After a wait of two long days, a medal finally came Pakistan’s way in Baku.It’s color was bronze. But nevertheless, it was a cause of celebration for Pakistan on Friday after 48 hours of below-par performances at the Islamic Solidarity Games.

Topic: Pakistan backed to spring surprises in Champions Trophy

Fresh from routing West Indies in all three formats of the game, Pakistan cricket team has been backed by former chief selector Iqbal Qasim to carry forward their winning momentum in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, which will be jointly held in England and Wales from June 1 to 18.

Topic: PCB tightens its 'grip' on Khalid Latif

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday said it had seized bat grips given to Khalid Latif by a bookmaker which the Islamabad United opener was allegedly supposed to use to indicate he would participate in a spot-fix. The 31-year-old batsman stands accused of attempting to spot-fix, accepting an offer by a bookmaker which he did not report, and luring other players into the conspiracy.

Topic: Bangladesh beat Ireland by 8 wickets in 4th ODI

Bangladesh beat Ireland by eight wickets in the 4th One-Day International of tri-nation series at Dublin in Ireland on Friday night. Batting first, Ireland made 181 runs in the 46.3 overs. In reply, Bangladesh achieved the target in 27.1 overs for the loss of two wickets.

Topic: 2nd session of heavy weight pro-wrestling competition held in Lahore

The second session of the World Heavy Weight Pro-Wrestling Competition was held at Al-Hamra Complex Lahore on Friday night. Twenty International Wrestlers including former WWE stars Wade Barrett and Carlito took part in the competition, highly enthralling the spectators. The third event of the competition will be held in Islamabad on Saturday.

Topic: Asian Youth Athletics Championship and Commonwealth Youth Games begins today

Pakistan will participate in Asian Youth Athletics Championship and Commonwealth Youth Games begins in Thailand today. Two athletes are participating in the Asian Championship including Waqar Younis (100m & long jump) and Hasan Raza (400m). Four athletes would be participating in the Commonwealth Youth Games. Those athletes include Tahrim Alam, Ayesha Imran, Waqar Younis and Hasan Raza. Games will continue till 23 May

Topic: Formula-1-Fernando Alonso: Indianapolis 500 pressure is not a factor

Fernando Alonso says he does not feel "much pressure" before Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday. The McLaren driver, who is missing the Monaco Grand Prix for next Sunday's race, impressed with the fourth best time on 'Fast Friday', when drivers prepare for qualifying.

Topic: Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beaten by Dominic Thiem in quarter-finals

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal is out of the Italian Open after a straight-set defeat by Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals in Rome. The 30-year-old Spaniard was previously unbeaten on clay this year, having won 17 straight matches. That run included victories over Austria's Thiem, 23, in the Barcelona Open and Madrid Open finals.

Host: Narjis Kazmi

Co-host: Ghaffar Khan

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