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Aqeel overcomes Huzaifa to claim gold in 34th National Games

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan No 1 Aqeel Khan staved off challenge from rising tennis star Huzaifa Abdul Rehman of Pakistan Army 7-5, 6-1 in the showdown to earn gold medal for Wapda in the Men’s Singles tennis event of the 34th National

Olympic champion Crouser shatters own shot put world record

Two-time Olympic champion Ryan Crouser demolished his own shot put world record on Saturday, throwing for 23.56 metres at the Los Angeles Grand Prix. The American surpassed his previous mark of 23.37 metres, which he achieved at the U.S. Olympic

ODI World Cup schedule during WTC final, says India’s cricket chief

AHMEDABAD: The dates and venues for this year’s ODI World Cup in India will be revealed around the Test championship final, a top official said Saturday. It remains unusual that a schedule has not been announced for the 50-over showpiece

Pakistan receives $100,000 for finishing seventh in Test Championship

The ICC has announced the prize pot for the World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle with a total purse of $3.8 million to be shared between the nine teams. The Ultimate Test between Australia and India will start on June 7

BCCI refuses to play Asia Cup 2023 on PCB’s hybrid model

LAHORE: The Indian Cricket Board has refused to play the Asia Cup on the hybrid model of the Pakistan Cricket Board. According to the Indian media, BCCI did not agree to play on the hybrid model and the cricket board

World Cup 2023: ICC announces schedule of qualifiers

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule of the Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifiers. The ICC announced the schedule of the three-week tournament, according to which teams from West Indies, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, Nepal, and the USA have been

Asia Cup 2023: India ready to play matches at neutral venue

LAHORE: India has expressed its willingness to accept Pakistan’s hybrid model in Asia Cup 2023. According to Indian media, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) will conditionally accept the hybrid model in which India has stipulated that Pakistan must give written

Strikers dominate T20 phase of Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament

KARACHI: The T20 phase of the Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament 2022-23 comprised four teams so the probables for the ACC Women’s Emerging Asia Cup in Hong Kong next month could get maximum match practice ahead of the all-important event.

BCB opposes holding Asia Cup matches in Dubai

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has opposed holding the Asia Cup matches in the United Arab Emirates. Sources said that the BCB has no objection to Pakistan’s hybrid model, the board does not accept the United Arab Emirates venue

Shamyl Hussain’s half-century gives Pakistan U19 T20 win

RAJSHAHI: Shamyl Hussain’s half-century and Arafat Minhas’ quick-fire 41 guided Pakistan U19 to a four-wicket win over Bangladesh U19 in the solitary T20 match at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Wednesday. The win means Pakistan U19 take the

Wheelchair Cricket Asia Cup to be hosted in Nepal

KARACHI: T20 Asia Cup of wheelchair cricket is set to be hosted in Nepal in July. According to the spokesperson of the Pakistan Wheelchair Cricket Council, the tournament was to be hosted in Pakistan, but due to the difficulty of

Sajid Sadpara becomes first Pakistani to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen

ISLAMABAD: Young Pakistani mountaineer Sajid Sadpara made history by climbing Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, without supplemental oxygen. Sajid Sadpara is the first Pakistani to climb Mount Everest without oxygen and without supplemental oxygen, Sajid Sadpara fulfilled the wish

Pakistan to play three Tests in Australia later this year

Pakistan will make a trip Down Under later in the year to take on Australia for the Benaud-Qadir Trophy. The three Tests – part of the third World Test Championship cycle – will be played at Perth, Melbourne and Sydney

Naila Kiani summits Everest, becomes 1st Pakistani woman to scale all five 8000m peaks

ISLAMABAD: Naila Kiani became first Pakistani woman climber to summit five peaks of over 8,000m height when on Sunday she successfully ascended Mount Everest (8848m), the world’s tallest mountain, Secretary Alpine Club of Pakistan, Karrar Haidri said in a statement.

