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Asia Cup Hockey 2022: Pakistan outclass Indonesia in one-sided game

JAKARTA: Pakistan stunned Indonesia as they defeated the host 13-0 in their second match of the ongoing Asia Cup Hockey 2022.   Needing a massive win to keep their FIH World Cup 2023 hopes alive, Rizwan Ali scored a hat-trick,

Hockey Asia Cup: Rana scores late as Pakistan draw 1-1 with India

JAKARTA: Pakistan’s Abdul Rana scored a late equaliser to cancel out Karti Selvam’s goal as they held India to a 1-1 draw in opener of the Hockey Asia Cup at the GBK Sports Complex Hockey Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on

Salman Butt appointed Singapore consulting head coach

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt, who was banned over a high-profile spot-fixing scandal, has been appointed to a coaching role with Singapore’s national team for 2022 season, cricket officials said. The left-handed batter will be assisted by local

Pakistan’s Azhar Ali scores maiden double century in county cricket

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali scored his maiden double century as he helped Worcestershire rewrite the record books in an English County Championship match against Leicestershire. Azhar and former England’s Jack Haynes put on 281 for the third wicket

I want to win India the Asia Cup, T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli

MUMBAI: Former India captain Virat Kohli has revealed his motivation for continuing to play cricket despite a poor run of form. Talking to an international sports channel, the right-handed batter expressed his desire to help India win the two major

Kashmir Premier League to invite India’s Virat Kohli for second edition

MUZAFFARGARH: Kashmir Premier League (KPL) president Arif Malik and Director of Operations Rashid Latif have shown interest in inviting former Indian skipper Virat Kohli to feature in the second edition of the tournament. The tournament is slated to start on

Two uncapped players included in T20 women squad for Sri Lanka series

LAHORE: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batter Gull Feroza and leg-spinner Tuba Hassan have been included in the Pakistan women’s T20I squad. The three-match series against Sri Lanka will be played at the Southend Club, Karachi from Tuesday, May 24. Uncapped batter Sadaf Shamas

Cricketers react to tragic passing of Andrew Symonds

Following the tragic news of the death of Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, the cricketing world bid farewell to one of the most well-liked former stars. A host of former Australian teammates and international stars have used social media to share

Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car crash

MELBOURNE: Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died following a car accident in Queensland, Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday. Symonds was aged 46. He had played 26 Test matches for Australia. Police said the accident occurred in Hervey Range, 50

FIFA World Cup Trophy to arrive in Pakistan next month

LAHORE: The FIFA World Cup Trophy is set to come to Pakistan on June 7, marking it the second time it will come to the country since the world football governing body began sending the iconic piece of silverware on

Former world champion Amir Khan retires from professional boxing

KARACHI: Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan announced his retirement from boxing on Friday after defeat to compatriot Kell Brook in February. Khan, Olympic lightweight silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Games when he was 17 years old, won the WBA light-welter

WATCH: Girl proposes Imam-ul-Haq during live TV show

 LAHORE: Pakistan’s left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq has received a marriage proposal during a comedy show ‘Hasna Mana Hai’. A girl from the live audience proposed Imam on the mic that left the cricketer surprised. “Will you marry me?” the girl asked.

Shaheen Shah leaves County Championship ahead of West Indies series

LONDON: Pakistan star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has left the County Championship halfway to return home ahead of next month’s one-day international series (ODI) against the West Indies, Middlesex Cricket Club announced on Thursday. Shaheen was due to leave the

‘We’ve all made mistakes’: Golfer Greg Norman downplays Saudi journalist’s murder

LONDON: Former world number one golfer Greg Norman batted away concerns over Saudi Arabia’s rights record and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by saying “we’ve all made mistakes” as he defended his new money-spinning golf tour. The Australian is

Danish Kaneria criticises Shahid Afridi for calling India an ‘enemy country’

KARACHI: Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has once again criticised star all-rounder Shahid Afridi for calling India ‘an enemy country’, saying that Pakistan’s enemies were those who instigate people in the name of religion. The statement comes in response to

