The Pakistani team won two gold and a silver medal in the International Championship of Tent Pegging 2021 in Oman. The event took place in Duqm, a port town in Al Wusta Governorate in central-eastern Oman. The championship attracted horse riders from around 20 countries, including Pakistan. Zulfiqar Ali Bagri, manager of the Pakistani team, served as a judge at the event.
Taliban officials announced on Friday that forced marriage will be banned in Afghanistan. According to reports, the move is meant to address criteria that the international community considers necessary for recognizing the new government and restoring aid to the nation. An announcement was made by the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Sheikh Haibatullah Akhundzada.
Hassan Ali has equaled the record of former captain Imran Khan and legendary player Waqar Younis for most wickets in a Test match. The Pakistani fast bowler Hasan was outstanding in his performance against Bangladesh, taking five wickets in Test cricket. In addition to being Pakistan’s top bowler during the first innings, Hasan is also among the greatest bowlers in cricket history.
South African health authorities’ discovery of a new, potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant has sparked a global response. A number of countries have banned travelers from several southern African countries. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization named the newly identified coronavirus variant – B.1.1.529 – as a variant of concern. The variant has been given the name Omicron.
Pakistan’s junior hockey team reached India on Saturday in anticipation of the Junior Hockey World Cup. The tournament will be held from November 24 to December 5 in Bhubaneswar. The team members were received by a senior diplomat of the High Commission upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Aftab Hasan Khan, Pakistan’s High Commission In-Charge, welcomed the hockey team.
Rohit Sharma has been named the new captain of India’s T20 team, replacing Virat Kohli. The Indian cricket board announced the squad for the upcoming tour by New Zealand after the team crashed out of the World Cup. The Indian board announced Rohit, 34, as its T20 captain as the upcoming New Zealand tour gets underway.
Nauman Niaz has apologized for a verbal spat with Shoaib Akhtar during the live broadcast on state-run television. He apologized a thousand times for his outburst on television, stating that he was justified in his actions. He told a Pakistani journalist on his YouTube channel that he could apologize more than once.
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets in their ICC T20 World Cup Super12 match on Tuesday. Mohammad Rizwan made 33 runs while Shoaib Malik finished with 26 runs and Asif Ali with 27 runs as Pakistan chased 135 runs in 18.4 overs. Pakistan restricted New Zealand to 134 for eight.
The Taliban government has warned PIA and Afghanistan’s Kam Air to reduce the prices on flights from Kabul to Islamabad or they will not be allowed to land in Afghanistan. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan issued a warning when PIA started charging up to USD 2,500 (Rs. 426,250) for tickets from Kabul to Islamabad.
The breathtaking Gilgit-Baltistan valley is rapidly becoming a hub for women’s sports talent. Last week, hundreds of girls from Gilgit participated in two sports events, the Gilgit Baltistan Girls Football League and the Gilgit Girls Cricket Tournament. The Gilgit region has produced many talented sportswomen who have brought pride to Pakistan. Gilgiti girls have been inspired to emulate these women’s sporting accomplishments in Pakistan.