Sunday, 19 November 2017

Cricket

From hunted to hunter: The meteoric rise of Hasan Ali

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LAHORE: It was February 2016, and the Pakistan Super League was in its inaugural season. The Peshawar Zalmi had just lost a match, and an unknown cricketer by the name of Hasan Ali was sent to the post match press conference to answer questions. In a way, he was a ...

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Sharjeel appeal against spot-fixing ban rejected

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LAHORE: An appeal by fast-rising Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan against a five-year ban over spot-fixing was rejected this week with his lawyer vowing to challenge the decision in a higher court. Sharjeel , 28, was banned for five years, two-and-a-half of them suspended, in August following an investigation by a ...

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James Anderson replaces Stokes as England vice-captain

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LONDON: James Anderson has been named as England’s Test vice-captain. He will act as Joe Root’s deputy in Australia for as long as Ben Stokes remains unavailable. Anderson, 35, is the leader of the bowling attack and, although he does not have much experience of captaincy, one of the squad’s ...

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Inzamam joins Lahore Qalandars as adviser

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LAHORE: Pakistan Chief Selector and former team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has become part of Lahore Qalandar, a franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL), as an adviser to mentor the young players. In a press talk, Rana Fawad, chairman of Lahore Qalandars, welcomed Haq, saying the new induction will provide guidance to ...

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Virat Charges an Astronomical Amount for Each Instagram Post

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NEW DELHI: Indian captain Virat Kohli’s appeal as a bankable brand has been on the upswing ever since he became the first citizen of Indian cricket, taking over captaincy in all formats from MS Dhoni at the beginning of the year. Kohli is also one of the most followed athletes ...

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Pakistan at top spot in ICC T20I rankings

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DUBAI: Pakistan took the top spot with 124 points in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International Team rankings released here on Wednesday. With the recent series loss to India, New Zealand, who were at the top, have slipped from 125 to 120 points, with Pakistan taking the top spot. ...

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West Indies tour of Pakistan postponed due to smog

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The highly anticipated West Indies tour of Pakistan – which was due to take place later this month – has been postponed due to smog in Lahore, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials revealed. Severe smog in Lahore, among other reasons, forced the three-match T20 series to be postponed until next ...

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