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PSL-II final in Lahore at all cost


PM, COAS, CHIEF MINISTERS INVITED; FRANCHISES RESOLVES  NC Sports Desk DUBAI: All the franchises participating in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have, in principal, agreed to play the PSL final in Lahore, as planned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). A high-level meeting, chaired by chairman PSL Najam Sethi in …

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Sindh Games in mid May: Mahar

By Syed M Osama KARACHI: Sindh Sports Minister, Sardar Muhammad Bux Khan Mahar yesterday announced that the seventeenth edition of Sindh Games will be held in the mid of May this year in Karachi. “We were initially planning to hold Sindh Games in March or April but several educational institutions …

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Belarus’s sports editor eats own newspaper after losing bet

MINSK: A sports editor in Belarus paid the price for incorrectly predicting the fortunes of a local ice hockey team and ended up eating his own newspaper as precondition set for losing a bet. Vyacheslav Fedorenkov, who writes for the major Belarusian sports paper Pressball, had said that Dinamo Minsk …

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Kohli signs Rs100 crore deal with Puma

NEW DELHI: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become one of the few sportsmen from around the world to have struck a lucrative endorsement deal with Puma. You can’t say he doesn’t deserve it, given his stature as a batsman and fielder of world class. The 28-year-old Indian batsman has joined …

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1st PSSL inaugurates in city


By Sports Reporter KARACHI: First Pakistan Sepaktakraw Super League (PSSL) commenced at Dewa Academy, Gulshan-e-Iqbal here yesterday. Secretary Karachi Divisional Olympics, Syed Gohar Raza graced the occasion as a chief guest. 10 teams will be participating in this league including Sindh,Punjab Balochistan. According to Syed Asrar-ul-Hassan Abidi, Secretary National Sepaktakraw …

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Afridi announces retirement from int’l cricket


‘PLAYING CRICKET FOR MY FANS’  NC Monitoring Desk SHARJAH: Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on late Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career. The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still …

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DHA girls excel in Throwball championship

KARACHI: The DHA girls excelled in All Pakistan Schools and Colleges Girls Throwball Championship held in Lahore, a DHA official said here yesterday. He said that teams of Defence Authority (DA) Model High School Phase-IV and DA Public School Seaview participated with flying colours and brought laurels to DHA. The …

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Stokes sold for record $2.16m at IPL


BANGALORE: England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive foreign player in Indian Premier League (IPL) history when he was bought by the Rising Pune Giants for more than $2 million at auction yesterday. The 25-year-old fetched seven times the amount of England´s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan, who was sold …

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Barca beat Leganes 2-1 in Champions League

BARCELONA: Barc­elona needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off lowly Leganes 2-1 as a poor week for the Spanish champions continued on Sunday night. Barca were thrashed 4-0 by Paris Saint-German on Tuesday to leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread and had to rely …

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