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The Armless Cricketer

The remarkable story of Aamir Hussain Lone By Tahir Ibn Manzoor  It is a story that has gone viral across social media outlets and captured the hearts of people all over the world. Aamir Hussain Lone, captain of Kashmir’s para-cricket team, is a true manifestation of the strength of human spirit, overcoming his own physical disability to

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Cricket: Chief Selector Inzamam Urges Patience as Pakistan Rebuild

LAHORE, April 19 – Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has called for patience as he begins his new role as chief selector and says there is no quick fix to solving the side’s problems. Pakistan rose to number two in the test rankings last year after series wins in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and by beating

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Windies Final Triumph Hailed As ‘One of The Best Ever’

LONDON, April 4  – Carlos Brathwaite‘s four consecutive sixes that carried West Indies victory over England in the World Twenty20 final capped what former players and journalists described as one of the sport’s greatest matches on Monday. With the West Indies requiring 19 runs for victory off the last over, the Barbadian needed just four

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Pakistan Cricket: The Way Forward

By Razia Desai Aiming for the boundary but landing far short of a length. This would be an appropriate description of what ails Pakistani cricket at the moment. The national team’s hasty exit from the World T20 tournament has, in recent weeks, led to intense criticism from former players, followed by media reports of the

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Pakistan’s World T20 Match Against India Moved To Kolkata

NEW DELHI, March 9  – Pakistan’s concerns over security at Dharamsala have led to shifting of their March 19 World Twenty20 match against hosts India to Kolkata, organizers said on Wednesday. “Safety and security of the event is of paramount importance to ICC,” International Cricket Council Chief Executive David Richardson told reporters. Pakistan had sent

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Cricket: ICC Launches Corruption Probe on Hong Kong Team

By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI, March 7 – Cricket’s world governing body (ICC) said on Monday that its anti-corruption unit was probing the Hong Kong team but ruled out any match-fixing angle to its investigation. A day after ICC anti-corruption unit head Ronnie Flanagan revealed the case in Mumbai, the ruling body’s chief executive Dave

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The Pakistan Super League: What a beauty

By Omar R Quraishi Who would have thought a couple of years ago, when the Indian Premier League launched and was in full swing, and where Pakistani players were considered persona non grata, that Pakistan would get its own T20 league. Thanks to the Pakistan Cricket Board and in particular executive board member Najam Sethi,

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West Indies Cricketer Fined for “Disrespecting” Reporter

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Jan 5 – West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been fined A$10,000 ($7,197) by the Melbourne Renegades Twenty20 team for asking an Australian TV reporter out on a date and directing personal comments at her during a televised pitchside interview. Gayle had earlier suggested Monday’s incident was a “simple joke” that

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India’s Finance Minister Sues Rival Politician for Slander

By Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – India’s finance minister sued the Delhi chief minister for 100 million rupees ($1.51 million) on Monday for slander, escalating a battle between the ruling party and the opposition that has stalled key reform legislation in parliament. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s office said he filed civil and

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Twenty20 Helps Asylum Seekers Break Down Barriers Down Under

By Iain Boyd SYDNEY, Nov 22 – A shared love of cricket is helping a team of Sri Lankan asylum seekers break down barriers and build relationships in Australia, even among some of the most fervent supporters of the country’s hardline immigration policies. The team’s name, Ocean 12, is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the way

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