Rahane maiden ton gives India ascendancy

WELLINGTON: Ajinkya Rahane cracked his maiden ton as India dished out a dominant batting display to take a massive 246-run lead and put themselves in the drivers’ seat over New Zealand in the second and final Test on Saturday. Rahane, playing in his fifth Test, struck a classy 118 which he made from 158 deliveries […]

Six-star Ishant scripts India’s dominance

WELLINGTON: Ishant Sharma exploited the seaming conditions brilliantly to return with a career-best 6/51 as India took early control of the second and final Test by skittling out New Zealand for a paltry 192 in the first innings on Friday. Sharma justified captain MS Dhoni’s decision to bowl first on a greentop as the lanky […]

Indian blind cricket team wants to ‘win hearts’ in Pakistan

LAHORE (Pakistan): Indian blind cricket team captain Shekar Naik on Friday said he hopes to win the hearts of his Pakistani hosts and help the peace process between the two countries. A 17-man Indian squad arrived early Friday to play a series of three Twenty20s and as many one-day matches in Pakistan in their first […]

Pakistan recall Kamran, Malik for World T20

LAHORE: Pakistan suffered a huge blow to their Asia Cup and World Twenty20 preparations as fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, the team’s spearhead in recent times, was ruled out of both events due to a recurrence of his hip injury. The notable inclusions in the squads for the upcoming events are Fawad Alam, who returns to […]

Hope Parvez Rasool gets more games to play: Omar Abdullah

Jammu:    “Hope he gets more games,” was the reaction of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, shortly after Parvez Rasool became the lone cricketer from the state to get a buyer in the high-profile IPL auction today. “Very pleased to hear Parvez Rasool has been picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 95 lakhs. Here’s […]

ADDC flags off probables for skiing course

SRINAGAR: Additional District Development Commissioner Srinagar Thursday flagged off Kashmir division probables for the 10-day skiing coaching camp from Bakhshi stadium, Srinagar. 15 participants will be imparted training and coaching under the supervision of State Sports Council skiing Coach Abdul Rashid Tantary in basic, advance and intermediate courses, a statement from the SSC said. Joint […]

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 […]

U-17 National Football Championship

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir U-17 football team Thursday started their U-17 National Football Championship campaign with a goalless draw against Delhi played Agartala. The draw meant teams had to share the points. It was the visitors who created early chances in the first half and put pressure on their opponents but failed to convert […]