Javed Afridi receives honourary ‘golden visa’ by UAE govt

DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi owner and businessman Javed Afridi has become the first Pakistani receive a honourary ‘golden visa’ by the United Arab Emirates. Afridi said been recognized for supporting the community through sports and his resounding success as a businessman.

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 11 runs in first T20I

HARARE: Pakistan on Wednesday defeated Zimbabwe by 11 runs in the first fixture of the three-match T20I series at the Harare Sports Club. The Green Shirts bowled well, with Usman Qadir leading the way with three wickets from his four

All six English clubs pull out from European Super League

LONDON: The proposed European Super League appeared dead in the water after all six English clubs withdrew following a furious backlash from fans and threats from football authorities. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal were six of

Pakistani athlete Talha bags bronze in Tashkent weightlifting event

KARACHI: Pakistan’s promising 21-year old weightlifter Talha Talib has grabbed a bronze medal at the Asian Championship in Tashkent in the 67kg event. As per details, the weightlifting star got the bronze medal for the best total in snatch that

Babar set to break Virat Kohli’s T20 record in upcoming series

HARARE: After dethroning India’s Virat Kohli from the number one spot in the ODI batting rankings, Pakistan captain Babar Azam is all set to break another record by being the fastest to 2,000 Twenty20 International (T20I) runs. According to Pakistan

Waqar Younis to miss Zimbabwe series for his wife’s surgery

HARARE: Pakistan’s bowling coach, Waqar Younis, has been released from the squad and will miss the Zimbabwe series to be with his wife, who will be undergoing surgery soon. He is presently in Harare and will leave for Sydney on

Kane Williamson, David Warner fast with Muslim teammate Rashid Khan

NEW DELHI: Renowned batsmen Kane Williamson and David Warner joined hands with their Indian Premier League (IPL) Muslim teammates and decided to fast along with them. Afghan spinner Rashid Khan shared the video on his Instagram account in which he

Zimbabwe announces squad for T20I series against Pakistan

HARARE: Zimbabwe has announced a 15-member squad for the three-match T20I series against Pakistan. Williams Sean will lead the side which includes Burl Ryan, Chakabva Regis, Chivanga Tanaka, Ervine Craig, Jongwe Luke, Kamunhukamwe Tinashe, Madhevere Wessly, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Masakadza Wellington,

Ramiz Raja granted exemption to return from South Africa

LAHORE: Cricket commenter Ramiz Raja has been granted permission to return to Pakistan from South Africa. Raja went to South Africa on March 26 for commentating on the Pakistan South Africa series which concluded on April 16. He is expected

Waqar Younis satisfied with bowling unit’s performance

LAHORE: Legendary pacer and Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his bowling unit in the recently-concluded series against South Africa. Speaking in a virtual press conference today (Saturday), Waqar said, “I am satisfied with

T20 World Cup: India to grant visas for Pakistan cricket team

MUMBAI: The Pakistan cricket team will be able to travel to India for the ICC World T20 as the Indian government is set to grant visas to the players. According to Indian media, the Board of Control for Cricket in

Pakistan thrashes South Africa by 3 wickets to secure T20 series

CENTURION: In the fourth and final Twenty20 international Pakistan beat South Africa by three wickets with one ball to spare against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. It

Skipper Bismah Maroof takes indefinite leave ‘as motherhood beckons’

LAHORE: Pakistan national women’s cricket team captain Bismah Maroof has said that she was taking an indefinite break from cricket “as motherhood beckons”. Bismah Maroof said in a Twitter post on Friday, “I am delighted to announce that I am

Pakistan win toss, decide to field first in final T20I

CENTURION: Pakistan has won the toss and decided to field first in the final fixture of the four-match T20I series at the Supersport Park in Centurion on Friday. South Africa will be hoping that in today’s game their fielding will

