PCB unlikely to host cricket for one year due to a busy schedule ahead

PCB unlikely to host cricket for one year due to a busy schedule ahead

KARACHI: Although Ireland has shown interest in touring Pakistan, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will not be able to host the cricket minnows for next one year because of a busy schedule ahead. “West Indies recently toured Pakistan that went well. The country also hosted Pakistan...

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Local cricketer under extreme pressure from his coaches commits suicide

Local cricketer under extreme pressure from his coaches commits suicide

A young cricketer who had been a part of Karachi’s under-19 team allegedly hanged himself on Monday at his residence in Model Colony. Mohammad Zaryab, a student of grade 11, was reported by his family to have killed himself after losing his position in the national side because he had...

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Umar Akmal and Waqar Younis at odds

Umar Akmal and Waqar Younis at odds

Chastising out at Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s controversial middle order batsman Umar Akmal has stated that the former coach forced him to do wicket-keeping in Test matches and on refusal was threatened to be disqualified from the team. “Talking about Pakistan cricket team, I accept that I refused to perform wicket-keeping...

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Virat Kohli signs 1-month pact to play for Surrey in June

Virat Kohli signs 1-month pact to play for Surrey in June

India cricket captain Virat Kohli has signed a one-month pact to play for Surrey in June, the English county championship side announced on Thursday. Kohli’s participation in county cricket signals his unavailability for India as they take on Afghanistan in a test match in June in Bengaluru. “It has long...

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Football: Debatable introduction of safe-standing scheduled for 25th June in British Parliament

Football: Debatable introduction of safe-standing scheduled for 25th June in British Parliament

LONDON: A possible introduction of safe-standing section in the Premier League and Championship will be discussed in British Parliament on June 25. The decision follows a successful petition, signed by over 110,000 people, to the British government. All-seater stadiums became obligatory in England’s top two divisions following the Hillsborough disaster in...

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ICC T20 rankings, Pakistan aces the list

ICC T20 rankings, Pakistan aces the list

Pakistan manages to ace the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. The top two spots on the rankings remain unmoved, with Pakistan leading the pack with 130 points and Australia close behind with...

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PSL fielding standards outrun T20 leagues, record-breaking!

PSL fielding standards outrun T20 leagues, record-breaking!

Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 has claimed the crown of being the best addition so far! Not only was the Karachi final a historic event, but the league has also beat other major T20 franchises in the best fielding category! PSL overtook IPL in the stats, according to a report drafted...

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New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years

New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years

WELLINGTON: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the south Asian nation’s cricket board. New Zealand has not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play Twenty20 matches in the...

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23-year-old Pakistani MMA fighter Mehmosh Raza acclaimed for defeating Grytskiv in China

23-year-old Pakistani MMA fighter Mehmosh Raza acclaimed for defeating Grytskiv in China

Karachi: Pakistan’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Mehmosh Raza defeated Ukraine’s Igor Grytskiv in their fight on the main card of Rebel FC 7 in Shanghai, China on Sunday. With that victory, Raza also known as The Renegade improves his career record to 7-2 and cements his status as arguably...

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ICC reveals much about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

ICC reveals much about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The International Cricket Council has confirmed the schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May when they will take on South Africa, while Australia will...

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Ibrahimovic comments on World Cup comeback, “It’s a no!”

Ibrahimovic comments on World Cup comeback, “It’s a no!”

TOCKHOLM: The 36-year-old Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who quit the Swedish national squad in 2016, will not make a comeback for the World Cup in Russia, the Swedish football federation said on Thursday. “I spoke with Zlatan on Tuesday. He said that he has not changed his mind regarding the...

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BCCI reflects optimism, tax issues won’t hamper ICC events

BCCI reflects optimism, tax issues won’t hamper ICC events

  KOLKATA: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday ruled out losing the 2021 Champions Trophy and the 2023 World Cup over tax issues, saying they remain confident of getting government exemptions for both the events. The International Cricket Council (ICC) suffered a revenue deficit after...

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Pakistan Pacer Amir to fly out today, all set for The UK tour

Pakistan Pacer Amir to fly out today, all set for The UK tour

LAHORE: Paceman Mohammad Amir was due to leave for London via Dubai on Wednesday to join the Pakistan squad after getting his visa on Tuesday. A PCB spokesman said that there was no issue over issuing Amir’s visa as he got it in 14 days, a day before the specific...

