Monty Panesar, a Former British spinner, has withdrawn from the disputed Kashmir Premier League formulated by Pakistan. Panesar was one of the players initially supposed to play along with Herschelle Gibbs and Tillakaratne Dilshan. However, the veteran pulled out due to rising political tensions between India and Pakistan. On Twitter, he announced his decision to back off.
The Pakistani swimmer Bisma Khan pulled out of this weekend’s 50-meter freestyle heat 5 at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Bisma finished 7th out of eight athletes in Heat 5. She finished 56th out of 81 swimmers in the 50m freestyle category. However, the 19-year-old was able to surpass her personal best of 27.90 seconds, which is also a national record.
Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali completed his 50th T20I wicket as he picked up two wickets against the West Indies. Hasan became the ninth bowler to reach that milestone for a single nation in T20Is. Moreover, Evin Lewis, the West Indies’ opener, was taken out by Hasan, marking his 50th wicket in T20 cricket.
The cricketer Shadab Khan has pledged funds to train athletes preparing for upcoming contests. Shadab Khan also asked authorities to consider athletes like Talib. Athletes like Talha need the support of sponsors and sports administration. If given the facilities and financial support, they can bring home Olympic medals and make Pakistan proud.
The Pakistani athlete Talha Talib just missed his first weightlifting medal at the Tokyo olympic 2020 on Sunday. Talha Talib finished 5th in the competition. He was competing in the 67kg men’s weightlifting contest. He was surpassed by the athletes from China, Colombia, and Italy. In spite of the lack of a coaching staff, the 21-year-old Pakistan weightlifter showed his mettle.
Haniya Minhas, a Pakistani tennis player, has won the Association of Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) Tournament in Tajikistan. She defeated second seed Sumaya Tukhtaeva in straight sets 6-1, 6-0. Throughout the tournament, Hanniya performed very well and won all of her matches without losing a set. Haniya Minhas also became the first female ATF 14&U winner in Pakistan history.
Babar Azam became the first Pakistani cricketer to score an ODI century since 1983 by breaking Imran Khan’s record. Azam, meanwhile, has already crossed the landmark in 14 ODIs, making him the fastest batsman. He set many records in the final ODI against England, played on Tuesday at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, the former captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, has been demoted to category C on a new PCB central contract. The decision has been taken by PCB CEO Wasim Khan, Director of International Cricket Operations, and the head coach. Sarfaraz was captain of the team across various formats in his last contract.
Pakistani cricketer Nida Dar has become the first Pakistani player to win 100 T20I wickets. She achieved the honor by taking the wicket of Deandra Dottin, a West Indian batter, during the first T20I between Pakistan and West Indies. Furthermore, Dar finished with excellent figures of 15/2 in four overs to restrict West Indies to 136/6 in the innings.
The Secretary of Sports Sindh, Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah, has declared donkey cart racing a cultural sport of the province. Secretary Sports Sindh has stated that donkey cart racing is an ancient sport of Karachi, but it has not been well received by the public. Furthermore, this sport will be added to the province’s list of cultural sports in the near future.