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Pizza most popular food worldwide for takeaway in 2020

A report published by Money Beach UK  has revealed that 44 countries had ‘pizza takeaway’ or ‘pizza delivery’ as the most-searched phrase on Google. Pizza, an Italian dish, was the most popular food searched for takeaway in a number of

England confirms Sri Lanka tour in January next year

LONDON: Sri Lanka Cricket Board on Friday confirmed its tour to Sri Lanka for two Tests in January next year. The English team will be touring Sri Lanka for two tests in 2021, games being played at the Galle International

Actor Ali Kazmi’s Netflix movie to be released in December

KARACHI: Actor Ali Kazmi is all set to be starred in his upcoming movie ‘Funny boy’ that will be released on Netflix in December. ‘Funny Boy’ will feature unrest in Sri Lanka during the war between Sinhalese and Tamil during

Pakistan committed to strengthening ties with Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: The newly-appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Pakistan Admiral (retd) Mohan Wijewickrama called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The foreign minister congratulated the High Commissioner on assuming his responsibilities and expressed the hope that friendly ties between

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa brothers secure landslide election win

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa brothers have secured a two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections, giving them sweeping powers to change the constitution. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) won 145 seats and has the support of at

Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will seek government permission to stage this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. The postponement of Twenty20 World Cup, which had been scheduled to take place in Australia from

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

40 Pakistanis stranded in Sri Lanka reach Pakistan

KARACHI: Around 40 stranded citizens have arrived in Pakistan via Sri Lankan Airlines flight today. A flight of the Sri Lankan Airlines with 40 Pakistanis stranded in Colombo on board landed at the Karachi International airport. The passengers were disinfected

Sri Lanka offers to host Indian Premier League 2020

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka cricket board has reportedly written to BCCI showing their willingness to host the season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has postponed indefinitely due to the extension of the coronavirus lockdown. Shammi Silva, the president

Sri Lanka cricket team using lockdown to improve fitness

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur has said the cricket team has been ordered onto customised home training regimes during the coronavirus lockdown following frequent accusations of poor fitness. Arthur said that his coaching staff are utilising the time

Sri Lanka puts off election indefinitely due to coronavirus

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has indefinitely postponed general elections scheduled at the end of next month due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. “Even if the WHO says Sri Lanka is free of this virus tomorrow, we will not be

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

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

Angelo Matthews praises security in Pakistan

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Matthews has praised Pakistan regarding its safety and security concerns for the cricket team in the country. In a tweet posted on Twitter, the Sri Lankan cricketer said that Pakistan was safe for cricket and

Pakistan win historic test series against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan on Monday won the historic two-match Test series 1-0 against Sri Lanka after winning the second Test at Karachi’s National Stadium by 263 runs. Chasing 476 for victory, Sri Lanka were all out for 212 with Oshada Fernando

Karachi Test: Pakistan declares at 555 against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan continued to build a huge lead against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Karachi’s National Stadium on Sunday. Skipper Azhar Ali scored his 16th Test century, with Babar Azam adding to Pakistan’s total with his fourth Test

Azhar Ali scores 16th century of his career

KARACHI: The captain Azhar Ali scored his 16th century in a test match on Sunday as Pakistan and Sri Lanka entered the fourth day of the second Test being played in National Stadium Karachi. Azhar Ali’s century, his first as

Pakistan bowled out by Sri Lanka in only 191 runs

KARACHI: Pakistan has been whitewashed by the Sri  Lanka cricket team at 191 runs only in Tests match in Sindh’s capital. Earlier today, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in National Stadium. The series is

Pakistan win toss decide to bat first in second test

KARACHI: Pakistan has won the toss and has decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in historic National Stadium. READ MORE: We have the green light from defence ministry: SL cricket board Thee series is the first in Pakistan since an

Karachi’s National Stadium ready to welcome back Test cricket

KARACHI: The National Stadium in Karachi will be under spotlight from Thursday as Test cricket returns to the iconic venue after a decade. Since hosting the first Test between Pakistan and India in 1955, the stadium has staged some of

Sangakkara to lead MCC tour to Pakistan in 2020

LONDON: Marylebone Cricket Club confirmed on Wednesday they would send a touring squad to Pakistan next year under the captaincy of president Kumar Sangakkara after the recent return of Test cricket to the country. The MCC said they had accepted

Usman Shinwari ruled out of second Test against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team’s left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi after he was hospitalised due to high fever. A Pakistan team official confirmed on Tuesday that the fast bowler

Abid Ali first to score Test and ODI hundreds on debut

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan opener Abid Ali became the first batsman to score hundreds on both Test and one-day international debuts when he struck a ton against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on Sunday. On 95, the 32-year-old hit paceman Vishwa Fernando for

Sri Lanka declare first innings for 308 runs against Pakistan

Rawalpindi: In the first test of two match series, Sri Lanka has declared first innings at 308/6 against Pakistan. The Rawalpindi Test was heading towards a draw when Sri Lankan skipper declared the innings after 308/6. READ MORE: Test Day

De Silva hits hundred in rain-hit historic Pakistan test

RAWALPINDI: Middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva completed his century on the fifth and final day against Pakistan in Rawalpindi on Sunday. The 28-year-old right-hander drove paceman Mohammad Abbas to cover boundary for his 15th boundary to complete his sixth Test

Fourth day’s play of first Pak-Sri Lanka Test called off due to rain

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s first Test against Sri Lanka has been postponed on the fourth day on Saturday due to the overnight rain and poor light. The second Test is scheduled in Karachi from 19th December. Earlier on Friday, Sri Lanka won

Test Day 2: De Silva steadies Sri Lanka on weather-hit day

RAWALPINDI: Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten after completing his half-century as Sri Lanka reached 263 for six on the weather-hit second day of the opening test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi on Thursday. Only 18.2 overs were possible on a dark,

Fool-proof security provided for test match in Rawalpindi, says CPO

RAWALPINDI: City Police Officer (CPO), Muhammad Ahsan Younis said there would be foolproof security for the Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lankan cricket teams in Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. City Police Officer (CPO) Ahsan Younus told media that the Sri

Azhar Ali geared to win home Test series against Sri Lanka

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali has said all players are geared up to win home series against Sri Lanka. Azhar Ali and Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne held a press conference in Rawalpindi. Pakistan captain admitted that his team

Sri Lankan team arrives in Pakistan to play two Test series

ISLAMABAD: The Sri Lankan cricket team has arrived at Islamabad International Airport today in the early morning to play two Test-series. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in this regard posted a tweet upon the international team’s arrival in the country.