PCB Uncovered New Official Kit for ICC World Cup 2015

Misbah and team in new kit
Misbah and team in new kit

LAHORE: Pepsi sponsored the impressive event at Lahore to unveil official kit of Pakistan cricket team for World Cup 2015

Star Batsman Boom Boom Afridi conveyed hope that national team will give their 100% in World Cup. He summed, “I want to make my last World-Cup memorable”. He praised “Pakistani” captain Misbah-ul-Haq for keeping the team together.

The official kit of Pakistan cricket team is in light green color with PAKISTAN written over it in golden color, have black outlines. It have PCB logo on left upper side and logo of ICC World Cup 2015 on right upper side.

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On January 21, Pakistan cricket team will take off for New Zealand, where they will play 2-match-ODI series versus Black Caps. Afterwards Pakistan will go to Sydney for warm-up matches before leaving for Adelaide to kick off their world cup campaign against their rivals India on February 15.

Here are some selfies taken by Pakistani players.

Atlaf Hussain Necessitate For A Ban On Jamaat-e-Islami

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Altaf Hussain, MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) chief has asked for a  ban on Jamaat-e-Islami,Tuesday.

MQM chief reckoned that government of Pakistan should banish Jamaat-e-Islami for the safety of Pakistan as Taliban terrorist and people part of a terrorist faction Islamic State (IS) has been apprehend from houses of Jamaat-e-Islami Leaders.

Moreover talking about the US secretary of state John Kerry’s visit to Pakistan, he pointed out that Kerry didn’t even objurgate the violation of LOC (Line of Control) by Indian Forces.

Altaf commented that US secretary of state paid billions of dollars to aid India while only 250 million dollars are allotted to Pakistan for aid.

Ronaldo won third Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo with his 3rd Ballon d’Or
Ronaldo with his 3rd Ballon d’Or
Ronaldo with his 3rd Ballon d’Or

Portugal forward and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo succeeded in winning 3rd Ballon d’Or  at FIFA ceremony held at Zurich.

Ronaldo, twenty-nine old Real Madrid superstar beat his rival and 4 time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and FIFA world cup winner Germany’s first goal keeper Manuel Neuer

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“I never thought I would win this trophy on three occasions”, Ronaldo expressed in his victory speech, “I want to be one of the greatest players of all time and of course this requires a lot of effort,” summed by him who also won Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2008.


James Rodriguez, teammate of Ronaldo at Real Madrid won goal of the year award and Germany’s Joachim Loew was awarded with coach of the year.

15-man World Cup Squad Announced

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Final 15-man teams of 14 countries for 2015 championship has been revealed

With 32 days remaining until the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, teams have brought out their final squads for the world cup.
All of the squads are now confirmed and it will be an elite group of 210 cricketers that will carry the hopes of their nations into the greatest cricket tournament of all.

Afghanistan
Squad: Mohammad Nabi (capt), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Afsar Zazai (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Javed Ahmadi, Usman Ghani.

Australia
Squad: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey (vice-capt), Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.

Bangladesh
Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan (vice-capt), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah Riaz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Arafat Sunny.

England
Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.

India
Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt, wk), Virat Kohli (vice-capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.

Ireland
Squad: William Porterfield (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andrew McBrine, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.

New Zealand
Squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Dan Vettori, Kane Williamson.

Pakistan
Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz.

Scotland
Squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Joshua Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Robert Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.

South Africa
Squad: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla (vice-capt), Kyle Abbott Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn.

Sri Lanka
Squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake.

United Arab Emirates
Squad: Mohammed Tauqir (Captain), Khurram Khan (Vice Captain), Swapnil Patil, Saqlain Haider, Amjad Javed, Shaiman Anwar, Amjad Ali, Nasir Aziz, Rohan Mustafa, Manjula Guruge, Andri Berenger, Fahad Al Hashmi, Muhammad Naveed, Kamran Shahzad, K Karate

West Indies
Squad: Jason Holder (capt), Marlon Samuels (vice-capt), Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn.

Zimbabwe
Squad: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Solomon Mire, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tinashe Panyangara, Brendan Taylor (wk), Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams.

These 14 teams are divided into two pools

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Courtesy ICC

Sanjay Dutt Back in Jail After Furlong Extension Plea Turned Down

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On Saturday, Sanjay Dutt was back in Pune jail as the government turned down his appeal for elongation of his furlough.

According to jail authorities, Sanjay was seeking for extension on the bases of poor health. He was released on 24th December so that he can celebrate New Year with his family.

Sanjay Dutt, who was convicted in Mumbai blast case, had given frequent leave of absence raised a lot of question for government  Maharashtra’s dual standard of treating with the criminals.

Brave Students Return To School After Taliban Carnage

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All Schools across Pakistan including Army Public School that was assaulted by Taliban terrorist reopened on Monday.

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Army Chief General Raheel Sharif welcomed the students of Army Public School and their families in Peshawar. A ceremony will be held to remember the victims of terrorist attack.

“I am not scared, no force can stop me from going to attend my school, I will go and will tell the attackers,  we are not afraid of you. ” Zahid  Ayub, a 16 year old boy who suffered minor wounds during the attack.

Another student named, Shahrukh khan, who was shot on both legs and played dead in school told AFP “I have lost 30 of my friends, how I will sit in the empty class, how I will look to their empty benches,”

Around 20 army personnel were on duty at the main entrance of Army Public School. Metal detectors were also installed at main gate. Elevated fence walls with steel barbed wire have been enclosed place around all schools through out the country.

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Government had ordered all the educational institutions to ensure the protection of school children. Government official are carrying out audit on hundreds of school since December,16 2014

Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claims responsibility of imambargah attack

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ISLAMABAD, A group of Taliban militants has accepted the responsibility of the suicide attack held on a masjid in Rawalpindi on the eve of 9th January 2015.

Six people dead and more than 10 people were injured in a suicide attack which occurred during the milad at a Shiite masjid in Rawalpindi

According to foreign news agency, Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar’s spoke person Ehsanullah Ahsan claim the full responsibility of the attach and warned to carry out more attacks

 

Ranbir Kapoor secretly engaged to Katrina Kaif?

Katrina Kaif secretly engaged to Ranbir Kapoor in London?
Katrina Kaif secretly engaged to Ranbir Kapoor in London?

Bollywood Superstars Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor are once again in controversy of getting engaged in London on 30th December 2014. The couple celebrated New Year eve in London and rings were exchanged in a secretly arranged party.

Ranbir’s parents Rishi and Neetu flew down to London to attended the engagement ceremony. Some close friends of Ranbir and Katrina were invited.

B-town lovebirds are often spotted together on various public places in Spain, London, Sri Lanka to celebrate the birthdays and various parties. however, these rumors yet to be confirmed by the couple

I won’t go to Chennai for Informal bowling test, Says Ajmal

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Pakistan suspend off spin bowler Saeed Ajmal say he would choose England over India to have an intimate bowling test to on his corrected bowling action to revive his career.

“I will be going for the informal test later this month and it will not be to the bowling center in Chennai. I prefer to take the test in England,” Ajmal said.

Saeed Ajmal, formerly the world No. 1 bowler, who has been restricted from international cricket is confident of clear his action this time

He also cleared that the critics who are wondering his power to be good as before with his corrected bowling action said He still has few surprises up his sleeves

“I have worked on several new deliveries and trajectories in my new action and they are all wicket taking deliveries. So I am not worried about my ability to be as effective as before. Right now my concern is my modified action is within the ICC limit,” he stated.

The off-spinner said he is frustrated by his absence from the World Cup as he always enjoyed bowling on Australian pitches which are famous for their bounce.