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Rogers on track for third test, Starc shrugs off ankle LONDON: Australia's opening batsman Chris Rogers has survived a stiff examination from his bowling team mates in the nets but expects England's pacemen to come even harder at him in the wake of his dizzy spell that forced him to retire at Lord's.The 37-year-old lefthander is on track to pad up for the third Ashes test at Edgbaston starting Wednesday barring a return of the symptoms that cut short his second innings on 49.Rogers feared he had suffered another bout of concussion following the head knock at training that ruled him out of both tests against West Indies but subsequent tests showed it was an inner ear issue. "If it was concussion, I would have definitely thought that maybe that was it (for my career)," Rogers said after completing training at Edgbaston on Monday."It was a really weird sensation. It just looked like (the Pavilion at Lord's) was going from ...

PCB chief excited at PSL prospects ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has extended a warm welcome to the PSL Project Director Salman Sarwar Butt and external consultants Repucom.According to a PCB press release issued on Tuesday, the PCB chief said that a recent interview had misinterpreted his views on PSL. "I have just had an update from the PSL secretariat and i am very happy with the progress they are making. I have full confidence in the ...

Mohsin Khan confident about Pakistan’s ‘last win’ against Sri Lanka Former Pakistan opening batsman and ex- coach Mohsin Khan is confident that Pakistan is capable of winning the T20 series against Sri Lanka.According to local media reports Mohsin Khan said, “The young team and its young captain need to be applauded for their steely resolve against Sri Lanka despite missing seniors and key players for the assignment”.The erstwhile coach also showered praise on the skipper saying. “Azhar has certainly taken his game to a new ...

India doing conspiracy against the Pakistani bowlers; Zaka Ashraf Former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf uttered that India is doing conspiracy against the Pakistani bowlers to weaken Pakistani cricket team.Zaka, in this regard, cited first spin wizard Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action and then that of Hafeez, who had emerged as a premier all-rounder in world cricket, were declared illegal by the ICC right on the eve of the 2015 World Cup. He said, “It was all conspiracy hatched against Pakistan cricket by the Indian lobby ...

Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition DUBAI: Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition.The 32-year-old began working out a decade ago after finding a personal trainer to help her overcome obesity -- a widespread problem in the oil-rich region."I had a problem with obesity and I used to like bodybuilding," says Musawi, a square-jawed woman with curly hair ...

World Cup tuneup bid spices US-Mexico match WASHINGTON: Mexico's Gold Cup triumph will not be complete without a victory over the United States in an October playoff for a 2017 Confederations Cup berth, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera says.And US coach Jurgen Klinsmann, whose players settled for a fourth-place showing in their Gold Cup defense, knows that a major goal remains within reach despite a humbling loss to Jamaica and penalty shoot-out defeat by Panama in the Gold Cup.The arch-rivals will meet October ...

IOC 'confident' of strong new US bid after Boston quits KUALA LUMPUR: The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it was "confident" the US could find a "strong candidate" to host the 2024 Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid-September nomination deadline."We are confident that the US will make the right choice and that they can still put forward a strong candidate by 15 September," the IOC said in a statement from Kuala Lumpur, where it is currently meeting.Boston announced ...


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