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  • Pakistan face BD as Asia Cup begins today

    October 11, 2017 12:00 AM 12

    KARACHI: Pakistan will take on Bangladesh in their opening match of the 10th Men’s Hockey Asia Cup at Maulana Bhashani Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday (today). On the opening day, all the four teams of pool A will be in action.In the first match, India face Japan. Hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan come across at 4:30pm PST in the second game. Pakistan played

  • Pakistan down to 7th from top position in 13 months

    October 11, 2017 12:00 AM 9

    KARACHI: Thirteen months after lifting the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for topping the ICC Test Team Rankings, Pakistan have plummeted to seventh in Test rankings, which were updated following the conclusion of their home series against Sri Lanka. The visitors won the series 2-0, which meant they rose from 90 to 94 points, while Pakistan dropped

  • Historic sweep: We did not play good cricket, rues Sarfraz

    October 10, 2017 2:00 PM 11

    DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera finished with five wickets to help Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday and take the series 2-0, and hosts’ captain Sarfraz Ahmed blamed poor cricket for the loss. Perera had figures of 5-98 as Pakistan, chasing a tough 317 to win, were bowled out for 248 in the second hour of fifth

  • Pakistan lose Test series against Sri Lanka in UAE

    October 10, 2017 12:11 PM 11

    DUBAI: Pakistan lost to Sri Lanka by 68 runs in the second Test on the fifth and final day in Dubai on Tuesday. Sri Lanka won the two match series 2-0 and Pakistan suffered its first series loss since the team started playing its home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Pakistan faltered chasing 317 and were bowled out for 248 in their second

  • Maroof-led Pakistan squad named for New Zealand series

    October 10, 2017 12:04 PM 10

    Bismah Maroof will begin her tenure as captain of the Pakistan ODI team on October 31, when she leads a 14-member squad against New Zealand. She takes over from Sana Mir, who was sacked in the aftermath of a highly publicised spat with the team management, but has been included to play the three-match series. This will be Pakistan's first assignment

  • PCB names 14-member women's cricket squad for New Zealand series

    October 10, 2017 8:28 AM 9

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Tuesday named a 14-member squad to feature in the ICC Women’s Championship Round -1 against New Zealand to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The Interim Women's Cricket Selection Committee headed by Basit Ali announced the 14-member team along with four reserves to feature in the event. The three ODIs and four Twenty

  • Cricket Australia signs six-year Indian broadcasting deal with Sony

    October 10, 2017 4:02 AM 15

    MEN’S and women’s cricket played in Australia will be beamed into the sport’s most rabid heartland thanks to a six-year deal for Sony to broadcast games in India. The agreement — for an undisclosed sum — includes the exclusive rights to show the upcoming Ashes series with England, the 2021-22 Ashes and tours by countries including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

  • Aniq scores hat-trick to star in IBA triumph

    October 10, 2017 12:00 AM 6

    KARACHI: Aniq Lakhani fired three goals to help Institute of Business Administration (IBA) record a 3-0 triumph against Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC-Nust) in the 15th AKU Inter-University Football Tournament here at the AKU Sports Centre Ground. In another match, Institute Of Business Management (IoBM) defeated Fast-National University (Fast-NU)

  • Moiz wins Signature 3rd Ranking Scrabble title

    October 10, 2017 12:00 AM 5

    KARACHI: Former world youth champion Moiz Baiq won seven out of nine matches with a spread of 398 to win the title after beating Waseem Khatri in his final match in the Premier category in Signature 3rd Ranking Scrabble Tournament here at the Beach Luxury Hotel. A total of 86 players participated in the tournament and fought for top honors in five categories

  • Kane on Ballon d’Or shortlist

    October 10, 2017 12:00 AM 5

    LONDON: Harry Kane was one of six Premier League players to make the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or, as France Football announced 20 out of 30 nominees for the 2017 award on Monday. The Tottenham Hotspur striker was joined in the list by Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane, Manchester United’s David de Gea, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Manchester