The truth about the FIFA war

BY SHOBHAN SAXENA

The FBI’s move against seven FIFA officials on charges of corruption is seen by most countries as a desperate Western effort to isolate Russia and re-open the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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ICC chief executive believes Mohammad Amir can make successful comeback

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson says Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir can make a successful return to international cricket despite his long absence from the sport because of a ban for spot-fixing.

Amir was suspended from all cricket for five years after being found guilty of spot-fixing in a Test against England in . . . → Read More: ICC chief executive believes Mohammad Amir can make successful comeback

Former Pakistani middle-order batsman passes away at 63

Pakistan cricket is mourning the passing away of former Test batsman Azmat Rana, who died of cardiac arrest in his hometown of Lahore on Saturday at age of 63.

During Sunday’s final One-day International of the three-match series, the Pakistan players and match officials wore black armbands as a mark of respect for the late . . . → Read More: Former Pakistani middle-order batsman passes away at 63

Pakistan, Zimbabwe T20 begin!

A wave of excitement has caught up the cricket fans as Pakistan and Zimbabwe play their first T20 match today at Ghaddafi Stadium Lahore reviving international cricket in Pakistan six years after the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team.

The enthusiasm of cricket fans in the country has hit the peak while personalities from sports . . . → Read More: Pakistan, Zimbabwe T20 begin!

Cricket returns to Pakistan after 6 long years

It’s no secret that Pakistan is cricket crazy.

But over the next few days, this passion for the game is expected to go into overdrive because for the first time in six years, the Pakistani national team is coming home.

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Jahangir Khan’s plan to bring back squash glory

Pakistan´s Jahangir Khan, often described as the greatest squash player of all time, has outlined a new plan which he hopes will spark a revival of the sport in his homeland.

It involves transforming a situation in which Pakistan, once by far squash´s most successful nation, has had no British Open winner since 1997, nor . . . → Read More: Jahangir Khan’s plan to bring back squash glory

Women smashing through glass ceilings in sports

There is nothing more frustrating, as a footballer, than receiving a perfect pass from a teammate, sprinting down the sideline, deking around two players and before you can fire a strike, having a defender destroy your dreams of glory with their bulky and uncreative maneuvers.

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Pakistan Hockey facing tough time due to government corruption

International hockey umpire Pervaiz Akhtar announced his retirement on Monday to protest against the government’s ‘step-motherly’ treatment of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).

The hockey training camp in Islamabad was forced to close down due to the paucity of funds and nonpayment of even daily allowances to players in the camp . . . → Read More: Pakistan Hockey facing tough time due to government corruption

A Pakistani runner breaking records and boundaries

Superhuman adventure runner Ziyad Rahim from Pakistan can be best described as a man of steel. Whilst running for charity, the Qatar based banker has broken six Guinness World Records in marathons and ultra marathons.

Driven by challenge, discovery and humanity, Pakistani adventure runner Ziyad Rahim has achieved six Guinness World Records in . . . → Read More: A Pakistani runner breaking records and boundaries

Azhar Ali named new ODI captain

Pakistan’s new ODI team captain Azhar Ali has acknowledged that he has a hard act to follow and is hoping that all the players would support him as he takes charge of the squad.

Despite the fact that Ali had not made the ODI squad in more than two years, Pakistan’s cricket chiefs named the . . . → Read More: Azhar Ali named new ODI captain