Pakistan’s first Freestyle Wrestling League to be named Pro Dangal League

KARACHI:Pakistan will be hosting its very first freestyle wrestling league in later this year. The organizers, however, have said that Covid-19 situation will allow whether to host the event or not. The League is owned by Pakistan’s sports management company Strawberry Sports Management while Pakistan Wrestling Federation will give technical assistance. The League will feature top most players of freestyle wrestlingRead More…

Abbottabad clinches NBP Blind T-20 Trophy title

KARACHI:Abbottabad claimed the Grade-2 NBP Blind cricket trophy after defeating host city Karachi here on Friday at TMC Cricket Ground. Both finalist teams were unbeaten in the group stage and showcased some stunning performances in all three departments. Karachi won the toss and elected to field first. Abbottabad’s openers captain Riasat Khan and Naeem Ullah displayed a solid partnership of 179 for the first wickeRead More…

Match officials for HBL PSL 2021 confirmed

KARACHI:The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced match officials for the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021, which will be held in Karachi and Lahore from 20 February to 22 March. Aleem Dar, Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires will join seven member of the PCB Elite Panel of Umpires to share umpiring responsibilities. These seven local umpires are Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob (PCB Read More…

South Africa looks to level arrears in Lahore

KARACHI:South Africa, ruing the narrow three-run loss in the opening T20I against Pakistan, will be desperate to make amends when they clash again in the second match in Lahore on Saturday, 13 February. Despite being a new-look side led by Henrich Klassen, the Proteas have the potential of taking on a team of Pakistan’s calibre. They showed exactly that when putting up a gutsy fightback in the first match and almostRead More…

PCB confirms Super League fixtures against South Africa

KARACHI:Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the schedule of their April series against South Africa during which they will play three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches. In addition to the three ODIs, which will count towards automatic qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan will also play four T20Is. The Pakistan men’s national cricket team will depart for JohannesburgRead More…

Road blockages for cricket match be avoided: NFEH

KARACHI: The National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) has demanded that the government should not order complete closure of so many roads in Karachi at a time for the sake of a cricket match as the resultant situation causes immense hardships to the motorists as the roads leading up to major hospitals also stand closed. In a statement issued here on Friday, NFEH President Naeem Qureshi said that the closure Read More…

Shabbir, Munir occupy top spot in Sindh Golf Open on opening day

KARACHI: Muhammad Shabbir and Muhammad Munir have scored identical five under par 67 to jointly occupy first position on the opening day of Jubilee Insurance 22nd Sindh Open Golf Championship, which carries a prize purse of Rs3 million, here Friday at the Arabian Sea Country Club. The three-day 54 holes championship attracted 102 professional golfers including all top golfers of the country. There were also 10 amateRead More…

Haris Sohail’s century keeps Balochistan alive in Pakistan Cup

KARACHI: Captain Haris Sohail scored an unbeaten 109 to lead Balochistan to a six-wicket win over Central Punjab in the eighth-round match of the Pakistan Cup here at the State Bank Stadium on Friday. The victory has kept alive Balochistan’s hopes of a semi-final berth as they now have six points from eight games, they still need to win both their remaining matches and improve their net run-rate for a possible shot Read More…

Bilawal appoints office-bearers of PPP AJK allied wings

KARACHI:Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has appointed following office-bearers of allied wings of PPP AJK with immediate effect.   Labour Wing:   Syed Shujat Kazmi (President)   Sardar Javaid Khan (General Secretary)   III. Rafiq Gorsi (Secretary Information)   Human Rights Wing:   Sahabzada Mehmood Ahmed Adv (PresidentRead More…

Imran Butt named in 17-player Test squad

KARACHI:Pakistan captain Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq have been ruled out of the first Test starting in Mount Maunganui from 26 December, while the tour selection committee has named prolific domestic run-scorer Imran Butt in the 17-player squad.   Babar had fractured his right thumb a day after Imam had fractured his left thumb during training sessions in Queenstown last week. Both are yet to return Read More…