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Scandal-hit Australia vow ‘hard but fair’ series against Pakistan


September 20, 2018

Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play “hard but fair” against Pakistan as they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England’s Moeen Ali. The squad jetted out late on Wednesday for their first Test series since the ill-fated tour of South Africa early this year, which led to 12-month suspensions for …

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Scandal-hit Australia vow ‘hard but fair’ series against Pakistan


September 20, 2018

Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play “hard but fair” against Pakistan as they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England’s Moeen Ali. The squad jetted out late on Wednesday for their first Test series since the ill-fated tour of South Africa early this year, which led to 12-month suspensions for …

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No formal consultation with New Delhi on opening Kartarpur Corridor, says FO spokesperson


September 20, 2018

Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said there has been no formal communication regarding opening the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday. “However, Pakistan is open [for discussion] on the issue,” Dr Faisal said during his weekly media briefing. Earlier this month, the government had said that it had proposed to open the Kartarpur border crossing with India …

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SC nullifies sharia court’s decision to make Arabic compulsory at schools


September 20, 2018

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against the inclusion of Arabic as a mandatory component of the national educational curriculum. The Punjab government had filed a petition with the apex court against the decision taken by the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) to include Arabic as a compulsory subject in all school curriculums. A hearing in the matter was held on …

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Bradburn keen to revisit Pakistan, recalls debut tour with NZ


September 20, 2018

KARACHI: The newly-hired Pakistan fielding coach Grant Bradburn has expressed a great desire to revisit the country where he made his international debut when New Zealand toured way back in 1990, while saying he was overwhelmed by the warm welcome accorded to him upon his arrival in Dubai last week. The 52-year-old Bradburn recently stepped down as the Scotland head …

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15-member women’s cricket squad announced for Bangladesh tour, Australia ‘home’ series


September 20, 2018

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member squad for the women’s cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh and the bilateral ‘home’ series against Australia in October. The squad was selected by the Women’s National Selection Committee headed by Jalaluddin, according to a press release issued by PCB’s media department. With Bismah Maroof unavailable for selection on account of …

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In pictures: Highlights from the lacklustre Pak vs India Asia Cup match


September 20, 2018

India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday. Pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-15) and part time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav (3-23) sent Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsing to just 162 all out in 43.1 overs at Dubai Stadium. Skipper Rohit Sharma then …

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India outclass Pakistan in one-sided Asia Cup affair


September 20, 2018

India have easily secured an easy win against Pakistan in a Group A match of the Asia Cup 2018 played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. The Indian team was off to a steady start in the second inning with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were slowly rotating the strike and keeping things moving in the early overs …

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Kipchoge smashes marathon world record in Berlin


September 19, 2018

BERLIN: Kenya’s Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverised the marathon world record with a blistering run on Sunday, slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the previous best to land the one major running crown that had eluded him. The 33-year-old, widely seen as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era, ran an official time of two hours, one minute and …

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Hong Kong fall short of victory, put up brave fight against India


September 19, 2018

Hong Kong fell short of a victory it came close to tasting in their Asia Cup Group A match against India in Dubai on Tuesday. India survived the scare against Hong Kong after Shikhar Dhawan’s hundred as they battled their way to a 26-run win over the minnows. Chasing a big 286-run target, Hong Kong gave their illustrious opponents a …

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