Sania Mirza has tweeted an emotional note commemorating her husband, Shoaib Malik's retirement from One Day International cricket. In her note, she praised her husband for contributing a lot to Pakistani cricket and and playing with honour and humility. She wrote: "Izhan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved".

PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani has been appointed the Chairperson of ICC's Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee. The appointment was made during last week's ICC Annual Congference. F&CA assists the ICC in all its financial matters and is one of the most important committees for the organization.

Cricketer Hasan Ali is set to get married in August to Shamia Arzoo. Arzoo is a flight engineer in Emirates Airlines and has a degree in Aeronautics from Manav Rachna University. The marriage will happen at the Atlantis Palm Hotel, Dubai, on 20 August.

England beat New Zealand to win their first World Cup at Lord's on Sunday. Needing a modest 242 for victory, the hosts ended on 241 all out and sent the match into a super over. The super over also ended in a tie but England was declared the winner by virtue of a superior boundary count in the match.

Tournament hosts England put up a brilliant performance with bat and ball alike, cruising to an 8-wicket victory against defending champions Australia in the World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Building on the solid groundwork laid by openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy, skipper Eoin Morgan and Joe Root put up a 79-run partnership and remained standing till the very end.

Serena Williams has another shot at winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title after demolishing Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final. The American, 37, overpowered the Ukrainian fifth seed to win 6-3 6-1. Williams, seeded eighth, is aiming for her first Grand Slam win since giving birth in September 2017. The six-time champion will face Canadian 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu in Saturday's final in New York.

Pakistan's journey at the ICC Cricket World Cup has come to an end. Pakistan needed a miraculous win against Bangladesh in order to secure move on to the semi finals. After winning the toss and finishing on 315-9 in 50 overs, Pakistan needed to dismiss Bangladesh for 7 runs or less. However, Bangladesh had 8 scored runs by the second over.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi has been banned from international duty for three months and fined $50,000 after levelling accusations of “corruption” at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). After losing a controversial semi-final to Brazil in the Copa America tournament, the Argentinian Captain had claimed that the tournament was fixed in the favour of Brazil.

Pakistan International Paragliding Cup 2019 and Kashmir Premier League event will be held from September 27 this year in the picturesque valley of Muzaffarabd, capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, to promote tourism in the area. In this connection a roadshow was held here at Pakistan High Commission London the other day.

The three day Shandur polo festival has concluded with team Chitral winning the polo tournament. Chitral beat their arch rivals, team Gilgit-Baltistan, by a margin of one goal scored in the final minutes of the match. Over 50,000 people, including foreign and local tourists, were in attendance at the festival this year.