January 25, 2022

Two American sports commentators were immediately fired for body-shaming high school girls during basketball match

What happened: The Washington Post reported on Jan 24 that after making insulting remarks about two female high school basketball players’ physique, two long standing sports commentators named Jim Carter and Steve Shaw in northern Maine were fired. Details: Grant, the owner and manager of a tiny radio station in Houlton, Maine, was not watching […]

January 24, 2022

Coke Studio welcomed West Indies cricket team with an 18-storey high LED skyline display

Details: Cricket is one of the few sports that Pakistanis are truly passionate about and have been waiting since 2009 for it to make a comeback. Their wish came true after West Indies confirmed their visit to Pakistan for the first time in 2021 after multiple cricket teams cancelled their trips. How the brand welcomed: […]

January 19, 2022

Babar Azam named the captain for ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year

What happened: On January 19, the International Cricket Council announced the T20 team of the year with Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, among the team led by the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. It is pertinent to mention that no Indian cricketer was included in ht lineup of ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year as Shaheen […]

January 10, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan honored with ‘International Sports Personality Award’ at the 11th edition of Creative Sports Award ceremony in Dubai

What happened: At the 11th edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award ceremony, held in Dubai Exhibition Centre on Jan 9, former World-Cup winning captain and the ruling premiere, Imran Khan was honored with the ‘International Sports Personality Award.’  The award: The prizes were presented by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin […]

January 6, 2022

PCB will be hiring Pakistan Army doctors for each PSL-7 team

What happened: According to sources on Jan 3, Pakistan Cricket Board will be hiring the services of Pakistan Army medics for the teams participating in the forthcoming Pakistan Super League, Season 7 as a part of its measures to combat COVID-19. Details: Reportedly, each PSL team would have one doctor from the Pakistan Army Medical […]

January 5, 2022

German engineers to develop Pakistan’s first state-of-art football stadium in Karachi

What happened: On January 4, the NED University and Global Soccer Ventures signed a 10-year agreement to establish the country’s first soccer city stadium, which will be equipped with FIFA-approved facilities. ARY News quotes NED University’s Vice-Chancellor’s press release as “The university wants to be at the forefront of science and technology as well as football. […]

January 3, 2022

Imran Khan’s 40 year old record broken by Shaheen Afridi as he took 78 wickets in a calendar year

What happened: The left-arm speedster from Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, broke current Prime Minister Imran Khan’s record for most wickets in a calendar year in all three formats. Afridi took 78 wickets in all three formats, ODIs, Tests, and T20Is in 44 innings of 36 matches with an average of 22. On the other hand, the cricketer […]

January 3, 2022

Lionel Messi to miss initial matches of the French Cup after he tests positive for Covid

What happened: The Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi and three other footballers tested positive for the coronavirus. On January 2, the 7-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Mitumazale tested positive before PSG’s game against Vannes. Details: In a press conference, the coach for PSG Mauricio Pochettino said, “He is constantly in contact […]

January 3, 2022

“End of an era”: Professor bids farewell to international cricket

What happened: On January 3, the all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from international cricket as an 18-year old career came to an end. However, he will be available to compete in the cricket leagues around the world. 41 year old took to his Twitter and wrote, “My journey of pride representing Pakistan came to an […]

January 3, 2022

Fakhar Zaman breaks bread with ground stadium staff during Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final

What happened: On December 30, during the last day of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Cricket Tournament, Pakistan cricket team’s aggressive batter, Fakhar Zaman was spotted enjoying dinner with the ground personnel at the National Cricket Stadium, Karachi. Details: Being termed as the ‘Real Qalandar,’ Fakhar Zaman played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the reigning champions who defeated Northern by […]

January 1, 2022

Indians criticise and stage protests after Cristiano Ronaldo’s statue in Goa was unveiled

What happened: On December 29, the Portuguese football star’s statue was unveiled in Goa’s main city Panaji. The 400kg statue of Cristiano Ronaldo sparked a controversy in the country as Indian media reported that the local footballers should be promoted and their struggles should be highlighted. Details:  Goa’s Minister for Science Michael Lobo tweeted, “For the […]

January 1, 2022

ICC hinted at selling Shaheen Afridi’s stunning dismissal of Rohit Sharma’s video as NFT

What happened: In a bid to enter in the metaverse, on November 8, ICC released the video of the Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hassaranga’s hat-trick in the ICC World Cup and asked the users to vote. The Twitter users unanimously opted for  “Afridi’s wicket of Sharma” as 75% of the social […]

January 1, 2022

No Indians included in the ICC Cricketer of Year 2021, as Shaheen Afridi remains among the top-4

What happened: The Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy along with Muhammad Rizwan, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson. The International Cricket Council applauded the Pakistani pacer’s performance and wrote, “Shaheen took 78 wickets in 36 international matches this year at an average of 22.20 runs.”  Details: It is […]

December 30, 2021

Mohammad Rizwan and Fatima Sana have been nominated by ICC for player of the year awards

What happened: Mohammad Rizwan (@mrizwanpak) and Fatima Sana (@fatima_sana14) of Pakistan have been nominated for the ICC men’s T20I and women’s ODI player of the year award, respectively. Details: Rizwan finished 2021 in third place, despite not being in the top 150 in the ICC’s T20I batting rankings last year. In 29 games, the top-order […]

December 30, 2021

“Baddest man on the planet”: Mike Tyson used to KO 5 partners in an hour to watch Tom and Jerry

Did you know? The boxing sensation Mike Tyson’s former training partner Rudy Gonzalez revealed to The Sun that Tyson used to spar quickly to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons. Rudy Gonzalez stated that Mike would knock out five guys all out within an hour, and nobody was left. At the same time, Rudy was amazed […]

December 28, 2021

“Rally Jameel” will be Saudi Arabia’s first rally event for women drivers

What happened: On 27th December, Toyota announced that Rally Jameel will take place from 17th March to 19th March and will be the first-ever navigation rally for women drivers in Saudi Arabia. Rally Jameel is in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision and diversification program relating to women empowerment.  Details:  Munir Khoja, one of the organizers at the launching […]

December 28, 2021

Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi left out as ICC announced their Test player of the year

What happened: The International Cricket Council(@icc) on the 28th of December disclosed the nominees for ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and no Pakistani cricket player was included in the list, leaving the Pakistani Twitterati surprised. It is pertinent to mention that Shaheen Shah Afridi(@ishaheenafridi10) is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in Test cricket during […]

December 23, 2021

Pakistan is the most hospitable country, says former Australian captain Greg Chappell

What happened: The former Australian captain Greg Chappel wants Australia to tour Pakistan with their full-strength team as Australia is scheduled to tour Pakistan in March. At the same time, the former Australian captain applauded the hospitability and said, “The stadiums are excellent, as are the 5-star hotels and other facilities for tourists. The people are […]

December 23, 2021

From promises to punishments, here’s what is happening in Pakistan

Here are seven news updates for a Pakistani to keep up with. Khanewal: A school watchman was arrested for sexually assaulting a female ninth grader What happened: According to authorities, a school watchman in Punjab’s Khanewal area was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a ninth-grade girl. Details: Ramzan, the victim’s father and a Hafiz-e-Qur’an, […]

December 23, 2021

Qatar inaugurated its FIFA World Cup 2022 football stadium with Hafiz-e-Quran children

What happened: What happened: Qatar merged its Islamic culture and customs by inaugurating a newly constructed football stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022. For their ceremony, they invited hundreds of Hafiz e Quran children. Details: Children were observed in the stadium reciting verses from the Holy Quran while dressed in traditional wear. The stadium […]

December 22, 2021

Pakistan’s first-ever female Esports tournament to be held in Islamabad with prize money of Rs500,000

What happened:  Galaxy Racer(@galaxyracerdxb) plans to hold Pakistan’s first-ever Esports tournament in Islamabad by the name of “HER Galaxy.” The esports tournament will take place from the 8th to the 9th of January at the Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad.  About the tournament: The female Esports tournament will feature female gamers from across the country in a […]

December 22, 2021

Babar Azam ends 2021 as the No.1 T20I batter as Rizwan ranks 3rd in the latest ICC ranking

What happened: On the 22nd of December, International Cricket Council revealed its latest T20I batter ranking and the Pakistani skipper @babrazam regained the top spot. Last week, David Malan had taken over Babar’s position as the top T20I batter but before the year ends Babar Azam surged to the top. ICC said in their statement […]

December 21, 2021

Nine Pakistani personalities who did the nation proud in 2021

Arooj Aftab became the first Pakistani to get nominated for two Grammy Awards The 36 year-old artist (@aroojaftabmusic) was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Global Performance Award for her song ‘Mohabbat.’ Arsalan Ash won his 3rd Tekken championship in USA Arslan Ash Siddique (@arslan.ash) of Pakistan took first prize in Tekken 7 at […]

December 21, 2021

Nooh Butt wins silver medal in Weightlifting World Championship, Tashkent

What happened: On Friday, Pakistan’s weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt made history by winning a silver medal at the World Championship in Tashkent. This is Pakistan’s second medal in the event as Talha Talib had won bronze in snatch in 67kg the day before. Details: Nooh, who was not in contention for a spot in the […]

December 21, 2021

Shoaib Malik’s nephew makes history by scoring a triple century in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

