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Pakistan stun South Africa in Champions Trophy

BIRMINGHAM, JUN 08 (DNA) – Pakistan put their miserable hammering by arch-rivals India behind them with a shock 19-run win over South Africa at Edgbaston on Wednesday that kept their Champions Trophy semi-final hopes alive. Just three days after suffering a humiliating 124-run defeat by title-holders India at Edgbaston in their opening group match, with former skipper Shahid Afridi among those slamming a “clueless” display, Pakistan s return to the Birmingham ground saw them make a mockery of the rankings which had them bottom and South Africa top in this eight-team one-day international tournament.

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Pakistan hockey team leaves for UK to take part in World League

LAHORE, MAY 27 (DNA) –  The Pakistan hockey team left for the United Kingdom to take part in the World League, due to be held from June 15 to June 25. Pakistan is part of Pool B in the FIH Hockey World League which also includes India, Scotland, Canada, and Netherlands. Pool A consists of Korea, Malaysia, Argentina, England, and China are part of Pool A. The top six teams of the tournament will qualify for the Hockey World Cup.


Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

HUNZA, MAY 18, (DNA) – In a remote northern Pakistani valley surrounded by giant ice-capped peaks, villagers gather to watch a game of Buzkashi, an ancient equestrian sport once seen as a key test of virility that is now struggling for survival. Baksh Dil Khan, a retired schoolteacher is saddling his horse as his wife sprinkles a pinch of flour over the animal for good luck, worried that the snowfall that blankets the Chapursan Valley will make the day’s match too treacherous.


Pakistan eye to seal T20 series against West Indies

PORT OF SPAIN, APR 01, (DNA) -Following the success in the first two games of the four-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, Pakistan will aim to seal the series when they take on hosts West Indies in the third game at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain today (Saturday).


Football: Messi-less Argentina slump to Bolivia loss

LA PAZ , MAR 29, (DNA) – An Argentina side reeling from the shock suspension of captain Lionel Messi crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Bolivia on Tuesday, dealing a fresh blow to their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign. Goals from Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Martins secured a deserved win for Bolivia, who retain a slender hope of qualification for next year s finals despite remaining second from bottom of the table.

CSA set to launch new franchise-based T20 league

CSA set to launch new franchise-based T20 league

FEB 04, (DNA) – Cricket South Africa has confirmed its intention to launch a new Twenty20 league this year in which the eight franchise teams will be privately owned. After presenting its plans for the league to the ICC earlier in the week, CSA on Saturday(February 4) issued a tender notice worldwide inviting expressions of interest from potential team owners.While the exact dates of the competition are still to be confirmed, it is expected to begin in November and run into December.Bangladesh’s tour to South Africa will end on October 29, and although India’s tour dates are still to be finalised, it is understood that the first Test will not start before Boxing Day.That leaves a six-or-seven-week window for the new Twenty20 competition, and ensures that it will not clash with Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL).

Tokyo 2020 asks public to donate old phones for medals

Tokyo 2020 asks public to donate old phones for medals

TOKYO, FEB 02, (DNA) – Tokyo Olympic organisers on Wednesday called on the Japanese public to donate old smartphones and other old electronic devices to help make medals for the 2020 Games.In a push to give the Olympics an environmentally friendly hue, Tokyo’s organising committee is aiming to collect eight tonnes of gold, silver and bronze at recycling bins across Japan from April, officials said, to make 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals.Tokyo 2020 said e-waste such as digital cameras, laptops and games units can also be donated at collection boxes in more than 2,000 stores of mobile phone giant and Olympic sponsor NTT Docomo.Recycled metals have been used in previous years to make Olympic medals, including in Rio last year where the silver and bronze medals were 30 percent made from recycled materials.