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 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.

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