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Amir's return against Zimbabwe mere speculations: PCB ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday, brushing aside speculations of pacer Muhammad Amir's inclusion against Zimbabwe, said it has not even considered him to be a part of the national team. Talking to APP a PCB official said though Amir's performance in domestic season was impressive but in order to make comeback to international cricket he has to prove in first class as well. "If Amir assures continuity in his form there were high chances of his reconsideration as a national team member," he remarked.Speaking about the Pak-Zimbabwe series, starting from September 24, he said Zimbabwe had supported us in bad times when no other team was ready to play here. "We have high hopes from the team in the series against Zimbabwe," he said.Pakistan's rescheduled tour to Zimbabwe have 3 Twenty20 matches and 3 ODIs between September 24 to October 5.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Johnson, Rose to light up Hong Kong Open HONG KONG: Dustin Johnson will make his Hong Kong Open debut in October, joining a field that will also include former US Open champion Justin Rose, the organisers said on Thursday.American Johnson, whose three-putt on the 72nd hole of the US Open last month handed victory to Jordan Spieth, said he was drawn by the history of a tournament won in the past by Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Rory McIlroy."You look at ...

Amir Khan aims to open boxing academy in UAE ISLAMABAD: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has said that he is planning to build an Amir Khan Boxing Academy in the emirate and has been in meetings with potential partners."I love Dubai and the UAE," Khan, a frequent visitor to the UAE was quoted as saying by Abu Dhabi daily The National on Thursday."I've been coming back here since the first time I visited Dubai, back in 2007. The support and love I get from the ...

Pakistan hope to end Today, the first Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played in Colombo, Pakistan’s skipper Shahid Afridi will look to extend the good run when they take on Sri Lanka in a two match T20 series. Recently Pakistan team won the Test series after a long wait and recently they have won the ODI series after nine years. The win in the ODI series helped Pakistan had qualified for 2017 Champions Trophy being ...

Kaka powers MLS All-Stars over Tottenham 2-1 DENVER: Brazilian star Kaka scored one goal and set up another as the Major League Soccer All-Stars edged Tottenham 2-1 Wednesday in an international friendly featuring the North American league's elite talents.The MLS team improved to 5-3 in All-Star Games against English Premier League teams. Since the MLS squad began facing European clubs at the All-Star Game in 2005, the North Americans are 7-4, including a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich last year."We played an ...

Zlatan strikes as PSG down United CHICAGO: Manchester United's pre-season US tour ended on a losing note here Wednesday as French giants Paris Saint-Germain claimed a 2-0 victory to clinch the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament.First-half goals from Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were enough to give the Ligue 1 side the win on a sweltering evening at Chicago's iconic Soldier Field stadium, home of the NFL Chicago Bears. United had been aiming to maintain their 100 percent record after registering ...

We are coming to attack, Nigeria warn Congo JOHANNESBURG: Nigeria have vowed to attack Congo Brazzaville in their Pointe-Noire fortress this weekend and move closer to a seventh Olympic Games football tournament appearance.The west Africans take a fragile 2-1 lead into the second leg of a third-round qualifier for the 2016 Rio Games and coach Samson Siasia has revealed his game plan."We will attack because we want to win in Congo -- not avoid defeat," the 47-year-old former national team striker told reporters.A ...


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