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England bat first in one-off T20I against Pakistan

England bat first in one-off T20I against Pakistan

 

England captain Eoin Morgan opted to bat first against Pakistan in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Captaining Pakistan for the first time, Sarfraz Ahmed admitted that he would have liked to bat first.

The wicketkeeper batsman further added that he wants to end the England tour on a high note with a win, during the post-toss conversation with Mike Atherton.

Fast-bowler Sohail Tanvir makes a return to the national side after a 10-month-long hiatus.

Team line-ups

England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (W), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid.

Pakistan: Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (C)(W), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali.

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Iraq: ISIS Bans Burka after Woman Hiding Pistol Kills Two of Its Members

Iraq: ISIS Bans Burka after Woman Hiding Pistol Kills Two of Its Members

Iraq: ISIS Bans Burka after Woman Hiding Pistol Kills Two of Its Members

 

 

Last week, in the occupied Saladin Governorate south of Mosul, IS put out a warning to members to beware of a veiled woman who killed two of their fighters.

In a seeming U-turn, the Islamic State (Isis) has reportedly banned women wearing the burka in northern Iraq after claiming that its fighters have been targeted by a veiled female. The hard-line faction has previously beaten and killed women for not wearing a veil covering their face and hair in public.

Now, IS (Daesh) has outlawed women wearing veils entering their security centres near their stronghold of Mosul after a number of commanders were killed by an unknown assailant. In neighbouring Syria, the feared IS al-Hisbah — or ‘religious police’ — have meted out punishments to woman who left their face uncovered.

Last week, in the occupied Saladin Governorate south of Mosul, IS put out a warning to members to beware of a veiled woman who killed two of their fighters. The attacks happened in Al-Shirqat, which has been under IS control since the extremists overran the region in June 2014.

An IS fighter was also attacked in Mosul, the second most populous city in Iraq, prompting the terrorists to take precautionary measures, according to a source in the province who informed the Iraqi News network. However, claims that the extremists were “surprised” by an attack could not be verified by IBTimes UK.

Sharing details, the source said, “A veiled woman carrying a pistol killed two members of ISIS who were standing in a checkpoint in Sharqat, north of Salah al-Din. The incident surprised the organisation and forced them to issue an alert of similar attacks.”

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UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim women provide Home-cooked food for homeless people in Newcastle

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim women provide Home-cooked food for homeless people in Newcastle

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim women provide Home-cooked food for homeless people in Newcastle

“Thanks to Shafia Saeed and her friends for supplying us with lovely chicken curry and fresh naan breads. I’ve never heard so many nice things said about food.
 

Organiser Shafia Saeed of Gateshead said: “Women Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Newcastle donated money to serve cooked food for 60 homeless people at Newcastle.

Chicken curry, naan and salad were cooked by Ahmadi ladies and delivered to North East Homeless team.

“I assisted North East Homeless team to serve food to homeless people. It was a blessing to have this opportunity to serve mankind. I wish and pray that God give us the ability to keep serving mankind, Aameen.”

Brian from North East Homeless charity said: “Thanks to Shafia Saeed and her friends for supplying us with lovely chicken curry and fresh naan breads. I’ve never heard so many nice things said about food.”

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Apple's wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom 'Bluetooth-like' technology

Apple’s wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom ‘Bluetooth-like’ technology

Apple’s wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom ‘Bluetooth-like’ technology

KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo dropped a ton of iPhone 7 information over the weekend, and he’s back with a new nugget on the eve of Apple’s big event. It’s well established by now that the iPhone 7 won’t feature a headphone jack, and while Kuo believes the new phone will be packaged with EarPods that use a Lightning connector, he says Apple is also working on its own wireless technology that will be used for a higher-end set of headphones.

“We believe Apple will position Beats in the midrange market once it launches Apple’s own-brand Bluetooth headphones, in order to maximize profit with a dual-brand strategy,” Kuo says in a note reported on by MacRumors, 9to5Mac, and AppleInsider. “We also believe Apple will have its own-designed Bluetooth-like communication chip, given its higher requirements for power-saving, communication specs, and potential rapid growth of Bluetooth headphone shipments.”

Apple’s wireless headphones may be called AirPods, if trademark filings are to be believed. Kuo says Apple may also want to apply its wireless chip to smart home and automobile products.

The company will kick off its San Francisco event tomorrow, September 7th at 1PM ET — we’ll be there to bring you live coverage.

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Spain and Wales cruise, Kosovo earn historic draw

Spain and Wales cruise, Kosovo earn historic draw

Spain and Wales cruise, Kosovo earn historic draw

 

PARIS – Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style while Gareth Bale inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in World Cup qualifying on Monday.

Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all hit doubles in an 8-0 drubbing of Liechtenstein in Leon.
Over in Cardiff, Real Madrid forward Bale teed up Sam Vokes for a 38th-minute opener and then scored his 23rd and 24th international goals either side of an effort by Joe Allen, who registered his first in a 4-0 crushing of Moldova.

