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  • Nasir Iqbal books semi-final spot

    January 18, 2014 1:59 AM 17

    Pakist­an squash player defeat­s Weenin­k in PSA event. KARACHI: Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal stormed into the semi-finals of the $10,000 PSA Emerson Racquet Club Pro Series, thrashing Netherland’s Sebastian Weenink in straight sets in St Louis, Missouri. Iqbal — the competition’s top seed — was made to work hard for his victory as two of the three games were closely

  • County - Sussex snap up Arafat

    January 17, 2014 8:06 PM 10

    Sussex have re-signed Pakistani all-rounder Yasir Arafat for this summer's NatWest T20 Blast. The 31-year-old is English cricket's top Twenty20 wicket-taker, having played for five counties and represented Sussex in three seasons between 2006 and 2010. He was part of the Sharks squad that won the tournament in 2009 and is currently playing for Perth

  • Perera, Mathews miss hundreds as Sri Lanka foil Pakistan

    January 17, 2014 7:54 PM 1

    SHARJAH: Dilruwan Perera missed a century on his debut while skipper Angelo Mathews fell for 91 as Sri Lanka frustrated Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Friday. Perera (95) and Mathews made life difficult for Pakistan through their 112-run seventh wicket stand before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 428-9, leaving Pakistan

  • South Africa Win Qatar 50-Over Tri-Series

    January 17, 2014 6:16 PM 31

    South Africa made it back-to-back wins over Pakistan to win the Qatar International Women’s Cricket Championship in Doha. Whereas Wednesday’s win was in a dead-rubber, today they triumphed in the tournament final to defeat the nominal hosts Pakistan. It was another low-scoring affair as Pakistan collapsed from 56 for two to be all out for just 94 after

  • PAF maintain fourth place in PPFL

    January 17, 2014 2:21 AM 7

    Team downs Baloch FC 3-1 in 13th win of season. KARACHI: Of the three Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) matches played in Lahore on Thursday, PAF emerged as the sole winners while the rest of the encounters ended in a draw. PAF defeated Baloch FC 3-1 at Battle X Ground with Amir Khan scoring the opening goal in the 36th minute of the match. Irfan

  • PHF seeks govt help to REGAIN LOST GLORY

    January 17, 2014 1:54 AM 8

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Rana Mujahid Thursday revealed that Pakistan team would not be able to participate in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. Talking to The Nation, Rana said: “Besides Azlan Shah Cup, it will be almost impossible for the federation to fulfill other international commitments as we need immediate financial

  • ‘Participation in youth festival to further swell’

    January 16, 2014 9:04 PM 16

    LAHORE: Punjab Sports Minister Rana Mashood has claimed that the number of participants of Punjab Youth Festival (PYF) 2014 was likely to increase than previous year as around 2.8 million participants had been registered in first and second round this year. While addressing a press conference at National Hockey Stadium on Thursday, he stated that last year PYF successfully

  • Ashraf resumes duties as PCB chairman, vows to complete tenure

    January 16, 2014 5:42 PM 17

    ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Zaka Ashraf has resumed his duties as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman on Thursday a day after he was restored by a two-member divisional bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Ashraf was suspended by IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddique in May last year when a retired cricket official challenged his election as PCB chairman

  • Asia Cup 2014 schedule unveiled  

    January 16, 2014 1:37 PM 6

    DHAKA: Organisers of cricket´s Asia Cup insisted the tournament would go ahead in troubled Bangladesh next month, even if one of the teams pulled out on safety grounds, as they unveiled the schedule Thursday. Defending champions Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 50 over tournament on February 25, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)

  • Asia Cup organisers rule out Bangladesh switch

    January 16, 2014 11:47 AM 10

    DHAKA: Organisers of cricket's Asia Cup insisted the tournament would go ahead in troubled Bangladesh next month, even if one of the teams pulled out on safety grounds, as they unveiled the schedule Thursday. Defending champions Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 50 over tournament on February 25, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)