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International squash returns to Karachi with three back-to-back events


November 14, 2018

KARACHI: After consistent efforts, international squash returns to Karachi following a long layoff when the city plays host to three mega competitions that run from Nov 20 to Dec 10. According to details, the US$23,500 DHA Cup International Squash Championship for men’s and women’s will take place at the DA Creek Club from Nov 20 to 24. The men’s event …

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Taijul gives Bangladesh edge despite Taylor century


November 14, 2018

DHAKA: Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed his third consecutive five-wicket haul on Tuesday to put Bangladesh in command in the second Test against Zimbabwe despite a defiant century by Brendon Taylor in Dhaka. The home side bowled out Zimbabwe for 304 runs in the first innings to take a 218-run lead after they had declared their own innings for a …

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Foakes keeps Bairstow out as England retain playing XI


November 14, 2018

PALLEKELE: Ben Foa­kes retained the wicket-keeper’s position after his dream debut in Galle as England named an uncha­nged XI for the second Test against Sri Lanka, which starts on Wednesday in Pallekele. The tourists’ batting order is set to be re-jigged, though, with Ben Stokes replacing Moeen Ali, who managed zero and three in Galle, at number three, the England …

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Afridi released by Karachi Kings as PSL teams announce retentions


November 14, 2018

LAHORE: Former Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi was released by Karachi Kings as the six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises announced their retrained players for its fourth edition of the glitzy Twenty20 league on Tuesday. Afridi, one of the greatest players in the shortest format of the game, will now be available in the player draft as the Kings retained …

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Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige charged for T10 league fixing offer


November 14, 2018

Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged and suspended for corruption during the first edition of the T10 league held last year, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday. The 38-year-old has been charged with three counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code. The league, with six teams playing the newest ten-overs-a-side format, was held …

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Whole team under microscope, says Finch


November 13, 2018

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Aaron Finch has said his whole team are under pressure after losing their fourth consecutive ODI series, with the batting order under particular scrutiny after failing to trouble South Africa. Seven months out from their World Cup defence, Australia were thrashed by 40 runs in Hobart on Sunday to lose the three-match series 2-1 to the Proteas. …

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Mushfiqur’s record double century puts Bangladesh on top


November 13, 2018

DHAKA: Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh built a strong total in the second Test against Zimbabwe here at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Mushfiqur hit an unbeaten 219 to help Bangladesh declare their first innings at 522-7 an hour into the final session, before the hosts reduced …

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Path to World Cup clear after PHF signs major sponsorship deal


November 13, 2018

LAHORE: Finally, national hockey team’s participation in the forthcoming World Cup is confirmed after the cash-strapped Pakistan Hockey Federation received a timely boost through a major sponsorship contract it signed with a private company. PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior said Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi has signed a sponsorship deal with the PHF which will run …

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Cricket success


November 13, 2018

PAKISTAN’S remarkable run of success in international cricket this year has been heart-warming for fans and have made them front-runners for the 2019 Cricket World Cup to be played in England. And though they were compelled to share the honours with New Zealand in the three-match ODI series on Sunday, after rain washed out the second half of the final …

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Miller, du Plessis blast tons as SA wrap ODI series Down Under


November 12, 2018

HOBART: David Miller and Faf du Plessis plundered big-hitting centuries in a batting masterclass as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs to win their One-day International series and inflict another defeat on Justin Langer’s misfiring side. The pair shared in a 252-run stand to power the Proteas to 320-5 in the third and final match at the Bellerive Oval …

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