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Ajmal Khan appointed as new manager of national hockey team

Ajmal Khan Lodhi has been appointed as the new manager of the national hockey team. Ajmal Khan Lodhi was replaced by Khawaja Junaid as the new manager of the team. Khan is a former international player and is now part

FIFA restores PFF membership: How will Pakistan benefit?

The good news for Pakistan is that FIFA, the world governing body for football, has decided to lift the ban on ‘third party interference’ in the Pakistan Football Federation and restore international membership. This begs the question: why did FIFA

Muslim footballer appreciated for boycotting LGBT pride flag

Paris Saint Germain’s defensive midfielder, Idrissa Gana Gueye, has been getting immense support from his country after he refused to wear the rainbow flag while playing in Ligue 1.  Gueye has spent his entire life in Senegal, and every country

Video of Hasan Ali forcefully trying to raise umpire’s finger goes viral

Video of fast bowler Hasan Ali forcefully trying to raise umpire’s finger after official turns down LBW appeal during intra-squad tie has gone viral. During the training camp, fast bowler Hassan Ali started forcibly raising the finger of the umpire

India’s Umran Malik beats Ireland 

India held Ireland in a thrilling contest in Dublin to clinch the two-match T20I series 2-0. Indian bowlers all around the park. Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie top-scored for the side with 60 off just 37 balls, while opener Paul Stirling (40 off

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tests positive for COVID-19

NEW DELHI: In a big blow to team India ahead of the fifth Test against England, its red-ball skipper Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a rapid antigen test (RAT), confirmed the Board of Control for Cricket in

Over one million tickets sold for FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar exactly five months later, with the sale of tickets already underway. According to foreign media reports, more than 1.2 million tickets for the scheduled Football World Cup 2022 have been

England have sights set on 500-run mark: Buttler

LONDON: England will keep chasing the 500-run mark in one-day internationals (ODI) after narrowly missing out on the milestone in a record-breaking win over Netherlands, Jos Buttler said. England broke their own record for the highest team total in ODI

Captain Babar Azam receives new award from ICC

LAHORE: National cricket team captain Babar Azam has received a new award from the International Cricket Council (ICC). It may be recalled that the International Cricket Council had included captain Babar Azam in the ODI and T20 team of the

Babar Azam, Imam top ODI batting rankings

LAHORE: Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and batter Imam-ul-Haq have secured the top two positions in the latest ODI batting rankings. For the first time since the ICC ODI and T20I Player rankings were introduced, Pakistan batters have occupied the top

Costa Rica secures final spot at World Cup

DOHA: Joel Campbell’s early goal sent Costa Rica to the World Cup for a third successive tournament as they edged past 10-man New Zealand 1-0 in their intercontinental playoff on Tuesday and secured the last place at the finals in

Serena Williams gets Wimbledon wildcard

LONDON: Serena Williams will resume her quest for an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title at this month’s Wimbledon after making her long-awaited return when she competes in doubles at the Eastbourne International. The former world number one has not

Pakistan overtake India in ICC ODI team rankings

Pakistan have usurped India in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings after completing a clean sweep over West Indies in Multan. Babar Azam’s side jumped a spot to No.4 in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings after the series

MMA fighter Anita Karim knocks outs Australian opponent

Pakistan’s mixed martial arts fighter Anita Karim thanked her fans for the support after she won a fight against an Australian opponent in Bangkok’s Lumpinee Stadium. Karim, who hails from Gilgit-Baltistan’s Hunza, fought against Uyen Ha under the banner of

Moeen Ali ready for Test comeback on Pakistan tour

LONDON: English cricketer Moeen Ali has said that he would be willing to end his retirement from Test Cricket if England asks him to tour Pakistan later this year. Speaking to British media, Moeen said “he would love” to play

Fatima Sana receives ICC’s ODI Team of Year commemorative cap

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Fatima Sana received the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI Team of the Year commemorative cap, in an acknowledgement of her stellar performance in the 50-over cricket format in 2021. The 20-year-old all-rounder finished 2021 as the joint-highest

US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit

A US judge has dismissed the Las Vegas rape lawsuit against Manchester United and Portugal soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. The ruling comes nearly three years after prosecutors said Ronaldo would face no charges in Las Vegas in connection with a

Qatar to re-install controversial Zidane headbutt statue

DOHA: Qatar plans to re-install a sculpture depicting French-Algerian soccer player Zinedine Zidane’s head butt during the 2006 World Cup final, which had been removed in 2013 amid a domestic backlash. The 5-metre bronze work called “Coup de tête” was

Pakistan to take on WI in first ODI today

MULTAN: Pakistan is all set to take on West Indies today (Wednesday) in Multan as it will mark beginning of a new era for Pakistan cricket with the city hosting international cricket after 14 long years. The three One-Day Internationals

Fifa World Cup trophy arrives in Pakistan

LAHORE: The Fifa World Cup trophy has reached Pakistan on its one-day unveiling tour ahead of Football World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The trophy was received by the country’s women’s football team captain Hajra Khan at the Lahore airport. The

2 Pakistani women cricketers named for ICC Player of the Month

DUBAI: Two Pakistani women cricketers – Tuba Hassan and captain Bisman Maroof – have been nominated for ICC Women’s Player of the Month for May 2022. Tuba Hassan made her debut against Sri Lanka. She took home the Player of

West Indies squad arrives in Multan for ODI series

MULTAN: A 26-member West Indies cricket team has arrived in Multan for one-day series against Pakistan. Three ODIs will be played between Pakistan and West Indies on 8th, 10th and 12th of this month at Multan Cricket stadium. The West

Nadal destroys Ruud to win 14th French Open title

PARIS: Rafael Nadal regained his aura of invincibility on clay on Sunday by crushing Casper Ruud to lift the French Open trophy for an incredible 14th time and widen the gap at the top of the men’s all-time list of

England beat NZ by five wickets to win first Test

England defeated New Zealand by five wickets to win first Test on Day 4 at Lord’s on Sunday. Former captain Joe Root gave his successor Ben Stokes the perfect start to his reign at Lord’s, carrying England to victory with

Moeen Ali awarded OBE for services to cricket

LONDON: England cricketer Moeen Ali has been awarded an OBE for services to cricket in the Queen’s Birthday Honours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  The cricketer conceded that “the door is open” to a possible return to Test

Pakistan shifts West Indies ODI series to Multan

LAHORE: The One-Day International matches between Pakistan and the West Indies have been shifted to Multan. The three-match series part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League will take place on the dates announced on 8, 10, and

Darren Sammy receives his ‘Sitara-e-Pakistan’ award

Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has received the Sitara-e-Pakistan which was conferred to him last year. Sammy shared a picture on Twitter showing him collecting the award at a cricket stadium in St Lucia. “Such a proud moment,” he

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