What happened: The 19 year old Muhammad Hurraira, on the 20th of December, became the second-youngest batter to score a first-class triple ton in Pakistan. The only one to do it at a younger age was Javed Miandad. Hurraira is also the nephew of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, and in his debut first-class season, scored […]

December 20, 2021

New Zealand to tour twice in a bid to make up for abandoning series due to “security threats”

What happened: @therealpcb has announced New Zealand to tour Pakistan twice in 2022-2023 for two tests and three ODIs. Along with this, the Kiwis will return in mid-2023 for ten ODIs to make up for the abandoned tour. Details: The Chairman PCB expressed his delight after announcing the NZ tour to Pakistan and said, “I am […]

December 14, 2021

Here’s a sum up of everything you need to know about Pakistan today

Your daily dose of news updates on Pakistan awaits you. Here is what is happening in Pakistan today. 23 doctors and nurses have been detained by the police while they were protesting for the regularization of their jobs  What happened: Protesting doctors and nurses were baton-charged by police on Monday, and over 23 of them, […]

December 11, 2021

Talha Talib wins Pakistan’s first ever medal in World Weightlifting Championship

What happened: Talha Talib (@_talhatalib_), Pakistan’s top weightlifter, won bronze in the World Championships in Tashkent on Friday. He competed in the 67 kilogramme, lifted 143 kilogrammes in snatch. Details: Before going for Tashkent, Talha, who rose to prominence after finishing sixth in the Tokyo Olympics, appeared to be in excellent shape. Amjad Amin Butt, […]

December 11, 2021

From cancellations to new beginnings: Here’s what is happening in Pakistan right now

This is what you need to know about Pakistan news right now, to find out what’s going on continue reading. Sindh government plans to build two solar parks with a combined capacity of 350 megawatts What happened: According to a statement released on Friday, the government of Sindh would build two solar parks with a […]

December 7, 2021

Pakistani gamer Arsalan Ash wins his 3rd Tournament of Tekken in USA

What happened:  The Pakistani esports sensation, Arsalan Ash (@arslan.ash) has won the Community Effort Orlando (CEO) Tekken 7 Tournament in Florida, United States. This marks Arsalan’s third global win as the gamer has previously bagged the title for EVO Japan 2019 and EVO 2019. The tournament:  In the grand finale, Ash was up against Anakin […]

December 6, 2021

If you’re living in Pakistan, here are 8 news updates for you

We believe in keeping our audience up to date with the recent news of Pakistan. Here are 8 updates for you to catch up on. 1. Sindh Cultural Day celebrated in Karachi: What happened: On Friday, the Pakistan Maritime Museum hosted a three-day family festival to commemorate Sindhi Culture Day. The festival is a collaboration […]

December 4, 2021

This Kiwi spinner makes history by dismissing 10 Indian batters in an innings

What happened: The Mumbai-born Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel took all the 10 wickets against India in the 2nd test match. Ajaz Patel became the third bowler in cricketing history to achieve this feat on the 4th of December. The left-arm spinner ended his 47-over spell with 10 wickets while giving away only 119 runs. Details: […]

December 3, 2021

Pakistan Super League 7th edition’s schedule announced

What happened:  Pakistan Super League’s 15 matches will be played at the National Stadium Karachi, while Lahore will host 19 games of the event. The Pakistan Cricket Board has also announced the league’s schedule, as Karachi Kings will face off the sultans of Multan for PSL’s opening match on the 28th of January. Pakistan Super […]

December 3, 2021

If you’re living in Pakistan, here are 9 news updates for you.

A lot has been happening in Pakistan these days. Here are 9 events for you to catch up on and keep you updated.  1.Skardu’s international flights: What happened: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) declared that the Skardu airport will begin operating as an international airport today, following its elevation to international status. The airport was upgraded with the […]

November 30, 2021

Karachi Kings replace Imad Wasim with Babar Azam as the new captain

What happened: The Pakistan Super League’s franchise @karachikingsary has made its first official announcement before the draft of all-important season 7 of the HBL PSL 2022. Karachi Kings’ official Insta handle released Babar Azam’s video statement. During the video, Babar said, “Karachi Kings is my family!” Details: @babarazam, during the video, added, “I am thankful […]

November 29, 2021

Shaheen Shah Afridi surpasses Ashwin to become the highest wicket-taker in Tests

What happened: The Pakistani pacer @ishaheenafridi10 has emerged as the highest wicket-taker in Test matches during 2021. It is pertinent to know that Shaheen Shah Afridi has taken 44 wickets during this calendar year. Expressing his excitement over the latest achievement, Shaheen said, “I am happy over the achievement. I always tried to help Pakistan […]

November 29, 2021

This 11-month-old baby won hearts by her snowboarding skills

What happened: Wang Yuji can’t even walk yet at 11 months old, but she’s already snowboarding and conquering the slopes. Details: Yuji is the tiniest of all the riders at a resort near Beijing, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics in just a few months. Her parents strap her into tiny boots and layer […]

November 27, 2021

Lawsuit against hoisting Pakistani flag during practice session rejected by Dhaka’s court

What happened: A lawsuit that was filed against the Pakistan cricket team got rejected by the Bangladeshi court. It is pertinent to know that the lawsuit was filed against the 21-member squad of the Pakistan cricket team for hoisting the national flag during training sessions in Bangladesh. The team hoisted the Pakistani flag for inspiring […]

November 27, 2021

In a bid to compete at the T20 World Cup, Saudi Arabia launches its Talent Hunt Program

What happened: Saudi Arabia’s cricket federation has its first-ever talent hunt program. In a bid to compete on the world stage the Kingdom has planned to start its own national cricket team. Reports suggest that the talent hunt program has been launched to encourage the Saudi youth. SACF (Saudi Arabia Cricket Federation) announced the talent […]

November 27, 2021

Mohammad Waseem becomes the first Pakistani to win WBC Silver title

What happened: In a match at the Boxing Arena in Dubai, former WBC champion Muhammad Waseem defeated Colombian boxer Rober Barrera. Details: According to sources, Muhammad Waseem won the silver championship after defeating the Colombian fighter in a 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) battle. Waseem has won 11 fights in his career, including eight knockouts. […]

November 26, 2021

Pakistan cricket team face a lawsuit for hoisting national flag during training

What happened:  The Pakistan cricket team on their tour to Bangladesh held the national flag during practice sessions. The Pakistani flag was seen heaved up during their practice session in Mirpur before the 1st Test match. Reportedly, the Bangladeshi players took this as a political message, as they filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed […]

November 26, 2021

The Pakistan-India World Cup match was the most watched T20I in history, says ICC

What happened: The International Cricket Council said on Thursday that India-Pakistan match this year in the T20 Men’s World Cup was viewed by 167 million people. It has become the most watched match in the history of T20 Internationals. Details: Pakistan made history in a highly-anticipated encounter when it defeated India by 10 wickets. The […]

November 25, 2021

Mohammad Rizwan moves up in the T20I Rizwan ranking

What happened: The Pakistani stalwart wicket-keeper batsman Rizwan moves up one spot in the latest International Cricket Council’s ranking. Rizwan moved to the number four position at the ICC ranking after scoring 39 and 40 in the last two T20Is against the Bengal Tigers. It is pertinent to know that Mohammad Rizwan was Pakistan’s star […]

November 25, 2021

Dubai’s cricket chief offered to host Pakistan-India series

What happened: Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council, has offered to host a bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India. Details: The T20 World Cup, won by Australia, was held in three UAE cities — Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. After the tournament was over, Falaknaz said, “The best thing would be […]

November 25, 2021

From making parathas to winning an international bronze medal: Pakistan is proud of Nisar Ahmed

What happened: Nisar Ahmed from Karachi used to make parathas on the streets. He has now won a bronze medal in the international kickboxing tournament. The event took place in Moscow. Details: Nisar Ahmed came in third after defeating a Tajik player in the qualifying round. He is a resident of Baldiya Town, Karachi. The […]

November 25, 2021

Michael Vaughan has been dropped out of the BBC commentary team

What happened: Michael Vaughan has been dropped from the BBC commentary team for the next Ashes series in Australia. It is due to a “conflict of interest” in the wake of a racism allegation. Details: The allegations have been made by Pakistan-born former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq. According to Rafiq, Vaughan allegedly warned him and […]

November 24, 2021

UAE acknowledges Imran Khan’s cricketing contributions and honors him with the “International Sports Personality” Award

What happened: Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has been awarded by the United Arab Emirates with “International Sports Personality.” Imran Khan was declared the award winner at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports ceremony. The event had different dignitaries’ attendance, alongside the Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. […]

November 24, 2021

NFL player takes 90 high school kids to his football game

What happened: Offensive tackle, Trent Brown contacted Westover High football coach Adam Miller with a surprise for his high school team. The American footballer said he was going to take them to the Patriots-Falcons game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday night. Details: The New England offensive lineman attended Albany, Georgia’s Westover High School, where he […]

November 23, 2021

Cricket can improve relations between Pakistan and India, says ICC’s Chairman

What happened: Chairman of the International Cricket Council has credited that Indian cricket team visiting Pakistan as a “challenging issue.” It is pertinent to know that India’s cricket team has to visit Pakistan to compete in the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy. The 2025 Champions Trophy will be the first ICC tournament to be held in […]

