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Bangladesh ban Shahadat for assaulting teammate

DHAKA (Agencies): The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday banned former national team fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for three years after he assaulted a teammate in a match. The temperamental Shahadat was reported by umpires after he was seen to slap and kick a teammate during a National Cricket League match on Sunday. The national federation…

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‘No guarantees for Murray at Davis Cup’

LONDON (Agencies): Andy Murray is a welcome addition to Britain’s Davis Cup team but there is no guarantee the former world number one will play in the singles, team captain Leon Smith has said. Murray, who underwent hip surgery in January, won the European Open in Antwerp last month but the three-times Grand Slam champion…

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Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter’s death

MADRID (Agencies): Luis Enrique has been reappointed Spain coach, having resigned from the role in June as his late daughter battled cancer, Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales said on Tuesday. Rubiales said Robert Moreno, the former assistant coach who steered Spain to Euro 2020 qualification after Luis Enrique left, wanted to stand down…

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England Army Women team arrives in Pakistan for six-day tour

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: England’s women hockey team Army on Wednesday arrived in Pakistan for a six-day tour, arranged by Pakistan Army Sports Directorate, in which they will play against several local and national teams. The guests had a practice session in Rawalpindi’s Army Hockey Stadium today. The team is scheduled to play against Pakistan’s women…

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Ponting warns Australia of Babar Azam threat ahead of Pakistan Tests

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has lauded Babar Azam as Pakistan’s danger man ahead of the upcoming Test series beginning Thursday. Babar is the No.3 ranked batsman in ODI’s as well as being the No1 T20 batsman, however, despite his modest career Test batting average of 35.28, Ponting is backing the 25-year-old right-hander…

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India association says Kazakhstan to host Pakistan Davis Cup tie

MUMBAI (Agencies): The International Tennis Federation has rejected Pakistan’s appeal against the decision to move its Davis Cup tie with India to a neutral venue and the fixture will be played in Kazakhstan, the Indian tennis association (AITA) told Reuters on Tuesday. The Asia/Oceania Group I tie, originally scheduled for Sept. 14-15, was postponed by…

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Messi’s late penalty gives Argentina 2-2 draw

TEL AVIV (Agencies): (Agencies): Lionel Messi scored a late penalty as Argentina drew 2-2 with Uruguay in a friendly held in Israel Monday, with the Jewish state considering the match a victory. The game pitted Messi against his Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, and it looked as though the Uruguayan had gotten the better of him…

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Nadal ends year as number one for fifth time

LONDON (Agencies): Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world number one for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday. The Spaniard did not make it beyond the group stage of last week’s ATP Finals in London but Novak Djokovic’s failure to reach the semi-finals meant Nadal closed the year…

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