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PCB awaits Hafeez’s bowling test report

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said the test report of seasoned off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action in biomechanics facility in Lahore is still awaited. “Hafeez’s bowling action was tested at the biomechanics facility in Lahore and its report is yet to come. Once the report comes and ...

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Just playing well not enough, says Tamim

DHAKA: Bangladesh should not be content with just playing well but must rather try to win Test matches, opener Tamim Iqbal said on Wednesday ahead of the second Test against England in Dhaka. The home side were highly praised for the thrilling contest in the first Test in Chittagong, which ...

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Squad retained for third Test

LAHORE: The Inzamam-ul-Haq-headed national selection committee has retained the 15-member squad for the third and final Test against the West Indies starting in Sharjah on Oct 30. Squad: Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad ...

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Stokes strikes twice to foil Bangladesh fairytale win

CHITTAGONG: Paceman Ben Stokes picked up the last two wickets in three balls to give England a thrilling 22-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test at Chittagong on Monday, as the tourists maintained their perfect record against the South Asian side. It was England’s ninth straight Test win over ...

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Umpiring blunders take the Test into final day

THIS has so far been a nightmarish Test match for the field umpires — Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth — both from England, who between them have eight of their decision reversed by TV umpire Paul Reiffel. Like the players, the umpires too also appear to have good and bad ...

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Tennis: Kuznetsova one win from WTA Finals

MOSCOW (AFP) – Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced into the final of the Kremlin Cup on Friday with a hard-fought win over fourth seed Ukrainian Elina Svitolina to give her hopes of making the WTA Finals a further boost. Russia s two-time Grand Slam title winner, ranked ninth, won 6-1, 6-7 (2/7), ...

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Anderson set to miss first India Test

CHITTAGONG: Eng­land’s record-breaking bowler Jimmy Anderson, who has already been ruled out of the current tour of Bangladesh, will miss next month’s first Test against India, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday. “I don’t think he’ll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but ...

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‘I dreamt of an martial art academy as a child’

Imran Ali, 35, established the first martial arts training academy in the garrison city by the name of Sholian Tai Chi Kung Fu Academy where he trains children and youngsters in Karate, Kung-fu, boxing and gymnastics. He says he did so because he could not join an academy to train ...

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