Farooq appointed Honorary MCL President

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 4,345 total views By VINODE MAMCHAN LAHORE – Pakistan: Special Assistant to Chief Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in Pakistan Malik Umar Farooq has been installed as the Honorary President of MCL Pakistan. This news was announced today by the Chairman and CEO of MCL Pakistan Mahammad Qureshi. Speaking from North Carolina Qureshi said: “It is with great pleasure that MCL Pakistan welcomes Malik Umar Farooq on board as the Honorary President of the organization. “This organization intends to work through sports to serve Pakistan and help build honorable young…

Coronavirus drug production ‘not affected’ in fire at world’s largest vaccine plant in India

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 25,670 total views,  44 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ A fire broke out on Thursday at India’s Serum Institute, the world’s largest maker of vaccines, but a company source said production of drugs to prevent coronavirus was not affected. The Serum Institute is producing millions of doses of the Covishield coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, for India and many other countries. Local TV channels showed thick clouds of grey smoke billowing from the sprawling site in Pune, in western India. “It is not going to affect production of the…

Maq gives boost to Pakistan cricket

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 8,513 total views MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket administrator Mahammad Qureshi is providing a boost to Pakistan cricket by hosting the Maq Cricket League (MCL) Pakistan T20 tournament in Pakistan from April 5 to 11. This was revealed by the Cricket Management Group (CMG) who will be responsible for staging the tournament with the endorsement of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA). The tournament carries a winning purse of Rupees one million and five teams will be battling for the coveted title. CMG has put together the Karachi Sharks, Lahore Lions, Peshwar Eagles, Islamabad…

9 uncapped players included in 20-member squad for Tests against South Africa

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 5,603 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) rewarded nine uncapped players for their “stellar performances” in domestic cricket by including them in the 20-member squad for the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa, a press release said on Friday. “Openers Abdullah Shafique and Imran Butt, middle-order batsmen Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha and Saud Shakeel, spinners Nauman Ali and Sajid Khan, and fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Tabish Khan have been rewarded for their stellar performances in the 2020-21 domestic season, including the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy,” the…

Administrators told to follow Qureshi’s lead 

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 9,440 total views MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket administrators in the United States have been told to follow in the footsteps of the chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi. This call comes from Cricket West Indies (CWI) director Azim Bassarath. Speaking on all the recent developments within cricket in the US, especially the eagerly awaited Major League, Bassarath said as an onlooker one would have seen a lot of problems in the administration of US cricket over the years and now with all the opportunities coming their way, they have…

YouTube suspends Trump’s channel after violating policy on inciting violence

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 27,497 total views,  44 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the United States Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington, DC. Trump’s channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days, which may be extended, YouTube said in a statement. For…

Player registration opens for President’s Cup

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 7,648 total views,  1 views today   TAMPA/FL – USA: The player registration for the draft to select the four teams for the 2021 President’s Cup in Tampa, Florida, USA is now open. The tournament which is being run by Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) takes place on February 13 and 14 at the Wesley Cricket Stadium in Tampa. Four teams will be vying for the first prize of $10,000. They are Samp Army, Tampa Tigers, Global Warriors, and Orlando Stars. Players who are interested in being drafted by one of the four…

World’s top two T20I bowlers and No.1 ranked all-rounder up for grabs in Sunday’s HBL PSL 2021 Player Draft

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 11,022 total views,  15 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.psl-t20.com/ Lahore, 9 January 2021: Chris Gayle will be one of the major potential picks when the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 Player Draft takes place at the High Performance Centre on Sunday afternoon. The event proper will be staged in Karachi and Lahore from 20 February to 22 March. Gayle, 41, has previously represented Lahore Qalandars (2016) and Karachi Kings (2017), and boasts one of the most remarkable and outstanding T20 careers – 411 matches, 13,584 runs, top score 175 not out, strike-rate…

Oil prices fall on renewed coronavirus concerns as China cases climb

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 13,892 total views,  6 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ Brent crude oil prices fell by $1 per barrel on Monday, hit by renewed concerns about global fuel demand amid tough coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and new curbs on movement in China, the world’s second-largest oil user, where infections jumped. Brent crude oil futures were down 78 cents, or 1.4 per cent, at $55.21 a barrel, after falling $1 to a session low of $54.99 earlier. Brent rose in the previous four sessions. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) slipped 44 cents, or 0.8pc, to $51.80…

US diplomats lodge extraordinary protest against Trump

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 9,865 total views,  7 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ WASHINGTON: In a highly unusual move, American diplomats have drafted two cables condemning President Donald Trump’s incitement of the deadly assault on the Capitol on Wednesday and calling for administration officials to possibly support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Using what is known as the State Department’s dissent channel, career foreign and civil service officers said they fear the Jan 6 siege may badly undermine US credibility to promote and defend democratic values abroad. “Failing to publicly hold the…