1st ODI: Pakistan to take on West Indies today
The first One-Day International of three-match series between Pakistan and the West Indies is being played at Providence, Guyana .
WEST INDIES: Jason Holder (Captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton.
PAKISTAN: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Zakir, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Fahim Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar.
Host : Kashif Majeed
Topic 02: Cricket greats applaud Misbah for exemplary services
Former cricketers paid glowing tributes to outgoing Misbah-ul-Haq for his commendable services to Pakistan cricket.Former captain and fast bowling icon Wasim Akram says, “A cricketer should have fitness and passion for playing.If now Misbah thinks it is the right time for him to give up international cricket then it is good.Meanwhile, Former International Cricket Council President Zaheer Abbas says Misbah has achieved what every captain dreams of doing: leave a legacy.
Topic 03: Blind cricket stadium to be completed in September
The first-ever cricket stadium for the visually impaired players whose construction work is in-progress in Lahore, would be completed in September this year.Talking to APP, PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said the construction work of the cricket stadium is in full swing and the cricket stadium is likely to be completed in five to six months.it is the first-ever cricket stadium for the visually impaired players, where the two times World Champs (Pakistan) will do regular practice and play matches at their own will and ease.
Topic 04: Latham to captain New Zealand in tri-series
Opening batsman Tom Latham has been appointed New Zealand captain for the tri-nation series ahead of the Champions Trophy, which will include Bangladesh and Ireland, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Thursday.The 25-year-old will step in for usual captain Kane Williamson, who has commitments in the Indian Premier League.
Topic 05: Griezmann hopes to add to impressive Bernabeu Winning Streak
Antoine Griezmann believes Atletico Madrid can inflict the worst possible start to a season defining two-weeks for Real Madrid as Atletico go for a record fourth straight La Liga win at the Santiago Bernabeu.Griezmann scored the winner last season as Atletico became the first side to ever win away to Real in the league for three consecutive seasons.“I see us as favourites.
I believe in my teammates and the coach,”: Griezmann
Topic 06: Klopp says he almost vomited after Bournemouth denied Liverpool important win
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he felt like being sick after his side conceded a damaging late equaliser in their 2-2 draw against Bournemouth.Klopp’s side looked set for a crucial victory in their chase for the Champions League football on Wednesday, having recovered from Benik Afobe’s early goal to lead 2-1 through finishes from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi.
It was a sign third placed Liverpool could still find goals in the absence of injured top scorer Sadio Mane.
Topic 07: Jemima Sumgong: 2016 Olympic marathon champion fails drugs test
The 32-year-old tested positive for banned substance EPO in an out of competition test carried out by athletics' governing body the IAAF.Sumgong - the first Kenyan to win Olympic marathon gold - was due to defend her London title on 23 April.Kenya was last year declared in breach of anti-doping rules, and athletes underwent special testing for Rio 2016.