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

ICC chief executive backs Amir to tour England


DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson expects Pakistan quick bowler Mohammad Amir to tour England next month, saying the former spot-fixer’s return is a “good thing” for the sport. Amir, 24, featured in two one-day internationals against New Zealand in January and the Pakistan Cricket Board have …

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NBP moves into football tourney semis

By Sports Reporter KARACHI: NBP moved in semi-final after defeating Usmanabad by 6-2 in 4th quarter of All Pakistan NBP Dr Muhammad Ali Shah Memorial Football Tournament here yesterday. The outstanding performance by Farooque made the NBP victorious in the tournament where he polled 3 goals while Maqbool was also …

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Messi appears in court at tax fraud trial in Spain


BARCELONA: Argentina and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi, one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, arrived yesterday at a Barcelona court to take the stand for the first time at his tax fraud trial in Spain. The 28-year-old, who wore a black suit and tie, was cheered and jeered as he …

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Ajmal appointed Director Development Cricket SBP


LAHORE: Pakistan’s ace spinner Saeed Ajmal has been appointed Director Development Cricket in Sports Board Punjab (SBP) to trace young and potential players at grassroots level. Saeed Ajmal, who has been conferred with Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his cricketing services for the country, has been assigned duties to supervise cricket academies, revival …

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Ex-hockey hero Mansoor needs peacemaker

By Sports Reporter KARACHI: Once known as the World’s Greatest Hockey Goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed is now fighting for his life and also facing severe financial constraints. According to details, admitted on Bed No. 10 of NICVD former Pakistani hockey captain Mansoor Ahmed is suffering from heart ailment and he needs …

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Governor KP Tour of Mohmand National Cycle Race tomorrow

From Our Sports Correspondent PESHAWAR: The second edition of the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tour of Mohmand National Cycle Race of 55kg from historical bordering village Gharsal Pass to Agency Headquarter Ghalani will be held tomorrow. Flanked by Organizing Secretary Nisar Ahmad, Syed Azhar Ali Shah, who himself was an international …

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Intervarsity Women’s Volleyball Championship begins

By Sports Reporter KARACHI: Higher Education Commission’s 38th Inter-University Women’s Volleyball Championship 2016 commenced yesterday at Punjab University’s New Gymnasium in Lahore. On the first day, eight matches were played among Punjab University, COMSAT, Karachi University, Lahore College for Women University, University of Sargodha and other universities. In this three-day …

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Pakistan team minus Amir granted UK visa


PCB awaiting response on status of pacer’s application By Sports Reporter KARACHI: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who spent time in jail and served a five-year ban for spot-fixing, has not been granted a visa for the upcoming tour of England so far. According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sources, Mohammad …

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Indo-Pak high-voltage game on June 4


ICC Champions Trophy 2017 scheduled announced By Sports Reporter KARACHI: Pakistan will take on the traditional rivals, India, next year on June 4 in their first group-stage game of the ICC Champions Trophy set to be held in England. International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the fixtures for the eight-team tournament …

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