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Pakistan take five wickets in first Test against Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s bowlers took five wickets before play was ended due to bad light in the first Test match against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. The visitors scored 205 runs at 68.1 overs before the day’s play was ended. Naseem Shah showcased a superb performance, taking two wickets …

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Qatar readies state-of-the-art metro ahead of World Cup

DOHA: Qatar fully opened its new metro network on Tuesday in a major infrastructure milestone ahead of the football World Cup Doha will host in 2022. The railway was opened just in time for the Club World Cup football tournament that kicks off Wednesday, with organisers hoping the metro will …

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Azhar Ali seeks redemption in Sri Lanka Test series

Captain Azhar Ali says he is determined to put up a good show in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, Ali said the team was looking to improve their performance after the team’s last unsuccessful Test stint in Australia. He stressed that as captain …

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Liverpool survive Salzburg test to reach last 16

SALZBURG: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his side´s “intensity” after two goals in as many minutes from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah meant they avoided an embarrassing early Champions League exit by winning 2-0 in Salzburg on Tuesday. The European champions needed to avoid defeat against the Austrian title-holders to …

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Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, a WADA spokesman said. WADA’s executive committee took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered …

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Bob Willis, fearsome English pace bowler, dies aged 70

Former England captain and fearsome pace bowler Bob Willis has died aged 70, his family announced on Wednesday. Willis, who captained his country between 1982 and 1984, played in 90 Test matches with his most memorable performance his eight for 43 in the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley …

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Pakistan win more golds in karate, shooting

KATHMANDU: Pakistan have taken their gold medal tally to four at the ongoing South Asian Games in Nepal as the their karatekas continued to impress while the shooting team also bagged a gold medal in team rifle event.On the other hand, the men’s shooting team took first place in the …

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How PSL 2017 spot-fixing scandal was exposed?

KARACHI/LONDON: The spot-fixing scandal of 2017 Pakistan Super League was exposed after an undercover British police officer, who posed as a member of corrupt betting syndicate, connected with a suspected bookie Yousef Anwar and Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshaid. The police officer’s work led to the uncovering of an attempted spot-fixing …

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Head coach Iqbal Imam aims to take women’s cricket to new heights

Women’s cricket newly appointed head coach Iqbal Imam has aimed to take the sport to new heights. Imam was named head coach earlier this month after serving as interim coach for the team during the home series against Bangladesh. His position followed the resignation of Mark Coles. His first official …

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