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July 23, 2018 12:00 AM Bancroft cleared of serious injury after being hit in throat

SYDNEY: Former Australia opener Cameron Bancroft has been cleared of serious injury and released from hospital in Darwin after he nicked a delivery into his throat on Saturday. Bancroft, who was banned for nine months for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in the Test series against South Africa in March, has been playing in Darwin’s Strike League 5

July 23, 2018 12:00 AM 25 injured in Iran earthquakes

TEHRAN: A series of moderate earthquakes in southern and western Iran on Sunday injured an estimated 25 people, state television said. Two quakes struck a remote region near the town of Lar in the southern Hormozgan province shortly after 0500 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey. The strongest of the two had a magnitude of 5.4. Another 5.9-magnitude 5

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Warner sets sights on WC 2019

DARWIN, Australia: Banished opening batsman David Warner says he is looking to be part of Australia’s World Cup defence in England next year after his first hit-out at home on Saturday. The pugnacious Warner smacked 36 runs off 32 balls in the Northern Territory Strike League in Darwin as he searches for match practice to gear for his return to top-level 7

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Fakhar on verge of another rare feat

LAHORE: Opener Fakhar Zaman will be looking to yet another record when Pakistan will take on Zimbabwe in the last match of the five-match series at Bulawayo on Sunday (today). The match will begin at 12:15pm. The visitors lead the five-match series 4-0. Fakhar Zaman, who became the first Pakistani batsman to score a double century in ODIs, requires just 20 runs to become 6

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Dananjaya takes five to leave South Africa facing defeat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya took five wickets as South Africa crumbled to 124 all out on the second day of the second Test on Saturday and facing a whitewash in the two-match series. Sri Lankan spinners ran riot on the dry pitch in Colombo after the home side made 338 with Dananjaya starring in a last-wicket stand with Rangana Herath 5

July 21, 2018 12:00 AM McKenzie to shape up Bangladesh’s batsmen

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday appointed former South African batsman Neil McKenzie as their new batting consultant to help shape up their woeful batting unit. Bangladesh failed to score 200 runs in any of their last six Test innings and were bowled out for 43 in an innings during the ongoing series against the West Indies.Bangladesh Cricket Board in a statement 9

July 20, 2018 9:32 AM Records tumble for Pakistan as Fakhar's double ton bolsters highest-ever total of 399

Records are tumbling for Pakistan in Bulawayo, where the green shirts on Friday smashed a record-breaking 399 runs in their innings, setting a fierce target for Zimbabwe in the fourth match of their five-match One Day International (ODI) series. The green shirts' highest-ever total, which surpasses their previous record of 385 runs against Bangladesh 10

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Ireland to play Test at Lord’s next year

LONDON: England’s historic first Test match against Ireland will be played at Lord’s next July.Ireland made their Test debut against Pakistan at Malahide in May and in 2019 they will head to London for a four-day match against England at the home of cricket from July 24-27. It will be the first ever meeting between the two local rivals in the game’s 4

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to tour England ahead of World Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team will tour England ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 for a Twenty20 International and five One-day Internationals (ODI). The World Cup will be played in England from May 30, 2019. The series, scheduled to be played from May 5 to May 19, will provide Pakistan an opportunity to acclimatise ahead of the World Cup. The English 2

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Need to reform private equity market rules discussed

KARACHI: Industry leaders have advocated the need to reform private equity market regulations in Pakistan and agreed to further liberalise the regulations at a roundtable organised by USAID’s Financial Market Development (FMD) in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). The roundtable, attended by chief executive 3