Govt fails to pay National sports champion

The Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Riaz Hussain Pirzada, has given the assurance to release the cash award to Mohammad Asif, for winning the World Snooker Championship last year, without further delay.

A press release, issued by the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) in Islamabad on Wednesday, revealed that the IPC Minister, during his . . . → Read More: Govt fails to pay National sports champion

Sports: a luxury or a necessity?

Snooker Player Mohammad Asif

A Pakistani made headlines this week when he won the World Amateur Championship in snooker. All across Pakistan, people hailed Mohammad Asif who quite literally fought social and economic barriers to compete in this international championship. Pakistan billiards and Snooker association collected funds to send its player to Bulgaria. Earlier on in July, 2 players . . . → Read More: Sports: a luxury or a necessity?

Guilty Cricketers beg For Mercy

 Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir all offered closing submissions via their lawyers on the 21st day of the spot-fixing trial in London on Wednesday, as all three hope and pray that the judge will spare them a jail sentence.

It was perhaps the most explosive day yet in the trial that has spanned . . . → Read More: Guilty Cricketers beg For Mercy

Salman Butt to miss corruption charges hearing

Salman Butt, the former Pakistan captain, will not appear at the Southwark Crown Court in London on Friday as the hearing into corruption charges against three Pakistani players and the player agent Mazhar Majeed gets underway. As of Wednesday it is unclear whether another player, Mohammad Amir, will appear as he waits on a United Kingdom . . . → Read More: Salman Butt to miss corruption charges hearing

Too Little Too Late?

PCB launches anti-corruption programme

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has launched a programme to educate cricketers and officials on how to avoid corruption and be on their best behaviour in the sport.

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The double standards of the International Cricket Council

The cricketing world was taken by surprise when the great Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne predicted a few hours before the crucial World Cup Group ‘A’ fixture between India and England that the match would result in a tie. Warne wrote on his Twitter page: “Looking forward to the game between India and England – should . . . → Read More: The double standards of the International Cricket Council

Pakistan need Aamer, Asif for World Cup, says Imran

Pakistan’s chances at the cricket World Cup will depend on the verdict reached against bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer in the match-fixing inquiry, former captain Imran Khan said on Thursday. “We must wait for the verdict on Aamer and Asif,” Pakistan’s World Cup-winning skipper responded when asked by reporters how his nation will fare . . . → Read More: Pakistan need Aamer, Asif for World Cup, says Imran

Veena Malik: Often Misunderstood…

Veena Malik may have been swooning over him in reality show ‘Bigg Boss 4’, but Indian model Hrishant Goswami says he had no intention to ‘get into a relationship’ with her. . . . → Read More: Veena Malik: Often Misunderstood…