SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir cricket fans will have their eyes closely fixed on the second and final of Indian Premier League Auction, with seven cricketers from the state slated to go under hammer today. For the first time in the six-year IPL history, any cricketer from J&K has made it to the auction thanks to […]

DAY ONE: Yuvraj Singh is IPL king, pockets Rs 14 crore

BANGALORE: Flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was the surprise recipient of a windfall at the IPL players’ auction, fetching a record bid of Rs 14 crore from the Royal Challengers Bangalore while Dinesh Karthik also clinched a mind-boggling Rs 12.5 crore purse from Delhi Daredevils on Wednesday. Both Yuvraj and Karthik, who are not even regular […]

Imran criticises Sethi’s appointment

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain turned politician Imran Khan has  lashed out at the country’s newly reappointed cricket chief, alleging he was being rewarded for helping the ruling party commit fraud in last year’s general elections. Najam Sethi, a prominent journalist who was also appointed as interim chief minister of the Punjab province during last year’s […]

No hard feelings over coaching snub: Waqar

KARACHI: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis insisted on Wednesday he had no hard feelings about being overlooked as national coach and threw his weight behind Moin Khan. The 42-year-old was shortlisted alongside Khan to replace Australian Dav Whatmore, whose contract ended last month, but the ex-wicketkeeper was given the nod by the Pakistan Cricket Board […]

J&K SSC snaps affiliation of six ‘defaulting’ associations

SRINAGAR: Failing to submit their audit reports, Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council has withdrawn the affiliation of major six associations in the state. Officials said that the council has cancelled the affiliations of the associations for not complying with the rules and directives of the sports body. Those which were stripped off form the […]

IPL AUCTION: Seven J&K cricketers to go under hammer

SRINAGAR: Thanks to their solid show in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy season, seven players from Jammu and Kashmir have found their place in the final list of players who will go under the hammer in the much fancied Indian Premier League auction. With none of them having played international, all seven of them have […]

JKCA felicitates Ranji team

Jammu: Taking a dig at the poor cricket infrastructure in the state, Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parveez Rasool on Tuesday voiced his concerns about lack of quality facilities, which is a hindrance for the talented cricketers to showcase their skills and come into the reckoning at a bigger stage. “There are number of problems (with […]

IRANI TROPHY: Parvez Rasool included in Rest of India squad

SRINAGAR: J&K’s Parvez Rasool has been included in the Rest of India squad named Monday by the BCCI, which is scheduled to play Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in the Irani Cup game at Bengaluru from February 9-13. The J&K skipper’s inclusion comes on back of his solid all-round show in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy […]

68th Santosh Trophy

SRINAGAR: Punjab scored a 1-0 victory over Jammu and Kashmir in a Group- B encounter of the North zone qualifying round of the 68th Santosh Trophy Senior National Football Championship played at Dr BR Ambedkar Football Stadium. Punjab shot into the lead in the 37th minute when their mid-fielder put the ball in the right […]