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June 24, 2017 11:44 AM Sana Mir ready for Women’s World Cup challenge

Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir thinks her team can take inspiration from the triumph of their male counterparts in the recently concluded 2017 Champions Trophy as they begin their World Cup campaign in England. Pakistan take on South Africa in their campaign opener on Sunday after delivering mixed results in the two warm-up games before 1

June 21, 2017 4:41 AM The Latest: Saudi royals to make pledge to new crown prince

Saudi King Salman has issued an order for high-ranking royals to pledge their allegiance to his son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, at a ceremony in Mecca. The order, carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, said the meeting would take place after a special prayer Wednesday night amid the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The order comes immediately 5

June 20, 2017 12:07 AM Champions Pakistan climb to No 6 in ODI rankings

KARACHI: Pakistan’s stunning title-winning triumph in the Champions Trophy has catapulted them to number six in the One-day International rankings. The triumphant team’s players have also made significant gains in the individual rankings following a 180-run victory over India in the final on Sunday. According to the latest ICC rankings announced on Monday 3

June 18, 2017 8:07 AM 'Stay calm, lay on the pressure': 5 tips for the Pakistani team from cricket gurus

Emotions are at fever pitch on both sides of the border ─ the nail-biting, high-octane Pakistan-India Champions Trophy final is just hours away, and cricket loyalists are anxiously calculating the chances of their team winning. Here's some advice cricket gurus have for the Pakistani team, and what they have to say about the odds facing the green shirts 5

June 18, 2017 5:02 AM Photo of MS Dhoni carrying Sarfraz Ahmad’s son goes viral

As hype of Champions Trophy final between Pakistan and India reached its peak, a picture of former captain of Indian team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has gone viral on social media. Dhoni is reportedly carrying Pakistani captain Sarfraz Ahmad’s son. The picture is being taken in a hotel lobby hours before highly anticipated match. The picture is shared by senior 2

June 16, 2017 10:37 PM Russia says may have killed IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

MOSCOW: The Russian army on Friday said it was seeking to verify whether Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed when its warplanes hit the group’s leaders in a night raid in Syria last month. The United States said it could not immediately confirm whether Baghdadi, the undisputed leader of global jihadism, was dead. The elusive Iraqi-born 3

June 16, 2017 6:50 PM TV ad rates rocket ahead of India, Pakistan final

Television advertising rates for Sunday's cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events. Pakistan, the lowest-ranked team at the Champions Trophy tournament, upset host and favourites 3

June 16, 2017 3:32 PM TV ad rates rocket ahead of Pakistan, India final

NEW DELHI: Television advertising rates for Sunday’s cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events. Pakistan, the lowest-ranked team at the Champions Trophy tournament, upset host and favourites 6

June 15, 2017 8:15 AM Morgan refuses to give up 'attacking style' after Pakistan thrashing

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan insisted his side would stay true to their attacking style after an eight-wicket Champions Trophy semi-final thrashing by Pakistan. Wednesday’s loss in Cardiff meant England’s wait for a first major ICC one-day international tournament triumph will continue until at least 2019 — when they stage the next World Cup. Since 1

June 14, 2017 7:33 AM Chief of Naval Staff meets Sri Lankan President

KARACHI: During an official tour, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena met Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on Wednesday. The naval chief tackled matters of common interest with top ranking Sri Lankan officials including the defence minister and secretary defence, according to a Pakistan Navy spokesperson. Sri Lankan officials appreciated 2