The first Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan is scheduled to go head this week after engineers checked the safety of the Christchurch cricket venue following a massive earthquake that rattled the center of the country. The powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummeled central New Zealand's South Island, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks.

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy: Waqas a thorn in Islamabad’s side

Lahore Blues’ Waqas Ahmed once again ran riot at the Diamond Ground in Islamabad as he followed up his opening-day five-wicket haul with five more in the second innings to restrict Islamabad to 227 on the second day in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy yesterday. The Lahore outfit had resumed their innings on 124-5 and only managed to reach 165 in reply to Islamabad’s 134. Waqas (5-96) and Shahid Nawaz (4-73) then claimed wickets at regular intervals to dismiss Islamabad on 227. Lahore Blues were on 20-1.

Djokovic wobbles but victory only a matter of Thiem

World number two Novak Djokovic took the first step towards claiming a record fifth ATP World Tour Finals in London with a 6-7 (10-12), 6-0, 6-2 win over young Dominic Thiem yesterday. The Serbian, looking to quickly retake the number one spot that Andy Murray wrestled away from him last week, seemed unable to shake off the malaise that has followed him since his Roland Garros title as he lost the first set in the tie-breaker to Thiem.

Waseem prepped up for Magramo fight

World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight champion, Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem is all set to face Philippines’ Giemel Magramo on November 27 and will land in South Korea on November 17, revealed his agent Andy Kim yesterday. Waseem, who won the silver flyweight crown in just his fourth professional fight, has enjoyed a stellar career since becoming a professional boxer in 2015 and Kim is certain the 29-year-old will give a tough fight to a better-ranked opponent in Magramo.

Two-time World Cup winner special team needs urgent attention of govt

Pakistan blind cricket team a two-time World Cup winner who exhibited an excellent performance in the game despite their handicap badly needs attention of government. Still gets nothing to pay more than a total of Rs 12,000 to its A category centrally contracted players making it difficult for the blind cricketers to play-for is in dire need of patronization by all the concerned quarters including Pakistan Cricket Board.

Garrison team wins Royal Palm golf team title

Living up to the expectations, Lahore Garrison team displayed high quality golf and skills to win the 10th Royal Palm Golf Team Championship, here on Sunday at Royal Palm course. The winning side comprising two golfers under 20 years of age, Muhammed Saqib and Ahmed Baig and two other senior ones, Nadeem Ahmed and Ayaz Saleem showed golfing prowess and ability to sway the competition their way, with an aggregate team score of 690.

Host: Kashif Majeed

Co-Host: Zulfiqar Baig


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