first to be issued since France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on July 15 and also the first since FIFA replaced its...

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Unified Korean women’s basketball team wins at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women’s basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games. South Korean player Park Hyejin said center Ro Suk Yong, guard Jang Mi Gyong and guard Kim Hye Yon joined nine others from the South to form the unified team last month. “The...

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Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies at 77

Ajit Wadekar, the man who led India to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, died on Wednesday at the age of 77, the Press Trust of India reported. Wadekar died at a hospital in Mumbai after battling a prolonged illness, the news agency said. The former batsman, who led India to victories in England and the...

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