Antonio Inoki, Japanese pro-wrestler politician, dies aged 79

Antonio Inoki, Japanese pro-wrestler politician, dies aged 79

Antonio Inoki, a Japanese professional wrestling star turned politician, widely known for his match with Muhammad Ali and ties to North Korea, has died aged 79, after years of battling a rare disease, the company he founded said on Saturday. “New Japan Pro-Wrestling is deeply saddened at the passing of our founder, Antonio Inoki,” the […]

Naseem Shah tests positive for Covid-19

Naseem Shah tests positive for Covid-19

LAHORE: Pakistan’s teenage pace sensation Naseem Shah tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, a day after he was diagnosed a suffering from pneumonia, and was shifted to the team hotel from the local hospital. Sources told Dawn that Naseem will follow the full Covid-19 protocol at the hotel and while he will remain in isolation for the […]

England’s Root keen to see ‘Bazball’ succeed abroad

England’s Root keen to see ‘Bazball’ succeed abroad

LONDON: England’s aggressive approach to Test cricket under skipper Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum has paid rich dividends at home and batsman Joe Root is keen to see how it fares abroad in different conditions. Casting aside caution and taking the game to the bowlers in an approach that has been dubbed Bazball, […]

Pakistan, England seek crucial edge in fifth T20

Pakistan, England seek crucial edge in fifth T20

LAHORE: Pakistan and England will dive straight into action when they clash in the first of the remaining three Twenty20 Internationals of the seven-match series here at the Gaddafi Stadium after the teams’ practice sessions were cancelled due to rain on the eve of the match on Tuesday. The series is evenly poised at 2-2 […]

Babar asks batters to ‘step up’ as Pakistan look to rebound in second T20 against England

Babar asks batters to ‘step up’ as Pakistan look to rebound in second T20 against England

KARACHI: The celebrations surrounding England’s return to Pakistan after 17 years were deflated when the hosts fell to a six-wicket loss in the opening game of the seven-match Twenty20 International series on Tuesday. Babar Azam’s men will now try to give some cheer to a Karachi crowd that turned up in numbers when they go for a […]

Alex Hales, Harry Brook lead England past Pakistan in opening T20

Alex Hales, Harry Brook lead England past Pakistan in opening T20

KARACHI: Midway thro­ugh their pursuit of 159 in their first match in Pakistan since 2005, England’s Alex Hales made his first mistake. The explosive opener, playing his first international match after three years, played a flat shot off Pakistan spinner Usman Qadir straight into the hands of Shan Masood at mid-wicket but got an instant […]

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