Pakistan announces schedule for first New Zealand visit after 18 years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the schedule of the upcoming series against New Zealand as they visit the country for the first time in 18 years. New Zealand will play three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League

Pakistan-West Indies T20 series reduced to four matches

KINGSTON: The West Indies-Pakistan T20Iseries has been trimmed down to four games following fixture changes in the ODI series between the hosts and Australia. The T20 leg of Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies was initially scheduled to be a

Three England cricketers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Pakistan series

LONDON: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday said that seven members including three cricketers and four staff members of the ODI team have tested positive for the coronavirus. Following PCR tests carried out on Monday in Bristol, three

Shaheen grabs 5 wickets as Pakistan crush Zimbabwe to win series

HARARE: Shaheen Afridi completed his five-for as Pakistan dominated the Zimbabwe tour with a sweeping Test series victory. Trailing behind by 158 runs, Zimbabwe’s final pair, Luke Jongwe, and Blessing Muzarabani resisted 61 deliveries. Only one wicket away, Babar Azam

Zimbabwe announces squad for T20I series against Pakistan

HARARE: Zimbabwe has announced a 15-member squad for the three-match T20I series against Pakistan. Williams Sean will lead the side which includes Burl Ryan, Chakabva Regis, Chivanga Tanaka, Ervine Craig, Jongwe Luke, Kamunhukamwe Tinashe, Madhevere Wessly, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Masakadza Wellington,

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in ‘The 39 Steps’ Netflix series

LONDON: British actor Benendict Cumberbatch is set to headline Netflix’s upcoming limited series ‘The 39 Steps’, based on the 1915 John Buchan novel of the same name. The six-episode series will reunite Cumberbatch with Berger, who directed the Doctor Strange

Netflix releases teaser for season 2 of hit series ‘Lupin’

LOS ANGELES: Netflix has released the trailer for season two of French Heist-based mystery thriller ‘Lupin’ starring Omar Sy. At the start of the year, Lupin quickly became a surprise hit on the platform and was watched by 70 million

Pakistan, South Africa women’s T20 series to commence tomorrow

DURBAN: Pakistan women’s national cricket team will face South Africa in a three-match T20I series, which will be played at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban from Friday. This will be the national side’s first international T20I format assignment since the

Samsung to launch new version of ‘Galaxy S series’ today

SEOUL: Samsung, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is planning to launch smartphones of the ‘Samsung Galaxy S’ series. The announcement of three smartphones would be made by the giant during a Livestream for the Galaxy S21 series including S21, S21+,

Misbah expresses disappointment over losing series to New Zealand

LAHORE: Former cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed disappointment over losing the series to New Zealand. Misbah-ul-Haq said that no matter how hard you try in cricket, the process of luck also interferes. “It is important to understand and talk about cricket

Rizwan shines in final T20 as Pakistan avoids whitewash

NAPIER: Pakistan beat New Zealand by four wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at McLean Park and avoid a whitewash. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan batted with great composure and guided Pakistan to a comfortable four-wicket win. The 28-year-old scored

Facing the Kiwis

Despite the rising coronavirus fears, the national cricket team has departed for New Zealand for their T20I and ODI series. PSL hero Babar Azam is leading the Pakistani side to face the Kiwis. Prior to departure, he said there is

‘Fast and Furious’ series to end with eleventh film

LOS ANGELES: The highly-acclaimed “Fast and Furious” action film franchise will come to a conclusion after the 10th and 11th film. According to an entertainment daily, Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth films, will return

Misbah announces 22-member squad for Zimbabwe series

LAHORE: Head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq named 22 probables for the ODI and T20 series against Zimbabwe, insisting he has opted for experience in the 50-over matches and provided extended run to the youngsters in the T20I format. Pakistan

Pakistan invites England for T20 series in January

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited England for a three-match T20 international series in January next year. England has not played in Pakistan since the 2005 season when the team toured for a Test and one-day series. The 15-year

Ridley Scott releases trailer of ‘Raised by Wolves’ series

LOS ANGELES: The trailer for the upcoming HBO Max science-fiction series ‘Raised by Wolves’ directed by Ridley Scott is out. The series revolves around an android, called the Mother, who was designed to nurture human children on a new, desolate-looking

New Zealand cricket tour to Bangladesh postponed

DHAKA: Bangladesh and New Zealand have announced to postpone the Test series which was due to be played between the two sides in August and September this year. The two-match series, which will form part of the ICC World Test

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

Controversy over Ertugrul

It is not the first time Esra Bilgic, who plays Halima Sultan in Ertugrul, has won heart and minds of Pakistani fans after airing the popular Turkish series ‘Resurrection Ertugrul’ on state-owned PTV. She triumphed our hearts two years back

India, Australia Test series could be played behind closed doors

MELBOURNE Cricket Australia (CA) CEO Kevin Roberts on Tuesday hinted at the board’s willingness to conduct the five-Test series against India later this year behind closed doors. Roberts also revealed that the Indian team led by Virat Kohli could be

Turkish drama serial ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’ to be aired from Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: State-run Pakistan Television has announced that it will air the action-packed and popular Turkish drama series ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ during the month of Ramazan. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan also confirmed

Chernobyl creator to develop ‘The Last of Us’ TV series

HBO is developing a TV series based on the popular survival horror video game ‘The Last of Us’, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network is again collaborating with Craig Mazin, who created the highly acclaimed miniseries Chernobyl. Neil Druckmann,

Amazon series criticised for false depiction of Holocaust

The Auschwitz Memorial has criticised Amazon Prime for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its series Hunters and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. Hunters starring Al Pacino features a team of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York who discover

Al Pacino is a Nazi hunter in new Amazon series

Al Pacino is appearing in Amazon’s new series Hunters where the actor plays a wealthy Holocaust survivor leading a covert gang of assassins, tracking and killing hundreds of former high-ranking Nazi officials that are living in secret in 1970s New

New Zealand hand India first ODI series whitewash in three decades

WELLINGTON: New Zealand cricket on Tuesday chased down India’s 296/7 with five wickets to spare in the third ODI at the Bay Oval to sweep the three-match series and hand India their first series whitewash loss in a bilateral ODI

England recall Foakes, Jennings for two Test Sri Lanka series

LONDON: England announced their squad for the two-Test series in Sri Lanka next month and have recalled opening batsman Keaton Jennings and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes. Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson both miss out on spots in the squad, while Moeen

India fined for slow over-rate in fourth T20I against New Zealand

DUBAI: India have been fined 40 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the fourth Twenty20 match in Wellington, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday. Match referee Chris Broad imposed the

Netflix to end ‘The Crown’ series after Season 5

Netflix’s hit drama series “The Crown” about the British royal family will end earlier than expected and has revealed its next and last queen. The show’s creator and show-runner Peter Morgan had said he expected to create six seasons, but

George RR Martin speaks out on the ending to Game of Thrones

George RR Martin has spoken out once again about his intentions for the final two books – The Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring – in his “Song of Ice and Fire” series. The author, who has addressed

Pakistan eye series sweep against Bangladesh

LAHORE: Pakistan have already taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series against Bangladesh, but will be eyeing a complete sweep with a win in the third T20I in Lahore on Monday, 27 January. Pakistan fielded the same