Category: Sports

Biomechanics lab at LUMS gets ICC accreditation

After ten years of planning, Pakistan’s biomechanics facility set up at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has secured ICC accreditation. PCB’s lab is sixth lab in world to be ICC-accredited, joining those in Brisbane, Chennai, Cardiff, Loughborough and Pretoria. The lab can carry out official bowling tests of international and domestic bowlers whose actions are reported as illegal.

Imam ul Haq becomes subject of a new controversy

Since his inclusion in the Pakistan cricket team, Imam ul Haq has been a topic of controversy and has been labelled a ‘parchi’. The cricketer has now been accused by several women of being involved with them all at same time. The women who came forward have released the cricketer’s whatsapp chats on social media and also certain private pictures.

Russian boxer dies at age 28 after suffering brain injury in ring

Russian boxer, Maxim Dadashev aged 28, has died after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. The Russian Boxing Federation says Dadashev died “as a result of the injuries he sustained” in Friday’s light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matías at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Dadashev was hospitalized shortly after fight but succumbed to head injuries.

Inzamam-ul-Haq steps down as chief selector

Ex-cricketer and chief selector of Pakistan’s men cricket team, Inzamam-ul-Haq has decided to step down from his position. In a press conference, Haq revealed that he will not be renewing his three year contract which ends this July. “Now, I have decided that new people should come, with new thinking and ideas”, he added.

Amir Khan becomes WBC international welterweight champion

British-Pakistan boxer Amir Khan, who was supposed to fight Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat, has won international welterweight champion at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah by downing Australian fighter Billy Dib in just the second round. The Indian boxer was injured during a car accident and had to pull out of the fight, making Dib easy opponent for Amir.

Pakistan’s World Cup dream comes to an end

Pakistan have been knocked out of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in England and Wales. Pakistan needed to dismiss Bangladesh for seven runs, after setting them a target of 316 runs at Lord’s, in order to qualify for the semi-finals of the mega event ahead of New Zealand on basis of a better net run-rate. 

“Need to be realistic, but miracles can happen,” Sarfraz on scoring 500

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has admitted that in order to qualify for World-Cup semi-finals the team needs a miraculous 500-600 score against Bangladesh. The 316-run win seems unrealistic, he said, but claimed that Pakistan will try its best to at least win. Pakistan will play its final league game against Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday.

India might lose next two World Cup matches on purpose

Former Pakistan Test cricketer Basit Ali has claimed that India will deliberately lose their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to ensure that Pakistan does not qualify for the semifinals. Keeping India’s performance against Afghanistan in mind, Basit said that Indian team will perform in a way that will not stir controversy, but will eventually lead them to lose.

Sarfraz will lose his job

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is of the opinion that Pakistan captain Sarafraz Ahmed will lose his job. Harbhajan said that emotions with India and Pakistan match are different and it can cost people their jobs. If Pakistan’s performance is not improved during the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, Sarfraz will be gone, he said.

Sania and Veena’s Twitter feud gets ugly

It all started when Sania Mirza came out in defence of her husband’s viral video sitting at a Sheesha Bar, to which Veena Malik showed concern for her baby and the cricket team’s health. The tweet led to a clash between the two with Sania saying she doesn’t need parenting tips and telling Veena to mind her own business.