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Batsman with bad performance should be eased out: Zaheer Abbas

KARACHI (Agencies) – In an interview to a local news agency legendary Zaheer Abbas has advised the Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint a batting coach with the national team.   The former Pakistan skipper also suggested that senior players in the side had become a liability and should now be eased out of the team.   “I see the failure …

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Pakistan rout South Africa in T20

CENTURION (AFP) – Pakistan scored a crushing 95-run victory over South Africa in the second and final Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park here on Sunday. Mohammasd Hafeez scored 86 and took three wickets for 25 runs, while fast bowler Umar Gul took five for six as South Africa collapsed to 100 all out in reply to Pakistan s 195 for seven.   …

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Olympics: IOC warns on Pakistan meddling claims

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it had issued a warning over alleged political interference in Pakistan s national organisation.   “The IOC will continue to support the Pakistan Olympic Association, whose office-bearers were duly and democratically elected last year,” a spokesman for the Lausanne-based body told AFP in an emailed statement.   “The IOC condemns the current attempts of …

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali in critical condition

NEW ORLEANS: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been admitted to a hospital in United States as brother of the former heavyweight champion fears Ali could be dead in days. Ali celebrated his 71st birthday last month. He suffers from Parkinson s disease for last 30 years. It’s a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular …

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England female cricketer wants to play for men’s eleven

LONDON: According to The Guardian newspaper said on Monday that Taylor, one of the leading players in international women s cricket, is set to travel to India later this week as a member of an England squad who will be defending the 50-over World Cup title they won in Australia. The 23-year-old played her school cricket for Sussex-based Brighton College, where …

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Pakistan beat India by 85 runs in 2nd ODI

COLCATA: Pakistan remains unbeaten at Eden Gardens against India by winning all four matches played here. Pakistan has lost only one match here against Sri Lanka.Dhoni blames top order batting for defeat.Nasir Jhamshed declared man of the match for scoring century.Pakistani openers once again played successful innings. Misbahul Haq said Umar Gul, Juniad and Ajmal bowled extremely well.Pakistan have won …

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Misbah terms India tour as ‘big test’

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has termed the upcoming India tour as a big test of the team, SAMAA reports on Wednesday. He said to win the series; the team must perform as a unit. ‘All the players have to perform well as the team does not need only few individuals to play their best game’, he said. Misbah advised …

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Boxing: Khan knows he needs big win over Molina

LOS ANGELES: Britain’s Amir Khan, trying to fight his way back into the world title picture after back-to-back losses, faces a must-win matchup on Saturday against unbeaten American Carlos Molina. Khan was stopped in the fourth round last July by America’s Danny Garcia in a showdown for two world titles after a controversial loss to US fighter Lamont Peterson last …

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Tennis: Clijsters bids farewell with Venus Williams win

ANTWERPEN: Former world number one Kim Clijsters celebrated the end of her sparkling tennis career with a victory in an exhibition match against American rival Venus Williams on Wednesday. The Belgian, who won 41 career single titles, played her last official match at the US Open in August, but was keen to play for one last time in front of …

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