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PCB cancels Mohammad Hasnain’s NOC for CPL

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has cancelled the no objection certificate (NOC) granted to fast- bowler Mohammad Hasnain that allowed him to feature in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and instructed him to return to Pakistan immediately to take part in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy after the media raised the…

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ITF says Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie to be held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said the upcoming Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India has been rescheduled for the week commencing November 15 in Islamabad. The ITF in its statement regarding the Asia/Oceania Group I tie between Pakistan and India said, “The Davis Cup Committee has determined that the Davis…

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Satisfied with security in Pakistan, says Thirimanne

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Sri Lanka stand-in One-day International (ODI) captain Lahiru Thirimanne has expressed his confidence in the security plan for the upcoming limited-overs series tour to Pakistan. While speaking in an interview, Thirimanne said that his family is on board with his decision to tour. “My complete focus is on cricket, not security,” he…

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Pakistan’s Waseem knocks out Filipino to become flyweight champ

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan’s pugilist Mohammad Waseem made the nation proud when he won his world ranking fight by knocking out Philippines Canrado Tanamor at Dubai’s Caesars on late Friday. According information received here, Wasim took only 82 seconds to knock out the Filipino in the first round of the flyweight bout. The 32-year-old, who last…

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Mane, Salah combine to maintain Liverpool’s perfect start

LIVERPOOL (Agencies): Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by coming from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday. The European champions have a history of starting slowly in early kick-offs under Jurgen Klopp and only arose from their slumber after the Magpies…

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Andrew Strauss appointed ECB’s cricket committee chairman

LONDON (Agencies): Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as cricket committee chairman and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new role. The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, stepped down as ECB’s director of cricket last year to…

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Pogba, Martial, Shaw ruled out as injury crisis hits Man United

LONDON (Agencies): Manchester United are facing an injury crisis on their return to Premier League action, with Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw set to miss Saturday’s clash against Leicester City. Pogba sustained an ankle injury during United’s 1-1 draw before the international break, while Martial and Shaw have not featured since United’s 2-1…

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Naomi Osaka changes coach for second time in 2019

TOKYO (Agencies): Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka announced on Friday she was splitting with her coach, her second break-up this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings. On the eve of the Pan Pacific Open tournament in Osaka, western Japan, the 21-year-old announced she would no longer be working with…

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Gasol saves Spain to set up World Cup final with Argentina

BEIJING (Agencies): NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain on Friday as they beat Australia after a thrilling second overtime period and will play Argentina in the Basketball World Cup final. An enthralling semi-final between Australia and Spain was 71-71 at the end of regulation time and the two sides could not be separated at the…

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