November 22, 2021

“I would’ve KO-d Logan Paul, if it was a real fight”: Floyd Mayweather

What happened: The Logan Paul and Mayweather fight was staged? The boxing champion Floyd has claimed that he would have for sure knocked Logan Paul out, if it was an officially sanctioned fight. Details: Quoted by a publication, Floyd said, “I did an exhibition with the YouTuber, Logan Paul. We had fun.” The boxing legend […]

November 20, 2021

Sajid Ali Sadpara rescued after experiencing a ‘nervous breakdown’ on Everest’s expedition

What happened: Sajid Sadpara, the son of late national hero, Ali Sadpara was rescued by authorities. Sajid Sadpara had experienced a nervous breakdown during Everest’s expedition. Details:  Sajid Ali Sadpara was accompanied by the Nepalese mountaineer Pasang Nuru Sharpa and French climber Marc Batard when he experienced a nervous breakdown. He experienced the uneasiness at […]

November 20, 2021

Kim Kardashian funded Afghan women football team’s flight

What happened: In a flight funded by US celebrity, Kim Kardashian, members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth football team were sent to the United Kingdom. Twitter lauded the celebrity for her kind gesture. Details: A total of 130 individuals were in the flight. It included 35 female players with their families. They arrived on Thursday morning […]

November 19, 2021

Pakistan makes history as 4 esports teams represent the nation: Asian Championship 2021

What happened: Pakistan’s top 4 esports team has qualified for representing Pakistan at the Free Fire Asia Championship 2021. The top 4 esports teams participated in the biggest esports tournament held in Karachi before qualifying for the FFAC 2021. Details: The Free Fire Asia Championship 2021 will feature participants from seven different countries, including India, […]

November 19, 2021

70 years old becomes the oldest Pakistani to set a Guinness World Record

What happened:  Hailing from Karachi and a welder by profession, Naseemudin broke England’s Donnie Baxter’s record. Donnie Baxter held a record of smashing 13 apples in one minute by smashing 18 apples.   Details: Naseemudin set a new Guinness World record on the 13th of November, after crushing eighteen apples single-handedly in sixty seconds. At the […]

November 19, 2021

A college basketball player stayed after match to help in cleaning the stadium

What happened: Wichita State College student, Dexter Dennis stayed back in the arena after the game to assist his fans in cleaning up. He helped them for three hours. Details: On Tuesday, Dexter Dennis scored 13 points to lead his team to a 14-point victory. He lingered in the arena after the game to assist […]

November 19, 2021

Pakistan will play its first T20 against Bangladesh today

What happened: The first T20 match between the two teams is set to take place on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, at 1pm. Details: After a five-year absence, the men’s cricket team has returned to Bangladesh. They will also play two ICC World Test Championship matches. Mohammad Hafeez had withdrew from the series to […]

November 16, 2021

Pakistani born cricketer Azeem Rafiq says: “Racism is a societal probelm”

What happened: The Pakistani-born Yorkshire’s cricketer Azeem Rafiq in a briefing to the British Member of Parliament, has said that racism is a societal problem, and “I am isolated and humiliated,” by the racist remarks of his fellow Yorkshire players. It is pertinent to know that Azeem had revealed that he was subjected to racist comments […]

November 16, 2021

Serbian football team donated 1 million euros cash prize to sick children

What happened: Serbia’s men’s football team has decided to contribute a one-million-euro prize for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to help sick children in their country. Details: The Serbian national team secured a direct ticket to the FIFA World Cup after defeating the Portuguese team by 2-1 in Lisbon, on Sunday. Before […]

November 15, 2021

“I could not breath, when I reached the hospital”: Mohammad Rizwan

What happened: Pakistan’s star wicket-keeper batsman, Mohammad Rizwan, during an interview aired by the Pakistan Cricket Board, said, “Upon arriving at the hospital, the nurse told me that if I had reached the hospital 20-minutes late, my veins would have busted.” It is pertinent to know that the star cricketer was diagnosed with a chest infection […]

November 15, 2021

National Kickboxing Gold Medalist is making parathas on the streets, to participate in the next championship

What happened: Nisar Ahmad, from Quetta is a National Gold Medalist in Kickboxing and is waiting for the government to sponsor his next championship fight in Moscow, but in the meanwhile is trying to achieve that goal by making parathas on the streets. Swipe to see Nisar’s interview and his achievements. Details: In an interview, […]

November 15, 2021

Hurricane Hawkins, a 105 year-old sets a world record for running 100 meters

What happened: On Saturday, Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins, a 105 year-old, became the first female track and field athlete and the first American to establish a world record in the 100-meter dash for her age group (105+ division) at the 2021 Louisiana Senior Games. Details: The retired teacher has a long history of athletic success. When […]

November 13, 2021

“The national cricket players are like soldiers,” says Mohammad Rizwan

Details: The Pakistani star wicket-keeper batsman, who was diagnosed with a chest infection days before the match, released a video statement saying, “I would request the nation to pray for me, but now I am feeling better.” While leaving for the Bangladesh tour, the national player said, “I am feeling much better now.” Also: Adding to his […]

November 13, 2021

“He will always be a hero,” says Hassan Ali’s father

Details: Hassan Ali‘s father said, “Hassan Ali was a hero and will always be a hero,” while giving an interview to a private media outlet.” Adding to his interview, Hassan’s father said all his sons are heroes, and “All the team members are heroes, and so is Hassan. When the national team won against India, they […]

November 12, 2021

PCB Chairman, Ramiz Raja hopes to launch women edition of PSL

What happened: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to develop a women’s version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 tournament, according to Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the board. Details: Raja posted a video on Twitter, where he also announced that the board also wants to launch an Under-19 men’s edition of the PSL, […]

November 12, 2021

“Rizwan would have given his life for the nation,” reveals the head coach

Details: In an interview, Pakistan’s interim head coach, Saqlain Mushtaq, said that @mrizwanpak led from the front in the semi-final encounter. Saqlain Mushtaq also revealed that Rizwan ticked all the boxes in the medical report on the semi-final day, and Rizwan said, “I am here to fight for Pakistan, and if I sacrifice my life for […]

November 12, 2021

“Shaheen Shah Afridi did not bowl well,” says Boom Boom

What happened: The former hard-hitting batsman for Pakistan, Shahid Khan Afridi, is not happy with young @ishaheenafridi10‘s bowling the all-important semi-final. In an interview, Shahid Afridi said, “Just because Hassan Ali dropped a catch shouldn’t mean you get hit for three sixes in the next over.” Details: Whereas, advising the youngster, Shahid said that Shaheen should have […]

November 12, 2021

Sania Mirza’s hilarious video with Shoaib Malik goes viral

Details: The India tennis star @mirzasaniar‘s Instagram video of mimicking a dialogue, goes viral with over 2 lakh likes. The voiceover and mimicry of the dialogue, “Beta un logon see dour raho jisko tumhari qadar na hu, unhi kay ghr mein toh rehti houn,” shows the sad Sania with, husband @realshoaibmalik. Sania Mirza in the […]

November 11, 2021

Big day! As the men in green prepare to lock horns with the Aussies

Details: The @babarazam led Pakistani and the Australian side led by @aaronfinch5 are scheduled to compete in the all-important semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2020. Pakistan is said to have a highly-talented bunch, with the perfect mixture of experienced players and young guns, including @harisraufofficial, @ishaheenafridi10, while @realshoaibmalik and @m_hafeez8 add the experience element […]

November 11, 2021

Babar Azam’s father has a heartwarming message for the Pakistani cricket team

Details: Pakistan’s skipper @babarazam‘s father, in his bid to motivate the national team shared a heartwarming message for the Shaheens. @azam.siddique56, while sharing the photo of his son, @ishaheenafridi and @mrizwanpak shared Makhdoom Mohi-Ud-Din’s poetry and wrote, “Take life, take the universe, let’s take all the time with us…” The message: While motivating the national […]

November 10, 2021

Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Rizwan might miss the all-important final against the Aussies

Details: Pakistan’s star performer @mrizwanpak and the middle-order batter @realshoaibmalik were reportedly diagnosed with flu before the semi-final against Australia. Sharing the news, senior sports journalist Shahid Hashmi (username: hashmi_shahid) tweeted, “Shoaib Malik and Rizwan did not practice today… they have flu, so resting.. nothing to worry.. all players tested negative.” Also: After the rest […]

November 10, 2021

They have challenged the wrong person, says Shoaib Akhtar regarding Nauman Niaz issue

Details: The former Pakistani pacer, @imshoaibakhtar, after PTV’s decision to take legal action against him, said, “I will give a befitting response to the state-run TV.” On the other hand, the pacer claimed that @imrankhan.pti and all the @pti.official are on his side regarding the Nauman Niaz verbal spat. Shoaib Akhtar has said, “I am a […]

November 9, 2021

Both the male & female cricket teams of Pakistan aim to make the nation proud

What happened: A lawyer and women’s rights activist @nighatdad shares a tweet with the picture of the female cricket team with the trophy for their series against the Windies and wrote, “While boys are making us proud in #T20WorldCup International women’s cricket returns to the National Stadium in Karachi after nearly 16 years.” She advised […]

