newsdailyFebruary 22, 2021


Quetta Gladiators had an awful start to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six’s campaign as they experienced a heavy defeat in the opening fixture against defending champions Karachi Kings. Sarfaraz Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators will have the opportunity today to put some points on the table against Lahore Qalandars in match four of PSL 6, who got off to a brilliant start in the competition by winning against Peshawar Zalmi yesterday.

Gladiators looked rusty in all departments of the game as they were wrapped up by Kaings for just 121 while they couldn’t manage to fight back with the ball. However, one positive sign for Gladiators was Mohammad Hasnain’s spell, who looked sharped and were clocking around 145+ kph. The youngster will be hoping to get some support from other bowlers.

The two teams have faced each other 10 times, sharing an equal win-loss ratio at 5-each. However, Qalandars seem to be the dominating side in the recent past as they had defeated Gladiators in both games last season.

Two platinum stars of both the teams, Rashid Khan and Chris Gayle, will be playing their last match for their respective franchises in the sixth edition today to meet country’s international duties. The runner-ups of 2020 edition will have their hopes pinned on the duo, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez, once again. The two were instrumental in team’s victory in the first match.

newsdailyFebruary 18, 2021


Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (WKF) Secretary Rana Mohammad Sarwar on Wednesday announced that the country will host the Kabaddi World Cup in 2024 and Asia Kabaddi Cup in 2022, The News reported. “We have been given the right to host the World Cup in 2024 and the Asia Cup in 2022. This is indeed a great news for Pakistan and for kabaddi fans in the country,” Sarwar said.

He added that the country’s win in the 2020 World Cup was key to attaining hosting rights. “Now Pakistan is a big power in the kabaddi world and that is evident from our successful bid for both the major events to be hosted in the country within the next three years,” Sarwar said.

The PKF official also announced to hold international matches between Pakistan and India near Kartarpur Corridor in coming years. “It is also a big development for Pakistan and Indian Punjab kabaddi fans,” he said. “We are planning to host international matches between the two countries on the premises of Kartarpur Corridor for the sake of fans emerging from both sides.”

According to Geo news, Sarwar acknowledged PKF President Ch. Shafay Hussain’s efforts in making these events a big success. “Our president is making all-out efforts to make these events worth remembering. He has already started his efforts in this regard.”

While appreciating Pakistan Olympic Association and Pakistan Sports Board for their support in recent times, the PKF secretary said that without them, organising such big events was not possible.

newsdailyNovember 16, 2020


Karachi: The final match of PSL 5 will be played between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars tomorrow at National Stadium Karachi. These two cities have the biggest fanbases and cultural rivalry will lock horns for a chance to lift the prestigious trophy for the first time. Before the start of the tournament, no one was hoping that Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars will face each other in the end.

Mainly Qalandars, who lost their first three matches and the fans were again wondering if they would again finish last just like the previous four seasons.

On the other hand, Kings’ journey has been a roller-coaster ride till the final bowl of their qualifier against Multan Sultans. Kings had a stigma on not going through as they qualified every time for the playoffs in the last four seasons but couldn’t reach the final, however, on the other hand, Qalandars finished at the last and couldn’t taste the flavor of knockouts. Ary sports reported.

That’s all past and both these teams have played a good amount of cricket to reach this stage. Kings claiming a win against Sultans in a super-over thriller while Qalandars outclassing both Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans in Eliminators.

The rest of the tournament is over. Both teams begin anew, knowing they only need 40 good overs. And maybe a Super Over.

newsdailyNovember 9, 2020


Rawalpindi: Ahsan Raza has become the first on-field umpire by officiating 50 twenty20 internationals a milestone he achieved during the second match of the series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Pindi Stadium. Ahsan even has more T20 matches as compared to  Aleem Dar (47). England’s Ian Gould has so far officiated 37 matches and comes next to Aleem. Speaking on his achievement, Ahsan said he had never thought of becoming the first umpire to complete the 50th milestone. Thanking Pakistan Cricket Board for putting him at the forefront in the home series, he also thanked ICC for reposing trust in his abilities.

newsdailyNovember 9, 2020


Karachi: Sindh batsman Asad Shafiq has been fined a 20 percent match fee for a level 1 offence relating to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during his side’s first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Northern at the UBL Sports Complex.

According to PCB, The incident happened on Sunday (the third day of the match) when Asad showed obvious disappointment and verbally questioned the umpiring decision when he was given out LBW in the 15th over of Sindh’s second innings.

