The series between Pakistan and India’s women’s team, which is always to be hosted by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), is the recent fatal accident added to the list of sporting events which have been hurt by political tensions between both states.

“This is for the government to decide,” said a BCCI official regarding the series. “The BCCI doesn’t have a say in this. We still have time to make a decision.”

At Present, the PCB is open to hosting the three-match ODI series in the United Arab Emirates. On the other hand, the board wants India to forfeit the six points accessible for the series if they usually do not consent to play.

India currently sit sixth on the table in the ICC Women’s Tournament, with Pakistan on seventh with eight points. If the six points for the series are awarded to Pakistan, neither side is going to have chance to qualify for the World Cup.

According to an ICC representative, if the series isn’t played, then that the issue of how the points will be awarded will be referred to the event’s technical committee.

The two sides have until the end of this month to play with the series, which has to be hosted by Pakistan,” said the spokesperson.

Cricketing ties between the two nations are currently stalled, given the political tensions between the neighbours. The men’s when Pakistan visited India for a limited overs series teams never have played a bilateral series against each other since 2013.

Nevertheless, both the girls’s teams are also scheduled to play the Asia Cup in Thailand between November 25 and December 5.


Pakistan women’s football team striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch died in an automobile crash in Karachi late Wednesday night.

The body of Baloch will be taken to Kalat for interment.

Her sister Raheela told Dawn that the injury occurred in Defence stage 8 when the automobile struck against a post.

Senior Superintendent Police (SP) South Saqib Iqbal Memon told Dawn the accident occurred late Wednesday night.

He said, “Fadeian Baloch was coming with his cousin from ‘Do Darya’ towards Village in his Toyota Corolla car Shahlyla Baloch.

He included that Shahlyla perished in the injury and a legal action will be taken.

Born in 1996, Baloch was also a striker on the football team of the Balochistan women. Her sister Raheela Zarmain is associated as a manager with the football team. Her father has also been a provincial minister.

In a 2014 interview with Daybreak, Baloch said, “I believe we’re criticised mostly because our mother is in the federation. There are other sister couples in the national team as well but they may be never riled as we are.”

She was reacting to accusations of favouritism after the sisters were blamed for Pakistan’s group stage exit at the SAFF Women’s Title.

Supporters say Baloch was one of the most active members of the team and recall her as an individual who helped women’s football increase momentum in Pakistan.

Both sisters reached a substantial amount of acknowledgement in the state.

Their mom, who led the foundation of the team, has said she called for her daughters to inspire other parents.

Baloch had received the FIFA’s youngest players award and began playing football when she was 7 years old. In an interview with a youth magazine, she said she was also awarded the greatest player of Pakistan thrice 2009, 2011 and 2013 and that Maradona and Messi inspired her.

Tariq Lutfi, her coach, in a condolence message said that Shahlyla was the greatest female football player Pakistan has ever made. Shahlyla’s death was a great loss to Pakistan women’s football, he said.


Formidable Iran and novices clash the Usa in Friday’s opening round of the contest that also comprises top sides from England, Australia, South Korea, Poland, Kenya and Argentina.

With the World Cup last staged nine years ago, teams are relishing the opportunity to compete in the two-week event being held in India’s western city of Ahmedabad.

But the traditional South Asian sport that is growing in popularity and blends tag and wrestling was hit with controversy over a decision to exclude Pakistan that was highly fancied.

International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) leader Deoraj Chaturvedi, who is from India, said Pakistan has been refused entry due to a spike in tensions between the two nuclear-armed countries.

“This is not the right time to engage with Pakistan,” Chaturvedi told AFP.

“Pakistan is a valuable person in the IKF but looking at in the best interest of both states, we determined that Pakistan must be refrained from the championship and the present scenario.”

Pakistan accused of targeting the country, saying both rival states the IKF should have already been excluded if there were security concerns.

“we’ve called a meeting to discuss this issue but allow me to tell you that a Kabaddi World Cup is no world cup without Pakistan, Pakistan kabaddi federation secretary Rana Muhammad Sarwar was said by ”. This is just like a soccer world cup ” Sarwar told AFP.

“ by conquering on India We were expecting to win the world cup in India,” Ali told AFP, adding that devotees were being refused matches between the top two sides.

Hostilities between the nations have flared after India said it conducted military strikes inside Pakistan against militants, starting fury.

The strikes came after gunmen staged the most deadly attack on an Indian army base in greater than a decade, which an enraged New Delhi blamed on Pakistani-based militants.

The World Cup comes as the ancient game, played across India for generations in sandy parks and once labeled with a dowdy image, is enjoying a fresh lease of life.

The Pro Kabaddi League, launched with live television coverage, corporate patrons and gaily coloured lyrca strips, drawn players and has proved extremely popular.

Iran’s skipper Meraj Sheykh, who has played in the league’s last three variants, said his side had not grown weaker by playing in India and other international tournaments.

“ they have the experience of playing in India and we’ve more young players playing for us,” Sheykh told the Times of India paper.

Kabaddi demands yoga-like breathing abilities as two seven -member teams send a raider to label an adversary before returning — in just one breath.

The game is played in around 35 states, but it is dominated by India.

Iran, who lost in the preceding two world cup finals in 2007 and 2004, have a relatively easy first match against first-timers USA.

An opening-day double header will also see India lock horns. A round-robin tournament, the top two sides from the pools will qualify for the semis.


Middleorder batsman Babar Azam has been included in the forthcoming Test series against West Indies, starting October 13 in the UAE.

One selector supported to The Express Tribune the selection committee has decided to include the 21-year old in the squad for the five-day format as a consequence of his commendable back to back centuries in the continuing ODI series.

The selection committee has additionally decided to evaluate the fitness of the veteran opener Mohammad Hafeez and so contained him in the three-day tour match match against the Carribean side, that will begin from October 7.

Allrounder Mohammad Nawaz is also anticipated to be contained in the squad as yet another player to supply back up for spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar.

The final squad is expected to be announced by October 8.


England football team manager Sam Allardyce has been caught up in a newspaper sting where he is alleged to have met with a fake consortium of Far East businessmen seeking guidance on the Premier League’s billion pound transfer marketplace.

Former Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United and Sunderland boss Allardyce replaced Hodgson in July as England manager.

Reuters was unable to independently check the report. An FA spokesman said: “We have asked The Daily Telegraph to supply us with the complete facts in regards to this issue.”

Sam Allardyce replaced Roy Hodgson as England’s manager on July after the latter stepped down following England’s exist from Euro 2016. Allardyce has managed England in one game so far in Russia in the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Slovakia. Allardyce has formerly been manager of Premier League teams like West Ham United and Sunderland. Sunderland, last season, just about saved themselves from relegation in a thrilling end of the season encounter against Everton in which they score three goals to send competitions and one of Allardyce’s former clubs Newcastle United to the Championship.


American football team the San Francisco 49ers has sacked fullback Bruce Miller after he was arrested on suspicion of assault, US media report.

Mr Miller, 29, was detained in connection with the alleged assault on a 70-year-old guy and his son.

The event is said to have happened at a resort in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf district on Sunday.

Broadcaster KTVU in San Francisco reported that an altercation had taken place.

A brief statement issued by the team said: “The San Francisco 49ers on Monday announced they have released FB (fullback) Bruce Miller.”

Mr Miller, who is 6ft 2in (1.8m) tall and weighs 248pounds (112kg), has been with the 49ers since 2011.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick triggered a storm of criticism when he refused to stand to protest against racial injustice.

On Monday, US President Barack Obama defended Mr Kaepernick’s right to snub the anthem .