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Pakistan Cup, domestic 50-over cricket, tournament starts today at Rawalpindi cricket stadium.The 11-match tournaments feature five teams Islamabad, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.The first match of the tournament pits Balochistan and Punjab against each other.The tournament features star players Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Salman Butt, Fawad Alam, Umar Gul, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood.Each team will play four matches and top two teams among the five will compete in the final on April 29.

 

Topic 02: Mr Pakistan, Mr Jnr Pakistan titles for Ijaz, Salman

Ijaz Haidar of Punjab and Salman Khan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa clinched the titles of Mr Pakistan 2017 and Junior Mr Pakistan, respectively in the National Bodybuilding contests held here at Pakistan-China Friendship Center on Saturday.The men’s physique bodybuilding contest was won by Muhammad Naumanm while Ijaz Haidar won the title of the Third Yaya Classic Bodybuilding Championship.

 

Topic 03: PSL Spot Fixing Case: PCB Submits Its Reply To Tribunal

 

Pakistan Cricket Board submitted its opening brief to the anti-corruption tribunal, established to probe into spot fixing scandal of Pakistan Super League. The reply include amongst other material, witness statements, recorded interviews, match footage, and copies of certain Whatsapp voice messages.The anti-corruption tribunal directed that the parties would not make any comments regarding the proceedings of this tribunal, the contents of the evidence presented to this tribunal, or on the merits of the present proceedings.A copy of the opening brief along with all the material was also provided to Sharjeel Khan and his counsel who will respond by filing an answering brief before the tribunal on May 5.

 

Topic 04: N. Zealand Win Men's Team Sprint, Russia Clinch Women Title

 

New Zealand's Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins won the men's team sprint event at the UCI track cycling world championships in Hong Kong, China.The kiwis beat the Netherlands' Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen and Matthijs Buchli in the final by a margin of 0.333 seconds.The French team won the bronze medal, beating Poland's team in their play-off.In the women's team sprint Russia's Daria shmeleva and Anastasiia Voinova beat Kaarle Mcculloch and Stephanie Morton of Australia in the final, winning by just 0.129 seconds. Germany's Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel won the bronze medal by defeating China's Shuang Guo and Junhong Lin in their play-off.

 

Topic 05: Chelsea will be nervous after Spurs' winning run - Frank Lampard

Tottenham's impressive form in pursuit of Chelsea will make the Premier League leaders nervous, according to Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard.Spurs beat Bournemouth for a seventh straight league win and moved to within four points of Chelsea before the Blues meet Manchester United on Sunday."Chelsea are very aware that Spurs are there and it'll be a tough game for them tomorrow."There will be some nervousness but so there should be."

 

Topic 06: Johnson's drive at buzzer helps Jazz beat LA 97-95 in Game 1

Joe Johnson has seen a lot in his 16 years in the NBA. So the veteran didn't flinch with the clock ticking down and the game tied.All that experience is why the Utah Jazz brought him in this season.It paid off when Johnson drove the lane and hit a floater at the buzzer, giving the Jazz a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers after Utah lost Rudy Gobert 17 seconds into their playoff opener on Saturday night."I just wanted to get as close as I could to the basket, and it was a good thing it went down," Johnson said.Johnson, who scored 21 points, was left isolated against Jamal Crawford on the final play.He powered his way inside and lofted a shot over Crawford and DeAndre Jordan that bounced around the rim before falling in. A video review confirmed it was good.

Host: Shafique Raja

Co-host: Narjis Kazmi


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