Monday, 27 March 2017

Sports

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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Murray crowned number one after Raonic injury

PARIS: Britain’s Andy Murray became the new world number one on Saturday after Milos Raonic withdrew from their Paris Masters semi-final because of injury. The walkover will see Murray, 29, move to the top of the rankings for the first time in his career after replacing long-time incumbent Novak Djokovic. ...

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Misbah becomes Pakistan’s most-capped skipper

SHARJAH: Skipper Misbahul Haq walked out for a toss in a Test match for the 49th time – more than any other Pakistan captain – and, after winning his third toss of the three-Test series, had no hesitation in choosing to bat. That means West Indies could once again find ...

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India grabs 4th Men’s Asian Champions Trophy

KUANTAN, MALAYSIA: India defeats Pakistan on Sunday with the scoreboard showing 3-2 in the 4th Asian Hockey Championship final. India scored the winning goal in the last minutes of the game and claimed the match from the defending champions – even though both the teams entered into the fourth quarter ...

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