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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM PSL tickets available online

LAHORE: Sharjah will host a total of eight HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) games; the historic venue with the record for staging most One-Day-Internationals (236) will be the centre stage for the HBL PSL matches for the fourth successive year since the inception of the league in 2016, says a PCB release. HBL PSL 2019 arrives at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium 62

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM In-form Olivier earns career-best ICC ranking

DUBAI: South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier has reached a career-best 24th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings after another stellar performance in the final Test in Johannesburg, which his side won by 107 runs to complete a 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan. Olivier’s match haul of eight for 125 has lifted him eight slots in the list led by his compatriot 66

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Three Pak players achieve career-best Test rankings

LAHORE: Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf and Imam-ul-Haq have attained career-best rankings in latest update of ICC Test Player Rankings on Tuesday. South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier also reached a career-best 24th position in after another stellar performance in the final Test in Johannesburg, which his side won by 107 runs to complete a 3-0 series sweep 36

January 15, 2019 1:43 AM US officials due today for talks on Afghan peace process

WASHINGTON: Two key US officials — special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Deputy Assistant to the US president Lisa Curtis — are expected in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks aimed at ensuring the success of a US-backed peace initiative for Afghanistan. The US Department of State announced last week that Mr Khalilzad is visiting India, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan 32

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM AB de Villiers to play in Lahore after 11 years

LAHORE: The charismatic and flamboyant former South Africa captain AB de Villiers have confirmed that he will feature in Lahore Qalandars’ back-to-back matches at the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in March. De Villiers’s only previous visit to Lahore was in 2007 as such he will be visiting Lahore after almost 11 years. Lahore Qalandars, who are hoping 15

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM SA jumps, Pakistan slips in ICC Test rankings

LAHORE: South Africa have overtaken New Zealand and England to take the second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings after completing a clean sweep of the three-match series against Pakistan 3-0. Following the win, South Africa have gained four points to reach 110 points, two points ahead of England in the list led by India 14

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM S Africa whitewash Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG: Duanne Olivier sparked a Pakistan collapse as South Africa completed a series clean sweep with a 107-run win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. Starting the day on 153 for three, Pakistan lost their remaining seven wickets for 120 runs to be bowled out for 273.Olivier effectively ended Pakistan’s 16

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Olivier guides SA to series sweep of Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG: Duanne Olivier sparked a Pakistan collapse as South Africa completed a series clean sweep with a 107-run win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. Starting the day on 153 for three, Pakistan lost their remaining seven wickets for 120 runs to be bowled out for 273.Olivier effectively ended Pakistan’s 11

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Japan must recognise all Kurils as Russian’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after meeting his Japanese counterpart that Tokyo must recognise Moscow’s sovereignty over all of the disputed south Kuril islands in order for peace talks to continue. The two diplomats met for the first time since leaders of Japan and Russia agreed last year to increase efforts to sign a treaty 13

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM South African football ‘giant’ Masinga dies

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement. “We have lost a giant of South African football,” said football association president Danny Jordaan. “This is a sad day and I am gutted.“I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar 16