PHF seeks government help to proceed with planned India series

Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has sought help from its government to proceed with a bilateral series with India, planned for March-April this year. PHF president Akhtar Rasool told PTI today that the planned six-match series could only be possible if the two governments gave clearances. “We have written to the Ministry of Inter […]

PCB in talks with Kiwi board for ODI series ahead of WC

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are in talks with New Zealand Cricket to host its team for a five match One-day series prior to the ICC World Cup next year. A senior PCB official told PTI that a proposal had been sent to the New Zealand board as it would help both teams prepare […]

Spirited England show India exit door

DUBAI: Defending champions India were knocked out of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in the quarterfinal by England at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Electing to bat, India posted 221/8 in their 50 overs which was chased down by the English side with five balls and three wickets to spare. India were reeling […]

Pakistan opt out of Azlan Shah Hockey tournament

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan have pulled out of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The Pakistanis informed the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) of their decision on Friday night but did not give any reason for their withdrawal. MHC secretary-general Datuk Johari Abdul Aziz said that they will keep the event a six-nation affair as there is no […]

Dubai Championships: Serena Williams suffers shock defeat

DUBAI: Alize Cornet scored her first career victory over a No. 1 player when she upset Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the Dubai Championships semifinals. The 26th-ranked Cornet’s win ruined the chances of a first all-Williams final anywhere since 2009. Venus Williams defeated eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2 earlier. Cornet, looking for her fourth career […]

Friendship Football cup: Poonch rout Rajouri 5-0 in lopsided encounter

Poonch: Poonch football team thumped inexperienced Rajouri football team 5-0 in a lopsided  exhibition match of Friendship Football Cup played at here. SSP Poonch Shamsheer Hussain was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The  SSP said that Poonch and Rajouri are blessed with huge talent , so more and more opportunities should be created in […]

JKCA announce 16-member squads for limited overs’ formats

JKCA announce 16-member squads for limited overs’ formats

By Rafiq A Wani SRINAGAR: The five member selection committee of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association Friday announced 16-member squads for their limited overs’ leg of 2013-14 season. The squads were announced after a series of trial matches were held in Jammu in the buildup to Vijay Hazare Trophy One-Day Championship that precedes the inter-state […]

Totally unbiased selection, teams picked on merit: Chairman Selection Committee

By Rafiq A Wani SRINAGAR: Chairman Selection Committee Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association Abdur Rauf termed the 16-member squads that his five member team picked as “balanced” and ones that can do big things on the field. Rauf, a former first class cricketer who represented J&K in the ‘70s and ‘80s, said that the teams […]

JKFA hails Taj for securing hosting rights for mega soccer events

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Football Association, the custodians of the sport in the state, have hailed Sports Minister Taj Mohidin, for putting efforts to secure hosting rights of a high profile soccer tournament that will be held in the Valley this year. The J&K sports minister said on Thursday that Centre had agreed suggestion of […]

Afridi suffers minor injury

LAHORE: Pakistan’s flamboyant all-Rounder Shahid Khan Afridi suffered a minor injury after being hit with the ball on the face during practice match on Thursday. Afridi, who alongwith his teammates, was playing a practice match as part of their preparation for Asia Cup to be held in Bangladesh, was hit on a cheek by a […]