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.
Former French footballer Nicolas Anelka has arrived in Pakistan as part of the Touch Sky Groups World Soccer Star 2019 initiative. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid player met with the president of PFF to review a 20 point agenda for the promotion of football in Pakistan. The matches will be held in Lahore and Karachi.
Hard-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell has represented West Indies in only a single One-day International since 2015. However, he has been called up to represent the Caribbean side in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup to be held this year in England and Wales. 30-year-old Russell has shown to be in excellent form for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez could find himself sitting out this year’s ICC World Cup. In wake of surgery on his fractured thumb in Manchester, he has been told to rest for two weeks before he can resume any kind of training. However, the deadline for players to undergo final fitness tests before the World Cup selection is April 14.
Veteran batsman Hashim Amla was included in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Despite a poor run of recent form, this will be Amla's 3rd World Cup. He was selected ahead of opening batsmen Reeza Hendricks who was dropped in the most recent match against Sri Lanka.
Liverpool football club has hiked prices for away supporters in a home game where they will host Spanish club Barcelona in the upcoming Champions League semi-finals. Liverpool have been given 4,620 away tickets priced at 119 euros each. They have decided to sell the tickets at the same price while subsidising their own supporters with home tickets selling at just 88 euros each.
Joao Felix, a 19-year-old football player, has become the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League and is getting a large amount of attention from high profile clubs. According to sources Juventus, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Manchester United have been tracking his performance. He currently plays forward for Benfica.
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.
Barcelona legend and former Spanish national team defender Carles Puyol is set to visit Karachi, Pakistan to promote the 2019 World Soccer Stars event. He will land in Karachi on the 16th of March and formally open the ticket sales for World Soccer Stars. Teams led by football legends Luis Figo and Ricardo Kaka will play two matches in the event.
Manchester City is at the cusp of a possible historic domestic treble, while Watford will be looking to cause a major upset in FA Cup final at Wembley. Man City have already won the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, and are looking to add the FA Cup to their silverware for the current season.