Pakistan Cricket Board announces 14-member squad for upcoming five matches One-Day Internationals series against Sri Lanka
Pakistan Cricket Board has announced fourteen member squad for the upcoming five matches One-Day Internationals series against Sri Lanka. The series will be played from 13th of this month in Dubai. Sarfraz Ahmad will lead the squad. According to PCB spokesperson, other squad members include; Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Hafeez, Baber Azam, Imad Waseem, Shadab khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Muhammad Amir, Roman Raees, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Imam ul Haq and Shoaib Malik.
Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat against Pakistan in Dubai Test
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat in the day-night Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday. Dinesh Chandimal´s team will look to become the first to win a Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, whereas for Pakistan, it is a must-win encounter to save the series.
Germany qualify for FIFA World Cup with easy win over Northern Ireland
Germany qualified for the World Cup in style on Thursday when superb early strikes from Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner set them on the way to a 3-1 win in Northern Ireland that maintained their perfect record in Group C. Rudy fired a remarkable outswinging shot from long-range past Michael McGovern after two minutes and Wagner scored with another emphatic effort in the 21st as the world champions clocked up their ninth successive win to move on to 27 points.
Brazil police arrest Olympic committee chief in vote-buying scandal
The Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the head of the national Olympics committee, who is accused of arranging more than $2 million (1.52 million pounds) in bribes to get the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 games. Carlos Arthur Nuzman, 75, was taken into custody along with Leonardo Gryner, a former director of the national Olympics committee, the police said. Both men face allegations including corruption and money laundering.
India gives away 27,000 tickets to avoid World Cup 'embarrassment'
India has given away 27,000 tickets to the opening games of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to fill empty stands, an official said Friday, in a desperate bid to avoid an embarrassing repeat of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on Friday, marks India's first attempt at hosting a FIFA tournament, but sales for the high-profile event have been poor, despite some seats costing less than a dollar.