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7th Feb 2023
Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof says the Twenty20 World Cup is a “big opportunity to showcase our talent” and boost recognition of women’s cricket in the country. The 31-year-old all-rounder will spearhead a Pakistan team which has never been beyond the first round in seven previous appearances at the tournament.
6th Feb 2023
Days after being made chairman of the junior team selection committee, former Pakistan Test wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal got another role when he was named as one of three members of the Pakistan men’s national selection committee. The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Kamran and his former Pakistan team-mates Mohammad Sami and Yasir Hameed will be part of the selection committee headed by Haroon Rasheed.
29th Jan 2023
The women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa next month will feature for the first time an all-female panel of match officials, the International Cricket Council announced. Previous tournaments have all included a number of male umpires or match referees but for the South African event, all 13 officials — 10 umpires and three referees — will be women.
27th Jan 2023
Indian trailblazer Sania Mirza bowed out of Grand Slam tennis Friday with defeat in the Australian Open mixed-doubles final playing alongside Rohan Bopanna — her first playing partner 22 years ago. The 36-year-old Mirza, regarded as her country’s greatest women’s tennis player, returned to Melbourne Park for one last hurrah and made it all the way to the decider.
27th Jan 2023
In the wee hours of Wednesday, the Indian baseball team had arrived at the Wagah border, ready to enter Pakistan to play the West Asia Cup. With them was the Nepal team. But while the Nepalese entered Pakistan for the tournament, which opens on Jan 27 in Islamabad, the Indian security officials stopped their compatriots, asking them to show a NOC issued by the government.
Jan 26th 2023
Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam on Thursday was picked as Men’s ODI Player of the Year for the second time in a row by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his “match-winning knocks [and] spell-binding stroke-play”.
Jan 26th 2023
India’s cricket board on Wednesday earned $572.5 million as it announced the winners of bids to own five teams in the inaugural Women’s Premier League Twenty20 tournament in March. The women’s league will be an addition to the money-spinning Indian Premier League (IPL) men’s tournament for the world’s richest and most influential cricketing body. (Photo: AFP)
19th Jan 2023
South African batting great Hashim Amla announced his retirement from cricket on Wednesday after helping Surrey to the English county championship last year.The 39-year-old had already retired from international cricket in 2019. Amla scored 18,672 runs for the Proteas across the three formats from 2004-2019 and is South Africa’s second highest Test run scorer of all time behind Jacques Kallis.
19th Jan 2023
Pakistan registered their first series loss in the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship Cycle as they went down to Australia by 10 wickets in the second fixture of the three-match One-day International series, giving the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead. Australia chased down a paltry target of 126 runs at the Allan Border Field with openers Beth Mooney and Phoebe Litchfield ensuring they took the team across the finish line with 30 overs to spare.
19th Jan 2023
Professional wrestling star Jay Briscoe – whose real name was Jamin Pugh – has died aged 38. Several news outlets including Sports Illustrated reported that he was killed in a car crash in Laurel, Delaware but this has not been confirmed. Tony Khan, the CEO of All Elite Wrestling, announced Briscoe’s death.
17th Jan 2023
Russian and Belarusian flags have been banned from the Australian Open tennis tournament after a courtside incident. Russian and Belarusian athletes have not been able to play under their countries’ flags in several sports, including tennis, since the invasion of Ukraine began in February last year.
16th Jan 2023
In one of the darkest on-field days in Sri Lankan cricket, two of their stars were stretchered off after a heavy collision in the outfield, before their batting lineup capitulated to the biggest loss in ODI history. India won the toss and batted, and were cruising at 2-298 when a Virat Kohli pull shot ran away to the mid-wicket boundary. In attempts to save the boundary and with both sets of eyes firmly focussed on the ball, Sri Lankan fielders Jeffrey Vandersay and Ashen Bandara collided heavily and were stretchered from the ground.
