CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Graeme Smith expects an even contest between bat and ball to set up a thrilling finale in the series-deciding third Test against Australia at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The wicket has been a key factor in the opening two Tests, a lively pitch helping Mitchell Johnson bowl Australia […]

India, Sri Lanka should beware of us: Afghanistan coach Khan

Fatullah : Buoyed by a spirited effort from his boys against heavyweights Pakistan, the Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan on Friday sounded a warning bell for India and Sri Lanka stating that they are “hungry to win” a match in the ongoing Asia Cup tournament. Afghanistan on Thursday had reduced Pakistan to 117 for six before […]

PCB accepts Miandad’s resignation

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has accepted the resignation of former captain, Javed Miandad, ending a six-year association between the two. Miandad, who had joined the PCB in 2008 in a specially created position of Director-General cricket, had recently sent his resignation to the new chairman of the board, Najam Sethi, saying he wished to […]

Won’t change my action much: Parvez Rasool

Won’t change my action much: Parvez Rasool

NEW DELHI: Talented off-spinner and India contender Parveez Rasool is keen to add a few more variation in his armoury as an off-break bowler but would not like to tinker with his natural action while doing so. Out-of-form India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin yesterday surprised one and all by bowling with a completely different action which […]

ASIA CUP: Akmal ton, bowlers seal Pakistan’s crushing victory

NEW DELHI: A stupendous unbeaten century by Umar Akmal and a brilliant show by the bowlers helped Pakistan secure a comprehensive 72-run win against Afghanistan with a bonus point in their Asia Cup clash at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah on Thursday. The crushing win meant Pakistan pocketed a bonus point as well. After […]

Pak court summons Umar Akmal on March 11

Lahore: A Pakistani court today summoned Test cricketer Umar Akmal on March 11 in a case of traffic rules violation and a face-off with a traffic warden. Akmal`s lawyer told additional and sessions judge, Imtiaz Noor today that his client could not appear before the court as he was on a tour to Bangladesh with […]

Rashid Latif is new Pakistan chief selector

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former captain Rashid Latif as the new chief selector and the former wicketkeeper-batsman is expected to take charge from April 1. Latif met the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi today and was offered the post of chief selector, as well as director additional training and education for anti-corruption. […]

ICC Under-19 World Cup

DUBAI: South Africa marched into the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a convincing 80-run win over Australia at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. South Africa will take on Pakistan, who beat England by three wickets in the first semi-final Monday, in the final Saturday. Eighteen-year old pacer Kagiso Rabada starred […]

JKFA to three-day trials for SAIL selection

JKFA to three-day trials for SAIL selection

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) is going to hold three day trials from February 28, to pick players for Steel Authority of India Limited , a press statement issued by the JKFA said. The trials will be held at Polo Ground at 2:30 pm to 4:00pm. Players short listed by the JKFA selection […]

Beating India no longer an upset: Mortaza

MIRPUR: Bangladesh’s premier pacer Mashrafe Mortaza today said that beating a heavyweight Indian cricket team is no longer considered as an “upset” as the hosts have defeated them on a few occasions in the near past including the last edition of Asia Cup. “I don’t count a win against India as an upset. We have […]