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October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Ahmed Shehzad asked to explain ban violation

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to Ahmed Shehzad for violating the terms of the ‘Agreed Sanction Agreement’ that he had entered with the board during the proceedings of a doping case. Ahmad has been asked to explain why proceedings should not be initiated against him for apparently violating the agreement on PCB Anti Doping

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Sarfraz, Paine heap praise on Australia’s wrecker-in-chief

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Tim Paine were unanimous in their praise of wicket-taking sensation Mohammad Abbas, who helped Pakistan thrash Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Abbas finished with 10 for 95 for the match after taking 5 for 33 in the first innings, ending up as man-of-the-series with 17 wickets in two Tests

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM ‘PU to play role in resolving differences in society’

LAHORE: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed Akhtar has urged the faculty and students of PU Institute of Islamic Studies to play their role in removing religious and social differences in society. He stated this while addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new building of Institute of Islamic Studies near Sheikh Zayed Islamic

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Amir dropped for Aussies T20 rubber

LAHORE: The national selection committee has called an uncapped pacer Waqas Maqsood in the Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad to face Australia while out of form Mohammad Amir has failed to impress selectors despite his return to domestic cricket. Left-arm quick Maqsood had an impressive session with Pakistan A against New Zealand’s second string that earned

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Peshawar Reds, Mari Gas win in Peshawar Cup

ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Reds and Mari Gas won the opening day matches of the Peshawar Cup Hockey that got under way at Lala Ayub Stadium in Peshawar Tuesday. Peshawar Reds beat Pakistan Air Force (PAF) 2-1. Zahid scored the opening goal in 45th minute. Shehbaz Ahmed put PAF back on the equal terms in 48th minute through a penalty stroke. Junaid netted an all-important

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

JOHANNESBURG: Madagascar, for the first time, Senegal and former champions Tunisia and Egypt sealed places at the Africa Cup of Nations finals Tuesday with two matchdays to spare. Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored four minutes before half-time to earn Madagascar a 1-0 Group A victory over Equatorial Guinea on the vast Indian Ocean island.In the same mini-league

October 17, 2018 8:52 AM Australia bowled out for 145, concedes big lead in 2nd test

Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas ripped through Australia's batting lineup with a five-wicket haul Wednesday as the visitors were bowled out for 145 on the second day of the second cricket Test. Australia conceded a massive 137-run lead as Abbas finished with 5-33 when he had Mitchell Starc (34) lbw and Australia was dismissed an hour after lunch 2 1

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Hussain Iqbal Agha Elected BQATI president

Elections for the Managing Committee of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) for the term of 2018-19 were held with the closing date, the following candidates have been declared elected unopposed as Members of the Managing Committee. The Managing Committee in its meeting unanimously elected Mr. Hussain Iqbal Agha as president, Mr. Iftikhar 1

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Two women among five killed in Naseerabad attack

QUETTA: Unknown gunmen shot dead five people including two women in the Baba Goth Ghulam Qadir area of Naseerabad district on Tuesday. According to police sources, armed assailants entered a house and opened fire on family members and fled away from the scene. As a consequence, two women among five people of a family died on the spot. Soon after the incident

October 16, 2018 6:29 AM Pakistan opt to bat in second test against Australia

ABU DHABI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat first in the second and final test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Pakistan named two debutants in Fakhar Zaman, who replaces the injured opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, and left-arm seamer Mir Hamza, who comes in for Wahab Riaz after the paceman went wicketless in the drawn 1