16th Jan 2023
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD RUN, Erchana Murray-Bartlett crosses the finish line at the Pillars of Wisdom at the Tan Track, beating the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive daily marathons run by a woman – 107, in Melbourne, Monday, January 16, 2023. The 32-year-old nutritionist has completed a 150-day marathon pilgrimage from Cape York to Melbourne, running 42.2km each day to raise money for environmental advocacy organisation
13th Jan 2023
Indian tennis great Sania Mirza confirmed she would hang up her boots after the Dubai Open in February 2023 in an emotional post ahead of her final Grand Slam appearance at the Australian Open. Sania, 36, will compete in doubles at the Australian Open along with Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina while she is expected to pair with Rohan Bopanna for the mixed doubles at the season’s first Grand Slam tournament. (Image: AFP)
10th Jan 2023
Two-time Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka on Sunday pulled out of the opening Grand Slam of the year just over a week before it starts, organizers said. “Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Australian Open. We will miss her at AO2023,” the tournament said on Twitter. No reason for the Japanese star’s withdrawal was given. It was another big blow for the tournament after US Open champion and world No 1 Carlos Alcaraz also withdrew on Friday with a right leg problem. Veteran American Venus Williams will also be a no-show after picking an injury at last week’s Auckland Classic. (Photo credit: Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 2, 2023
India cricketer Rishabh Pant is in stable condition in hospital following a car crash in the early hours of Friday morning. Police said the wicketkeeper-batsman, who was alone in the car when it crashed in the northern state of Uttarakhand, had lost control of the vehicle when he “dozed off”. The car flipped over twice, police added.
Dec. 30, 2022
Wimbledon’s verdict to ban Belarusian players from last year’s tournament “altered nothing,” world’s fifth placed Aryna Sabalenka asserted on Sunday, expressing her desire to return to the hallowed grass-court Grand Slam in 2023 and lamenting the lack of its invigorating fans and electrifying atmosphere. Wimbledon organizers banned players from Russia and Belarus last year due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Players from the two countries were blocked from competing in British grasscourt events in the build-up to the major. Sabalenka – who is playing in Adelaide this week before the Australian Open – said politics and sport should not mix.
29th Dec 2022
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced the nominations for the ICC T20I cricketer of the year with Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and all-rounder Nida Dar making the cut in their respective sections. Rizwan was also crowned the T20I cricketer of the year by the ICC in 2021.
28th Dec 2022
An Iranian chess player Sara Khadem competes without a hijab in the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is the latest of several Iranian sportswomen to appear at competitions without a head-covering since anti-government protests began in Iran.
28th Dec 2022
Andoo Comanche has triumphed in a two-boat chase up the River Derwent to take out its fourth line honours in a late-night finish to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The 24-strong crew on the John Winning Jr-skippered supermaxi crossed the finish line at 12:57am AEDT on Wednesday with a time of 1 day, 11 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds.
26th Dec 2022
Babar Azam on Monday became the Pakistani batter with the most runs — 2,436 — in all formats of the game in a calendar year. Babar broke the record of former captain and incumbent batting coach Mohammad Yousaf, who made the record in 2006 with 2,435 runs to his name.
23 Dec, 2022
Najam Sethi, who is heading a panel governing the Pakistan Cricket Board’s affairs till a chairman is elected, said on Thursday that the government’s “advice has to be taken” in cricket-related matters concerning India. Talking to the media in Lahore, he answered a reporter’s question that it was “too early” for him to comment about “strategic issues” regarding India, sporting ties for which were strained further since the neighbour refused to visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023.
Jubiliant Argentina fans went wild today as the country celebrated its first World Cup win for 36 years. Thousands poured into the streets of Buenos Aires to watch Argentina take the trophy after a nerve-shredding final.
England pulled off one of its most impressive and remarkable cricketing achievements in some time, defeating Pakistan by eight wickets to win the third Test in Karachi and claim a 3-0 series. Prior to its first visit to Pakistan in 17 years, England had toured the country eight times. It’d won just two of its 24 Tests against Pakistan.
16th Dec 2022
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali announced he was retiring from Test cricket after the third and final Test match against England in Karachi. With 7,097 runs in 96 matches at an average of 42.49, Ali is Pakistan’s fifth leading Test run-scorer. Azhar Ali also captained Pakistan in nine Tests in two separate tenures from 2016 till 2020.
