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Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza set to welcome their first child

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and tennis ace Sania Mirza are expecting their first child, according to the latest tweet from both celebrities.  #BabyMirzaMalik 👶🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/RTYpqok1Vl — Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 23, 2018 Shoaib and Sania both shared an illustration from their respective Twitter and Instagram accounts. The illustration showed a locker room and in the…

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I deserved to play in PSL: Fawad Alam

Reported by: Shoaib Jatt KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Fawad Alam–who is snubbed time and again for the national cricket team–says that he feels he deserved to play in the Pakistan Super League.  “There are players who haven’t played for regional teams but they have played in the PSL,” he said. “So why not? Yes, I feel…

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Sports abayas turning into new normal for Saudi women

JEDDAH: Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal. Pictures of female athletes running in the garb in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month, setting off a new…

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Dominant Djokovic races past Lajovic in Monte Carlo

Former world number one Novak Djokovic showed signs of rediscovering his form with a dominant 6-0 6-1 victory over Dusan Lajovic in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Djokovic’s start of the season was disrupted by an elbow surgery, and has since suffered defeats in consecutive opening matches at Indian Wells…

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Pakistan perform poorly in Commonwealth Games 2018

QUEENSLAND: Pakistan is not performing well in the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games. Najma Parveen came last in 200 meter race. Palwasha Basheer and Murad Ali also lost their respective badminton matches. Madeena Zafar and Faiza Zafar were beaten by India’s Joshna Chinappa and Deepika Pallikal Karthik in Squash women’s double. Mehwish Farhan secured 12th place…

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’12 Pakistani international cricketers to play in Kashmir Super League’

International Pakistani cricketers will play in the upcoming Kashmir Super League, according to the league’s chairman Masood Khan.  Masood Khan held a press conference in which he said that the league will be played from April 28 to May 2 in Muzaffarabad. He said that 12 Pakistani international cricketers had agreed to play in the…

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Sarfaraz takes a dig at Indian media over ‘Mauka Mauka’ episode

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed reacted to Indian media’s coverage of him singing Mauka Mauka after returning victorious to Pakistan following ICC Champions Trophy 2017.  Sarfaraz was speaking to Shoaib Jutt in SAMAA TV’s program Sports Action during which he reacted to Indian media criticising him for singing Mauka Mauka. “The way they created sensation out of…

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Pakistani cricketers must maintain fitness or risk being fined

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketers must maintain their fitness or they will be fined. The national team’s coach, chief selector and captain are on the same page on the decision.  Players who took part in the PSL and domestic cricket will be tested for fitness. The fitness tests will be taken on April 9 and 10. Captain…

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8 tips to watch the Pakistan-West Indies clashes hassle-free

KARACHI: International cricket has returned to the city after nine long years and Karachiites can’t wait to fill those enclosures to witness the match live. Watching the match live is an experience in itself–but here are eight tips to ensure you don’t get bogged down and enjoy the match hassle-free.  1. Leave early for the…

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Afridi fan holds up ‘Mujhay Kyun Nikala’ placard for him

KARACHI: A Shahid Afridi fan held up a ‘Mujhay Kyun Nikala’ placard for the cricketer to let the world know how much he missed him.  “I miss Shahid Afridi very much hence this ‘Mujay Kyun Nikala’ placard is for him,” he said. The phrase was made famous after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was dismissed…

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Darren Sammy plays epic April Fool prank

West Indian cricketer Darren Sammy who led Peshawar Zalmi to the final of Pakistan Super League, is liked by Pakistani fans. Sammy is well-known for his game as well as his jovial temperament. The part of his light side came to the fore on the first day of April, widely known as April Fool. I…

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Video: Stadium fight between two women

Two women sitting in stadium fought against each other over a seat. The security men intervened. But, the two would not reconcile. Both the women came to watch first Twenty20 between Pakistan and West Indies on Sunday.

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Pak-WI T20 series: Windies players to arrive in Karachi

KARACHI: Players of West Indies cricket are arriving in Karachi on Saturday for a Twenty20 series with Pakistan. Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said the T20 series include three matches that will be played from Sunday to Tuesday at National Stadium Karachi. Meanwhile, all out security arrangements have been finalized to maintain law and…

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Cricket matches will be held in other cities of Pakistan this year: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that cricket matches and events would be held in other cities of Pakistan apart from Lahore and Karachi in 2018.  Major General Asif Ghafoor said during his press briefing that he had told PCB Chairman Najam Sethi to focus on other cities apart from Lahore…

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Australia slaps 12-month bans on Smith and Warner

Sacked Australia captain Steve Smith and David Warner have both been banned for 12 months for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday, after uncovering a web of lies told by the players after they were caught. Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was banned for nine months following…

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Pakistan’s young guns all set to trouble WI in T20 series

Pakistan is all set to face West Indies in the upcoming T20 series that will begin from April 1. Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Hussain Talat are raring to go at the visitors after giving impressive PSL performances.  The first of the three T20 matches will be played on April 1 at the National Stadium,…

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International players want restoration of cricket in Pakistan: Ajmal

KARACHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Saeed Ajmal said on Monday that international players wanted restoration of cricket in Pakistan.  Saeed Ajmal was speaking to Shahzad Iqbal on SAMAA TV’s show Awaz during which the Islamabad United spin bowling coach said that Pakistanis wanted to reclaim the position they had lost in the world due to terrorist attacks. “We…

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Islamabad United’s Asif Ali, Hussain Talat selected for WI series

KARACHI: Islamabad United’s Asif Ali and Hussain Talat have been selected for the upcoming T20 series against the West Indies.  The two players have been instrumental in Islamabad United’s win in the third edition of the PSL. Asif Ali and Hussain Talat both performed well with the bat to ensure Islamabad clinched the PSL 2018…

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Kamran Akmal hits out at critics for ‘negative mentality’

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi opening batsman and wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal hit out at critics for taking him to task after he dropped a crucial catch in the final against Islamabad United.  Speaking to SAMAA TV, Akmal said in response to a question that those who harboured a negative mentality were involved in spreading propaganda against him….

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10 hilarious memes that sum up the PSL…

KARACHI: PSL brings with it action, drama, excitement, sports and humour as well. The performances incited reactions from fans who took to social media and made hilarious memes that tickled our funny bone.  Here are 10 PSL memes that did the rounds on social media:- 1. When Kamran Akmal dropped THAT catch, Zalmi fans couldn’t…

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#PSLFinalInKarachi trends worldwide

KARACHI: The PSL final in Karachi has certainly made waves around the world as #PSLFinalInKarachi became the second most popular trend in the world while the match was being played.  It was a historic occasion indeed as cricket finally returned to Karachi after nine years. In the presence of heavily armed guards and security officials,…

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