Time has come to look beyond ‘defensive’ Dhoni: Amarnath

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath says the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy as his “defensive approach” has resulted in the country’s prolonged failure on foreign soil. “Dhoni is a defensive captain who allows opposition to make a comeback in the game. His record is good at home pitches […]

Dhoni’s Test captaincy ‘obnoxious’, says Ganguly

New Delhi: Beleaguered skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was put on notice by his predecessors on Wednesday after India suffered yet another away series defeat, with one of them calling his leadership “obnoxious”. The 1-0 loss to New Zealand on Tuesday was India’s fourth consecutive series defeat abroad and followed a 4-0 drubbing for Dhoni’s World […]

McCullum’s epic innings stopped the nation, says Kiwi coach

WELLINGTON: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Wednesday said skipper Brendon McCullum’s epic triple hundred in the drawn Test against India brought the whole country to a stop like never before. The Black Caps won the five-match ODI series 4-0 and the two-Test series 1-0, the latter thanks to a superb triple-ton by McCullum, which […]

Asia Cup 2014: Hafeez hopeful for good results

LAHORE: Expressing satisfaction over the team selected for the upcoming Asia Cup, T20 captain Muhammad Hafeez said the national squad was in an excellent shape to achieve good results. Hafeez was speaking to the media in Lahore where a training camp was set up for the national team. Team green will be preparing for the […]

‘Sons-of-pigs’ remark by ex-chairman leaves PCB red-faced

NEW DELHI: A distasteful comment by its former chairman Ijaz Butt has left the Pakistan Cricket Board red-faced. According to media reports, Butt, apparently angry with the International Cricket Council revamp plans, spearheaded by the cricket Boards of India, England and Australia, called the Big Three as “sons of pigs.” PCB is the only association […]

PCB forms committee to probe match fixing claims in domestic T20 match

LAHORE:Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it would investigate allegations of match fixing in a domestic Twenty20 match last week. Former batsman Basit Ali made the charges over the T20 Cup match between the Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Dolphins on February 11. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it had appointed a three-man committee to […]

Pollard ruled out of Windies World T20 squad

Saint John’s (Antigua): Big hitting all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the West Indies squad for the ICC World Twenty20. Pollard continues to recover from a knee injury and has not been included in the 15-man squad released Tuesday for the March 16 to April 6 event in Bangladesh. Pollard, who injured his […]

Indoor Futsal Championship

Indoor Futsal Championship

SRINAGAR: After a three month hiatus thanks to inclement weather in harsh winter, Jammu and Kashmir Football Association, custodians of the sport in the state, are back organizing soccer tournaments. The first of it- a unique one as per JKFA, is expected to begin from February 22. The tournament- Indoor Futsal Championship- will be hosted […]

Epic show from McCullum as Kiwis pocket series 1-0

WELLINGTON: An epic triple century by Brendon McCullum in a record-laden innings took New Zealand from the brink of a Test defeat to a remarkable series win over India on Tuesday. The second Test petered out in a draw with India on 166-3 in their second innings after being set a near-impossible target of 435 […]

Money can’t buy a team performance: Bedi

NEW DELHI: India’s latest away series defeat at the end of a dismal tour of New Zealand triggered calls Tuesday for a change in leadership and a warning that financial muscle does not translate to on-field success. A majestic triple century from Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum in the drawn second Test in Wellington ensured […]