Friday, February 19, 2010

Sports News (19.02.2010)


First T20 between Pak, England today
DUBAI CITY: First Twenty20 match of two-matches series between Pakistan and England will be played today in Dubai.

Shahid Afridi will not be a part of the playing squad because of ban imposed on him due to ball tempering. Fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Muhammad Talha will likely included in the playing eleven in the absence of Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif.

Shakib’s ton in vain as Kiwis beat Bangladesh
HAMILTON: Despite a brilliant maiden century by captain Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by 121 runs on the fifth and final d ... more

‘Anti-Pakistan’ sentiment cause for concern, says PHF
KARACHI: Most of the other competing teams of the World Cup in New Delhi are having second thoughts about featuring in the 12-nation spectac ... more

India tame Proteas inspite of Amla heroics
KOLKATA: India defied an unbeaten century from Hashim Amla to crush South Africa by an innings and 57 runs in the final Test on Thursday to ... more

Warne IPL unease over terror threats
SYDNEY: Shane Warne says threats of a terrorist attack have him “thinking twice” about playing in this year’s Indian Premier League, reports ... more

Symonds not worried over security
SYDNEY: Australia allrounder Andrew Symonds feels more comfortable with the security situation in India than he did whenever he toured South ... more

Shoaib dreams of captaining Pakistan
LAHORE: Controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar wants to captain Pakistan in international cricket before retiring.

Akhtar lost nearly al ... more

Dwyer to rejoin Pakistan set-up
DUBAI: David Dwyer, the Australian trainer who recently resigned from his post with the Pakistan side, will once again join the team on a te ... more

Gayle confident one-dayer will beat AFL
MELBOURNE: Chris Gayle played it as straight as his bat, and for a few minutes breathed life into the Australia-West Indies one-day series. ... more

Netherlands level series with emphatic win
NAIROBI: Netherlands drew level with Kenya after an emphatic win in the second One-day International here at the Nairobi Gymkhana on Thursda ... more

Hammad joins National Bank
KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) announced on Thursday that they have hired Pakistan junior team all-rounder Hammad Azam.

Iqbal Q ... more

IPL shortens match timeouts
NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has tweaked the timeout system it introduced last season, with each team now able to call for a t ... more

NBP, Stallions confirm berths in Cup semis
KARACHI: Multan Tigers, National Bank, SNGPL and Sialkot Stallions confirmed their berths in the semifinals as the league round slots of the ... more

Porto beat Arsenal, Bayern down Fiorentina
LONDON: Porto punished two goalkeeping blunders to beat Arsenal 2-1 and Bayern Munich’s late winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina w ... more

Vidic wants United stay
BELGRADE: Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic wants to stay at the English champions next season and has never fallen out with manager ... more

USA shine on day five in Vancouver
VANCOUVER: The two superstars of American winter sports won an Olympic gold medal each on Wednesday — snowboarder Shaun White in the halfpip ... more

Medals Table


Vettel fastest in test as Ferrari go all secret
JEREZ, Spain: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was quickest in Formula One pre-season testing on Wednesday but much of the session was again disr ... more

POA approves Peshawar to host National Games
KARACHI: The general body of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) formally approved the 31st National Games which are scheduled to be held ... more

75-member CWG contingent finalised
LAHORE: A 75-member contingent of different sports has been finalised to represent the country in the Commonwealth Games being held in New D ... more

Umair Alam, Abdul Sattar to battle for Sindh Cup
KARACHI: Defending champion Umair Alam and top seeded Abdul Sattar made it to the final by overcoming their respective rivals in the semifin ... more

Sharapova cruises into Memphis quarter-finals
MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Top-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova cruised into the quarter-finals of the WTA Tour event here on Wednesday, crushing Ame ... more

Auranzeb clinches Rashidabad title
KARACHI: Second seed Auranzeb Mehmund stunned favourite Waqas Mehboob in the final of U19 boys event to clinch the 1st Rehana Nazar National ... more

Jayasuriya to balance sport with politics

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya will embark on a political career by taking ... more


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