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Veteran Younis showers praise to Army's boot camp Former Pakistan captain and the highest Test run-getter for the country Younis Khan have praised the ongoing boot camp under army trainers.The players were undergoing strict military training where they had to complete one kilometer run within six minutes. The trainers gave the players a run for their lives as they were made to sweat at the scenic location, local media reported.According to local media report, "When the camp was announced, I had a lot of worries and queries regarding the camp in Kakul," said Younis. “This is my third camp here but even then there were doubts in my mind.”The veteran batsman claims he is more than happy with the results so far. “The way everyone has progressed over time is amazing and how the army has helped us is great,” he said. “We were thinking that we will be pushed to the limits and will be asked to ...

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Bairstow ready to move on up LONDON: England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow is ready to move up the order if required for the second Test against Sri Lanka as his coach at Yorkshire, Jason Gillespie, compared him to Australia great Adam Gilchrist.With Ben Stokes ruled out of the match at his Durham home ground because of a left knee injury suffered during England's crushing innings and 88-run victory in the first Test at Headingley, the home side will have to make at ...

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Kent coach Willis to join Sri Lanka staff LONDON: Kent high performance director Simon Willis is to leave the English county side for a similar role with Sri Lanka later this month, it was announced Monday."Very excited about this new opportunity and looking forward to working with everyone @OfficialSLC#1Team1Nation," tweeted Willis, a former Kent wicket-keeper who has been with the Canterbury-based club for 23 years.The 42-year-old added: "23 amazing years @kentcricket which has played a big part in my life. Thanks to everyone. ...

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SA cricketer Wayne Parnell performs marriage rituals at Cape Town Mosque South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell now Muhammad Waleed tied the knot at a mosque in Cape Town on Saturday.The 26-year-old fast bowler, who converted to Islam in 2011, married fashion blogger Aisha Baker at the Zeenatul Islam Mosque in District Six, Cape Town. According to local media report, “I converted to Islam in January 2011, after a period of personal study and reflection and it is a faith that I have always been interested ...

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England's Stokes out of second Test LEEDS: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka with a knee injury, team management confirmed Monday.Stokes has been replaced in England's 12-man squad by Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes.Durham star Stokes injured himself during England's crushing innings and 88-run win in the first Test at Headingley.He will now miss the second of the three-match series, which starts at his Chester-le-Street home ground on Friday.Woakes is now in the ...

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Gayle under fire again for another sexist comment Chris Gayle, West Indies the big-hitting batsman has faced fresh allegations of sexism scandal after flirting with a female broadcaster on live television.According to media reports, British journalist Charlotte Edwards, who was interviewing the West Indies cricketer for Time Magazine, has claimed that Gayle kept issuing foul statements and was flirting with her throughout the interview. She also said that the cricketer resorted to objectionable and obscene remarks.Gayle, one of the biggest stars in world ...

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Fit-again Starc to strike fear into Windies, SAfrica: Smith BRISBANE: Mitchell Starc's return will strike fear into the West Indies and South African batsmen in next month's one-day tri-series in the Caribbean, skipper Steve Smith said on Monday.Left-arm paceman Starc, 26, has been out of action since fracturing his foot in last November's historic day-night Test in Adelaide against New Zealand and undergoing ankle surgery.Starc's fitness boosts the Australian pace attack which also features Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Scott Boland for the ODI ...