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Football icons Kaka and Figo greet PM Imran Khan before arrival

Before their arrival in Pakistan, Football icons, Brazilian Ricardo Kaká and Portuguese Luís Figo have released a video message. In the video posted on Twitter, the international football stars greet   Prime Minister Imran Khan and inform him about their upcoming visit to Pakistan. The footballers are  scheduled to land in …

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India asks ‘Is King Kohli better than Tendulkar?’

New Delhi: While Virat Kohli´s historic success in Australia has been greeted with jubilation in India, it has also sparked a feverish debate: is he even better than the nation´s cricket god Sachin Tendulkar? Kohli, the world´s top-ranked batsman in all three formats of the game, on Monday led India …

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Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

DAKAR: Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in …

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IPL 2019 to be held in India despite election clash

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League will be held in India, the cricket board said Tuesday, quelling speculation that the Twenty20 extravaganza could be held elsewhere owing to a clash with a general election. The money-spinning competition that lasts two months would be held from March 23 with a detailed …

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Wasim Akram Cricket Academy to be set up in Multan

KARACHI: Legendary cricketer Wasim Akram Tuesday announced establishment of “Wasim Akram Cricket Academy” in DHA Multan besides announcing himself as Brand Ambassador of Rumanza Golf Course DHA Multan. Addressing a presser at a local hotel here, he said that the Wasim Akram Cricket Academy will be a state-of-the-art academy with …

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Sri Lanka recalls Perera for Australia Tests

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Tuesday recalled batsman Kusal Perera to a 16-member squad for the two-match Test series against Australia starting later this month. Injuries kept Perera out of the New Zealand Test series which Sri Lanka lost 1-0, but he was included in the shorter formats of the game. He …

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Formidable Saudis open in style at Asian Cup

DUBAI: Three-time winners Saudi Arabia laid down a marker as they ruthlessly dismissed 10-man North Korea at the Asian Cup on Tuesday, while Iraq overcame stage fright to edge past Vietnam. The Saudis, humbled at last year´s World Cup in Russia, looked far more at home in neighbouring United Arab …

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Salah retains African Footballer of the Year award

SENEGAL: Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football’s 2018 awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool star beat fellow nominees, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He …

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