Asian Games begin, Pakistan sends hockey and football teams

Pakistan hockey team along with officials and head coach/manager Olympian Shahnaz Shiekh left for Korea on Thursday afternoon.

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) finally managed to arrange early departure of the team after failing to provide a single international tour for the last 11 month or so. Head coach had time and again emphasized on the . . . → Read More: Asian Games begin, Pakistan sends hockey and football teams

New National Hockey Stadium to be completed soon

The Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi will be ready to host international tournaments by the end of this year when an astrotruf and a pavilion will be constructed.

Talking to APP, Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh, who is also the national team coach, said the Punjab government . . . → Read More: New National Hockey Stadium to be completed soon

Sri-Lanka level series by 77 run win

Sri Lanka spinners Rangana Herath (2-38) and Seekkuge Prasanna 2-36) were joined by medium pacie Thisara Perera (3 for 19 in just three overs), in what can be called a death overs outburst, to turn the match in their favour and carried hosts to a series-levelling victory by 77 runs yesterday. Chasing 311 . . . → Read More: Sri-Lanka level series by 77 run win

Hashim Khan the squash legend dies at 100

Hashim Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, died of congestive heart failure Monday night.

He was believed to be 100-year-old. His youngest son, Mo, said in a phone interview that Khan died in his home with family by his side.

Mo Khan said of his father’s death: “The world . . . → Read More: Hashim Khan the squash legend dies at 100

2015 will be a good year for cricket: Sethi

I was appointed as the PCB chairman for three months just to supervise the elections, says Sethi.

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Tuesday said that 95 percent of favoritism culture from the team selection has been ended and if it continues then Pakistan will become the world’s number one . . . → Read More: 2015 will be a good year for cricket: Sethi

Sethi resigns this time

Ten days after he was restored as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson, Najam Sethi announced that he will resign from the post, Express Newsreported on Monday.

Sethi made this announcement during a hearing of a case related to the issue of chairmanship at the Supreme Court. A two-judge bench of the apex court – headed by . . . → Read More: Sethi resigns this time

International Cricket in Pakistan depends on security situation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that revival of international cricket in the country depends mainly on how the security situation shapes up during the coming years.

PCB’s chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed and director cricket development Haroon Rashid on Tuesday briefed the Senate Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC), which oversees sports in . . . → Read More: International Cricket in Pakistan depends on security situation

Golden Ball award goes to… Messi

Lionel Messi has won the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player of World Cup 2014.

Messi, who won four man of the match awards throughout the tournament but did not influence the final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro in the way that he would have liked, was chosen from a 10-player list of . . . → Read More: Golden Ball award goes to… Messi

Germany become world champions

Mario Gotze’s goal in the second-half of extra time seals a 1-0 win for Germany over Argentina in the World Cup final.

With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany . . . → Read More: Germany become world champions

FIFA 2014: Now that’s winning in style

Algeria striker Islam Slimani said that the team will donate their World Cup prize money to the people in Gaza because “they need it more than us.” Pretty cool gesture and it will be a solid chunk of change, around $9 Million.

Here’s the breakdown for the rest of the payouts via TSM . . . → Read More: FIFA 2014: Now that’s winning in style