15th Dec, 2022
Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Sachin Tendulkar, scored a century on his debut in first-class cricket on Wednesday, just as his Indian batting legend father had done 34 years ago. Playing for Goa, Arjun, 23, reached his ton off 177 deliveries on the second day of the four-day match against Rajasthan in India’s domestic Ranji Trophy competition.
13th Dec 2022
Australia’s all-conquering women’s team have finally lost an international — but it took a dazzling Super Over by India’s big hitters to consign them to a first defeat in 2022. Their second T20 international in Mumbai on Sunday went to the extra over after a thrilling tie which featured India’s Devika Vaidya hitting a four off the final ball of the regulation 20 overs to level the scores in front of an ecstatic full-house of 45,238.
13th Dec 2022
Mark Wood grabbed four Pakistan wickets to give England a hard-fought 26-run win on Monday in the second Test in Multan and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The fast bowler finished with 4-65 as Pakistan were dismissed for 328 about 50 minutes after lunch, having been set a challenging 355-run target.
Pakistan batted cautiously to reach 108 without loss at tea Friday on the second day of the opening Test against England, but still need another 350 to avoid the follow on. Openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique were unbeaten on 52 and 54 respectively as Pakistan replied to England’s 657 on a flat Rawalpindi Stadium pitch.
20th Sept 2022
British boxer Frank Arnold suffered a sickening knockout loss after woeful corner work and refereeing left him unconscious. The 23-year-old Hackney southpaw suffered a nightmare opener against Brayan Mairena but bravely avoided getting dropped, The Sun reported. Had he been the away fighter it is highly likely he would have been stopped on his feet inside the first three minutes after taking a beating.
20th Sept 2022
Australia’s former skipper Ricky Pointing isn’t sure if Indian batter Virat Kohli can beat cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar’s record of a 100 centuries. Kohli’s 71st century came after a 1,020-hiatus during the recently concluded Asia Cup when he hit a 122 unbeaten ton off 61 balls against Afghanistan — equalling Pointing’s 71 centuries record. (AFP File photo)
Australia’s Rachael Haynes who has won six world championships as a member of the national women’s team announced her retirement from international cricket on Thursday. Rachael Haynes who made her international debut in 2009, and went on to play 6 Tests, 77 ODIs, and 84 T20Is.
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer is to retire after next week’s Laver Cup after admitting on Thursday his battles with a knee problem had forced him to call time on his historic career. The 41-year-old winner of 20 Grand Slam titles has been out of action since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in 2021, after which he underwent his third knee surgery in 18 months.
The Asia Cup Super Four game between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday saw ugly scenes as players confronted each other and a mid-pitch fight almost broke out. The incident took place in the penultimate over of the game when Afghan seamer Fareed Ahmed gave a mouthful to Pakistan batter, Asif Ali, as a send-off. Almost came close to hitting Fareed with the bat in the heat of the moment. Soon, the umpires and the Afghan player came in the calm things down.
Mohammad Rizwan has smashed his second successive half-century and Mohammad Nawaz made an impactful 42 to set up Pakistan’s five-wicket victory over archrivals India with one ball left in their Asia Cup Super 4 match. Rizwan scored 71 off 51 deliveries while Nawaz hit six fours and two sixes in his 20-ball innings on Sunday, as they dominated the middle overs and helped Pakistan reach 5-182 in reply to India’s 7-181.
Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is going to court to try to force South African authorities to hold a parole hearing for him. The former Paralympic gold medallist is serving a 13-year sentence for killing his girlfriend in 2013. Pistorius shot dead Reeva Steenkamp (R) through a locked toilet door, claiming he mistook her for a burglar.
English cyclist Matt Walls was involved in a horror crash at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday when he was catapulted over the barriers and into the crowds at the Lee Valley VeloPark. Two other riders — the Isle of Man’s Matt Bostock and Canada’s Derek Gee — were also taken to hospital, while two spectators were treated for minor injuries at the velodrome.
