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Thousands gather outside Sarfraz’s home

KARACHI – Champions Trophy winning captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Rumman Raees Tuesday reached Pakistan with the trophy, and were warmly welcomed by Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhter at the Jinnah International Airport along with thousands of fans. Pakistan had crushed India in the final of ICC ...

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Iranian midfielder Hajisafi linked with move to Greece’s Panionios club

Iranian footballer Ehsan Hajisafi has reportedly been linked with a move to the Greek association football club Panionios Gymnastikos Syllogos Smyrnis, commonly known as Panionios GSS FC, in the Superleague Greece. According to reports published in Greek media outlets, the 27-year-old Iranian, who plays as a midfielder for Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Sport Club ...

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Tennis: Federer fine tunes Wimbledon assault in Halle

HALLE WESTFALEN  – Roger Federer is in action at Halle this week as the Swiss legend puts the finishing touches to his assault on an eighth Wimbledon title. Federer, who made his comeback after skipping the entire clay court season at Stuttgart last week, faces Lu Yen-Hsun, Taiwan s world number ...

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Victorious cricketers get heroes’ welcome on reaching Lahore

LAHORE  – Four members of victorious Pakistan cricket team which won the Champions Trophy title in England got heroes’ welcome on reaching the Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday, Dunya News reported. Pakistan beat arch-rivals India by 180 runs in the final to win the Champions ...

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Ireland eye end to long wait for Test status

BELFAST  – They have beaten West Indies, England and Pakistan and now Cricket Ireland are targetting London on Thursday when they expect to be given Test match status by the International Cricket Council. In February, the ICC agreed “in principle” that this week s meeting in London had “the potential to ...

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Sarfraz named captain of ICC Champions Trophy Team

 The International Cricket Council has named the Team of the Champions Trophy 2017 as Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been crowned the captain after he led his side to a fairytale finish of the tournament. The squad named by ICC include seven players from the two finalists as three English ...

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Fakhar Zaman to get one kanal plot in Bahria Town

KARACHI  – Chief Executive Officer Bahria Town Ali Riaz Malik announced one kanal plot for Fakhar Zaman in Bahria Sports City on his match winning performance in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against India. Ali Riaz, who is the son of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, said Fakhar’s ...

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Police deployed outside Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s residence

(Web Desk) – In an exciting match that saw Pakistan cross the line rather comfortably and beat arch rivals India by a whopping margin of 180 runs, two completely different reactions were displayed on and off the field. Whilst the Pakistani fans rejoiced and celebrated on the streets, the Indian ...

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Pakistan ‘pressure’ got to India, says Kohli

LONDON  – India captain Virat Kohli said the pressure created by Pakistan s bowlers proved too much for his title-holders to handle in a stunning 180-run Champions Trophy final defeat at The Oval. After Kohli won the toss and, surprisingly, opted to field first, Pakistan posted an imposing total of 338 ...

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