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SC orders PFA to be held at Lahore’s Olympic House on 5th May

SC orders PFA to be held at Lahore’s Olympic House on 5th May

LAHORE: The elections of the Punjab Football Association as per the orders of Pakistan’s Supreme Court will be held at Lahore’s Olympic House on May 5. The Election Committee head appointed by the Apex court Ali Raza has issued the schedule of the elections. The nomination forms have been sent...

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Champions League: Liverpool thrashed Rome 5-2 in the semifinal

Champions League: Liverpool thrashed Rome 5-2 in the semifinal

Liverpool, five times champion of Europe, thrashed this Tuesday (24.04.2018) to Rome in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals by 5 to 2. It took an important step towards the final of Kiev next 26 of May. Led by the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, author of two goals and...

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Hockey icon Mansoor Ahmed reached out to India for a heart transplant despite breaking his rivals “hearts on the field”

Hockey icon Mansoor Ahmed reached out to India for a heart transplant despite breaking his rivals “hearts on the field”

KARACHI: On Monday, Pakistan’s World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant — despite years of breaking his rivals’ “hearts on the field”. The 49-year-old has been suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in...

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Rafael Nadal wins straight set of victory over Kei for the 11th Monte Carlo title

Rafael Nadal wins straight set of victory over Kei for the 11th Monte Carlo title

Rafael Nadal romped to a record 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s final to retain the world number one ranking. The 31-year-old saw off Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to become the first man to win a tournament 11 times in the Open era with his...

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PCB announces Pakistan Cup one-day tournament on 25th April in Faisalabad

PCB announces Pakistan Cup one-day tournament on 25th April in Faisalabad

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Pakistan Cup one-day tournament from 25th April 2018 in Faisalabad. Five teams will feature in the tournament: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Federal Areas. The day-night 50-over matches will be held at Iqbal Stadium. The opening match of the tournament between...

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Sarfraz pitches in menial tasks: Cricket stars to clean up after themselves

Sarfraz pitches in menial tasks: Cricket stars to clean up after themselves

After helping the national cricket team clean up its act this past year, it seems captain Sarfraz Ahmed now wants his players to clean up after themselves. During the ongoing training camp at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, several of the national team stars were seen gathering empty water bottles and disposing...

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Kohli expresses interest in playing county cricket

Kohli expresses interest in playing county cricket

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli says he is fond of playing county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India’s tour of the country later this year. The 29-year-old Indian skipper — the second-ranked Test batsman in the world and the best in one-day internationals — had...

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Pakistan team’s training camp in Lahore, departure scheduled on 23rd April

Pakistan team’s training camp in Lahore, departure scheduled on 23rd April

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket team announced for the Ireland and England tour will depart on Monday (23 April 2018). The national team have started its training camp under the supervision of Head coach Micky Arthur at Gaddafi stadium Lahore on Wednesday. The 16-member team which includes five uncapped players in the...

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Pakistan commemorates April 18th for the legendary cricket victory

Pakistan commemorates April 18th for the legendary cricket victory

The day April 18th is considered to be one of the most celebrated cricket moments in Pakistan’s history, as in 1986, the national team had won their first major tournament by lifting Austral-Asia Cup after beating arch rivals India at the final. The moment almost made Javed Miandad a legend...

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Pakistani wrestlers return home from Commonwealth Games

Pakistani wrestlers return home from Commonwealth Games

LAHORE: The Pakistani wrestling team returned home today, after winning gold and bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Inam Butt gave Pakistan their lone gold medal of the tournament in the wrestling event at the games while Tayyab Raza and Mohammad Bilal won bronze for Pakistan. Butt...

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Pakistan to host its first Golf tournament with the Asian tours in 11 years

Pakistan to host its first Golf tournament with the Asian tours in 11 years

KARACHI: Pakistan will host its first golf tournament with the Asian Tour in 11 years, organizers announced Tuesday, as international sports gradually returns to a terror-hit country where security has improved. The Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is set to tee off from July 24 to 27 in...

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16-member cricket squad announced for Ireland-England Test tour: nephew in, Alam out

16-member cricket squad announced for Ireland-England Test tour: nephew in, Alam out

Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, has announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England, featuring five uncapped players including his very own nephew Imam-ul-Haq. The five players to debut for Pakistan in the upcoming tour are Fakhar Zaman, 28, Imam-ul-Haq, 22. Batsmen Usman Salahuddin and Saad...

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Fawad Alam excluded from Pakistan’s cricket squad, concerns arise, Twitterati stumped

Fawad Alam excluded from Pakistan’s cricket squad, concerns arise, Twitterati stumped

The non-selection of Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England has eventually stirred much unrest amid his fans as they call for justice for the domestic cricket superstar.   Alam, who has left no stone unturned by performing at the domestic level for quite some...

