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Cricket stars felicitate Imran on ‘historic victory’

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the main contender to the formerly governing Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), is leading with a majority of seats in the general elections, according to unofficial and unverified poll results. Celebratory messages have begun to pour in for the star cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan whose party is winning a majority of NA seats to form the government at the Centre as he is poised to become prime minister. Indian cricket coach Kapil Deve felicitating the PTI chief said:…

Ramiz Raja wants Test ‘window’

LONDON: Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja has urged the International Cricket Council to set aside a two-month window solely for Test matches in a bid to preserve the longest form of the game. While crowds for Tests in countries such as England remain strong, Raja, a member of the influential MCC world cricket committee, fears interest in Asia is “dwindling” thanks partly to the rise of lucrative domestic Twenty20 competitions such as the Indian Premier League. “I feel that the ICC has a decent plan in the shape of…