Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup win is my favourite cricketing moment: Reham Khan

first_imgLegendary all-rounder Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan, who was in New Delhi on Friday, said Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup triumph was her favourite cricketing moment. (Golden chance for Pakistan to humiliate India ) “Winning the 1992 World Cup was a special moment for me and of course for every Pakistani. It was a wonderful feeling,” the former BBC presenter, a human rights activist said on Friday in an exclusive interview to came up with an all-round show in the final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and led his team to their first ever World Cup triumph.Reham also said she loved watching cricket during the days of Kapil Dev and Javed Miandad. “I was a huge fan of Javed Miandad. I still remember his ‘chokas’. Kapil Dev was also a fantastic cricketer,” Reham said.Reham, who had been an active journalist, said she watched a lot of cricket with her father despite travelling around the globe continuously.”My father and I used to wake up at unearthly hours to watch matches as we travelled to different countries, different continents.”We watched a lot of cricket when Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Inzamam-ul-Haq were playing,” she said.However, things have now changed for Reham. She has stopped following cricket after her divorce with cricketer turned politician Imran.”After last year, cricket has completely been wiped off my agenda,” she said. (History with India, but Pakistan are favourites )Imran tied the knot with Reham in a low-key ceremony in January last year. Their marriage lasted only for ten months as the couple decided to part ways and filed for divorce in November last year.advertisementNevertheless, Reham can’t keep herself away from the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 fervour that has currently taken the two countries by storm. India, after losing their first game against New Zealand, take on a confident Pakistan at the Eden Gardens today.Reham is rooting for Pakistan and their captain Shahid Afridi. She feels Pakistan’s love affair with Eden will continue in today’s clash against India.”Shahid Afridi likes T20, it’s his mode. He has been under pressure. He is being criticised for his age. Men don’t like it when they are criticised for their age. Afridi is all revved up for today’s game. He is waiting to prove his critics wrong.”Pakistan love playing at the Eden Gardens. We’ve got a good mix of experience and youth. I am rooting for our first win against India in World Cups,” she said.”We have wiped a lot of tears when it comes to Pakistan-India matches. This time, I would like to smile,” she added.Reham said she was aware of all the on-field rivalry between fans of the two teams and said she didn’t associate any negativity with it.  “The bouncers start rolling on social media a long time before it actually starts on the pitch. Sport is a great medium for connecting people, a lot of high-profile figures have come to watch the match. Also, a lot of people have travelled across the border.  “Even people who don’t watch cricket, watch India-Pakistan clash. It’s good for cricket,” she said.Reham wants professional cricket to return to Pakistan. She says the people in Pakistan are deprived of cricketing action and they are tired of watching cricket on television sets. (India face uphill task against confident Pakistan )”We would like to see professional cricket return to Pakistan. It’s a shame because a lot of cricket happens around the globe but the Pakistani fans are deprived of it. We want to go back to the early eighties and the late seventies where we could watch cricket at the stadiums. We don’t want be watching it on television anymore,” she said.She also said that India should travel to Pakistan in future.”India playing in Pakistan is one of the best things that could happen for the Pakistan government and its cricket board. Pakistan players will be well looked after in India. Afridi has also said people love our players more than in Pakistan. It’s the same case with Indians in Pakistan.”What fun would be Indian cricket without Pakistan?” Reham queried.last_img read more

Women robbed attacked while exercising in Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – Out exercising this morning, two women in two different areas of Providenciales were attacked by men trying to or getting away with robbing them.  It is a frightening account for so many and Police in a report today say, one woman was walking in Grace Bay near the Sands resort around 6am when a 6ft tall man exited a vehicle and demanded money.  She fought with the man and ran away.The second incident was minutes after 6am near NAPA on Leeward Highway.  A short man from an SUV ran across the street, tackled the woman to the ground, grabbed her cell phone and ran back to the vehicle and drove off.  Both women were unhurt physically and police have posted a list of how to stay safe while exercising and they are investigating the crimes.If you know anything about these attacks or any other crime, call crime stoppers anonymously at 1 800 TIPS, 1 800 8477.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

President Hamid for stern actions against hajj management irregularities

first_imgPresident Abdul Hamid addresses a dinner event hosted for Hajj Ulema-Mashayekh team at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban on Saturday. Photo: PIDPresident Abdul Hamid on Saturday said negligence, irregularities and corruption in hajj management must be dealt with an iron hand, reports UNB. “Over 95 per cent hajj pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia through hajj agencies. Past experiences show that many agencies don’t live up to their promises of providing pilgrims with various facilities once they reach Makkah-Medina. As a result, the pilgrims have to face untold sufferings,” he said. The President was addressing a dinner event hosted for Hajj Ulema-Mashayekh team at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban in the evening. Abdul Hamid said when hajj pilgrims face any problem in Saudi Arabia, the government has to intervene in the issue. “Such activities tarnish the country’s image. Such fraudulence with the pilgrims is not expected.” He, however, acknowledged huge contributions of private agencies to the hajj management. Mentioning that the hajj management has so far completed smoothly this year, the president expressed the hope that other hajj activities will be done well, too and urged all concerned to remain aware in this regard. Pointing to the Hajj Ulema-Mashayekh team, he said, “Your inclusion in the hajj mission for the first time is undoubtedly a very important matter. It proves that the present government believes in upholding proper respect and dignity of Islam and the scholars.” Abdul Hamid expressed the hope that hajj pilgrims will be able to perform hajj smoothly with their advice and guidance. “Besides, your experience of performing hajj will have a positive role in the hajj management in the future,” he said. About pilgrims’ immigration, he said they had to wait in Jeddah for long to complete their immigration procedure. “But from now on, Bangladeshi pilgrims are completing the immigration procedure at Dhaka airport instead of Jeddah which eased their sufferings.” Describing the pilgrims as goodwill ambassadors of Bangladesh, he urged them to be cautious about their language and behaviour so that others do not get any negative message about the country. State minister for religious affairs Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, state minister for civil aviation and tourism M Mahbub Ali, state minister for public administration Farhad Hossain and 10 Ulema also spoke on the occasion. Secretaries concerned to the president were also present during the programmme. This year, hajj flights started on 4 July and will continue till 5 August. A total of 127,198 pilgrims are scheduled to perform hajj from Bangladesh.last_img read more