Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sports

Misbah thinking about retirement

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that he will consider retirement after the conclusion of the series in New Zealand and Australia later this season. Misbah recently overtook Imran Khan as the most capped captain in Pakistan’s cricket history when he played his 49th Test as skipper against the ...

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FIFA Ethics Committee asks for life ban for Callejas

ZURICH: FIFA’s Ethics Committee on Wednesday called for Rafael Callejas to be banned from soccer for life, alleging the former president of the Honduran Football Association breached the scandal-hit soccer governing body’s code of conduct. The committee said Callejas contravened rules on bribery and corruption, and four other rules, following ...

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PSL set to become a separate entity

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan was earlier opposed to the de-linking of PSL but was part of the governing board that unanimously approved the proposal  KARACHI: The PCB’s governing board has approved the overhaul of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and its de-linking from the Pakistan board. The PSL is set ...

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Joe Root, Ali frustrate India in first Test

Moeen Ali and Joe Root in action on Day 1 of India vs England 1st Test in Rajkot. Joe Root on Wednesday hit sparkling century which helped the tourists reach 311 for four at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India. The 25-year-old put on 179 ...

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Essex sign up Amir for 2017

Muhammad Amir LONDON: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will continue his career rehabilitation with Essex in 2017 after the English county announced his signature for the second half of next season on Tuesday. The 24-year-old left-arm seamer, who completed a five-year ban for spot-fixing last year, will link up with ...

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India must compensate Pakistan if doesn’t want to play: Sethi

Najam Sethi LAHORE –  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi Tuesday revealed that Pakistan had demanded monetary compensation from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) for damages after India’s refusal to play the scheduled series.  “We have mentioned it clearly ...

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Australia lose four wickets chasing record 539 target

PERTH – Emerging South African paceman Kagiso Rabada claimed three crucial wickets as South Africa closed in on victory against Australia on the fourth day of the opening Test in Perth on Sunday. Set an intimidating victory target of 539, the home side were wobbling on 169 for four at ...

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All you need to know about Nick Matthew!

Born in 1980, Sheffield, England, Nick Matthew has enjoyed a prolific career since turning pro in 1998 – achieving a string of historic breakthroughs which have led the Yorkshireman to become one of the United Kingdom’s most successful squash players of all-time.   In 2006 he won his first British Open ...

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Windies defeat a ‘wake-up call’ for Pakistan

SHARJAH: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said his team had been given a wake-up call for their tours of New Zealand and Australia after they became the West Indies´ first Test victims in 18 months. Pakistan had already clinched the series by winning the first two Tests, but Kraigg Brathwaite´s heroics ...

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Anderson return boosts England

MUMBAI: Captain Alastair Cook yesterday hailed top bowler Jimmy Anderson’s surprise return from injury as he insisted England would revel in their status as underdogs during their tour of India. Cook said that Anderson, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker with 463 scalps, had been given the all-clear following a shoulder ...

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