Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sports News (29.05.2010)


PCB abolishes Shoaib Malik ban
LAHORE: The elite tribunal of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has abolished the ban imposed on former captain Shoaib Malik Saturday, Geo News reported.

Appellate tribunal headed by Justice (rtd) Irfan Qadir heard the appeals of Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik against ban in National Cricket Academy here today.

After the hearing, Shoaib’s lawyer told the media that PCB has abolished the ban and fine imposed on Shoaib Malik and now he is eligible to represent the country.

PCB had imposed the ban of one year and Rs.2 million fine on Shoaib because of poor performance in Australian tour and other activities. 

Imran backs Afridi for long run
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Venus out in front, as Henin sets up Sharapova clash
PARIS: Venus Williams led the charge into the fourth round at the French Open on Friday, after four-time champion Justine Henin had set up a ... more
Yousuf snubs comeback offers for England tour
KARACHI: Muhammad Yousuf has snubbed offers to come out of retirement for Pakistan’s tour of England, saying he was disappointed with the co ... more
Razzaq to skip camp for county stint
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board has allowed Abdul Razzaq to skip the preparatory camp for the Asia Cup and play for Hampshire in the Eng ... more
PCB chief on his way out?
ISLAMABAD: Ijaz Butt may soon be removed from the post of PCB Chairman as Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has given his consent for a ma ... more
PCB seeks govt advice on Howard nomination
KARACHI: Pakistan will seek the advice of its government before deciding whether or not to support John Howard’s bid for the vice-presidency ... more
Sharma ton fails to stop rampant Zimbabwe
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: A maiden century for India by Rohit Sharma was not enough to stop Zimbabwe from snatching a dramatic victory in the firs ... more
Asia Cup squad to be named on June 4
KARACHI: Pakistan will name their 17-man squad for a marathon tour of England midway through next month’s Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.

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ICC tries to calm Howard nomination
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PCB’s U-turn; Never banned Yousuf, Younis
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Hamilton fastest in opening free practice
ISTANBUL: Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his McLaren team-mate and fellow Briton Jenson Button in Friday morning’s opening free pr ... more
Rizwan, Kashif reach Maldives final
KARACHI: Pakistani combination of Rizwan Azam and Kashif Sulehri cruised into the final of men doubles event after elbowing out third seed p ... more
Bangladesh canter as England Trott
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Powell impresses, Bolt close to record
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic: Jamaica’s former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell ran the fastest time over the distance this season her ... more
Sarkozy, Zidane clinch Euro 2016 for France
GENEVA: France will host Euro 2016 after finishing ahead of close rivals Turkey and rank outsiders Italy in a UEFA vote on Friday.

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Lahm takes over German captaincy
BERLIN: Defender Philipp Lahm will take over from injury victim Michael Ballack as Germany captain for the World Cup in South Africa, head c ... more
Denmark finalise squad
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Defender Simon Kjaer made the cut for Denmark’s World Cup squad on Friday, a day after being carried away on a stretche ... more
Real confirm Mourinho as coach after Inter deal
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Italy to put World Cup faith in catenaccio: Chiellini
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‘Spain have potential to win World Cup’
BARCELONA: Spain striker David Villa is confident the European champions are ready to win the World Cup for the first time.

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England’s Gerrard fit to train after injury scare
LONDON: England midfielder Steven Gerrard has eased fears over his fitness for the World Cup after suffering an injury scare in training.
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Federer cruises past Reister in French Open
PARIS: Defending champion Federer cruised past German qualifier Julian Reister 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 to reach the fourth round and will tackle eithe ... more
Henin relishes reunion with Sharapova
PARIS: Justine Henin said she was looking forward to resuming hostilities with Maria Sharapova after both players came through their second- ... more
Nadal sets up Hewitt clash
PARIS: Four-time champion Rafael Nadal set up a fourth French Open meeting in five years with Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt on Friday as bright ... more
Balochistan down Sindh in volleyball

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