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West Indies Pooran banned for changing condition of ball


November 13, 2019

West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned for four T20 internationals for tampering with the ball in a one-day match against Afghanistan, cricket´s world body announced Wednesday. Pooran admitted to “changing the condition of the ball” after video footage showed him scratching the surface of the white ball with his thumbnail in Lucknow on Monday. “He will now miss …

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Dean Jones replaces Mickey Arthur as Karachi Kings head coach


November 13, 2019

Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Karachi Kings on Wednesday sacked former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur as the head coach of the franchise ahead of the next edition of PSL. Arthur has been replaced by former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones. The PSL side announced the appointment of Jones as their new head coach on their official twitter account. “Karachi Kings …

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Losing Shakib is like losing two players in one, says Bangladesh captain


November 13, 2019

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said Wednesday the absence of banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be like missing two players, as the team prepared for their two-Test series in India. Bangladesh arrived in India in shock after Shakib was handed a two-year ban, with one-year suspended, for failing to declare illegal approaches by a bookmaker in 2018. The International Cricket …

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Mohammad Mohsin aims to become world’s best all-rounder


November 13, 2019

Consistent performances in the ongoing domestic season have earned Swat born all-rounder Mohammad Mohsin a place in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. Mohsin, a left-handed batsman and a leg-spinner, has made rapid strides this season by performing in both red-ball and white-ball cricket. Mohsin started his career in 2011 by playing U19 cricket; in 2013 he played Senior Inter-District …

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Babar can be compared to Kohli, Smith: Hussey


November 13, 2019

PERTH: Having managed to end as the highest run-getter for Pakistan in the just concluded T20 International series against Australia, it will be important for Babar Azam to turn on the screws in the longer format as his team gets ready to take on the Aussies in a two-match Test series, which also includes a day-night game at Adelaide. And …

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Pacer Nasim Shah to stay in Australia after mother’s death


November 13, 2019

KARACHI: Young fast bowler Nasim Shah will not be returning home from Australia after his mother passed away late on Monday. The 16-year-old has decided to stay with the national squad Down Under after discussions with his family, a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman told Dawn on Tuesday. “Nasim was to miss his mother’s funeral even if he left for Pakistan at the …

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Australia primed to end T20 World Cup jinx, says Gilchrist


November 13, 2019

MUMBAI: The Twenty20 World Cup is the only major piece of silverware missing from Australia’s trophy cabinet but the hosts are gearing up perfectly to end the drought next year, former wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist has said. Australia are the most successful side in the 50-over World Cup with five titles but are yet to taste success in the shortest format’s …

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WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine


November 13, 2019

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said it had prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, hailing a “critical step” towards its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of outbreaks. “This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO,” it said in a statement, explaining that “prequalification means that the vaccine meets …

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What to do if a dog bites you


November 13, 2019

Dog bite cases are on the rise and more than 10,000 people have been affected by rabies this year. Dr Seemin Jamali, the head of one of the biggest hospitals in Karachi, the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, said that the first thing to do after a dog bite is to wash the wound with soap and water. The next most …

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‘Women cooking meat also at risk of contracting Congo virus’


November 13, 2019

Apart from butchers, meat sellers and shepherds, women are also at a risk of contracting Congo virus, according to Dr Seemin Jamali, head of one of the Karachi’s biggest hospitals, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. “Women who are directly exposed to raw meat are at a risk of contracting Congo virus,” she said. This includes women who are cooking the meat. …

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