Pakistan qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy, defeating Sri Lanka by three wickets at Cardiff last night. A 75-run partnership between Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and pace bowler Mohammad Amir led Pakistan to an incredible victory.

Sarfraz hopes Cardiff run continues in England semi-final

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hopes the team's “high confidence” in Cardiff will stand them in good stead when they return to the Welsh capital to face England in a Champions Trophy semi-final.

New hockey league sets into motion in 2019

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has included Pakistan among nine countries that will take part in Hockey Pro League, which takes place every year from January to June. The new league has replaced Champions Trophy and World Hockey League Semi-finals and Final, and its inaugural competition will be held in 2019. After the first phase of applications, 13 men’s teams were shortlisted. In the second phase, an extensive questionnaire was sent to these 13 candidates and on the basis of it nine teams are finalised.

Host: Rahat Khan

Co-host: Nouman Khan

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