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Inam Butt returns homeland, receives warm welcome

LAHORE: Inam Butt, country’s most celebrated and decorated wrestler returned home today on Wednesday after winning a gold medal in the thrilling wrestling match at ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. The 30-year-old wrestler was given a warm welcome.

PCB dismisses report of conflict between Misbah, players

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) dismissed the reports of conflict between some players and head coach Misbah ul Haq. Sources said the conflict is said to be related to a lack of discipline during the training session. According to earlier

Watson apologizes for ‘illicit’ images, racists comments

Australian cricketer Shane Watson has apologized to fans for “illicit” photographs and racists comments on his social media platforms, which reportedly hackers had posted. The all-rounder said in social media posts late Tuesday that both his Twitter and Instagram pages

Brian Lara, Tendulkar to play T20 tournament in India

MUMBAI: Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are among former cricketers who will return to the field for the Road Safety World Series in India next year. The World Series will be an annual Twenty20 tournament played between retired

ICC scraps boundary count rule after World Cup final furore

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced changes to the Super Over regulations, ending the use of boundary countback to decide knockout games following England’s victory over New Zealand in the men’s World Cup final. England won the World Cup

West Indies reappoint Simmons as coach

BARBADOS: Phil Simmons has been appointed coach of the West Indies for a second spell on a four-year deal, the country’s cricket board (CWI) has said. Simmons, who takes over from interim coach Floyd Reifer, was first named coach after

Reporter’s accreditation cancels for misbehaving with Sarfaraz

LAHORE: The cricket board of Pakistan (PCB) has canceled the accreditation of local TV reporter who misbehaved with Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. This incident took place during a press conference over the weekend. According to reports, the press conference was held

Pakistani wrestler Inam wins gold medal, makes nation proud

DOHA: Pakistani wrestler Inam Butt won the gold medal at the World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. Throughout the day, Inam stayed undefeated in the 90 kg weight category of the competition and defeated his opponents smoothly. According to reports,

Ex-Indian captain Sourav Ganguly set to become BCCI President

MUMBAI: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is likely to become the president of the country´s cricket board. According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Monday is the last day for filing nominations before board elections that

India beat South Africa by 137 runs in second Test

PUNE: India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test on Sunday. The tourists were dismissed for 189 after following-on in the final session of day four in Pune, as India took an unassailable 2-0

Not being rewarded as promised by country’s leaders: Athlete Naseem

KARACHI: Pakistani athlete Naseem Hameed, who earned the ‘queen of tracks’ title, has said that she was not being given the rewards as promised by the country’s leaders. Hameed had bagged a gold medal in the 2010 South Asian Games.

National T-20 Cup 2019 to be played in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: The National T-20 Cup 2019 will take place at Iqbal Stadium from 13 to 24 October. The upcoming National T20 Cup being held in Faislabad has served chances to the players to bag profitable prize money. After the restructuring

Sri Lanka thanks Pakistan for great security measures

LAHORE: The Sri Lankan team has said that if they got another chance they would come back to Pakistan. The Sri Lankan officials thanked Pakistan and its security officials for providing them a safe journey. Speaking to media, the Lankan

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 13 runs in 3rd T20I

LAHORE: Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep in their Twenty20 match by beating Pakistan by 13 runs on Wednesday night. Pakistan was on course for victory chasing a modest 148-run target, with Haris Sohail s 50-ball 52 with 4 boundaries

Breast cancer awareness: Stadium to turn pink in Lahore today

LAHORE:  Gaddafi Stadium will turn pink as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has joined hands with Pink Ribbon to create awareness about breast cancer. A ceremony will be held before the third T20I between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which will

Pakistan to play against Sri Lanka in Lahore today

LAHORE: Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the third and final T-20 of the three-match series at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday. Previously, Sri-Lanka led the three-match series 2-0. Sri Lanka has never won a T20I series 3-0, on the other

Saudi Arabia to stage its first international tennis tournament

RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia will stage its first-ever international tennis tournament, a men’s exhibition event in December. The tournament worth $3 million is being staged in Diriyah on the outskirts of Riyadh, the venue for the world heavyweight title rematch between

Player Mahoor Shahzad claims bronze medal in BIC 2019

KARACHI: Badminton player Mahoor Shahzad has claimed a bronze medal in the Bulgarian International Championships (BIC) 2019. The badminton player posted on twitter that her journey in the Bulgarian International Championship 2019 concluded with a bronze medal for Pakistan. My

Shoaib Malik joins 9,000 runs club in T20 cricket

KARACHI: Cricketer and all-rounder Shoaib Malik have become the first Pakistani player to score record 9,000 runs in the T20 format. Shoaib Malik achieved the feat during the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in which he is leading the Guyana

Captain Sarfraz praises Sri Lanka’s performance against Pakistan

LAHORE: Captain Sarfraz Ahmad has said that Sri Lanka praised overall performance against Pakistan in the first T20 international of three-match series at Gadaffi stadium. Addressing a post-match press conference, Sarfraz Ahmad said that Sri Lanka has produced a clinical

Pakistan-Sri Lanka arrive in Lahore for T20I series

LAHORE: The teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka have arrived in Lahore for the three-match Twenty20 series at Gaddafi Stadium starting from Saturday. The teams will be in action at the Gaddafi Stadium on October 5, 7 and 9. They

Mark Coles resigns as coach of Pakistan’s women cricket team

LAHORE: The Pakistan national women’s team coach Mark Coles on Thursday reigned from his designation citing family reasons and would be returning to New Zealand next week. Mark Coles said, “It is with a very heavy heart that I have

Pakistan to play limited-overs series against Ireland in 2020

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team will play a limited-overs series against Ireland in 2020 before their tour of England. the Pakistani cricket team will also play a limited-overs series against Netherland as scheduled next year. The team will first play a

Pakistan win toss, decide to bat first against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan has won the toss and decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in second One-day International (ODI) at National Stadium today. The second game of the three-match ODI series was supposed to be played on Sunday but again

Pak-Sri Lanka’s delayed match will be played today

KARACHI: The delayed match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at 3 pm at the National Stadium on Monday. The second game of the three-match ODI series was supposed to be played on Sunday but again due to

Pakistan to play against Sri Lanka today in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan will play against Sri Lanka today the three-match ODI series for the first time in 10 years in National Stadium. The match will begin at 3 pm local time. It will be the first time that Pakistan would

CM Balochistan lauds Waseem for his victory against Filipino boxer

QUETTA: Chief Minister of Balochistan, Jam Kamal on Monday lauded international flyweight boxer Muhammad Waseem and reiterated his support to boxing in the province. Jam Kamal appreciated the Boxer over his recent victory against the Philippine boxer in the International

Shahid Afridi thanks Sri Lanka for playing in Pakistan

KARACHI: Cricketer Shahid Afridi has thanked Sri Lanka Cricket for sending its team to Pakistan to play the ODI series between the two countries. Sri Lanka will play a three-match ODI series in Karachi from Friday before traveling to Lahore

Sri Lanka cricket team arrives in Pakistan for ODI matches

KARACHI: Sri Lanka’s national cricket team arrived in Pakistan to play for the upcoming matches between the two countries. The three ODI matches will be played in Karachi. They will then travel to Lahore to play the same number of

Sri Lanka cricket team departs for Pakistan tour

KARACHI: The Sri Lanka team has left for Pakistan on Tuesday for their upcoming three-match ODI series against Pakistan starting from Friday. Sri Lanka will play a three-match ODI series in Karachi and three T20Is in Lahore. Security has been