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Semi-final outfits want on-field contest to decide PSL V champions


April 3, 2020

ain KARACHI: As the uncertainty looms over the resumption of the halted fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the franchise teams who reached the semi finals — are found on the same wavelength regarding the formula to declare the winners. The fifth edition of the PSL was suspended just hours before the first semi final due to the …

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Lewis of ‘DLS method’ cricket fame passes away


April 3, 2020

LONDON: Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method used in weather-affected limited overs cricket matches, has died aged 78, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday. “It is with much sadness that the ECB has learned of the passing of Tony Lewis MBE, aged 78,” said a statement. “Tony, alongside fellow mathematician Frank Duckworth, …

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ECB chief takes 25 percent pay cut in virus response


April 3, 2020

LONDON: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison ‘volunteered’ on Wednesday to take the same 25 per cent pay cut as other employees in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, when Harrison unveiled the ECB’s 61 million pounds ($76 million) aid package in response to the ‘once in a generation’ challenge of COVID-19 he said …

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‘Football will be totally different after corona’


April 3, 2020

ROME: Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. “Football will come back, and when it does, we’ll celebrate coming out of a nightmare together,” he told the Italian news agency ANSA in an interview. “There is one lesson, however, that both you …

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Jahangir, Islahuddin, Sarfraz donate historic memorabilia to KSF


April 3, 2020

KARACHI: Legendary players have joined hands with the Karachi Sports Forum (KSF) in its campaign to distribute ration bags and medicines among the financially unstable athletes, ground staff and organisers in this difficult hour being faced by them due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Squash icon Jahangir Khan presented his autographed racket used in British Open final, Olympian Islahuddin Siddiqui …

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UEFA postpone all international matches scheduled for June


April 2, 2020

PARIS: UEFA have made a move towards clearing the decks for the return of club football by announcing on Wednesday that all international matches that had been pushed back to June have now been postponed until further notice. “This includes the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women´s EURO 2021,” said European football´s governing body …

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Indian cricketers face scathing online criticism for supporting Pakistan coronavirus fund


April 2, 2020

Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh endured scathing criticism from triggered Indian social media users after they declared support for former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The two countries are bitter rivals and the move touched a raw nerve in India. Afridi’s appeal for donations to help people affected by the deadly …

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Businessman paid $8.2m by Tokyo Games bid lobbied figure at centre of French probe


April 1, 2020

TOKYO: A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid. Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive …

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Former US Davis Cup captain Pat McEnroe tests positive for coronavirus


April 1, 2020

NEW YORK: Davis Cup-winning former US captain Patrick McEnroe said Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus but is feeling well and no longer has symptoms. The 53-year-old younger brother of seven-time Grand Slam singles champion John McEnroe said in a video posting on Twitter that he was tested at a drive-up facility in Westchester County, the New York suburb …

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Roger Federer delights fans on Twitter with video of trick shots


April 1, 2020

MUMBAI: Roger Federer wowed fans by posting a video on Twitter on Tuesday, in which the tennis star can be seen executing some trademark trick shots against a wall in the snow. The video attracted  massive applause from  tennis  lovers as they commended Federer for his  shots. “Making sure I still remember how to hit trick shots #TennisAtHome,” Federer tweeted …

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