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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Halep out of WTA Finals

SINGAPORE: World number one Simona Halep withdrew from the WTA Finals in Singapore with a back injury on Thursday, bringing her season to a premature end. The French Open champion pulled out of last month’s China Open after just 31 minutes, and withdrew from this week’s Kremlin Cup because of the persistent problem.Halep, 27, said she had hoped to compete

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM BCCI’S refusal: WADA starts process to make ICC non-compliant

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) failure to convince one of its member boards - the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - to allow dope testing of its cricketers by the country’s anti-doping watchdog, NADA, has prompted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to set in motion the process to make the ICC noncompliant to its revised

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Asian Hockey CT begins today

LAHORE: The fifth edition of Asian Champions Trophy (CT) Hockey Tournament starts at Muscat, Oman from October 18. Six teams participating in the event at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex are Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and the hosts Oman.In the round robin phase, all the teams will play against each other. The top four teams from the round

October 11, 2018 7:28 AM ECP starts sending passcodes to overseas voters for by-polls

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday started the process of issuing passcodes to overseas voters who have been registered through i-voting for the October 14 by-polls, DawnNewsTV reported. According to an official, who requested anonymity, the passcodes are being sent through email and the process will take two to three hours. With assistance

October 6, 2018 12:00 AM Era of bank secrecy ends: Swiss starts sharing accounts data

ZURICH: The era of mystery-cloaked numbered Swiss bank accounts has officially come to a close as Switzerland, the world’s biggest center for managing offshore wealth, began automatically sharing client data with tax authorities in dozens of other countries. The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) said on Friday it had for the first time exchanged financial 1

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan launch Asia Cup campaign today

DUBAI: Group B of the 2018 Asia Cup starts with a proper ‘David v Goliath’ battle, one between a former world champion and two-time Asia cup winner against a team filled with semi-professionals forming a unit which is yet to be upgraded to ODI status. Pakistan will begin their campaign with a clash against lowly Hong Kong, who have done exceptionally 4

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Bangladesh can deliver at Asia Cup: Mahmudullah

DHAKA: Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah has said that his team can do well at Asia Cup 2018, which starts on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates. Bangladesh start their campaign against Sri Lanka in Dubai on the opening day, a match they must win to be in front when the second group-stage game against Afghanistan takes place on September 20. “I think

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Health Asia exhibition starts today

KARACHI: The 15th Health Asia International Exhibition and Conference will start from September 11, 2018 at the Karachi Expo, a statement said on Monday. The three-day exhibition, incorporating Pharma Asia International Exhibition and Conferences is the biggest annual health and pharmaceutical industry event of Pakistan, it added. Around 500 delegates 1

September 7, 2018 12:00 AM Bairstow to keep wicket in India finale

LONDON: Jonny Bairstow will keep wicket for England in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Thursday. Bairstow broke a finger keeping during India’s 203-run win in the third Test at Trent Bridge, with England limited-overs gloveman Jos Buttler taking over behind the stumps in Nottingham 1

September 4, 2018 12:00 AM World Court weighs UK’s claim to Chagos Islands

THE HAGUE: The legality of Britain’s claim to the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, which house a major US military base, will be considered by the International Court of Justice on Monday when it starts a week of hearings. Britain has overseen the islands since 1814 and in 1965 detached the Chagos Islands from Mauritius, a British colony that became 3