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PCB withdraws decision to terminate 55 employees

The PCB reverts its decision to terminate 55 staff members. Photo: AFP The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has withdrawn its decision to terminate 55 staff members. According to a press release issued, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan admitted that the board has had issues with over-staffing but decided to reverse …

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Ex-cricketer Taufeeq Umar overcomes battle with coronavirus

Former cricketer Taufeeq Umar. Photo: AFP Former opening batsman Taufeeq Umar has fully recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Umar, a left-handed batsman, had announced last month of testing positive for the virus and subsequently gone into isolation at home. “After spending two weeks in isolation my test reports have …

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Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be ‘downsized and simplified’

The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. In the last several weeks, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has given selected interviews outside …

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Lockdown: Wriddhiman Saha’s dad helps him in home training at Kolkata

There are two doting dads in South Kolkata’s Saha household. There is “younger dad” Wriddhiman, who recently became father for the second time and is tending to his infant son Anve.And there is Wriddhiman’s father Prashanta, who is also performing his parental duty—ensuring that India’s most technically accomplished wicketkeeper’s hand-eye …

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We want to regain top spot in ICC T20 rankings: Imad

All-rounder Imad Wasim cannot wait to get back to the playing field saying he wants Pakistan to reclaim their top spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 rankings through the series against England this summer. Imad said he was looking forward to the team’s tour to England for three …

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BCA sacks Atul Bedade as women’s coach

The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) has sacked former India player Atul Bedade from the post of women’s team coach while withdrawing his suspension on allegations of sexual harassment levelled by some players. The development was confirmed by BCA secretary Ajit Lele to PTI on Wednesday. The matter came up for …

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