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  • Wicket-keeper Akmal ruled out of Sri Lanka series

    January 3, 2014 6:50 AM 10

    Pakist­an Cricke­t Board says Akmal hurt himsel­f while taking a catch on the third day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi. ABU DHABI: Pakistan suffered a setback Friday when wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal was ruled out of the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka after fracturing a finger. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Akmal hurt himself while taking a catch

  • Gym key to Test consistency: Johnson

    January 3, 2014 2:11 AM 21

    Mitchell Johnson will go from pummelling England to pumping iron in a bid to ensure his devastating form carries through to next month's tour of South Africa. Johnson says his remarkable comeback this summer has been built on physical strength, and he believes the key to staying on top in 2014 will be the work he can do in the gym in between series

  • India juniors beat SL to set up title clash against Pakistan

    January 2, 2014 8:08 PM 18

    Dubai: Shrugging off their disappointing loss against Pakistan in the last game, India U-19 boys held their nerves as they eked out a three-wicket win against Sri Lanka with five balls to spare as they set up summit clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup here on Thursday. After being put into bat, Sri Lanka scored 223 for eight in 50 overs which

  • PCB’s bosses keep options open on Bangladesh tour

    January 2, 2014 6:40 PM 21

    Board to consul­t ICC, ACC and the govern­ment on partic­ipatio­n. KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Interim Management Committee (IMC) remained indecisive over the team’s participation at the forthcoming Asia Cup and the World Twenty20 scheduled to be hosted in trouble-hit Bangladesh. The IMC, which is governing PCB’s affairs, held its third

  • Recovering Gul released from Pakistan Test squad

    January 2, 2014 4:12 PM 14

    ABU DHABI - Pakistan Thursday released recovering Umar Gul from their Test squad competing against Sri Lanka, saying the fast bowler would undergo rehabilitation back home. The 29-year-old suffered a right knee injury in March this year and had to undergo an operation in May. He was recalled to the one-day squad during Pakistan’s 3-2 win over Sri Lanka

  • India beat Sri Lanka to play U-19 Asia Cup final  

    January 2, 2014 4:02 PM 17

    DUBAI: India qualified to play against Pakistan in the final of the Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Asia Cup when they defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second semi-finals played here at the ICC Academy on Thursday. Sri Lanka made 223 runs for eight wickets in the allotted 50 overs with the help of two half-centuries scored by opener Hashan Dumindu

  • India colts to take on arch-rivals Pakistan in U-19 Asia Cup final

    January 2, 2014 3:45 PM 9

    After being put into bat, Sri Lanka scored 223 for eight in 50 overs which India colts surpassed the target in 49.1 overs largely due to half-century by opener Ankush Bains being awarded man-of-the match due to his innings of 54 off 53 balls with four boundaries and a six. It was a great effort considering that Bains was hit in the box off the last ball from pacer

  • After ODI cameo, Umar Gul sent home by national team

    January 2, 2014 2:52 PM 15

    Fast bowler was releas­ed by Pakist­an Team Manage­ment after underg­oing a knee surger­y in May 2013. LAHORE: Fast Bowler Umar Gul, who had initially been retained with the Test squad, was released by Pakistan Team Management on Thursday. Team physio, Dale Naylor, who treated Gul for one week, has recommended further training for Gul at the NCA. Umar Gul underwent

  • PYF 2014 first phase ends

    January 2, 2014 1:28 PM 23

    LAHORE - The Punjab Youth Festival 2014 unearthed promising talent at its inaugural neighbourhood and village level which concluded on Wednesday across the province. The festival which commenced at neighbourhood and village level on November 23 was widely and enthusiastically participated throughout the province. On Wednesday, total 45496 participants

  • Defending champions KRL beat Baloch FC 2-0

    January 2, 2014 2:49 AM 18

    Hussai­n, Mehmoo­d help team move up to sixth positi­on in PPFL. KARACHI: Defending champions KRL continued their winning streak in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) as they crushed Baloch FC 2-0 at the Railway Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday. Saddam Hussain scored the opening goal in the 14th minute of the match as KRL led 1-0 at the interval