November 8, 2021

Shoaib Akhtar was served with a Rs100 million notice, by PTV channel

What happened: Cricket legend, Shoaib Akhtar (@imshoaibakhtar) said on Sunday that he is “utterly disappointed” with the PTV after the state channel announced legal action against him by serving him around a 100m worth recovery notice. Here’s what Shoaib Akhtar tweeted on his account: Details: PTV had previously said that it has handed the former […]

November 8, 2021

Pakistan’s differently-abled leg spinner wishes to represent the national team

Details: Malik Sher Khan is a resident of Karachi and aims to make his mark in the national team. He says that “If you are determined and possess a passion for something, nothing is impossible.” In his interview with a media outlet, the cricketer said, “I see Pakistan winning the T20 World Cup.” Also: In […]

November 6, 2021

“It all depends on Afghanistan allowing India to qualify for semi-finals”: Shoaib Akhtar

Details: Pakistan’s former pacer, @imshoaibakhtar, in an Instagram video, said, “Now Afghanistan can bring India in the tournament.” He also claimed, “Every Indian would support Afghanistan, but we will support a good game of cricket.” While, the former pacer also said that if India gets in the semi-finals, the tournament will get more exciting, and […]

November 6, 2021

“Now Dr Nauman Niaz has to apologise to PTV and the nation, not me”: Shoaib Akhtar

Details: The former Pakistani pacer @imshoaibakhtar, while reacting to Nauman Niaz’s apology, said, “Now Dr Nauman Niaz has to apologise to the institution of PTV, not me. The brand of the national TV had been hurt as sponsorships had gone down.” Shoaib Akhtar had said that he demanded an apology from Nauman to save the national […]

October 29, 2021

Shaheens are high ranked, but Afghanistan has a better record in UAE

What happened: Fans of the game have claimed that it would be an interesting clash between the two, and they can’t wait to see how @babarazam tackles spin wizard @rashid.khan19. Pakistan and Afghanistan have the perfect blend of both youngsters and experienced players. Pakistan coming in with an unbeaten record in the current T20 World Cup, […]

October 28, 2021

“I am not a racist,” South African player apologizes after refusing to take a knee

What happened: The South African opener, Quinton De Kock (@qdk_12), has apologized for refusing to take a knee, in their match against West Indies, in the T20 World Cup game. His apology comes two days after he withdrew from the team and T20 World Cup. Earlier, the Cricket South Africa had said that De Kock […]

October 28, 2021

Israeli UFC fighter who called his Afghan opponent, Javid Basharat ‘a terrorist’, ended up losing the match to him

Details:  In their Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) match yesterday, Afghan mixed martial arts athlete, Javid Basharat (@javidldn) submitted Israeli competitor Oron Kahlon (@oron_kahlon), callng it even after Kahlon called Basharat a “terrorist” before the fight. What happened:  At the Dana White’s Contender Series weigh-ins on Monday, Israeli bantamweight veteran, Oron Kahlon tried to escape the […]

July 28, 2021

Second athlete withdraws from Tokyo Olympics 2020 before facing Israeli opponent

What happened: Fethi Nourine, an Algerian judoka, parted ways from the Tokyo Olympics 2020 after he realized, he had to face an Israeli opponent “Tohar Butbul”, only if the two involved athletes advanced to the second round. Fethi Nourine was assigned the 73kg category where it was most likely that two faced each other. Amar […]

July 20, 2021

Fatima Sana, the rising star of women cricket, triumphs as team earns consecutive ODI wins

What happened: 19-year-old Fatima Sana with her all-round performance spurred Pakistan national women’s cricket team record their second consecutive win in the ODI against West Indies. She was the player of the match and her performance is recorded to be the best ODI haul by a Pakistani in nearly eight years. The team defeated the […]

July 19, 2021

Aisam Qureshi calls out Abdul Razzak and Nauman Ijaz for making fun of female athletes

What happened: Aisam Qureshi, Pakistan’s star tennis athlete, called out both Abdul Razzak, Pakistani cricketer, and Nauman Ijaz, Pakistani actor, for making fun of female athletes aimed at Nida Dar on a talk-show. Nida Dar is the all-rounder for Pakistan Woman Cricket Team. Details: Aisam Qureshi posted a video on Instagram addressing the sexist remarks […]

July 13, 2021

Former hockey Olympian Naveed Alam passes away due to blood cancer

What happened: On Monday, Former hockey World Cup winner, Naveed Alam, passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. Details: Naveed Alam was a former member of Pakistan’s hockey team that won the World Cup in 1994 in Sydney. He was diagnosed with blood cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital Lahore. According to his daughter Hajra […]

July 12, 2021

Faizan Ahmad crowned champion of the Sindh Snooker Cup

What happened: Faizan Ahmed, former champion, clinched snooker cup from Sultan Mohammad with a 6-2. He won the Sindh Snooker Cup for the second time in his career on Sunday in Karachi. Details: He had last won the title in 2015, thus he waited for six years to regain his title in the 29th edition […]

July 9, 2021

Former hockey World Cup winner Naveed Alam diagnosed with cancer, requests govt help for treatment

What Happened: Member of the 1994 World Cup winning team, Naveed Alam, has sought financial support from the government after he was diagnosed with blood cancer. Details: Naveed Alam is a former member of Pakistan’s hockey team that won the World Cup in 1994 in Sydney. He was diagnosed with blood cancer at Shaukat Khanum […]

June 30, 2021

12-year-old Mountain Princess sets out to climb 12th highest peak, setting world record

What happened: 12-year-old Selena Khawaja, the mountain princess of Pakistan, is set to embark another summit of the world’s 12th highest peak with her father, Yousef Khawaja. Detail: Broad summit, an 8047-meter-high mountain, is located on the border of Pakistan and China. It is considered to be a very challenging summit due to the steep […]

June 30, 2021

Pakistan will host the world’s highest altitude cycling competition in July

What happened: Due to the recent rising trend of Covid-19 in Gilgit Baltistan, the Pakistan Cycling Federation has postponed Tour de Khunjerab Road Cycle Race 2021 for the second time. The race will now be conducted from the 12th to 16th July of this year. President Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) General Secretary Syed Azhar Ali […]

June 29, 2021

Pakistani Weightlifter Talha Talib qualifies for this year’s Tokyo Olympics

What happened: Pakistan’s weightlifter Talha Talib, has been nominated by the International Olympic Committee to represent Pakistan at the Tokyo Olympics. The 21-year old Gujranwala based athlete will be the youngest weightlifter to represent Pakistan at the Olympics – “I’ll be going as the first weightlifter at the Olympics in 46 years from Pakistan, it […]

June 29, 2021

People are pretty pissed at Storm Fiber today and here’s why

What happened: @omar_quraishi tweeted the fiber optic internet service provider Storm Fiber questioning their lack of service even after paying over Rs 6, 500 per month. Mr. Quraishi was unable to watch an intense Euro 2021 match between Netherlands and Czech Republic. How did people react: His tweet mentioning Storm Fiber was met with many […]

June 26, 2021

Transgender runner CeCe Telfer ruled ineligible for US Olympic trials

What happened: CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women’s events. Backstory: Telfer entered this week’s trials yet was not allowed to compete because of guidelines World Athletics released […]

June 25, 2021

Sajid Ali Sadpara will be climbing the K2 to search for missing climbers

What happened: Sajid Ali Sadpara and a filmmaker Elia Saikaly announced on Thursday that they will be climbing the K2 for a ground search of 3 missing climbers. Backstory: The three missing climbers are the Pakistani Mohammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and JP Moer. They went missing in the February of 2021. Pakistani authorities announced […]

June 25, 2021

Multan crowned Sultans of Pakistan Super League

What Happened: Multan Sultans triumphed over Peshawar Zalmi in the final to win their maiden Pakistan Super League (PSL) title in the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Zalmi fans disheartened for the third time in four seasons as Multan Sultans thrashed them by 47 runs in the exhilarating final. Sohaib Maqsood […]

June 24, 2021

Haider Ali and Umaid Asif, the Zalmi duo, suspended ahead of PSL final

What happened: Haider Ali and Umaid Asif, the Peshawar Zalmi duo, have been suspended from the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) against Multan Sultans happening Thursday (today). The suspension happened after they admitted to violating health and safety protocols. Backstory: According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that, on Wednesday, the players met  outside […]

June 22, 2021

Younis Khan and PCB to part ways.

