Afridi hails Sarfraz appointment as new T20 skipper

LAHORE:  Pakistan cricket team Twenty20 former skipper Shahid Khan Afridi has hailed the decision of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of appointing wicket keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed as new captain of T20 team. “Good decision to see Sarfraz Ahmad leading Pakistan T20 team. He is...

World T20: Pumped-up Afridi eyes India scalp

KARACHI: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday said he hoped a tough World Twenty20 draw would motivate his team to win the title for the first time in seven years and beat arch-rival India along the way. The 2009 champions are placed in...

England beat Australia by 16-runs to take ODI series

SYDNEY: England beat Australia by 16 runs in their third one-day international in Sydney on Sunday to take the series 3-0. An unbeaten century from Jos Buttler helped England to 302 for six and the hosts could manage only 286 for six in reply.

Yasir Shah spins his way to second in ICC Test Rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has risen up to the second spot in the ICC Test Rankings released on Tuesday morning. Yasir, who has achieved the number-two ranking for the first time in his career, picked up eight for 180 in Pakistan’s 178 runs...

Turkey beat Czechs to stay in last-16 contention

LENS : Turkey snatched a Euro 2016 lifeline with a 2-0 victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday that secured third place in Group D and left them waiting to see if they had done enough to reach the last 16. After defeats to Croatia...

FIFA officially warns Pakistan of sanctions

KARACHI: The world football governing body, FIFA has officially warned Pakistan of sanctions, including a possible ban, if third party interference in matters of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is not stopped. In a letter, addressed to PFF’s Secretary General Ahmed Yar Lodhi, the...

World tennis has been ripe for match-fixing

SYDNEY: Big financial incentives for gamblers, small tournaments of little consequence to top players and the ease of fixing the outcome of a one-on-one sport have helped turn world tennis into a haven for match-fixers, according to experts and industry insiders. Tennis was rocked...

Maria Toorpakai successfully defends Nash Cup title

LAHORE:  Pakistani Squash star Maria Toorpakai Wazir has on Saturday defeated Millie Tomlinson of the United Kingdom (UK) to win the Nash Cup, PSA W5 for the second time in a row. Maria successfully defended her title against the other Squash top seed by...

Lahore Qalandars defeat Islamabad United by six wickets

DUBAI: Riding on brilliant half century by Jason Roy, Lahore Qalandars defeated Islamabad United by six wickets in second edition of Pakistan Super League in Dubai on Saturday. Jason Roy smashed 60 off 51 and helped Lahore Qalandars reach the target of 159 runs with...

NA body criticizes PCB over Hafeez selecting in team

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly’s standing committee has sought a reply from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regarding Mohammad Hafeez’s selection in the team. The selection of Muhammad Hafeez in the national team came under question during a meeting of the standing committee at the parliament house in...

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