Elsewhere Daryl Murphy’s first ever international goal secured the Republic of Ireland a 2-2 draw against Serbia in Belgrade, and 10-man Italy beat Israel 3-1 in Haifa.
But arguably the performance of the night was in Turku where Valon Berisha made history, scoring Kosovo’s first goal on their competitive debut as they came from behind to draw 1-1 away to Finland.

The goal gave Kosovo a precious point in qualifying Group I after Paulus Arajuuri had put Finland in front from close range in the 18th minute.
Kosovo were accepted into FIFA in May, and this was a remarkable result given that world football’s governing body only gave their approval for a host of players to represent the Balkan outfit earlier on Monday.

Among those given the green light at the last minute were goalkeeper and captain Samir Ujkani, previously capped by Albania, Albert Bunjaku, who featured for Switzerland at the 2010 World Cup, and goal-scorer Berisha, who was playing for Norway as recently as June.

With several thousand Kosovans living in the Turku region, there was a sizeable support for the away side in their first ever competitive outing.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008.
About 100 countries recognise it as a state now, but major countries like 2018 World Cup hosts Russia do not.

Serbia vehemently opposed Kosovo’s admittance to world governing body FIFA, which came soon after Europe’s governing body UEFA narrowly approved their membership.

Their World Cup bow comes after their Olympic debut at the Rio Games last month, with Kosovo being accepted by the International Olympic Committee in 2014.
Spain’s comprehensive win put them atop Group G ahead of Italy on goal difference.
“We reaped our rewards in the second-half for what we did right in the first-half,” said Lopetegui.

“I am happy.
They are the first three points and it was important to start well.

Spain and Italy meet in their next qualifier in Turin on October 6.
Chris Coleman’s Wales, who lost to eventual champions Portugal at Euro 2016, are seeking to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
“We had to get off to a good start in the first game,” said Wales manager Coleman.
“It was going to be tough and we had to be patient and disciplined, and we were.
We had a good level of professionalism and the supporters were great.
The players got the ball and could have scored more.

Like Coleman, Ireland’s manager Martin O’Neill was satisfied with his team’s first steps to Russia.
“I think we fought back magnificently,” said the 64-year-old Northern Irishman after Jeff Hendricks had put his side into a three minute lead, with Filip Kostic and a penalty from Southampton’s Dusan Tadic putting Serbia in front before Murphy’s equaliser.
“It is a good result and we would have taken a point before the game.

In Israel, new Italian manager Giampiero Ventura reflected on his debut win with goals from Graziano Pelle, Antonio Candreva from the penalty spot, and Ciro Immobile, after veteran defender Girgio Chiellini was sent off in the 55th minute for his second yellow card.

He said: “I won’t say our performance was perfect, as we conceded that goal similar to the one we let in against France (in last week’s friendly).
” The 68-year-old manager added: “We worked as a team, suffered as a team and won as a team.

Results

Austria 2-1 Georgia Serbia 2-2 Republic of Ireland Wales 4-0 Moldova Spain 8-0 Liechtenstein Italy 3-1 IsraelCroatia 1-1 TurkeyUkraine 1-1 IcelandFinland 1-1 Kosovo

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Sarfraz keen to prove credentials

Sarfraz keen to prove credentials

Sarfraz keens to prove credentials

 

MANCHESTER – Sarfraz Ahmed is ready to put his stamp on Pakistan’s Twenty20 captaincy, in his first match in charge since his appointment five months ago.

Sarfraz inherits a squad with a belated feelgood factor after his and Shoaib Malik’s big-hitting helped the majority of them re-discover a winning feeling against England in Sunday’s final one-day international in Cardiff.
That brought a sole consolation success at the end of the Royal London Series, preventing a maiden 5-0 whitewash on home soil for England.

Victory in the one-off NatWest Twenty20 would, therefore, earn the tourists a claim to be honours even over all formats – if not a share of the Super Series England has already wrapped up – after the drawn Investec Test series.

For Sarfraz, the time has come to begin establishing a new era as successor to veteran Shahid Afridi – who stepped down as captain after Pakistan’s early exit from last spring’s ICC World Twenty20.

“I am really excited about the captaincy,” the wicketkeeper-batsman said, on the eve of what is likely to prove a tough examination of his team’s credentials against Eoin Morgan’s World Twenty20 finalists.

Sarfraz is eager to bring his own adventurous approach to bear.
“Representing the country is a big achievement, but I am really excited to lead.
I am trying to lead everything and to play positive cricket and win tomorrow.

Pakistan’s limited-overs teams have been notably less successful in recent years than their table-topping Test counterparts.
Sarfraz, a regular in all formats, is intent on greater consistency.

“The Test team is very settled – they have played six years together,” he said.
“After the World Cup, we are trying to develop a new ODI team – and the morale is high after Cardiff.
It’s a positive thing for us to win from 4-0 down – a great achievement chasing 300 outside of Asia.
We are very confident.
We are trying to develop a new team with youngsters and play Twenty20 like England and Australia.

