Category: Sports

Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan makes it to Wisden’s 2021 list of top five cricketers of the year

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been included by Wisden in its 2021 list of “cricketers of the year” for his performance during the English season last year. Rizwan was named among Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jason Holder and Darren Stevens who have been named Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 2021 edition of the Wisden Almanack.

FIFA suspends Pakistan’s membership after PFF headquarters hostile takeover

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has announced the suspension of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) after a hostile takeover of its headquarters. The suspension will only be lifted once the body will receive confirmation that the hostile takeover has ended, the football governing body had stated in a press release on its website.

Pakistan’s blind cricket team defeats arch rival India in tri-nation series

Pakistan’s blind cricket team defeated arch rival India in the final of a tri-nation T-20 tournament played in Dhaka and won the series. Pakistan played first and set a target of 175 runs in 15 overs, which its bowlers easily defended. Pakistan’s skipper scored 69 runs off 50 balls with the help of 7 fours and remained the top scorer.

PSL 6 gets delayed after 7 Covid-19 cases reported in competition

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 has been delayed “with immediate effect” after seven people participating in the tournament tested positive for Covid-19. The PCB said the decision had been taken out of consideration for the health and wellbeing of all participants in the tournament. The decision was taken following a meeting with the team owners.

‘Mentally tortured’ Mohammad Amir bids farewell to international cricket

After making claims of being ‘mentally tortured’, Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has announced his retirement from international cricket.  The 28-year-old said that he cannot continue to play under such circumstances. He lamented that his decision to retire from red-ball cricket was presented in the wrong context and it was linked to my participation in T20 leagues.

Pakistan receives a “final warning” from New Zealand after 6 members of cricket squad test COVID-19 positive

Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad, which is currently on a tour to New Zealand, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The team also received a “final warning” for flouting quarantine rules. New Zealand health authorities revoked the players’ ability to train while in isolation, making clear they would not tolerate risky behaviour in a country that has largely eradicated the virus.

Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Football League: Giving young girls in remotest areas opportunity to flex their muscles

In the conservative region of Gilgit-Baltistan, the Shimshal village is home of opportunities for talented young girls from remotest areas, who love sports and want to showcase their skills. Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Football League, found by two teenage college going Shimshali sisters Sumaira Inayat and Karishma Inayat, is a football league for senior school girls, of ages between 12-16 of the region

Bullied at school for his height, 7ft 6ins tall Pakistani training to become world’s tallest cricketer

Mudassir Gujjar, 21-year-old and 7ft 6ins tall, is training to become the tallest cricketer in the world. Gujjar, who was bullied at school after growing to more than 6ft by the age of ten, hopes to overtake Mohammad Irfan as the tallest bowler to play international cricket. Gujjar has already been picked up by his local cricket team the Lahore Qalandars .

PSL franchises move court against PCB seeking change in current financial model

Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), seeking alteration in the current financial model of the league. The PSL teams decided to lodge the case after reportedly suffering huge losses since the inception of the league due to the ‘faulty’ financial model. Franchises complained that they suffer massive losses due to the event.

Australia batting legend , PSL regular Dean Jones passes away in India

Australian great and Pakistan Super League (PSL) regular Dean Jones passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. Jones, 59, was in India for the coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He was a two-time winner of the PSL with Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018. The last position he held in the league was of the head coach of Karachi Kings in PSL 2020.