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Wasim Akram bats for Ahmed Shehzad, rejects criticism

LAHORE: Former Pakistan fast bowler and Multan Sultans’ Director of Cricket Wasim Akram said on Tuesday that Ahmed Shehzad is still a match-winner regardless of whatever anyone said. Speaking to media personnel, the Sultan of Swing said that he didn’t understand why people were against Shehzad. “I don’t get why people criticise Ahmed Shehzad,” he…

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BPL 2017 Live Updates: Rajshahi Kings take on Khulna Titans; Dhaka Dynamites face Rangpur Riders today

DHAKA: In the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), two matches will be held today (Tuesday) at Shere Bangla National Stadium. The 23rd match of the event will be held between Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans while the 24th match will be played between Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders. The matches will be held at Shere Bangla…

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Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

PRAGUE: Emotional tributes poured in for former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna after she died at the age of 49 following a long battle with cancer. Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France’s Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a…

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England ‘very confident’ of Ashes success – Bayliss

Coach Trevor Bayliss says England are “very confident” of their chances in this week’s opening Ashes Test in Brisbane despite expecting Australia to hit hard from the start. The tourists have eased through three warm-up games leading into the first Gabba Test, but Australian Bayliss expects the intensity to spike against Steve Smith’s team with…

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Goffin shocks Federer, faces Dimitrov in ATP Finals decider

David Goffin shocked overwhelming favourite Roger Federer on Saturday in the last four of the ATP Finals and will face Grigor Dimitrov in a shootout for the title at the London season finale. Belgium’s Goffin had never previously beaten the Swiss 19-time Grand Slam champion in six attempts and was in deep trouble after losing…

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Cycling passion fires up Haleema of Peshawar

Peshawar’s Haleema is quite passionate about her cycling. With the same fire of passion, she won several awards in a small age. She has high hopes and objectives to attain in future. Know more about her in Fatima Naazish’s report from Peshawar.

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Federer serene as pretenders dream at ATP Finals

Roger Federer will walk out on court for his 14th semi at the ATP Finals against David Goffin on Saturday as the hot favourite, with the Swiss veteran bidding for a seventh end-of-season title. In the absence of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the event at London’s O2 Arena was billed as a potential showdown…

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Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time

Former world number one Andy Murray announced Friday he has split with coach Ivan Lendl for the second time as he works towards regaining full fitness for the 2018 season. The 30-year-old Scot has enjoyed all of his Grand Slam success under the guidance of Lendl, securing a second Wimbledon title last year and another…

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Aussies in ‘confusion’ ahead of Ashes – Warne

Spin legend Shane Warne says Australia are in a state of “confusion” heading into the Ashes series, with England primed for a first Gabba Test boilover. Even amid the massive distraction of the Ben Stokes assault saga, Warne believes it’s the tourists who no longer hold any fears about an unsettled Australian cricket team. The…

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Mustafa Kamal speaks out against non-selection of Balochistan players in PSL

KARACHI: PSP Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal criticised the decision to neglect Baloch players and not select them for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League, on Wednesday. In a video message, the PSP chief said that while the PSL was a welcome edition in the country, it was disappointing that not one Baloch player…

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‘Change Quetta Gladiators’ name if you’re not including Baloch cricketers in PSL’

QUETTA: Cricket associations of Balochistan were infuriated over the non-inclusion of local Balochi cricketers in Quetta Gladiators, SAMAA TV reported on Wednesday. Cricket associations of Balochistan were furious at the non-inclusion of Baloch players in the Pakistan Super League edition 3. “If you cannot include local Baloch cricketers in the Pakistan Super League then change…

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Shoaib Malik’s loving tweet for Sania Mirza on her birthday

DUBAI: India’s famous tennis star Sania Mirza is celebrating her 31st birthday today (Wednesday). Her husband and Pakistan’s ace cricketer Shoaib Malik gave a loving gift to his wife in form a Twitter message. The cricketer tweets, “Here’s to wishing my beautiful wife a magical birthday. Missing you.” Sania Mirza is the six-time Grand Slam…

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BPL 2017: Dhaka Dynamites take on Khulna Titans; Comilla Victorians face Chittagong Vikings today

DHAKA: There are two Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches scheduled for today (Tuesday). Dhaka Dynamites will take on Khulna Titans whereas Comilla Victorians will face Chittagong Vikings. The matches will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Hang on  BPL 2017 2nd T20 Match COV vs CHV Live Score Update Dhaka Dynamites Squad: Shakib Al…

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Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal announces retirement

LAHORE: Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal announced on Monday that he was retiring from all forms of cricket. In an interview with Wisden India, Ajmal said that it was time for him to pull up his socks since he ‘did not want to be a burden on any team’. “This national event is my last tournament…

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Tour Finals fair for all, says Federer amid clay talk

Roger Federer has dismissed Rafael Nadal’s claim that it would be fairer if the ATP Tour Finals were played on clay courts.  As the world’s most formidable player on clay, Nadal has in the past suggested it would be better if the season-ending Tour Finals at least occasionally took place on his preferred surface. The…

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina. “Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great. We are all very happy,” the beaming 32-year-old footballer wrote on Twitter,…

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Video: Pakistani cricketers’ earnings over past 4 years disclosed

LAHORE: Watch this video to have a better understanding of how much Pakistani cricketers have earned during the past 4 years and how much has PCB spent on them.  According to records, Asad Shafiq has earned the most among the players.

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‘Asian Bradman’ Zaheer Abbas appointed Peshawar Zalmi President

Cricket legend and former Pakistani batting great Zaheer Abbas has joined Peshawar Zalmi as their president, it was revealed on Friday.  Twitter posts from Peshawar Zalmi’s official account contained statements from Javed Afridi welcoming the former cricketer who is referred to as the ‘Asian Bradman’. “I would like to welcome Mr. Zaheer Abbas into the…

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Chris Gayle makes a unique offer for defamation story

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has made a unique offer to tell the story of his defamation case to the highest bidder–and the bid begins at $420,000.  Promising potential buyers that the story was ‘like a movie’ Gayle said that he would tell what went behind the defamation case. “I have a very interested successful story…

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Anderson replaces Stokes as England vice-captain

ADELAIDE: England’s record bowler James Anderson was named as vice-captain for the Ashes series against Australia on Friday, replacing Ben Stokes who is suspended and under investigation over a nightclub brawl. Anderson, 35, who has 506 Test wickets, was promoted as understudy to captain Joe Root ahead of fellow paceman Stuart Broad and ex-skipper Alastair…

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England supremo Strauss eager for Stokes ‘clarity’

England chief Andrew Strauss has admitted the ongoing absence of Ben Stokes from the tour of Australia is a “blow” to the team but said the all-rounder’s future involvement in the Ashes was largely out of his hands.  Joe Root’s squad left England without vice-captain Stokes who remains at home awaiting the outcome of a…

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