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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM PSL tickets available online

LAHORE: Sharjah will host a total of eight HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) games; the historic venue with the record for staging most One-Day-Internationals (236) will be the centre stage for the HBL PSL matches for the fourth successive year since the inception of the league in 2016, says a PCB release. HBL PSL 2019 arrives at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM In-form Olivier earns career-best ICC ranking

DUBAI: South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier has reached a career-best 24th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings after another stellar performance in the final Test in Johannesburg, which his side won by 107 runs to complete a 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan. Olivier’s match haul of eight for 125 has lifted him eight slots in the list led by his compatriot

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Viviani wins Tour Down Under stage

ADELAIDE, Australia: Italy’s Elia Viviani won a tight finish to take the opening stage of Australia’s Tour Down Under in brutal temperatures in Adelaide on Tuesday.Deceuninck-Quick-Step’s Viviani, the omnium gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and one of the world’s leading sprinters, powered out of the pack to reel in Germany’s Max Walscheid and claim

January 15, 2019 7:43 AM Govt will 'need to take practical steps' if PPP does not bring change to Sindh, warns Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry warned on Tuesday that if the PPP is unable to bring change to Sindh and the chief minister does not resign, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government "will need to take practical steps". Chaudhry, while speaking to reporters upon arrival in Karachi, explained that the government wants "the PPP to bring change themselves"

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM HU produces first woman Urdu PhD scholar

MANSEHRA: The Hazara University has produced its first woman PhD scholar in Urdu literature.“I have defended my thesis successfully on the importance of psychology in Urdu fiction novels and got the distinction to become the first ever woman PhD in this discipline at this university,” Raheela Bibi told reporters on Monday. Dr Altaf Yousafzai-led examination

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Indian kabaddi team leaves for home

LAHORE: Indian kabaddi team departed for home country on Monday morning after featuring in 4-day International Kabaddi Taakra tournament. Pakistan Greens, Whites and Iran were the other participating teams of International Kabaddi Taakra. Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) Secretary General Rana Sarwar, Ramzan Ghumman and Tournament Director Shahid Faqeer

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM SA jumps, Pakistan slips in ICC Test rankings

LAHORE: South Africa have overtaken New Zealand and England to take the second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings after completing a clean sweep of the three-match series against Pakistan 3-0. Following the win, South Africa have gained four points to reach 110 points, two points ahead of England in the list led by India

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM D Sufi emerge Tenacious Polo Cup champs

LAHORE: Polo D Sufi annexed the Tenacious Polo Cup after narrowly beating Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by 6-5½ goals in the main final played here at Fortress Stadium on Sunday. Saqib Khan Khakwani played outstanding polo for Polo D Sufi and hammered a hat-trick in his team’s title triumph while Ahmed Ali Tiwana banged in a brace and Mumtaz Abbas Niazi scored 3

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistan to send 92 athletes to Special Olympics

KARACHI: A total of 92 athletes, 55 male and 37 female, will represent Pakistan in Special Olympics Summer World Games 2019 to be held in Abu Dhabi from March 8-21. This contingent of Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) will be participating in 10 sports. They will be accompanied by 27 coaches. Out of 24 sports disciplines, Pakistani players will take part in athletics 2

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM India call up Shankar,: Gill to replace suspended pair

SYDNEY: India Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women. Rahul and Pandya were axed ahead of India’s opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, which the tourists 3