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  • Sri Lanka's Herath retires from limited-overs cricket

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has retired from 50-over and Twenty20 internationals in order to carry on playing Test matches, the country's cricket board said on Sunday...

    “Every cricketer has to stop at the right time, I feel it's time to make room for fresh talent to be groomed with the 2019 World Cup in view,” Herath was quoted as saying in a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket...

  • Depleted WI still a force in limited-overs cricket: Holder

    DUBAI: The West Indies Test and One-day skipper Jason Holder has said they remain a powerful force despite the absence of some top players heading into the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

    “We have played a very vibrant brand of cricket, especially in the limited overs, and I think whoever is coming in, has the ability to do the same...

  • Hales quits Tests to focus on limited-overs cricket

    LONDON: Alex Hales announced on Tuesday he is turning his back on Test cricket after signing a new limited-overs contract with county side Nottinghamshire following a similar decision by England team-mate Adil Rashid...

    Rashid last week said he intended to focus solely on shorter, white-ball cricket for Yorkshire this season and Hales has penned a deal until the end of the 2019 season that will see him feature only in 50-over and...

  • BCCI proposes limited-over series with Pakistan in India

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday proposed a limited-over series with Pakistan, comprising five one-day and two Twenty20 internationals, but reiterated that the Indian team would not be travelling to Pakistan or UAE for the matches...

    “We are committed to playing Pakistan in December...

  • Sri Lanka agree to play only three limited-over games in Pakistan

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will return to Pakistan after a nearly two-year absence for three short-form cricket games later this year, the sports minister said on Thursday...

    “We are not in a position to send the team to Pakistan to play the two Tests, but we will be in Pakistan for about eight days to play the ODIs or the T20 matches,” Harin Fernando told reporters in Colombo...

  • Pakistan to host Sri Lanka for limited over series

    Pakistan will host Sri Lanka for six limited over internationals starting next month, the two cricket boards said on Friday, another step towards reviving international cricket in Pakistan after years of isolation...

    In a joint statement, the cricket boards said the One Day International series will begin on September 27 in Karachi where they will play the other two ODI matches on September 29 and October 2...

  • Pakistan LNG Limited replaces its top manager

    Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) has replaced its top manager with immediate effect, appointing Shahid Yousaf as managing director and chief executive,The state-owned operator announced the decision on Saturday but didn't give a reason for the change...

    Former chief executive Adnan Gilani, a United States-educated former Wall Street executive who had been the main public face of Pakistan’s push into the liquefied natural gas sector, “will...

  • Taj Mahal Muslim tomb, not ancient Hindu temple says Indian court

    An Indian court officially rejected claims that the Taj Mahal is a Hindu temple while hearing an appeal to let Hindus pray in the historic monument's premises, The Guardian reported on Wednesday...

    Only Muslims are allowed to pray in Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan over one of his wives’ final resting places...

  • Taj Mahal struck off tourism list by Uttar Pradesh govt

    NEW DELHI: The rightwing Hindu government in Uttar Pradesh has removed the Taj Mahal from its official list of tourist destinations for which the state is famous, reports said on Monday...

    “There has been some miscommunication which has undermined the Taj Mahal,” said UP Minister Sidharth Nath Singh...

  • Downgrading the Taj

    WHEN Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, wanted to celebrate six months of the BJP government, what did he decide to do?According to a news report, he dropped the Taj Mahal from UP’s list of tourist attractions...

    Yogi Adityanath has decided to give visiting dignitaries gifts of copies of the Gita and the Ramayana instead of the traditional miniature replicas of the Taj...

  • If Taj Mahal is built by traitors, so is Red Fort, politician tells Modi

    NEW DELHI: In a stinging response to recent remarks questioning the Taj Mahal’s place in history by India’s ruling party legislator, a leading politician on Monday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hosting foreign dignitaries at the state capital’s iconic Hyderabad House, because that, too, was built by “traitors”...

    Earlier, the rightwing Hindu government in Uttar Pradesh removed the Taj Mahal from its official list of...

  • Taj Mahal is safe, claims UP chief minister

    NEW DELHI: The fabled Taj Mahal got a commitment of protection on Tuesday from the Hindu extremist chief minister of Uttar Pradesh who had led a chorus of hate speech against the Muslim ruler who built it in the 17th century...

    The state government’s tourism brochures had removed the Taj Mahal as a popular place to visit after Adityanath said the monument represented a foreign culture...

  • Thwarted Indian couple in Taj Mahal 'suicide pact'

    AGRA: An Indian couple forbidden to marry because of their different backgrounds are in hospital after slitting their own throats in an apparent suicide pact at India's famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal...

    Police said the pair ? named in the Times of India as Rajveer Singh and Shabnam Ali ? were stable after they were discovered in a pool of blood in the grounds of the Taj Mahal on Wednesday afternoon...

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