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  • Gul-dozer helps HBL win T20 opener

    November 28, 2013 2:04 AM 50

    Pacer claims two wicket­s as team comfor­tably chases 118-run target. Fast-bowler Umar Gul continued his impressive comeback after a major knee operation, taking two wickets for HBL as they defeated Wapda by seven wickets in their Faysal Bank Departmental T20 Group-B match at the LCCA Ground in Lahore on Wednesday. Batting first, Wapda were restricted

  • Bhutta to lead Pakistan in Junior World Cup

    November 27, 2013 9:06 PM 40

    Select­ors announ­ce 18-man squad for presti­gious hockey event KARACHI: Olympian Umar Bhutta has been retained as captain of the national junior team that will represent the country in the Junior Hockey World Cup to be played in India. Pakistan will send an 18-member squad for the event that will be contested by 16 teams from December 6 to 15 in New Delhi

  • Nepal PM Regmi praises team over Twenty20 cricket win

    November 27, 2013 6:30 PM 34

    Nepal's acting PM Khil Raj Regmi has congratulated his country's cricket team after they qualified for their first major tournament in Abu Dhabi. The Himalayan nation secured an exciting last-ball victory over Hong Kong to secure a place at next year's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Many fans reportedly said prayers from the stands as Nepal required 13 from the final

  • India extend 'dream run' with 6th consecutive ODI series win in 2013

    November 27, 2013 1:28 PM 44

    Team India added yet another feather to their cap with an emphatic five-wicket win over West Indies on Wednesday and clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1. This was the sixth consecutive series win for MS Dhoni & co. after their triumphs earlier this year. Riding on the late flourish by Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy, West Indies managed to post 263 runs after

  • Pakistan should focus to polish batting talent

    November 27, 2013 10:10 AM 26

    ISLAMABAD: Legendary Pakistani batsman Muhammad Yousuf has said team Pakistan should strengthen their batting with seven batsmen which is their main problem instead of packing with bowlers. Talking to private news channel, he said that Allah has blessed Pakistan with immense talent which was evident with the brilliant show of Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti

  • Asian Football - Evergrande star tips Lippi for China job

    November 27, 2013 8:03 AM 41

    Guangzhou Evergrande marksman Muriqui has backed his club manager Marcello Lippi for the vacant managerial position with the Chinese national team. The duo teamed up to help Guangzhou become the first Chinese winners of the AFC Champions League earlier this month and the Brazilian striker said the World Cup-winning Italian could help the national team, ranked

  • No peace until govt gets its act together, say experts

    November 27, 2013 2:46 AM 33

    PESHAWAR, Nov 26: Inadequacies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s criminal justice system have compounded the prevalent security crisis rendering restoration of peace too difficult a task to achieve unless the provincial government gets its act together, according to experts. During a day-long conference here on Tuesday, the experts said the provincial police were ill-equipped

  • Special Olympics torch passes by

    November 26, 2013 4:38 PM 39

    The Flame of Hope has passed through the centre of Christchurch as part of its journey south to mark the start of the Special Olympics. The national competition starts in Dunedin on Wednesday. More than 100 Canterbury athletes and coaches will leave Christchurch this morning to compete in a range of sports. Special Olympics Canterbury administrator Helen

  • If I were Ryan McLaren I'd rather play in England: Symcox

    November 26, 2013 11:28 AM 19

    Former South Africa spinner Pat Symcox launched a scathing attack on the national selection committee, calling it a “disgrace” after the Proteas lost the first ODI against Pakistan at Newlands on Sunday. Symcox, who is now a TV pundit, said he was shocked at South Africa’s chop-and-change policy which was making the players look bad. “They should stop making

  • Manchester City eye Asmir Begovic as Joe Hart replacement

    November 26, 2013 8:13 AM 25

    The news making the rounds is that Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is considering replacing goalkeeper Joe Hart with Stock City’s Asmir Begovic as their new ‘number one’. Hart has not played for the club since being replaced by Costel Pantilimon following string of faulty performances. Pellegrini, however, has revealed the 26-year-old goalkeeper