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Ajmal’s offspinner and faster delivery remedied

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A second unofficial test at Loughborough University has found Saeed Ajmal‘s action for his stock delivery, the offspinner, and his faster balls to be legal. His action for the doosra, however, is still not below the 15-degree limit. Pakistan’s National Cricket Academy head coach Mohammad Akram confirmed the news to ESPNcricinfo. Ajmal will now undergo a third unofficial test, before returning to domestic ... Read More »

Qatar: Rights groups denounce decision to hold 2019 athletics championship in Qatar

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Human rights groups on Wednesday slammed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the athletics governing body, for awarding the 2019 world championships to Qatar. The Qatari capital Doha was named host of the 2019 Athletics World Championships on Tuesday, just days after the Gulf state’s football officials were cleared of corruption charges by FIFA in their successful bid for ... Read More »

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

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FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption case has taken a surprising turn, with President Sepp Blatter filing a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general. The complaint mentions illegal “transfers of assets.” In a surprise move, world soccer’s governing body, FIFA, filed a criminal complaint against unnamed individuals Tuesday with the attorney general of Switzerland, calling for an investigation into money ... Read More »

Afghanistan ‘A’ hand Pakistan ‘A’ 54-run drubbing

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ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan ‘A’ beat Pakistan ‘A’ by 54 runs in the one-off limited overs match played at the Shalimar Ground in Islamabad on Saturday. The friendly match, initially a Twenty20 but later reduced to 15-overs-a-side, saw Afghanistan ‘A’ notching up 154 runs before restricting the hosts to just 100 in the allotted overs. The result could be termed as an ... Read More »

Saeed Ajmal’s action still not legal: Pakistan Cricket Board

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Suspended Pakistan spinner, Saeed Ajmal, has substantially improved his suspect bowling action but he still needs work to return to being within the legal limit, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Saturday.The 37-year-old was reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in August this year and after a biomechanical analysis in Australia the master spinner was suspended until ... Read More »

SAFF Women’s Championship: Defiant Sri Lanka oust shaky Pakistan

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Pakistan opened their account in the 2014 SAFF Women’s Championship in the Federal Capital with an 11:00 am kick-off against Sri Lanka. However, despite being favourites, Pakistan weren’t able to claw past the opposition and ultimately lost with Sri Lanka scoring two goals in either half.  The Lankans started on the front foot and almost took a shock lead inside ... Read More »

Gul and Irfan named in Pakistan A squad

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Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan have been named in a 14-man Pakistan A squad for a one-off Twenty20 against Afghanistan A in Islamabad on November 15. Sohaib Maqsood, who led Pakistan A to a 2-1 series win over UAE recently, will continue as captain. Gul has not played international cricket since the World T20 in April due to an ongoing knee problem but ... Read More »

Pakistan’s spinners sign off on Australia’s humiliation

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Pakistan 570 for 6 dec (Younis 213, Azhar 109, Misbah 101) and 293 for 3 dec (Misbah 101*, Azhar 100*) beat Australia 261 (Marsh 87) and 238 for 5 (Smith 97, Warner 58, Zulfiqar Babar 5-120) by 356 runs Twenty years of Pakistan defeats at Australian hands were erased in little more than 20 minutes. The last five wickets belonging to Michael Clarke’s ... Read More »

Leicestershire turn to Wasim Khan

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Leicestershire have announced the appointment ofWasim Khan as their new chief executive officer. Khan, the first British-born Muslim to play county cricket, is currently CEO of the Cricket Foundation charity and will start in his new role in early January. Khan will again be breaking new ground, as the first British Asian to take up a county chief executive position. His ... Read More »

Fans rally to save India’s Muslim-rooted football club

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Taro Hasegawa (number 30) of Mohammedan Sporting jumps over Kinshuk Debnath of Mohun Bagan during a match on March 8 in Kolkata, India. Subhendu Ghosh / Getty Images NEW DELHI // Some late heroics from international supporters may have saved Mohammedan Sporting, a 123-year-old football club that was once a rallying point for India’s Muslims. Just two weeks ago the ... Read More »