Fraser-McGurk added as reserve to Australia’s T20 World Cup squad – Sport

MELBOURNE: Explo­sive batsman Jake Fraser-McGurk has been added to Australia’s T20 World Cup squad as one of two reserve players after his dominant performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Fraser-McGurk smashed 330 runs in nine appearances for the Delhi Capitals, sparking a media campaign to have him included in the squad for next month’s … Read more

Pakistan Basketball Federation suspends, fines officials and players for misconduct – Sport

ISLAMABAD: In a significant move, the Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBBF) on Sunday took a decisive action against several officials and players, suspending or banning them for various violations and misconduct. In a meeting chaired by PBBF president retired Brig Iftikhar Mansoor, the general council suspended Ghulam Mohammad Khan, the president of the Karachi Basketball Association … Read more

No reason to sanction Israel, Games should promote peace, says head of International Paralympic Committee – Sport

PARIS: Wars and conflicts should not influence participation in the Games, which need to convey a message of hope and support, and Israel should not be sanctioned, Andrew Parsons, the head of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said. The IPC said in March that Russian and Belarusian athletes joining the Paris 2024 Paralympics would not … Read more

PSB vows to fix Jinnah Stadium floodlights for Pakistan’s World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia – Sport

ISLAMABAD: Following objections raised by the Pakistan Football Federation Norma­lisation Committee over the lighting at the Jinnah Stadium for Pakistan’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia next month, the Pakistan Sports Board has insisted that everything will be fixed for the match to go on as scheduled. Pakistan are due to host the … Read more