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Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for ´illicit´ social media posts


October 16, 2019

SYDNEY: Australian cricketer Shane Watson has apologised to fans after his social media accounts were flooded with “illicit” photographs of half-naked women and racist comments, seemingly the work of hackers. The all-rounder, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, said in social media posts late Tuesday that both his Twitter and Instagram pages had been hacked …

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‘The Hundred’ players’ draft name Mohammad Amir as most expensive among 35 Pakistani players


October 16, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been included as the most expensive Pakistani cricketers in the players draft for the inaugural of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) newly introduced format The Hundred. 35 Pakistani cricketers are among the list of 239 foreign players released by the ECB with Mohammad Amir as most expensive among all the Pakistanis …

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Back problem questions Hasan Ali’s part in National T20 Cup


October 16, 2019

LAHORE: Fast bowler Hasan Ali may no longer participate in the ongoing National T20 Cup in Faisalabad due to recurring back pain from which he has not yet recovered. The bowler had been under supervision at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. After a two-day review, the bowler did not show any signs of improvements. According to sources, the cricketer …

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Inam Butt receives warm welcome on home return


October 16, 2019

Pakistan’s most decorated wrestler Inam Butt returns home today after a stunning win at the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha. The gold medalist was welcomed to the beat of drums, flowers and chants from other fellow wrestlers at Lahore airport. The seasoned wrestler bagged gold after a shock victory over Georgia’s Dato Marsagishvili in the final at Qatar’s capital, …

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‘The Hundred’ draft ranks Smith, Warner, Gayle as most expensive players


October 16, 2019

LONDON: Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner and West Indies opener Chris Gayle are among the most expensive players listed in Sunday’s draft for the new domestic tournament The Hundred, as announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Smith helped Australia retain the Ashes in England last month while Warner endured a miserable series, managing just one …

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Pakistan coach Misbah ‘disappointed’ with Sarfaraz and co


October 16, 2019

LAHORE: Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq is not pleased with the players including skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, reportedly due to their unprofessional attitude towards training. According to sources privy to the matter, the players have purportedly not been training according to the plan prepared for them by Misbah. There has also been a general ‘lack of professionalism’ and ‘discipline’ …

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AIOU extends admissions’ date till October 25


October 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended the last date for admission in its post-graduate programs till October 25, 2019 without late fee. The programs include BA (Associate degree), BS (four-year) programs, and some diploma and short-term courses. According to Director Admissions, the students could take admissions in these programs on payment of normal fee, as was mentioned in …

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A star-studded affair: Mahira Khan, Atif Aslam and others meet Kate Middleton and Prince William


October 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD: A plethora of Pakistani luminaries was gathered to warmly shower greetings on the star-studded reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton held at the Pakistan Monument on Tuesday. These included celebrities from the entertainment, fashion and sports fraternity such as Mahira Khan and Mehwish Hayat, as well as singers like Atif Aslam and Momina Mustehsan who were seen in …

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to take forward PM Imran’s Gulf peace initiative


October 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Saudi leadership on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts to promote peace and stability and his initiative to de-escalate tensions in the region. Despite the complexity of the issues and recognising the challenges involved, the two sides agreed to remain engaged and consult closely to take the process forward,  a Foreign Office statement issued afterwards noted. The …

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