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Another pullout as Pakistan skips Women’s Asian Cup

KARACHI: The Faisal Saleh Hayat-led faction of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has continued its practice of pulling national teams out of international tournaments. The latest withdrawal came from the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, the qualifiers of which are due to be held in April next year, in a ...

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Wahab Riaz still falls short of being a spearhead: Waqar

SHARJAH: Wahab Riaz’s five-wicket haul in West Indies’ first-innings of the final Test kept the tourists’ score in check, but he needs to be more consistent with not only taking wickets but also ensuring accuracy with the ball, according to former captain Waqar Younis. His five for 88 at Sharjah ...

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Tennis: Murray to face Verdasco in Paris opener

PARIS (AFP) – Andy Murray will meet Fernando Verdasco in his opening match at the Paris Masters after the Spaniard advanced at the expense of injured Dutchman Robin Haase on Monday. Verdasco, a former world number seven, was leading 6-2, 3-2 before a hip injury forced Haase to throw in ...

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West Indies struggle after Pakistan’s 281

West Indies had lost the key wicket of Darren Bravo and were a shaky 38-3, trailing by 243 runs, at lunch on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan on Monday. Bravo (11) miscued a drive off a flighted ball from spinner Zulfiqar Babar and was ...

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England stutter after Bangladesh collapse

DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal scored his eighth Test century before Moeen Ali took 5-57 to spark a spectacular collapse as England dismissed Bangladesh for 220 runs on the first day of the second Test on Friday. In a topsy-turvy day’s play in Dhaka, opener Tamim made a quickfire 104 off 147 ...

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Saqlain Mushtaq to coach England cricket team in India

Former Pakistan Test Cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq will travel to India next month where he will serve as spin consultant for the England team ahead of five Test match series. Saqlain confirmed to DawnNews that he got a 15 days visa and will fly to India on Nov 1. The first ...

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‘Ajmal may be recalled on domestic cricket performance’

ISLAMABAD: Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq says seasoned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal may return to the national team on the basis of his performance in domestic cricket. “Ajmal has done well in the National T20 Cup. If he continues his form in domestic cricket and the need arises he may get the chance ...

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Freestyler Jawad Blunt looks to fulfil London dream

KARACHI: He chuckled when asked if his stage name was inspired by James Blunt before saying no. But Pakistan freestyler Jawad Blunt’s eyes lit up when he was asked about what he plans to do when he travels to the British musician’s land for the Red Bull Street Style World ...

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