Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix and retook the lead from his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. This was Lewis's fifth time winning the Formula One World Championship race and was the 1,000th world championship race overall. Valtteri Bottas came second after Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came in third.
After uproar over the initial design, Bangladesh has altered its World Cup cricket strip. The strip initially resembled Pakistan's strip, and the International Cricket Council drew criticism for the green and white jersey even though the national flag of Bangladesh is red and green.
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".
Prime Minister Imran Khan took to twitter to congratulate the Pakistan national cricket team for "keeping their nerve under pressure" and scoring a win against Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019. “I also especially want to congratulate Afghanistan for the grit and determination with which they played against Pakistan today," he tweeted.
The PCB, and Pakistan National Cricket team captain, Sarfraz Ahmad, apologize to Pakistani cricketing fans for a pathetic World Cup opening match against West Indies. Sarfraz and the cricketing board promise to show a better performance in the upcoming matches, the immediate one being against England.
South African leg spinner Imran Tahir has announced his retirement from one day international format of cricket after this year's world cup. Mr. Tahir has had a long career playing for South Africa and hopes to continue representing his country in the Twenty20 format.
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.
Valencia has won the Copa del Ray after a tough final against La Liga champions Barcelona. The score was 2-1 with Messi being the one who scored Barcelona's only goal. Gameiro and Rodrigo scored the two for Valencia thus ending coach Marcelino Garcia's 20 game winless run against Barcelona across all competitions
The Pakistan Cricket Board has recently been the center of controversy due to its appointment of the board's managing director. The board of governors attempted to have the managing director removed as there is no mention of the position in the PCB constitution. The PCB has now placed a complaint against one of the vocal BoG members, Nauman Butt.
Pakistan have failed to perform, yet again, in accordance with expectations during the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in England and Wales. This also means that Pakistan set a undesired record, as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma century opening was the second time Pakistan conceded an opening partnership of more than 100 runs, during the 2019 World Cup.