Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Delhi slum boy Nisar Ahmed will train at Usain Bolt’s club

NEW DELHI: Luck only favours those who are brave enough to defy all odds, and this 15-year-old rickshaw puller’s son has raced his way into Usain Bolt’s club - an achievement what most teens...

Pakistan pitches not ideal for high-quality cricket: Samiullah

KARACHI: Pakistan fast bowler Samiullah Khan Niazi has called on the country’s cricket board to improve the quality of pitches in the domestic four-day tournament - Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. The 35-year-old insisted that the standard of...

New Zealand’s Munro, Sodhi top ICC T20I rankings

DUBAI: New Zealand’s Colin Munro and Ish Sodhi have started the year with a bang after vaulting to the top of the ICC T20I Player Rankings for batsmen and bowlers respectively, following stellar performances...

2018 Blind Cricket World Cup kicks off in Lahore

LAHORE:  The 5th edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup was kicked off in Lahore on Monday as hosts Pakistan faced Bangladesh in the opening game of the tournament. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka,...

Arthur backs Pak squad to excel in New Zealand

KARACHI: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur believes his players are in good shape at the moment and are fully prepared heading into the tough series against New Zealand, began on January 6 at the...

ICC announces match officials for U-19 World Cup

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the U-19 World Cup 2018, which will begin from January 13 in New Zealand. The 12th edition of the...

We have skills to do well in any country: Virat Kohli

CAPE TOWN: Indian skipper Virat Kohli is extremely optimistic about the upcoming 2018 Freedom Series against South Africa and feels that the present Indian team has the required skill set to perform well in...

Sabbir Rahman loses BD contract over assault

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has revoked the national contract of middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman for assaulting a fan during a first-class match.  Rahman has also been slapped with a fine of two...

ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: After sealing the Ashes 4-0, Australia have taken the third place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Team Rankings, while England slipped to fifth position.  Australia had entered the series in fifth...

Yusuf Pathan gets back-dated ban for doping violation

NEW DELHI: Baroda allrounder Yusuf Pathan has been handed a back-dated five-month ban by the BCCI (Indian Cricket Board). The 35-year-old, who last played for India in 2012, was found to be in violation...