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Tokyo Aquatics Centre inaugurated

Tokyo Aquatics Centre inaugurated

The Tokyo Aquatics Centre inaugurated on Saturday with a ceremony showcasing sport and inviting residents of the neighbourhood to discover this new facility, said a news release. “The Tokyo Aquatics Centre will see stellar performances from Olympic and Paralympic athletes during the Games. It will host Olympic swimming, diving and artistic swimming and Paralympic swimming…

PCB relocates remaining PSL matches to Karachi, Zimbabwe T20Is to Rawalpindi

PCB relocates remaining PSL matches to Karachi, Zimbabwe T20Is to Rawalpindi

Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to relocate scheduled matches at the cricket headquarters to Rawalpindi and Karachi due to smog situation in Lahore. This rescheduling due to weather conditions impacts the three T20Is between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, and the remaining four HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 fixtures, which will now be held in Rawalpindi and…

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches to be broadcast live on PTV as part of 3-year deal

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches to be broadcast live on PTV as part of 3-year deal

Pakistan Cricket Board today announced it will produce all 11 first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches, including the five-day final, from the National Stadium, which will be broadcast on PTV. Fans interested in enjoying High Definition coverage can follow the action on the PCB YouTube Channels, while SD coverage will be available PTV Sports. To avoid overlap and provide uninterrupted…

UEFA preliminary draw for FIFA World Cup 2022™ to take centre stage on December 7

UEFA preliminary draw for FIFA World Cup 2022™ to take centre stage on December 7

With FIFA World Cup 2022™ preliminary-competition action already under way in Africa, Asia and South America, UEFA’s 55 member associations are eagerly looking ahead to the start of their own race to reach Qatar 2022, with 13 berths available. Their anticipation will be heightened on 7 December, when the preliminary draw will take place at…

Match officials for Zimbabwe series confirmed

Match officials for Zimbabwe series confirmed

Aleem Dar has been assigned on-field duties in five of the six upcoming white-ball matches between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, which will be played from 30 October to 10 November. The three 50-over ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches will be played in Rawalpindi, while Lahore will host the three 20-over fixtures. Aleem, the…

Misbah-ul-Haq names 22 probables for ODI & T20I series against Zimbabwe

Misbah-ul-Haq names 22 probables for ODI & T20I series against Zimbabwe

Head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq today named 22 probables for the ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe, insisting he has opted for experience in the 50-over matches and provided extended run to the youngsters in the T20I format. Pakistan have not played ODIs since the home series against Sri Lanka 12 months ago and…

Umar Gul retires from all forms of cricket

Umar Gul retires from all forms of cricket

Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year professional career on Friday after his side Balochistan failed to qualify for the National T20 Cup semifinals. Umar Gul said, “It has been an honour to represent my club, city, province and country at various levels for two decades….

Six-time formula one™ world champion named LG SIGNATURE brand ambassador

Six-time formula one™ world champion named LG SIGNATURE brand ambassador

LG Electronics (LG) announced that Six-Time Formula One™ World Champion Lewis Hamilton has been signed to be the global ambassador for its LG SIGNATURE, the company’s premium home solutions brand. Hamilton will initially star in a new campaign to communicate the brand’s philosophy, “Art Inspires Technology, Technology Completes Art,” LG said on Friday. “In the…

Misbah to step down from chief selector’s role

Misbah to step down from chief selector’s role

Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to step down from the chief selector’s responsibilities to concentrate and focus on the head coach’s role of the men’s national team. The new chief selector will begin his tenure from 1 December and until then, Misbah will continue to carry out selection responsibilities, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The decision means…

French Open: Nadal defeats Djokovic to become 13-time champion

French Open: Nadal defeats Djokovic to become 13-time champion

Rafael Nadal is the champion at French Open for an unprecedented 13th time, his victory over world No.1 Novak Djokovic elevating him level with Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 major titles, said Roland-Garros in a post on its website. “The Spaniard delivered one of his finest performances against arguably his toughest rival to prevail 6-0, 6-2, 7-5…