NEW DELHI: One of the game's all-time greats,Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday announced his retirement from one-day cricket, bringing to an end a glorious 23-year-old career in the format during which he rewrote numerous batting records.
"I have decided to retire from the One-Day format of the game. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup winingIndian team. The preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest," the 39-year-old said in a statement released by the BCCI today.
Chitral— Muzafar Ali Khan Memorial Polo Tournament kicked off here in Chitral. President All Pakistan Muslim League, Chitral Shahzada Pervez— who is also supporting the tournament financially— was the chief guest on the occasion of inaugural ceremony.
27 Polo teams will participate in the tournament which has been put together in the memory of late Muzafar Ali, a veteran polo player from the region. He was born in 1923 and passed away in June this year. He is considered one of the greatest players the free-style polo has ever created.
Germany—Chelsea, against all the odds, has won the Champions League Final. Allianz Stadium was roaring with noise of the Chelsea Fans when their team won against Bayern Munich.
This was perhaps what Ibrahimovic was pouring money for, Chelsea has won earned one of the Planet's most prestigious cups. Chelsea has become the Firth English Team to hoist the Champions League Trophy. The Blues were crying and smiling at the same time in the third largest Ground of Munich where they won a final against a home team a favourite Bayern Munich. Drogba was the last penalty shooter to seal the Cup for Chelsea. Read more about Incredible Chelsea Wins Champions League Final
Islamabad— Star Cricket all-rounder and former Pakistani captain, Shahid Khan Afridi, has announced retirement from international cricket. He has decided to quit cricket after his sheer disappointment with the leadership of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Afridi was earlier reported to be dejected over PCB’s decision to sack him as captain.
He was removed from captaincy due to his leakages of internal rifts in the Pakistani side especially the differences between him and coach Waqar Younis overt how to build team Pakistan. Afridi has expressed his dissidence over the way cricket matters are dealt with by the current cricket Board. According to him, the inappropriate attitude of PCB was catalyst to his decision to quit cricket. Read more about Shahid Afridi announces retirement from International Cricket
CHITRAL (DROSH): Young Star Development Organization (YSDO) has taken pride in nurturing cricketer Junaid Khan who recently has been declared part of the Pakistan Cricket team in the coming ICC World Cup.
Chairman Young Star development organization (YSDO) Asfandiar Khan, supervisor Subadar (R) Saeedullah and Manager Blood donation committee, Mahboob Ahmad thanked chairman Pakistan Cricket Board and its selection Committee and Shahid Khan Afridi for reposing confidence in Mr. Khan.