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Imad Wasim throws squats challenge to Babar Azam

Karachi;      Pakistan men’s team all-rounder Imad Wasim has completed 50 squats challenge given to him by Test skipper Azhar Ali. Imad took to Twitter to post a video in which he can be seen doing squats to complete his fitness challenge. He has now passed this challenge to his teammates Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail and Abid Ali. …

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‘I struggled to breathe:’ Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Islamabad:    Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he “struggled to breathe” after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy. The Argentine international announced last Saturday he was one of three Juventus players to catch the virus along with Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi, who both had no symptoms. “I feel better now after some strong …

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Russia suspends outlier chess tournament

MOSCOW:      A high-profile chess tournament hosted by Russia was suspended on Thursday over the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said. The decision follows the Russian government’s announcement earlier in the day that it was grounding all international flights from Friday as part of efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. The 2020 Candidates tournament “cannot continue… without guarantees for the …

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James Anderson takes to ‘virtual’ training amid coronavirus pandemic

LONDON:     In a bid to continue his career, England bowler James Anderson is keeping fit by partaking in “virtual” training sessions with his teammates as the world succumbs to the coronavirus pandemic. Anderson, 37, whose 584 Test wickets are the most taken by any paceman in the history of the game, is nearing the end of his playing days. …

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PCB confirms all 128 COVID-19 tests of PSL players are negative

LAHORE:   The Pakistan Cricket Board Thursday confirmed it conducted 128 COVID-19 tests on the players, support staff, match officials, broadcasters and team owners and all results have turned out to be negative, said an official press release. The tests were conducted as part of the PCB’s duty of care, following a suspect COVID-19 case. Additionally, Multan Sultans underwent 17 COVID-19 …

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PCB postpones ODI, Test matches against Bangladesh

LAHORE:     Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday said it had in consultation with Bangladesh Cricket Board and decided to postpone the upcoming One-Day International and Test in Karachi for a later date. The Bangladesh cricket team due to arrive in Karachi on March 29 to play an ODI on April 1 and the second ICC World Test Championship Test from …

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Sports fever 360 and Stats Perform (OPTA) embarks on a new journey of stats data in Pakistan

Islamabad : (Parliament Times) Sportsfever360, one of the leading sports management organizations of Pakistan has inked an agreement with internationally acclaimed Sports & Technology firm, Stats Perform. Stats Perform harnesses the true power of sports data by leveraging advancements in artificial intelligence to generate the industry’s richest insights. Through the partnership, Sportsfever360 will start a new Wave of Cricket Data …

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Biographical Sport Film on the Life of Wasim Akram announced during PSL 2020

HBL PSL 2020: Launch Ceremony Lights Up with the Announcement of Wasim Akram’s Biopic, “Akram: An Era” Islamabad :   (Parliament Times)    As the epic PSL opening ceremony for 2020 unfolded, there was more than just one thing that left the crowds in high spirits; Wasim Akram’s biopic titled “Akram: An Era” was announced followed by cheer and applause echoing …

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Warner calls for respect from South Africa fans

JOHANNESBURG:      Australia opening batsman David Warner has called on South African supporters to show respect ahead of the three-match Twenty20 International series starting in Johannesburg on Friday. Warner was painted as the villain of the piece during the “Sandpapergate” scandal in March 2018, in which he was accused of trying to alter the condition of the ball during …

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Umar Akmal confesses to meeting bookmaker

LAHORE:    Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal, who was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit, has confessed to meeting a bookmaker. According to details, the 29-year-old admitted that he met a bookie and received an offer from him in a private gathering. The ACU asked him why he did not inform the governing body about his meeting and Umar …

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