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Wimbledon’s ban on Russians ‘a mistake’, says Novak Djokovic

PARIS: World number one Tennis player Novak Djokovic has asserted that Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s tournament following the invasion of Ukraine was wrong and lacked respect. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC)

Pakistan to face India as Hockey Asia Cup kicks off today

JAKARTA: The stage is set for Hero Men’s Asia Cup 2022, as Pakistan will begin its campaign against arch-rivals India at the GBK Sports Complex Hockey Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday. Meanwhile, Oman and Malaysia will also clash during

City Cricket Association trials to begin from 25 May

LAHORE: In a bid to continue to unearth talent at grassroots, the City Cricket Associations will conduct trials across the country from 25 May ahead of their two-day tournaments. According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

New Zealand pays compensation to PCB for abandoned tour: reports

LAHORE: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has reportedly paid monetary compensation to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for abruptly ending the tour last year in September 2021 citing a “security threat”, it emerged on Thursday. According to several media reports, the

Fans can now design Pakistan cricket team’s new kit

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Pakistani fans to showcase their artistic skills and design the new kit for the Pakistan cricket team. The cricket board announced the competition on Twitter, which will conclude on May 25. The

Pakistan’s Haniya Minhas secures bronze at ‘IMG Future Stars’ event

ATHENS: Pakistan’s youngest tennis star Haniya Minhas has secured a bronze medal at the IMG Future Stars Invitational Tournament, in Greece. According to details, the 12-year-old tennis star competed alongside Austria’s Anna Pircher in quarter final of IMG Future Stats

China withdraws as football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

China has withdrawn as the 2023 Asian Cup host due to the coronavirus, football officials said Saturday, with Beijing’s strict zero-Covid strategy dealing another blow to the country’s sporting ambitions. Authorities in China are pursuing a strategy of stamping out

PCB may introduce separate contract policy for red, white-ball cricketers

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering to introduce a separate contract policy for red and white-ball cricketers. Talking to journalists, PCB Director Media Sami-ul-Hasan Burney asserted that several meetings had been held in the last few days regarding

PCB to announce squad for West Indies tour on May 23

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday said it would announce the national one-day international (ODI) squad for the West Indies — slated for June — on May 23. In a statement, the PCB said that the discussions on

‘Injured’ Pat Cummins leaves IPL amid fitness battle for Sri Lanka tour

SYDNEY: Australia Test captain Pat Cummins has left the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a minor hip injury but is on track to play in Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka as planned. The right-arm pacer will fly home to Sydney

KPL 2022: Sarfaraz Ahmed signs for Kotli Lions

KASHMIR: Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has joined Kotli Lions for the upcoming second edition of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) as their icon player.   According to details, the veteran wicketkeeper-batter will also lead the franchise in the tournament’s

Bismah Maroof retained Pakistan captain for 2022-23 season

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that experienced skipper Bismah Maroof will continue on as white-ball captain for the 2022-23 season. Bismah has been in charge of Pakistan’s T20 team since 2016 and ODI side since 2017

Sri Lanka announces 15-member women squad for Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced a 15-member squad for the women’s team’s tour of Pakistan, scheduled in May and June, while also naming an additional five players on standby. The squad will be led by talismanic skipper

PCB announces match officials for Pakistan-Sri Lanka women series

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday named match officials for the Pakistan-Sri Lanka women T20I and ODI series, which will be played at the Southend Club, Karachi from Tuesday, 24 May. The Sri Lankan team arrives in Karachi

Rashid Latif joins KPL as Director Cricket Operations

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has joined the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) as Director Cricket Operations ahead of season two. The development was shared on the official social media accounts of KPL. In his official statement, President KPL, Arif

ODIs scrapped from Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka: report

LAHORE: The ODI leg of Pakistan’s tour to Sri Lanka has been scrapped, with just the two Tests now slated to take place in July, it emerged on Monday   Pakistan was originally slated to play two Tests and three

PHF names 15-member squad for national training camp

LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced 15 probables for the national training camp being organised for a five-a-side event to be held in Lausanne on June 4. All the players selected for the camp have been instructed to

PCB announces schedule for U19 City Cricket Association tournament

LAHORE: Ninety-three sides will be in action across the country in the U19 City Cricket Association Tournament 2022-23 from 21 May to 4 June. The 50-over tournament has been designed to provide young players with an opportunity to not only

Talha Talib among six Pakistani weightlifters suspended over doping offences

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Weightlifting Federation faces a lengthy ban from the International Weightlifting Federation after six of its weightlifters, including Talha Talib, were provisionally suspended by the International Testing Agency over doping offences. Talha Talib’s sensational performance at last year’s

Mosaddek Hossain included in Bangladesh squad for first Sri Lanka Test

DHAKA: Bangladesh has added Mosaddek Hossain to their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka starting on 15 May at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The Bangladesh batter becomes the second addition to the squad after Nayeem

Australia names squads for Sri Lanka tour

SYDNEY: Australia has named four squads, including an Australia A team, to tour Sri Lanka in June, with Test captain Pat Cummins rested from the T20Is, as legspinner Adam Zampa is set to miss the tour due to the birth

Cricket South Africa announces new six-team T20 franchise competition

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA), in association with SuperSport, has announced the launch of a new franchise-based T20 tournament. The governing body said it signed an agreement alongside broadcaster SuperSport to “form a new company that will manage a dynamic

Pakistan women training camp for Sri Lanka series to begin on May 7

LAHORE: National women selectors have announced a list of 26 players for the preparatory camp for the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka that will be played in Karachi from 24 May. According to a statement issued by the

Netherlands thrash Pakistan in second match of Europe tour

AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands on Wednesday secured a comprehensive victory over Pakistan by 4-1 in the second match of the Europe Tour. After suffering from a shock loss in the first match, the third-ranked Netherlands bounced back to claim a thumping

Pakistan to host Cricket World Cup for seniors over 40 next year

LAHORE: Pakistan has got the hosting rights of the inaugural Cricket World Cup for seniors over 40, scheduled to take place from 23rd September to 8th October next year. According to Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA), the 12-team tournament will

Hockey Asia Cup to kick off on May 23

JAKARTA: The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) has unveiled the schedule for the upcoming Men’s Hockey Asia Cup, with the first match to take place on May 23 in Indonesia. The final dates and match schedule of Hero Asia Cup 2022

Europe tour: Hat-trick hero Rizwan helps Pakistan beat Netherland 5-3

LAHORE: A hat-trick by Mohammad Rizwan and a goal each by Mubashir Ali and Ijaz led Pakistan to a 5-3 win over Netherlands in the first of their two-match series against the hosts in Bred. Ijaz gave Pakistan early lead

Hasan Ali’s 9 wickets help Lancashire thrash Gloucestershire

LONDON: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has delivered a phenomenal performance in the ongoing County Championship 2022 as he secured 9 wickets to help Lancashire outclass Gloucestershire by an innings and 57 runs.  While representing Lancashire, Hasan Ali ended with brilliant

PHF announces 20-member squad for Europe tour

LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced a 20-member squad for the tour of Europe, starting today (Friday). Umar Bhutta has been retained as captain for the tour while Ali Shan will be his deputy. The team was approved

Muhammad Amir replaces ‘injured’ Naseem Shah in County Championship

LONDON: Pakistan’s former left-arm pacer is all set to join Gloucestershire for the ongoing County Championship as Naseem Shah has been ruled out after picking up an injury to his shoulder. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club has roped in Mohammad Amir