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Khan scoops the field again


ISAAN KHAN was named sports journalist of the year at the prestigiou­s Press Awards last night, capping an outstandin­g year of scoops.

Sportsmail’s Khan receives the Hugh McIlvanney Award — named after the late, great Scottish sports writer — for a series of brilliant exclusives. He revealed serious flaws in the Wembley security operation last year, which led to the national stadium suspending the firm supplying its staff.

The FA launched an urgent inquiry after Khan’s investigat­ion exposed the failures at three sold-out events. He also managed to secure a world exclusive interview with the convicted cricket fraudster Allen Stanford, behind bars in Florida. Isaan has also reported tirelessly on the racism scandal engulfing Yorkshire County Cricket Club, revealing that 12 former staff were to be charged including former England players Matthew Hoggard, Gary Ballance and Tim Bresnan. It comes just two days after Khan was named the Ian Wooldridge Award winner as the Sports Journalist Associatio­n’s ‘One to Watch’ in the writing category. He was also named Outstandin­g Young Journalist at the Asian Media Awards last October.

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Leading the way: Khan

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