Sports Round Up
Karachi Kings beats Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets
Lahore Qalandars set a target of 156 runs for Karachi Kings in the 18th game of the PSL at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Kings had won the toss and opted to field against Qalandars. For Qalandars, BB McCullum scored 31 runs off 28 balls, Fakhar Zaman 19 off 15 balls, Umar Akmal 20 off 22 balls, while Mohammad Rizwan made 32 runs and remained not out.
Players face life bans if found guilty of spot-fixing: Shaharyar Khan
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said the board will impose life ban on the players under investigation for spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), if they are found guilty. Bookies targeted three players and contacted them through former opening batsman Nasir Jamshed.
Asad Shafiq says he can better serve as opener in T20 matches
Asad Shafiq, a regular feature of the Pakistan Test lineup, said he believes he can perform better as an opener in the Pakistan's international T20 lineup."In the limited over game openers have slightly more time to settle on the pitch than the rest of the batting line-up.I feel I can perform better at the number one spot than any other position in the T20 squad,"Talking about his recent performances in the ongoing Pakistan Super League Shafiq said, "People think I cannot perform well in T20 cricket, so I took PSL as an opportunity to practice and hone my skills.
FOOTBALL -Claudio Ranieri: Leicester caretaker boss denies player revol
Leicester City caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare has denied a player revolt led to the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.BBC Sport understands some players were summoned to meet the chairman after the 2-1 loss to Sevilla and Ranieri's fate was sealed by the negative reaction.The Italian was sacked by Leicester on Thursday nine months after leading the club to the Premier League title."There was a lot of frustration because of the results, but he had not lost the dressing room," Shakespeare said."A lot of the talk of unrest has been speculation. I've not had one problem with the players.Despite losing 2-1 to Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, they could yet reach the quarter-finals. The second leg is on 14 March.
RUGBY Six Nations 2017: Scotland v Wales starts pivotal weekend
Scotland will attempt to end their decade-long winless streak against Wales with a team missing five key men as the Six Nations resumes this weekend.Not since 2007 have Vern Cotter's men won a Six Nations match against Wales, with the average margin of defeat 15 points in that period.Ireland have recalled Lions fly-half Jonny Sexton as they look to re-establish themselves in the title race with a win over a resurgent France.And Sexton's main rival to be the Lions' 10 this summer, Owen Farrell, will lead unbeaten England out against the Azzuri at Twickenham on Sunday as he wins his 50th cap in arguably his most impressive championship yet.
Host: Changaiz Khan
Co-Host: Asad Chaudhry