Pakistan’s Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has become a unifying force, and role model for Sarfraz.
“I think Misbah is an inspiration for all the team – he inspired me,” he said.
“I have developed something from him and will try my best.

Umar Akmal remains a notable absentee from Pakistan’s squad, following his disciplinary issues over the past year, and Sarfraz would be delighted to see the powerful batsman back soon.
“He’s a great player and performing well,” he added.
“I hope he will come back for the next tour.

In the shorter term, win or lose in the final match of their trip, Sarfraz can reflect on a tour which has cemented relations with the hosts and with Pakistan’s own supporters after much damage was done by the spot-fixing saga on their last visit six years ago.

“We have enjoyed this tour and found people have been welcoming,” he said.
“We hope we win the match and end on a high note.

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Pakistan likely to host a $50,000 Squash event next year

Pakistan likely to host a $50,000 Squash event next year

 

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has said that the World Squash Federation (WSF) have vowed that Pakistan would be provided with a $50,000 Professional Squash Association (PSA) event next year.

Talking to APP, PSF’s Vice President Qamar Zaman said WSF Chief Executive Officer Andrew Shelley said that Pakistan will be provided with maximum PSA events.

He said Andrew was present in Poland where Pakistan clinched the 2016 World Team Junior Squash Championships title and there he had assured us that a $50,000 PSA event will be given to us next year.

He further said that their Egyptian and Malaysian counterparts have also shown eagerness to play a bilateral Test Series with the Pakistani players.

“Egyptian and Malaysian officials have assured that they will come here and play a bilateral Test Series with Pakistani players. After Egyptian and Malaysian players visit here, our players would go there for a series in return,” he said.

He said currently Pakistan has 8 to 9 players who can outcome any international player at a time it’s just that we need to groom them.

He also praised PSF President, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, for doing all-out efforts in encouraging and promoting the federation, the players and the game.

 

PIA engineer allegedly tortured to death over parking issue

PIA engineer allegedly tortured to death over parking issue

PIA engineer allegedly tortured to death over parking issue

 

 

Karachi: At least one person has been tortured to death over a parking issue in an animal market located in Sohrab Goth area in Karachi.

According to family members of the victim, Wajahat went to the animal market for buying sacrificial animal for Eid. Following arguments over parking issue, the parking management tortured him severely.

Sources said Wajahat was working as engineer in PIA.

The injured was rushed to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment where the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival at the hospital.

The body was handed over to victim’s family after performing post-mortem. The police have registered a case and started an investigation.

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Gilani exposes India’s ‘humanity, democracy’ in IOK

Gilani exposes India’s ‘humanity, democracy’ in IOK

Gilani exposes India’s ‘humanity, democracy’ in IOK

 

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani referring to the assertions made by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has questioned Indian champions of ‘Humanity and Democracy’ and asked whether its humanity to use deadly weaponry against peaceful protesters in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani while addressing a women’s gathering at Rahimu in Pulwama and Seer Hamdan in Islamabad said, India claims to have the most brave and disciplined army of the world, but in reality they are so coward that they shower bullets and pallets on unarmed people especially teenagers. “They test their muscles and arsenal on peaceful protestors who are just demanding a basic and fundamental right, right to self-determination promised by their own leaders,” he added.

Syed Ali Gilani said our protesters are fired at, our congregations are ransacked with tents burnt and sound system taken away. “Everywhere there are protests, be it violent, nowhere in the world nor in India itself they are showered bullets, but we being Muslims fighting for own rights in Kashmir, every tool of state terrorism including bullets, pallets, arrests, killings, rapes, and harassments are legalized and justified in the grab of so-called national security,” he said.

He further said seeing the innocent killings on a daily basis every human eye gets moist and every heart is touched, but the local collaborators and the partners of this genocide claiming to be the champions of the ‘Humanity, Democracy & Kashmiryat’ have turned deaf and dumb.

While reacting to the fresh reign of terror throughout the territory including Pir Panchal, Chinab and valley, Gilani said occupation forces enter the localities in the dark hours, ransack the houses, beat the inmates, terrorize and harass the families especially women and children and if the population protests against these brutalities and inhuman actions the armed forces start firing and shelling, killing and injuring them.

The APHC Chairman said that by the grace of Almighty Allah and steadfastness of the Kashmiri people, the blood of martyrs would not go waste. He said that women had an important role to play in this movement. They should strictly adopt the moral and ethical values and should encourage their men to contribute to this movement through thick and thin.

 

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PM Nawaz to leave for US on Sep 16

PM Nawaz to leave for US on Sep 16

PM Nawaz to leave for US on Sep 16

 

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for the US on September 16 to address a UN general assembly session.

According to PM House sources, PM Nawaz would be leaving for USA on September, 16 via Denmark and he will move to US from Denmark on September, 18. He would address UN General Assembly session therein. .

PM Nawaz would return home on September 24.