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February 21, 2018 12:00 AM Iqbal Imam to head PDCA selection committee

KARACHI: Secretary Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) Amiruddin Ansari on Tuesday announced four-member national selection committee after the approval of former Pakistan captain and PDCA president Rashid Latif.The committee will be headed by Iqbal Imam, who is a former first class cricketer, Hyderabad Region head coach and Director PDCA.Iqbal 5

February 20, 2018 12:00 AM Hesson rejects call to scrap T20 Internationals

WELLINGTON: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson defended international Twenty20 cricket on Monday after his English counterpart called for it to be cut from the sport’s crowded calendar. Hesson acknowledged England coach Trevor Bayliss’ concerns about burnout among players and staff but said T20 had an important role to play internationally.“There’s always 2

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM South Korea’s Ko leads all the way to win Australian Open

ADELAIDE: South Korea’s Ko Jin-young led all the way to win the Australian Women’s Open by three shots at Adelaide’s Kooyonga golf course on Sunday.Ko, 22, rolled in a short par putt at the last hole to clinch a wire-to-wire victory at 14-under to beat compatriot Choi Hye-jin on 11-under with Australia’s Hannah Green on 10-under in third place. Ko’s victory 4

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM Mendis stars in thumping SL win

SYLHET, Bangladesh: Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0 here on Sunday. Kusal Mendis starred again with 70 off 42 balls to propel the visitors to 210 for 4. Shehan Madushanka then skittled Bangladesh for 135 in the chase.After being sent in, Sri Lanka amassed their highest total 4

February 18, 2018 12:00 AM Ko takes four-shot lead in Australian Open

ADELAIDE, Australia: South Korean frontrunner Ko Jin-young will take a four-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round of the Women’s Australian Open after again dominating the field at Kooyonga. Ko fired a one-under 71 in Saturday’s third round to close in on the $1.3 million event and secure her status on the LPGA Tour. Ko takes a four-shot buffer over Australia’s 2

February 18, 2018 12:00 AM CTP beat Canada Police team

LAHORE: City Traffic Police (CTP) beat Canada Police team in the opening match of Mobeen Shaheed Cricket Series played by the visiting team on its tour of the city on Saturday. CCPO Lahore Capt R M Amin was the chief guest of the match and distributed shields among the performers of the match. The visiting team made 163 runs in 35 overs at Race Course 2

February 18, 2018 12:00 AM Sethi plans to host PSL ‘fully in Pakistan’ next year

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi expressed his plans to host the Pakistan Super League ‘fully in Pakistan’ next year. The efforts of the PCB brought Zimbabwe to Lahore, which was followed by the PSL 2 final, the World XI tour and Sri Lnaka playing a T20 game here. Now this year as the PSL gets ready for its third edition, Lahore

February 18, 2018 12:00 AM Nishikori into last four in New York

NEW YORK: Kei Nishikori edged closer to a first ATP Tour in two years at the New York Open tennis on Friday after coming from behind to defeat Moldova’s Radu Albot and claim a semi-final berth. The Japanese fifth seed, who is on his way back from a five-month injury layoff, recovered from dropping the opening set to defeat Albot 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in Long Island 1

February 18, 2018 12:00 AM ATP says ‘no evidence’ of Harrison’s racist remarks

NEW YORK: The ATP said on Friday it found no evidence that Ryan Harrison directed racist remarks at fellow American Donald Young during their stormy first-round match at the New York Open. Young, who is black, made the allegations following his loss to Harrison on Monday during which the two players got into an argument at a change of ends. Harrison

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM Woods six behind first-round leaders at Riviera

NEW YORK: Tiger Woods “fought hard” in an inconsistent performance to trail first round leaders Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay by six strokes at the Genesis Open on Thursday. Woods, in his second start of the PGA Tour season after a year-long absence during which he had a spinal fusion, shot a one-over-par 72 in a roller-coaster round at Riviera in the affluent 5