Monday, 19 February 2018

Sports

Shaniera Akram reveal she is Punjabi at heart

Wasim Akram wife Shaniera Akram

LAHORE: Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram’s wife Shaniera might have been Australian by birth but her latest social media pictures are revealing the true ‘Punjabi’ in her. For the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL), Wasim left his former franchise ‘Islamabad United’ and joined the ‘Multan Sultans’ as his new team. ...

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Zimbabwe go down to Afghanistan in first T20I match

Afghanistan CRIC

SHARJAH: Teenage leg-spinner Rashid Khan took three wickets while Mohammad Nabi smacked a quick-fire 40 as Afghanistan strolled to a five-wicket win over Zimbabwe in Monday’s first T20I in Sharjah. Solomon Mire had handed Zimbabwe a quick start in the first game with a 21-ball 34 as the visiting side reached ...

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Formula One: Grid Girls to be replaced by Grid Kids

Formula One Grid Girls

After announcing last week the demise of the “grid girls” who graced the paddock in the lead-up to Formula One races, organisers unveiled a new initiative to involve children instead. World governing body the FIA said the move – using ‘”Grid Kids” already involved in motor racing – would make the pre-race ...

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Salman Butt to play in Bangladesh

Salman-butt

DHAKA: The disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has arrived in Bangladesh to play his first full-fledged competition outside his homeland since serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, an official said. He was cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board to play in the latest edition of the Dhaka Premier ...

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London Stadium to host new athletics World Cup

London Stadium

LONDON: A new World Cup event, featuring eight of top athletics nations is to take place in London this year, British Athletics said. Britain and the U.S. are to take part along with South Africa, Poland, France, China, Germany and Jamaica in the inaugural competition, scheduled for July 14 to ...

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Doug Bollinger announces retirement

Doug Bollinger

SYDNEY: Australia bowler Doug Bollinger announced his retirement from all formats of the game on Monday. The pacer appeared for Sydney Sixers in the recently concluded Big Bash League. The New South Wales-born Bollinger donned the jersey of Australia in all the three formats. With the announcement, the career which ...

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Supreme Court issues notice to BCCI over Sreesanth’s life ban

Sreesanth

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India sought a response from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on controversial cricketer S Sreesanth’s plea challenging a Kerala High Court verdict restoring the life ban imposed on him by the apex cricket body in the wake of the 2013 IPL ...

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Davis Cup tie: Pakistan thrash Korea, Italy win against Japan

LONDON: Pakistan thrashed Republic of Korea 4-0 in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie after experienced Pakistani pair of Aisam Qureshi and Aqeel Khan winning the doubles match and Abid Ali Akbar winning the reverse singles here at Pakistan Sports Complex grass courts. The set went into tie break and ...

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Mominul guides Bangladesh to draw Chittagong Test

Mominul Haque BANGLA SRI

CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque became the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in both innings of a Test as he steered his side to a draw in the opening match against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Mominul , who made 176 in the first innings, hit 105 off 174 balls ...

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Shaheen Shah Afridi included in ICC World Under-19 team

Shaheen Afridi PAK

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced 12-member Under 19 squad which includes Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi as well, Dunya News reported on Sunday. Shaheen Afridi had dismissed 12 batsmen in the ICC U-19 World Cup. World Cup winners India’s five players have been picked in the ICC squad who are ...

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