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PCB appoints former SC Judge to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against ban

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Boards Anti-Corruption Code. PCB said in a

South Africa, Sri Lanka to resume cricketers’ training

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa and Sri Lankan Cricket authorities have announced that a select group of cricketers will resume training from Monday in a bid to restart the game. Most events of the professional cricket have been suspended since March

Virat Kohli only cricketer among highest paid athletes

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 released by Forbes magazine. The right-handed batsman is also the only Indian athlete to be featured in the list. He

Roger Federer named world’s highest earning athlete

NEW YORK: Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list. The Swiss tennis great, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion,

Waqar Younis quits social media after Twitter account hacked

KARACHI: Legendary fast bowler and Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis has announced that he will no longer use social media after an obscene video was liked from his verified Twitter handle. Younis took to Twitter on Friday to post a

ICC postpones decision on T20 World Cup 2020 till June 10

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has deferred its conference with all agenda items until 10th June 2020 over the issue of confidentiality. The meeting was also set to make a decision pertaining to the future of the ICC

T20 World Cup: ICC to conduct its keyboard meeting today

LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will conduct its keyboard meeting today via video conference to discuss the future of the ICC T20 World Cup. According to details, the meeting of ICC will be held via video conference to discuss

EPL to vote on return of contact training

LONDON: Premier League clubs will vote on proposals for a return to contact training on Wednesday as the English top-flight seeks to take another step closer to resuming the season next month. New UK government guidelines issued allow for the return

Sarfaraz Ahmed will be part of England tour: Misbah

LAHORE: Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has confirmed that former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will be part of the squad for the upcoming tour of England. The wicket-keeper batsman last represented Pakistan in any format since October after he

Cricketer Taufeeq Umar tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Former Pakistani Test opener Taufeeq Umar has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a report, the former cricketer had a COVID-19 Test after suffering through mild symptoms and the Test came out as positive on Sunday. He said “I

South Africa plans isolating players in ‘bio-bubble’ to resume cricket

CAPE TOWN: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is planning to isolate players and support staff in a ‘bio-bubble’ to minimise their exposure to COVID-19 and usher the resumption of cricket. CSA has studied the best practices used by the German Bundesliga,

Tennis star Osaka becomes highest-paid female athlete

NEW YORK: Tennis star Naomi Osaka earned $37.4 million last year, a record for a female athlete, surpassing American great Serena Williams. According to the coveted Forbes magazine, the previous record was fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova’s $29.7 million in

Pakistan to have an edge over England: Saqlain Mushtaq

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has said that Pakistan would have an edge over the English team if the matches were played at the South of England. “Cricket must happen and Pakistan should go to England for the series

Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled if not held in 2021: IOC chief

LONDON: International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach has said the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the coronavirus crisis. In March, the IOC and Japanese government took the

ECB allows its bowlers to resume individual training

LONDON: The England Cricket Board (ECB) has allowed its bowlers to resume individual training from today at different venues across the United Kingdom. According to reports, Chester-le-Street, Edgbaston, Hove, Old Trafford, Taunton, The Oval, and Trent Bridge will each host

Sarfraz Ahmed terms Central Contract’s category ‘meaningless’

LAHORE: Former captain Sarfraz Ahmed has termed the category of Central Contract as meaningless after he gets demoted from A-category in the contract. The former captain said in a statement that all the cricketers included in the central contract are

Cricketer Umar Akmal appeals against three-year ban

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal has filed an appeal against the three-year-ban slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Disciplinary Panel for not reporting approaches by corrupt elements, a source within the PCB has confirmed. Akmal has hired

ICC recommends ban on bowlers using saliva to shine ball

DUBAI: The cricket committee of International Cricket Council (ICC) has recommended a ban on bowlers from using saliva to shine the ball in view of the health concerns raised due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governing body’s cricket committee, headed

Cricketer Yasir Shah welcomes another baby

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Yasir Shah has announced that he has been blessed with another baby. On a social media website Twitter, the leg-spinner shared a photo of his baby with a caption that read: “Alhamdulillah Allah blessed me another little

Afridi receives criticism from Indian cricketers after remarks against Modi

KARACHI: Pakistani All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi is receiving a lot of criticism from fellow Indian cricketers, for making remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his address during a charity campaign, Afridi called the Indian premier ‘coward’ and said

Pakistani tennis player wishes to make dream pair with Sania Mirza

LAHORE: Tennis player Sarah Mehboob has expressed her wish to make a dream pair with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. While sharing her wish, Sarah Mehboob said that she would like to make pair with Sania Mirza in doubles. “Sania

Germany’s Bundesliga marks football return amid coronavirus

BERLIN (AFP): Germany’s Bundesliga became the first major European league to resume its 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic, with teams playing in empty stadiums today (Sunday). With the worldwide death toll topping 310,000 and the global economy reeling from the

PCB agrees ‘in principle’ to tour England in July

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed “in principle” to tour England in July after a detailed meeting through video link was held with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). According to the board’s chief executive, Wasim Khan,

Chris Gayle stands by his comments against former teammate

KINGSTON: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle said he stood by his comments over feelings of resentment at his exit from the Jamaica Tallawahs team in the Caribbean Premier League. A three-member independent tribunal had been looking into Gayle’s comments, made

Shahid Afridi buys Bangladesh cricketer’s bat for coronavirus relief

DHAKA: Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has bought Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat which he had placed for auction to raise money coronavirus relief efforts. Mushfiqur has used the bat during a Test match when he scored 200 runs against

Sri Lanka requests India to consider playing series in July

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) has requested BCCI to seriously consider touring the island nation for their scheduled series in July. India are scheduled to visit Sri Lanka for three one-dayers and as many T20 internationals in June-July, which

Aqib Javed urges to resume sports activities  

LAHORE: The Lahore Qalandars head coach, Aqib Javed has urged cricket boards to resume sports activities as soon as possible before their finances ran dry. Aqib Javed has warned cricket boards that they would risk bankruptcy if they do not resume

Shane Watson praises quality of cricket in PSL

SYDNEY: Australian cricketer Shane Watson has praised Pakistan Super League (PSL) that quality of cricket is the league’s number one priority. During an interview with a cricket website, Shane Watson praised the PSL and Indian Premier League (IPL) saying that

Nadeem Khan appointed PCB’s Director High Performance

LAHORE: Former Test spinner Nadeem Khan has been appointed as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Director High Performance following a robust recruitment process. Nadeem was one of the 16 candidates who had applied for the role and was subsequently interviewed by

Babar Azam confirmed as Pakistan’s new ODI captain

LAHORE: T20I captain Babar Azam has been appointed the skipper in ODI format as well, while Azhar Ali has been confirmed as Test captain in the 2020-21 season. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made the disclosure while announcing its list