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Sindh govt to build new hockey sports complex in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to build a new multi-purpose hockey sports complex in Karachi. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah said the Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) Multiple Sports Complex will be constructed on six acres

Replacements for National T20 Cup announced

LAHORE: The replacements for the National T20 Cup have been announced. The First XI tournament will be played at the Multan Cricket Stadium and Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, from 30 September to 18 October, while the tournament for the Second

PCB signs three-year broadcast deal for national, domestic matches

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday signed a satellite broadcast deal for broadcast rights with PTV Sports for three years. The agreements were signed in the presence of the Prime Minister who is the PCB’s patron. The broadcasting arrangement is

Jansher Khan to provide squash training in KP

PESHAWAR: Former professional squash player Jansher Khan will train players of Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the request of Chief Minister Mehmood Khan. The former world champion, who was unbeaten for 97 months, was given a media briefing at

Shahid Afridi to work for sports promotion in Punjab

LAHORE: Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has agreed to work with the Punjab government for the promotion of sports in the province. Shahid Afridi is expected to be announced as the brand ambassador for Punjab Sports Board. He will serve in

IPC Ministry, PSB officials embezzle sports honorarium

ISLAMABAD: A complaint has been lodged on the Citizen’s Portal stating that 35 members of the Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) had allegedly received millions in honorarium meant for athletes and sportsmen. The PM’s Citizens Portal has sought an explanation from the

Sports disruption in pandemic

With governments imposing lockdowns and travel restrictions amid the global pandemic, sports events continued to postponed, cancelled, or played with spectators. The entire sporting calendar is in disarray as the numbers of coronavirus cases have reached one million worldwide.  

Squash legend Azam Khan dies of coronavirus aged 95

LONDON: Azam Khan, widely regarded as one of the greatest squash players of all time, passed away in London on Saturday after being infected with the novel coronavirus. The 95-year-old Azam tested positive for COVID-19 last week and breathed his

Women’s sports and inequalities

Women’s sports have gained immense popularity in recent times reflecting changes in modern societies that increasingly emphasise gender parity and in other parts of the world. Although the level of participation and performance still varies greatly by country and by

Anthony Hopkins to star as Mike Tyson’s legendary trainer

NEW YORK: Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins has been roped in to play boxing icon Mike Tyson’s legendary trainer Cus D’Amato in the upcoming film Cus And Mike. According to Deadline, the film will focus on D’Amato and how he trained

Pakistan, Azerbaijan agree to enhance sports cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Azerbaijan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of sports to facilitate direct cooperation, exchange of sports teams and create opportunity to hold joint sports events between two brotherly countries. Speaking to occasion, Federal Minister

Watson apologizes for ‘illicit’ images, racists comments

Australian cricketer Shane Watson has apologized to fans for “illicit” photographs and racists comments on his social media platforms, which reportedly hackers had posted. The all-rounder said in social media posts late Tuesday that both his Twitter and Instagram pages

Sri Lanka thanks Pakistan for great security measures

LAHORE: The Sri Lankan team has said that if they got another chance they would come back to Pakistan. The Sri Lankan officials thanked Pakistan and its security officials for providing them a safe journey. Speaking to media, the Lankan

Saudi Arabia to stage its first international tennis tournament

RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia will stage its first-ever international tennis tournament, a men’s exhibition event in December. The tournament worth $3 million is being staged in Diriyah on the outskirts of Riyadh, the venue for the world heavyweight title rematch between

Pakistan win toss, decide to bat first against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan has won the toss and decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in second One-day International (ODI) at National Stadium today. The second game of the three-match ODI series was supposed to be played on Sunday but again

Misbah announces names of players for Pak vs SL ODI series

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket team’s newly selected Coach and Chief Selector Misbah ul Haq has announced the names of 20 probable players for the training camp. Pakistan’s cricket team will play against Sri Lanka on September 27. The training will start

Abdul Qadir’s son to play for Australian PM’s XI

Canberra: Usman Qadir, legendary Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir’s son, has been selected to play in Australia Prime Minister’s XI against South Africa in Canberra. Abdul Qadir, the father of 25 years old, took 236 wickets in 67 Tests from 1977

Humaira Farah: Pakistan’s first female umpire

LAHORE: The PCB website on Wednesday featured the achievements of Humaira Farah, Pakistan’s first female umpire, in an article which also included a brief interview with the female match official. The article stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has

India threatening Sri Lanka not to play in Pakistan: Fawad Chaudhary

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhary on Tuesday has said India is using cheap tactics. He further claimed that India has threatened Sri Lankan players over not to play in Pakistan. In his tweet, Chaudhry said, according