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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Street children footballers to be honoured

RAWALPINDI: Team Kick Off will hold a function on January 25 in honour of the Pakistan football team which has qualified for the 2018 FIFA Street Children World Cup, says a press release. The event — at the Kick Off facility in Jinnah Park here — will be attended by Commander 10 Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza and other senior army officials, with the purpose

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Wapda T12 Cricket begins tomorrow

LAHORE: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) T12 Cricket Tournament for schools will be held from January 22-26 at Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar in a bid to improve the standard of fielding in cricket in Pakistan. The tournament will be commenced form Monday with prime focus on fielding. As many as 8 schools of Peshawar namely GHS Pahari 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM MTC enter Yaseen Cricket final

LAHORE: Model Town Club (MTC) entered into the final of 33rd M Yaseen Akhter Memorial Cricket Tournament 11th Time (6 won & 4 lost) when they beat Crescent Club by 28 runs in the 2nd semifinal played at LCCA Ground the other day. Fine batting by Asim Ali Nasir, Usman Salahudin and dashing bowling by Usman Khalid (MT Club) were the main feature of the match 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Ugly’ win keeps Dimitrov believing

MELBOURNE: Grigor Dimitrov says he’s relieved he won “ugly” after surviving a huge second round fright at the Australian Open, a match he admits may been lost in years gone by. The Bulgarian world No.3 had to pull out all stops to beat off world No.186 MacKenzie McDonald in five sets on Rod Laver Arena late Wednesday and stay in the tournament 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 tournament being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February but according

January 18, 2018 12:00 AM KCCA Zone VI become Karachi Region champions

KARACHI: KCCA Zone VI won the PCB Regional Inter District Under-19 One-day Cricket Tournament, Karachi Region, when they beat Zone V by 156 runs here at Landhi Gymkhana Ground. Zone VI batted first and put on board 266-9 in 50 overs. Usman Rahim scored 126. Muhammad Junaid contributed 53. Aarish Ali picked five wickets. Zone V were all out for a paltry 3

January 16, 2018 12:00 AM Ali Raza scores hat-trick as Hazara United win

KARACHI: Ali Raza recorded a brilliant hat-trick to help Hazara United record a convincing 5-0 victory against Karachi Sports in the third round of Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Tournament here at 16-Star Ground. Mohammad Hakeem and Abbas Ali scored one goal each. In the second-leg match against the same opponents, Hazara United recorded 4

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to play in 3-nation event in Oman in February

KARACHI: Pakistan senior hockey team will participate in a three-nation tournament in Oman, Masqat, from February 13-20. The other two teams will be hosts Oman and Japan, ‘The News’ has learnt. Informed sources in PHF said that the three-nation event would be the starting point of Pakistan’s preparation for important international competitions this year such as Asian 2

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Lakmal named SL vice-captain for Test squad

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have named Suranga Lakmal vice-captain for the upcoming two-match Test series in Bangladesh, the island’s cricket board said on Sunday. Lakmal, 30, replaces Lahiru Thirimanne, who was dropped from the squad after Chandika Hathurusingha took over as head coach last month.Dinesh Chandimal remains captain for the Test series, which follows 1

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Shabbir retains Rashid Memorial title with enviable ease

KARACHI: Back in 2008 Tiger Woods won everything that was worth winning on the Tour. In Pakistan, at the moment, Shabbir Iqbal is, more or less, doing the same. On Sunday, the Pakistan No. 1, who is easily the most prolific professional in the country, had a cakewalk to the title in the 7th Rashid D. Habib Memorial National Professional Golf Championship 2