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Imran’s contract with World Series Cricket was for three years

ISLAMABAD: According to an email received by the PTI chairman from the director of the World Series Cricket, Imran Khan’s contract with the cricketing league was for three years As per an email from Austin Robertson, the Director of the World Series Cricket founded by Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer, a Pakistani journalist contacted him twice…

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Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas celebrating 70th birthday today

ISLAMABAD: Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas, who  was born July 24, 1947 in Sialkot, is celebrating his 70th birthday today (Monday). One of Pakistan’s most stylish, elegant batsman with timing and precision as his strengths mainly, and a high bat lift, Abbas made his Test debut for Pakistan in October 1969 against New Zealand at Karachi….

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Worcestershire’s Whiteley hits six sixes in an over

Headingley: Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley hit six sixes in an over on Sunday to join a select group who’ve performed the feat in senior cricket. Whiteley struck Yorkshire left-arm spinner Karl Carver for six sixes — a total of 36 runs — during the 16th over of Worcestershire’s innings in an English Twenty20 match at Headingley. But…

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Neymar to stay with Barcelona, claims team mate

Madrid : Brazilian superstar striker Neymar will stay with Barcelona, according to teammate Gerard Pique, who posted a Twitter message on the striker’s status Sunday. Spanish international defender Pique indicated the South American maestro would continue at Camp Nou by tweeting a photo of Neymar with the caption “He’s staying.” The message came hours after…

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England bat in Women’s World Cup final

London: England captain Heather Knight won the toss and elected to bat against India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Both teams were unchanged from their respective semi-final wins with England having narrowly beaten South Africa by two wickets, and India stunning reigning champions Australia by 36 runs on the back…

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Cricket: History awaits India in Women’s World Cup final

London: India have the chance to alter the course of cricket history when they face hosts England in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Since the tournament’s inception in 1973 — two years before the men’s World Cup started – it has been dominated by England and Australia, with New Zealand, in…

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Facing music: Captain Sana Mir may be dropped from team

ISLAMABAD: Sana Mir is likely to lose captaincy as well as her place in the team after Pakistan’s pathetic performance in the ICC Women World Cup in England. “She (Sana) failed to lead Pakistan in a proper way. Her own performance too was not satisfactory. The board is likely to take a decision next week…

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England requires to bat well to save 2nd test

Hashim Amla helped South Africa pile on the runs to leave England facing what would be a record-breaking chase in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. South Africa set England 474 to win after declaring their second innings on 343 for nine late on the third day. The most made by any side…

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Zimbabwe on top in Colombo Test

Sikandar Raza hit a gritty 97 not out to help Zimbabwe recover from a top-order collapse and stretch their second innings lead over Sri Lanka to 262 in the one-off Test on Sunday. The visitors were 252 for six at stumps on day three, with Raza and Malcolm Waller (57) putting on an unbeaten 107-run…

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Muguruza blows away Venus to take first Wimbledon crown

LONDON: An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges. In the first women’s final played under the Centre Court roof, a high-quality first set gradually built toward a captivating conclusion…

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Imad Wasim spends quality time with cancer patients at SKMH

LAHORE: Children being treated for cancer at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital got to spend quality time with Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim, who paid a visit to the hospital on Saturday. The all-rounder was quick to post pictures of his visit to the cancer hospital on Twitter, urging his fans to support child cancer…

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With Venus on horizon, Wimbledon spotlight shines on Konta

LONDON: The Wimbledon spotlight will shine brighter than ever on Britain’s Johanna Konta when she faces American veteran Venus Williams in thesemi-finals on Centre Court on Thursday. Sixth seed Konta finds herself the sole focus of the home nation’s hopes a day after men’s defending champion Andy Murray’s painful quarter-final exit. In what promises to…

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Briton transforms childhood tag into ‘extreme sport’

LONDON: A childhood game played in school playgrounds the world over, tag has been transformed by a British enthusiast into an extreme sport, attracting world athletes and a James Bond movie actor. Fast moves and dodging are essential in a game of “Chase Tag”, the new sport which sees players race around obstacles trying to…

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Lewis ton carries Windies to thumping win

Sabina park: Evin Lewis blazed his second hundred against India to lead the West Indies to a rampaging nine-wicket victory in the one-off T20 international at Sabina Park on Sunday. Replying to the tourists’ challenging total of 190 for six, Lewis stole the spotlight from returning local hero Chris Gayle with a blistering unbeaten 125…

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Ronaldinho and other stars depart from Pakistan

Lahore: Ronaldinho and other international players departs from Pakistan after playing two leisure league matches. Before his return, Ronaldinho tweeted that Pakistan is a peace loving country. He thanks Pakistan Army chief and expresses his wishes to return Pakistan again. Pakistan is peaceful & loving. Thanks #PakArmyChief Thanks #Pakistan See you again… @OfficialDGISPR @LeisureLeaguePK @wgtrunkwala1912…

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Services of Pakistan Army for sports

Pakistan’s armed forces are not only bravely fighting the anti-Pakistan elements but also playing their role in promoting sports in the country. Know more in this video report.

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World’s star footballes to meet Army Chief

Eight international soccer superstars, including former Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, will meet Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa after they land in Pakistan today. England’s David James and Dutch star George Boateng are also among the top former players to feature in exhibition games in Pakistan. Know more in this video report.

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Ronaldinho, seven other int’l footballers to arrive in Pakistan today

KARACHI: Eight international footballers, including former Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, are arriving in Pakistan today (Thursday). Brazilian football celebrity Ronaldinho will be accompanied by Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning teammate, Roberto Carlos, former French midfielder Robert Pires, France’s Nicolas Anelka, Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte, Holland’s George Boateng, England’s David James and former Manchester…

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Video: Nasir Jamshed’s wife parts ways with him

LAHORE: The tough times do not seem to end for Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed, as his wife Dr Samara has decided to part ways with him.  Nasir Jamshed, who was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons a couple of months ago on account of being the central figure in the infamous PSL match-fixing…

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Ramiz Raja’s statement on Dhoni angers Indian fans

Former Pakistan batsman and cricket commentator Ramiz Raja is under fire from Indian cricket fans after he questioned Dhoni’s salary after the ex-captain’s dismal performance against the West Indies. Dhoni’s slow paced innings against the West Indies in the fourth ODI did not do his side any good and rightfully so, invited criticism from Ramiz…

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Meet this little Boom Boom Afridi

Lyari’s little Shah Zain hoped to become Shahid Afridi of Pakistani cricket in future. Let’s meet this cricket prodigy with Sibt-e-Hassan.

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