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July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Iran school official jailed over abuse of boys

TEHRAN: A supervisor at a Tehran boys´ high school has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 80 lashes for sexual abuse of minors, Iran´s semi-official ISNA news agency said Sunday. Reports of assaults against several dozen pupils at a private school in the west of the capital sparked outrage in the Iranian press when they emerged in late May. The scandal

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Rubel likely to be axed from BD ODI squad

DHAKA: Seamer Rubel Hossain’s tour of West Indies is likely to be cut short after his below-par performance in the first Test in Antigua. He failed to pick up a wicket as Bangladesh slipped to a loss by an innings and 219 runs in three days. The pacer was named in the Test squad as well as the One-Day International squad but is set to fly back after 1

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Thakur to replace Bumrah in India’s ODI squad

NEW DELHI: Fast bowler Shardul Thakur will replace injured Jasprit Bumrah in India’s One-day International squad in England, the country’s cricket board said on Friday. The Virat Kohli-led India, who are slated to play three ODI matches after the ongoing Twenty20 series, will also take on the hosts in five Tests in their almost three-month long tour that started 3

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM Anderson to test injured shoulder ahead of India series

LONDON: England’s all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson could be in line for a return to the national side for the upcoming five-Test series with India after undergoing rehabilitation on a longstanding shoulder injury. The 35-year-old swing bowler — who has taken 540 wickets in 138 Tests — has been out of action since early June, but will hope to prove 6

July 2, 2018 12:00 AM India make two changes for England tour

NEW DELHI: India’s cricket board announced Krunal Pandya and Axar Patel would replace two injured players in the squad for the upcoming tour of England. The visitors will play three T20 matches, three One-day Internationals and five Tests against England, starting with a 20-over clash in Manchester on Tuesday (tomorrow).Pandya will replace Washington 3

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Chandimal suspended for one Test

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for the third and final Test of the series against West Indies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second Test. He could miss between two to four further Tests, after being charged with “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” after 1

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM PTI leader joins PML-N in Chitral

CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and senior lawyer Abdul Wali Khan announced joining Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) on Saturday. Addressing a press conference at the Chitral Press Club, Abdul Wali declared dismal performance of PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, politics of protests, and disrespect for party workers the reasons for his quitting 4

June 5, 2018 12:00 AM Haris replaces injured Babar for Scotland T20s

LONDON: Pakistan have decided to stick with almost exactly the same T20I squad that beat West Indies 3-0 in Karachi earlier this year for the two-match series against Scotland. The only change is batsman Haris Sohail coming in for the injured Babar Azam. Batsman Asif Ali, left-arm quick Shaheen Afridi and all-rounder Hussain Talat, who made their international 3

June 4, 2018 12:00 AM LGH surgeons remove tumour from brain

LAHORE: Doctors have successfully removed a tumour from the brain of woman at Lahore General Hospital (LGH). The complicated operation lasted 14 hours. Patient Kishwer, 28, of Rawalpindi was under treatment at Lahore General Hospital. According to a handout issued here on Sunday, Neurosurgeon Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood along with his team Dr Muhammad Akmal 2

June 3, 2018 12:00 AM Vaughan warns Broad ‘you haven’t won yet’

LEEDS, England: Michael Vaughan warned Stuart Broad he was not beyond criticism after the England paceman was angered by his former captain’s comments prior to the ongoing second Test against Pakistan at Headingley. England came under fire after a shambolic display in a nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s left them 1-0 down in a two-match 3