Wasim Akram Caught Red Handed
Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis secure year-End No.1 Doubles ranking
Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis secured the Year-End WTA No. 1 doubles ranking on Saturday. The duo also received a trophy in acknowledgment of their feat presented by Dubai Duty Free.
“Dubai Duty Free congratulates Serena, Sania and Martina on reaching the No. 1 spot in singles and doubles of the 2015 WTA Year-End ranking,” said Salah Tahlak, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Dubai Duty Free as quoted by the WTA website. “We are delighted to present the Year-End No.1 trophies to these players which signifies their outstanding results in 2015. We are a proud partner of the WTA and look forward to welcoming Serena, Sania and Martina back to Dubai in February 2016 to participate in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.”
Saina and Hingis are 8-1 in finals this season, with two Grand Slam titles (Wimbledon, US Open), five WTA Premier titles (BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells, Miami Open, Family Circle Cup – Charleston, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, China Open – Beijing), and one WTA International title (Guangzhou International Women’s Open).
The pair also reached their 10th final of the year together at WTA Finals overcoming Chinese Taipei’s Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan 6-4, 6-2 and extended their winning streak to 21 matches with the win. Their last loss was against the Chan sisters in the semi-finals at Cincinnati.
The No.3-seeded Taiwanese went up 3-1 in the first set but the No.1-seeded Indo-Swiss duo reeled off 11 of the next 14 games to completely run away with the match.
“On the court I feel very fortunate to have Sania on my side because she’s an incredibly positive person,” Martina said after the match on Saturday.
“When I get myself down, I’m not really a morning person, so she was out there and kept fighting and kept keeping me up there. That’s why we were able to come back in the first set.”
“Once I felt better, that’s when everything started to click. They’re a great team, so they’ve always come out strong in the past six matches that we played them. And they know how to play against us.
“We came out with a strategy against them. It’s very different to what we played against players like yesterday who have more power, different strategy,” Sania said.
“We kind of have to stick to our guns, stick to what we have planned. We have to trust our abilities. That’s what really takes us through a lot of the times, is that trust in each other’s ability. We know sooner or later we’re going to break.
“It happened at 3-2. If it didn’t happen there, we would still keep fighting to make it happen.”
Sania-Martina have won eight titles together this year.
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Former Andhra Pradesh Ranji cricketer Maddineni Durga Bhavani ‘commits suicide’
Former woman cricket player from Andhra Pradesh Maddineni Durga Bhavani allegedly committed suicide on Sunday afternoon at her residence in Gunadala, Vijayawada.
Bhavani’s brother J Satyanarayana informed the police about the incident after finding her hanging from the ceiling fan at her home at around 3.30 pm, according to One India report.
The body of the 28-year-old was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Machavaram police station and investigations are underway, police officer Guru Praksh said.
The police suspect family issues behind the suicide.
Bhavani was married to physical education teacher of SKPVV Hindu High School Maddineni Satya Prasad, 40, who was also her coach. Bhavani is survived by a three-year-old daughter, according to the Deccan Chronicle.
Bhavani was in the news earlier for her sexual harassment allegations against former Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) secretary V Chamundeshwarnath. She had reportedly filed a case against Chamundeshwarnath, but withdrew it later.
Shahid Afridi refutes scandal with model Arshi Khan roll-out by Indian Media
Shahid Afridi refutes the scandal saying he does neither like even to speak about such trivial things nor he is spare for these stupidities.
Scandal mongering is like a child’s play for any media especially Indian, which earn their major sum out of such fake news and spreading rumors. Indian media is quite notorious in fabricating stories about the celebrities even belonging to their own industry, a sort of game, you know, to earn massive following and subsequently fame and earning.
But, not only fame for their magazine or newspaper but the dirty trick is also used by the lower level celebrities as well in order to get themselves known among the masses. This is what the Indian media did when they dragged Pakistani senior cricketer.
New Delhi: In a sensational revelation, model and actress Arshi Khan claimed that she has had sex with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. Arshi took to the micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday to reveal the secret and said that it was love for her.
“Yes, I had sex with Afridi! Do I need the Indian media’s permission to sleep with someone? It’s my personal life. For me it was love,” she tweeted.
She had previously denied having any relationship with the cricketer, claiming they “are very good friends. We met socially a few times, that’s all.”
Interestingly, reports also claimed that the Bhopal-born model had spent quality time with the Pakistan T20 International captain in Dubai.
Earlier, Arshi alleged that controversial Radhe Maa ran a sex racket, saying that the self-proclaimed spiritual leader’s business agent met her and offered her to join the racket.
