Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sports News(03.02.2010)


NA body for sports to meet today: Ejaz Butt
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) committee for sports will meet today here in Islamabad while chairman PCB Ejaz Butt has been summoned for the meeting, Geo news reported.

The matters pertaining to debacle performance of Pakistan cricket team on Australian tour, non-inclusion of Pakistani players in IPL, attack on Sri Lankan cricket team last year and the row between Javaid Miandad and Ejazz Butt will come under light during the meeting.

Director General PCB Javaid Minadad, COO Waseem Bari, Selector Muhammad Ilyas and Secretary Establishment Division Ismael Qureshi will also be present on the occasion, sources said.

Australia named squad for series against WI
SYDNEY: Star all-rounder Shane Watson and pacer Doug Bollinger returned to Australia's 13-member squad on Wednesday after a brief break for ... more
New Zealand beat Bangladesh in T20
HAMILTON: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the series opener at Seddon Park. Brendon McCullum put them out of their misery by t ... more

Rashid Latif’s dream project begins next week
KARACHI: Rashid Latif has long been thinking of launching a city-based Twenty20 league but finally decided it was time to act when Pakistan’ ... more

PCB chief too old, says Miandad
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket great Javed Miandad has added weight to calls for a change to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hierarchy, descri ... more

CA calls for 20,000 dollars fines
MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia has called for fines of up to $20,000 for pitch invaders after being issued a please-explain from the ICC over ... more

Jakhrani meets Zardari
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Sports Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani sees changes in the present Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set up following his ... more

Australia in damage control
MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia was in face-saving mode on Tuesday, delivering apologies and explanations after Sunday night’s pitch invasion i ... more

Players want access to security details: SACA
CAPE TOWN: Players from South Africa involved in the IPL have written to their franchises asking for access to security reports for the 2010 ... more

It just wasn’t our day in the final: Ijaz
KARACHI: Pakistan U19 cricket team coach Ijaz Ahmed said on Tuesday that his side was the best team that featured in the World Cup in New Ze ... more

Sabaveel looks to stretch winning run
KARACHI: For the first time Sabaveel will have to sweat when it starts for yet another win at the Karachi track on Wednesday (today) afterno ... more

Vettori defines his role
WELLINGTON: Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain has said his role in the functioning of the national side is restricted to events and pe ... more

Rehman’s four-for puts HBL in control
KARACHI: Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman and Kamran Hussain shared seven wickets to enable Habib Bank take a 116-run lead after dismissing SNG ... more

Pak players issue legal notice to ICL
MUMBAI: The beleaguered Indian Cricket League management faces fresh trouble after its Pakistani recruits on Tuesday served them a legal not ... more

Nannes keen to grab ‘big opportunity’
MELBOURNE: The only time Dirk Nannes has bowled for Australia was in front of a sparse crowd in Edinburgh in an ODI against Scotland last Au ... more

Contingent face on-flight problems
KARACHI: A Dhaka-bound PIA flight, carrying 55-member Pakistan contingent for the South Asian Games, was diverted back to Karachi for an eme ... more

Baig elected PTBF President
ISLAMABAD: Senator and former member of the senate’s standing committee on sports Enver Baig has been unanimously elected as the President o ... more

Pakistan duo impress Down Under
KARACHI: Two of Pakistan’s top players, Gulzar Bilal and Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, returned here on Tuesday after an impressive performance in th ... more

Massa back on top, Schumi third in Valencia testing
VALENCIA: Brazilian Felipe Massa insisted on Monday he felt no fear as he returned to the track after being seriously injured in an accident ... more

F1 commission agrees tweak to scoring, tyre rules
LONDON: Formula One teams and decision makers have agreed changes to the points system and tyre rules for this season as well as a ban on co ... more

Top Brazil strikers head home eyeing World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO: Ronaldo, Adriano, Fred and now Robinho, Brazil’s four strikers at the 2006 World Cup, have returned home looking to revive t ... more

West Ham strengthen frontline with three signings
LONDON: Premier League strugglers West Ham United signed three strikers on a quiet final day of business before the winter transfer window c ... more

Opponents need to show United more respect: Evra
LONDON: Left-back Patrice Evra has said that opponents of Manchester United need to show his team more respect because of its record as a to ... more

Italy stick with Confederations Cup base for SA 2010
ROME: Italy will train for the World Cup in South Africa at the same site it used for last year’s Confederations Cup.

The Italian foo ... more

Kottan to say his good byes on return from Dhaka
KARACHI: Pakistan football team coach George Kottan has decided to quit his job and will be leaving for his hometown in Austria later this w ... more

India beat Pakistan in SAG football
KARACHI: Pakistan lost to India 1-5 in their last Group B match of the men’s football event of the South Asian Games held at Chittagong, Ban ... more

Mancini swaps Inter for Milan
MILAN: Inter Milan’s Brazilian winger Mancini joined rivals AC Milan on loan for the rest of the season on Monday after frosty ties between ... more

McCarron refuses to back down
SAN DIEGO, California: Ping chairman John Solheim reminded the PGA Tour on Monday that it cannot make a separate rule to ban Ping Eye2 wedge ... more

Paes goes to Bollywood
CHENNAI: Leander Paes, India’s multiple grand slam winning doubles tennis specialist, is to make his Bollywood debut and has already complet ... more

Kavcic beats Ascione on rain-soaked first day
JOHANNESBURG: Slovenia’s Blaz Kavcic beat the more experienced Thierry Ascione of France 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 on a rain-soaked first day of the SA ... more

Waqar Mehboob moves up in rankings
KARACHI: 18-year-old Waqar Mehboob moved five places up to occupy the 71st spot in World Squash Rankings published on Tuesday, for the month ... more

Myanmar Open to return to Asian Tour

SINGAPORE: The Myanmar Open will return to this season’s Asian Tour schedule in April following ... more


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