Monday, 11 November 2019

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2019 Cricket World Cup is most watched ICC event in the history

MANCHESTER: The 2019 men’s Cricket World Cup was the most watched event in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) history. The sport’s global governing body reported a worldwide cumulative audience of 1.6 billion for live coverage, a 38 per cent increase over the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and a unique broadcast ...

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Rain plays spoilsport as Gayle misses history bid against India

PROVIDENCE: Inclement weather forced the abandonment of the first one-day international between the West Indies and India at the Guyana National Stadium, after Chris Gayle was made to wait for the hosts’ ODI run-scoring record. Only 13 overs were bowled after the home side were put in to bat when ...

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Dimple Kapadia in a Christopher Nolan film

BOLLYWOOD: Here’s a casting coup of sorts that has got everyone surprised-veteran Indian actress Dimple Kapadia in a Christopher Nolan film. While the National Award-winning actress, who has been a part of showbiz since 1973, was initially hesitant to take on the role, she left the casting team mighty impressed. ...

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Austrian leader loses no-confidence vote

SYDNEY: Austria’s parliament has voted to remove Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his government from office in a special parliamentary session. His previous coalition ally, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), backed the motions brought by the opposition Social Democrats (SPÖ).The FPÖ had become embroiled in a political scandal caused by a ...

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Jason Holder sheds ‘Nice Guy’ tag

LONDON: There’s no more Mr Nice Guy from West Indies skipper Jason Holder as he plots to lead his country to glory at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Holder became the youngest captain in West Indiies history when replacing Dwayne Bravo for ODIs in early 2015, aged just ...

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Sri Lanka make history with epic series win in South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH: Sri Lanka made history by becoming the first sub-continent nation to win a test series in South Africa when they clinched the second match by eight wickets at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. Overnight batsmen Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando both made half centuries as Sri Lanka ...

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Oscars goes without host

LONDON: The 91st Academy Awards is going without a host for the first time in 30 years – but is retaining the same playful tone and spectacular performances between the nomination announcements. The Best Picture award went to “Green Book” – civil rights dramedyabout aa celebrated black pianist who befriends ...

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Taliban defeated by the quiet strength of Pakistan’s Buddha

SWAT: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley. The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite ...

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UK will remain long-standing friend of Pakistan, says Theresa May

LONDON: British Prime Minister, Theresa May says the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. The British Prime Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future. She pointed out that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate ...

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