Saudi teenage boxer knocks out stereotypes. Saudi amateur boxer, Salma Fahad, is only 19, and she is ready to show the world the potential of Saudi women in boxing. The amateur boxer is a part of the TKO Fighters team, and spends most of her day at the TKO Gym in Riyadh’s Al-Wadi, preparing for her face-off with professional fighters at the end of this month.
Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million. The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig, the first and only Pakistani woman to have summited Mount Everest, successfully scaled K2 on Friday morning. Mount K2 in the Karakoram Range is the second highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,611 metres. After conquering the ‘Savage Mountain’, Samina is now the only Pakistani woman to have conquered both the highest and the second highest mountains in the world.
Cricket legend Michael Slater,52, has again fronted court after police were called to his house over a concern for his welfare. He was granted strict conditional bail meaning he must stay away from alcohol and drugs, and be of good behaviour. He was charged in May with assault stalking/intimidating a woman following an incident the month prior and has pleaded not guilty.
The Pakistan players and coaching staff also gave a rousing reception to Abdullah Shafique as he carried his bat back to the team’s dressing room in Galle. Pakistan completed the highest run-chase at the venue to beat Sri Lanka in the first Test at the picturesque Galle International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a total of 342 runs, Pakistan rode on Abdullah Shafique’s career-best score of 160 not out to seal the victory on a rain-hit fifth day in Galle.
England test captain Ben Stokes is retiring from one-day internationals because of what he describes as an “unsustainable” cricket schedule, ending a career in the 50-over format that peaked with winning the World Cup in 2019.
History makers Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina will meet in the Wimbledon final after the pair claimed impressive victories in the last four. In the semi-finals of the Chicago Classic 2021, World No. 17 and the 5th seeded Elena Rybakina will take on World No. 16 and the 6th seeded Ons Jabeur.
Ons Jabeur has become the first Arab woman to book a place in the last-four of a Grand Slam after the world number two, of Tunisia, defeated Marie Bouzkova on Tuesday. She will next face close friend and mother-of-two Tatjana Maria.
Jodie Burrage came to the aid of an unwell ball boy during her first round Wimbledon match on Monday, providing sweets and energy gel before he was helped off the court. At the start of the second set of Burrage’s match with Lesia Tsurenko, one of the ball boys for the game on Court No. 18 appeared to be struggling with an illness.
The Girls in Green will travel to Australia early next year for the limited-overs series, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed today. According to the details, the Southern Stars will host Pakistan women’s team for three ODIs and as many T20Is. The ODI series is scheduled to start on January 16 in Brisbane. The second ODI is scheduled for January 18 in Brisbane while the third and final ODI will be on January 21 in Sydney.
“People sending abusive messages to athletes on social media is unacceptable and a huge problem in our society”, says Iga Swaitek, the 20-year-old from Poland, who won her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2020. She is the heavy favourite at the clay-court major and goes into her second-round match on Thursday on a 29-match winning streak.
Australia’s squad have raised ethical concerns about their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The island nation is reeling under its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948, with a severe shortage of foreign exchange severely curtailing imports, including essentials such as fuel and medicines.
Four-time major winner Naomi Osaka is not sure she will play Wimbledon, saying that without ranking points it is “more like an exhibition”. The ATP and WTA stripped the points after Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarusian players over Russian’s invasion of Ukraine. (Image courtesy: AFP)
Uncapped wicketkeeper-batter Gull Feroza and leg-spinner Tuba Hassan have been included in the Pakistan women’s T20I squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka that will be played at the Southend Club, Karachi from Tuesday 24 May.
India’s women pistol shooters made it five golds out of five, after the trio of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan trounced the hosts 16-2 in the 25m Pistol Team final at the International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, early Tuesday.
Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk have been ruled out of Liverpool’s crucial Premier League clash at Southampton on Tuesday. The pair were forced off during the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday with groin and knee injuries respectively.
