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ICC will present the Test mace to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 21. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson will make the presentation at 10:30am (PST), which will be followed by a media conference at 11:00am (PST).Pakistan achieved number-one Test ranking for the first time since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003 after it played a two-all draw against England.Pakistan’s cause was also helped by Sri Lanka, which defeated Australia by 3-0, while a wet ground in Port of Spain denied India the opportunity to defend the top spot as it won its four-Test series against the West Indies by 2-0.Pakistan is currently sitting on 111 points, one ahead of India, while Australia and England are on 108 points each. The top seven Test sides are separated by just 16 points.The current Test ranking known as the ICC Test Championship encapsulates top 10 Test nations. Since the introduction of the current ranking system, Australia (number one in three stretches totaling 81 months or over 51 percent of the time), South Africa (thrice, totaling 42 months) and India (twice, totaling 21 months) have primarily outshone.Pakistan, however, featured as a top team for only two months nearly three decades ago. In the 1952-2003 periods, Pakistan was retrospectively rated the top side during August-September 1988.

Lahore Whites beat Peshawar Region by six in National T-20

In the National T-20 tournament at Multan, Lahore Whites beat Peshawar Region by six runs last night. Chasing the target of 160 runs, Peshawar Region team was all out for 153. Umer Akmal of Lahore Whites was declared Man of the match.

Pakistan team No 7 in ICC Twenty20 ranking

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released its new ranking for the T20 internationals. According to ICC release, New Zealand is ranked first with India second. Pakistan is ranked seventh, one spot ahead of Sri Lanka. Defending T20 champions West Indies are ranked third, South Africa fourth, Australia fifth and England sixth. Pakistani bowler in top 10 is Shahid Afridi who ranks 8th.

Pakistan to participate in Netball tournament

Pakistan will participate in International Men’s Beach Netball Tournament scheduled to be held in Malaysia from November 19 to 20. According to Mudassar Arain, President, Pakistan Netball Federation as many as 24 teams of different countries will participate in the mega event.

US Open 2016: Angelique Kerber beats Karolina Pliskova in final

Germany's Angelique Kerber backed up her status as the new world number one with a thrilling win over Czech Karolina Pliskova in the US Open final. Kerber, 28, won 6-3 4-6 6-4 in New York to add the US Open to her victory at the Australian Open in January.Pliskova's semi-final win over Serena Williams had already ensured the German will top the new rankings on Monday.

World Belt Wrestling Championships: Pakistan bring three medals home

Pakistan made their mark at the World Belt Wrestling Championships and Martial Arts Masterships as the country bagged two gold medals and one silver medal in South Korea. The winning team returned to Pakistan late Friday night as Muhammad Ali won the gold medal after defeating a Korean athlete in his final in the -75 kg event, Ahmed Butt dominated the open weight category final against a Mongolian wrestler and Naimatullah bagged a silver medal in the -85kg, where he lost to another Mongolian player in his event.

Football: Barca stunned by Alaves, Ronaldo nets on return

Newly promoted Alaves stunned Spanish champions Barcelona by winning 2-1 at the Camp Nou as boss Luis Enrique paid a heavy price for starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.Barca now trail Real Madrid by three points at the top of the table after Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a two-month injury layoff in a 5-2 rout of Osasuna at the Bernabeu.Enrique made seven changes from their last outing—a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao two weeks ago—with Messi recovering from a groin problem and Suarez rested following his exertions in World Cup qualifying with Uruguay.

Player Profile: Younis Khan (Pakistan)

Host:        Rahat Khan

Co-Host:  Abdulghaffar Khan/Muhammad Shafiq Raja

 


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