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Hasan Ali signs up for Caribbean Premier League

Pakistan pacer and Champions Trophy hero Hasan Ali has been signed by West Indies’ popular T20 venture Caribbean Premier League (CPL), sources within the Pakistan Cricket Board said. According to the sources, the star bowler will be featuring for CPL franchise St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, which also boasts the likes of Faf du Plessis, Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite, Lendl Simmons and Brad Hodge. Hasan Ali’s latest signing comes on the heels of his agreement with Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) earlier this month, under which he will also be playing for Comilla Victorians in the upcoming...

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PHF appoints new selection committee after Hockey World League defeat

In the aftermath of shameful defeat in World Hockey League, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Brig (Retd) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar has appointed new National Selection Committee and management for the senior hockey team. According to a press release issued by PHF, Hassan Sardar has been appointed Chairman of National Selection Committee, while Ayaz Mahmood and Syed Musaddiq Hussain have also been appointed as members of the Committee with immediate effect. Farhat Hassan Khan has been appointed Manager/Head Coach, while Malik Muhammad Shafqat and Muhammad Sarwar have been appointed coaches till December 2018 with immediate effect....

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Sarfraz Ahmed wants to make Pakistan the top side in all three formats

Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Thursday expressed his resolve to make Pakistan the number one team in all three formats of the game. Ahmed, who was recently appointed Test captain, will now lead Pakistan in all three formats. He had taken over as Pakistan’s T20 captain after Shahid Afridi stepped down from the post following the 2016 World T20 championship. Ahmed was nominated ODI captain after Azhar Ali resigned in February this year. After Misbah-ul-Haq’s retirement at the end of Pakistan’s tour of West Indies in May, Ahmed was appointed captain of Pakistan’s Test team as well....

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Bolt to run 100m and 4x100m in London farewell

Usain Bolt will run the 100m and 4x100m at the world championships in London next month, his final event before retiring, the Jamaican sprint star confirmed on Wednesday. Bolt, winner of eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals, is looking to bring down the curtain on his glittering career in style at the August 4-13 event. “My main aim is just to win (in London). I just want to retire on a winning note,” Bolt said during a press conference in Monaco ahead of Friday s Diamond League meeting. The 30-year-old revealed he would not...

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Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup’s controversial defeat against India

Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup final by six wickets at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara resigned soon after the match. Pressure has since been mounting for an inquiry into the shock defeat, with a former cricket captain and a previous sports minister going public with their suspicions that Sri Lanka deliberately lost the match. “The allegations...

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