What happened: According to a statement released by the PCB, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan men’s national cricket team batting coach, Younis Khan, mutually agreed to path ways. Backstory: Younis Khan was appointed as Pakistan men’s national cricket team batting coach in November 2020 on a two-year contract until the ICC Men’s T20 […]

May 26, 2021

Pakistani mountaineer Asad Memon to summit North America’s highest peak

Pakistani Mountaineer Asad Memon aims to conquer his fourth summit of the Seven Summit Challenge after first embarking on the challenge two years ago. Next month, Memon will embark on a journey to ascend the highest peak of North America, Denali. What Happened: Memon is ambitious about climbing the 20,130ft Denali, the third most isolated peak on […]

May 25, 2021

Shahid Afridi ruled out of PSL 2021 due to a back injury

Shahid Afridi has been ruled out of the upcoming matches of the Pakistan Super League scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi due to a back injury. He tweeted that he “experienced pain in his lower back” while training in Karachi and has been advised rest by the doctor. What Next: Afridi will be replaced […]

May 24, 2021

British-Pakistani woman named England’s first hijab-wearing boxing coach and ‘Hometown Hero’ for Commonwealth Games

What Happened: British-Pakistani woman Haseeba Abdullah is England’s first hijab-wearing boxing coach and has now been named as a “Hometown Hero” for the Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place next year in Birmingham. The Context: Haseeba is a boxing coach at Windmill Boxing Gym in Smethwick. She had been ambitious about boxing from a very young age […]

May 20, 2021

PCB approved to complete the PSL 2021 edition in Abu Dhabi

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been approved by the UAE authorities to complete the remaining 20 matches in Abu Dhabi. In a statement, PCB announced that it will now conduct an online meeting with the six franchise owners later in the day to update them about the progress made as well as to finalise […]

May 6, 2021

Excitement as UCL set for ‘all English’ final

Chelsea go through: The second leg of the semi final between Chelsea FC and Real Madrid commenced last night at Stamford Bridge in London. From the get-go Chelsea looked energetic and looked to have the intent to go through against the star studded Real Madrid. Timo Werner’s early goal in the 28th minute diminished any […]

May 5, 2021

Pakistani women cricketers to get 12 months maternity leave in new parental support policy

PCB’s policy: The PCB has launched a new policy where both men and women cricketers can be granted paid leave upon the birth of their child. Women cricketers can get a leave of 12 months, while male cricketers can be granted paid leave of upto 30 days. This policy is effective immediately, and will start […]

May 4, 2021

Franchises urge PCB to shift remainder of PSL to UAE fearing COVID-19 spread

COVID-19 in Pakistan: There has been a resurgence of the third wave of COVID-19 throughout the country over the past month. Numbers of deaths and infections have constantly increased and new variants have been spotted. This has led to a number of partial lockdowns in the country.  Franchises request: A formal letter has been written […]

May 4, 2021

In similar fashion to PSL, IPL suspended after surge of COVID-19 cases

Rising COVID cases: Yesterday, it was reported that two teams returned confirmed COVID-19 positive cases among players and staff. Two players and three staff members from two teams returned COVID-19 positive cases forcing yesterday’s match to be postponed. Chennai Super Kings went into a week-long quarantine to contain the situation. Today, two players from the […]

May 3, 2021

COVID-19 ravages India, breaches IPL bio-secure bubble

COVID in India: As the daily tally of nation-wide cases crosses 400,000, India struggles to keep up with the relief efforts. Currently over 15+ countries have joined in efforts to provide India with oxygen supplies, medicine, kits, and oxygen generation plans to pull them out of the second wave. Numbers of people have are dying […]

April 30, 2021

Oldest winner of Mr. Pakistan bodybuilding championship crowned at 60

The Achievement: Ustad Waheed from Lahore has made a record of becoming the oldest to win the oldest to win the prestigious Mr. Pakistan bodybuilding competition at the age of 60.  His struggle: Ustad Abdul Waheed had been in the struggle of achieving fitness excellence since the age of 16 and has been pursuing this […]

April 28, 2021

IPL slammed after telling players to play for ‘humanity’ amid COVID-19 destruction in India

The debate: A lot of debate has been surrounding the resumption of the lucrative Indian Premier League despite the harrowing situation of the coronavirus ‘storm’, as described by PM Modi, in India. The sports league has been criticized for continuing despite the daily infection count crossing 350,000 and over 3000+ deaths daily.  Supporters of the […]

April 27, 2021

PSL 6 replacement draft likely today

PSL 6: The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League was suspended early in March, after a COVID-19 outbreak had breached the ‘biosecure bubble’. The tournament had to be stopped after just 14 matches and it was decided that the tournament would be completed at a later date. New Dates: The remainder of the tournament […]

April 21, 2021

European Super League in ruins overnight

What happened: After the announcement of the European Super League on Sunday, fans and pundits alike amplified their opposition to the tournament on all possible platforms. Many protests emerged outside stadiums across Europe as fans took to the streets to oppose the creation of the tournament. Along with the on-ground response, various government officials also […]

April 20, 2021

Football world in disarray as clubs announce plans for European Super League

What Happened: On Sunday, 12 European football clubs announced that they will be collaborating to form a new breakaway European Super League (ESL) which would rival the existing Champions League. This move is the biggest shake-up the sport has seen in decades, and the decision has been met with widespread criticism from governments, the Union […]

March 29, 2021

Fears Of Suspension Mount As Pakistan Football HQ Attacked

Karachi: A dark cloud of uncertainty reigned upon the skies in Karachi, as football in Pakistan suffered yet another setback in the shape of an attack on the FIFA- appointed PFF HQ in Karachi, Pakistan. Fans and experts of the sport predict a second suspension for the disgraced national football body. ‘Football fans across the […]

February 20, 2021

Pakistani biker addresses the poor treatment of athletes by TV show hosts

Samar Khan Samar Khan is a Pakistani mountain biker and adventure athlete who is the first to cycle on the Biafo Glacier. Khan is also the first Pakistani to have cycled on the Roof of Africa, UHURU PEAK, Kilimanjaro. She also holds a Master’s in Physics. Khan talks about her terrible experience at the hands of […]

February 16, 2021

Pakistani climber conquers Africa’s highest peak in less than 24 hours

Who is the climber? On Tuesday, 23-year-old Asad Ali Memon became the first Asian to scale Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain(5,895 metre) in Africa, in less than 24 hours. He achieved this feat within 20 hours. Memon reached the Mweka gate (finish point) at midnight after climbing the Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro […]

February 11, 2021

3 Indian climbers banned by Nepal for faking the Mount Everest summit

What happened Nepal revoked the Everest summit certificates of two Indian climbers for faking the 2016 ascent, and banned them along with their team leader from mountaineering in the country for the next six years, officials reported. What you need to know Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami claimed they reached the top of […]

February 11, 2021

Will Turkish actress Esra Bilgic be working with Peshawar Zalmi?

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi and Ertugrul actress Esra Bilgic hinted at the start of “new beginnings” on Wednesday, with just over a week left for the Pakistan Super League to commence.  Afridi tweeted “NEW BEGINNINGS” late Wednesday and tagged the Turkish actor who is beloved in Pakistan for her role as Halima Sultan in […]

January 26, 2021

Ronaldo rejects $6m-a-year deal to promote Saudi Arabian tourism allegedly due to human rights violations in Yemen

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly turned down a multi-million-dollar opportunity to become the face of Saudi Arabian tourism. The deal was reported to be worth $6m per year and understood to have included Ronaldo’s image being used on all promotional material and his making visits to the country, according to the Telegraph.  People on social media also suspect that […]

January 23, 2021

Six-day snowboarding championship kicks off in Malam Jabba

What you need to know Pakistan International Snowboarding Championship and Festival commenced at the Malam Jabba tourist resort in Swat valley on Friday. Over 44 national and international players, including four women players from Europe, Afghanistan and Pakistan, are participating in the event. The competition is organized by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KP-CTA) […]

December 17, 2020

Mohammad Amir leaving cricket due to ‘mental torture’

What happened: Pakistani cricketer and star left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir said he is leaving the world of cricket owing to “torture” and an environment created by the Pakistan team management that is “pushing him away”.  Sports journalist Shoaib Jatt shared a video in which Amir explained his reason for leaving cricket. “I am not going […]

December 11, 2020

Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei over Chinese persecution of Uighurs

What happened: Barcelona’s star forward, Antoine Griezmann has cut ties with Chinese company Huawei after reports of the company being involved in developing software contributing to the surveillance and persecution of the Uighurs in China. Griezmann had been a brand ambassador for Huawei since 2007. Citing reports that Huawei was responsible for aiding the Chinese […]

December 8, 2020

England vs South Africa ODI series cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak in teams’ hotel

What happened: On Monday, England’s one day international series in South Africa was cancelled, when two members of England’s cricket squad tested positive for the coronavirus. On Friday, when the series was scheduled to start, a member of the South African cricket team tested positive and the match was cancelled just an hour before its start […]

December 7, 2020

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul: Undefeated legend to take on YouTuber in ‘exhibition’

What happened : Former five-weight boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather has announced that he will take on Youtuber Logan Paul in an exhibition match scheduled in February 2021. American Mayweather, 43, ended his career unbeaten in 50 bouts. He last fought in 2017, beating MMA star Conor McGregor in one of the heaviest bouts in […]

December 1, 2020

Woman files complaints against cricketer Babar Azam, claims he had ‘illicit relations’ with her

What happened: A woman has filed two different petitions in court against the national cricket team’s captain, Babar Azam. The woman, Hamiza Muktar, has alleged that Babar Azam had ‘illicit relations’ with her, and when she fell pregnant he forced her to get an abortion. She elaborated that she was compelled to have the abortion […]

November 28, 2020

In a funny video Shoaib Akhtar reveals how he used to move ahead of Abdul Razzaq in the batting lineup

Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq, two titans of the cricket world, have played for Pakistan on every stage and made the country proud. But, if you’ve ever wondered how Shoaib Akhtar managed to come out ahead of Abdul Razzaq in the batting lineup then here’s your answer. In a funny video posted to his Instagram, […]

