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Indian batting takes on Australian pace for Test honors

A duel between India’s formidable top order and Australia’s fiery pace attack could determine who comes out on top when the World Test Championship (WTC) final gets underway at the Oval on Wednesday. India have dominated, both home and away,

Will Messi return to Barca?

With Lionel Messi’s time at Paris Saint-Germain drawing to a close, the Argentine forward will soon reveal his future – but hopes of a romantic return to Barcelona are fading. Messi, who turns 36 in June, is Barcelona’s all-time record

Disappointing first season but Ronaldo puts swagger in Saudi football

RIYADH: Cristiano Ronaldo’s first season in Saudi Arabia ended with a whimper, but with hundreds of millions in wages and unprecedented attention on Saudi football he may not be the last megastar to grace the oil-rich kingdom. The fireworks and

Steve Smith praises Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Australian batsman Steve Smith has praised national team captain Babar Azam and fast bowler Shaheen Afridi. The Australian Cricket Board released a video on the social networking site Twitter in which the former Australian captain can be seen praising

BCCI declares Sri Lanka fit for Asia Cup

KARACHI: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has declared Sri Lanka suitable for the Asia Cup, India wants all the matches of the tournament to be played in Sri Lanka. In the initial meeting of the Asian Cricket Council, there was

Sri Lanka calls up IPL star Pathirana for Afghan series

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka called up Indian Premier League winner Matheesha Pathirana on Tuesday into the 16-member ODI squad for the upcoming three-match home series against Afghanistan. If he is included in the final team, it will be the 20-year-old Pathirana’s

National team all-rounder Shadab Khan suffers injury

LONDON: National team all-rounder Shadab Khan has suffered an injury. Shadab Khan suffered an injury in his debut match for Sussex in the T20 Blast in England. He collided with fellow Nathan McAndrew while trying to take a catch against

Emirates Cricket Board offers ACC to host Asia Cup in UAE

DUBAI: The Emirates Cricket Board has offered the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to host the Asia Cup in the UAE. The Emirates Board officials met the President of the Asian Cricket Council, during the meeting the Emirates Board offered Jay

Three teams, one spot: Who will stay in Premier League?

LONDON: Everton, Leicester City, and Leeds United will compete for the final spot on the Premier League lifeboat on Sunday. While the title and most of the other issues have been resolved ahead of final day, the relegation survival battle

Fatima Sana to captain Pakistan in emerging women’s T20 Asia Cup

KARACHI: Fatima Sana will lead Pakistan in the upcoming ACC Emerging Women’s T20 Asia Cup that will be played in Hong Kong next month. The national women’s selection committee has announced a 14-player squad, which includes four players who featured

Arshad Nadeem becomes world no.5 in men’s javelin rankings

World Athletics men’s javelin throw rankings has been released in which Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem managed to retain his place in the top 10.   Arshad Nadeem managed to maintain his place in the top five in the new Javelin Throw ranking

Aleem Dar calls Sarfraz Ahmed better than Babar Azam in captaincy

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team umpire Aleem Dar called Sarfraz Ahmed better than Babar Azam in captaincy. Recently, the famous cricket umpire of Pakistan expressed his views in an interview and said that he found the best captain in his career.

Shoaib Malik dreams that his son becomes Hafiz-e-Quran

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has said that he wants to make his son a Hafiz-e-Quran. Recently, the national team cricketer was invited to an interview. The host asked Shoaib Malik about his son that he will never push his

PM Shehbaz announced the honour of Sitara-i-Imtiaz for Naila Kayani

ISLAMABAD: On the instructions of Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, a notification has been issued to award Sitara-i-Imtiaz to the second Pakistani female mountaineer, Naila Kayani, who climbed Mount Everest. In a statement issued by the media wing of the

Here’s which country’s name Najam Sethi has suggested for holding Asia Cup

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi has proposed the name of a new country to host the Asia Cup. The final decision regarding the holding of the Asia Cup in Pakistan is expected today. The hosting of this event

Man City vs Real Madrid UCL semi-final preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, possible line-ups

Man City and Real Madrid meet in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday 17 May. A stunning strike from Kevin De Bruyne earned Manchester City a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first

Is Napoli’s Victor Osimhen the best striker in Europe?

It is difficult to argue that any player has contributed more to capturing that coveted crown than Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen as Napoli supporters celebrate their first Italian championship victory in 33 years. Diego Maradona, who managed 16 goals in

Fourth ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand to be played in Karachi today

KARACHI: The fourth match of the ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played today at the National Stadium Karachi. The national team has a 0-3 lead in the 5-match series against New Zealand, the fourth ODI between

World Cup 2023: Indian stadium likely to host India-Pakistan match

MUMBAI: ODI World Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan is most likely to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. According to Indian media, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has chosen the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium for

Ronaldo overtakes Messi to become highest-paid athlete

LONDON: Portugal’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has become the highest-paid athlete of 2023. The American magazine Forbes has released the list of the 10 highest-paid athletes in 2023, according to which Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed all other players by earning 136

Danish wants Pakistan to regain lost glory in squash

Pakistan’s top player Danish Atlas Khan has offered his unconditional services to put the country once again on the path to success, saying there was no shortage of talent in the country but a stern roadmap was needed to help

Verbal spat: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir fined 100% match fees

Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir have been fined 100 percent of their match fees for breaching the Code of Conduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL). It happened during an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and

Could struggling PSG miss out on Ligue 1 title?

Paris Saint-Germain is going through a rough patch. Following a 3-1 defeat to Lorient at Parc des Princes, the team suffered yet another setback. It was the third setback in the previous four home contests and Ligue 1’s sixth loss

Is Premier League title race over?

Manchester City is on the verge of moving to the top of the Premier League as it will leapfrog title rival Arsenal if it beats Fulham on Sunday, however, City manager Pep Guardiola doesn’t believe the title race is over.

Here’s why Shahid Afridi chose Shaheen as his son in law

Renowned Pakistani cricketers Shahid Afridi has just revealed why he chose Shaheen Afridi as his son-in-law and husband of her first daughter. Shahid Afridi and Shaheen Afridi appeared in Samaa Tv’s Eid special show together where the duo talked a

Man City aims for knockout blow to Arsenal’s Premier League title bid

MANCHESTER: Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Wednesday has been circled for months as a potentially decisive date in the Premier League title race, but the Gunners must now wrestle back a huge swing in momentum towards the defending champions.

Arteta defiant despite Arsenal’s title hopes suffer major blow

LONDON: The odds on Arsenal claiming their first Premier League title are lengthening by the game but manager Mikel Arteta still believes his young side can hold Manchester City at bay. For the third game in a row the Spaniard

Goal machine Haaland shows what Bayern Munich is missing

BERLIN: When Erling Haaland steps on to the field for Manchester City on Wednesday in Munich, the Norwegian will face the club who tried to sell the farm to buy him but failed. Bayern’s late first-leg capitulation in Manchester means

Europa League wrap: Man Utd held by Sevilla as Juventus, Feyenoord seize first leg leads

PARIS: Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final tie against Sevilla is finely poised after two late own goals allowed the Spanish side to leave Old Trafford with a 2-2 draw in Thursday’s first leg. Elsewhere there were narrow home wins for

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