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Fearless France ready to show Belgium’s Henry he picked wrong side

France will go into their World Cup semi-final against neighbours Belgium with a “hunger to win” and a desire to show their 1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry that he picked the wrong side, forward Olivier Giroud said on Sunday. Retired French striker Henry is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff. The two sides will meet on Tuesday to decide who plays in July 15’s World Cup final. “It is bizarre to have Thierry against us in this match,” Giroud told reporters. “I would be very proud to show Thierry that he chose…

Dominic Bess is ready for first Test

LONDON: His first class debut was nightmare for Dominic Bess but come Thursday and if selected Dominic Bess will be ready to make his mark against Pakistan at the headquarters of cricket, Lord's. The 20-year-old is seen as a surprise selection for the Lord's Test but his recent first class showings gave new head of selectors Ed Smith enough hints to throw him in the deep end. Considering Pakistan's past it could be a successful selection. Eight years ago Pakistan gifted part-time spinner Marcus North six wickets in…

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya Muslims, says UNHCR

DHAKA: The UN refugee agency called a Myanmar minister’s visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but said conditions in Myanmar were not ready for their return. Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye, who heads rehabilitation efforts in Myanmar’s troubled western Rakhine state, told about 50 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on Wednesday that getting the repatriation process moving was top priority. But the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Thursday…

Six out of seven foreign players of Karachi Kings ready to visit Pakistan

All foreign players of Karachi Kings, except for Eoin Morgan, are ready to visit Lahore and Karachi for the eliminators and the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Joe Denly, Tymal Mills, Collin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, and David Weisse have agreed to travel to Pakistan. English batsman Eoin Morgan will not be joining the kings for the knockout stages of the PSL due to some other commitments. Read More: Karachi Kings cruise into PSL playoffs after beating Islamabad by 7 wickets “Unfortunately, I’m…

Karachi Kings’ six foreign players are ready to play in Pakistan

KARACHI: Owner of Pakistan Super League’s franchise Karachi Kings Salman Iqbal has said that six out of their seven foreign players were ready to come and play in Pakistan in the PSL. “Six of our seven players are ready to come and play in Pakistan,” Salman Iqbal told while answering a question during the Karachi Kings’ official merchandise and anthem launching ceremony. “Eoin Morgan, who has commitments to other leagues, . He will be coming late and will be leaving early,” he added. Read More: Karachi Kings partners…