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  • Street children footballers to be honoured

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    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

  • Lyon to lead PM XI against England

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    SYDNEY: Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23. Lyon is Australia’s most successful

  • Shoaib Malik ruled out of Twenty20 series

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Shoaib Malik has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand. The first match will be played on Monday (tomorrow). The Pakistan team’s tour management committee, consisting of team manager Talat Ali, head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfraz Ahmed, held a meeting with physiotherapist Vib Singh

  • Pieters, Fisher share Abu Dhabi C’ship lead

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ABU DHABI: Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher are joint leaders going into the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, while a rejuvenated Rory McIlroy is snapping at their heels. Pieters, of Belgium, shot a five-under par round of 67, while England’s Fisher shot a 65 to share pole position at 17-under par after 54 holes. McIlroy, returning to professional

  • Coleman breaks 60m indoor world record

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LOS ANGELES: World 100 meter silver medalist Christian Coleman opened his 2018 campaign by breaking the 60 meter indoor world record with a time of 6.37sec on Friday. The 21-year-old American set the new mark at the low-level Clemson Invitational track meet to surpass the previous record of 6.39sec held by fellow American Maurice Greene. Greene ran the time twice

  • Mathews ruled out of BD tri-series

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    DHAKA: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the ongoing tri-series in Bangladesh owing to a right hamstring injury. Mathews had been troubled by the injury since January 2017 and it flared up again during Sri Lanka’s 12-run defeat to Zimbabwe in their first game of the series. The problem kept him out of Sri Lanka’s game against Bangladesh

  • Nisar, Wajid elected PBF president, secretary

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Nisar Ahmad Shahwani (Balochistan) was elected President while Wajid Ali Chaudhry (Punjab) Secretary General of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) during elections held in Lahore Saturday. Units participated in the election meeting were Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, AJK, Gilgit Baltistan, Wapda, Railway, Pakistan

  • Guard Group team honoured

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Guard Group honoured its team that won the two-day Water Cross Challenge Championship held at Khayer Pakhtunkhwa by giving them a reception on Saturday. Chief guests of the evening were Shahzad Malik, Momin Malik and Taimur Malik. Competitions in four categories were held in the championship in which 3400 CC cars race Nausharwan Tiwana of Guard

  • Aamir welcomes hockey World XI

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan has welcomed the players of hockey World XI in Pakistan. In a statement on Saturday, Secretary Sports Punjab has expressed his hope that more international teams will tour Pakistan after the World XI. He said the tour of World XI will be a great encouragement for hockey lovers and young players as well. “The tour of world

  • Wapda T12 Cricket begins tomorrow

    January 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    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