Asad was reported by on-field umpires Faisal Afridi and Saqib Khan at the end of third day’s play for violating article 2.8 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

Asad accepted the charge and the sanction handed out by match referee Mohammad Anees hence there was no need for a formal hearing.

newsdailyOctober 10, 2019


Inexperienced Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep of their Twenty20 series over world primary Pakistan on Wednesday with a 13-run victory in Lahore. Chasing a modest 148-run target, Pakistan have been on path for victory with Haris Sohail’s 50-ball 52 with four boundaries and a six but leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga turned the tables with 3-21 to restriction pakistan to 134-6 in 20 overs.

Hasaranga had Sohail stumped inside the 16th over after which dismissed Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (16-ball 17) within the 18th to present Sri Lanka victory on a match day designated as Pink Day for breast cancers consciousness. Oshada Fernando struck a high-quality 48-ball 78 with three sixes and eight boundaries — the highest with the aid of a Sri Lankan player on T20I debut — to boost Sri Lanka to 147-7 of their 20 overs.

Jehan Mubarak and Danushka Gunathilaka — who both scored 46 each— had held the previous record for most runs on Twenty20 debut for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s victory — their first-ever Twenty20 series whitewash — became accomplished despite missing ten in their top gamers, including regular Twenty20 skipper Lasith Malinga, who refused to tour Pakistan over security fears. However that did not hurt Sri Lanka as they staged a super comeback after losing the one-day collection 2-0 via winning the first two matches of the T20 series through sixty four and 35 runs respectively.

Earlier than this, Pakistan’s most effective Twenty20 whitewash was on the fingers of Britain in United Arab Emirates in 2015. Pakistan’s begin turned into yet again disastrous as they misplaced aggressive opener Fakhar Zaman off the primary ball of their innings, bowled by Kasun Rajitha for nought. Babar Azam (32-ball 27) and Sohail brought seventy six for the second one wicket but Sri Lanka implemented the brakes as barriers dried up.

Iftikhar Ahmed hit a six and a boundary in his 17 however goals of 37 off the remaining overs and 28 in the final were beyond Pakistan. Earlier, Sri Lanka rode on a high-quality maiden half-century by using Fernando who held the innings together after Sri Lanka misplaced two wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs. They then slumped to 58-4 with Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the megastar of the second match, falling for simply 3.

Fernando repaired the damage with a combating seventy six-run stand for the 5th wicket with skipper Dasun Shanaka who made 12. Pakistan had been once again sloppy within the field, dropping as many as 4 catches at the same time as Sarfaraz spurned a stumping hazard at the back of the wicket.

Paceman Mohammad Amir, who went wicket-less in the first two matches, finished with 3-27. Sri Lanka’s tour furthered Pakistan’s efforts to revive international cricket in the country, suspended after terror assaults on the same team in march 2009. For the reason that then Pakistan have hosted a World XI, Sri Lanka (both in 2017) and West Indies last year.

newsdailySeptember 16, 2019


London – england crushed australia with the aid of one hundred thirty five runs inside the fifth and final ashes take a look at on sunday to level the collection at 2-2, finishing their historic world cup-prevailing season on a excessive. Victory for the house facet at the oval means the ashes series leads to a draw for the primary time due to the fact 1972, although holders australia preserve the urn.

The tourists, chasing an not likely 399 to win in a shade underneath days, clung on past due into the nighttime session on the fourth day before sooner or later collapsing because the shadows lengthened in south london. Australia, 2-1 up going into the fit, have been bidding to win their first ashes collection in england considering 2001 however were denied by way of the fired-up hosts, with paceman jofra archer named man of the in shape for his six first-innings wickets.

“a excellent overall performance,” said england captain joe root. “i thought we had been fantastic. To bounce back from a completely tough emotional week, to return and play in the way we have, the crew has man or woman in abundance.

“this become greater of a template of a way to play shifting ahead. It is a step in the right path. I’m very pleased with all and sundry’s effort during the summer.”

stuart broad struck early to dispose of openers marcus harris and david warner however while former captain steve smith become on the crease, australia retained a faint desire of victory. However while ben stokes dived to his left at leg slip to catch smith for 23, giving broad his third wicket of the innings, england knew they’d eliminated the biggest obstacle of their victory charge. Smith, who scored an extraordinary 774 runs in only seven innings, was out for a rating of much less than fifty for the primary time inside the collection.

