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  • Police keeping close eye on Blue Area sit-in by religious parties

    ISLAMABAD: Activists of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, whose rally set off from Lahore a couple of days ago, managed on Thursday night to stage a sit-in on Jinnah Avenue, nearly a kilometre outside the capital’s high-security Red Zone...

    An assurance from the Sunni Tehreek (ST) that their activists would not try to breach the Red Zone allowed the marchers some respite; the government asked the Islamabad administration and...

  • Blue Area project will create jobs, attract investment: PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said the Blue Area project of auctioning plots with incentives would provide jobs and also attract investments from overseas Pakistanis...

    “Launching the Islamabad Blue Area multi-billion rupee commercial project today which will not only provide jobs but will also attract investment from overseas Pakistanis...

  • Sharjeel, Watson star in emphatic win for Islamabad

    SHARJAH: Shane Watson and Sharjeel Khan put on an exhibition of power hitting as Islamabad United crushed Lahore Qalandars to register an eight-wicket win in the opening game of the Sharjah leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Wednesday...

    Sharjeel began Islamabad’s chase of 167 like a run-away train...

  • Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United: Will the blue shirts continue their unbeaten streak?

    Karachi Kings look to continue their unbeaten run as they take on Islamabad United in the 15th fixture of the Pakistan Super league (PSL) on Sunday at Sharjah...

    Currently sitting just above Lahore Qalandars — who the United denied their maiden victory in the season after a thrilling super over finish — Islamabad are relying on their young blood under the captaincy of old guard and former national team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...

  • Injury-plagued Watson calls time on Test career

    LONDON: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson quit Test cricket with immediate effect on Sunday, accepting defeat in his battle against injuries that have ravaged his career...

    “I announce my retirement from Test cricket today with a heavy heart,” Watson, who finished his 59-match Test career with 3,731 runs and a 35-plus average, said in a CA statement...

  • Gayle, Watson, Afridi, Pietersen lapped up in PSL player draft

    LAHORE: While Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq along with Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson were the big names that were selected at the HBL-Pakistan Super League player draft ceremony on Monday, Sri Lankan players were not taken by any franchise owing to speculations about PSL dates clashing with their bilateral series against India...

    In a category-wise selection, nine players from Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories...

  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Super League

    Islamabad United's hopes of mounting a comeback in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were dealt a serious blow after their star all-rounder Shane Watson was ruled out of the remainer of the tournament with an abdominal injury...

    Watson, who scored 194 runs and bowled some crucial overs in the five PSL games, was vital to United's prospects in the league after they slumped to the bottom of the table along with Lahore Qalandars...

  • Watson signs up for Pakistan Super League

    Twenty20 top gun Shane Watson has become the latest big name player to join the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Australian allrounder is being tipped as a 'hot pick' by chairman of the league Najam Sethi...

    Watson, who has amassed 4107 run in 154 T20s, said he was looking forward to joining a host of international superstars for the February 4-24 league being staged in UAE...

  • Watson left out of Australia squad

    SYDNEY: Shane Watson’s international future looked bleak on Monday after the all-rounder was left out of Australia’s 13-man squad for this month’s one-day series against India on Monday...

  • Watson endorses patient approach for Australia rookies

    MELBOURNE: Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has urged selectors to be patient with the rookies in Steven Smith’s team as they battle to cement places in the wake of a string of retirements...

    Watson said selectors needed to play the long game with the rebuilding side...

  • Watson to lead Australia for final India T20

    SYDNEY: All-rounder Shane Watson will lead Australia in the third and final Twenty20 international against India on Sunday in the absence of Aaron Finch, who was ruled out after damaging his left hamstring during Friday's second match in Melbourne...

    “It is an honour to be asked to lead the side on Sunday, although the circumstances are far from ideal,” Watson said in a Cricket Australia statement...

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