The Pakistan national cricket star Shahid Afridi alias Boom Boom Afridi has been representing the national side for more than 18 years and he has earned praise and respect not only from his countrymen but also from all over the world. He also has a massive fan following from India as well.
The star cricketer, who is currently busy in collecting funds for his foundation rejected such baseless rumour saying that he has no time for such things especially in this phase of his life.
On the other hand, the model Arshi Khan is not so famous and has no description other than merely a model.
Meanwhile, cricket series between Indian and Pakistan that was scheduled to be played in December this year likely to be cancelled due to crises on border and the lack of diplomatic consensus between the two nations.
Two Footballers Shot Dead in Karachi Firing
KARACHI: Two young football players were shot dead in the city’s Jehangir Road-I area on Friday evening.
According to the Jamshed Quarters police, armed men on a motorbike opened fire on people sitting in a football stadium.
SP Akhtar Farooq said that Manzoor, 30, and Samiullah, 25, suffered critical injuries and were taken to the Civil Hospital where doctors declared them dead.
“Both victims were football players,” said the SP.
Manzoor was a drill instructor in a school.
Police found nine spent bullets fired from a 0.9mm pistol from the crime scene. The motive for the murder could not be ascertained immediately, said the officer.
Pakistan Super League 2016 Schedule
Pakistan Super League Announced in February 2016
Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi has announced official launch of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February next year in Doha. The series will commence from February 4 to February 24, local media reported.
FIFA World Cup 2022 host Qatar will host lucrative international Twenty20 cricket series for Pakistan. The tournament would be played at Doha’s Asian Town Cricket Stadium, which has a 14,000 seat capacity, and it is likely all games would be day/night matches. The event should prove popular among Qatar’s huge Asian community.
PCB will start bidding for teams in September, while official logo for the tournament will also be revealed on September 19.
PSL will follow the same pattern like Indian Premier League (IPL). Different international players are being targeted to represent Pakistan. Further details about one of the mega event of cricket in Pakistan will be revealed in two week time.
Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao: Lawsuits filed over potential fraud heading to California court
Mayweather claimed a comfortable victory over the hard-hitting Filipino, who subsequently complained of an injured shoulder – to the fury of fight fans
Plaintiffs who say the May fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was a fraud will have their case heard by a federal judge in California.
The May 2 extravaganza, in which unbeaten Mayweather claimed a unanimous points decision over Filipino star Pacquiao, has become the subject of legal proceedings following claims from Pacquiao that he fought with a shoulder injury.
Pacquiao didn’t disclose his shoulder injury prior to the Las Vegas clash. In a pre-fight questionnaire, one of the questions read: “Have you had any injury to your shoulders, elbows, or hands that needed evaluation or examination? If yes, explain…” Pacquiao ticked ‘no’.
Subsequently, the record-breaking encounter has become the subject of legal proceedings, amid claims that the event defrauded ticket buyers and television viewers.
Now, Judge R. Gary Klausner will decide if the cases are granted class-action status ahead of any trial proceedings, after a panel of judges ruled on Friday that the lawsuits – despite being filed across different jurisdictions – could be consolidated into a single case.
The case will be heard in the Central District of California – where Pacquiao allegedly injured his shoulder while training, ahead of the bout.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said in its decision that determining the severity and timing of the boxer’s rotator-cuff injury could require “significant factual, and possibly expert, discovery.”
The panel said questions about the facts of the case, including for example who knew about the injury, are sufficiently complex to warrant consolidating the large number of related cases.
The fight generated over $400million according to HBO and Showtime – the American TV companies who broadcast the event – with a staggering 4.4million PPV buys of the ‘Fight of the Century’.
Both fighters earned more than $100million.
After the fight, Pacquiao said of his shoulder injury: “We wanted a shot for numbing the shoulder but we respect the decision of the Commission it was getting better and better but was still not 100 per cent.
“Three weeks before the fight, I had to skip training a couple of day because of the injury – I had an MRI scan and there was a tear in my right shoulder.
“I did my best but my best wasn’t good enough. I don’t want to make alibis and reasons. I’m happy that for 12 rounds I fought a good fight. I thought I won, but I have to review the video to see what happened.
“The fight was still good. Mayweather is a great boxer, give him the credit, he has won and he’s proved it.”
Over 30 lawsuits have been filed, in numerous states stretching across the United States.
Pacquiao and his promoter, Top Rank, are named in all of the lawsuits, while Mayweather, HBO and Showtime are also included in some.
Pacquiao underwent shoulder surgery just four days after the fight, with the Filipino expected to be out of action until February.
And although Britain’s Amir Khan is keen on a potential clash, the 36-year-old’s trainer, Freddie Roach, is eyeing a comeback fight against undefeated super welterweight champion Danny Garcia.