|Pak, India favourite for T20 World Cup: Wasim|
LAHORE: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram said Pakistan and India are favourites in T20 World Cup.
Talking to media before depart to India, Wasim said Pakistan seems to be a strong team, which is fully capable to defend the title. He said fitness problem of Umer Gul is unfortunate for Pakistan. Afridi is an aggressive captain whereas coach Waqar Younis is also an experienced one.
|National selectors axe Sohail, Butt and Abbasi|
KARACHI: National selectors dropped a bombshell on Wednesday when they axed three leading hockey players including short corner specialist Sohail Abbas for next month’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup... more
|It’s a great sign for Pakistan hockey, says Khawaja Junaid|
KARACHI: Pakistan hockey coach Khawaja Junaid on Wednesday welcomed the infusion of young blood in the national team, saying that by showing trust in youngsters the selectors have taken a ‘v... more
|Injury rules Lee out of World T20|
SYDNEY: Veteran Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 competition in the West Indies after straining an arm muscle during a warm-up match, officials said ... more
|Dolphins continue winning streak|
KARACHI: Sindh Dolphins continued their winning streak as they defeated Punjab Stallions by four wickets in their RBS Pentangular one-day Cup match at the National Stadium here on Wednesday.... more
|Pakistan hungry to avenge Oz tour|
ST LUCIA: Shahid Afridi believes he has united the Pakistani team following the disastrous tour of Australia last summer and intends to lead a reversal of fortunes in Sunday’s clash against ... more
|Malik eyes lady luck after wedding|
KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain Shoaib Malik expressed hope on Wednesday that his highly publicised wedding to an Indian tennis star can turn around his flagging cricket fortunes.
|Zimbabwe shock Aussies in warm-up|
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Australia suffered a stunning one-run loss to outsiders Zimbabwe in their opening World Twenty20 warm-up match in St Lucia on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe made 173 for seve... more
|Wasim tips India, Pakistan for World T20|
KARACHI: Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram tipped India and Pakistan on Wednesday as joint favourites to win the World Twenty20, saying the sub-continental giants have the talent and passion... more
|What next for India’s wealthy cricket league?|
MUMBAI: The head of India’s $4 billion cricket league was suspended from his post on Monday following graft allegations in a growing scandal that has ensnared politicians and strained the ru... more
|Van Zyl ready to help Proteas take command|
Bridgetown, Barbados: It is 1992; South Africa is not yet the democratic country that celebrated 16 years of freedom on Tuesday.
Its cricket team, though, has already been re-introduc... more
|Bits and Pieces|
IPL will continue to flourish, assures Shetty
NEW DELHI: The success of the IPL was not because of Lalit Modi alone, according to a top BCCI official, who reckons the Twenty20 league ... more
|24 named for PCB summer camp|
KARACHI: National selectors on Wednesday named a 24-man list for a summer training camp that will be supervised by a set of prominent coaches like Intikhab Alam and Javed Miandad.
|Bashir was never our employee: PCB|
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday hit back at claims made by Ahmed Bashir Tahir that he worked for the PCB as its biomechanics chief, saying that he (Bashir) has never w... more
|Dhoni says IPL will survive scandal|
DUBAI: Senior India players Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni believe the Indian Premier League will survive the current corruption scandal.
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has... more
|Out, out and into the final|
KARACHI: They were in danger of going out of the Champions League innumerable times this season but Bayern Munich had some luck, resilience and the belief to make it to the final in Madrid o... more
|World Cup dream over for Amanatidis|
FRANKFURT, Germany: Eintracht Frankfurt’s Greece international striker Frankfurt Ioannis Amanatidis conceded on Wednesday he cannot compete in the World Cup dream because of a knee injury.
|Maradona calls up Ortega for friendly|
BUENOS AIRES: Former Argentina World Cup forward Ariel Ortega was a surprise inclusion on Tuesday in a squad named by coach Diego Maradona for a friendly against Haiti next week.
The ... more
|Mandela to skip World Cup opening ceremony: grandson|
NEW DELHI: Nelson Mandela plans to skip the opening ceremony of the football World Cup finals in South Africa in June, his grandson told AFP on Wednesday.
Asked if the 91-year-old wou... more
|‘Capello can take England to glory’|
LONDON: Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy reckons that England manager Fabio Capello can guide the Three Lions to World Cup glory despite Wayne Rooney’s absence.
|Asjad claims snooker crown|
ISLAMABAD: Asjad Iqbal staged a remarkable recovery from four frames down to land the NBP National Snooker title after beating Mohammad Asif Toba 8-5 at the PSB Hall here on Thursday.
|Ominous Nadal blasts into Rome third round|
ROME: Reigning champion Rafael Nadal was at his dominant best as he thumped German Philipp Kohlshreiber 6-1, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the third round of the ATP Rome Masters 1000.
|Olic hat-trick fires Bayern to Bernabeau|
LYON, France: Croatian striker Ivica Olic’s superb hat-trick fired an unflinching Bayern Munich into their first Champions League final since 2001 on Tuesday as the German side demolished 10... more
|Jankovic breezes through|
STUTTGART, Germany: Fourth-seed Jelena Jankovic needed just over an hour on Wednesday to breeze into the second-round of Stuttgart’s WTA tournament with a straight sets win over Gisela Dulko... more
|Federer unperturbed by defeat|
ROME: World number one Roger Federer insisted he was not worried by his second round defeat to Ernests Gulbis at the ATP Rome Masters 1000 and said it might even help him.
Federer beg... more
Dissent earns Nel a two-match ban
LONDON: Surrey paceman Andre Nel has been given a two-match ban in England’s domestic 40-over competition following a display of dissent over an umpi... more