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South Africa confirms tour of India

South Africa have confirmed a five-match Twenty20 International tour of India in June, a warm-up for both sides ahead of the World Cup in Australia in October and November. South Africa will take on their hosts in the tour opener

Shan Masood creates history in English county championship

Pakistan’s opening batter Shan Masood got his name into record books on Friday when he became the first-ever Pakistani to score two back-to-back double centuries in the county championship. The 32-year-old batter is representing county Derbyshire. He played a knock

Mike Tyson punches fellow passenger apparently badgering him on flight

WASHINGTON: Former boxing champion Mike Tyson was seen repeatedly punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane before its departure from San Francisco International Airport in the United States. The video showed Tyson leaning over the back of his seat

Dua Zehra ‘abduction’: Shadab Khan urges authorities to protect children

LAHORE: Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan on Friday urged the authorities concerned to ‘protect and safeguard’ the children, praying for the recovery of a 14-year-old Karachi girl, Dua Zehra Kazmi, who has been missing since nearly a week. Taking to Twitter,

Joe Root named Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world

LONDON: Joe Root, England’s outgoing Test captain, has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2022 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Root quit last week after five years as England skipper following a dismal run of

West Indies star all-rounder Pollard retires from international cricket

MUMBAI: The legendary West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from international cricket, calling time on a career that saw him feature more than 200 times across one-day and Twenty20 internationals. “After careful deliberation, I’ve today decided to retire

Wisden names Mohammad Rizwan as leading T20 cricketer in the world for 2021

LONDON: Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan has been named the Leading T20 Cricketer in the World in the 2022 edition of the Wisden Almanack. The 29-year-old wicketkeeper, last year, became the first-ever cricketer in the history of T20 cricket to amass

Wimbledon bans players from Russia, Belarus

LONDON: Tennis players from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete at this year’s Wimbledon due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, the Grand Slam’s organisers said in a statement. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said earlier

Indian batter KL Rahul set to tie the knot with Athiya Shetty

MUMBAI: It seems that weddings are pouring down in Bollywood. Following the weddings of Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Indian batter KL Rahul is set to tie the knot soon with actor Athiya Shetty, the

Former Bangladesh spinner Mosharraf Hossain passes away

DHAKA: Mosharraf Hossain, the former Bangladesh left-arm spinner, has passed away at the age of 40 in Dhaka, his family confirmed on Wednesday. Mosharraf was suffering from brain cancer, which was diagnosed in March 2019. He had recovered after undergoing

Babar, Shaheen among top performers in WTC 2023 so far

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced the World Test Championship (WTC) back in 2019 and labeled it the “premier championship for Test cricket.” The first edition of WTC was carried out from 2019 to 2021 whereas the second one

Australia’s Mitch Marsh hospitalised in India with COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh has been admitted to hospital in India after testing positive for coronavirus this week, his Indian Premier League (IPL) team the Delhi Capitals said. Marsh – who has played 32 Tests for his country

Babar Azam reveals best bowler across all-format

LAHORE: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has named bowling sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi as the best bowler across all-format, saying that the pacer deserves to be in the top 10 bowlers list of every format. “The way Shaheen works and performs,

Shan Masood hits maiden double century in County Championship

DERBY: Pakistan opening batter Shan Masood, who is playing for the first time in the County Cricket, has shown rollicking form as he converted his maiden century into a double ton while representing Derbyshire. While competing against Sussex in Division

Dale Steyn names current era’s best batter across all-format

JOHANNESBURG: The ‘best batsman in the world’ debate is never-ending, but former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has set the seal on one name when he was asked the question during a Q&A session on Twitter. Steyn conducted a Q&A

Finch says Babar, Kohli play best cover drives

Australia World T20 winning captain Aaron Finch has termed cover drives played by Babar Azam and Virat Kohli as the best. Finch who recently joined KKR in Indian Premier League as replacement for Alex Hales – who pulled out of

Hasan Ali ‘excited’ to learn from England’s Anderson during Lancashire stint

LONDON: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has touched down in Manchester, where he will be representing Lancashire county as an overseas player. The 27-year-old pacer will be available for six county championship games, starting with Lancashire’s fixture against Kent at Canterbury

Muhammad Amir rubbishes report of returning to int’l cricket

KARACHI: Retired Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has rubbished reports of taking back retirement, saying he is not thinking of anything in this regard. Talking to Cricket Pakistan, the left-arm pacer said that currently, he has no intention of returning to

Babar Azam voted ICC Men’s Player of the Month for March 2022

LONDON: After a stunning performance against recently-concluded home series Australia, Pakistan all-format skipper Babar Azam on Monday has been voted the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s Player of the Month for March 2022. According to the ICC website, Australia opener

Police investigate Cristiano Ronaldo for smacking fan’s cellphone

LONDON: Police have launched an investigation after Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly “assaulted” a supporter by smashing a phone out of his hand following Manchester United’s defeat against Everton. Merseyside Police on Sunday appealed for witnesses after footage on social media showed

Shaheen Shah ‘cannot wait’ to join Middlesex in county championship

KARACHI: Pakistan star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is eagerly waiting to join his team, Middlesex County Cricket Club, in the ongoing County Championship 2022. Middlesex, on Thursday, ended the opening day of their County Championship match against Derbyshire on 307/4

Don’t know which cousin refused Babar for shoes: Umar Akmal

LAHORE: Pakistan middle-order batter Umar Akmal has opened up about Babar Azam’s recent claims from a few months ago where the skipper said that one of his cousins refused to lend him shoes back in his struggling day. Babar recalled

Shan Masood likely to play against India during county stint

LONDON: Pakistan opener Shan Masood could get the opportunity to play against India while representing Derbyshire in County cricket. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed India’s twin T20 warm-up fixtures on their tour of England this year.

Babar Azam surpasses Sachin Tendulkar in ICC All-Time ODI Rankings

KARACHI: Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam has surpassed Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar in the all-time International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day international (ODI) batting ratings. Babar, who achieved his career-highest ODI batting ratings of 891 at the conclusion of the

WATCH: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan distributes iftaar in Lahore

LAHORE: After a grueling past few months of non-stop cricket action, Pakistan’s national team stars have finally got some time off. In the spirit of Ramadan, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and his deputy Shadab Khan both distributed Iftaar on the

Pat Cummins hits joint-fastest IPL fifty in stunning run chase

MUMBAI: Fast bowler Pat Cummins was an unlikely star with the bat after equalling the record for the joint-fastest 14-ball fifty in the Indian Premier League (IPL), leading the Kolkata Knight Riders to victory over the Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.

Babar Azam among ICC Player of the Month nominees

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the March nominees for the ICC Player of the Month awards to recognise the best international performances across formats for male and female cricketers. The nominees for the monthly men’s awards

‘Very pleasurable’, says Daniel Vettori on Pakistan visit after 19 years

LAHORE: New Zealand former captain Daniel Vettori, who is with the Australian team as a spin bowling consultant, has remarked on his first visit to the country after a 19-year absence and said it was “very pleasurable”. In a video

Babar Azam overtakes Mohammad Yousuf in ODI centuries count

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Babar Azam has added another feather to his cap by surpassing former batter and current national batting coach Mohammad Yousuf to have scored second-most ODI centuries (16) from Pakistan. The 27-year-old carried his Test form into the

Final ODI: Twitter praises Pakistani bowlers for ‘exceptional performance’

LAHORE: Twitter flooded with praise for the Pakistan national team as they bowled out Australia on a mere 210 in the first innings of the third and final ODI of the ongoing series at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Australia, after being