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Salman Butt hopeful of Pakistan comeback; confident about form, fitness

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt continues to be hopeful of a second chance to play international cricket after impressive domestic form since his return from his spot-fixing ban. The 33-year-old said he is eager to represent Pakistan at the top level once again. “I want to utilise my form and fitness for Pakistan team. The motivation to play [international ... Read More »

Karachi: London mayor Sadiq Khan showcases batting skills at British High Commission

KARACHI : – Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who is on a Pakistan visit, displayed his batting skills at British High Commission in Karachi with players Sarfraz Ahmed and Mushtaq Ahmed. Grabbing the bat, the mayor stunned the people present on the occasion with some of his good shots. Pakistan’s cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed stood behind the wickets while Squash ... Read More »

Football: Man City players knocked over by wind: Mourinho

MANCHESTER (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has launched a pre-derby attack on Manchester City s players by claiming it only takes a “little bit of wind” for them to go to ground. Pep Guardiola s City travel to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to extend their eight-point advantage over second-place United at the top of the Premier League table. It ... Read More »

International Cricket Council to examine India pollution Test

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Medical experts are to examine whether India was right to hold a Test match against Sri Lanka during hazardous smog in New Delhi, the game’s world governing body said Friday. The controversy will also be discussed at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in February. “The ICC has noted the conditions in which the Delhi Test ... Read More »

Football: Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or award

PARIS (AFP) – Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d Or award for the year s best player on Thursday. The Real Madrid forward s second successive win drew him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballons d Or, after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with Brazilian Neymar third. The 32-year-old was the top-scorer in last season s ... Read More »

IPL spend could hit 96mn dollars as wage cap rises 20pc

IPL will let teams splurge up to 12 million dollars each on player salaries in 2018. NEW DELHI (AFP) – The Indian Premier League, one of the world’s richest sports competitions, will let teams splurge up to $12 million each on player salaries in 2018, an increase of 20 percent. After a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, the IPL ... Read More »

Shadab Khan suffers groin injury ahead of NZ tour

AHORE:– Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan is the latest entry in the list of injured cricketers as the 19-year-old has suffered a groin problem ahead of New Zealand tour. According to details, the injury is not of serious condition but the team management has sent him to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation without taking any risks. It is expected ... Read More »

Dubai to host Pakistan-India baseball series

LAHORE (APP) – The 1st Dubai Cup Pakistan-India Baseball Series 2017 will be held in Dubai in which two matches will be played on December 9 and 10. Speaking at a press conference held here at the National Hockey Stadium, Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB) president Syed Khawar Shah, flanked by Punjab Baseball Association (PBA) president Syed Shahryar Ali and PFB ... Read More »

Abdul Razzaq hints at playing PSL4

LAHORE  – Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has hinted at playing the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Razzaq said in an interview that his domestic team, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL), was eliminated from domestic cricket due to poor performance and that was the reason he could not continue playing on national level. The all-rounder told that ... Read More »

Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog. Medics on Monday urged cricket’s governing body to revise its rulebook after a Test match between India and Sri Lanka went ahead in ... Read More »

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