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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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Del Potro seals ATP Finals spot as Dimitrov exits Beijing

Favourite Juan Martin del Potro avoided the fate of third seed Grigor Dimitrov to surge into the quarter-finals of the China Open and seal his spot at the ATP Finals on Wednesday. The towering Argentine top seed, enjoying one of the best seasons of his injury-blighted career, dismissed Russia's stubborn Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (7/4). Victory means that Del Potro...

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Indo-Pak cricket dispute: Verdict on PCB’s compensation claim reserved

DUBAI: International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Dispute Resolution Committee has reserved verdict on Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) seeking compensation from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Newsone reported on Wednesday. The Dispute Panel comprised by Michael Beloff QC, Chairperson, Jan Paulsson Annabelle Bennett heard the proceedings. BCCI have recorded statement that they are unable to play against Pakistan until...

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Pogba says ‘not allowed’ to talk after Man United stalemate

Paul Pogba said he was not allowed to talk after Manchester United failed to arrest their recent slump with a drab 0-0 Champions League draw against Valencia. Jose Mourinho's United have made their worst start to a league campaign in 29 years after an embarrassing 3-1 loss at West Ham and are already out of the League Cup. Tuesday's stalemate...

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ICC World Cup 2019 Trophy arrives in Lahore

Web Desk: ICC World Cup 2019 trophy, which is on world tour these days, reached Lahore today (Wednesday). The trophy will be displayed for public at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore tomorrow. According to details, the trophy will remain in Pakistan from October 3 to October 13. Fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan was also present on this occasion and he expressed his...

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Ahead of tour ICC warns England, Sri Lanka players of match-fixing

Cricket's world governing body said Wednesday players would be briefed about the risk of approaches from "corrupters" during England's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka amid fears of match-fixing. The International Cricket Council's anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall said Sri Lanka was the subject of corruption inquiries but the England tour itself was not under question. "However, I will take the opportunity...

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Shahid Afridi surprised over non-selection of Fawad Alam for upcoming Test series against Australia

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, former skipper boom boom Shahid Afridi is surprised that Fawad Alam has not been picked for Pakistan’s upcoming Test series against Australia. Talking to media persons after opening a school in collaboration with the Green Crescent Foundation on Tuesday, Afridi regretted that “if Fawad could cannot be a part of the national squad, he should have been...

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Australia declare Azhar Ali as biggest threat

ISLAMABAD: Australia quicks Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle have singled out Pakistan''s Azhar Ali as the key wicket for the tourists in this month''s two-Test series in the UAE. If the numbers are anything to go by, their concerns about the diminutive opening batsman are well-founded; in seven Tests against Australia, Azhar averages 69.75, having made three hundreds and four...

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Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses rape allegations against him as police reopens investigation

Police said Monday they had reopened an investigation into a rape accusation made by a former model who says soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo attacked her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009. Ronaldo, who now plays for Juventus in Italy's Serie A, rejected the charges as "fake news" during a live chat on Instagram. "What they said today,...

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Indo-Pak battle: Najam Sethi appears before ICC tribunal

DUBAI: Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi on Monday appeared before International Cricket Council (ICC) dispute panel as witness and recorded his statement. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is demanding 70 million dollars in compensation from India, claiming that a memorandum of understanding signed in 2014 had guaranteed six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)...

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Hafeez recalled for Test series against Australia

Web Desk: All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez has been included into the Test squad for upcoming series against Australia. Pakistan’s national selection committee Monday recalled former opener Mohammad Hafeez for the two-match Test series against Australia to reinforce its batting following a failed Asia Cup campaign. The 37-year-old was not part of the original 17-member squad announced last week, but after Pakistan...

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Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan tops ICC ranking for all-rounders

DUBAI: According to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings,  Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has become the top-ranked one-day international (ODI) all-rounder after his performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup. Khan took 10 wickets in five matches and scored 87 runs at an average of 43.50, displacing Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan from the top of the all-rounders’ list. Howver, Indian...

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Kohli praises Bangladeshi cricket team for giving a tough fight to India in Asia Cup final

Regular India skipper Virat Kohli, on Saturday, appreciated Bangladesh’s effort after they went down fighting to the Indian team in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Friday. India defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in a last-ball thriller and clinched the title for a record seventh time. Following India’s nail biting win, Kohli , who was rested...

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No uncertainty over Sarfraz’s captaincy, says Inzamam

DUBAI: On Saturday, Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has dismissed the uncertainty surrounding Sarfraz Ahmed’s captaincy. Speaking to local news channel, Inzamam expressed his confidence in Sarfraz and praised his leadership. “There is no question about Sarfraz’s captaincy”, he asserted. “However, Sarfraz and the team did not play the cricket we were expecting.” The 31-year-old currently leads the national side...

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PCB announces 17-member squad for Test series against Australia

Web Desk: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday has announced 17-member squad for 2 Test match series against Australia. Fast bowler Muhammad Amir has been dropped from squad due to his poor performance in Asia Cup 2018. He remained wicket less throughout the tournament. Mohammad Hafeez was not included in the squad so as Fawad Alam. Pakistan’s spin will bank...

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I take responsibility over Pakistan’s dismal performance in Asia Cup: Sarfraz Ahmed

On Wednesday, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that he takes responsibility for the team's performance in Asia Cup. When asked by media personnel, if he should have rested and handed the wicket-keeping duty to another wicketkeeper, the batsman said, “This is the work of the selection committee. My work is to play. You should ask the selection committee this question....

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Sri Lanka drop ‘scapegoat’ skipper Angelo Mathews for England ODIs

Sri Lanka's sacked skipper Angelo Mathews was dropped Wednesday from the ODI and T20 squads against England after he accused the board of making him a scapegoat for the team's Asia Cup debacle. The 31-year-old all-rounder was not included in the 15-man squad for the five one-day internationals and the one-off T20 against England beginning on October 10. Cricket officials...

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