Category: Sports

Shahid Afridi revealed as tournament ambassador for Men’s T20 World Cup 2024
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Shahid Afridi revealed as tournament ambassador for Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Dubai, May 24 : Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi was revealed as the newest tournament ambassador for the epic ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in West Indies and USA. He joins an illustrious group of ambassadors, featuring India stalwart Yuvraj Singh, ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle and the fastest man on Earth Usain Bolt. Afridi is...

Ricky Ponting reveals approach for India coaching job
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Ricky Ponting reveals approach for India coaching job

New Delhi, May 23 : Australia legend Ricky Ponting was approached during the IPL about whether he would be interested in the India coaching position set to be left vacant by Rahul Dravid. Ponting just finished his seventh season as coach of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League and the former Australian captain...

Bangladesh rope in Mushtaq Ahmed to coaching staff ahead of T20 World Cup
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Bangladesh rope in Mushtaq Ahmed to coaching staff ahead of T20 World Cup

Dhaka, Apr 16: Bangladesh have added former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed to their coaching staff ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Mushtaq will join the Bangladesh Men’s team as the spin bowling coach ahead of the T20I series against Zimbabwe and will continue in the role until the end of the ICC...

Nepal star Dipendra Singh Airee makes history with six sixes in an over
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Nepal star Dipendra Singh Airee makes history with six sixes in an over

Al Amerat (Oman), Apr 13: Nepal all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee became the third batter to hit six sixes in an over in T20Is. Nepal’s 24-year-old all-rounder smashed six sixes in an over in the ACC Men’s T20I Premier Cup clash against Qatar in Al Amerat on Saturday. Airee joined Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard to...

Pakistan shuffles team management for New Zealand series
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Pakistan shuffles team management for New Zealand series

Karachi, Apr 9: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced several coaching changes ahead of the upcoming home T20I series against New Zealand, in preparation for T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies. Former international all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has been unveiled as the new head coach, and will be joined by Mohammad...

IPL 2024: Punjab Kings look to upset Sunrisers Hyderabad’s dominance
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IPL 2024: Punjab Kings look to upset Sunrisers Hyderabad’s dominance

Mullanpur, April 8: The stage is set for an exciting clash as Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad gear up to face each other at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. With Hyderabad holding the advantage with 14 wins out of 21 matches, they will aim to maintain their dominance. However, Punjab...

IPL 2024: SRH, CSK look to secure crucial win
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IPL 2024: SRH, CSK look to secure crucial win

Hyderabad, April 4: In the upcoming IPL 2024 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday, both teams will be looking to secure a crucial victory. Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by Pat Cummins, have shown glimpses of their potential with some impressive performances, despite having...

Ex J&K Sports Council employees seek LG’s intervention for pension disbursal
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Ex J&K Sports Council employees seek LG’s intervention for pension disbursal

  Jammu, Mar 24: The former employees of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council on Sunday sought intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for early disbursal of the pension of which they are deprived. Notably, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is also president of J&K Sports Council. As per handout issued by the J&K Sports Council Welfare...

PCB expresses deep sorrow over Shaharyar Khan’s death
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PCB expresses deep sorrow over Shaharyar Khan’s death

Lahore, Mar 23:  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expressed deep sorrow over the passing of former Chairman Shaharyar Khan. Khan, who served as Chairman for two terms and also worked as team manager for the Pakistan National Men’s team, passed away here on Friday at the age of 89. The PCB acknowledged his significant contributions...

Messi key in decision to remain Argentina boss
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Messi key in decision to remain Argentina boss

Washington, Mar 22: Lionel Scaloni said Thursday that talks with senior players, including Lionel Messi, had rekindled his enthusiasm to remain manager of Argentina’s national team after a year that he described as “difficult”. In November, Scaloni revealed he was considering leaving his job following the Albiceleste’s 1-0 victory over Brazil in their FIFA World...

Young Rituraj Gaekwad appointed new skipper of CSK, replaces iconic Dhoni
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Young Rituraj Gaekwad appointed new skipper of CSK, replaces iconic Dhoni

Chennai, Mar 21: Flamboyant young opener Rituraj Gaekwad was on Thursday evening appointed as the new captain of five-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the IPL 2024 edition. He takes over from iconic skipper M S Dhoni, who had led the team since its inception to five title wins, including in the last edition....

Bangladesh names squad for first Sri Lanka Test
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Bangladesh names squad for first Sri Lanka Test

Dhaka, Mar 18: Bangladesh has named a strong 15-member squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Sylhet, which begins on March 22. Wicketkeeper batter and former captain Litton Das returns to the Bangladesh Test side after he missed the previous series against New Zealand due to paternity leave. Litton, who was the captain...

15-year-old badminton sensation Tanvi bags Gold at SAC in Malaysia, PM Modi congratulates
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15-year-old badminton sensation Tanvi bags Gold at SAC in Malaysia, PM Modi congratulates

Hoshiarpur, Mar 18: In a spectacular display of skill and determination, 15-year-old badminton sensation Tanvi Sharma from Hoshiarpur in Punjab has captured the attention of the Nation by clinching a gold medal at the Senior Asian Championship (SAC) held in Malaysia. Prime Minister extended his heartfelt congratulations to the young athlete, recognizing her outstanding achievement...

Pakistan to host cricket tri-series after 20 years
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Pakistan to host cricket tri-series after 20 years

Islamabad, Mar 16 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it would host a one-day international (ODI) triangular series for the first time in 20 years, with New Zealand and South Africa set to tour the country in February 2025. A PCB statement revealed on Friday that the decision was made during a meeting between...

FIFA increases investment in football development to 2.25 billion USD
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FIFA increases investment in football development to 2.25 billion USD

Geneva, Mar 15: The FIFA Council unanimously approved the Annual Report 2023 and the increase of investment in football development to 2.25 billion U.S. dollars, the world football governing body announced on Thursday. FIFA confirmed that the budget for the 2023-2026 cycle is almost seven times as much as the investment in the development programs...

Pak announces New Zealand series ahead of T20 World Cup
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Pak announces New Zealand series ahead of T20 World Cup

Karachi, Mar 13 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that the New Zealand Men’s cricket team will visit the country in April for a five-match T20I series. The series will be played between 18 to 27 April, with the Blackcaps arriving in Pakistan on 14 April for sufficient training and practice sessions...

Ashwin reclaims No 1 position in ICC Men’s Test Bowling Rankings
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Ashwin reclaims No 1 position in ICC Men’s Test Bowling Rankings

Dubai, Mar 13 : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is back at the top of the ICC Men’s Test Bowling Rankings after finishing with a nine-wicket match haul in his 100th Test match. Ashwin returned hauls of four for 51 and five for 77 against England as India won by an innings and 64 runs in Dharamsala...

Jaiswal, Sutherland win ICC Players of Month Award for February
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Jaiswal, Sutherland win ICC Players of Month Award for February

Dubai, Mar 12 : Yashasvi Jaiswal won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award following a dominant series of batting performances as India battled back in February to secure series victory over England in the ICC World Test Championship. Meanwhile, Annabel Sutherland was named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month after her stunning...