Pakistan's cricket coach Micky Arthur has said that the Pakistan National Cricket team has worked really hard over the past two years and is ready to take on the challenge coming their way in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in England and Wales this year. He further talked about replacing Shadab Khan with another wrist spinner Yasir Shah.
Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Hafeez addressed opening for the cricket team while talking to Cricbuzz. He has not opened for the team in two years, and has been playing as a middle-order batsman. He said, “I am an opener and want to play as one," saying he is playing middle because, "we have new openers who are growing and playing well.”
The football club Juventus made history by beating Fiorentina and becoming the 2019 Serie A champions. The club is the first in the Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or the Premier League to win 8 consecutive titles. Meanwhile, their star player Christiano Ronaldo became the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A.
Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan is to sit out Pakistan's upcoming tour of England after a medical report confirmed that he was suffering from Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The Pakistan Cricket Board has stated in a press release that since the virus requires treatment and rest of up to four weeks, Shadab will be unable to play the series.
American Terence Crawford retained his title after he beat Amir Khan in the sixth round of their fight at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday. The Englishman lost on a technical knockout after being unable to continue because of an accidental low blow to the groin. However, Crawford had been having little trouble controlling the fight against the overmatched Khan.
Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has dismissed criticism over his poor form ahead of the all-important World Cup. He further said that there are no outright favourites for the upcoming mega cricket event being staged in England and Wales. Malik's selection in the World Cup squad raised a lot of questions pertaining to his poor form.
Pakistan and Australia's second test match will be the first of two consecutive pink ball games as the schedule of both teams has been adjusted. The Pakistan team has a very tightly packed calendar and therefore a third test match could not be held. They will, however, play an ODI series against India.
Rafael Nadal has reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating Guido Pella of Argentina 7-6 (7/1), 6-3. This is the 14th time Nadal has reached the semi-finals of the competition. He is an 11 time champion and has not lost at the tournament since 2015, when he suffered a semi-final defeat against Novak Djokovic.
60 hours after their Champions League confrontation, the Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will face each other again at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Wednesday’s second-leg ended with a 4-3 win, but a 4-4 aggregate score for Manchester City. If they win the remaining five games, they will retain the Champions League title.
World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic lost the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters to Daniil Medvedev, who is a Russian player that ranks 14th in the rankings. He will now be facing Dusan Lajovic in the semi-finals. Djokovic has played against Medvedev three times before this, winning each encounter, this was his first loss to the Russian.