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Gulf crisis: Soccer trumps politics

By James M. Dorsey A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially dependent states declared in June an economic and diplomatic boycott of the Gulf state. That didn’t stop the Football Federation …

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Pakistan tops ICC T20I Rankings for the first time

DUBAI-UNS : Pakistan grabbed the top spot in the latest ICC Twenty20 International Rankings on Wednesday after India’s comfortable win against New Zealand in the first contest of 3-match series. India’s 53-run victory brought New Zealand down to 121, three points behind Pakistan, who is …

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Army chief advised PM to resolve football conflict

ISLAMABAD -UNS: An initiative for resolving Pakistan’s football conflict had been taken at the highest level even before the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) was suspended by the FIFA in the second week of this month. The sources said that Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa had …

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Pakistan seal T20 whitewash against Sri Lanka

LAHORE:Pakistan won third T-20 match against Srilanka in Qaddafi Sadaium Lahore.Batting first, Pakistan piled up 180 against Sri Lanka in the dead rubber match of three-match Twenty20 International series at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Sunday. Shoaib Malik’s fiery 51 from 24 balls with the help …

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Emerging Players Asia Cup 2018 will be held in Pakistan

LAHORE -UNS : Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi says Emerging Players Asia Cup 2018 will be held in Pakistan in April next year. Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Sunday, he said Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan is beginning of a new era …

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Pakistan wins T-20 series

LAHORE -UNS : Pakistan won T-20 series against Sri Lanka ,on Sunday in Qaddafi Stadium Lahore. Batting first, Pakistan piled up 180 against Sri Lanka in the dead rubber match of three-match Twenty20 International series at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Sunday. Shoaib Malik’s fiery 51 …

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Lahore ready for top-notch T20 cricket match

LAHORE -UNS/AFP – Sunday’s Twenty20 against Sri Lanka may take less than four hours of live action but its significance could last far longer — convincing major nations that it is safe to tour Pakistan again. Sri Lanka are the first top eight team to …

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Third T20I: Sri Lankan team arrives in Lahore

LAHORE -UNS/AFP – Sri Lanka s cricket team arrived in Lahore under heavy security Sunday to play the final Twenty20 of a three-match series, eight years after they were attacked by gunmen there. The team and their officials were taken to a five-star hotel in …

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Pakistan wins against Sri Lanka by seven wickets

ABU DHABI-UNS : Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Thursday to go 1-0 up in the three-match T20 series. Hassan Ali once again lived up to the expectations as he took three wickets to trouble the Sri Lankan batting order and help Pakistan …

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Sri Lanka sports minister joins Pakistan tour

Colombo -UNS: Sri Lanka’s sports minister announced Wednesday he would join the national cricket team on their first match in Pakistan since gunmen attacked their team bus in Lahore eight years ago. Dayasiri Jayasekara said Sri Lanka was satisfied with security preparations for the Twenty20 …

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