Category: Sports

WAPDA awards Talha Talib & Arshad Nadeem cash prizes of Rs 25 lacs each

Talha Talib, and Arshad Nadeem received awards of Rs. 2.5 million each from the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for their outstanding performance at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Talha and Arshad both performed better than expected during weight-lifting and javelin throwing, finishing fifth in both events. Furthermore, both athletes vowed to improve their performances even further in the future.

KPL breaks all national viewership record on digital media

The Kashmir Premier league (KPL) started in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir has received the highest viewership on digital media. This was Pakistan’s most watched live sporting event on digital media with 5.6 million views within the first day. Despite one rain shower, the league gained 15 million views in its first five games in three days.

Messi to leave Barcelona due to ‘financial and structure obstacles’

Barcelona announced that Messi will leave despite a contract agreement between the two parties. Laliga cited economic and structural obstacles to the renewal of the contract. The Barcelona youth team recruited Messi at the age of 13 years old. He has scored 672 goals in 778 games across all competitions, making his way to the top of the club’s all-time scoring chart.

Waqar Zaka pledges $5000 reward to Arshad Nadeem if he wins any Olympic Medal

Waqar Zaka offered $5000 as a reward for Arshad Nadeem’s qualification for the Javelin Throw final at the Tokyo Olympics. According to Waqar Zaka, Arshad will receive an individual payment for his performance in the Javelin Throw final on Aug 7 in Tokyo 2020. Nadeem made track and field history by becoming the first Pakistani athlete to qualify for an Olympic final with his throw.

New Zealand cricket team to tour Pakistan after 18 years

New Zealand is set to tour Pakistan for a limited-overs series in September and October, visiting for the first time since 2003. The tour is set to start on 17 September with the first ODI in Rawalpindi. The remaining ODIs will be played on 19 and 21 September. In addition, they will play a five-match T20I series starting on 25 September in Lahore.

Arshad Naadeem to compete against Indian player in javelin throw final at Tokyo 2020

Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan will compete in the Javelin Throw finals with Neeraj Chopra of India during the Tokyo Olympics. For the first time ever, a Pakistani reached the final of a track and field competition during the Olympics. Earlier on Wednesday, he advanced to the finals of the javelin throw competition. 

Britain’s first hijab-wearing cricketer Abtaha Maqsood wants to inspire Muslim girls

Abtaha Maqsood, 22, is the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman in Britain to play international cricket. She wants to encourage other young Muslim girls in Britain who are unable to play because of cultural or religious barriers to doing so. Moreover, Abtaha, whose parents hail from Lahore, Pakistan, was born in Glasgow on June 11, 1999.

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem qualifies for javelin throw final in Tokyo Olympics

The Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem qualified for the final of the javelin throw competition in Tokyo on Wednesday. It is the first time any Pakistani athlete has qualified for the final of any track and field event. Moreover, Arshad competed in group B, where he had to throw at least 83.5m to qualify for the final. 

Pakistan Football Federation partners with Global Soccer Ventures to launch Pakistan Football League (PFL)

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and Global Soccer Ventures (GSV) have partnered to launch the Pakistan Football League (PFL). It will also upgrade the infrastructure of the sport in the country, according to a statement released on Tuesday. The project involves the development of a state-of-the-art stadium in Karachi. The project will produce an important collaboration with top European clubs on technical football issues.

Former British spinner pulls out of Kashmir Premier League over ‘political pressure’

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.