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Navy Chief salutes fellow soldier Zaman

RAWALPINDI, JUL 07 (DNA) – Pakistan Naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah paid tribute to fellow ex-serviceman Fakhar Zaman. Pakistan latest batting sensation, Zaman was an integral part of the Green Shirts that went on to win ICC Champions Trophy. “Pakistan Navy is specially proud of ex PN serviceman Fakhar Zaman, who remained part of Pakistan Navy cricket team for seven years and has become symbol of Pakistan as well as of Pakistan Navy, for his impressive performance throughout the tournament,” said the Naval chief, during a reception held by Pakistan Navy in honour of Pakistan cricket team.


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).