The difference between aiming and feigning

(Emmad Hameed) After surrendering the Asia Cup, Misbahul Haq claimed that his team’s plan was to blunt the threat of Lasith Malinga, the most potent Sri Lanka bowler, by not giving him any wickets. The irony, though, is that Malinga took all five wickets to fall in the Pakistan innings in the final of the tournament.

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Karachi cheapest city in 2013

25 Of The World’s Cheapest Places To Live.

10. Tehran, Iran

Originally called Ray, this city is Iran’s 32nd national capital and has been that way for 220 years. Home to the sixth tallest tower in the world, the Milad tower, it is among the largest cities in Western Asia. The average price for a 1 . . . → Read More: Karachi cheapest city in 2013

Shehzad gets fined for pushing Dilshan

Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for pushing Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan during the third one-day game, the sport’s governing body said Monday. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 113 runs on Sunday to go 2-1 up in the five-match series, with the last two games in Abu . . . → Read More: Shehzad gets fined for pushing Dilshan

Bond… £3000 security bond for dark skinned visitors

Indian business leaders have criticised plans to make visitors pay a £3,000 “security bond” to enter the UK.

The idea, to be piloted from November, is aimed at deterring people from “high risk” countries staying in the UK once their short-term visas expire.

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Blind cricket team: They deserve praise, not pity

Pakistan’s blind cricket team deserves praise for being world champions. Instead, what they get is pity.

“I used to listen to cricket matches on the radio as a child, and always dreamt of playing the sport though I knew it was not possible,” says cricketer Abdul Razzaq.

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Pakistan loses to Malaysia in Junior Asia Cup

Malaysia beat three-time champions Pakistan in the final to clinch their first junior Asia Cup title in 20 years in Malacca, Malaysia.

Faisal Saari and Mohd Sayyim Yusof scored for Malaysia while the Greenshirts pulled one back through Mohammad Irfan.

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Despite the team’s outstanding performance, Misbah feels vulnerable

Mohsin Khan, the interim Pakistan coach, has revealed that Misbah-ul-Haq feels a sense of insecurity over his captaincy, despite the team performing well over the past year.

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Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan talked to NDTV about his new book, his very public divorce, and what he feels about sometimes being referred to as “Taliban Khan.”

Barkha: What struck me as really interesting going through your book which is called ‘Personal History’, is that it reads much more like a . . . → Read More: Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Sri Lankan Lagoon: Whose Paradise?

Tiny flying fish glint as our boat is pushed off from the shore with a long stick to get us through the mud and seaweed. The motor is fired up and we head for one of the 14 islands lining a beautiful lagoon in the Kalpitiya region of western Sri Lanka.

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Education Emergency Pakistan

Today, Pakistan is crippled by an education emergency that threatens tens of millions of children.

No country can thrive in the modern world without educated citizens.

But the emergency has disastrous human, social and economic consequences, and threatens the security of the country.

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