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PCB must hire a batsman head coach: Amir Sohail ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Captain Amir Sohail feels Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should hire a batsman head coach for the national team after Dav Whatmore whose contract expires in February next year.The PCB will not renew Whatmore's contract as Whatmore had earlier informed the board that he would not be seeking an extension in the job due to personal and family reasons. His last assignment with Pakistan will be the upcoming Sri Lanka series in the UAE, starting from December 11.According to media reports it has been learnt that discussions had been held with former coach Waqar Younis and he is a top contender to replace Whatmore as head coach. Waqar who is settled in Australia has shown interest in the coaching assignment but has also kept forth some strong conditions to sign a fresh contract. Waqar has also asked for more authority and a pay package equivalent to what the ...

Black armbands for Mandela as India bowl in 2nd ODI DURBAN: India won the toss and decided to bowl in the second one-day international against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday.Both teams wore black armbands and the players and crowd stood for a minute's silence in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday.Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, the former Archbishop of Cape Town, said a prayer before the singing of the national anthems.A wet outfield delayed the start of play ...
England heading for defeat in second Test ADELAIDE: Beleaguered England survived their first full day of resistance Sunday but the prospect of another heavy defeat loomed large heading into the final day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.The Ashes holders were set an improbable target of 531 runs over the final two days to prevent the rampant Australians from charging to a two-nil lead in the five-Test series.The tourists have four wickets left and will go into Monday's fifth day without ...
England 247 for 6 at end of fourth day in 2nd Test ADELAIDE: England were 247 for six at close of play on Sunday, chasing an unlikely 531 runs to win the second Ashes Test against Australia in Adelaide.Matt Prior was not out 31 with Stuart Broad on 22 heading into Monday's final day.Victory would give Australia a 2-0 lead in the five-game series. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
England 143 for 4 at tea in 2nd Test ADELAIDE: England were 143 for four at tea chasing an unlikely 531 runs to win the second Ashes Test against Australia in Adelaide on Sunday.Joe Root was unbeaten on 66 with Ben Stokes yet to score after Kevin Pietersen (53) and Ian Bell (6) were dismissed in the middle session.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
England lose Pietersen, Bell as defeat looms ADELAIDE: Australia dismissed key batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell to plunge England closer to defeat in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Sunday.Peter Siddle grabbed the crucial breakthrough, ending England's first century partnership of the series when he bowled Pietersen for 53 off an inside edge.And shortly before tea, Bell was on his way back to the dressing room for six after playing an injudicious shot off part-time leg-spinner Steve Smith.Pietersen put on ...
Pakistan will not take Afghanistan lightly: Hafeez SHARJAH: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez stressed his team will not take Afghanistan lightly in the first-ever Twenty20 international between the two nations in Sharjah on Sunday.War-ravaged Afghanistan have earned a reputation of being a dangerous team in the shortest format of the game, having last month qualified for their third successive World Twenty20 -- to be held in Bangladesh in March-April next year.Earlier this year, Afghanistan also qualified for the 2015 World Cup (50 overs) ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
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WeeklyApril 16, 2015
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