The oval crowd gave him a standing ovation as he walked returned to the dressing room inside the september sunshine, with australia in deep hassle at 85-four within the post-lunch session. Matthew wade provided courageous resistance, scoring 117 as archer cranked his accelerate to ninety five miles-in line with-hour inside the night daylight, eye-balling the australian batsman in an attempt to intimidate him.

Occasional bowler root eventually were given his guy, luring him ahead as jonny bairstow whipped off the bails. Left-arm spinner jack leach removed nathan lyon and josh hazlewood in successive balls to stop the match, two months after england gained the one-day world cup for the first time. Large and leach both finished with four wickets.

“‘ve got multiple regrets, beginning with the toss, however after which you’ve were given to present credit to england, they outplayed us here,” said australia captain tim paine.

“no question these days has placed a bit of a dampener on it,” he brought. “there are a few combined emotions but from where this institution has come from to return to england and keep the ashes is still a large deal. It hadn’t been achieved given that 2001.”

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in advance, england introduced 16 runs to their overnight tally, with archer and leach the ultimate guys out. Large then pounded in, roared on via a packed crowd, decreasing australia to 29-2. Warner, who lower back to worldwide cricket in june after a 12-month ban for ball-tampering, scored just 95 runs in 10 innings and became brushed off with the aid of extensive seven times. Warner’s dismissal added smith to the crease and he opened his account with a sweet pressure via the covers for 4 off archer but this time he could not locate the magic.

The go out of smith, also banned over the ball-tampering scandal, led to one or two isolated boos but they had been drowned out by way of applause from the crowd in appreciation of his run-scoring feats. Smith become named australia’s man of the collection while stokes gained the award for england.

“it meant loads to have that reception from the gang these days,” said smith.

“it’s been an wonderful couple of months with the world cup and the ashes, the cricket has been incredible.”

the vacationers won the first take a look at at edgbaston and the fourth at old trafford even as stokes stimulated england to victory in the 1/3 test at headingley. The second match, at lord’s, was drawn.

newsdailySeptember 15, 2019


India defeated bangladesh via 5 runs in colombo on saturday to win the 2019 version of the u19 asia cup. India, electing to bat first, were brushed off for 106 in 32. 4 overs with best batsmen scoring in double figures. Karan lal become the top scorer for the aspect with 37 off forty three deliveries with three fours and a six to his call.

Dhruv jurel made 33 off 37 balls after hitting obstacles and a most. Shamim hossain turned into the stand out performer with the ball as he completed with figures of 3-eight in his six overs at the same time as mrittunjoy chowdhury additionally took 3 wickets.

Bangladesh, in chase of 107-run goal, had been dismissed for one zero one in 33 overs after their pinnacle order did not offer any resistance to the indian bowlers. Skipper akbar ali scored 23 off 36 deliveries with the help of boundaries. Mrittunjoy chowdhury made 21 off 26 balls with fours and a six to his call. Athurva ankolekar completed with figures of 5-28 in his eight overs while akash singh bagged three wickets.

newsdailySeptember 13, 2019


Asia society introduced that it will be honouring veteran pakistani cricketer sana mir with the asia sport changer award. The pakistani spinner will obtain the award in new york on october 24.

“our 2019 asia game changers are ladies who have truely championed gender equality even as making widespread contributions to society and social systems inside their domestic international locations,” asia society president and ceo josette sheeran stated as quoted by means of the society’s internet site. “they’re inspiring dealers of change who’re constructing a higher world – for women and for each person – by converting the rules, converting the game, and challenging all and sundry to follow their lead.”

asia society said that mir is known as one of the international’s quality cricketers and has championed ladies’s participation inside the male-ruled game. Mir stated she was honestly humbled to receive the accolade. Mir is presently ranked 5th in the icc women’s odi bowling rankings and is the only pakistani lady to have occupied the primary spot.

newsdailySeptember 12, 2019


On-screen character Mehwish Hayat is speaking to Pakistan at the US Open, where she has met various superstars, including artist Nick Jonas.

Hayat communicated her enjoyment in the wake of gathering American TV host and entertainer Hasan Minhaj and shared an image with him on Instagram on Wednesday.

“‪It was such a delight to be welcomed by the Emirates to speak to Pakistan at the US Open Finals and to rub shoulders with worldwide famous people, for example, Hasan Minhaj,” she composed.

The Load Wedding star is an enthusiast of Minhaj’s Netflix show and his blunt suppositions.

Loyalist Act with Hasan Minhaj is a novel parody arrangement where the host features worldwide issues, and discussions about legislative issues and culture in his particular way.

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