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Pakistan scientists ‘find 1.1 million year-old stegodon tusk’

LAHORE (AFP) – A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new light on the mammal’s evolutionary journey. Stegodonts, distant cousins of modern elephants, are thought to have been present on …

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Sethi rubbishes report of ‘ICC legal action’ on Pakistan’s World T20 stance

LAHORE -UNS/AFP- Cricket board’s executive committee chairman Najam Sethi on Monday rubbished a report published by Daily Mail’s India edition claiming that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has threatened Pakistan with “legal action” if the country did not participate in the World T20 citing “security …

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Month before tournament, WT20 problems mount

NEW DELHI: Storm clouds were gathering Thursday over cricket’s World Twenty20, with organisers still to release tickets or confirm the venues, less than a month before the tournament begins in India. Hundreds of thousands of supporters are expected to attend the 16-team contest which begins …

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Pakistan announces squad for World T20, Asia Cup

DUBAI: Pakistan have made four changes to their squad for this month’s Asia Cup followed by the World Twenty20 including the axing of struggling opener Ahmed Shehzad after a poor run of form. The 24-year-old Shehzad managed just 33 runs in Pakistan’s 2-1 Twenty20 series …

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Australia win second ODI to level NZ series

WELLINGTON: Australia beat New Zealand by four wickets in the second one-day international in Wellington on Saturday to draw level in the series 1-1. In reply to New Zealand’s 281-8, Australia made 283-6. David Warner top scored with 98, Mitchell Marsh was not out 68 …

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UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel

LONDON: British newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been “arbitrarily detained”. The WikiLeaks founder, who faces a rape allegation in Sweden, urged Britain to let him walk free from Ecuador’s London embassy …

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HC of Australia calls on Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate

ISLAMBAD -UNS- Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate of Pakistan reiterated need to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Australia through enhancing parliamentary ties and cooperation in various areas of mutual interest. He said this while talking to HE Ms. Margaret Adamson, High …

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New Zealand win series, beat Pakistan by three wickets in 3rd ODI

AUCKLAND (AFP) – New Zealand beat Pakistan by three wickets in the third one-day international in Auckland on Sunday to take the series 2-0. In a rain-affected match, New Zealand passed their target of 263 with two balls remaining. Pakistan, batting first, were all out …

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NZ cricket chief apologises over Amir taunts

WELLINGTON -UNS: New Zealand cricket have admonished a stadium announcer for taunting Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir during the third T20 last week. Prominent announcer Mark McLeod had played a cash register sound effect during one of Amir’s spells during the match between the Black …

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New Zealand reprimand stadium announcer for ‘taunting’ Mohammad Amir

UNS-New Zealand Cricket (NZC) reprimanded a stadium announcer for “playing the cash register sound” as a taunt during one of Mohammad Amir’s spells in the third Twenty20 International between Pakistan and New Zealand in Wellington, ESPNcricinfo reported on Wednesday. Mark McLeod, a long-time NZC contracted …

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