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Cricket-Afghan board sacks Shinwari, appoints Khan as new CEO

(Reuters) - The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has sacked Hamid Shinwari as its chief executive and replaced him with Naseeb Khan, the second major change in the game's national governing body since the Taliban took control of the country last month.The Taliban named...

Cricket-New Zealand squad arrives home after Pakistan pull-out

(Reuters) - New Zealand's cricket squad arrived home on Wednesday after abandoning their tour of Pakistan last week citing a security threat in the south Asian nation.New Zealand's withdrawal dealt a massive blow to Pakistan's hopes of staging regular international...

Soccer-Atletico miss penalty in 0-0 draw with Palmeiras

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Defending champions Palmeiras drew the first leg of their Copa Libertadores semi-final 0-0 at home to Atletico Mineiro on Tuesday but were lucky to avoid defeat as the visitors missed a penalty.Atletico, the runaway leaders of the Brazilian...