England batsmen gear up for Pakistan Tests

SHARJAH: England batsmen tuned up for the Test series against Pakistan starting next week with Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and skipper Alastair Cook hitting half-centuries in a two-day match against Pakistan A on Monday. Bairstow hit an unbeaten 66 while Root (59) and Cook...

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, win series

HARARE: Pakistan has won the 3rd and final One Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe by 7 wickets at Harare Cricket Ground (HCG) on Monday. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. Hosts Zimbabwe were booked for mere 161 runs as off-spinner Bilal...

Afridi slams Australia over cancelling Bangladesh tour

KARACHI: Pakistan's T20 skipper Shahid Afridi criticised Australia's decision to call off their Bangladesh tour citing terrorism fears, saying Monday that while security was paramount tours should “not be cancelled over minor issues”. Australia scrapped its two-Test tour of Bangladesh last week after official...

Zimbabwe set 162 runs target for Pakistan in decisive ODI

HARARE: Zimbabwe has set 162 runs target for Pakistan in final and decisive ODI to with the series after the hosts were restricted by the visitor’s spin attack. Zimbabwe were sent in to bat first and even after a healthy opening stand between Chamu...

Fugitive Bangladesh cricketer jailed over child maid torture

DHAKA: Fugitive Bangladesh cricketer Shahadat Hossain was remanded in jail on Monday shortly after he surrendered to a court over allegations of beating his 11-year-old maid, his lawyer said. Hossain, who has played 38 Tests for Bangladesh, went into hiding more than three weeks...

Bismah shines as Pakistan women beat Bangladesh in first ODI

KARACHI: Brilliant batting display by vice-captain Bismah Maroof helped Pakistan women team to defeat Bangladesh by 20 runs taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series here at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a 215 run target set by Pakistan, Bangladeshi...

Shashank Manohar elected new BCCI chief

MUMBAI: Shashank Manohar was unanimously elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday, vowing to restore the governing body s image after a series of scandals. The Nagpur-based lawyer succeeds veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died last month,...

Amir has a long way for comeback: chief selector

ISLAMABAD: Chief Selector Haroon Rasheed has rubbished all chances of pacer Muhammad Amir for an early return to international cricket saying he still has a long way for his comeback. Talking to APP, Haroon said Amir has not yet played much in the domestic...

Pakistani women lift third gold at Asian Bench Press Championship

MUSCAT: Pakistani women continued to outshine athletes from 12 other countries on Sunday, with powerlifter Shazia Kanwal Butt winning an international gold medal at the 2015 Asian Bench Press Championships being held in Muscat, Oman. Shazia lifted the gold medal in the 84kg+ category,...

Wife arrested, Shahadat still on the run in maid torture case

DHAKA: Bangladesh police arrested international cricketer Shahadat Hossain's wife on Sunday over allegations of beating and torturing their 11-year-old maid, an officer said. The 29-year-old paceman was suspended last month when police raided his house after officers found the injured and crying maid on...

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