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Afghan girls fight prejudice with martial arts

KABUL: On a snowy mountaintop to the west of Kabul, a group of Afghan girls practise the flowing movements of Wushu, a sport developed from ancient Chinese kung fu martial arts, stretching and bending and slashing the air with bright swords. In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, …

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PCB to push for elimination of Big Three system at ICC meeting

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan said that he would push for the elimination of the Big Three governance system and revenue distribution formula, besides opposing the proposal for four-day Test matches at the ICC Board meeting in Dubai. “We want the Big Three governance system and …

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Pakistan cricket will rise again, says Inzamam

LAHORE: Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq believes Pakistan cricket despite its present woes will rise again at the world stage. “Yes, currently we are passing through a difficult phase but Pakistan cricket will stage a comeback,” Inzamam said while attending a function as guest of the Sports Journalists Association of Lahore (SJAL) …

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We are determined to win the World Cup after bagging Colombo qualifier: Sana Mir

With pl­en­ty of energy and high hopes, the Pakistan women’s cricket team is ready for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Colombo. We know the enormity of the task as well as its importance and that makes us more passionate and determined to do well in this event. If …

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Series win over England in all formats memorable: Kohli

BANGALORE: Ecstatic after India beat England in all three formats of the game, captain Virat Kohli termed the entire series as a memorable one with a lot of positives for the national cricket team going forward. “It’s a memorable series win for us, the whole tour. It’s been a brilliant …

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I’ll assess fitness before WI tour to decide future: Misbah

LAHORE: Emphasising age is not the real factor in sports and brushing aside the retirement talk from some quarters, beleaguered Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday said he would assess his physical fitness level prior to the West Indies tour before deciding upon his international career. “Obviously, some people were waiting …

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Pakistan beat India by 7 wickets in blind World T20 Championship

Pakistan’s blind cricket team on Tuesday beat India by seven wickets during a match played in Dehli in the blind World T20 Championship 2017. With India’s defeat, the Pakistani team has earned their third consecutive win in the tournament. India won the toss and chose to bat first and managed …

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Steven Finn to replace Andre Russell in Islamabad United squad

England seamer Steven Finn will replace West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell in Pakistan Super League defending champions Islamabad United’s squad for the upcoming tournament, the Islamabad United manager told DawnNews Wednesday. Russell has been banned from cricket for a year by an independent anti-doping panel over a whereabouts clause violation …

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PCB must break out of its cocoon on Test captaincy

WHY are we so depressed over Pakistan’s recent drubbing Down Under? Seldom touring teams, particularly those from the Sub-continent, enjoy their time in Australia — where home team more often than not bring out their A-brand game. If Pakistan’s past shows on Aussie soil is any yardstick then a rational …

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PSL trophy unveiling ceremony on 6th

LAHORE: The trophy unveiling ceremony of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Feb 6. Captains of the five participating teams, PSL chairman Najam Sethi, franchise owners and management would be present on the occasion and a news …

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