Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sports news(18.02.2010)


Pakistan cricketers can play IPL-4
MUMBAI: Two new franchises will be included in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after which the number of teams will be ten. Pakistani cricketers can also be entitled for participation in the event.

IPL commissioner Lalith Modi said that further two teams would take part in the next season of the event whereas Pakistanis would also be seen in action.

Talking with Geo News, Modi said that the two new teams would join the competition from the 2011 season, increasing the number of franchises to 10.

Lalit Modi said 12 cities were in contention, including four which will host games during the 2010 season.

Modi said tenders for the franchises could be collected from the Board of Control for India or IPL from 21 February and that bids would be opened on 8 March in Mumbai.

The cities in the frame are Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Kanpur, Dharamsala, Indore, Cuttack, Gwalior and Visakapatnam.

But Modi also indicated that Rajkot, Pune, Vadodara and Kochi, which are in the process of building stadiums, might bid for teams.

The new team franchises will be granted access to venues hosting matches during the 2010 IPL in order to familiarise themselves.

The 2010 IPL, which is the third edition of the 20-over tournament, begins on 12 March.

Amla defiant as India close in on victory
KOLKATA: India were three wickets away from winning the second and final cricket Test against South Africa on Thursday despite another unbea ... more

Karachi Cup Golf starts today
KARACHI: The first All Pakistan DHA Karachi Cup Open golf championship starts at the Defence Authority Country and Golf Club here on Thursda ... more

Karachi Cup Golf starts today
KARACHI: The first All Pakistan DHA Karachi Cup Open golf championship starts at the Defence Authority Country and Golf Club here on Thursda ... more

Seniors cricket begins Feb 20
KARACHI: Pakistan Veteran Cricket Association (PVCA) is organising the 12th edition of National Seniors Cricket Cup 2009-10 Southern Zone fr ... more

Mauripur Baloch win in CFL
KARACHI: Mauripur Baloch and Chand Club gained full points in Group-A matches of Sports 360 Club Football League Championship 2010 when they ... more

Kodi Kodi tournament from Friday
KARACHI: The Sindh government will be organising an Inter-Clubs Kodi Kodi Tournament in Larkana starting on Friday (tomorrow).

A spo ... more

Guerrero vacates IBF belt
GILROY, California: Robert Guerrero has vacated his International Boxing Federation super featherweight title to be with his wife, Casey, as ... more

POA General Body moot today
KARACHI: An important meeting of the general body of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) will be held at Lahore on Thursday (today).
... more

Barry earns Man City draw
LONDON: Gareth Barry’s goal earned Manchester City a 1-1 road tie with 10-man Stoke on Tuesday.

With the tie, Manchester City moved ... more
Amla frustrates India's victory charge
KOLKATA: Hashim Amla continued his superb form with an unbeaten half-century to keep South Africa afloat in the second and final cricket Tes ... more
Warne asks to move IPL from India
SYDNEY: Shane Warne says threats of a terrorist attack have him "thinking twice" about playing in this year's Indian Premier League, reports ... more

Pakistan delays team contracts pending inquiry
KARACHI: Pakistan will not award annual central contracts to its cricketers until the release of a report into the team’s debacle on their t ... more

PCB appoints new members in Governing Board
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the names of it’s four new members of PCB Governing Board here on Wednesday.

The announce ... more

Indian party withdraws Aussie cricket protest
MUMBAI: The leader of a right-wing Hindu group has withdrawn a threat to prevent Australia’s cricketers from playing in the Indian Premier L ... more

Bangladesh fight back against Kiwis
HAMILTON: A maiden century to Mahmudullah enabled Bangladesh to avoid the follow-on at stumps on the third day of the one-off Test against N ... more

Pakistan embarrassed by A team
DUBAI: After a disastrous Australian tour, Pakistan’s confidence will not have been helped as they were overcome by an inexperienced Pakista ... more

Sohail to undergo knee treatment in Australia
KARACHI: Pakistani paceman Sohail Tanvir will consult a specialist in Australia for the treatment of his injured knee next week.

The knee ... more

Pietersen in line for vice-captaincy
LONDON: Kevin Pietersen is in the race for a new role in the national side as England looks for a deputy to captain-in-waiting Alaister Cook ... more

Lions down England
DUBAI: Michael Lumb struck two boundaries from the final two balls as England Lions gave their senior colleagues a rude awakening at the sta ... more

India name squad for ODI series
KOLKATA: Batsman Gautam Gambhir and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh were on Wednesday left out of India’s squad for the first two One-day Intern ... more

ICC unhappy with Bangalore facilities
BANGALORE: The ICC has written to the Indian board expressing concerns over the facilities at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium, one of the ei ... more

Tahir understands SA snub
LONDON: Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir has insisted he has no complaints with South Africa chiefs over his botched call-up to represe ... more

North Nazimabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal win in KCL
KARACHI: North Nazimabad defeated Federal B Area by five wickets in their Group A match of the Karachi Champions League Twenty20 Cricket tou ... more

PBF eyes another international tournament
KARACHI: Buoyed by the successful conduction of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing tournament, the boxing authorities of the co ... more

Time running out for US Formula One
LONDON: Further doubt has been cast over the future of US F1 after a key member of its management is believed to have left the squad.

It ... more

Tour de Mumbai starts on Sunday
MUMBAI: India hosts its first professional cycling race sanctioned by the sport’s world governing body this weekend, with hopes it will show ... more

Rooney double inspires United, Makoun sinks Real
LONDON: Wayne Rooney’s two headers helped Manchester United to a 3-2 victory at AC Milan and Lyon beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the knockout phase ... more

San Siro sees a spectacle
KARACHI: Europe’s highest football stage returned on Tuesday and what panned out in Milan was as if the script had been taken from a blockbu ... more

Everton earn slender lead
LONDON: Ten-man Everton claimed a narrow first-leg 2-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon but have work still to do if they are to secure a place ... more

India reassures on security for sports events
NEW DELHI: India sought on Wednesday to reassure foreign teams that it would host a safe field hockey World Cup this month after a weekend b ... more

Australia, NZ hockey reassessing World Cup trip after threat
WELLINGTON: Australia and New Zealand said on Wednesday they want reassurances about security at the Hockey World Cup in India following a r ... more

Snow chaos while Canada’s hockey kings make bow
VANCOUVER: Heavy snow forced more Olympic Games alpine ski races to be postponed on Tuesday but Canada’s star-studded ice hockey team shone ... more

Seeds crash out of Sindh Cup
KARACHI: As many as four seeds crashed out at the first hurdle of the knockout stage of the18th Sindh Cup Snooker League Tournament 2010 her ... more

Waqas, Auranzeb to battle for top honours
KARACHI: Favourite Waqas Mehboob and second Auranzeb Mehmund formed the final line-up as expected after wining their respective semifinals i ... more

Embattled Peer stuns top-seed in Dubai
DUBAI: Shahar Peer increased the security dilemma surrounding her presence in the United Arab Emirates by producing a stunning 6-2, 7-5 win ... more

Simon fails to raise his game on return from injury
MARSEILLE, France: France’s Gilles Simon failed to make a winning return after being out with a knee injury since last November here on Tues ... more

Chandhok linked to Stefan drive
JEREZ: Indian GP2 driver Karun Chandhok has reportedly signed for F1 hopefuls Stefan GP.

The Serbian team is still looking to race this ... more

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