Short contract not a worry for Pakistan coach Moin Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan coach Moin Khan is not worried about his short-term contract. Good performances by the team over the next seven weeks, he believes, should earn him an extension. Last week, Khan was appointed for the Asia Cup this month and World Twenty20 next month, both in Bangladesh. After that, the Pakistan Cricket Board say […]

SLC finally backs ICC revamp plan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket has finally decided to back the controversial ICC revamp plan proposed by India, England and Australia, saying that it’s satisfied with the revised resolutions tabled at the Board Meeting of the world body early this month. SLC arrived at the decision at its Executive Committee meeting on Monday, a few days […]

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, 4th day

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum struck a second double century in successive Tests to bat his side to safety at the end of the fourth day of the second Test against India at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on Monday. McCullum was on 281, his highest Test score and the second highest by a New Zealander, […]

ICC U-19 World Cup: Underdogs Afghanistan stun Australia

ABU DHABI: Afghanistan continued to make giant strides in the world of cricket as their Under-19 side caused a major upset to beat Australia by 36 runs in a Group B encounter in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Not very long ago in 2013, the senior team from the war-ravaged nation put all their personal strife […]

SPORTS COUNCIL SKIING COURSE 2014

SRINAGAR:  The 10-day skiing course organized by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council at Gulmarg Monday after aspiring skiers were imparted three major courses: Basic, Advance and Intermediate. Joint  Secretary, Sports Council J B Singh Bali gave away prizes to the winners. Bali said that second phase of the coaching will be organized soon. He was […]

Pakistan can go all the way at World T20: Hafeez

LAHORE: Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez believes his team can finally break the jinx of losing to India at ICC events and says his side has what it takes to “go all the way” at this year’s ICC World T20 in Bangladesh. Hafeez, who captained the Lahore Lions to another domestic T20 Cup title on […]

IFA SHIELD: ‘Best Indian Footballer’ Mehrajuddin Wadoo stars in Mohammedan Sporting’s title triumph

By RAFIQ A WANI SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s star footballer Mehrajuddin Wadoo emerged as the standout performer as Mohammedan Sporting defeated Bangladesh club Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi 4-3 on penalties to win the IFA Shield for the first time since 1971. While it was Wadoo’s brilliance that helped Kolkata giants to make a terrific comeback from […]

BCCI threatened Pakistan for opposing ICC revamp: Zaka

LAHORE: Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf on Sunday, alleged that he was threatened by the Board for Cricket Control in India for opposing the structural overhaul of the ICC. (N Srinivasan to become ICC’s first chairman; PCB, SLC oppose move) “They were threats directed at Pakistan but our stance was clear,” Ashraf said […]

Mehbooba, JKFA hail Wadoo

SRINAGAR: Congratulating the star footballer, Mehraj Uddin Wadoo for winning the ‘Best Indian Footballer’ award, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said it is a matter of pride and real moment of joy for the entire state. Terming Mehraj as an inspiration, real hero for the youth she said the fact that he […]

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, 3rd day

WELLINGTON: India continued to enjoy the upper hand in the second and final Test against New Zealand despite a fighting unbeaten century from home team captain Brendon McCullum, who led a spirited fightback on an absorbing third day on Sunday. McCullum pulled the team out of early trouble and made full use of two reprieves […]