Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Excited to be visiting Pakistan for World XI series: Amla


CAPE TOWN: While cricket fans in Pakistan eagerly await arrival of World XI players in Lahore next month, members of the star-studded squad are just as excited to play in front of a packed crowd at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Legendary batsman, Hashim Amla, is one of them, and he cannot ...

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Sana Mir named ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’


NEW YORK: Sana Mir, captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team, is among 30 remarkable professionals recently named “Asia 21 Young Leaders” by Asia Society, a non-profit organization that focuses on educating the world about Asia. Mir was selected for the 2017 class of Asia 21, Asia-Pacific foremost network of ...

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Ton-up Stokes rides his luck against Windies

Ton-up Stokes

LEEDS: England’s Ben Stokes made the most of being dropped twice to score a hundred that took the shine off an improved bowling display by the West Indies on the first day of the second Test at Headingley. Stokes’s score of exactly 100 was the cornerstone of England’s modest 258 ...

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Wayne Rooney to be a part of ICC World XI

Wayne Rooney

LIVERPOOL/LAHORE: Superstar forward Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football just in time to be eligible for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World XI that is scheduled to tour Pakistan next month. Rooney, who moved back to Everton from Manchester United this summer, says he wants to begin ...

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Star-studded World XI squad to tour Pakistan confirmed

World XI squad

LAHORE: Three Australians included in team of international stars to play historic T20 in Pakistan A star-studded line-up featuring three Australians has been unveiled as the World XI side that will play an historic T20I series in Pakistan next month. George Bailey, Ben Cutting and Tim Paine are part of a ...

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Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year award

Cristiano Ronaldo

LISBON: Real Madrid´s Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA´s Player of the Year, beating Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon to the prize, European soccer´s governing body announced during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday. Ronaldo helped Real to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as ...

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India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI


PALLEKELE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar anchored India’s chase after a stunning batting collapse as the visitors edged past Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second one-day international. Leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya returned career-best figures of 6-54 to make India stutter at 131-7 while chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target ...

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Paul Collingwood admits to play T20I series in Lahore

Paul Collingwood

LONDON: Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has been approached to play in a T20 series in Pakistan next month as part of the campaign to bring top-level cricket back to the country. Collingwood admits he could be willing to take part in the landmark three-match series in Lahore providing security ...

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De Villiers quits as South Africa ODI skipper

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park on March 7, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

JOHANNESBURG: Star batsman AB de Villiers quit as South Africa one-day international (ODI) skipper, but committed to representing his country in all three cricket formats. “Faf du Plessis has proved to be an outstanding captain of the Twenty20 and Test teams,” he said in a statement. “Bearing this in mind, ...

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Maxwell suffers heat exhaustion on Bangladesh tour

Glenn maxwell

DHAKA: Australia are feeling the heat just days before their first Test against Bangladesh for more than a decade, with batsman Glenn Maxwell revealing Wednesday he suffered heatstroke during training. “I caught a bit of heatstroke on the first day, which wasn´t a good start,” Maxwell told reporters in Dhaka. ...

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