Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sports News (02.06.2010)


Shoaib Akhtar to play ODI and T20 matches: Afridi
LAHORE: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said that it would not be difficult for fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar to adjust himself with international cricket. However, it has been planned to play him One-day and Twenty20 Internationals instead of Test matches.

While talking with media on Tuesday here at the Gaddafi Stadium, Shahid Afridi said that the Asia Cup is certainly a difficult tournament but young players would be given chance to play with seniors.

The allrounder said that Umar Gul is not fit for the Asia Cup but after attending the training camp he would be ready to play on the tour of England.

He said that Shoaib Akhtar performed well in domestic cricket but care would be taken for playing him.

Afridi feels that whatever was said about Shoaib Malik is now a part of the past. What he said before the investigation committee was those things which he already said to Malik.

The national team captain said that the series at home ground is very useful but he does not consider himself unfortunate that the team is not playing at home under his captaincy.

He said that if he succeeds to make his team one unit and bring fighting spirit in the team then he would consider himself the best captain.

Akhter, Malik shirk media eye at NCA
LAHORE: Fast bowler Shoaib Akhter and former captain Shoaib Malik have reached National Cricket Academy (NCA) to give fitness test.

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FIH favouring Pakistan and India, says Bajwa
KARACHI: For years, Pakistan’s hockey chiefs have tried to pass the buck over the steady decline of the sport in the country by constantly b ... more
Kaneria faces county suspension during inquiry
LONDON: Essex pair Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield face the prospect of being suspended from playing county cricket while police investi ... more
India pull out of Asian Games cricket
NEW DELHI: Cricket’s debut at the Asian Games this year suffered a body blow on Tuesday as India pulled out, while top stars from Pakistan a ... more
Dementieva tops Petrova
PARIS: Elena Dementieva outlasted Russian compatriot Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to reach the French Open semifinals for the second time on ... more
World Cup 2011 tickets put on sale
MUMBAI: Tickets as low as 20 US cents for the 2011 cricket World Cup were in the first phase of sales on Tuesday.

More than 100,000 t ... more
SL to hire cruise liner for Cup fans
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka plans to hire a cruise liner to accommodate cricket World Cup fans and spectators at the newly built stadium in the islan ... more

Bits and Pieces
U12 Hockey tourney begins today

KARACHI: Olympian Iftikhar Syed Sports Academy (OISSA) is organising PHF Under-12 Hockey tournament f ... more
Senator to push for Younis’ inclusion for Asia Cup
KARACHI: Iqbal Mohammad Ali, chairman of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Sports, on Tuesday slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board ... more
Giants beat Data Steel
KARACHI: Giants edged out national champions Data Steel to annex the Neutrogena Bridge Team Event, organised by the Mind Sports Association ... more
Speed slams move to block Howard
SYDNEY: Malcolm Speed, the former chief executive of the ICC, believes it is “outrageous” that Zimbabwe and South Africa are pushing to bloc ... more
Finn in the frame for Ashes
LONDON: England fast bowler Steven Finn found himself talking about touring Australia, even though the Ashes are several months away, after ... more
Sri Lanka crush Zimbabwe
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Sri Lanka captain Tillekeratne Dilshan led his team to a crushing victory over Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club here on Tu ... more
Walcott left out in the cold
LONDON: Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was the shock casualty from England’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup finals while South Africa dro ... more
Spain are not top favourites, says Xavi
MADRID: Euro 2008 champions Spain are not the top title contender to win the World Cup but have a chance to lift the trophy in South Africa, ... more
Eto’o joins up with Cameroon squad
COVILHA, Portugal: Samuel Eto’o has joined up with his Cameroon teammates in Portugal for their friendly international after missing the fir ... more
Brazilian players anxious ahead of Cup
JOHANNESBURG: Brazil still have two weeks left before making their bow at the World Cup, and players are struggling to find ways to overcome ... more
Vidic keen for success after 2006 failure
BELGRADE: Serbia defender Nemanja Vidic is desperate to make an impact in what could be his last World Cup after the 2006 fiasco in which hi ... more
Marchisio thanks Calciopoli for his rise
ROME: Juventus and Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio on Tuesday was looking at the silver lining around the cloud that was the 2006 Calciop ... more

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‘Rebel’ Domenech on last mission for France
PARIS: Raymond Domenech travels to South Africa overladen with the weight of criticism and scandal that have clouded his final assignment as ... more
SA looks to World Cup to heal racial divide
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa is riding a wave of patriotism ahead of the World Cup, which national leaders hope will heal the still-sharp raci ... more
Record night for Bafana Bafana and Mokoena
POLOKWANE, South Africa: South Africa’s Katlego Mphela (right), captain Aaron Mokoena (centre) and midfielder Teko Modise celebrate after sc ... more
Nadal wary of rejuvenated Almagro in Paris
PARIS: Rafael Nadal insists his perfect record of six wins in six meetings against Nicolas Almagro will count for nothing when the two Spani ... more
Stosur stands in way of Serena steamroller
PARIS: Suddenly Australia’s Samantha Stosur finds herself in the way of what would be the crowning achievement in the career of Serena Willi ... more
Modi replies to charges

NEW DELHI: Suspended Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi has responded to allegations that he tried to set ... more


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