November 26, 2020

6 Pakistani cricket players in New Zealand test positive for coronavirus

What happened: 6 players of the Pakistani cricket team, currently on tour in New Zealand, have tested positive for the coronavirus. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) posted a statement on its website stating that it was, “made aware today that six members of the Pakistan touring squad, currently in managed isolation in Christchurch, have tested positive […]

November 13, 2020

Cricket fans rejoice! Pakistan Super League kicks off from tomorrow

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is on track to resume from tomorrow, the 14th of November. Earlier this year, in March, the series was forced to halt midway due to the coronavirus pandemic. The play off stage was about to begin when the tournament was halted. The matches left to be played are one qualifying […]

November 12, 2020

Spanish golfer makes the best golf shot you’ve ever seen

Jon Rahm, a Spanish pro golfer, made a stunning hole in one shot on Tuesday. In a practice session for the Masters Tournament, which is starting today, Jon Rahm was able to hit a spectacular shot across a pond and into the hole. He struck with such precision that it never sunk in the pond, […]

November 11, 2020

Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Alia Zafar as first women director in 70 years

What happened: The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed a female director for the first time. Human resources executive Alia Zafar has been included among four new PCB directors. The others are finance executive Javed Kurieshi, economist Asim Wajid Jawad and corporate executive Arif Saeed. In 70 years of Pakistan Cricket Board of Governors, Alia Zafar […]

August 7, 2020

Former cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed acted like a decent human being and people hated it

Cricket fans are taking issue with the fact that Sarfaraz Ahmed, former team captain, was seen carrying water bottles and shoes to his teammates during a match against England in Manchester. The ‘issue’ has been highlighted and debated to the point that it has not only become a top Twitter trend, but has also elicited […]

July 22, 2020

5 local brands that will help you get started on your home fitness journey

It is only a matter of time until gyms finally reopen and men and women are back to pushing heavy weights above their heads – blood pumping through their veins and faces glistening with sweat. On the flip side, however, many Pakistanis are understandably hesitant to suddenly start sharing equipment in a closed space with […]

Babar and Imam bumping fists
June 10, 2020

Pakistani cricketers Babar, Imam and Naseem violate coronavirus SOPs to play cricket match

As the number of cases in Pakistan continue to rise, it is of the utmost importance that each member of our cricket team takes this matter seriously. Three players, including the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam, willfully ignored said SOPs and played a practice cricket match. This was revealed after video of them playing got uploaded […]

Shoaib Akhtar celebrating after a wicket
June 9, 2020

Shoaib Akhtar claims he was falsely accused of rape in 2005

Retired Pakistani fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar reveals that he was falsely accused of rape back in 2005. The cause of this was supposedly a teammate’s ‘misunderstanding’ with a girl on their tour of Australia. Akhtar stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ‘set the record straight’ since people thought he was involved in the allegations. “I […]

May 29, 2020

Hacker likes a porn video from Waqar Younis’s twitter account

Waqar Younis, the former coach and captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, has clarified that his official Twitter account was hacked when a porn video was liked from his account. He announced that since it was not the first time that his account was hacked, so he’s decided he wouldn’t use the social media platforms. “My […]

May 22, 2020

VW pulls Golf car ad over racism row

The German automobile giant, Volkswagen has rescinded their Golf car ad from social media and apologised for it’s the racism undertones.  Following the advertisement’s withdrawal from their official Instagram page, the car giant assured that they would investigate how the incident had come about. They further claimed they had been “horrified” (cite guardian) and local […]

May 20, 2020

Football returns during the pandemic, but not how you left it

Football is finally back, and not too soon because the charm of putting a match on Fifa without selecting sides and watching the AI go at it was wearing thin. The German Bundesliga started on Saturday but it stands alone in its bold initiative, with other leagues already taking drastic measures of calling the entire […]

April 6, 2020

Boxer Amir Khan claims that coronavirus is ‘man-made’ while ‘govts test 5G’

Amir Khan is under fire from UK and international tabloids after he made a bizarre claim on his Instagram stories last night pushing a conspiracy theory on coronavirus.  Khan took to his personal Instagram to share his beliefs on the pandemic and that it is ‘man-made’ to keep the population under control while governments build […]

April 4, 2020

Google Doodle pays homage to Pakistani legendary squash champion Hashim Khan

Google honoured Pakistani squash icon Hashim Khan by customising his very own doodle where he can be seen hitting every shot on the squash court, at various stages of his life. Who was Hashim Khan? Born near Peshawar, young Khan practiced and perfected the spot barefoot on brick courts at a British officers’ club where […]

March 24, 2020

Modern Solutions: Formula 1 racers will race in a video game

The Formula 1 season, like most major international sports, is currently on hold. And like a growing number of international sports, athletes have found one of the best ways to keep busy is to challenge others online in the video game version of what they normally do for a living. The races are going to […]

March 24, 2020

Olympics gets postponed for the first time in history

The Tokyo Olympics are headed toward the first postponement since the modern games began in the 19th century, as national teams arrange to pull out and Japan’s leader acknowledged a delay may be unavoidable due to the coronavirus. International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound added to the drumbeat on Monday, telling USA Today that the […]

March 23, 2020

Canada & Australia refuse to send their athletes to Olympics amid coronavirus outbreak

Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the Summer Olympic Games this year if the games aren’t delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday. In a statement, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it was “urgently” calling on the organizations that organize the games to postpone the event for one year. […]

March 13, 2020

PCB has cut short PSL after some foreign players opt to leave Pakistan over coronavirus

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday decided to cut short the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 and hold the final match of the tournament on March 18 instead of March 23. According to a press release by the cricketing body, the playoff match has been replaced by the semi-finals, which will be held in Lahore’s […]

March 13, 2020

Bangladesh refuses to tour Pakistan for remaining matches due to coronavirus

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has refused to send its team to Pakistan for the remaining matches citing coronavirus fears, media reports said. The Bengal Tigers are scheduled to play a one-off ODI and a Test match in Karachi starting from April 1st. PCB has not yet given an official stance. Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board […]

March 12, 2020

Photo of Sania Mirza with son and tennis racket during fed cup is breaking internet

Tennis star Sania Mirza recently played against Indonesia at the Fed Cup tournament held in Dubai on March 8. While India went on to win the match, an image from the match depicting Sania Mirza with her little son Izhaan. Taken just before the match, the image shows Mirza dressed in costume and straddling her […]

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus fear: Pakistan will be holding PSL matches in Karachi but without any crowd

Advisor to the Chief Minister on Law Murtaza Wahab tweeted on Thursday that all Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) matches in Karachi will be held without the crowd.  The National Stadium in Karachi had been set to host five matches, on March 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17. The matches from Friday and onwards will […]

March 5, 2020

PCB reschedules Bangladesh vs Pakistan ODI

The Pakistan Cricket Board has rescheduled the ODI against Bangladesh as requested by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The Bangladesh cricket team will now arrive on March 29 in Karachi. The ODI that was originally planned to be held on April 3, will now be held on April 1st at the National Stadium. PCB’s Director […]

March 3, 2020

Not only a cricketer but also a humanitarian: Shahid Afridi helps a girl in need

Shahid Afridi is a great human being owing to his philanthropic activities and humanitarian services. The former Pakistan captain has responded to the request of a gold medalist athlete to help her parents. Sajida Bibi, a differently-abled athlete, won gold medals in the tennis event at Special Olympics in 2019. She cannot speak, however, she […]

March 3, 2020

NBA players advised not to high-five fans as coronavirus spreads

NBA players should fist-bump with fans instead of high-fiving them and avoid taking items to autograph, the league told teams in a memo listing short-term recommendations to limit the spread of the coronavirus. “The coronavirus remains a situation with the potential to change rapidly,” the league told its 30 teams in the memo obtained by Reuters and […]

February 29, 2020

PSL makes us miss Chachu Mickey even more!

HBL PSL has returned with even more zeal this year, being played completely in the stadiums of Pakistan. Nonetheless, there is one face that is missing this time – Mickey Arthur, who is now the Head Coach of Sri Lanka men’s cricket team. The former South African cricket player, John Michael (Mickey) Arthur has had […]

February 27, 2020

B. Cutting and M. Nawaz lead Quetta to victory in Islamabad’s first home game

Islamabad United  187/7 ( 20.0 OVERS) Quetta Gladiators  190/5  ( 19.4 OVERS) An unbeaten 57 runs partnership between B Cutting and M Nawaz takes away the joy of a home win from Pindi boys as Quetta wins by 5 wickets in Rawalpindi. The ninth match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 took place between Islamabad United and […]

February 26, 2020

Multan Sultans win their first game on home soil, defeating Zalmi by 6 wickets!

The international cricket has returned to the city of saints, Multan, after a long tenure of 12 years, in the form of HBL Pakistan Super League edition 5. Multans Sultans faced Peshawar Zalmi in Multan Cricket Stadium. Winning the toss, Sultans opted to bowl first, which actually proved a useful decision for them. They easily […]

February 26, 2020

Pakistan women’s cricket team emerges victorious on their first match of T20 World Cup

Pakistan women’s cricket team began their journey at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup on Wednesday with a splendid eight-wicket win over the West Indies in Canberra. Faced with a target of 125 runs, Pakistan finished with a score of 127-2 with 10 balls to spare. 2016 champions West Indies won the toss and chose […]

February 25, 2020

Lahore Qalandars lost their first two matches of HBL PSL 2020 and the Twitteratis were not coming slow!

