ICC Women World Cup: Pakistan facing Australia in 15th match at Leicester
Australia Women won the toss and elected to bat.
Pakistan is playing its 4th match of ICC Women World Cup. Pakistan remains unsuccessful in winning a match in this tournament yet. In other matches of the day, India to take on Sri Lanka at Derby and England to face South Africa at Bristol.
West Indies and Sri Lanka teams will visit Pakistan: Najam Sethi
Chairman PCB executive committee Najam Sethi says West Indies and Sri Lanka teams will visit Pakistan after the World XI event in September. These are not just promises, actual negotiations are underway and you will see the results soon. Meanwhile, Chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan announces that one day international and T-20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed will also lead the side in the test format. This will be the first time in three years when the men in green will have a single captain for all three formats of the game.
PBCC gets Rs 20 mln to host 2018 BCWC
Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) had received Rs 20 million grant from the Prime Minister to host the Blind Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in Sharjah and Pakistan from January 10 to 25, 2018. “A total of Rs 50 million is required to host the Blind Cricket World Cup and we have also requested Punjab government and our other sponsors for their support in this regard. As many as eight teams who are World Blind Cricket Ltd full members have been invited to participate in the World Cup. Those teams include Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal”: PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah
Lahore goes into football history books with Ronaldinho’s visit
Lahore goes into football history books with the visit of Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and a galaxy of former top notch of the game who will be playing a football match on July 9 at the Fortress stadium. The match is of great significance, being the first ever such high profile football activity to be staged in the provincial capital involving former super stars and top class football players of the country. Brazilian football celebrity Ronaldinho will be accompanied by Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning teammate, Roberto Carlos, former French mid fielder Robert Pires, France’s Nicolas Anelka, Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte, Holland’s George Boateng, England’s David James and former Manchester United player Ryan Goggs. The two match series with the first game slated on July 8 at Karachi has been named as “Leisure Leagues Pakistan” and the tour has been arranged by World Group led by Mahmood Trunkwala.
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi agree a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021
The 30-year-old, who joined Barca aged 13, will sign the deal when he returns to training from pre-season. "The club is very happy with the renewal and commitment of Messi, the best player in history," said the La Liga club. The Argentina forward has scored a club-record 507 goals in 583 matches since his competitive debut in 2004. He is also La Liga's record scorer on 349 goals. In a statement, Barca added Messi has "led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football".
Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic through after opponents quit
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic say Wimbledon should consider rule changes after both their first-round opponents retired with injuries. Third seed Federer led 6-3 3-0 when Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov quit with an ankle injury after 43 minutes. Second seed Djokovic progresses after a calf injury saw Martin Klizan pull out after 40 minutes at 6-2 2-0 down. "We had a joke in the locker room saying we should maybe play a practice set on Centre Court," says Djokovic.
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