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Gayle raises eyebrows with 'Blush' baby name NEW DELHI: West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has raised eyebrows by saying he named his baby daughter "Blush", a nod to an infamous sexism scandal which engulfed him in January.The self-proclaimed "Universe Boss" left many people wondering whether the name was genuine after his partner Natasha Berridge gave birth this week.Gayle was pilloried over his remark, "Don't blush, baby" when he asked an irate Australian TV presenter for a date live on air during the Big Bash League.The 36-year-old was fined $10,000 by his club Melbourne Renegades and later made an apology of sorts, describing his comments as "a simple joke".But on Thursday he posted on Instagram: "We would like to welcome the arrival of our beautiful daughter 'Blush' to this world 2 hours ago".He later said on Twitter: "Thank you all for the sweet and kind messages. Blush won't Blush, my baby."The destructive left-handed batsman received a number of ...

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New Zealand's Guptill signs for Lancashire LONDON: Lancashire have signed big-hitting New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill for the beginning of their defence of the English domestic Twenty20 title, the county announced Friday.Guptill is due to arrive at Old Trafford following the conclusion of his commitments with the Mumbai Indians in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League and is set to play for Lancashire in the first six games of their Twenty20 campaign.The 29-year-old was the first New Zealand player to score a ...

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Amir’s past affecting his present Mohammad Amir, one part of the spot-fixing trio was caught in a spot-fixing scandal on Pakistan's tour of England in 2010 and was subsequently banned for five years. The tainted national player has been facing problem in getting visa for the upcoming England tour.Immigration lawyers have told The Daily Telegraph that his case will ­depend on whether his admission into the country would be contrary to the public good. The decision will be at the ...

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Pakistan cup begin in style: Sindh thrashed Balochistan by 42 runs In the third match, Sindh gets off to a flying start in the Pakistan Cup 2016 after beating down Balochistan comprehensively by 42 runs on Thursday. Sindh team’s openers Khurram Manzoor and Sami Aslam scored impressive centuries to hand over team Balochistan a target of 229 runs. In response, team Balochistan could only manage to score 186 runs against their opponents.Balochistan had a poor start when Sindh’s Sohail Khan managed to pick up the wicket ...

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Young players should emulate Younis Khan: Fawad Alam ISLAMABAD: Batsman Fawad Alam has said that the young and upcoming players should follow the example of Younis Khan to establish consistency in their batting saying it is the quality that is lacking.He said Pakistan struggling to produce quality batsmen is not a problem of the cricket system in the country. "It is down to individuals. If they can inject some consistency and discipline in their batting, then there is no reason why we cannot ...

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Don’t Blush Baby; Gayle names baby daughter ‘Blush’ West Indian cricketer star Chris Gayle has welcomed the arrival of his first daughter, and took to social media to announce he has named her ‘Blush’.Gayle says he has named his first daughter Blush, months after the "Don't blush baby" comment that landed him in hot water.He took to his official Instagram account to express happiness by posting a picture with his partner and welcoming his baby daughter.The West Indies superstar found himself in hot ...

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Pakistan Cup 2016; Islamabad beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 2 wickets Islamabad beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 2 wickets in the second encounter of Pakistan Cup 2016 One Day tournament at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.However, The PCB announced that Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq will lead Federal Capital and Younis Khan will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa side.KPK captain Younis Khan chose to bat first after winning the toss; KPK scored 212 runs in 47 overs. Younis Khan (61), Fakhar Zaman (45), Ahmed Shahzad (31) and Muhammad Asghar (17) were the main ...