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Tendulkar’s son carries forward his legacy, picked for India Under-19 team

NEW DELHI: Arjun Tendulkar, son of Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, was on Thursday named in an Under-19 squad for two four-day matches in Sri Lanka. Arjun, 18, was picked as part of a 15-member squad by the country's junior selection committee, according to a press release by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). An all-rounder who bowls and bats left-handed, Arjun has been playing junior cricket for Mumbai. Standing at over six feet, the left-arm quick bowler has claimed 18 wickets from five…

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman selected as Islamic Personality of the Year

RIYADH: Custodian of the two holy mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has been selected as Islamic Personality of the Year by Dubai International Holy Quran Award. The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) made the announcement ahead of the start of the 21st competition for the Holy Qur’an. Ibrahim Bu Melha, head of the organizing committee of DIHQA, told reporters that the prestigious title was awarded to King Salman for his noble positions and tremendous contributions in the service of Islam,…

Fawad says he knows why he is not selected

Pakistan’s ignored middle-order batsman, Fawad Alam told during an interview that he knows the exact reasons why he is not selected and if he will speak about it, it will create a storm and get him into trouble. “I know what is going on and I would land in a lot of trouble if I spilled the beans. I know what is going on behind the scenes and if I tell the truth then there will be a huge storm and backlash so I guess it’s best to keep quiet on this topic,” he said while talking to PakPassion. Alam believes that he is…