Mohammad Rizwan named among Wisden’s cricketers of the Year

KARACHI: Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been named among Wisden’s ‘Cricketers of the year’ in 2021 edition of the Wisden Almanack. The cricketer is the 18th Pakistani in history to feature among cricketers of the year by the Wisden. “Rizwan

Third T20I: Babar Azam hits record-breaking 122 as Pakistan beat South Africa

CENTURION: Captain Babar Azam hit a record-breaking 122 to lead Pakistan to an impressive nine-wicket victory over hosts South Africa and a 2-1 lead in the four-match Twenty20 series at Centurion on Wednesday. Mohammad Rizwan scored an unbeaten 73 as

ICC slaps eight-year ban on former Zimbabwe captain Streak

ZIMBABWE: International Cricket Council (ICC) has slapped an eight-year ban on former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak for corruption dating back to his coaching stints with the national team and in several Twenty20 leagues. Heath Streak 47, admitted five breaches of

Third T20I: Pakistan win toss, decide to field first

CENTURION: In the third fixture of the four-match T20I series, Pakistan won the toss and decided to field first against South Africa at Supersport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. In the ongoing T20I series, Pakistan and South Africa will be

Babar Azam dethrones Kohli in ODI player’s rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam has ended Virat Kohli’s long reign at the top of ICC ODI Player Rankings, becoming only the fourth batsman from his country to attain number one position. The 26-year-old’s player of the match effort of

‘Improve your strike rate’: Shoaib Akhtar slams Babar for ‘playing slow’

LAHORE: Former Pakistan’s pacer Shoaib Akhtar has criticized national team captain Babar Azam’s for playing slow innings in the second T20I against South Africa and advised the Pakistan captain to improve his strike rate. Speaking on national TV, the right-handed

South Africa beat Pakistan by six wickets in 2nd T20I

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa beat Pakistan after hitting the 140-run target in 14 overs, in the second T20I at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday. As per details, after a disciplined effort with the ball to limit Pakistan for a

Second T20I: Pakistan win toss, elects to bat first against South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan captain Babar Azam today (Monday) has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Opener Sharjeel Khan has made a return to international

Second T20: Pakistan eyes series lead over South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan is eyeing a series lead against South Africa today (Monday) as they take on the Proteas in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Pakistan, who won the first T20I by four wickets, lead

PCB announces schedule for remaining matches of PSL 2021

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said the remaining matches of the HBL PSL 6 will be held from June 1.  According to the PCB announcement on Sunday, “HBL PSL 6 matches will resume on 1 June with the final

Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets in first T20I match

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan beat South Africa by four wickets in a thrilling finish to the first Twenty20 international at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.  In pursuit of the target, the opening batsmen of the national cricket team started the

Pakistan U19 tour of Bangladesh called off

LAHORE: Pakistan U19’s tour to Bangladesh has been called off due to the rise in COVID-19 cases which caused an extension of a nationwide lockdown in the country. The Pakistan U19 team was originally scheduled to fly out to Dhaka

Footballer Hajra appeals to President, PM for help after FIFA ban

KARACHI: Pakistan women’s football team captain Hajra Khan has appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi to provide support to players after FIFA suspended Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) due to third-party interference. On a social media website,

Life Time Plano Open: Squash star Ahsan Ayaz reaches quarter-final

TEXAS: Pakistani Squash star Ahsan Ayaz has reached the quarter-final of Life Time Plano Open by defeating Mexican opponent Juan Carlos Gomez today (Friday). According to details, Ahsan Ayaz won his second-round match by defeating the Mexican opponent in 51

Eight-year-old Pakistani girl breaks Indian world record

KARACHI: Pakistani 8-year-old Fatima Naseem made everyone proud by registering a Guinness World Record for ‘most full contact elbow strikes in one minute using alternate elbows’. Naseem, when she was only seven years old, had made a record after hitting

ICC announces Player of the Month nominations for March

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the nominees for the ICC Player of the Month Awards for the month of March to recognise the best performances across all forms of international cricket. The ICC Men’s Player of the