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  • Youth Festival: Lahore prepares for human flag record

    February 15, 2014 5:24 AM 46

    Nearly 30,000 volunt­eers partic­ipated in the full dress rehear­sal. “Arrangements for an attempt to break the record for the largest human flag have been completed. As many as 29,040 people participate in the event,” Minister for Education and Sports Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said on Friday. Sports Board Director General Usman Anwar and Guinness World

  • Wolves, Falcons in semis of T20 Cup

    February 15, 2014 5:10 AM 57

    ISLAMABAD: Faisalabad Wolves and Abbottabad Falcons have qualified for the semi-finals of the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup being played here at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi on Friday. In the third quarter final, Faisalabad Wolves beat Larkana Bulls by 33 runs. Put into bat, Faisalabad Wolves scored 121 runs for the loss of all wickets in 20 overs. Khurram

  • India Under-19 vs Pakistan Under-19: Previous World Cup encounters

    February 15, 2014 5:07 AM 138

    India Under-19 will face Pakistan Under-19 as their ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 kicks off. Nishad Pai Vaidya revisits some old encounters between the two sides. India Young Cricketers vs Pakistan Young Cricketers, McDonald’s Bicentennial Youth Cup, 1988 – In 1988, the first Youth tournament was held, and it wasn’t an under-19 tournament. India and Pakistan

  • Davis Cup: Pakistan face mixed fortunes on day one

    February 15, 2014 1:36 AM 52

    Team opens accoun­t with 1-1 tie agains­t hosts Vietna­m. Pakistan faced mixed fortunes when they began their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania zone Group II first-round tie against Vietnam on Friday at the 198 Tennis Club in La Dat City. Pakistan number one Aqeel Khan, playing the opening singles rubber, defeated Quang-Huy Ngo in a close encounter. Aqeel took the first

  • Sarfraz’s dropping shocks Rashid Latif

    February 15, 2014 1:36 AM 29

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif was shocked with the dropping of talented wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed both from Asia Cup and ICC World T20 squads. "Sarfraz had done well in the series against Sri Lanka and deserved a place in the team," he told APP in his reaction on the announcement of the teams. "Besides for me, Sarfraz's

  • Women’s squad announced for World T20

    February 14, 2014 7:14 PM 54

    PCB schedu­les Bangla­desh face-off ahead of global tourna­ment. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) retained Sana Mir as captain for the forthcoming International Cricket Council Women’s World Twenty20, scheduled to be played from March 23 in Bangladesh. Bismah Maroof will continue to act as deputy to the seasoned all-rounder. The national selectors have kept the 14-player

  • Faysal Bank T20 Cup: Younus reminds selectors of his presence

    February 14, 2014 7:12 PM 54

    Season­ed batsma­n stars with an import­ant fifty for the Falcon­s. Younus Khan reminded selectors he still had the ability to give strong a performance in formats other than Test and first-class cricket, as he steered Abbottabad Falcons into the Faysal Bank T20 Cup semi-finals on Friday. The Falcons, led by Younus’s brilliant unbeaten half-century

  • Cycling: Terpstra seals victory on Tour of Qatar

    February 14, 2014 6:24 PM 30

    Dutch rider Niki Terpstra of the Omega Pharma team clinched overall victory in the Tour of Qatar as Frenchman Arnaud Demare won the concluding stage. DOHA: Dutch rider Niki Terpstra of the Omega Pharma team clinched overall victory in the Tour of Qatar on Friday as Frenchman Arnaud Demare won the concluding stage. Demare, of the FDJ team, secured the sixth

  • Pakistan's stance on revamp justified after IPL findings: Abbasi

    February 14, 2014 4:56 PM 150

    Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Arif Ali Khan Abbasi threw his weight around deposed chairman of the board Zaka Ashraf, terming Pakistan’s stance against the controversial International Cricket Council (ICC) revamp as “honourable.” In an interview with, Abbasi also criticised the government for the treatment meted out to Ashraf, who was sacked

  • PCB announces separate squad for Aisa Cup, T20 World Cup

    February 14, 2014 4:37 PM 38

    ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced separate squads for the upcoming Asia Cup and Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be played in Bangladesh. Misbah ul Haq has been retained as Pakistan’s captain for one-day international while Muhammad Hafeez has been given the responsibility to lead the team in Twenty20 Cup. All-rounder Fawad Alam has been recalled