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PCB bars Afridi, Yousuf from playing first-class cricket

PCB bars Afridi, Yousuf from playing first-class cricketKarachi, Nov. 10  : Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi and veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf have been barred by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from taking part in the ongoing President''s Cup. According to the PCB, the players were not given permission to play because they were not on the rosters of their respective teams at the start of the tournament, reports The Dawn. Both players had expressed the desire to return to first-class cricket in a bid to regain form ahead of Pakistan''s upcoming season.
 
          While Yousuf has largely been on the sidelines and virtually lost his place in the national side, Afridi is expected to be part of Pakistan''s upcoming limited overs campaigns. But Afridi has had a tough time with the bat lately and was to return to the first-class arena after a gap of nearly four years. "On the one hand, the PCB tells me to prove form and fitness in the domestic circuit, but then does not allow me to do so. Since 2010 I have not been representing any domestic team, this time around the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) offered me a slot which I readily accepted," Yousuf was quoted, as saying. (ANI)


Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England

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Moeen's six for helps England win against India in Southampton Test

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F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »