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Struggling Younis denies retirement tweet

BRISBANE: Out of form senior batsman Younis Khan denied on Wednesday tweeting a plan to retire from one-day internationals after the ongoing World Cup, saying he was working hard to come good for his team. A tweet from a supposedly official Younis account on Tuesday said he was going to retire from white-ball cricket after [...]

Pakistan’s back to back wins in the World Cup warm-up games against Bangladesh and England have come as a breath of fresh air. Prior to these victories, there was little to rejoice for Pakistan cricket fans as the team not only lost a series of games in New Zealand, the spate of injuries to some [...]

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THE national cricket selectors have, indeed, come of age. A quick glance at Pakistan’s World Cup squad named on Wednesday can tell you that. In a rare show of wisdom, backed by a sense of merit and history, they have selected a worthy bunch of 15 for the extravaganza that simultaneously begins in Australia and [...]

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LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked the provincial government to take urgent steps in coordination with the federal government to ensure rapid progress on the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to eradicate terrorism and extremism.   The prime minister said this in a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on [...]

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DURBAN: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq led his side to a three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-dayer Thursday, setting up a series decider in the final match in Benoni on Sunday. Misbah made 80 and Imran Farhat scored 93 as Pakistan chased down South Africa’s total of 234 for nine with eight balls to [...]

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KARACHI: Pakistan are hoping to finish among the top eight teams at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship 2013, which is to be held from June 9-15 in Mulhouse, France, with 32 nations from all five continents participating. Pakistan finished 22nd in the 2011 edition of the championship, losing to Ireland, Denmark, and Malaysia, [...]

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KARACHI: The Pakistan football team started off their first international assignment of the year on a high note as they defeated Nepal 1-0 in their opening match of the tour in Kahtmandu yesterday. The solitary goal against Nepal was scored by Danish-Pakistani striker Hassan Bashir in the last minute of the match to bring victory to [...]

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KARACHI: Player of the year Mohammad Hafeez wants Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to schedule more test matches for the national team. Pakistan are restricted after rival teams refused to tour the country following a gun attack on the Sri Lanka squad in 2009 but the national Twenty20 captain still believes more tests are possible. “I would [...]

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The Press Club Mumbai hosted the Sufi rock band from Lahore again after nearly seven years on Monday. The Mekaal Hasan Band (MHB), formed in Lahore Pakistan in 1999, combines jazz, classical sufi rock and soul to create a critically acclaimed, distinctive East-West style that has won numerous awards and nominations. MHB’s original line up [...]

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NEW DELHI: Pakistan bowlers dominated again to dismiss their arch rivals India for 167 in the third and final One-day International here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground on Sunday. After captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first, the Indian batsmen failed to take advantage of the slow and dry [...]

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