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Pakistan’s centrally contracted players to play two T20 leagues a season

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come up with a new NOC (No-Objection Certificate) policy that has limited centrally contracted players to play only two T20 leagues, including their own Pakistan Super League, in a season. Apart from that, non-contracted players will have to appear in at least three First Class games in order to get an NOC from the board to play three leagues a season. This was announced in a meeting attended by Chief Selector Pakistan Team Inzamam Ul Haq, Chief Operating Officer Subhan…

Netflix renews ‘Stranger Things’ for third season

"Stranger Things" fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said on Friday it had renewed its hit 1980s-set nostalgic supernatural drama, which has won critical acclaim and instant fame for its cast of young stars. "Should we make another season of Stranger Things?" the subscription-only streaming giant teased with an interactive poll on Twitter before adding: "season 3 is officially happening!!!" No date was given for the season three premiere. According to Nielsen, around 15.8…

Struggling Nadal shuts down 2016 season

MADRID: Former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal shut down his season on Thursday to concentrate instead on recovering full fitness for a fresh trophy assault in 2017. The 30-year-old has been plagued by physical problems and has now gone through a second successive campaign without adding to his majors collection. A wrist injury forced him to withdraw from the French Open before the third round and kept him on the sidelines until the Olympics. "It is no secret that I arrived to the Olympic…