ISLAMABAD (APP): South African great Hashim Amla has named Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousaf as his most admired Pakistani cricketers. “Wasm, Waqar, Younis and Yousaf were the guys I watched and thought, wow! Look at these cricketers. It is brilliant to see guys like Wasim Akram and Mushtaq Ahmed now being…

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MADRID (Agencies): Lionel Messi confirmed on Monday that Barcelona’s players will take a 70 per cent pay cut and make financial contributions to ensure the club’s other employees are paid in full during the state of alarm in Spain. In a lengthy message posted on his Instagram account, Messi also took another swipe at the…

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NEW YORK (Agencies): Unbeaten UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is expecting a fifth postponement of his long-awaited fight against American Tony Ferguson. The pair were set to meet on 18 April in New York but the venue was ruled out because of the coronavirus pandemic. UFC president Dana White said UFC 249 would “99.9%” take…

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LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez believes that there is no comparison between Pakistan’s batting maestro Babar Azam and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. While speaking during an interview on a local news channel, Hafeez heaped praise on the duo but refrained from comparing them. “I think it’s not right to compare these two…

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LONDON (Agencies): Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports. All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) officials earlier said the June 29-July 12 event would not be played behind closed doors and postponement was…

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KABUL (TOLO News): The release of Taliban prisoners that was expected to begin on Tuesday has been postponed, a government official confirmed, saying that first a Taliban team will be sent to Kabul to discuss technical matters regarding the process. Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said in a tweet that the…

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KABUL (TOLO News): Amid increasing violence in recent days across almost half of Afghanistan – 15 provinces–officials and other sources on Monday reported the latest attacks in two provinces, Takhar in the northeast and Zabul in the south, which caused casualties among Afghan forces. Sources said that at least 13 security force members were killed…

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KABUL (TOLO News): The 21-day lockdown in the city of Kabul and its provincial districts has affected small businesses, especially shop owners and workers, who said they are concerned about how to afford the needs of their families. So far, 145 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Afghanistan, according to the Public Health…

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KABUL (TOLO News): It will be nearly impossible to fight COVID-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. “Plans to prevent and respond to the virus must urgently move forward before it gains a…

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BALKH (Ariana News): Some 75 prisoners, sentenced to less than 5 years in jail, have been released from Balkh Central Jail because of the coronavirus outbreak. Bashir Tawhidi, deputy governor of Balkh, says that the prisoners have been let go on the president’s verdict. According to him, there will be more releases. Following the warning…

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