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  • Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Sidhu and '92 champions invited to oath-taking ceremony: PTI

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Central Additional Information Faisal Javed Khan said on Friday that Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Sidhu have been invited to prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's impending oath-taking ceremony...

    The 1992 word cup-winning cricket team has also been invited to witness their captain take oath, Javed told DawnNewsTVAccording to Javed, the oath-taking will take place on August...

  • Comedy Nights with Kapil goes off air as Kapil Sharma falls ill

    Popular Indian comedy show Comedy Nights With Kapil will soon be going off air because host Kapil Sharma isn't well, reported Hindustan Times...

    Apart from Indian celebs, Kapil has invited several Pakistanis on air, including Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar and Atif Aslam, as all three have contributed to the industry through their acting or music skills...

  • CIA releases vast Bin Laden archive

    WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Wednesday released a vast archive of documents and video seized in the 2011 US raid on a Pakistani compound that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden...

  • Vast Dylan archive knocks on US university’s door

    The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma announced on Wednesday that it had acquired more than 6,000 items from the singer’s six-decade career and would create the Bob Dylan Archive...

    The archive will eventually go on permanent display in Tulsa near a recently built museum to Woody Guthrie, the folk legend and Dylan influence who was born in Oklahoma, a Great Plains state that was once Indian territory...

  • Varun Dev temple being restored

    So does the Varun Dev temple at Manora, which is said to look out for the safety of fishermen at sea...

    Money for restoring the Varun Dev temple is being provided by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation...

  • Kapil backs India for Champions Trophy title

    NEW DELHI: Cricket legend Kapil Dev is backing India to win a new ICC Champions Trophy title next month, saying the team has the ability to go the distance in the 50-over tournament...

    I believe we have the team and the ability,” Kapil said of India’s chances of defending their title in the tournament starting June 1...

  • Kohli’s opinion needs to be respected: Kapil

    KOLKATA: Former great Kapil Dev, who is heading of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that will appoint the next head coach agreed with his colleague Shantha Rangaswamy that India skipper Virat Kohli’s opinion ‘needs to be respected’...

    “That’s his [Kohli] opinion we have to respect everybody’s opinion,” Kapil told reporters here on Thursday...

  • CRICKET: REBOOTING DOMESTIC CRICKET

    A failing domestic cricket system? Draft selection to the rescue...

    The draft system of selection has been a hit with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as its use in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cup and now the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy shows...

  • CRICKET: THE RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

    The arrival of a star-studded World XI this week in Lahore to play three T20 games marks the welcome return of international cricket to Pakistan after an agonising span of eight-and-a-half years...

    It was a telling absence as well for those who may not be crazy fans of the game but believe in their heart of hearts that cricket is a key catalyst in breeding social cohesion in a nation that has forever grappled with multiple ethnic,...

  • CRICKET: EATING AND DRINKING CRICKET IN COLOMBO

    Want to be bowled over by a soup named after Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Khan? Ready to face a Saurav Ganguly food platter? No, no one is inviting you to a buffet in a cricket field but, well, it comes close to that...

    Cricket Club Caf? (CCC as it is popularly known) has definitely led the way to re-invent the sport that the island nation of Sri Lanka venerates — cricket...

  • Strauss appointed England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee chairman

    Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as cricket committee chairman and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new role...

    The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, stepped down as ECB's director of cricket last year to support his late wife Ruth's cancer battle and was replaced by former England spinner Ashley Giles...

  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

  • Cricket Classics: Astonishing Moin knock inspires Pakistan to Asia Cup triumph

    The improvisations were out of this world and at times definitely too cheeky,” Woorkheri Raman wrote of the Karachi street fighter's incredible knock in the final of the 2000 Asia Cup between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...

    Winning the toss and batting first, Pakistan piled up 277, of which 104 came in the last ten overs after a brutal partnership between captain Moin Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq...

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