Latest defeat sparks Pakistan’s World Cup fears

KARACHI: Former cricket greats said on Sunday they fear Pakistan’s one-day defeat in Sri Lanka will hurt preparations for the World Cup just five months away. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the third and final One-day Interna­tional against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday after being bowled for a mere 102, losing the three-match series 2-1. They also…

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THE US military has launched new strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam and Amerli. ELSEWHERE: BERLIN – Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry says. MOSCOW – President…

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