Pakistan hopes to secure top position in 4-Nation Basketball Championship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan team hopes to secure a top position in the Four-Nation Basketball Championship scheduled to be held in Maldives this year. In a statement on Wednesday, Pakistan Basketball Federation Secretary General, Khalid Bashir said, “Our main target is to

Squash to be part of World Games 2025

Squash would be present at The World Games in 2025, Chengdu, following the confirmation of sports at The World Games AGM in Madrid last week. The World Games was an international multi-sport competition comprising sports that were not contested in

Here’s how Pakistani team can become number one in ODI rankings

KARACHI: The national team has a golden opportunity to grab the number one position in the ICC ODI rankings for the first time. The Pakistan team defeated New Zealand by 26 runs in the third ODI played on Wednesday to

Pakistan Shaheens leave for Zimbabwe for cricket series

Imran Butt-led Pakistan Shaheens left for Zimbabwe on Sunday to participate in a series of six 50-over matches and two four-day matches. From May 3 through May 27, Harare, Kwekwe, and Mutare will host games in the series. Pakistan Shaheens

Pakistan U19 to take on Bangladesh U19 in four-day match tomorrow

CHATTOGRAM: Saad Baig-led Pakistan U19 will be eager to make a winning start in the series when they take on Bangladesh U19 in the four-day match starting tomorrow at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Pakistan U19 team arrived

Pakistan achieves 500 victories in ODI cricket

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan cricket team completed a total of 500 victories in the one-day format, after winning the first One Day International against New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared a video on the micro-blogging website Twitter with the win

First ODI match between Pakistan and New Zealand to be played today

RAWALPINDI: The ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand cricket teams will start from today. The trophy of the 5-match ODI series between the two teams has been unveiled, the national cricket team captain Babar Azam and New Zealand captain

China to host ITF World Tennis Tour Jr Finals in Oct

ISLAMABAD: The ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Finals would take place at the Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, China from October 16 to 22. The event showcases the best Junior players from the past twelve months within the ITF World

Pakistan cricket board initiates environmental awareness campaign

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board will use its reach to create awareness about the need to reduce carbon emission by joining hands with Minus2Degrees (M2D).  As part of its corporate social responsibility, the PCB will promote practices that encourage recycling

Babar Azam makes history with third T20I century

Babar Azam has become the first captain ever to score three T20I hundreds in the shortest format of the game after scoring an unbeaten 101 runs off 58-ball against New Zealand at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. India’s Rohit Sharma and Faheem

SuperSport retains ICC broadcasting rights in 52 African territories till 2031

The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced a new broadcast and digital deal with SuperSport International (Pty) Limited, which will bring ICC global events to fans across 52 territories in Africa. The new direct deal will see the continuation of

Pakistan women’s football team defeats Tajikistan

Pakistan defeated Tajikistan 0-1 in the women’s Olympic football qualifier. In the final match of the AFC Paris Olympic 2024 Women’s Qualifiers, Pakistan beat hosts Tajikistan 0-1 thanks to a decisive goal by Malika Noor. It should be noted that

New Zealand cricket team reaches Lahore for Pakistan tour

LAHORE: The New Zealand cricket team has arrived in Pakistan to play a series of five T20 and five ODI matches. The T20 squad of New Zealand arrived in Lahore from Dubai and has been brought to the hotel from

Mohammad Hafeez honoured with life membership from MCC

Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has been appointed an honorary life member by the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC). The former all-rounder has been conferred the honour in recognition of his illustrious career. It should be noted that Muhammad Hafeez is

Shadab becomes first Pakistani bowler to reach 100 wickets in Men T20

Shadab Khan has become the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in Men T20 Internationals and the first Pakistan bowler to take 100 wickets in the shortest format. In the women’s game, Nida Dar has also achieved the same feat for Pakistan

Saim, Ihsanullah among four youngsters to debut in first Afghanistan T20I

Opener Saim Ayub, middle-order batter Tayyab Tahir and right-arm quicks Zaman Khan and Ihsanullah are set to make Pakistan debuts in the first T20Is against Afghanistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. These eight players were named in the