Lahore Qalandars have a record of losing the most games in the previous four editions of HBL PSL and finishing off at the bottom of the points table. They have begun their 2020 campaign no different and lost their first two contests of the tournament, that too on their home soil, i.e. Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. […]

February 25, 2020

Vanessa Bryant sues helicopter firm over husband, Kobe Bryant and daughter, Gianna’s death

The widow of US basketball legend Kobe Bryant is suing the owner of the helicopter that crashed last month, killing her husband and 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, Gianna and seven others died when the helicopter they were in crashed in fog on 26 January. In the lawsuit, Vanessa Bryant says the pilot was negligent for […]

February 24, 2020

Peshawar Zalmi’s owner is making sure fans in Peshawar don’t miss the “Yellow Storm”

Javed Afridi, the owner of PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi, has announced that fans will be treated to free bus rides from their hometown of Peshawar to Rawalpindi so they can watch their team’s five matches in the city!  Peshawar Zalmi will play five consecutive games in Peshawar between 28th February to 7th March. “All the […]

February 24, 2020

Qalandars fail to break the jinx and lose a close game against United by 1 wicket, despite all their efforts!

In match seven of HBL PSL 2020, Islamabad United won the toss and decided to bowl first on the track of Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. From Lahore’s side, Lynn was dismissed early, after which the out-of-form Fakhar, along with the veteran M. Hafeez, gave a steady start to Qalandars. However, Fakhar was bowled out by the […]

February 23, 2020

Azam-Sarfaraz duo win another game for Gladiators, in spite of Karachi’s attacking fielding!

In match 6 of HBL PSL 2020 between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators, Karachi won the toss & opted to bat first. They could not score big, this time round, as Sharjeel got out at just 6 runs having faced 12 balls, followed by their biggest hope, Babar who was back to pavillion at just […]

February 23, 2020

A blistering 74-run knock by Ronchi leads the United to their maiden PSL 2020 triumph!

Up till now, all the captains who won the toss have elected to bowl first and so did Islamabad United’s young captain Shadab Khan, in the fifth match of HBL PSL 2020. Putting Sultans into bat, United’s M. Musa gave a desirable start to Islamabad as he just conceded 3 runs in the first over, […]

February 22, 2020

Kamran smashes his first PSL 2020 century as Zalmi outplay Gladiators in match 4!

Being one of the most awaited rivalries of PSL, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators faced each other in the 4th match of HBL PSL 2020. Zalmi won the toss and elected to bowl first. Quetta’s opener Jason Roy was the only Gladiator to get to his fifty as he succeeded to remain not-out with 73 […]

February 22, 2020

PCB: Darren Sammy to be given honourary citizenship on March 23

West Indian star and captain of Peshawar Zalmi, Darren Sammy, will be given the highest civil award — Nishan-e-Pakistan — and honourary citizenship of Pakistan by President Arif Alvi on March 23, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Saturday. In a tweet, the PCB’s media department announced that citizenship will be conferred on Sammy […]

February 22, 2020

47 injured as citizens challenge the Basant ban in Rawalpindi

The city echoed with sounds of gunfire as people celebrated Basant, ignoring a government ban on Friday. Kite flying and celebratory firing caused injuries to 47 people, including five women and a two-year-old girl, after stray bullets and pellets hit them. On the other hand, police arrested 450 people on charges of violating the ban […]

February 22, 2020

The losing streak of Qalandars continues as they lose their home game against the Sultans!

Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to bowl first, which actually did not prove a wrong decision as they restricted the Qalandars to a total of just 138 runs, taking 8 wickets. The only two batsmen to get into their thirties were captain Sohail Akhtar (34 runs off 30 balls) and Chris Lynn (39 […]

February 21, 2020

Karachi Kings claim victory in a nail-biting game on their home soil against Peshawar Zalmi, who fought till the last ball!

Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and opted to bowl first in their first game of HBL PSL 2020 against Karachi Kings. Karachi started off with some quick runs but were 1 down when Sharjeel Khan was caught by Shoaib Malik off Hasan’s ball after performing a little cameo of 19 runs, hitting 2 sixes and […]

February 21, 2020

Umar Akmal pleads guilty to meeting with a bookie before PSL 2020

Umar Akmal’s bad days are simply not coming to an end, whether it’s a typo in a tweet or an outright corruption case, all is going south for the young wicket keeper and batsman. Umar Akmal has pleaded guilty to meeting a bookie ahead of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He […]

February 21, 2020

Quetta Gladiators dominate first PSL fixture against Islamabad United

The first game of the HBL PSL 2020, played the National Stadium Karachi, was a close contest between the defending champions Quetta Gladiators and the two-times champion team Islamabad United. After winning the toss, Sarfaraz opted to bowl and the first ball of the tournament turned out to be its first wicket, as M. Nawaz […]

February 21, 2020

HBL PSL 2020 kicks off with an electrifying opening ceremony

The HBL PSL season 5 officially gets a start with an electrifying opening ceremony at the packed National Stadium Karachi. The ceremony had a patriotic beginning with the national anthem. A small band comprising national drummers and trumpet players, dressed in the national dress played an instrumental version of PSL 2020 anthem. The instrumental performance was […]

February 20, 2020

PSL 2020 management faces organizational blunders from the get go

Preparations for the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) encountered major challenges after the management of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made three organisational blunders in the build-up to the ceremony, it has been learnt. the PCB installed two giant screens at Karachi’s National Stadium for the opening ceremony […]

February 20, 2020

Umer Akmal makes legendary typo in tweet

Pakistan’s famously trolled wicket keeper and batsman Umer Akmal walked into fire once more as he tweeted a selfie with famous all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and captioned it. “Mother from another Brother” The tweet deleted soon after the mistake was realized but unfortunate for him that screenshots of the tweet were already taken and the internet […]

February 20, 2020

Umar Akmal faces suspension under PCB’S corruption court

The Pakistan Cricket Board today suspended Umar Akmal with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1* of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which means he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit. As this is an ongoing investigation, the PCB will not make any further comments. Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators […]

February 19, 2020

How does the PSL work financially?

The most-awaited time of the year for cricket enthusiasts in Pakistan- the HBL Pakistan Super League is set to begin. HBL PSL 2020 holds even more significance, as it is being completely held in various stadiums of the country. While the hype is at an ever increasing high, there is something even more interesting about […]

February 15, 2020

Quetta Gladiators: The most competitive underdogs

Having become the latest champions of HBL PSL, the Sarfaraz-led Gladiators are all set to defend their title in PSL FIVE. Quetta Gladiators is the least expensive among all the franchises and still it has been showing its utmost potential since the very first season. They reached the top but just could not cross the […]

February 13, 2020

Lahore Qalandars: The most favorite but least successful underdogs

With only 6 days left in PSL to start, Lahore Qalandars are training hard on the field to make their mark in the Pakistan Super League this year. It has been a disappointing few seasons for the Lahore Qalandars eversince PSL started. They have had no glory in any of the seasons whatsoever, but have […]

February 12, 2020

Karachi Kings: The most hyped up team of HBL PSL 2020

Karachi Kings is one of the most followed and supported franchises of HBL PSL, due to the fact that it represents the largest and most diverse city of Pakistan. This team also possesses the most prominent sponsorship, having Bahria Town and PIA on board. In spite of the biggest fan base, huge sponsorship and most […]

February 12, 2020

PSL: People residing around Gaddafi Stadium to get mobility cards

The city police will issue special cards to residents living in the vicinity of Gaddafi Stadium to ensure their uninterrupted mobility during the matches of the upcoming PSL cricket tournament. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by CCPO Zulfiqar Hameed to review the security plan for the PSL matches on Tuesday. The officials […]

February 11, 2020

Islamabad United: The team with the youngest captain

Lifting the HBL PSL trophy twice, Islamabad United is the most successful team by far. They also have the title of being the maiden PSL champions. The United squad has been led by different leaders up till now; Misbah ul Haq remained the captain for the first three editions, while Sami Khan captained in 2019. […]

February 11, 2020

Indian authorities disown kabaddi team playing in Pakistan

India’s kabaddi governing body (AKFI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and government on Monday disowned their kabaddi team featuring in the Kabaddi World Cup (circle style) being held in Pakistan. An AKFI press release says, “AKFI has no information about any kabaddi team to have gone to Pakistan. No permission was ever granted by AKFI to […]

February 10, 2020

For the first time, three Muslim players included in England cricket team

For the first time ever in the history of English cricket, three Muslim were part of the playing eleven. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid were part of the playing eleven with Lancashire pacer Saqib Mahmood making his ODI debut for England. Interestingly all three are of Pakistani-Kashmiri origin, with Moeen hailing from Birmingham, Adil from […]

February 4, 2020

Nine-year-old Ayesha Ayaz from Swat wins gold in dubai for Taekwondo

Ayesha Ayaz, a student of class 4 from Swat in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, has become Pakistan’s youngest female athlete to win a gold medal in Taekwondo. The nine-year-old won her latest laurels in the sport at Dubai’s 8th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship. Ayesha has been practicing the Korean martial art since the age of 3 – […]

