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Afridi holds back decision to retire

Former captain Shahid Afridi has held back his decision of retiring from ODIs and instead pulled out of the Pakistan’s Ireland series later this month, it was learnt on Wednesday. An official

Zulqarnain comes out of retirement

Within months of announcing retirement citing death threats from match-fixers, Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has reversed his decision, claiming that the situation has changed. Zulqarnain, who returned home after fleeing the team

Dalai Lama pleads for right to ‘retire’

DHARAMSHALA – The Dalai Lama pleaded with exiled Tibetan MPs Monday to accept his resignation as their political leader, warning that a delayed handover could pose “an overwhelming challenge”. In a letter read out to the exiled parliament, the 75-year-old Nobel peace laureate argued that the Tibetan movement was now mature enough for a directly-elected political leader. “If we have to remain in exile for several more decades, a time will inevitably come when I will no longer be able

Park, Lee retire

DOHA – Park Ji-Sung and Lee Young-Pyo’s retirement from international football puts the onus on South Korea’s new generation, and both players are confident they have what it takes.
South Korea coach Cho Kwang-Rae said midfielder Park, 29, was calling it quits on Friday after the team beat Uzbekistan 3-2 to secure third place at the Asian Cup and an automatic berth at the 2015 tournament in Australia. Left-back Lee, 33, had already announced his own decision to step back from

United keeper Van der Sar to retire in May

LONDON – Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar will retire at the end of the season, the Dutchman said on Thursday. The 40-year-old former Netherlands international joined United from Fulham in 2005 and has made 245 appearances for the Old Trafford club, winning three Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League crown. Van der Sar’s wife fell seriously ill in December 2009.
“It is now time to pay attention to my family,” he said on the website of his management

Collingwood’s perfect moment to retire from Tests

SYDNEY – England batsman Paul Collingwood said it was time to move on and give younger players an opportunity as he announced his retirement from Test cricket on Thursday.
Collingwood, 34, has been under increasing pressure to keep his number five batting spot after a dismal run at the crease this Ashes series that has garnered just 83 runs at 13.83. Collingwood chose not to wait until the end of the Sydney Test, which is expected to finish on Friday with a huge England

Fay decides to retire from US Golf Association

FAR HILLS – David Fay is retiring from the US Golf Association after two decades as executive director, a tenure marked by a drive to bring the US Open to public courses and bring golf back to the Olympics. Fay’s announcement on Friday came two months after his 60th birthday.
A leading authority on the game’s rules, Fay started his career in golf as a caddie and joined the USGA in 1978. He became the association’s sixth executive director in 1989 and held the post under 12

Afridi plans to retire on winning note

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi plans to hang his shoes after leading his team to the 2011 World Cup title.
“It is my desire to win the World Cup title for Pakistan before leaving the cricket scene,” he said on the sidelines of the training camp here at the National Cricket Academy.
He said that although they won T20 World Cup in England but his ultimate desire is to lead Pakistan to the World Cup title next year in the sub-continent.
Afridi pointed out that 2010