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Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Akram escapes

shooting attack

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP):

A gunman opened fire on Pakistan's legendary former cricket captain, Wasim Akram, in an apparent incident of road rage in the southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said.

Senior police officer Munir Sheikh said the incident took place when the left-arm fast bowler was on his way to coaching a training camp at the city's National Stadium. "It is apparently an incident of road rage," he told reporters, adding that police were searching for the shooter.

Akram told a Pakistani news channel that the man rammed his vehicle into his car from behind and then opened fire before fleeing. He said he did not know who was behind the attack.

Akram, 49, made his international debut in a one-day international against New Zealand in 1984 and was rated as one of the all-time great left-arm fast bowlers. He took 414 wickets in 104 Test matches and another 502 wickets in 356 one-day internationals before retiring soon after the 2003 World Cup.

Court issues arrest warrant for Modi


An Indian court issued an arrest warrant against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi on Wednesday over allegations of money laundering in a television deal.

Though charges have not been framed against Modi, the Mumbai court heeded a request from economic investigative body Enforcement Directorate, which said Modi was not cooperating in an investigation into whether money from the deal in 2008 benefited unauthorised persons.

Modi, based in England since 2010, has been served summons previously. His passport was even revoked in 2011 before the Delhi High Court asked for the passport to be restored last year.