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Pakistan fans miss Indian cricket team, want home series with neighbours


Islamabad : As international cricket returns to Pakistan, fans in the South Asian country are happy and in a festive mood. Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, the sole venue for the Zimbabwe series 2015, has turned into a fortress with security personnel guarding every corner. But what is heartening to see is the presence of fans in huge numbers. The jam-packed stadium ...

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Hockey : Rupinder Pal Singh, SK Uthappa excluded from Indian squad


New Delhi, May 26: Ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and midfielder S.K. Uthappa were on Tuesday dropped from the Indian hockey team which will take part in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be played in Antwerp, Belgium, from June 20 to July 5. Four players — Rupinder, Uthappa, forwards Mandeep Singh and Satbir Singh — were dropped in ...

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Pakistan spinner Raza Hasan slapped with two-year ban


Islamabad : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed a two-year ban to spinner Raza Hasan, who tested positive for a prohibited substance. PCB had conducted in-competition dope test through an independent collecting agency during the Pentangular Cup 2015 held at Karachi. The agency had also collected the urine sample of Raza Hassan cricketer during the match played on January 7, ...

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique unaware of future despite successful season


Barcelona: FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has explained that he has yet to meet with the club’s technical committee to discuss his position for next season, pointing out that such plans can wait. The Spaniard on Friday gave no real indication about his future with the club, although on Thursday the club president Josep Maria Bartomeu remarked that he was ...

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Maria Sharapova finds decision to pick Rafael Nadal as sixth seed in French Open 2015 ‘disrespectful’


Paris, May 23: Maria Sharapova slammed the “disrespectful” decision on Friday to pick nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal as the sixth seed despite his domination of the event, a media report said on Saturday. Nadal will kick off his defending campaign at Roland Garros as the sixth seed after having slipped to the seventh in the ATP world rankings. ...

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