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Asia Cup 2018 moves from India to UAE owing to the complexities between Pak-India

Asia Cup 2018 moves from India to UAE owing to the complexities between Pak-India

On Tuesday, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) accepted Pakistan’s reservations against playing in India and decided upon moving the Asia Cup 2018 to United Arab Emirates. The decision was mutually taken with consent during the annual session of the ACC chaired by its president and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman...

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Cauvery protests: Cricket apparently turns out to be a ludo match after snake threats, IPL teams shift from Chennai to Pune

Cauvery protests: Cricket apparently turns out to be a ludo match after snake threats, IPL teams shift from Chennai to Pune

NEW DELHI: On Thursday, protest-hit Chennai Super Kings were ordered to play all their remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) home games 1,200 kilometers away in Pune after players had shoes hurled at them and were threatened with snakes being set free into thei stadium. Demonstrations marred Chennai’s winning return to...

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Shoe hurled at IPL players, Chennai

Shoe hurled at IPL players, Chennai

CHENNAI: On Tuesday, protesters set ablaze merchandise and even jostled with police outside a cricket stadium in Chennai, demanding Indian Premier League matches be cancelled as the southern city reeled a major water crisis. Countless demonstrators, donned with black t-shirts and black balloons, assembled near the venue shouting slogans ahead...

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12 Pakistani players roll out for Kashmir Super League (KSL)

12 Pakistani players roll out for Kashmir Super League (KSL)

MUZAFFARABAD: After enjoying the Pakistan Super League (PSL)b success, another home-grown cricket league Kashmir Super League, though not initiated by the Pakistan Cricket Board, is set to roll into action at the end of this month. The league will commence from April 28 in Muzaffarabad. According to reports, six teams would...

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Aleem Dar becomes the pride of Pakistan yet again

Aleem Dar becomes the pride of Pakistan yet again

Umpire Aleem Dar has made quite a reputation for Pakistan, not only has he been recognized on international platforms, besides his stardom, he is also helping the needy in his country. Dar once again has the nation praising him as he reaches yet another milestone in his career. He has...

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Indians boiled and baffled after Afridi’s Kashmir related tweet

Indians boiled and baffled after Afridi’s Kashmir related tweet

India is infuriated over Shahid Afridi’s pro-Kashmir tweet, which has stirred yet another debate. Afridi took it to Twitter to condemn the cruelty of those who are showcasing their power on the helpless citizens on ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’. Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot...

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6 of the strangest rules in the world of sports

6 of the strangest rules in the world of sports

It is possible that many people have heard about the famous offside or advanced position in football, perhaps the most mentioned and least understood of the rules that appear in the extensive rules of the sport of the ball. But they are unlikely to know when an own goal can...

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Karachiites sneered at littering for all the right reasons

Karachiites sneered at littering for all the right reasons

While Karachiites departed from the stadium with amazing memories last night, they also left behind their trash and litter! Despite bringing back the sporty spark to Pakistan, specifically to Karachi, we continue to be adamant as we portray an image of litterers. The national anthem stopped playing in the midway...

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2nd T20 dominance continues: Karachiites, plan your commute accordingly!

2nd T20 dominance continues: Karachiites, plan your commute accordingly!

KARACHI: Pakistan continues with its dominance over West Indies for the second T20I at the National Stadium on Monday. The match is scheduled to commence at 7:30 in the evening. Pakistan’s cricket team is most likely to remain unchanged, while West Indies have been dealt another blow, with their bowler...

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Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Recently, a mother posted a beautiful picture on Facebook, showing her breastfeeding her baby during an ice hockey tournament, showing just how hard mothers constantly work for their children, media reported. Apparently, this post has gone viral and people are overwhelmed to see her spirit. Small is being appreciated and is being welcomed with...

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After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

KARACHI: After successfully organizing PSL3 final in Karachi, the Sindh government has started full-fledged preparations for the three-match T20 series to be played between Pakistan and West Indies at National Stadium on April 1, 2 and 4, Karachi. On Thursday, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said at a meeting...

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Misbah expresses sincere gratitude to foreign players for their contribution in PSL3

Misbah expresses sincere gratitude to foreign players for their contribution in PSL3

On Wednesday, Misbah-ul-Haq, the captain of the two-time Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Islamabad United expressed his gratitude to his squad’s foreign cricketers for their contribution in reviving international cricket in Pakistan. The former Pakistan skipper appreciated the players individually on Twitter for travelling to Pakistan for the knockout stages...

