Sports Round Up
Younus Khan wants to be remembered as “Role Model”
Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan hopes that when he leaves international cricket after the three-match Test series against West Indies, he will be remembered as a team man whose only focus was performing for his side.He says “When I am not in this dressing room, when I am not playing international cricket, I want youngsters to think of me as a role model.”I want them to think that what Younus bhai would do in different situations."I want them to think of me when I leave. I want to leave such a legacy.”
World Cup Qualification: Pakistan’s chances of direct inclusion improve with WI win
Pakistan after clinching the three ODI matches series to the West Indies 2-1 gains one ranking point to make it 90.It is strengthening their chances of qualifying for the ICC World Cup-2019, directly.Pakistan’s position in the ICC ranking is unchanged as it is still at the eighth spot behind Bangladesh.According to the ICC, host England and seven other countries have to qualify for the World Cup directly on the basis of their ICC world rankings, for which the cut-off date is Sept 30, 2017.The remaining four teams will come through a qualifying round to make it a 12-team event.
Protesting team in Bangladesh concedes 92 off four balls
A Bangladeshi local cricket team conceded 92 runs in just four balls to deliberately lose a match in what they called a protest over biased umpiring in their league.In the 50-over match of Dhaka Second Division League , Lalmatia Club were dismissed for just 88 off 14 overs before opponents Axiom Cricketers reached 92-0 off just four balls.Lalmatia’s opening bowler Sujon Mahmud sent down 13 wides and three no-balls in the first over and all of them raced to the boundary, costing his side a further 80 runs.Axiom opener Mustafizur Rahman struck three fours in four legitimate boundaries to take his side home in just 0.4 overs to complete a 10-wicket win in the capital’s City Club ground.Lalmatia Club secretary Adnan Rahman said his player bowled the wides and no-balls deliberately as a mark of protest for poor umpiring.
PCB's bio-mechanics facility set for ICC nod
The PCB's independent biomechanics facility, installed at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), is in line to obtain accreditation from the ICC.The testing facility has been acknowledged by the world body after two officials from Pakistan underwent a two-day workshop in Pretoria last month.The facility has fulfilled the technical requirements in terms of equipment and expertise to procure official accreditation.
Honour to become first to score 100 goals in Europe: Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo rounded on his critics after becoming the first man to score 100 European goals after ending a six-game Champions League goal drought with a double against Bayern Munich.Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid overturned a 1-0 half-time deficit to win 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions quarter-final at the Allianz Arena to take a huge step towards a record seventh consecutive semi-final.Ronaldo has been rested far more throughout the course of the season by Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.