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April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Stewart wants IPL cut-off date after Surrey lose Curran

LONDON: Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart wants a cut-off date for county players to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) after losing seamer Tom Curran to the Twenty20 tournament just days before the start of their championship campaign. Curran went unsold in February’s IPL auction but Kolkata Knight Riders recruited him for around $247,000 earlier 2

April 7, 2018 12:27 PM Pakistan may hold a full cricket series by 2020, says Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival. The three-match series against the World Twenty20 champions, staged in the once militancy-wracked port city of Karachi, was accompanied by a wave of optimism, with enthusiastic 2

April 7, 2018 12:00 AM Rivals unfairly ‘slam boot’ into Aussies over cheating: Warne

NEW DELHI: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has accused the country’s rivals of unfairly using the Test ball tampering controversy to kick the team when it is down. Warne, advisor to Indian Premier League side the Rajasthan Royals, said the cheating scandal should be used as an opportunity for other cricket teams to reflect on their own conduct 4

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lanka to host South Africa for full series in July

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will host South Africa for two Tests, five One-day Internationals (ODIs) and a one-off Twenty20 game from July, the island nation’s cricket board said on Wednesday. The Proteas, who thrashed Australia 3-1 in their recent home Test series, will arrive in Sri Lanka in early July for their sixth tour of the island.The first Test in Galle 4

April 1, 2018 1:48 AM T20 security plan to affect citizens’ movement in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachiites would have to face another three days under a strict security and alternative traffic plan due to the T20 series between Pakistan and the West Indies that starts on Sunday (today) at National Stadium, when a large part of the city would turn into a high-security zone with hundreds of law enforcement personnel on roads to guard the venue 8

March 31, 2018 12:00 AM PID starts publishing daily ad distribution plan on its website

ISLAMABAD: The Press Information Department (PID) has started publishing its plan about daily advertisement distribution among the print and electronic media on its official website. Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera had directed Press Information Officer Muhammad Saleem to bring transparency in distribution of advertisements 3

March 27, 2018 12:00 AM Ufone Balochistan: Football Cup quarters today

QUETTA: The final phase of the Ufone Balochistan Football Cup 2018 starts on Tuesday (today) at Railway Ground, Quetta. Eight teams from six cities will clash in the quarter-finals. In the first match, Khudai Dad Qalandarni Football Club (FC) from Khuzdar will face Baloch FC Noshki. The second match will be played between Afghan FC Chaman and Azad Baloch 5

March 22, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Neymar’s recovery is going well’

PARIS: Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia. Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three time a day” with the physiotherapists working with the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain player.“For now, everything 4

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Rabada Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday

CAPE TOWN: Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against his two match Test ban will be heard on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday. A senior New Zealand lawyer, Michael Heron QC, has been appointed the Judicial Commissioner and will conduct the hearing by teleconference.Heron will have 48 hours to reach a decision — which means Rabada’s 2

March 9, 2018 12:00 AM Oltmans starts working with Pak seniors

KARACHI: Holland’s famous hockey coach Roelant Oltmans reached Pakistan and joined Pakistan team’s training camp in Karachi at Abdul Sattar Edhi stadium here on Thursday. Oltmans started his work immediately, training the Green-shirts who have been in the camp since the last week of February.The training camp has been organised to prepare for the Commonwealth 17