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  • LAHORE: Players of national cricket team taking part in practice session here yesterday during training camp at Gaddafi Stadium for the home series against Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

England restricts Windies to 204 in 1st ODI


NC Sports Desk MANCHESTER: Chris Gayle’s return to one-day international cricket was predictably entertaining, but cut short, as England restricted West Indies to 204-9 off 42 overs in the shortened first ODI yesterday. Gayle was dropped by Joe Root on 0, and then hit three sixes and two fours for …

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‘Hope Pakistan will host more international matches soon’


SALLU HAILS PCB CHIEF, GILES CLARKE EFFORTS By Syed M Osama KARACHI: Former Chief Selector and Advisor to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman South, Salahuddin Ahmed alias Sallu hailed PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi’s effort for revival of international cricket in Pakistan by inviting World XI few days back. While talking …

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Cibulkova downs Navarro at Pan Pacific Open opener


NC Monitoring Desk TOKYO: Fifth seed Dominika Cibulkova pummeled Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3 yesterday to storm into the second round of the Pan Pacific Open. The Slovakian world number nine produced glimpses of the red-hot form that won her four of her eight career titles last year with …

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SLC names new selection panel led by Labrooy


NC Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a new selection committee yesterday, putting former Test bowler Graeme Labrooy in charge of the five-member panel as they seek a reversal in the team´s fortune. The previous panel, led by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, resigned last month in the middle …

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DMC Central athletes tops Karachi Games 2017

By Sports Reporter KARACHI: Athletes of District Central accumulated 1777 points winning 44 gold medals finishing as the top ranked district in Karachi Games 2017. According to organizers, a record number of athletes participated in the extravaganza. Waseem Akhter, Mayor Karachi was the chief guest during the closing ceremony of …

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Pak’s Sajjad, Bilal enter pre-quarters in snooker event

5TH ASIAN INDOOR AND MARTIAL ARTS GAMES By Sports Reporter KARACHI: Pakistan’s cueists Muhammad Sajjad and Muhammad Bilal cruised into the last-16 round of snooker event in Asian Indoor Games 2017 underway in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Sajjad recovered from 1-2 down to beat Sharaf Maaith of Jordan eventually by 5-4 frames. …

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Aisam inaugurates tennis court in Lahore

From Our Sports Correspondent LAHORE: Tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi inaugurated a State-Of-The-Art Tennis Stadium at Nishtar Park Sports Complex yesterday. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Aisam said he was pleased to see that the new court, established by Sports Board Punjab, met all the international standards. “I’m happy to see …

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Irfan to lecture national team on anti-corruption today

LAHORE: After serving a six-month ban for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption code, Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Irfan – as part of his rehabilitation process – will give a lecture to members of the Pakistani team on anti-corruption. Irfan was suspended by the PCB for twelve months after …

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Pakistan begins training ahead of Sri Lanka series

From Our Sports Correspondent LAHORE: Pakistan team’s training camp kicked off at the Gaddafi Stadium yesterday, ahead of the Test series scheduled to be held in UAE later this month. The camp, which will continue until September 23, is intended to prepare the players for the two-Test series against Sri …

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