Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sports News (28.04.2010)


Shoaib irked at media handling of their wedding
LAHORE: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Shoaib Malik said he had to stand guard under present circumstances, as there is need to maintain a distance, Geo News reported Tuesday.

Talking to Geo News in a special interview along with his wife Sania Mirza, Malik said, ‘Media should not have created stir and sensation in connection with our marriage.’

Sania said, ‘We are having to come out at night to visit the city owing to media hype. I enjoyed a lot the nocturnal view of the city. I want to walk uptown in the daylight as well.’

Sania said she enjoyed very much the Pakistani cuisine, as according to her, she is fond of eating.

Indian top tennis star said, ‘I am very happy here, as people showered us with love.’

Malik said they would decide about their future after the wedding ceremonies come to an end.

Sania Mirza said she is also fond of shopping, adding she received rafts of gifts from people here.

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Pakistan ease to 68-run win
ST LUCIA: Pakistan breezed to a 68-run win over Windward Islands in their first warm-up game here at the Beausejour Stadium on Tuesday.
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Bears clinch final berth
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Pak players’ appeal to start on Friday
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Dhoni says WT20 wide open
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ICC will have to break its silence on match-fixing: Enver Baig
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Modi defiant despite suspension
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ICC chief investigator resigns
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Vettori tips spin to be major weapon
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Bits and Pieces
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Hussey backs Aussies to win Twenty20
ST LUCIA: Australia may be unseeded for the World Twenty20, but they have the squad to win the title, according to batsman David Hussey.
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Initial phase will be a test for Pakistan: Qasim
KARACHI: With many teams picking the Twenty20 instinct, Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Iqbal Qasim says that the initial phase of the Worl ... more
Pak Women crumble against Windies
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IPL must be transparent in everything it does: Warne
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IPL prepares for life after Lalit Modi
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Schumacher is ‘past it’, says Moss
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Senators to approach ICC to solve match-fixing row
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Pakistan team lacks leaders: Hanif Khan
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Squash team departs for India today
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Gerrard vows Liverpool will make Chelsea fight for title
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National Bridge starts from Friday
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Asif stuns top seed Sajjad

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