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  • Uncapped Zubayr Hamza in SA squad for Pakistan Tests

    December 7, 2018 12:00 AM

    DURBAN: Zubayr Hamza, the 23-year-old Cape Cobras batsman, could make his Test debut against Pakistan on Boxing Day after being named in the 13-man South African squad for the upcoming three-match Test series. If he gains selection in the final XI he will become the 100th player to represent South Africa in Test cricket since readmission. “Zubayr has been one of the standout

  • Hyundai Xteer win big in Corporate League

    December 6, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARCHI: Mohammad Jamshed scored a brilliant hat-trick to help Hyundai Xteer Lubricants record a convincing 4-1 victory against Wonderworks in the second edition of Leisure Leagues Corporate League here at KUFF Football Ground.Apart from Jamshed’s hat-trick, Fazal scored one for the winners. Asad Khan scored a consolatory goal for Wonderworks.In other

  • Abu Rehan CC win in cricket tourney

    December 6, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Abu Rehan Cricket Club beat Khudadad Gymkhana by five runs in 2nd PCB Fazal Mahmood National Club Cricket Tournament here at Al-Nadil Al-Burhani Ground. Abu Rehan CC batted first and put on board 215-10 in 34.3 overs. Akhter Munir was the top scorer with 52 runs. Muhammad Fahim scored 42. Muhammad Mahmood took three wickets for 35 runs, while

  • NBP, Army record wins in PPFL

    December 6, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Basit Ali’s second-half goal enabled National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to pull off their sixth win of the season when they edged past strong Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) 1-0 in their match of Pakistan Premier Football League here at KMC Stadium on Wednesday. Basit landed the winner in the 65th minute to give NBP lead which they maintained till the final

  • Stokes faces hearing despite court acquittal

    December 6, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LONDON: Ben Stokes will on Wednesday head to an internal English cricket hearing into a brawl outside a nightclub last year that cost him his Ashes place with a glowing reference from England coach Trevor Bayliss. Star all-rounder Stokes was acquitted of a criminal charge of affray at a trial in August following the incident in Bristol, southwest England

  • Australia axe misfiring Marsh as Khawaja returns against India

    December 6, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ADELAIDE: Australia sprang a surprise by axing vice-captain Mitch Marsh on Wednesday for the first Test against India, as Usman Khawaja’s return was confirmed despite the shock of his brother’s arrest. Batsmen Travis Head and Peter Handscomb were preferred to the all-rounder, piling more pressure on the bowlers in what are forecast to be scorching conditions

  • Indian summer as ‘Swami Army’ flock to Aussie cricket grounds

    December 6, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    SYDNEY: It’s a summer’s day and the historic Sydney Cricket Ground is buzzing with chatter and excitement. But instead of the green and gold of Australia, the huge and euphoric crowd filling the stadium is a sea of blue — the colour of India, prompting one TV pundit to ask: “Are we in Mumbai?” They were in town for a recent Twenty20 international ahead

  • PCB plans to hold five PSL fixtures in Karachi

    December 5, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to hold three of the eight PSL IV matches in Lahore while the remaining five, including the final, may be held in Karachi. The PCB and PSL officials are in talks with the provincial administration and other stakeholders to formulate a plan to ensure that their vision sees the light of day. It has already

  • Hockey World Cup: PTV not telecasting Pakistan matches

    December 5, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Hockey is Pakistan’s national game and the country has had great record at the highest level in the game, but the state-owned sports channel is not televising the matches of World Cup which is being played in India. Pakistan are participating in the event after a big gap of eight years, as they failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2014.Informed

  • Ahmed, Abid advance in ITF Futures Tennis

    December 5, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Ahmed Choudhary and Abid Ali Akbar moved into the second round of ITF Futures Tennis Tournament at PTF Complex in Islamabad on Tuesday. In the first round of men’s singles, Ahmed Choudhary overpowered Amal Sultanbekov Uzbekistan 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, while Abid Ali Akbar smashed Jackson Varney from Australia 6-2, 6-0. Saida’lo Saidkarimov from Uzbekistan