Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sports News (31.03.2010)


Mohsin backs PCB punishments to players
LAHORE: Chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mohsin Hasan Khan said the decision of PCB to punish players on discipline violation was right.

Talking to media, Mohsin said if such step will be taken 14 years ago, cricket would be free of such violations. He said now the player who will be fit and disciplined will play for Pakistan.

Chief selector said ban and fine will be abolish if players admit mistakes and tender written apology. Replying to a question, he conveyed best wishes for Shoaib and Sania.

PCB to remove Younis Khan’s objections
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said all the reservations of former captain Younis Khan would be removed, Geo News reported Wednesday.< ... more
Roddick beats Becker to reach Miami quarters
MIAMI: Former champion Andy Roddick continued his mastery over Benjamin Becker by beating the unseeded German 7-6 (6/4), 6-3 in the fourth r ... more
PCB withdraws Afridi’s fine
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to withdraw the fine of Rs. 3.0 million imposed on T20 Captain Shahid Afridi.

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World number one Federer crashes out of Miami tennis
MIAMI: World No. 1 Roger Federer was sent crashing out of the ATP and WTA Masters tournament Tuesday dropping a 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (8/6) fo ... more
Johnson leads Australia to series win vs NZ
HAMILTON: Australia completed an unbeaten 2009/10 campaign after a superb 10-wicket match haul by Mitchell Johnson saw them beat New Zealand ... more
Shoaib, Sania in cross-border match
NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza, two of South Asia’s best known sports personali ... more

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Former greats push for changes in hockey set-up
KARACHI: Several former Olympians gathered in Lahore on Tuesday to attend a seminar aimed at finding ways and means “to save Pakistan hockey ... more
Afridi meets Butt to get rid of PCB fine
KARACHI: Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has personally requested Ijaz Butt to review the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to sla ... more
Lee named in World T20 squad
MELBOURNE: Injury-ravaged and short of match practice he might be, but pacer Brett Lee still found a place in the 15-member Australian crick ... more
Mitchell Johnson puts Australia in perfect place
HAMILTON: Australia claimed three wickets in the final session on day four of their Test against New Zealand to leave the home side struggli ... more
BD recall Ashraful for Caribbean spectacle
DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday recalled former captain Mohammad Ashraful for next month’s World Twenty20 tournament in the Caribbean.

T ... more
Butt approves board appointments
KARACHI: PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt on Tuesday approved the appointment of Aamir Nawab Khan and Naveed Akram Cheema as the members of PCB Govern ... more
Aussie sports bodies, media end rights row
SYDNEY: Australian sporting bodies and media outlets agreed a government-brokered deal on Tuesday to end their row over coverage of major sp ... more
Australia to change Sydney venue for T20s
SYDNEY: Australia will play Twenty20 Internationals at the 80,000-seat former Olympic stadium from the 2011-2012 season in a shift from the ... more
Collins signs for Middlesex
LONDON: Former West Indies left-arm seamer Pedro Collins has agreed to play for Middlesex throughout the upcoming English county season.
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Shades of Akram in record-breaking Johnson
HAMILTON: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson is used to being quick, though usually it’s the speed of his bowling that attracts the most atten ... more
Federer, Clijsters advance in Miami
MIAMI, Florida: Roger Federer had to dig deep to win a pair of tiebreaks but Svetlana Kuznetsova was not so lucky as the women’s top seed wa ... more
Arsenal waiting on Fabregas, Inter tired
LONDON: Arsenal’s chances of beating defending champion Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday (toda ... more
Tevez scores hat-trick as City beat Wigan
MANCHESTER: Carlos Tevez scored a hat-trick as Manchester City moved up to fifth in the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory over 10-man ... more
Zidane not yet ready for coaching role at Real
MADRID: Former Real Madrid and France midfielder Zinedine Zidane is not yet ready to take on any kind of coaching role with the La Liga club ... more
Sixteen teams to vie for top honours in NFCC
KARACHI: Top national footballers will be seen in action next month during the National Football Challenge Cup (NFCC) which will be played i ... more

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1995 rugby final venue to make mark at WC
JOHANNESBURG: Ellis Park, a symbol of South Africa’s emergence from the apartheid era, will now play a major part in hosting the biggest spo ... more
Diamond League showdowns drawing top talent: official
SALVO, North Carolina: Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt’s 100 metres race with Jamaican compatriot Asafa Powell is proof the Diamond Le ... more
Augusta ‘patrons’ too classy to barrack Tiger, says caddie
WELLINGTON: Tiger Woods will be judged by his golf rather than taunted for his extra-marital affairs when he returns to action at next week’ ... more

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Evans gamble pays off as BMC given Tour berth
PARIS: Cadel Evans’s gamble to sign with BMC paid off on Tuesday when the world champion’s team were picked by organisers to take part in th ... more
Things are looking up: Schumacher
LONDON: Michael Schumacher has a good feeling about Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix despite struggling to score a point in Australia in the se ... more
Lotus hopeful ahead of first race on home turf
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian-backed Lotus Racing are eager to put on a crowd-pleasing show at their first appearance on home turf this weekend, a ... more
Semenya not to compete until IAAF deliver test results
JOHANNESBURG: Caster Semenya, the 800metres world champion, will not return to competitive athletics until her gender verification case has ... more
Pakistan hope to play against South Africa in UAE

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board is proposing a Test and one-day series agains ... more

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