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  • PCB demands Latif's explanation over U-turn

    April 12, 2014 7:53 AM 28

    KARACHI - Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has been called for a meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on April 14 after he turned down the board's offer to be the chief selector. A reliable source in the board said that Sethi wants to know the first hand reasons behind Latif declining the post after he initially agreed to the offer

  • A glittering ending to the Lanka, Sanga, Mahela Tale

    April 12, 2014 7:30 AM 45

    It’s not easy being a Sri Lankan cricketer. Your cricket board is in debt to the Ceylon Bank to the tune of US $ 10.1 million, according to reports in the country, and asks the ICC for another loan to repay some of the first and “keep the SLC financial situation afloat”. The same board threatens to send a second-string team to the ICC World Twenty

  • F1 2014 | Mercedes driver duel has hidden depths

    April 12, 2014 6:49 AM 36

    Agence France-Presse · Saturday, April 12, 2014 · 2:39 pm LONDON — The rivalry between Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg produced an epic battle under the floodlights in Bahrain last weekend but what Formula One fans saw was just the tip of the iceberg. Behind the scenes, on separate sides of the garage and with teams of engineers trawling

  • Pakistan’s cricket team to tour Sri Lanka in August

    April 12, 2014 5:05 AM 27

    This was decided on the sidelines of the ICC meeting that concluded in Dubai on Thursday. Although the dates and other details have not yet been released, but sources from both the boards have confirmed the tour.

  • IPL 7, 2014: Sri Lankan players lose out due to poor scheduling by SLC

    April 12, 2014 3:38 AM 53

    With the coveted ICC World T20 2014 title in their bag, the absence of Sri Lankan players in the Indian Premier League 7, 2014 can hardly go unnoticed. Considering their international fixtures, the franchises’ decision to ignore wasn’t wrong either. Abhijit Banare presents both sides of the argument in which the Sri Lankan players are the losers. At last Sri Lanka

  • Cash awards issue set to be raised with PM

    April 12, 2014 2:42 AM 23

    KARACHI: Pending issues including cash awards as per national sports policy and Pride of Performance to former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif will come up for discussion when a two-member delegation calls on Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on April 29. The prime minister secretariat has extended an invitation to cueist

  • Thank you Mahela and Sanga – see you in Tests and 50 overs

    April 11, 2014 7:37 PM 26

    A gloomy and a quiet Sunday evening was disturbed by the sound of crackers and the sky was illuminated with fireworks when Thisara Perera lofted Ravichandran Ashwin over the long-on boundary into the stands to bring Sri Lanka victory in the World T20 fials over the unbeaten Indians at the Sher-E-Bangla stadium in Bangladesh. Sri Lanka having being the bridesmaid

  • Don’t repeat the mistakes that Bangladesh and Sri Lanka made with the Pakistan Super League!

    April 11, 2014 7:01 PM 38

    The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) interim Chairman Najam Sethi announced on Tuesday via Twitter that the PCB is keen to organise the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in January 2015 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is not the first time that the PCB has made an announcement about the window for the PSL. In 2012, the PCB hired former International

  • Pakistan, India cricket series likely | SPORT

    April 11, 2014 5:03 PM 23

    KARACHI: A Pakistan-India cricket series is on the cards in December 2015 where the 2 traditional rivals will play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T-20s at a neutral venue, Geo News reported. According to sources a full series has been agreed between the 2 nations in 2015. Pakistan will be the host of this series. Sources also revealed that both the cricket boards

  • McIlroy ‘impressed’ with young players

    April 11, 2014 4:48 PM 22

    Two-time major champi­on draws bigges­t crowd at golf Master­s AUGUSTA: Rory McIlroy is pleased with the performance of the young talent as he had a new look at the situation when he opened his sixth Masters campaign. Alongside McIlroy are two players, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth; both of them younger than the 24-year-old Irishman. “I was impressed