January 29, 2020

India to skip Asia Cup if venue is Pakistan

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is clear that while it has no problem with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosting the 2020 edition of the Asia Cup. The venue however, needs to be a neutral one as travelling to the neighbouring country isn’t an option at present. “The question isn’t about […]

January 28, 2020

Washington Post suspends reporter after Kobe Bryant rape allegation tweet

A Washington Post reporter has been suspended after she tweeted an old article about Kobe Bryant being accused of rape, shortly after the news of the his death broke. Sonmez later deleted the tweet and others, defending her decision to share the article. “Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality, even if that public […]

January 18, 2020

Bangladesh announces lineup for T20I Pakistan series

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan. Opener Tamim Iqbal returns after skipping a home series against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe and a tour in India. Mosaddek Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam and Abu Hider have been dropped from the squad. Wicketkeeper and batsman […]

December 14, 2019

World’s largest cricket stadium under construction in India will host its first match in 2020

The world’s largest cricket stadium is set to be built in Ahmedabad, India with space for an audience of about 11,0000. The stadium is expected to hold it’s first international match in early 2020. The cost of the enormous Ahmedabad stadium is rumoured to be around $100 million. The stadium is expected to accommodate more […]

December 10, 2019

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman gives Misbah-ul-Haq one year ultimatum

Ehsan Mani, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given Misbah Ul-Haq, the Pakistan team’s head coach, a one year ultimatum. Following the Men In Green’s disappointing performances, the chairman of the PBC Ehsan Mani has announced that he has given Pakistan Cricket team coach Mishbah Ul-Haq a one year ultimatum. During an […]

December 10, 2019

Wasim Akram likely candidate for PCB Cricket Committee chairman

Famous Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram is a likely candidate to be the next chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Cricket Committee. The former speedster is a current member of the committee. Recently, the position of chairman was vacated by the Chief Executive Officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Wasim Khan. According to sources within […]

December 6, 2019

U-19 World Cup: PCB Announces 15 Member Squad

On Friday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the 15-member squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020. According to a press release by the PCB, the National Junior Selection Committee had decided to keep Rohail Nazir as team captain and promote Haider Ali to vice-captain. This is the team selection […]

December 3, 2019

Two Men Admit Offering Professional Cricketers Bribes

Two men have admitted conspiring to offer bribes to professional cricketers. Yousef Anwar, 36, and Mohammed Ijaz, 34, were arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into alleged spot-fixing in Twenty20 tournaments. Both men previously denied the offences, but changed their pleas ahead of a trial at Manchester Crown Court. Ex-Pakistani Cricketer Nasir […]

November 21, 2019

This Naseem Shah moment from before the match is the only thing Pakistani fans want to talk about

The 16 year old fast bowler, Naseem Shah was overcome with emotion after he was handed his debut Test cap before the start of the opening Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. The teenage pacer lost his mother last week but could not return home for the funeral so he could achieve his cricketing […]

November 6, 2019

Pakistani man shows devotion to cricket on wedding day

The International Cricket Council shared a heartwarming photo of a Pakistani cricket fan from the United States on his wedding day, ‘even on my wedding night, I wasn’t going to miss this game.’ Cricket fans are famous for taking their sport very seriously. Colourful and passionate fans fill up stadiums to devote themselves to their […]

October 28, 2019

Pakistan Drops Out In Qualifiers For Olympics

After starting the game optimistic in the first leg of their Olympic qualifier, Pakistan lost 6-1 to Netherlands on Sunday, and hence will not be proceeding to the Olympic games The 2020 Olympics to be held in Japan will definitely see the Dutch partake in their Hockey games; Pakistan, however, will not be able to […]

October 3, 2019

Sri Lankan Team to Arrive in Lahore Today for T-20 Series

The Sri Lankan team is set to arrive in Lahore today after completing 2 rounds of ODIs in Karachi. Although the Traffic Police assured locals in Lahore that security protocol would not interfere with traffic flow, roads are already reportedly blocked in the Gulberg area. Three T-20 matches are to take place on the 5th, […]

October 1, 2019

FIFA Continues To Support Normalisation Committee Despite Hayat’s Critique

Ex-PFF (Pakistan Football Federation) Chief Faisal Saleh Hayat told officials from the Punjab Football Association that the FIFA-appointed committee was ‘controversial, biased, and agenda-driven’. This is the first time he has spoken against the committee, however, it didn’t seem to bother FIFA. Hayat claimed he had voiced his reservations regarding the committee to FIFA and […]

September 30, 2019

First ODI Between Pakistan and Sri Lanka Is Afoot In Karachi

After being rescheduled due to heavy downpour in Karachi, the first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is finally taking place, becoming the first ODI match played in the city after a decade long gap. Pakistan chose to bat first upon winning the toss, and have scored 123-2 at the end of 25 overs. Pakistan […]

September 27, 2019

Karachi Will Be Hosting Its First ODI In Ten Years

The restoration of One Day International matches taking place in Pakistan is a significant development in the country’s involvement with international cricket. “History will be made on Friday when Karachi will host the first ODI,” said Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. “We must thank the Sri Lankan team for touring us.” Extreme security measures are being […]

July 30, 2019

Everything That Has Happened In The Last 24 Hours

LOCAL 1 woman killed while 7 injured in latest ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violation by Indian troops across the Line of Control  According to Muhammad Zaheer, a disaster management officer in Haveli, Indian forces began shelling and firing in the Nezapir sector at about 3:45pm and in Khurshidabad sector at around 6pm on Sunday “without any provocation”. […]

July 29, 2019

Babar Azam will play for Somerset in their County Championship match against Warwickshire on 18 August

The 24-year-old is currently playing for Somerset in the T20 Blast, but has now also agreed to face the Bears. Babar, who scored 474 runs for Pakistan in the World Cup, is the world number one ranked batsman in T20 cricket. “He’s fitted in really well and we’re all looking forward to seeing him play,” said […]

July 29, 2019

Gareth Bale’s move to China is off after Real Madrid cancelled the deal

Bale, 30, had been expected to join Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning on a three-year deal, earning a reported £1m a week. Last week Real boss Zinedine Zidane said Bale was “very close to leaving”having fallen out of favour. Zidane added his exit would be “best for everyone” Bale joined the Spanish club for £85m from […]

July 29, 2019

Lyon scored two second-half goals as they beat Arsenal in the pre-season Emirates Cup final

Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli thought he had scored the winner when his goal was ruled out for offside seconds before Dembele put Lyon 2-1 up. Martinelli made his first appearance at Emirates Stadium as a substitute, with fellow new signing Dani Ceballos. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s volley had given Arsenal a first-half lead. The Gabon international hit […]

July 26, 2019

A biomechanical lab in Lahore has been accredited by the ICC as a testing centre for suspected bowling actions

The lab at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) will become the fifth such centre which has been approved by the game’s governing body. The National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Loughborough University, Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai and the University of Pretoria are the other centres where players reported in international cricket are being […]

July 26, 2019

Argentine boxer Hugo Santillan has died from injuries sustained during a title fight, just days after the death of Russian fighter

The 23-year-old collapsed in the ring on Saturday shortly after his WBC Latino Silver lightweight bout with Eduardo Javier Abreu in Argentina ended in a draw. He was taken to hospital and underwent emergency surgery but died on Thursday. “Rest in Peace, Hugo Santillan,” the World Boxing Council said in a tweet Santillan is the […]

July 26, 2019

M.S. Dhoni is to go on a tour of duty in Indian Kashmir after skipping a cricket tour of the West Indies

The 38-year-old Dhoni, an honorary lieutenant colonel in a reserve force, will go on patrols with the 106 Para TA Battalion during his stint in the troubled region where tens of thousands have died since an insurgency erupted three decades ago. “Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be deployed in Kashmir with his regiment between July 31 […]

July 25, 2019

Andy Murray will team up with brother Jamie in the doubles at the Citi Open in Washington

The tournament is Murray’s fourth since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January and his first on a hard court. The brothers, 32 and 33 respectively, played together to help Great Britain win the Davis Cup in 2015. “They called us and said Andy really wanted to come back to DC and wanted to play doubles […]

July 25, 2019

England suffered the indignity of being bowled out for 85 by Ireland

On the ground where they won the World Cup only 10 days ago and with just over a week before the Ashes begin, the long-standing deficiencies in England’s batting were once again exposed. Middlesex seamer Tim Murtagh, playing on his home ground, picked up 5-13 as England were bowled out before lunch after winning the […]

July 25, 2019

Pep Guardiola says he wants Leroy Sane to stay at Manchester City but admits the decision is out of his hands

Sane, 23, has two years left on his contract but is yet to commit to talks over an extension. The Germany winger scored twice in City’s 6-1 win over Hong Kong side Kitchee in their latest pre-season tour game – with David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Spanish youngsters Nabil Touaizi and Iker Pozo also netting. […]

July 24, 2019

Sri Lanka will start looking to replace key wicket-taker Lasith Malinga when the fast bowler calls it quits

Sri Lanka will start looking to replace key wicket-taker Lasith Malinga when the shaggy-haired fast bowler calls it quits after the first one-day international against Bangladesh on Friday. Both teams go into the three-game series nursing a World Cup hangover, with Sri Lanka facing an especially tough rebuilding task with the loss of the instantly […]

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