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Amir dropped from Pakistan squad for Australia Tests

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamamul Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur has announced the 17-member Test squad for the two-match Test series against Australia. Fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been dropped from the side while left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz makes a comeback into the…

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Germany beats Turkey for right to host Euro 2024

ISTANBUL (Agencies): Germany on Thursday won the race to host the 2024 European Championship as UEFA backed a bid seen as safer than the rival Turkish proposal. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin announced the winner following a campaign that saw politics and concerns over human rights in Turkey play a central role. “I’d like to thank…

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Ronaldo cleared to face United in Champions League

LONDON (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for only one game after his dismissal in the Champions League, paving the way for his return for Juventus against his former club Manchester United, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday. Ronaldo’s Champions League debut for Juventus against Valencia last week lasted only 29 minutes before…

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Rixon hits out at PCB over lack of ‘professionalism’

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan fielding coach Steve Rixon has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their lack of professionalism. While speaking to Fairfax Media, the Aussie said it was logical to continue with the Pakistan side as their fielding coach till the 2019 World Cup but he chose not to because of PCB’s…

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Murray beats Goffin to reach Shenzhen Open quarter-finals

BEIJING (Agencies): Britain’s Andy Murray beat world number 11 David Goffin – his highest-ranked opponent since returning from hip surgery – to reach the Shenzhen Open quarter-finals. Scot Murray, 31, won 6-3 6-4 against the Belgian top seed in China. Former world number one Murray, now ranked 311th in the world, returned in June after…

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Asia Cup: Bangladesh defeat Pakistan by 37 runs

Monitoring Desk ABU DHABI: Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by 37 runs to qualify for the final clash against India in the Asia Cup on Wednesday. According to details, Bangladesh managed to score 239 in the limited 50 over after losing three quick wickets as Junaid Khan was impressive and the Bangladesh top order was unable to…

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Usman Qadir declares intent to play for Australia

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Though legspinners are famously furtive about revealing their intentions, there is no such secrecy about Usman Qadir’s desire to emulate his father Abdul Qadir by playing international cricket. Not for Pakistan, the land of his birth, but for Australia, the country he has found increasingly receptive to his maturing repertoire of legbreaks,…

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Derby sends Man Utd crashing out

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Up in the Old Trafford seats with the rest of the non-playing Manchester United squad, Paul Pogba will surely have reflected that, given recent events, this was one humiliation he was happy to miss – although even he could not have imagined just how spectacularly bad it would become. Taking into account…

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