Archive for May 2018

Shan Masood attains highest ever average

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Test opener Shan Masood has not had the best of times with bat in the longest format playing for Pakistan, as the batsman has struggled to seal his spot at the top, India based sports website reported on Monday. However, Masood possesses some magnificent and remarkable numbers in List A cricket.…

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India resists Australia overtures for Adelaide day-night Test

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Australian cricket chiefs are still trying to convince reluctant India to play a day-night Test in Adelaide this year after releasing their international playing schedule on Monday. Cricket Australia have scheduled the opening Test of the four-Test India series in Adelaide from December 6-10, with hopes it will be a pink ball…

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Azarenka back in Europe

Monitoring Desk Paris: Former world number one Victoria Azarenka is returning to compete in Europe after a custody battle over her son prevented her from leaving the United States. The 28-year-old Belarus star confirmed she would be lining up at the Madrid Open from May 5 in a post on Twitter on Monday. “Mommy and…

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Malaysia likely to host PSL-2019: reports

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: If the news of popular cricket website cricinfo is to believed, then the Pakistan Cricket Board will host fourth installment of flagship Pakistan Super League (PSL-2019) in Malaysia. The news pertaining to rupture in longstanding relationship of PCB and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) emanated soon after the latter decided to host number…

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Messi hat-trick seals Barca’s 25th title in style

Monitoring Desk Madrid: Barcelona claimed their 25th La Liga title on Sunday as a Lionel Messi hat-trick secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna that wrapped up the league with four matches to spare. Ernesto Valverde’s men completed a league and cup double after thrashing Sevilla 5-0 in last week’s Copa del Rey…

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Pakistan Star wins Queen Elizabeth II Cup

F.P. Report Hong Kong: Pakistan Star clinched the Queen Elizabeth II Cup for jockey William Buick in Hong Kong Sunday, the highlight of three Group One spring races with a total purse of HK$58 million ($7.4 million). Known for being unpredictable, the five-year-old stormed to victory by a large margin in the final strides and…

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Elections on time a national priority: Govt

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The national unity government leaders met to discuss Oct 20 parliamentary and district council elections, the voter registration drive and distribution of the paper ID cards. Chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, the meeting at the Presidential Palace talked about security for the elections, voter registration and ID cards centers, a statement from…

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Daesh operating military base in Jalalabad: Hazrat Ali

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The national unity government leaders met to discuss Oct 20 parliamentary and district council elections, the voter registration drive and distribution of the paper ID cards. Chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, the meeting at the Presidential Palace talked about security for the elections, voter registration and ID cards centers, a statement from…

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Vaccines rescue nearly 3m children a year: MoPH

  Monitoring Desk KABUL: Vaccination helped save the lives of nearly three million children per year in Afghanistan, but still 1.5 million children are at risk of contracting the deadly polio disease and other fatal diseases, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The MoPH marked World Immunization Week in Kabul with this year’s…

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Mafia circles operate under shadow of Taliban, ISIS

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province are saying that the Mafia circles have stepped up operations under the shadow of Taliban and ISIS terrorist group. Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said at least three people including two soldiers were assassinated in Jalalabad city a while ago with the Taliban and ISIS…

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