Sunday, 24 September 2017


Lionel Messi’s four-match FIFA ban overturned

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ZURICH: Argentina’s hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup were given a huge boost on Friday after FIFA overturned Lionel Messi’s four-game ban for swearing at an assistant referee.FIFA said there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment meted out in March to the 29-year-old Barcelona striker, who ...

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West Indies defeat Pakistan by 106 in Bridgetown Test


Alzarri Joseph sent back Babar Azam for a two-ball duck BRIDGETOWN: Shannon Gabriel’s five-wicket haul inspired West Indies to a 106 run victory over Pakistan on the final day of the second Test in Bridgetown on Thursday. Pakistan started the fifth day at the Kensington Oval requiring 188 runs but ...

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Chairman PCB: Misbah better captain than Imran Khan


KINGSTON: Pakistan’s Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will play his last international match against the West Indies on May 10. As Misbah steps into the sunset, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has paid the skipper the compliment to beat all compliments. Appearing before the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial ...

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PCB serves legal notice on BCCI for dishonouring MOU


LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has today sent a Notice of Dispute under the Dispute Resolution Committee Terms of Reference of the ICC (ICC TORs) to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). According to an issued statement from the PCB, the notice has been sent for breaching the ...

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Prince Philip opens new Lord’s stand


LONDON: Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, opened the new Warner Stand at Lord’s Wednesday following a £25m reconstruction project. The rebuilding of the 2,656-seater stand is the first phrase in a major overhaul of the world-famous ground that will take place over the next two decades. The ...

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Windies respond after Ali ton, Misbah bowled out for 99

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BRIDGETOWN: Misbah-ul-Haq missed a Test century by one run for the second consecutive match but Azhar Ali completed three figures as Pakistan took a first inning lead of 81, totalling 393 in reply to the West Indies 312 on the third day of the second Test at Kensington Oval in ...

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IPL: Warner Ton Sets Up Big SRH Win Over KKR


NEW DELHI: Captain David Warner smashed a scintillating century to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to comfortable 48-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday. Warner hammered 10 boundaries and 8 sixes in his 59-ball 126-run innings to guide SRH to an imposing 209 for 3. With ...

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Pakistan move up to third place in ICC T20 Ranking

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DUBAI: Pakistan have moved up to third place in latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 Team Rankings. According to details, ICC World Twenty20 2009 winner Pakistan have gained five points and joined England on 121 points. However, the Green Shirts are ranked behind the ICC World Twenty20 2010 winner by ...

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IPL: Ben Stokes destroys Gujarat Lions with an incredible century


HYDERABAD: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) skipper Steven Smith hoped that Ben Stokes’ stunning unbeaten century in their win over Gujarat Lions (GL) would settle the debate whether the English all-rounder was worthy of a high price tag. The spotlight and scrutiny doubled up ever since Rising Pune Supergiant shelled out Rs 14.5 ...

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