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India-Pakistan World Cup clash to take place on June 16, says BCCI official

India and Pakistan will clash on June 16 during the ICC World Cup 2019, according to a BCCI official.  Indian newspapers quoted a BCCI official who spoke on condition of anonymity to say that India will play their opening game of the tournament against South Africa on June 4. The blue shirts will next play…

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Legendary Viv Richards hopes World Cup spot to boost Windies cricket

Legendary batsman Viv Richards said West Indian cricket will benefit from qualifying for the World Cup, and that it would have been a huge blow had they not made it to England in 2019. The West Indies — whose fortunes have plummeted in recent years — were in danger of missing out after the International…

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March 25: The day Pakistan won cricket world cup in 1992

KARACHI: Twenty six years ago today, Imran Khan’s cornered tigers had defeated team England to win Pakistan’s first World Cup in 1992. One of the members of 1992 World Cup winning squad Javed Miandad said they didn’t even dream of winning the world cup as his team was consecutively losing matches in the start of…

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Windies edge Zimbabwe to stay on World Cup course

Harare:West Indies edged closer to a place in the 2019 World Cup when they defeated Zimbabwe by four wickets in the latest qualifying match on Monday. Chasing 290 to win, the two-time champions reached their target with six balls to spare after surviving a worrying mid-innings collapse. The West Indies lead the Super Sixes qualifying…

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Pakistan hockey team to play World Cup in India despite tensions: FIH

NEW DELHI: Hockey’s governing body indicated Thursday that Pakistan will take part in the men’s World Cup this year in India despite acute tensions between the two countries. Pakistan have qualified for the World Cup to be held in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar between November 18 and December 16. But fears have been…

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FIFA World Cup trophy makes a special trip to Lahore

LAHORE: The FIFA World Cup Trophy reached Lahore on Saturday as part of its global journey. The trophy arrived in the historical city of Pakistan from Thailand via special flight. The trophy is visiting 91 cities across 51 countries and six continents before settling back in host-nation Russia in May this year. Former French World Cup…

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Cricket: Big names skip Windies’World Cup qualifiers for PSL

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Chris Gayle was named in the West Indies’ squad for the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament on Thursday, but other leading players ruled themselves out in order to play in the Pakistan T20 Super League. All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, spinner Sunil Narine and batsman Darren Bravo have all…

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Hope for the dominant World-XI show

By Muzamil Asif After quite a while, hockey will take centre-stage in the country as the World-XI has arrived in Karachi on Wednesday featuring some of the world’s top stars to join in its bid to bring international action to Pakistan. The star-studded World hockey XI will play two high-profile exhibition matches against Pakistan Junior’s…

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Under 19 Cricket World Cup commences with Pakisan-Afghanistan clash

The best of the next generation will be on view over the next 22 days as the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup kicks off with four matches on Saturday, including those featuring defending champions the Windies and two-time champions Pakistan.  The Windies face New Zealand in a day-night fixture in Tauranga while Pakistan take on…

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Blind Cricket World Cup begins in Lahore on Monday

LAHORE: Blind Cricket World Cup will begin in Lahore tomorrow (Monday). A colorful opening ceremony of the event held in Lahore today at the Gaddafi Stadium. The inaugural match of Blind Cricket World Cup will be played between Pakistan and Bangladesh tomorrow. Teams of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Australia and India are participating in…

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World Cup: India blind cricketers to play in UAE amid tensions with Pakistan

New Delhi: The Indian blind cricket team left for the United Arab Emirates Saturday to take part in the World Cup after failing to secure permission to play in Pakistan. India had been due to play Pakistan, who they beat in the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup final, in Faisalabad on Monday. But instead Pakistan…

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Facing hurdles, Russia gears up for World Cup draw

NEWS DESK: The World Cup draw in the Kremlin on Friday launches Russia’s bid to turn a page on its history of football hooliganism and racism while warding off a terror threat linked to Moscow’s intervention in Syria, reported AFP. The success of the tournament is also a matter of personal pride for Vladimir Putin…

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Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea comeback against Newcastle

London: Eden Hazard gave England followers a glimpse of what to expect at next summer’s World Cup with a glorious display as Chelsea beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. Less than 24 hours after the World Cup draw put Belgium and England in the same group, Belgian Hazard was in imperious form, scoring twice…

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Pakistan to provide 400 cricket balls for Blind Cricket WC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would be supplying 400 cricket balls for the World Cup Cricket of the Blind scheduled to be held in Pakistan and UAE in January 2018. Talking to APP, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said besides the World Cup all blind cricket playing nations are using Pakistan manufactured cricket balls….

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South Africa team not to participate in WC Cricket of the Blind

ISLAMABAD: The South African team will not participate in the Fifth Edition of the World Cup Cricket of the Blind scheduled to be held in Pakistan and the UAE from January 7 to 21. Talking to APP, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said due to some personal issues South African team…

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Football: Australia end Syria’s fairytale run in play-offs

Veteran striker Tim Cahill scored deep into extra time to take Australia a big step closer to next year’s World Cup and end war-torn Syria’s fairytale run in the play-offs on Tuesday. Cahill, 37, cancelled out Omar al-Soma’s opener in the first half before he leapt to head Australia’s precious second goal in the 109th…

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Football: Defending champions Germany qualify for World Cup

BELFAST: Defending champions Germany secured their place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 victory away to Northern Ireland in Belfast on Thursday. Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner scored first-half goals and Joshua Kimmich netted a late third as Germany made it nine wins out of nine in European qualifying Group C…

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Pakistan requests Arbitration Panel after Indus Water Treaty talks fail to reach agreement

WASHINGTON: Pakistan requested the World Bank to set up the Court of Arbitration after two-day secretary-level talks that ended on Friday failed to resolve the deadlock over India’s plans to build Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric plants. The talks were held at the World Bank Headquarters on Sept 14-15 to discuss the way forward in disputes…

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Windies’ task becomes more difficult after washout

The 1975 and 1979 champion side will have to either win all its matches of an upcoming five-match series against England or win 4-0 with either a tie or a no-result. The Windies’ challenge of qualifying direct for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has become more difficult after its match against Ireland in Belfast…

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Video: Sarfraz Ahmed, Faf du Plessis unveil Independence Cup trophy

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and his World XI counterpart Faf du Plessis unveiled the trophy for Independence Cup on Monday.

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Pakistan qualify for 2018 men’s hockey world cup

Lausanne, Switzerland: Pakistan men’s hockey team have become the latest team to qualify for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The Green Shirts, currently ranked 14th in the FIH Hero World Rankings, finished in seventh position in the Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final in London, meaning they faced an anxious wait to see…

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