Former Australian cricket star Andrew Symonds has died in a single-vehicle car crash in North Queensland, police say. The former Test cricket all-rounder was killed in the accident on Saturday night, outside Townsville, where he lived in retirement. Police said the 46-year-old was driving on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge, when his car left the road and rolled.
Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday confirmed Bismah Maroof will continue to lead the national women’s limited-overs teams in the 2022-23 season. Pakistan are gearing up for an action-packed bumper season in which they will play, at least, 25 matches with the schedules for the ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to be announced.
Former England cricketer Graham Thorpe is receiving treatment in hospital after falling “seriously ill”, his family revealed on Tuesday. The 52-year-old, who represented England in 100 Test matches between 1993 and 2005, was recently appointed as the Afghanistan men’s head coach. In this photo Thorpe celebrates scoring a Test century against Pakistan in Lahore Photo by Jon Buckle/EMPICS via Getty Images
Lionel Messi arrived in Jeddah on Monday after the Saudi Tourism Authority announced that the Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina footballer is its new official brand ambassador.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has led the condemnation of Wimbledon’s decision to ban players from Russia and Belarus. The All England Club (AELTC) made the shock announcement that Russian and Belarusian players Victria Azarenka and Daniil Medvedev won’t be allowed to play in June because of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. It marks first time players have been banned on grounds of their nationality since immediately after World War II when German and Japanese players were excluded.
Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully defended his title at the Monte-Carlo Masters on Sunday (April 17). Tsitsipas was commended for his feat by Rafael Nadal, who has won the tournament 12 times. Iga Swiatek, meanwhile, continued her dominating ways to lead Poland to the Billie Jean King Cup finals.
Amid the ongoing brutal war between Russia and Ukraine, Russia has appointed General Alexander Dvornikov as the new commander of military operations in Ukraine. As per the report, Dvornikov has substantial expertise in Russian operations in Chechnya and Syria. It should be mentioned here that the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate and entered its seventh week.
Aussie superstar Stephanie Gilmore says she’ll be riding for her spot on the World Surf Tour when she meets Hawaiian rival Carissa Moore in the quarter-finals at Bells Beach. Gilmore was one of four Aussie women to move into the final eight at the Rip Curl Pro after winning her round of 16 heat against Jan Juc rookie India Robinson.
Japan’s former Olympic speed skating champion Nao Kodaira will retire from the sport in October following a final race in her hometown of Nagano, the long track speed skater said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old won Olympic gold in the women’s 500 metres in Pyeongchang four years ago, as well as a silver in the 1,000 metres. (Image courtesy: Reuters)
Tiger Woods was three adrift through nine holes on Thursday in his unlikely quest for a record-equalling sixth Masters title, 14 months after a car crash left him with injuries so severe he feared he might lose a leg. The 46-year-old, who has fallen to 973rd in the world rankings, said this week he thought his game was good enough to win a 16th major championship. (Reuters)
Australia won the Women’s Cricket World Cup for the seventh time after beating England by 71 run at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand. Alyssa Healy struck a record-breaking 170 to set Australia up for victory as England fell short of defending their title despite Nat Sciver’s unbeaten 148.
Australian tennis great and current world number one Ash Barty has announced her retirement from the sport at just 25 years old, saying “the time is right now for me to step away and chase other dreams and to put the racquets down.”
Swimwear brand Speedo have terminated its sponsorship deal with Russia’s double Olympic swimming champion Evgeny Rylov after he attended a pro-war rally in Moscow along with several other top sportsmen and women to show their support for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Rylov is a four-time Olympic medallist, including winning the 100 and 200 metres backstroke at Tokyo 2020.
Former captain and batting legend Javed Miandad was formally inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame. Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief executive Faisal Hasnain presented the 64-year-old superstar with a commemorative cap and plaque at the player’s residence in Karachi. Miandad was Pakistan cricket’s heartbeat from 1975 to 1996, during which he scored 16,213 international runs with 31 centuries in 357 matches. In a 402-match first-class career from 1973-74 to 1993-94, he scored 28,663 runs at an average of over 53 with 80 centuries and 139 half-centuries.
