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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Greenshirts boosted as Ammad Butt’s ban rescinded

KARACHI: Pakistan got a major boost ahead of their crucial match of the hockey World Cup against the Netherlands on Sunday (today) when the FIH lifted the one-match ban on vice-captain Shakeel Ammad Butt. Pakistan had appealed against the ban after striker Butt was suspended for running into Malaysia’s Faizal Saari during their group stage match on Wednesday

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Rizwan vows to do his best if given chance

KARACHI: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan on Friday said that he will put in his best if he gets a chance during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa later this month. “I am happy that I am back in the Pakistan side. If I get a chance I will try my best to live up to the expectations,” Rizwan told reporters here at the National Stadium

December 7, 2018 3:50 PM Amir, Fakhar return to Pakistan Test squad for South Africa tour

LAHORE: Pakistan selectors Friday recalled fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the 16-member squad for the three-match Test series in the tour of South Africa starting later this month. Sarfraz Ahmed has been retained as captain of the side, which opens the tour with the first Test at Centurion from December 26. Pakistan will also play five one-day internationals 1

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Uncapped Zubayr Hamza in SA squad for Pakistan Tests

DURBAN: Zubayr Hamza, the 23-year-old Cape Cobras batsman, could make his Test debut against Pakistan on Boxing Day after being named in the 13-man South African squad for the upcoming three-match Test series. If he gains selection in the final XI he will become the 100th player to represent South Africa in Test cricket since readmission. “Zubayr has been one of the standout

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan A squad for fifthone-day, T20s against England Lions named

KARACHI: Opening batsman Shan Masood will lead Pakistan A against England Lions in their fifth one-day match and the T20 series. The fifth one-day will be played on Wednesday (tomorrow) in Dubai. The two T20 matches will be played on December 7 and 8 at Nursery Oval, Abu Dhabi.The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq announced the 13-member 2

December 3, 2018 12:00 AM Shakib, Tamim return for West Indies ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladesh selectors on Sunday recalled Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan to a full-strength squad for the One-day International series against West Indies. The pair missed the Tigers’ last ODI series against Zimbabwe in October due to injury, but were deemed fit for the upcoming three-match contest in Bangladesh.Opening batsman Tamim has not played 1

November 30, 2018 12:00 AM BD to send cricketers to Pakistan after safety assurances

DHAKA: Bangladesh will send a cricket squad to Pakistan for the first time in three years, officials said on Thursday after receiving assurances from their counterparts about security. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are co-hosting an Asian Cricket Council tournament next month, with Bangladesh playing all their group matches in Karachi.Most cricket nations have steered 3

November 27, 2018 12:00 AM Champions Australia already eyeing home soil T20 defence

SYDNEY: Australia’s women cricketers are already eyeing the defence of their World Twenty20 crown on home soil after cruising to victory over England, with skipper Meg Lanning saying their focus must now be on consistency. Their eight-wicket win in Antigua on Saturday was Australia’s fourth world title in the short-format and they are desperate to make it five when the tournament 3

November 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pak ‘A’ team named for Lions 4-dayer

LAHORE: The national selection committee, headed by Inzamam ul Haq, has selected 13-member squad for Pakistan ‘A’ 4-day match against England Lions starting from November 18 to 21, 2018 in Abu Dhabi. Usman Salahuddin will replace Saad Ali in the team for the one-off four-day match against England Lions. Pakistan ‘A’ will be playing a series of One- 4 day match 4

November 16, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan face Palestine in FIFA friendly today

KARACHI: Pakistan football team will be desperately looking to pull off a win when it faces Palestine in a friendly at the Faisal Al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine, on Friday (today). A senior official of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) told ‘The News’ on Thursday that coach Jose Antonio Nogueira was confident. “I had a chat with the coach 2