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Zaman, Imam set new record for Pakistan’s highest-ever partnership in ODIs

Zaman, Imam set new record for Pakistan’s highest-ever partnership in ODIs

Pakistan are 282-0 at the end of 39 overs in the fourth match of their five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. The left-handed pairing of Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq have broken the record of Pakistan’s highest partnership in ODI cricket for any wicket. The pair surpassed the previous record of 263 runs, set […]

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games including Witcher and GTA

Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games including Witcher and GTA

Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, Assassins Creed 2 and Witcher, for unspecified violations of rules […]

Croatian experience up against English youth for place in final

Croatian experience up against English youth for place in final

ST PETERSBURG: It’s taken them both a long time to get back here. 28 years for England, 20 for Croatia. It’s something that will make them both want to make most of the opportunity they have. It’s a grand one, reaching the World Cup final has eluded some of their best players in recent history, […]

It’s Lovren against Kane, once again

It’s Lovren against Kane, once again

ST PETERSBURG: Last October, Dejan Lovren was tormented so badly by Harry Kane that he could’ve been forgiven for feeling at that stage that his Liverpool days were numbered. Taken off just past the half-hour mark in Liverpool’s 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, the Croatian defender’s performance came under intense scrutiny. Former […]

PCB to charge Ahmed Shehzad after dope test turns up positive

PCB to charge Ahmed Shehzad after dope test turns up positive

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday decided to issue a charge-sheet to Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad after his dope test was confirmed positive by an independent review board. “Independent Review Board report on doping case has been received by PCB. Cricketer Ahmad Shahzad has tested positive for a banned substance. PCB will issue charge […]

Spain blame game begins after World Cup penalty heartache

Spain blame game begins after World Cup penalty heartache

Spain’s World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at a major tournament. Following humiliation at the hands of the Netherlands in 2014 and a limp defeat to Italy at Euro 2016, this was perhaps the most galling exit of all, given it came at […]

Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

Neymar flaunted his flair and his theatrics with a goal and an assist on Monday at the World Cup. The world’s most expensive player led Brazil over Mexico 2-0 and into the quarterfinals of the tournament for the seventh straight time. Neymar broke through Mexico’s stern resistance by setting up the opener when his back-heel […]

Kohli says flexible batting order can ‘surprise’ India’s opponents

Kohli says flexible batting order can ‘surprise’ India’s opponents

Kohli says flexible batting order can ‘surprise’ India’s opponents DUBLIN (AFP) – Virat Kohli believes a flexible batting order will help keep India’s opponents guessing while they are in Ireland and England. India launched their tour with a 78-run thrashing of Ireland in the first Twenty20 international in Dublin on Wednesday. Kohli, one of the […]

Who needs football? Cricket has billion-plus fans, survey finds

Who needs football? Cricket has billion-plus fans, survey finds

NEW DELHI;The football World Cup may be attracting viewers across the planet but cricket has a huge audience too, with a fanbase of more than a billion people, a major new survey says. The report, conducted by Nielsen Sports for the International Cricket Council, put the number of fans at 1.039 billion — mostly male, […]

Umar Akmal’s remarks on fixing approaches startle PCB, ICC

Umar Akmal’s remarks on fixing approaches startle PCB, ICC

Umar Akmal’s recent statement regarding fixing approaches has managed to startle both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC), with the former summoning him for an explanation and the latter launching an investigation — ESPNcricinfo reported Akmal, who is out of favour with Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur, on Sunday told Samaa TV that he was […]

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