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Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam on Friday. Fresh from winning his 20th grand slam title in Melbourne this month, Federer took a wildcard into the ABN AMRO World Tennis event with his eyes fixed on a return to number one for the first time since November 2012. Needing to reach the last four to overtake great rival Rafael Nadal, Federer showed some early nerves in his quarter-final clash in the...

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Cannot wait to lift PSL trophy in Karachi: Sammy

Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy cannot wait for his team to repeat last year’s triumph and lift the Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy, this time in Karachi. In a video interview ahead of the third edition of PSL, the former Windies skipper hailed the revival of international cricket in Pakistan and looked back on his memories of last year’s PSL. “We got to see brilliant scenes at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, everyone was carrying the Zalmi flag,” Sammy recalled, as he expressed his gratitude to the Pakistani crowd. “It’s time for me to return their love. We lifted...

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Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB’s brand ambassador

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed ex-cricketer and fast bowler as Advisor to Chairman Najam Sethi on Cricket/Brand Ambassador of the board. Sethi tweeted, “Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB”. — Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) February 16, 2018 “Rawalpindi Express” Shoaib Akhtar frequently appears on television channels to express his views regarding the situation of Pakistan cricket.  Being the fastest bowler in the world, Akhtar has bagged 178 Test wickets, 247 One-Day International Wickets and 19 Twenty20 International wickets throughout his esteemed career. He has represented several teams across the world Asia XI,...

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PCB considering Malaysia as future venue for PSL: Sethi

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering alternative venues to host future editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Pakistan’s home matches, PCB chairman Najam Sethi has said. Sethi said Malaysia may serve as Pakistan’s adopted home venue in the future, and added that he is visiting Malaysia for this purpose in the first week of March. “I am going to Malaysia to see their grounds. If the needed arrangements are agreed upon, having Malaysia [as our home venue] would cut our costs in half,” said the PCB chairman. He elaborated that it may get increasingly difficult for...

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Australia chase down record T20 target to beat New Zealand

D‘Arcy Short anchored a high-powered Australian batting order to produce the highest successful run chase in Twenty20 international cricket to beat New Zealand by five wickets in their tri-series clash at Eden Park on Friday. Short, who started his innings with several edges and false shots that went for boundaries at the small ground, scored 76 from 44 balls as the Australians reached 245 for five with seven deliveries remaining. The run chase eclipsed the 236 for six West Indies achieved in beating South Africa in Johannesburg in 2015. New Zealand had scored 243 for six in their 20...

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