The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017,which will be staged from June 1-18 at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval. According to information made available here,Chris Broad,David Boon and Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will officiate in the tournament,while umpiring responsibilities will be shared between all the 12 Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires,namely: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi,Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker.

Pakistan to defeat India, win Champions Trophy: Inzamam

Cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said Pakistan’s target is not only to defeat India but also to win the Champions Trophy. He was talking with reporters as chief guest at the annual cricket match of the Muslim Gymkhana at the LCCA ground here on Wednesday. He said “We are not going to England just to beat India but our prime target is to win the championship.” Pakistan had defeated India under his captaincy in the 2004 edition of the Champions Trophy at the same Edgbaston ground by three wickets.

Tri-Nation ODI: New Zealand Beat Bangladesh by 4 Wickets

New Zealand beat Bangaldesh by four wickets in a Tri-Nation One-Day Cricket tournament in Dublin on Wednesday night. New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first and Bangladesh set a target for New Zealand 257 runs in allotted fifty over for the loss on 9 wickets. New Zealand achieved the target in forty seven point three overs with the loss of  6 wickets.

Amir Khan Announces To Start Super Boxing League In Pakistan

Boxer Amir Khan has announced to start Super Boxing League in Pakistan soon. Speaking during his visit to Amir Khan Academy in Islamabad, he said Pakistani boxing players will be trained by bringing English trainers to Pakistan as there is a problem in getting British visas for Pakistan players. He said boys of his academy got eight gold medals in domestic games. Amir Khan said that he is constructing a big complex and orphanage in Sohawa.

French Wrestler Badshah Khan Defeated Wwc Universal Heavyweight Champion Carlito

French wrestler of Pakistani origin Badshah Khan has defeated WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion Carlito in Pakistan's first ever international Professional Wrestling competition at KMC Stadium in Karachi last night. A total of seven bouts took place on the opening day of the event. 

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