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June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Spin rivals in South African squad

JOHANNESBURG: Spin rivals Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj were both included on Monday in South Africa’s squad for a five-match One-Day International series in Sri Lanka starting next month. But there was no place for fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander, although selection convener Linda Zondi said both could be contenders for a place in South

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan move to No 5 in ODI rankings

LAHORE: Pakistan have moved up to number five in the latest ODI rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The rankings also saw Australia slip to number six in the rankings, a first for them in the last 34 years. The last time Australia were ranked number six was back in 1984. The slip in the ODI rankings for Australia comes as a result

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes and Woakes to miss rest of Australia ODI series

LONDON: Talismanic England all-rounder Ben Stokes and paceman Chris Woakes will miss the remainder of the One-day International series with Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Monday. Stokes’ hamstring injury — which he suffered in the lead-up to the second Test with Pakistan — the ECB says is progressing well and are hopeful

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Fat dogs teach humans new tricks about obesity: study

BUDAPEST: Fat dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, including an interest in top quality food and an unwillingness to settle for second best, Hungarian scientists have found. The study suggested dogs could be used as models for future research into the causes and psychological impacts of human obesity, the authors of the paper from Budapest's 1

June 13, 2018 6:44 PM Slick Pakistan rout Scotland by 84 runs in second T20, sweep series 2-0

Shoaib Malik blasted a quick-fire 49 as Pakistan powered to an 84-run rout of Scotland in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Malik's unbeaten innings took just 22 balls and containing five sixes and one four, setting the stage for Pakistan to seal a 2-0 series win. Fakhar Zaman (33) and Ahmed Shehzad (24) rattled up a 60-run partnership 2

June 12, 2018 4:21 PM Shehbaz seeks comprehensive Pakistan-India talks after Singapore summit

ISLAMABAD: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has called for resumption of comprehensive talks between Pakistan and India to resolve the long-festering Kashmir dispute. His statement came in the backdrop of a historic Singapore summit held between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong on Tuesday. In a series of tweets, former Punjab chief 5

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Qatar takes UAE to UN human rights court over boycott

LONDON: The government of Qatar said Monday it was taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations´ International Court of Justice over what it described as human right violations. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017, severing diplomatic and transport ties with the tiny, wealthy state, accusing it of supporting 2

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Pope accepts resignation of three Chilean bishops in sex abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis accepted on Monday the resignation of three Chilean bishops including the controversial Juan Barros following a child sex abuse scandal in Chile which has come to haunt his papacy. The entire Chilean delegation of bishops tendered its resignation to the pope last month after a series of meetings at the Vatican. The mass resignation 3

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Geo Super to telecast Pakistan-Scotland T-20 matches live

KARACHI: Pakistan will take on Scotland in a two-match T-20 series that will be played on June 12 and 13 in Edinburgh which will begin at 8:pm. Geo Super will be televising these two matches live for the cricket lovers of the country. Pakistan Squad: Ahmed Shahzad, Asif Ali, Fahim Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Hussain Talat, Mohammad 5

June 11, 2018 12:00 AM Head backs Australia’s bowlers to surprise England

LONDON: Australia batsman Travis Head is confident a new-look bowling attack will have the “firepower” to trouble England in an upcoming One-day International series. Head made a century as Australia completed their preparations with a 101-run win over Middlesex at Lord’s on Saturday.Despite his 106, Australia were held to a total of 283 for six.World 2