Ecotourism Takesoff in Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan Hosts First Ever Ice Hockey

ISLAMABAD — The first-ever match of ice hockey in Pakistan was played on Saturday in Naltar, the hilly snow resort of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), which is emerging as center of the country’s growing ecotourism. The match was played between the teams of PAF and GB Scouts. Players from both sides showed […]

Turkish Players Join Pakistan Cricket League Franchise ‘Peshawar Zalmi’

The Turkish Developing Sports Branches Federation has started efforts to promote cricket in the country. ISLAMABAD (Nov 23, 2018): Three young Turkish cricketers, including a woman, have joined as “guest players” a Pakistani league franchise for the fourth edition of the T20 league, which will be played in February. “Three Turkish players will fly with […]

Shahid Khan Drops Bid to Buy London’s Iconic Wembley Stadium

LONDON; Oct 17, 2018: Shahid Khan, the Pakistani-American businessman, has withdrawn his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association, reports Keir Radnege. Khan, the owner of Premier League Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars of American gridiron’s NFL, had offered £600m which had been promoted positively to the FA board by chairman Greg Clarke and […]

Manchester United Football Club Draws Takeover Interest from Saudi Prince

OCT 15, 2018: Rumors are swirling in the London tabloids that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia – whose family reportedly maintains a net worth of some £850bn – is keen to either take a stake or buy Manchester United from the Glazer family, per a report in The Sun. Such a move […]

Pakistan Women’s Cricket Squad Arrives in Dhaka For T20s, ODI

SEP 30, 2018: The Pakistan and Bangladesh women’s cricket teams will play four T20s and one ODI in Chittagong’s Cox’s Bazar from October 1 to October 8. The Pakistan squad arrived in Dhaka tonight via Dubai. The side led by Javeria Wadood will reach Cox’s Bazar tomorrow for the series. The 15-member PAKISTAN SQUAD includes: […]

Canadian Tennis Star Teases Fans With VIDEO of ‘Wet T-Shirt Contest’

AUG 5, 2018: Eugenie Bouchard teasingly offered an alternative version of the contest, which may have not been as provocative as the original, but was a hit with fans, who appreciated her sense of humor. In a playful Instagram post, Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, 24, shared a video of her wringing out a sweaty […]

Putin Tells Russian Women They Can Date World Cup Tourists

JUN 14, 2018: Russian president Vladimir Putin has dismissed calls for Russian women to refrain from sleeping with World Cup tourists. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: ‘As for Russian women, they can, perhaps, decide it on their own. They are the best women in whole world.’ He was responding to a sex ban call […]

All Eyes On Afghan Sensation Rashid Khan As Hyderabad Face Chennai In IPL Final

May 27, 2018 (AFP) — Sunrisers Hyderabad are banking on Afghan sensation Rashid Khan to fire one more time against the Chennai Super Kings in Sunday’s Indian Premier League final. After a string of brilliant performances in India’s cash-rich Twenty20 league, the 19-year-old will be in the spotlight as the Sunrisers seek a second title […]

Sting Operation Reveals Plot to Fix England-Sri Lanka Test in November

Sri Lanka’s Galle International Stadium pitch curator caught in match-fixing sting May 26, 2018 (DESPARDES) — A covert investigation has exposed a plot to fix England’s Test against Sri Lanka in Galle later this year — the sting operation also reveals that the pitch for the Sri Lanka-India Test at the same venue in 2017 […]

Pakistan-Born US Cricketer Wants to Represent Green Shirts

May 19, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Quetta-born all-rounder Faisal Taj has became a sensation in the United States after performing exceptionally well at the franchise cricket league. Although he has become an integral part of USA team, the youngster is keen to represent Pakistan in the future. “I am keen to represent my country. I have […]

Cricket Is Slow-Bowling Its Way Into The Future Due to Climate Change

“Cricket is slow-bowling its way into the future. It has plenty to lose in a warming world. It also has a moral responsibility to act.” May 17, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Rain-stopped play or pollution-stopped match is not what you want to see if you’re a cricket fan. Could it become an increasingly common sight? The […]

‘Play to Vote’ Football Tournament Aims to Encourage Pakistani Women’s Participation in Polls

In October, Pakistan enacted the Elections Act to end disenfranchisement of women. Although a constitutional right, millions of women have been de facto barred from voting through agreements among political parties, local elders, and powerful figures, using outdated customs as an excuse. May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A three-day women’s football tournament celebrating female leadership […]

Tendulkar Reveals How His First Innings Was Almost His Last, Facing These Two Lethal Pakistani Bowlers

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — In November 1989, a 16-year-old Indian batsman made his way nervously to the crease to face the might of the Pakistani bowling attack believing his first innings in Karachi would also be his last. Sachin Tendulkar, dubbed as the God of cricket in India, went on to have one of […]

Ireland Play Pakistan in Country’s First-Ever Test Match

May 11, 2018 — Ireland’s cricket team will play their first-ever Test match when they take on Pakistan at Malahide near Dublin later. Ireland are the first team to debut in Test cricket since Bangladesh in 2000 and just the 11th nation to play men’s Test cricket ever. They were awarded full member status by […]

Punjab Police Bust Two IPL Betting Rackets in Lahore

May 6, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Police Lahore arrested several bookies on Friday for running gambling rackets and betting on the ongoing matches of Indian Premier League (IPL). According to details as reported by local daily Pakistan Today, two suspected betting rackets were busted in separate areas of the Punjab provincial capital. A police spokesperson informed […]

Pakistan Players May Be Barred From T20 Leagues

May 3, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to draft new rules to restrict contracted players’ participation in cash-rich T20 leagues around the world. In this regard a meeting was held in Lahore on Thursday to discuss various proposals on the matter. If the new rules are formally applied, PCB-contracted players will […]

Soccer Legend Maradona Quits as Coach of UAE’s Al Fujairah Club

April 28, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Diego Maradona resigned as coach of United Arab Emirates second division soccer club Al Fujairah on Friday after his team failed to gain promotion, his lawyer Matias Morla announced. Argentine legend Maradona, a former World Cup winner and one of football’s most divisive figures, said he was stepping down after […]

Saim Ayub’s 161 Helps Pakistan Under-16 Win T20 Against Australia

Saim Ayub struck an unbeaten 161 not out as Pak-U16 beat Aus-U16 by 3 wickets chasing 258nruns. Australia won the series by 3-2. April 28, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan won the last T20 match by seven wickets on Friday. In the last one-day match on Thursday, Pakistan had overpowered Australia by two wickets. In the […]

Gautam Gambhir Wants India to Ban Pakistanis From All Industries

April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has said that India should ban Pakistanis from all industries, including music and film industries instead of just focusing on ending cricketing ties between the two countries. Gambhir said conditional boycott is not enough for improving India-Pakistan relations. “Merely boycotting cricketing ties with Pakistan will not […]