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KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reached a verbal agreement with national players regarding a dispute over a three-month central contract, reliable sources told ‘The News’ on Friday.
Sources said that after convincing the players that ...
 
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PERTH: James Taylor revived England’s wobbly chase to lead them to a three-wicket victory over India on Friday which secured a place in the tri-series final against Australia.
Taylor (82) added 125 runs with Josh Buttler (67) for the sixth ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket authorities are sticking to their guns about the conditions they’ve set before confirming the national team’s tour to Bangladesh lined up for April-May this year.
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told ‘The ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke will bat in a local game this weekend as he embarks on a gradual return to competitive cricket in a bid to be fully fit for the World Cup after hamstring surgery.
Cricket Australia said the 33-year-old, ...
 
 

ST JOHN’S: Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller was called up by the West Indies for the World Cup on Thursday to replace Sunil Narine who withdrew from the squad.
Miller, 32, has featured in 45 One-day Internationals, taking 40 wickets with a best of ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: A pace injection, some World Cup selection desperation and a rating of “poor” from the New Zealand coach should ensure a spicy welcome for Pakistan’s batsmen in the first One-day International here on Saturday (today).
Normal ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: Sri Lankan Nuwan Kulasekara has been reprimanded by cricket’s governing body for “unacceptable” aggressive behaviour during the One-day International against New Zealand in Wellington.
The fast bowler was charged with behaviour that ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Skipper Kamran Akmal and young fast bowler Zia-ul-Haq performed well to put National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in the final as they overwhelmed Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) by 48 runs in the second semi-final of the President’s Gold Cup ...
 
 

KARACHI: World’s top 11 nations have been invited to the second edition of Pakistan Day International Bridge championship, which will be held here at Southend Club Hall from March 21 to 23.
Pakistan Bridge Federation (PBF) announced on Friday ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Free-scoring Australia will seek continental glory in the Asian Cup final on Saturday (today) but South Korea could gatecrash the party in a hugely anticipated decider between two of the region’s toughest teams.
It could be a case of who ...
 
 

PERTH: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insisted on Friday his team will be primed for their upcoming World Cup title defence, despite ending a miserable tour of Australia without a win.
India bowed out of the One-day International tri-series ...
 
 

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the pool stage matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Habib Bank Limited (HBL) kept their triangular stage hopes alive when they overpowered Sialkot Stallions by six wickets in their Group II match of the President’s Silver Cup One-day at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot, on Friday.
After their ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Rising Star CC hammered Inqilab Cricket Club by 90 runs and Malir Cantt Gymkhana overcame Pak Star CC by 155 runs in Omar Associates Trophy KCCA Zone IV Cricket Tournament on Friday.
Besides, Modern Gymkhana thumped Airport Star CC by ...
 
 

MILAN: Ferrari unveiled their car for the new season on the internet Friday, the legendary Italian stable counting on the SF15-T to bring back the glory years after a miserable 2014.
Fernando Alonso’s lowly ninth place in the season-closing Abu ...
 
 

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio’s famed Maracana stadium, which staged the 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals and will host the opening and closing of the 2016 Olympics, may shut its doors to “little” matches.
The management of the 78,000-capacity ground ...
 
 

PARIS: Former Portugal international Luis Figo confirmed on Friday he has obtained the backing letters of six national football associations, with five being the minimum, to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.
“I am happy to confirm ...
 
 

ORLANDO: South Korean rookie Jang Ha-Na fired a seven-under 65 to leap four shots clear of the field after the second round of the season-opening LPGA Tour’s Coates Golf Championship on Thursday.
The 22-year-old Jang completed 36 holes at ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team visited the Army Public School, Peshawar, the other day to express solidarity with the brave students who lost more than a hundred of their fellows in an attack a month ago.
The team was accompanied by Pakistan ...
 
 
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Karachi: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) moved into the final of the first Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Challenge Hockey Cup at the Army Hockey Stadium here on Friday.
PIA thumped Sui Southern Gas ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Asif Toba from Toba Tek Singh will defend his title in the 40th National Snooker championship which cues off here at the Movenpick Hotel on Saturday (today).
A total of 45 cueists will be taking part in the event which ends on February ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan stormed into the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Junior Squash Team championships when they beat Kuwait 2-0 at the National Squash Centre, Kuala Lumpur, on Friday.
Top seeds Pakistan easily defeated seventh seeds Kuwait in the ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic once again stood tall at the Australian Open as he reached his fourth final in the past five years with another five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka, the man who dumped him out of Melbourne Park last year.
Djokovic, ...
 
 

I told my coach before the match and yesterday that I was mentally completely dead and no battery
Stan Wawrinka (Swiss tennis ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has signed in for Sud de France Open in Montpelier but this time he is going to participate with Austrian player Phillip Oswald.
The ATP-250 championship is starting on Monday at Montpellier. After a ...