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‘Pakistan can surprise in WC’

LONDON (Agencies): England’s former captain Nasser Hussain rated Pakistan as favourites to win the upcoming edition of the World Cup, pencilled in from May 30 to July 16 in England and Wales. Hussain, while talking to a renowned sports website, said that Pakistan had played terrible ODI cricket against Australia but still they will be…

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Liverpool legend Ian Rush is coming to Pakistan

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: English football club Liverpool’s legendary former striker and the team’s global ambassador, Ian Rush, is set to visit Pakistan this week during which he will promote football at the grassroots level in the country. In a post shared on Twitter, Pak Reds — the official Liverpool supporters club in Pakistan — announced…

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Djokovic knocked out by Medvedev

Monte Carlo (Agencies): World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Djokovic, twice a former champion in Monte Carlo, lost his serve five times as 10th seed Medvedev gained revenge for his last-16 defeat by the Serb…

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Off-form Amla makes South Africa World Cup squad

CAPE TOWN (Agencies): South Africa have included off-form opening batsman Hashim Amla in their squad for the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales starting next month, but there is no place for all-rounder Chris Morris. Amla’s selection has been the topic of hot debate. He has been a stalwart at the top of the…

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Djokovic into Monte Carlo quarters

Monte Carlo (Agencies): Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his win streak against US players as he reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Taylor Fritz on Thursday. Two-time tournament champion Djokovic has now won nine in a row over US players since losing at Wimbledon 2016 to Sam…

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Ireland captain Best to retire after World Cup

TEHRAN (Agencies): Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best has announced he will retire from professional rugby after the World Cup in Japan later his year. Best, 36, has been capped 116 times by his country and won the Six Nations four times, including Grand Slams in 2009 and 2018. “It is with mixed feelings that…

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Mendis, Siriwardana, Vandersay make comebacks in SL World Cup squad

Colombo (Agencies): Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks as Sri Lanka announced their 15-strong squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Siriwardana and Vandersay last played one-day internationals in October 2017, while Jeevan Mendis’ previous appearance in the format came in the 2015 World Cup match against…

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Aamir dropped as Pakistan announce 15-member World Cup squad

F.P. Report LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Aamir has been dropped from the World Cup squad as chief selector Inzimamul Haq announced the 15-member team in a press conference on Thursday. Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali are expected to lead the Pakistani pace attack. All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s availability in the squad…

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Arthur wants to continue as head coach after World Cup

F.P. Report LAHORE: Mickey Arthur has expressed the wish to continue as head coach of Pakistan cricket team beyond the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in England and Wales from May 30. According to local news channel reported that Arthur has communicated his wish for an extension in his contract to…

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PCB to announce 15 players squad for World Cup today

F.P. Report LAHORE: The selection committee of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce the much-awaited Pakistan squad for World Cup 2019, on Thursday (today). According to reports, a 15-player Pakistan squad will be chosen from a list of 23 players, who underwent fitness tests and participated in training sessions at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium from April…

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