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Khalid Hussain
KARACHI: Shahid Afridi believes that Pakistan’s Twenty20 team is showing rapid improvement, adding that he expects it to peak at next year’s ICC World Twenty20 championship in India.
Having failed in their bid to win the coveted title during the ...
 
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MELBOURNE: New Australia captain Steven Smith will seek counsel from former skipper Ricky Ponting on how to lead the team and be its best batsman in a period of transition.
Smith will take the reins of the one-day team for the first time in a ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Thursday elected Brig (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokar as its new president in its congress held in Islamabad.
National senior team head coach Shahnaz Sheikh resigned on the occasion. ...
 
 
Abdul Mohi Shah
ISLAMABAD: Shahbaz Ahmed Senior, the only Hilal-e-Imtiaz recipient in the game of hockey, has been appointed advisor to Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Brig (Retd) Khalid Khokhar.
‘The News’ has learnt that the decision regarding ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket on Thursday announced details of upcoming tours involving Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, as the Black Caps seek to capitalise on their stirring run to the World Cup final.
The international action over the New ...
 
 

KARACHI: With a historic treble against Sri Lanka earlier this summer and the announcement of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL), things are looking good for Pakistan cricket.
Former Test cricketer Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu, also a former ...
 
 

LONDON: Worcestershire have replaced their overseas star Saeed Ajmal with West Indies pace bowler Shannon Gabriel in a late toss of the dice intended to save their First Division status.
Ajmal’s impact has been limited since he was forced to ...
 
 

COLOMBO: India and Sri Lanka were left to ponder the behaviour of an unusually greenish wicket as they delayed naming their line-ups for the decisive final Test starting in Colombo on Friday (today).
The traditionally high-scoring pitch at the ...
 
 

DURBAN: AB de Villiers returned to form with a brisk half-century which helped South Africa to complete a 62-run win and a 2-1 series victory over New Zealand on Wednesday night.
Captain De Villiers blasted 64 from 48 balls to lead the Proteas ...
 
 

ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Tina Trstenjak won Slovenia’s first ever world title as Japan continued to dominate the world championships in Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Trstenjak beat reigning champion Clarisse Agbegnenou in the under-63kg final to gain ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui assured England’s top boxer Amir Khan that the government would fully back him in his mission to establish an academy in Karachi.
Amir met Shoaib at his office on Thursday and discussed with him ...
 
 

DUBAI: South Africa claimed third position on the ICC ODI Rankings following their 2-1 success over New Zealand in the recently concluded series, while their wrist-spinner Imran Tahir returned to the top three of the ICC Player Rankings for ODI ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan women’s cricket team is scheduled to tour the West Indies from October 14 to November 2 for four One-day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20 Internationals.
Three of the four ODIs in the rubber are part of the ICC ODI Women’s ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Pakistan made a disappointing start in the preliminaries of the Asian Boxing Championship in Bangkok when on Thursday Mohibullah lost to Syria’s Al Masri Hussain on points in a 49 kg fight.
“Mohib was the fittest of the Pakistan lot ...
 
 

NEW HAVEN, United States: Four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki had to battle past Roberta Vinci Wednesday to book her quarter-final berth at the WTA hardcourt tennis tournament in New Haven.
Denmark’s Wozniacki, seeded third this year in the US ...
 
 

KARACHI: While heavy rains washed out a couple of matches during Pakistan Panthers Veterans cricket team’s tour of England, they spent a day at the historic Lord’s cricket ground.
According to the information made available by the Pakistan ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi will visit Pakistan’s disabled cricketers training camp on Friday (today) here at National Stadium.
The disabled cricketers are training for the ICRC International Cricket Tournament for People with ...
 
 

KARACHI: Sindh Throwball Association (STA) will be organising the sixth Culligan Girls Senior and Junior throwball events here at The City School (D K Campus) from September 8 to 12.
As many as 38 teams of schools, colleges and universities from ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Pakistan Handball Federation (PHF) on Thursday organised an exhibition handball match between National Club Youth and Sohaib Club Youth in Faisalabad in connection with the celebrations of the Asian handball day. Sohaib Club won the match ...
 
 
Syed Khalid Mahmood
KARACHI: The silver jubilee edition of the National Bridge Championship would be held in November in Karachi or Islamabad, Gulzar Bilal, Pakistan Bridge Federation (PBF) secretary, informed ‘The News’ here on Thursday.
The Bridge Nationals ...
 
 

MILAN: Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli claims he has left his childish ways behind and is ready to knuckle down at AC Milan as he bids to fulfil his dying father’s wish of playing for Italy again.
Balotelli’s return to the Rossoneri on a ...
 
 

BEIJING: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt easily outstripped American rival Justin Gatlin to claim his fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday and complete a rousing sprint double in Beijing.
Bolt clocked a world-leading 19.55 seconds to beat Gatlin ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Pakistan’s Israr Ahmed became the new Asian junior squash champion as he won the 22nd Asian Junior Squash Individual Championship in Iran on Thursday.
Second seed Israr defeated top seed Ng Eain Yow of Malaysia 7-11, 11-7, 13-11, 8-11, ...
 
 

PARIS: A Wayne Rooney hat-trick fired Manchester United back into the group stage of the Champions League with a 4-0 win, 7-1 on aggregate, in their play-off second leg at Club Brugge on Wednesday as Lazio crashed 3-0 at Bayer Leverkusen, 3-1 on ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Aqeel Khan and and Yasir Khan won their matches on the final day of PTF Masters Invitational Tennis event on the hard courts of Pakistan Sport Complex, Islamabad, on Thursday.
Aqeel defeated Abid Ali Akbar 6-4, 6-0, 7-6(2) to clinch ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Polish partner Mariusz Fyrstenberg moved into the quarter-finals of Winston Salem Open in the United States on Thursday.
Unseeded Aisam and Mariusz, ranked 46th and 48th, respectively, defeated ...