Shahid Afridi plans to buy Pakistan Junior League franchise

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his interest in buying a franchise in newly introduced Pakistan Junior League (PJL). Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja announced last month that Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium would host the first edition

West Indies announces ODI squad for Pakistan, Netherlands tours

ST JOHN’S: West Indies has announced the senior men’s squad for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) tours of the Netherlands and Pakistan. The West Indies will visit the Netherlands for three ODIs on May 31, June 2 and 4, followed

Babar Azam is the best batter currently in world cricket: Daniel Vettori

LONDON: Babar Azam has risen to be one of the most outstanding talent with the bat and in the era, which has largely been dominated by the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, the Pakistan skipper has gone on

Pakistan’s Amir and Abbas star in English County clash

LONDON: Pakistan quicks Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Amir dominated the second day of an English County Championship match between Hampshire and Gloucestershire on Friday. Abbas produced superb line and length bowling, taking six wickets for 45 runs as hosts Hampshire

Pakistan’s Sirbaz Khan climbs third highest peak Kanchenjunga

Sirbaz Khan has finally climbed the world’s third-highest peak at 8,000 feet 586 meters. Hailing from the Aliabad area of Hunza, 32-year-old Sirbaz Khan started climbing in 2016. In 2019, he became the first Pakistani to climb Mount Lhotse, the world’s

China postpones Asian Games over Covid concerns

BEIJING: The Asian Games due to take place in Hangzhou in September have been postponed indefinitely, as China battles a resurgence of Covid cases. No reason was given for the delay, but China is racing to extinguish its largest outbreak

Maradona’s historical jersey auctioned for record $9.3m

NEW YORK: Argentina football legend Diego  Maradona’s jersey called ‘hand of God’ was auctioned for $9.3 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, Sotheby’s said on Thursday.  Maradona wore the jersey while scoring twice against England in the

Pakistan reaches 5th spot in ODI rankings, NZ remains on top

AUCKLAND: New Zealand have retained the top spot while Pakistan climbed to fifth in the latest annual change to the ODI Team Rankings. The latest rankings cover ODIs from May 2019 to May 2022, with 50% weighting for the first

Sri Lanka names squad for Bangladesh Test series

COLOMBO: Star opener Dimuth Karunaratne will once again captain a relatively inexperienced Sri Lanka side during their two-match Test series against Bangladesh later this month. Selectors named an 18-player squad for the crucial red-ball series with a host of key

Babar Azam stitches Ghilaf-e-Kaaba in Saudi Arabia

MAKKAH: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam got an opportunity to join the team of craftsmen who do embroidery work on Kiswa – the black cloth that covers Kabaa, the holiest place for Muslims. Babar Azam won the honour during his visit

Stokes can lead revival of ‘talented’ England, says cricket chief

LONDON: England cricket chief Rob Key said a “talented” Test side can become a force again under new captain Ben Stokes despite a dismal run of results over the past 14 months. Talismanic all-rounder Stokes was named Thursday as the

‘Characterless’: Danish Kaneria levels serious allegations against Shahid Afridi

KARACHI: Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has called the star all-rounder and former captain Shahid Afridi a liar and accused him of mistreatment during his time with the national team. Kaneria, speaking to Indian Newswire – Indo-Asian News Service (IANS),

Haris Rauf picks up maiden fifer in Country Championship

LONDON: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf was elated after he bagged his maiden first-class five-wicket haul while playing for Yorkshire in the County Championship Division One 2022. The 28-year-old returned the figures of 5-65 from his 14 overs against Kent as

Former tennis champion Boris Becker jailed for hiding assets after bankruptcy

LONDON: German tennis great Boris Becker was jailed by a London court on Friday for hiding hundreds of thousands of pounds of assets after he was declared bankrupt. Becker was convicted earlier this month of four charges under Britain’s Insolvency

Lahore to host inaugural Pakistan Junior League from Oct 1

LAHORE: Following an overwhelming and encouraging response from potential sponsors, partners and entrepreneurs to the Request for Expressions of Interest, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday released further details in relation to the inaugural Pakistan Junior League Tournament. Six