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  • Asia Cup — When will the tournament find its relevance?

    March 10, 2014 6:34 PM 29

    Asia Cup began in 1984 with the subcontinental heavyweights clashing for supremacy. Yet, 30 years down the line, the tournament struggles to find relevance despite the teams boasting of humongous fan-following. Nishad Pai Vaidya explores the challenges before the Asian Cricket Council to make the Asia Cup meaningful. With One-Day Internationals (ODIs)

  • Aleem Dar to supervise 15 World T20 matches  

    March 10, 2014 6:04 PM 33

    DHAKA: International Cricket Council (ICC) announced names of the match officials for the World Twenty20 tournament scheduled to be held in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6. The main fixture of the mega event will be played between arch rivals Pakistan and India on March 21. This match will be supervised by Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Richard

  • Razzaq wants Misbah, Hafeez to bat positively

    March 10, 2014 9:30 AM 20

    ISLAMABAD: Talented all-rounder Abdul Razzaq feels Pakistan captains Misbah ul haq and Muhammad Hafeez need to bat more positively saying why to take a single when a six can be hit on that delivery. Razzaq, who had represented Pakistan on more than 300 occasions, scoring over 7,000 international runs and taking almost 400 wickets, said both Misbah and Hafeez

  • Power Ranking the ODI Cricket Nations After 2014 Asia Cup

    March 10, 2014 7:22 AM 32

    12 (Previous Ranking: -): Afghanistan It has been a tough past couple of months for the world champions, whose year got off to an unexpectedly poor start when they were annihilated 4-0 in New Zealand, before things then got even worse in the Asia Cup. There, Virat Kohli’s side could only manage victories over underdogs Afghanistan and hosts Bangladesh

  • Team management responsible for defeat in Asia Cup final

    March 10, 2014 5:37 AM 23

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan cricket team maintained their legacy of losing matches when it matters most. Dropped catches, poor umpiring and pathetic team selection cost green caps Asia Cup title as they were comprehensively beaten by Sri Lanka in the final. Majority of Asia Cup defeat lies on the shoulders of team management who despite being fully aware of some harsh

  • Radwanska races into Indian Wells 4th round

    March 10, 2014 4:15 AM 23

    INDIAN WELLS: Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland breezed into the fourth round of the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament on Sunday with a 6-0, 6-0 thumping of Germany's Annika Beck. Radwanska, the world number three who is seeking a first title of 2014, needed 67 minutes to defeat the 48th-ranked German and advance to a fourth-round clash

  • Premier League - Shaw told to ignore Cole comparisons

    March 10, 2014 2:57 AM 36

    England manager Roy Hodgson has told Luke Shaw to ignore the comparisons with Ashley Cole as the pair do battle for a World Cup berth. It looks a straight shoot-out between the Southampton teenager and the experienced Chelsea defender for the 23-man squad heading to Brazil, as Everton left-back Leighton Baines appears all but assured to be included

  • India hang on to second spot, Asian champions Sri Lanka finish third : Kohli reclaims number one ODI batting ranking

    March 9, 2014 8:28 PM 137

    ISLAMABAD: India’s Virat Kohli has reclaimed the number one position in the latest ICC player rankings for ODI batsmen, which were released on Sunday after the conclusion of the Asia Cup. Kohli had entered the Asia Cup, trailing number one ranked South African batsman AB de Villiers by two ratings points. Kohli’s tournament aggregate of 189 runs in three

  • The Himalayan Times : Nepal claim gold in Pak

    March 9, 2014 8:08 PM 77

    KATHMANDU: Nepal claimed two gold medals in the 10th South Asian Bodybuilding Championship held in Lahore, Pakistan today. Sujan Tamang (60kg) and Gyan Narayan Maharjan (65kg) clinched gold medals for Nepal, informed Nepal Bodybuilding Association General Secretary Dinesh Rajbhandari. Sujan had claimed bronze medal in the 46th Asian Bodybuilding Championships

  • PTI women members oppose Veena Malik's attempt to join the party

    March 9, 2014 5:57 PM 18

    ISLAMABAD- Pakistani actress Veena Malik has shown interest in joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) but PTI women parliamentarians have opposed this move on her part. The PTI parliamentarians say that the party image will be spoiled if actress Veena Malik joins the party. They fear the party’s internal matters might not remain intact. The PTI members