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Pakistan 50-1 against England at 1st day close

(AFP) – Pakistan were 50 for one in reply to England s first innings 184, a deficit of 134 runs, at stumps on the first day of the first Test at Lord s on Thursday. Azhar Ali was 18 not out and Haris Sohail 21 not out in the first of this two-match series. Earlier, England suffered

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AB de Villiers shocks fans with sudden retirement from international cricket

(Web Desk) – Veteran South African cricketer AB de Villiers aka Mr. 360 degree on Wednesday announced sudden retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. The 34-year-old batsman posted a video message on popular micro-blogging website Twitter. “I want to let you know that I’ve decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect.

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Home comforts for England as Pakistan seek Test revival

(Web Desk) – Pakistan arrived in England to play a Test series for the second time in under two years but with a young team and players who haven t quite explored this part of the world. While the visitors do not have the experience of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, in their new captain Sarfraz Ahmed,

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Pakistan hockey player Afshah Noreen signs with Australian club

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan women hockey player Afshah Noreen has signed to play hockey for Queensland-based, Cairns hockey club in Australia. The forward who has been in and out of the national team has managed to sign a three-month contract with the club down under. Speaking to the media before her departure, Afshah said

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ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier schedule announced

(Web Desk) – The tournament will be played in the Netherlands from 7 to 14 July with all matches classified as T20 internationals. Teams look forward to eight-nation event in the Netherlands from 7-14 July with all matches classified as T20 internationals Women’s Global Development Squad named to play ECB Super League sides immediately after

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Serena’s French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate

PARIS (AFP) – The decision by French Open organisers not to grant Serena Williams a seeding on her long-awaited Grand Slam return has prompted renewed focus on the sport s policy towards female players and parenthood. “French Open is punishing Serena Williams for having a baby” read a USA Today headline, arguing an expection for the

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Manchester United named most valuable football team

PARIS (AFP) – Manchester United may have finished second in the English Premier League this season but the club is top of the table in terms of overall value, according to a report by accounting firm KPMG on Wednesday. The Red Devils  overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than 3.2 billion

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‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure

LONDON (AFP) – Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his “fearless” side have everything to gain when they face an “under the pump” England in the first Test at Lord s on Thursday. England will be looking for some much-needed home comfort after recent winless Test tours of Australia and New Zealand extended their poor away record

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Over 12 thousand students appeared in Zalmi cricket trials

LAHORE (APP) – Over 12 thousands students belonging to KPK government schools appeared in cricket trials for the selection of teams to take part in the Zalmi school cricket league to be played later this year in KPK. “Massive number of students belonging to twenty five thousand government schools of the KPK took part in

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Sri Lanka hikes cricket wages by 34 percent

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka s cricket board on Tuesday increased wages for national players by more than a third after making record profits in 2017. A total of 33 players under contract to Sri Lanka Cricket will also see match fees increase substantially despite dismal results on the field last year. “Sri Lanka Cricket raised

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