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PTI invites ex-Indian cricketers to attend Imran’s oath-taking ceremony

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has invited former Indian cricketers to attend oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan as prime minister, which is expected to be held on August 18, ARY News reported. Talking to media outside Bani Gala in Islamabad, PTI Senator Faisal Javed confirmed ex-Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar were contacted through phone and invited to attend the oath-taking event.  "Cricket legends from India and Kaptaan's old friends Kapil Dev, Sidhu and Sunil…

Cricketers record their messages of support ahead of elections

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketers have recorded their video messages for the nation ahead of the General Elections 2018 to vote for a better Pakistan. Former skipper Wasim Akram and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez solicited masses to vote for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).  “We have tested numerous politicians, but it is time for change now. So, I would like to request all to vote for Imran Khan,” Wasim said. “It was in your leadership skipper Imran Khan that we became world champions in 1992. It is in your leadership that…

Indians trolled by Australian journalist over Afridi’s tweet

Shahid Afridi has been trending lately following his tweet where he voiced his support for the people of Occupied Kashmir. The tweet in question had gone viral and had attracted a lot of anger from the Indian media. The former Pakistani captain had received uncountable support from both his fans in Pakistan and Kashmir. But now it has attracted the interest of Dennis Freedman, a popular cricket journalist hailing from Australia who is quite a sensation within Pakistan as he never misses an opportunity to take a dig at…

Gambhir roasted for getting personal with Afridi over Kashmir tweet

The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan has now extended to a social media tiff between cricketers. The decades-long dispute often evokes strong reactions from Indians and Pakistanis and this time it was no different. Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi and ex-India opener Gautam Gambhir were seen having a Twitter exchange over their own version of Kashmir violence. It all started when Afridi tweeted on Tuesday saying: 'the situation is appalling and worrisome in Indian-occupied Kashmir'. Appalling and…

India hands massive hike in player fees with new retainer structure

DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced a new A+ category in the retainer fee structure for it’s top players, who will receive a huge pay increase under the new Annual Contracts for the 2017-18 season. The retainer structure now features four categories - Grade A+, Grade A, Grade B and Grade C - compared to three in previous years. The uppermost category features five players - skipper Virat Kohli, opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, pacemen Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit…

Rishi Kapoor questions absence of women cricketers in IPL auction

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor is known for his short temper and controversial statements on social media and for blocking people who retort to his tweets on the internet. The veteran actor is once again embroiled in controversy after his attempt for gender equality in the recently held auction for the Indian Premier League. IPL.Just a thought! Why not female Cricketers in the Auction. No gender biases,have a mix of players from cricketing countries in the playing eleven! Or is it that men play a tougher game? — Rishi…

Heartbreaking Kasur incident prompts outpouring of emotions

KARACHI: The horrific murder and rape of a 8-year-old girl in Kasur has incited strong reaction from people of all social strata, demanding justice for her. Shocked by the tragedy, politicians, cricketers, civil society activists and celebrities couldn't hold back their emotions and took to Twitter and other social media platforms to vent their anger. In a statement on his official Twitter account, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said: "The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab…

Cricketers vomiting in smoggy India: Sri Lanka coach

NEW DELHI: Pollution stopped play Sunday in the third Test between India and Sri Lanka, and visiting coach Nic Pothas said the smog was so extreme that his players -- who took the extraordinary step of wearing face masks -- were "coming off the field and vomiting". Concentrations of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants in Delhi, one of the world's most polluted capitals, hit 384 -- 15 times the World Health Organization maximum -- before returning to levels considered just "unhealthy", the US embassy website…

Champions Trophy triumphant: World cricketers fall in love with Pakistan team

Nobody expected Pakistan to demolish India ruthlessly in the Champions Trophy final and avenge the humiliating defeat in the earlier game of the tournament. But they did to everyone's surprise. Undoubtedly, it was a comprehensive all-round effort from Pakistan to claim the silverware as they bowled out the arch-rivals for 158, in a chase of 339, for a deserving win. Here are the best reactions from Twitter on Pakistan's memorable win and more, and the international cricketers as well as former greats just can’t stop…

South African cricketers have ‘genuine concerns’ over tour of England

LONDON: South Africa´s team manager on Tuesday said his side had "genuine concerns" about remaining in England following the deadly terror attack in Manchester, but there are no immediate plans to return home. Daesh claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack at the end of a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena on Monday that killed 22 people, including children. Britain´s deadliest terror attack for 12 years took place just two days before the start of a three-match one-day series between…