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Aamir Khan’s son Junaid begins shoot for his Hindi film debut Maharaja
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Aamir Khan’s son Junaid begins shoot for his Hindi film debut Maharaja

Maharaja will be directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and the Maharaj Libel Case of 1862.

Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize; discusses writing, language and her craft with Firstpost
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Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize; discusses writing, language and her craft with Firstpost

2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Kritika Pandey on her relationship with writing, and the role of fiction in a world divided by hate.

Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan and Muhammad Hafeez set to lose central contracts with PCB, says report
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Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan and Muhammad Hafeez set to lose central contracts with PCB, says report

Although players could get enhancements in monthly salaries and match fees, PCB has decided now to only award contracts to players who have done well in the last one year and have a future with Pakistan team.

England vs Pakistan: Hosts justify World Cup favourites tag even as Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co fret over abject bowling performances
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England vs Pakistan: Hosts justify World Cup favourites tag even as Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co fret over abject bowling performances

Apart from the sheer brilliance of their opponents and back-to-back ODI series losses, what really came to light were the weaknesses in Pakistan's preparations ahead of the World Cup.

England vs Pakistan: Ben Stokes' rescue act following Jason Roy's ton helps hosts clinch three-wicket victory
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England vs Pakistan: Ben Stokes' rescue act following Jason Roy's ton helps hosts clinch three-wicket victory

Ben Stokes' unbeaten 71 rescued England from a top-order collapse as the World Cup hosts and favourites beat Pakistan by three wickets with three balls to spare.

Junaid Khan, Pakistan bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Mega event a chance for Junaid to lead from front and silence critics
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Junaid Khan, Pakistan bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Mega event a chance for Junaid to lead from front and silence critics

The World Cup presents Junaid with a fantastic opportunity to silence his critics and show the world that his limited opportunities for Pakistan have been an error on the part of the selectors.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Uncommon predictability and logic of Pakistan's squad is surprising despite exclusion of Mohammad Amir
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Uncommon predictability and logic of Pakistan's squad is surprising despite exclusion of Mohammad Amir

In the end, there was no real surprise, perhaps with the exception of Mohammad Amir’s exclusion. But for anyone who has followed Pakistan cricket, or particularly the media around it, over the past nine months the normalcy of the squad did come as a surprise – none more so than with the captain.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan leave out pacer Mohammad Amir from squad; Abid Ali, Hafeez picked
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan leave out pacer Mohammad Amir from squad; Abid Ali, Hafeez picked

Pakistan's Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, announcing the World Cup squad and two reserve players, said the 11 from the 2017 Champions Trophy had been retained in the selection process.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan set to name 15-member squad along with two reserves
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan set to name 15-member squad along with two reserves

Pakistan selection committee has decided to utilise the five-match one-day series against England and some side matches as the barometer for making changes in the 15-member World Cup squad, if required

PSL 2019: Competitive cricket, fresh talent likely to headline Pakistan's premier T20 competition as scores of international stars descend for league's fourth edition
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PSL 2019: Competitive cricket, fresh talent likely to headline Pakistan's premier T20 competition as scores of international stars descend for league's fourth edition

There are many aims of T20 tournaments, but Pakistan cricket would benefit immensely if some younger cricketers announce themselves in PSL, learn from the participating array of international stars, and eventually wear the national colours.

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Imam-ul-Haq returns from injury, no place for Mohammad Amir in 15-man ODI squad
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Pakistan vs New Zealand: Imam-ul-Haq returns from injury, no place for Mohammad Amir in 15-man ODI squad

Imam fractured his finger while fielding during the first Test against Australia last month and was sidelined for the second Test and the subsequent T20 series against the Aussies and New Zealand.

Mickey Arthur's focus on work ethics has transformed Pakistan into T20 giant, capable of winning in any conditions
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Mickey Arthur's focus on work ethics has transformed Pakistan into T20 giant, capable of winning in any conditions

Consistency isn't a word that is often mentioned in Pakistani cricketing circles but this current twenty-over team since September 2016 has won 26 out of its last 30 T20Is. In addition, Pakistan has won 18 out of their last 20 T20Is.

Pakistan vs Australia: Mohammad Abbas' phenomenal rise ends barbs of courting success on friendly domestic pitches
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Pakistan vs Australia: Mohammad Abbas' phenomenal rise ends barbs of courting success on friendly domestic pitches

Mohammad Abbas used to be the stereotypical medium pacer but he distinguished himself, first with an increase in accuracy and patience, and then once he mastered the art of the wobbly seam he truly stepped up a notch.

Asia Cup 2018: Indian cricket team rope in left-arm throwdown specialist to counter Pakistan's pacers
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Asia Cup 2018: Indian cricket team rope in left-arm throwdown specialist to counter Pakistan's pacers

Before they begin their Asian Cup campaign in UAE, the Indian cricket team is set to add a left-arm throwdown specialist to their support staff temporarily.

Pulling up WhatsApp group admins for objectionable content is unjustified
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Pulling up WhatsApp group admins for objectionable content is unjustified

Arrest of WhatsApp group administrators is becoming a default practice, without proper assessment.

Highlights, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 4th ODI at Bulawayo, Full cricket score: Fakhar Zaman's 210 helps visitors take 4-0 lead
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Highlights, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 4th ODI at Bulawayo, Full cricket score: Fakhar Zaman's 210 helps visitors take 4-0 lead

Catch all the LIVE score and updates from the 4th ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on our LIVE blog here.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez recalled into national side after clearing bowling action
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez recalled into national side after clearing bowling action

Pakistan recalled Mohammad Hafeez to their Twenty20 and one-day squads Friday for the tour of Zimbabwe after the all-rounder's bowling action was cleared last month.

Junaid Khan lynching case: Supreme Court stays trial in Faridabad court, seeks Centre's reply on plea for CBI probe
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Junaid Khan lynching case: Supreme Court stays trial in Faridabad court, seeks Centre's reply on plea for CBI probe

Junaid Khan's father Jalaluddin, through his counsel, had filed the petition on 26 October last year in the high court, seeking a probe by an independent agency like CBI.

PSL 2018: Shahid Afridi's stunning catch, emergence of promising talent give Pakistan's T20 league a rousing start
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PSL 2018: Shahid Afridi's stunning catch, emergence of promising talent give Pakistan's T20 league a rousing start

The tournament once again looks an open one with perhaps only Lahore Qalandars looking like a team who may struggle. The first few days of the PSL has been entertaining, but one thing that must concern organisers is the lack of crowds which will undoubtedly change when the tournament moves to Sharjah.

2017, a year of hate crimes in India: Number of violent incidents related to cows, religion is rising
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2017, a year of hate crimes in India: Number of violent incidents related to cows, religion is rising

The year 2017 recorded the highest death toll (11 deaths) and the most number of incidents of hate violence (37 incidents) related to cows and religion since 2010.