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Yasir Shah suffers back injury during practice as Australia tour looms

CANBERRA: (Web Desk) Leg spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back injury during a practice session at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns, Australia, Pakistan Cricket Board officials said on Tuesday. Shah, who is receiving treatment for the injury in Cairns, has been advised to rest for two days, the officials said, adding …

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Corridor of uncertainty: Can Pakistan win in Austrailia

The art of magic relies on a single trick. Misdirection. The only way the magician can make a person disappear from a cage or guess that your card is the King of Spades is to have their audience focus elsewhere while it is all happening. Illusion is nothing more than …

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Iranian futsal player Hassanzadeh picked AFC Player of Year

TEHRAN: (Web Desk) Iranian futsal player Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh Navlighi has been awarded the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Player of the Year title, thanks to his dazzling displays at the AFC Futsal Championship and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Futsal World Cup. During a grand Thursday ceremony held …

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No hope for Pak-India series due to Modi regime: PCB Chairman

LAHORE:  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan on Friday said that there was no chance of Pak-India cricket series due to Modi government . Talking to newsmen during a blunt press conference, the PCB chairman expressed that Pakistan was ready to play cricket with India at any neutral venue …

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Root backs ‘brilliant’ Cook to remain captain

New Delhi: (Web Desk) Batsman Joe Root has backed Alastair Cook to remain as England skipper, hailing him as a “brilliant leader” despite the team’s woes on their current tour of India. Root, widely tipped to succeed Cook when the veteran skipper does make way, played down talk that he …

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PHF blames Pakistan’s non-participation in Junior World Cup on FIH

LAHORE: (Web Desk) Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior on Thursday categorically blamed hockey’s world governing body FIH for Pakistan’s replacement with Malaysia in Junior World Cup due to what he called FIH’s inability to ensure timely visas for the participating teams. The Junior World Cup will be …

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Don’t need to pre-announce retirement: Misbah

KARACHI:  Pakistan’s Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said he is still undecided about his retirement plan and it is a decision he will take on his own, not with the PCB, after deciding his utility as a captain and as a player for the team. He also said he did not …

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Day and night Ashes test under discussion

Discussions over whether Australia will host England in a first day-night Ashes cricket test next year are taking place but nothing has been decided yet, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday. Britain head Down Under next November for the 2017-18 arrangement and neighborhood media covered Thursday that the England and …

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12-year wait: Davis Cup finally coming to Pakistan

KARACHI: Following a drought of 12 long years, tennis fans in Pakistan will finally get to see some Davis Cup action on their own turf as the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) yesterday received permission from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to stage their tie against Iran in Islamabad. PTF Secretary …

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