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Cricket World Cup: Nigeria begins campaign against Australia

Nigeria will on Monday file out for her first-ever Cricket World Cup match as they take on Australia at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley, South Africa at the ongoing Under 19 Cricket World Cup.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Minister praises U19 cricket team

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, yesterday, received the Under-19 Cricket team led by the President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation Prof. Yahaya Adam Ukwenya.

Nigeria lose to Canada at T20 World Cricket Cup qualifiers

Nigeria has lost its second Group B game to Canada by 50 runs at the ongoing T20 World Cup qualifiers in the UAE.
Daniel Ajekun was named Man of the Match as the Nigerian Cricket team beat Kenya by 49 runs yesterday in Dubai, UAE.

Cricket: Nigeria defeat Kenya in pre-T20 WC warm up

Ajekun had 73 runs off 50 balls and four wickets in two overs in the warm up match which is part of Nigeria’s preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup qualifiers to be held between October 18 and 26 in the UAE.
The Nigerian female cricket team has lost 2-3 to their Rwandan counterparts in a five-match friendly series in Kigali which ended on Saturday.

Cricket: How Nigerian women’s team lost in Rwanda

The Nigerian female cricket team has lost 2-3 to their Rwandan counterparts in a five-match friendly series in Kigali which ended on Saturday.
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Gary Pallister says Manchester United must continue to aim high wherever they finish on the Premier League ladder this season, and has also backed c to bring a more recognised style of play back to Old Trafford.
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Nigeria’s U-19 cricket team shocks host Namibia in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria’s U-19 Cricket Team proved bookmakers wrong by defeating host Namibia with 77 runs in the opening game of the Africa Division 1 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers played at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia yesterday.
The sails of the Sydney Opera House are seen lit with the design of New Zealand’s silver fern in a show of solidarity with victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks, in Sydney on March 16, 2019. – The right-wing extremist charged over the horrifying attacks on New Zealand mosques flashed a white power gesture as he appeared in court on March 16, while a shellshocked community began digging graves for the 49 people he stands accused of slaying. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)

Sports cancelled as traumatised New Zealand mourns shooting victims

A raft of top-class sports events were cancelled in New Zealand on Saturday as a traumatised nation started burying the dead from the worst peacetime mass killing in its history.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been suspended for four matches for breaching the anti-racism code in Tuesday's second one-day international against South Africa, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.

Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed suspended for racist taunt

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been suspended for four matches for breaching the anti-racism code in Tuesday's second one-day international against South Africa, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.

NCF lists 25 female players for Rwanda invitational tour

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has invited 25 female players to camp in preparation for the Rwanda Invitational Tour to Nigeria from Jan. 23 to Jan. 30.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

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Solomon Dalung: 8,861 athletes for National Sport Festival

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has disclosed that no fewer than 8,861 athletes from 35 states are to participate in the 19th National Sports Festival billed for Abuja from December 6th -16th 2018.

Niger government pledges to develop cricket as grassroots sports

Mr Emmanuel Babur, Niger Commissioner for Sports, said the state government was committed to the development of Cricket as a grass roots sporting event in the state.
Alok Nath appeared in Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi. AFP-Getty Images

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Indian police said on Wednesday that they had registered a rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath, a rare development in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, with very few accusations under investigation by the authorities.

WAUG: 5,000 athletes arrive Port Harcourt

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Kweku Tandoh hails Akinwunmi Ambode on constitution of LSSA boards

Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has praised the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on the constitution of the Boards of the State Sports Association.
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Akinwunmi Ambode re-constitutes Lagos Sports Associations

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Oyo to field 100 athletes for National Youth Games

Oyo State is to field 100 athletes to represent the state in 25 sports at the National Youth Games, billed for the University of Ilorin in Kwara from Sept. 7 to Sept. 17.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan taking the oath as a Member of Parliament. AFP

Cricketer Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan premier

The former World Cup cricket captain Imran Khan has been sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister after winning a majority.
In this handout photograph released by political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on July 26, 2018, Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, addresses the nation at his residence in Islamabad a day after general election. Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory on July 26 in the country's tense general election marred by allegations of "blatant" rigging by rival parties. A visibly tired Khan cut a conciliatory tone in a wide-ranging address to the nation following a controversial contest hit by accusations from major political parties of poll rigging and long delays in still unreleased official results. / AFP PHOTO / PTI / HANDOUT /

Pakistan’s Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Cricket hero Imran Khan has swept to an emphatic victory in a Pakistan election criticised by foreign observers Friday, but without a majority he will need to enter a coalition to take power in the nuclear-armed country.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Pakistanis voted July 25 in elections that could propel former World Cup cricketer Imran Khan to power, as security fears intensified with a voting-day blast that killed at least 30 after a campaign marred by claims of military interference. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan elections

Pakistan cricket legend turned opposition stalwart Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country's tense elections, following accusations of poll rigging by rival parties.

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