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Pakistan dropped to eighth position in new ICC T20 ranking

DUBAI -UNS – Following the poor performance in Asia Cup T20 2016, Pakistan cricket team on Thursday have been dropped to eighth position from sixth place in latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 rankings. Pakistan team have been listed just above Afghanistan and Bangladesh cricket …

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Ehsan Mani advises Pakistan not to play against India at Dharamshala

KARACHI -UNS– Former president of International Cricket Council (ICC) Ehsan Mani on Wednesday advised Pakistan not to play World Twenty20 match against India in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh on March 19. In an interview to private news channel, Mani said that Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) should …

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Afridi wants to lead from the front to beat India in T20 Asia Cup

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi on Friday said he wanted to take responsibility and put up a winning performance when his team takes on arch-rivals India in their Asia Cup opener on Saturday. Afridi’s flagging performances have meant Pakistan have won just one …

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India,Pakistan to clash in Asia Cup on Saturday

DHAKA (UNS/ AFP) – Pakistan and India will renew cricket’s most bitter rivalry on Saturday after a two-year gap when they face off in the Asia Cup, a contest for regional supremacy which is also a final rehearsal for the World T20. The biennial 12-day …

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Beijing beats New York as world billionaire capital

BEIJING (AFP) – Beijing has surpassed New York City to become the “billionaire capital of the world” with 100 resident billionaires to the US business and cultural capital’s 95, a survey showed. The number of Beijing billionaires rose by 32 from last year, while New …

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Oil prices fall as oversupply worries return

SINGAPORE: Oil fell in Asia on Thursday, ending a brief rally stoked by news US gasoline inventories fell after OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia shot down hopes for an output cut. Prices rose the previous day as traders looked past an increase in US commercial crude …

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‘Under pressure’ not to retire after World T20, says Afridi

DUBAI (UNS/AFP) – Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi is reconsidering his plan to retire after the ICC World T20 as he is said to be under pressure from his family and friends to continue playing cricket. Afridi, who turns 36 next week, had retired from …

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Pakistan keen to build on Super League success

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan´s inaugural national cricket league has been an unexpected success, even though all the matches have been played in the United Arab Emirates. Since the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was announced last September, the country´s cricket board has sold five franchises for …

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The next UN secretary general

By the end of 2016, when Ban Ki-moon’s second term ends, the UN General Assembly will appoint the next secretary general “upon the recommendation of the Security Council”. The UN Charter describes the secretary general as the “chief administrative officer” of the world organisation who …

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Massive 404-carat diamond found in Angola

SYDNEY (AP) — A massive, 404-carat diamond measuring more than 7 centimeters (2.7 inches) in length has been unearthed in the southern African nation of Angola, an Australian mining company said. The gem is the largest diamond ever discovered in Angola, the Perth-based Lucapa Diamond …

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