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  • Misbah to represent Faisalabad in QAT G-II

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 14

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s most decorated captain Misbah-ul-Haq will be one of the star attractions of the three-day Quaid-i-Azam Trophy (QAT) Grade-II, which will start from Friday.The 44-year-old veteran will represent Faisalabad Region, which will be one of the 10 sides that will go head to head in the tournament which carries total prize money of PKR 950,000. Apart

  • Aussies to tour India for T20s, ODIs from Feb 24

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 11

    NEW DWELHI: Australia are set to tour India for two T20Is and five ODIs from February 24, Board for Control of Cricket in India confirmed on Thursday. The tour will start in Bengaluru with a T20 and end with an ODI in Delhi on March 13. Visakhapatnam will host the second T20I, while the other ODIs will kick-off in Hyderabad on March 2, with the others

  • Abid, Heera in Punjab Open Tennis semis

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 19

    LAHORE: Muhammad Abid, Heera Ashiq, Ahmed Kamil, Ahmad Babar moved into the semifinals of Servaid Punjab Open Tennis Championship.Abid will be facing Kamil in the semifinal and Heera Ashiq will be contesting against Ahmad Babar here at Bagh-i-Jinnah courts on Friday. Results: Men’s singles: M Abid beat Abdullah Adnan 6-3, 6-3, Ahmad kamil beat Hassan

  • Veteran Seppi, Barty reach semis

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    SYDNEY: Veteran Andreas Seppi on Thursday derailed top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Sydney International title hopes, while homegrown rising star Ashleigh Barty claimed another top scalp to also make the semi-finals. Seppi, 14 years older than his 20-year-old Greek opponent, has only won three ATP titles in his career, but called on all his experience as he battled

  • Cyclist Saqib upbeat over China Wall expedition

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    LAHORE: Pakistan has no dearth of brave and talented youngsters in every field. Multan’s 24-year old cyclist Saqib Rehman belongs to this specific class. Saqib grabbed the global attention in November 2018, when he became the first man of the world to scale 21000 feet high K2 base camp on his mountain bike after a highly dangerous journey of three months

  • National U-18 Snooker gets underway

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 14

    ISLAMABAD: The 4th Jubilee Insurance National Under-18 Junior National Championship 2019 began at the PSB Snooker Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad Thursday. First round results: Shaikh M Mudassir bt (Pjb) Faisal Ibrar Kiyani (Isb) 3-2 (67-44, 84-36, 48-73, 40-53, 64-26); Ahsan Yousuf (Pjb) bt Waqas Khan (Sindh) 3-0 (69-21, 65-07, 69-06); Farhan

  • Aussie Smith leaves BBL with elbow injury

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    DHAKA: Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith will drop out of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 tournament due to an elbow injury after playing just two matches, his franchise Comilla Victorians said Thursday. “Smith has suffered an elbow injury. We are not sure how he picked it up, but the last two days he could not bat in training

  • Tayyab secures main round entry into Chicago C’ship

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 16

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s top-ranked squash player Tayyab Aslam will feature in 2018-19 PSA World Championships which will be held in Chicago from February 23 to March 2. Tayyab, who is ranked 55th and won three PSA events in 2018, is the only Pakistani player to have entered the main round, on the basis of his ranking.The World Championship in Chicago will be the first

  • Misbah to add charm to Grade-II Trophy

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Ahmad Shehzad will add to the charm of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade-II which begins at different venues of the country from Friday (today). The duo will represent Faisalabad in the ten-team event. The teams have been divided in two groups. Bahawalpur, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)

  • Bancroft keen to resume opening with Warner despite scandal

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    SYDNEY: Cameron Bancroft insists he holds no grudges against David Warner and is keen to resume their opening partnership for Australia that was derailed by the ball-tampering scandal. The 26-year-old Bancroft, who has completed his nine-month ban for the cheating, confirmed in an explosive television interview last month it was Warner who asked him to alter