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March 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan should consider Sami: Dean Jones

SHARJAH: Mohammad Sami is 37 years old and last played for Pakistan back in 2016. He is unlikely to get an international recall but Dean Jones believes Pakistan should give the fast bowler another chance. “He (Sami) still has a chance to do something for Pakistan in the future, and I believe that. He always plays well for us. He is an amazing athlete

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Indian party quits Modi’s coalition in blow ahead of polls

NEW DELHI: An Indian political party that governs a southern state quit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coalition on Friday blaming it for a lack of financial support, officials said, in a blow to the coalition ahead of national elections next year. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) controls 16 lawmakers in India’s 545-member parliament, but Modi’s Bharatiya 1

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Kings beat United by seven wickets, qualify for playoffs

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings qualified to play the Pakistan Super League's playoff round after smashing down Islamabad United by six wickets on Friday, Geo TV reported. Kings will play Islamabad United again in the qualifier match on Sunday. The winner goes through to the final, while the loser gets a second chance and plays the winner of the first eliminator

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Rabada Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday

CAPE TOWN: Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against his two match Test ban will be heard on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday. A senior New Zealand lawyer, Michael Heron QC, has been appointed the Judicial Commissioner and will conduct the hearing by teleconference.Heron will have 48 hours to reach a decision — which means Rabada’s

March 15, 2018 12:00 AM Zalmi exude confidence ahead of crunch games

SHARJAH: Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi know that they are walking on thin ice.With just six points from eight matches, they have to win back-to-back weekend games against Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah to qualify for the HBL Pakistan Super League eliminators in Lahore next week. Another hiccup and they will join the Qalandars as the two teams 6

March 14, 2018 12:00 AM Political turmoil ahead: Hashmi

MULTAN: Senior politician Makhdoom Javed Hashmi said Tuesday Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan would be next target of political victimisation. Addressing a press conference at Multan Press Club, he said vulgar practice of vote snatching were repeated in Senate. Hashmi predicted that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and opposition leader Khurshid Shah won't 6

March 12, 2018 12:00 AM Woods one back as Conners keeps Valspar lead

MIAMI, Florida: Tiger Woods had the crowd roaring, but rookie Corey Conners held his nerve to stay one stroke ahead of the former world number one after three rounds of the Valspar Championship. Woods, playing his fourth US PGA Tour event since returning in January from spinal fusion surgery last April, fired a four-under par 67 that left him tied for second 11

March 12, 2018 12:00 AM Kjetil Jansrud claims World Cup Super-G title

KVITFJELL, Norway: Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud secured his third World Cup Super-G title after success in the penultimate race of the season at Kvitfjell on Sunday. Jansrud, 32, swept down the piste in 1min 33.21sec at his home event to see off Switzerland’s Beat Feuz by 0.22s with France’s Brice Roger a further 0.11s back in third.Roger, starting in 49th position 10

March 12, 2018 12:00 AM Shabbir wins J.A. Zaman Open Golf

LAHORE: After a solid performance in the final round, Shabbir Iqbal was crowned winner of the 5th J.A. Zaman Open Golf Championship which concluded here at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course on Sunday. Shabbir fired a steady 72 on the final day to wrap up the victory with an aggregate score of 201, fifteen under par.Matloob Ahmed (Garrison) finished second 5

March 11, 2018 1:52 AM 18 Afghan troops killed in Farah fighting

LASHKAR GAH: As many as 18 Afghan soldiers and members of the special forces have been killed in fighting in the western province of Farah, local officials said on Saturday. Taliban fighters attacked the troops assembled to prepare an attack in Bala Buluk district in the night, setting off a fierce battle, officials said. Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat 7