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  • KARACHI: Director General KDA, Samiuddin Siddiqui inaugurating Z A Nizamani Sports Festival here yesterday.

Halep eliminates Sharapova from China Open


NC Monitoring Desk BEIJING: Maria Sharapova was emphatically dumped out of the China Open in the third round yesterday by Simona Halep, going down 6-2, 6-2 to Romania’s world number two. The Russian, a former number one now languishing at 104 in the world rankings, is still searching for her …

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Shabbir Shareef defeats Rashid Minhas in opener

9-A-SIDE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT By Syed M Osama KARACHI: Rana Shabbir Shareef Shaheed 9ers defeated Rashid Minhas Shaheed 9ers by 7-4 here at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium in the ongoing 9-A-Side Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament, which commenced yesterday. According to details, the teams were given 5 penalty shootout according to tournament’s …

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IPL cost Australia series against India; claims Sehwag

MUMBAI: Former Indian opening batsman, Virender Sehwag has stated that the Australian cricketers were afraid of their Indian counterparts as they didn’t want to miss on the lucrative IPL deals. “They are scared because of the next year’s mega IPL auctions. If they had sledged the Indian players in the …

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PCB unhappy with Inzamam for involvement in T10 event

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unhappy with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq’s involvement in an upcoming T10 tournament, which will be held in UAE later this year. Inzamam, who went to the Emirates to evaluate the team’s performance in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, is reportedly the owner of …

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Shahid Afridi moves from Zalmi to Kings


BIGGEST MOVEMENT OF PSL SEASON 3  By Syed M Osama KARACHI: The biggest trade of the HBL Pakistan Super League was finalised yesterday confirming Shahid Afridi’s move from Peshawar Zalmi to Karachi Kings. Afridi played a pivotal role in Zalmi’s victorious campaign last season before missing the final because of …

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Australian, Argentinian players arrive


9-A-SIDE HOCKEY TOURNEY BEGINS TODAY By Sports Reporter KARACHI: International hockey players from Australia and Argentina arrived here yesterday to participate in 9-A-Side Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament, which begins from today at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium, Karachi. Upon their arrival at the airport Argentinian goalkeepers said they will play their …

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Morrison, Elliot arrive in Lahore


PRAISE LAHORE QALANDARS’ TALENT HUNT PROGRAMME  From Our Sports Correspondent LAHORE: Former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott and prominent commentator Danny Morrison arrived here yesterday ahead of Lahore Qalandars’ Rising Stars matches. Addressing a press conference along with Lahore Qalandars owner Rana Fawad and Director of Cricket Aqib Javed, Elliott …

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Pakistan to host Davis Cup tie against Korea in Feb

From Our Sports Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will host the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group-I tie against Korea scheduled to be held from February 2 to 4, 2018. PTF Secretary Sanaullah Aman said a committee has been formed to look into the matters of the tie. “International Tennis Federation has allotted …

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Yasir Shah retains 15th position

ICC TEST BOWLERS RANKINGS  NC Sports Desk DUBAI: Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s eight wickets in the Abu Dhabi Test have helped him retain 15th place in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Bowling Rankings. However the first Test was won by Sri Lanka by 21 runs on Monday to take a …

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