Friday, February 12, 2010

Sports News(12.02.2010)


Karachi Champions T20 League begins today
KARACHI: The Karachi Champions League Twenty20 Cricket Tournament is beginning here today when city nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal will inaugurate the Rs17.7 million event.

In the opening match of the 16-team tournament which will conclude on February 24, Korangi Alfateh will clash with Nazimabad Gymkhana at 8.00 pm today. The match will be played floodlights.

A huge amount of Rs 20 million will be spent on staging the tournament out of which cash prizes of Rs17.7 million will be distributed.

The team winning the title will walk away with Rs10 million — easily the biggest-ever prize in the history of club cricket in Pakistan.

The runners-up will get Rs 5 million, the semi-finalists Rs 500,000 each and the quarter-finalists Rs 250,000 apiece.

Windies restrict Aussies to 225 in 3rd ODI
SYDNEY: Ravi Rampaul led a desperate West Indies as they bowled Australia out for 225 in 49.5 overs in the crucial third One-day Internation ... more

Windies win toss, put Aussies into bat in 3rd ODI
SYDNEY: West Indies won the toss and elected to field in the third ODI of the series at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on Friday.

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PCB looks to host matches in USA this year
KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket chiefs on Thursday announced plans to stage matches in the United States later this year following a meeting wit ... more

Naseem vows to do even better in future
KARACHI: Golden girl Naseem Hameed was given a rousing welcome here at the Jinnah International Airport on her arrival from Dhaka on Thursda ... more

Guptill shines as NZ complete BD whitewash
CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed their whitewash of Bangladesh in the one-day series with a three-wicket victory in the third and final O ... more

Afghanistan beats USA to enter T20 semifinals
DUBAI: Afghanistan secured a place in the Super Fours stage of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier with a 29-run victory over the United States ... more

‘We are the Rocky of world cricket’
DUBAI: Afghanistan’s battle against adversity during their rise up the cricket ranks has all the makings of a Hollywood script.

Now, afte ... more

Bollinger continues to take aim at Gayle
SYDNEY: Australia coach Tim Nielsen says pace bowler Doug Bollinger has been inspired to prove himself time and time again this summer, espe ... more

Faisal says he can excel in all three formats
KARACHI: Faisal Iqbal on Thursday urged national selectors to try him out in limited overs cricket saying that he has matured as a batsman a ... more

Naseem’s gold medal winning colleagues ignored on landing
KARACHI: In an interesting course of action, other gold medal winners apart from Naseem Hameed were not given any protocol at the Jinnah Int ... more

Zebras play SSGC as PIA face SNGPL
KARACHI: Defending champions Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would be looking to extend their lead when they face SNGPL in their secon ... more

Friendship aces Pak-India rivalry
KARACHI: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan and India’s Rohan Bopanna may not be considered as just two men playing doubles tennis as a team; ... more

Coach Williams backs Windies to rally
SYDNEY: West Indies coach David Williams has backed his side to fight back from their deficit position in the five-match one day internation ... more

SCG officials hoping fans show faith
SYDNEY: Cricket NSW chief David Gilbert is hoping for a “good crowd” at Friday’s One-day International at the SCG, although the final figure ... more

Afghans account for Scots as UAE progress
DUBAI: Afghanistan’s fairytale rise in cricket’s world order at one day level carried on Wednesday as they recorded their second successive ... more

Raqeeb opposes Yawar presence in probe panel
KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team manager who accompanied the national side during their New Zealand and Australian tours, Abdul Raqeeb, has ob ... more

India’s appeal over stadium ban dismissed
KOLKATA: The Indian cricket board’s appeal against the one-year ban on New Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium has been dismissed, the Internat ... more

IOC vigilant against threat of betting
VANCOUVER: The IOC will step up efforts to combat the threat of illegal betting and match-fixing, saying corruption is as big a danger to th ... more

Kamran succumbs to second defeat
KARACHI: Second seed Kamran Razzaq succumbed to his second successive defeat in the 18th Sindh Cup Snooker League Tournament held here at th ... more

Shahida eyes women’s tennis boost
KARACHI: Buoyed up by the superb showing of Naseem Hameed in South Asian Games, Subh-e-Nau Chairperson Shahida Kausar Farooq said that she w ... more

Dementieva cruises into Paris last-eight
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Roddick and Verdasco advance, Stepanek ousted
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India get Laxman boost

NEW DELHI: India’s seasoned batsman Venkatsai Laxman will return for the final Test against South Africa afte ... more

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