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    Ireland hopes Test status ends England exodus

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    Ireland hope being awarded Test status will mean the end of top players such as Eoin Morgan defecting to England instead. Both Ireland and Afghanistan became cricket’s 11th and 12th Test nations on Thursday following a unanimous vote by the International Cricket Council during its annual meeting in London on Thursday...

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    Fakhar goes from village pariah to ‘lord’

    Agnece France-Presse . Mardan | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    Fakhar Zaman was once banned from playing cricket in his village and beaten by his brothers because he was simply too good -- but he has returned a hero after his starring role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win...

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    War-hit Afghanistan ecstatic over cricket Test status

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    Cricket-mad Afghanistan was euphoric after being awarded Test match status, a rare glimmer of good news amid rising insecurity, though many lamented the lack of sports infrastructure in the conflict-torn country...

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    No Eid happiness in Feroz’s life

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    Since the fateful day in January, when his cyclist wife Parul Akter decided to commit suicide, life is not same for Feroz Alam...

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    Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semis

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for today’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week’s Confederations Cup semi-finals...

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    Low’s Confed Cup policy pays off for Stindl

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    Lars Stindl is undoubtedly the winner in regards to Joachim Low’s decision to leave Germany’s World Cup winning stars at home and blood fringe players at the Confederations Cup...

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    From the Sidelines

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar gestures during a charity auction for the Neymar Jr Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday...

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    No room for Sunny, Shahriar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday announced a 29-member preliminary squad for Bangladesh’s upcoming series against Australia at home and South Africa abroad...