There was insecurity among Pak players during 2019 W C: Inzamam

KARACHI: There was a sense of insecurity among Pakistan players during the 2019 World Cup, claims former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, who also reckons that the PCB should have given Sarfaraz Ahmed more time as captain instead of removing him abruptly. Inzamam said captains need to be backed since they get better with time. “Even in […]

‘Lockdown hampered our WC qualifying chances’

IMPHAL: The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown hampered our 2021 World Cup qualifying prospects, Indian junior women’s hockey team skipper Suman Devi Thoudam said on Thursday. The Indian girls were hoping to book their FIH Junior Women’s World Cup ticket through the 2020 Women’s Junior Asia Cup, which was to be held in Kakamigahara, […]

Younis Khan once held a knife to my throat when I offered him advice: Grant Flower

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has alleged that ex-skipper Younis Khan had once held a knife to his throat when he tried to offer him some advice during a tour of Australia. Asked about the tricky characters that he has had to coach in his career, the 49-year-old Zimbabwean, who was Pakistan’s […]

India among five bidders for 2027 AFC Asian Cup

NEW DELHI: India has bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights along with four other countries, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed. The other bidders for Asia’s premier football tournament are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. “The AFC will now work with each Bidding Member Association on the delivery of the necessary […]

IPL GC meet yet to happen, BCCI unlikely to sever ties if ‘exit clause’ favours VIVO

NEW DELHI: The BCCI is unlikely to sever ties with IPL title sponsors VIVO if the “exit clause” favours the Chinese mobile phone company, a senior BCCI official said on Wednesday but did not reveal when the event’s much-hyped governing council meeting to review this will be held. After the violent June 15 clash in […]

Sangakkara asked to give statement in Sri Lanka’s 2011 WC probe: Reports

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to record his statement in front of a special investigating unit of the Sports Ministry probing allegations that the country’s 2011 World Cup Final loss to India was fixed, local media reported. Sri Lanka’s sports ministry last month ordered an investigation into former sports minister […]

England vs Pakistan: Second group of COVID-negative Pakistan players to depart for UK on Friday

LAHORE: Six Pakistani cricketers, who became eligible to join the squad in England after testing negative for COVID-19 following two tests, will leave for Manchester on Friday. Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz, who were found to be COVID-19 positive ahead of the team’s departure last week, tested […]

Rohit Sharma is one of greatest ever ODI openers: Srikkanth

NEW DELHI: Stylish India batsman Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest ever ODI openers, considering his ability to score daddy hundreds, says former captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Out of his 29 ODI centuries, 11 times Rohit has scored in excess of 140, including three double hundreds. Srikkanth, who himself was an explosive opener during his […]

Rijiju launches NADA app to help athletes stay updated about banned substances

NEW DELHI: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday unveiled National Anti-Doping Agency’s first mobile app to provide information about prohibited substances and their inadvertent use, calling the initiative an important step towards dope-free sports. The app aims to create a bridge between athletes and the NADA by providing easily accessible information on various aspects of […]

Six Pakistan players cleared to tour England after second negative virus test

LAHORE: Six Pakistani cricketers, who were found to be Covid-19 positive ahead of the team’s departure for England last week, have now tested negative for the second time in three days making them eligible to join the squad in the UK. Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz have […]

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