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Pakistan retain seventh position in ICC women’s championship

DUBAI: Former world champion England have vaulted three places to third in the ICC Women´s Championship, after the conclusion of round five of seven following their convincing 3-0 series win over Pakistan in Taunton on Monday. England´s women won by seven wickets (in Leicester), 212 runs (in Worcester) and 202 …

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Female cricketer commits suicide

MULTAN: A 17-year-old female cricketer reportedly committed suicide late Monday night, some 13 months after she and four other cricketers levelled harassment charges against top officials of the Multan Cricket Club. Haleema Rafiq, a resident of Multan and a fast-bowler on the national women’s cricket team, drank acid used to …

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Amir can become the best bowler of the world: Misbah

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom: Mohammad Amir can still become the best bowler in the world despite serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Monday. Left-arm fast bowler Amir, 24, is expected to make his return to Test cricket next month against England at Lord´s, ´the home of cricket´, …

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Iceland stun England in one of greatest ever shocks

Nice: England were dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat by minnows Iceland on Monday as Roy Hodgson´s side crashed out of Euro 2016 in one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the game. Ragnar Sigurdsson cancelled out Wayne Rooney´s fourth-minute opener before Kolbeinn Sigthorsson´s tame shot squirmed past …

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Magical Ajmal grabs five-wicket haul

KARACHI: Ace spinner Saeed Ajmal showed a glimpse of his magic as Dollar East defeated Kaaf Engineering by four wickets in a low-scoring match of the Atiq Estates present Dollar East first Hill Park Ramazan Cricket Tournament to qualify for the semi-finals here on Saturday. Kaaf Engineering had no answer …

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Messi retires from international football

EAST RUTHERFORD( Web Desk)- Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was distraught after missing a spot-kick as Chile snatched victory in a penalty shoot-out – …

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SPORTS Inspired by Afridi: Ahmad Shahzad shows support for orphans

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] Pakistan opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad, along with his wife, Sana Ahmad, organised an event on Saturday to raise awareness about orphan children in the country. The event included an iftar dinner and a cricket match between the spouses, with children being part of their respective teams. The 24-year-old …

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Shaharyar Khan gets PM’s nod to continue working as PCB chief

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] KARACHI: There were speculations that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan may step down from his position in August after completing two years in office. But that was before he met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London, who is also there for medical treatment. Press Trust …

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Insatiable Djokovic hunting fourth Wimbledon crown

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] Novak Djokovic’s vice-like grip on grand slam silverware will be put to the test at Wimbledon next week but such is the world number one’s dominance few look capable of loosening it. The insatiable Serb’s stunning level of consistency has left his rivals running out of ideas at …

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Turned down by Pakistan, Mohammad Asif seeks glory in Norway

[/tie_full_img]   [/tie_full_img] Right-arm pacer Mohammad Asif, who last played for Pakistan in 2010, has recently joined Christiania Cricket Club in Oslo, Norway to play domestic cricket in the Scandanavian country. Although playing cricket in Norway is not the best way to plot a Test match comeback, the 33-year-old still …

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