When Australian cricket fan Luke Gillian last visited Pakistan in 1998. Gillian is back in Pakistan with a small troupe of Australian super fans, dubbed the “Fanatics”, on their first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century — and has been blown away by the welcome they have received. These days everyone wants a selfie.
India batting great Sunil Gavaskar said he did not consider Warne, who took 708 test wickets to sit behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800) in the overall list, as the greatest spinner of all time.
2022 ICC Women’s World Cup: India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 107 runs in their opening game of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup in Mount Maunganui on Sunday to start their campaign in the best way possible.
To celebrate Australia’s first Test series in Pakistan in 24 years, the Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket Australia announced the introduction of the Benaud-Qadir Trophy. This will be a perpetual Trophy and will be presented at the end of each men’s Test series played between the Pakistan and Australia cricket teams. The first match will be played on March 4 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Putting up a magnificent performance, Lahore Qalandars on Sunday thrashed Multan Sultans by 42 runs, bagging their first-ever Pakistan Super League (PSL) title. Defending a 181-run target at the Gaddafi Stadium, Qalandars won the final match by 42 runs successfully. Lahore’s win also means that all six PSL franchises have now won the elusive trophy—at least once.
Fireworks during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Stadium on February 20, 2022. (Image EPA)
Amanda and Cindy Moss embrace on arrival at Sydney’s International Airport as Australia reopened its orders to fully vaccinated travellers on February 21, 2022. (Image Getty)
“We’ll take the match against India as just another match and will try to build momentum and take it forward from there,” says Bismah Maroof who led Pakistan for New Zealand to play in the ICC Women’s World Cup.
China’s capital gears up to host the Olympic Games on Friday. More than 1,000 torchbearers will carry the flame through competition areas in Beijing and the neighbouring city of Zhangjiakou – hosting events such as cross-country skiing and ski jumping – before the opening ceremony on Friday.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5 to win the Australian Open men’s single final on day fourteen in Melbourne. Image courtesy: AP
Former Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza, one of India’s most celebrated sports stars, has announced she will retire from tennis after 2022.
New Zealand Cricket called off an upcoming tour of Australia on Wednesday, 11 days before the scheduled first match, because of strict Covid-19 quarantine requirements.
Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of India men’s Test team. The 33-year-old, who stopped leading India’s limited-overs sides last year, had led the Test side since 2015. Only South Africa’s Graeme Smith and Australia legends Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting have won more men’s Tests as captain than Kohli
Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic flew out of Australia on Sunday after a court upheld the government’s decision to cancel his visa, capping days of drama over the country’s COVID-19 entry rules and his unvaccinated status. (Image courtesy: AFP)
Usman Khawaja scores century in comeback Test as Australia declare on 416-8 on day two at SCG
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing the curtain down on a career spanning nearly two decades in the national team with whom he won the Champions Trophy in 2017.
Tunisia makes FIFA Arab Cup final after last-gasp win over Egypt
The West Indies cricket team has arrived in Pakistan for their limited-overs tour of the country. West Indies arrived in Karachi, the venue for the entire tour.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen snatched his first Formula 1 world title by beating Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling finale to the season in Abu Dhabi
For the first time in 26 years, Roger Federer and Venus Williams will both be missing when Wimbledon begins on Monday. While Serena lter reealed that she’d been offered and accepted a wildcard, Venus and Federer weren’t in the same boat. Federer has always maintained that he wouldn’t be ready in time for Wimbledon after a third knee surgery last year.
6th Dec 2022
England pulled off a thrilling 74-run victory over Pakistan after an absorbing day five of the first Test in Rawalpindi. An inspired bowling performance from seamers James Anderson and Ollie Robinson forced a remarkable victory to move into a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.
10th Dec 2022
Pakistan debutant Abrar Ahmed mesmerised England on Friday, grabbing five wickets as the visitors reached 180-5 at lunch on the opening day of the second Test in Multan. The 24-year-old — nicknamed “Harry Potter” by friends because he wears glasses similar to those of the fictional boy wizard — spun magic of his own after England won the toss and decided to bat on a turning pitch. (Image Reuters)