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Misbah says Lord’s century his ‘top innings’

LONDON: (Web Desk)- Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said his unbeaten century against England at Lord’s on Thursday was the “top innings” of an impressive Test career. The 42-year-old Misbah became the sixth oldest player in Test history to make a century as his unbeaten 110 took Pakistan to 282 for six …

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Afridi’s statement causes damage to country’s repute: NA body

ISLAMABAD:  The Standing Committee of National Assembly on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday took exception to former T20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi’s statement regarding dearth of cricket talent in Pakistan and noted that the player’s remarks had caused damage to country’s repute. A meeting of the committee was …

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All eyes on Aamir as Pakistan return to Lord’s

LONDON – Pakistan’s M Aamir will hope to put the 2010 spot-fixing scandal behind him once and for all when he returns to the scene of the crime in Thursday’s first Test against England at Lord’s. Six years ago, during a Lord’s Test against England, Aamir and Pakistan new-ball partner …

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We can exploit England’s batting weakness

Captain of the Pakistan Test team, Misbah-ul-Haq has represented his country in more than 250 matches across all formats since making his international debut in 2001. I was 36 when Pakistan last toured England, in 2010, and not part of the team. At this age most players are planning their …

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Ronaldo-less Portugal Win euro crown

SAINT-DENIS – Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament. The victim of a heavy challenge by Dimitri Payet, Ronaldo went off in the first half, but returned …

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Afridi wishes to enter politics

Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi said yesterday that he wishes to enter politics later in life, but would be focussing on his charity work for now. In an interview with BBC Urdu, the 36-year-old said that he would want to join politics after ending his playing career. “I wish …

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PCB should utilise Wasim Akram more: Waqar Younis

ISLAMABAD: Former head coach Waqar Younis in an interview with PakPassion.net revealed he has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to utilise Wasim Akram more as he believes the former cricketer’s suggestions and ideas can help Pakistani cricket move forward. Waqar said key decision-makers advising the PCB chairman should be …

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Griezmann and Ronaldo clash in final for second time in six weeks

MARSEILLE: When France meet Portugal in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final, the outcome is likely to depend on the performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann — the second time the two players have clashed with a European trophy at stake in six weeks. Portugal’s Ronaldo steered Real Madrid to their …

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Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player’s father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison …

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