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World Cup Russia 2018: the “catastrophe” of Argentina, a new victory for Peru from Gareca and all the results of the friendly matches for the World Cup

World Cup Russia 2018: the “catastrophe” of Argentina, a new victory for Peru from Gareca and all the results of the friendly matches for the World Cup

In the absence of 78 days for the start of the Russia 2018 World Cup, the double day of Monday and Tuesday of friendly matches, the last FIFA date before the tournament, gave voice. The 1-6 of the Albiceleste in Madrid stole the headlines, but there was much more action....

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PCB announces squad for T20I series against West Indies in April

PCB announces squad for T20I series against West Indies in April

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday announced the fifteen-member T20 International squad for the three-match series against West Indies. The national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq made the decision after consultation with captain Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur. The three match T-20 series will be played on April 1,...

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PSL successfully rolls out in ‘The City of Lights’ after 9 long years

PSL successfully rolls out in ‘The City of Lights’ after 9 long years

KARACHI: Islamabad United (IU) yet again rolled out as the champion of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday with the help of a half century by Luke Ronchi, defeating Peshawar Zalmi by three wickets at Karachi’s National Stadium on Sunday. The historic match, which saw the return of international stars to...

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Zalmis beat Kings and qualify for the PSL3

Zalmis beat Kings and qualify for the PSL3

Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 13 runs in the second eliminator to book their place in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore on Wednesday. In a rain-effected match, Zalmi posted a mammoth total of 170-7 in their 16 overs, courtesy Kamran Akmal’s stunning 77 off...

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TCS E-Com to lodge complaint to the Pakistan Cricket Board for the illegal online resale of the PSL tickets in ‘black’

TCS E-Com to lodge complaint to the Pakistan Cricket Board for the illegal online resale of the PSL tickets in ‘black’

KARACHI: Tickets for the Pakistan Super League final scheduled to take place in Karachi on March 25 are being illegally resold online as black market, according to reports. Officials of TCS Pakistan, a private renowned courier company that officially partnered with Pakistan Super League for the initial sale of the...

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An air of celebration and joy grips Lahore to welcome the PSL3 Teams with light showers and public giveaways

An air of celebration and joy grips Lahore to welcome the PSL3 Teams with light showers and public giveaways

The city of Lahore is seemingly overwhelmed to host the elimination matches of Pakistani and foreign players in the Pakistan Super League (PSL3) on Tuesday and Wednesday. An air of celebration and joy grips Lahore as a female traffic warden in the city of gardens has been distributing roses and...

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Karachi’s PSL Security Plan Finalized

Karachi’s PSL Security Plan Finalized

KARACHI: Almost 8,000 law enforcement authority personnels will be deployed for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final at the National Stadium on March 25, as per the security plan devised by the Sindh government. Special Security Unit (SSU) personnel of the Sindh Police would be held responsible for the security of players,...

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Pakistan takes pride in producing World Cup 2018 footballs

Pakistan takes pride in producing World Cup 2018 footballs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan takes pride in producing FIFA World Cup 2018 ball. Forward Group, an innovative sports company of Pakistan, presented the large replica of football to the Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younis Dagha which will be used in the FIFA World Cup 2018. Forward Group is an innovation driven football making...

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3rd PGF Women’s Exclusive Golf Championship Tees Off Today

3rd PGF Women’s Exclusive Golf Championship Tees Off Today

ISLAMABAD: The 3rd PGF Women’s Amateur Golf Championship will tee off at the Islamabad Club Golf Course here on Friday (today) and for the next three days from March 16 to 18, a highly competitive championship will continue to be in progress. This will be the third time that Pakistan’s exclusive...

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Kamran nailed an ebullient knock as Zalmis knocked down Kings

Kamran nailed an ebullient knock as Zalmis knocked down Kings

SHARJAH: Kamran Akmal nailed an ebullient knock as Peshawar Zalmi knocked down Karachi Kings by 44 runs in the 27th fixture of the Pakistan Super League III at Sharjah Stadium here on Thursday. After deciding to bat first, Peshawar posted 181 for the loss of six wickets, courtesy Kamran’s 75 off...

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FIFA: Mission Set to Arrive Pakistan

FIFA: Mission Set to Arrive Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Now that the ban on the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has been nullified, the FIFA confirmed on Thursday they will be sending a mission to Pakistan shortly. The PFF has been courting controversy for the past three years, and Pakistan has not competed in any international event since March 2015....

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