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Azhar Ali says India clash ‘just another game’

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has insisted his side will treat their Champions Trophy opener against title-holders India in Birmingham on Sunday as "just another game". Politics in both countries means the Asian giants, arguably cricket's fiercest rivals, now rarely meet outside of International Cricket Council events. Such is the global and commercial appeal of the fixture, the ICC has effectively admitted to 'doctoring' the draw to make sure the teams are paired together in the group phase of major…

BCCI gives nod to high-octane Pak-India Champions Trophy clash

MUMBAI: The highly-anticipated Pakistan-India fixture in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, will take place according to schedule, ARY News reported on Saturday. Pakistan will kick off its Champions Trophy 2017 campaign against arch-rivals India at Birmingham on 4th June after the head of the four-member panel governing the matters of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Vinod Rai gave his nod. A panel of Supreme Court judges sacked the BCCI president Anurag Thakur and his number two Ajay Shirke over failing to…

Pakistan envoy briefs UK’s Conservative Party on human rights violations in held-Kashmir

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas attended Conservative Party Annual Conference at Birmingham from 2-4 October 2016 where he highlighted human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) with the cabinet ministers and leadership of the ruling Conservative Party. The High Commissioner also attended fringe events and special sessions during the course of the conference. He interacted with several Ministers, Lords, MPs, MEPs and representatives of the rights groups from across the world.…