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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

Quinton de Kock named captain of new-look Proteas ODI squad

CAPETOWN: Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has replaced Faf du Plessis as skipper with five uncapped players named in South Africa’s squad to face England in three ODIs after their ongoing Test series. Du Plessis’s exclusion from the squad comes

Bangladesh names squad for Pakistan T20 series

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the team for the three-match T20 International series against Pakistan beginning on 24th January in Lahore. Veteran Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been named in his side’s 15-member squad for the upcoming T20I

Bangladesh agrees to play split series in Pakistan

LAHORE: Bangladesh cricket team has agreed to visit Pakistan and play Test matches in a split tour later this month and return back in April. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani has reached consensus with the Bangladesh Cricket Board on

Malinga ready to quit as Sri Lanka T20 captain

COLOMBO: Lasith Malinga said on Sunday he was ready to stand down as Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 skipper after the team´s humiliating 2-0 loss to India. Speaking to reporters after returning from the series, the 36-year-old said Sri Lanka was just

Bangladesh refuses to play Tests in Pakistan

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has refused to play Test series in Pakistan due but would play three T20 matches on security advice of the government. At a media briefing in Dhaka, BCB President Nazmul Hassan said the government had

Fawad Alam ‘humbled’ over Test selection

KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam has expressed his happiness at being selected for the Pakistan side after being sidelined for more than a decade. The middle-order batsman had been ignored by a number of selectors over the years despite continuous

The return of Fawad Alam

Cricket fans were left in tears after hearing that discarded Fawad Alam was recalled to the national squad after more than a decade on the sidelines. The left-handed middle order batsman was selected for the upcoming Test series against Sri

Amazon renews ‘Lord of the Rings’ series for Season 2

Amazon has given an early Season 2 renewal to its forthcoming “Lord of the Rings” series, Variety magazine reported. Pre-production on the project’s first season, which is set to film in New Zealand, is currently underway. Several actors, including Markella

Pakistan, Australia first T20 called off due to rain

SYDNEY: Australia looked on course to chase down a small target in their first T20 International against Pakistan before the game was called off due to rain on Sunday. Pakistan were 88 for three wickets in the 13th over when

HBO orders new ‘Game of Thrones’ series

LOS ANGELES: HBO ordered 10 episodes of a “Game of Thrones” spinoff called “House of the Dragon,” the network said on Tuesday, shortly after reports emerged that the premium cable channel had nixed another series set in the world created