Monday, 10 May 2021

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Sharjeel Khan happy with Pakistan welcome after return from ban

LAHORE – Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan said Tuesday he was delighted with the welcome he had been given since being recalled to the national squad after completing a lengthy ban for spot-fixing. The 31-year-old was banned in 2017 for five years – with half the sentence suspended – for his ...

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“You’ve Always Been A Fighter” – Daren Sammy To Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi’s player Daren Sammy took to his Twitter to wish Prime Minister Imran Khan sound health with a motivational message after his COVID-19 diagnosis. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health, Faisal Sultan, made the announcement on Twitter regarding PM Imran ...

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Archer puts ‘England first’ by leaving India series: Silverwood

PUNE – Fast bowler Jofra Archer has “put England first” by leaving the tour of India early for treatment and missing at least the start of the lucrative Indian Premier League, England coach Chris Silverwood said on Sunday. The England management will put “all resources” into helping the 25-year-old pace ...

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Sri Lanka revives virus-hit Bangladesh Test tour

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket board announced that it will host Bangladesh next month and revive a Test series that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The series was originally scheduled to be played during October – November 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19,” the board ...

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Shadab Khan wants to deliver as ‘bowling all-rounder’

LAHORE – Pakistan ODI team vice captain Shadab Khan has said that he is fully fit and he is focused on contributing for the national team as a ‘bowling all-rounder’. Talking to the reporters virtually here on Sunday, the all-rounder said that his main focus is producing good results with ball during ...

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India’s Best T20 Score Against England Seals Series

AHMEDABAD – Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma powered India to their best ever Twenty20 score against England as they clinched the series 3-2 with a convincing 36-run win on Saturday. India captain Kohli hit an unbeaten 80 and shared an opening stand of 94 with Sharma, who made a blistering 64, as India reached 224 for two in an ...

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Aleem Dar becomes first umpire to officiate on-field in 400 matches

DUBAI – Aleem Dar has now become the first umpire to officiate on-field in 400 international matches. The 52-year-old umpire recorded this feat on Saturday in the T20I match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Aleem Dar already had the record of most appearances ...

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All-rounder Nabi helps Afghanistan seal series win over Zimbabwe

ABU DHABI – Aggressive batting from Karim Janat and Mohammad Nabi and three wickets from Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 45 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Janat smacked 53 off 38 balls for his maiden international fifty while Nabi s fiery 15-ball 40 ...

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Sania Mirza reaches 7 million followers on Instagram

KARACHI – Tennis star Sania Mirza’s Instagram follower count has now crossed the seven million mark. The rapid spurt is entirely entitled to Mirza’s strong social media presence where she enthusiastically interacts with her fans and followers. The tennis ace is usually seen interacting together with her followers on numerous ...

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Australia star Perry signs up for English cricket’s Hundred

LONDON – Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry has signed up to play in the inaugural edition of English cricket s Hundred – a major coup for the new 100-balls-per-side competition. Perry, recently named the International Cricket Council s women s player of the decade, has agreed to join the Birmingham Phoenix. The 30-year-old, currently ...

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