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I’m ready to coach Pakistan, says Shoaib Akhtar

LAHORE: Controversial former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar threw his hat into the ring on Friday to become Pakistan’s next bowling coach. Pakistan have been hunting for a bowling coach since appointing Australian Dav Whatmore as head coach in March, with former Essex paceman Ian Pont the leading contender. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set up a […]

August 17, 2012 / No Comment / Read More

Ajmal nominated for three top ICC awards

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal was nominated in three categories for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards, when the ICC announced the longlists on Monday. Ajmal is one of the two players from Pakistan to be nominated for ICC ODI player of the year along with team mate Shahid Afridi. He is also nominated for ICC […]

August 13, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Phelps wins 19th medal to set record

LONDON: Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history here Tuesday, taking his tally to a record 19 medals as the United States won gold in the 4x200m relay. Earlier, Phelps failed by a finger tip to become the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics when he was […]

August 1, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Olympics: Pakistan hold Spain to 1-1 draw

LONDON: Pakistan hockey team displaying a good game held Spain to a 1-1 dra in their first encounter in the Olympic hockey tournament here on Monday. After going 0-0 draw in the first half-time, centre-forward Rehan Butt made a breakthrough netting a superb goal in the second time but Spain equalled the score within a […]

July 31, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

China surges to top of medals table on Olympics day two

LONDON: China surged clear at the top of the Olympic medals table on Sunday, as two world records fell in the pool on a night when France stunned swimming’s superpowers to take a dramatic relay gold. After dominating day one of competition with four gold medals, Chinese athletes hit paydirt once again with wins in […]

July 31, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips makes Olympic debut

LONDON: Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, made her long-awaited Olympics equestrian debut Sunday, with grandfather Prince Philip and mother, the Princess Royal, lending support. Phillips was denied the chance to compete at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 after her horse Toytown succumbed to injury. But the 2006 world eventing champion finally made […]

July 31, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

US backs Pakistan-India cricket diplomacy

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed its support for Pakistan-India cricket diplomacy and desires that in addition to progress on trade relations, the two South Asian nations now also move forward on trust building, counter-terrorism cooperation and tackling political issues. According to the State Department, Americans generally don’t know much about cricket but they like […]

July 25, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Perera, Mathews set up Sri Lanka’s big win

HAMBANTOTA: Pacemen Thisara Perera and Angelo Mathews each grabbed three wickets to set up Sri Lanka’s comfortable nine-wicket win over India in the second one-day international on Tuesday. Perera finished with 3-19 and Mathews with 3-14 as India were dismissed for 138 off 33.3 overs after electing to bat in windy conditions in the day-night […]

July 24, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Smith and Amla put South Africa in charge

LONDON: South Africa captain Graeme Smith hit a century in his 100th Test and Hashim Amla played a marathon innings as the Proteas dominated the third day of the first Test against England at the Oval on Saturday. South Africa were 403 for two at the close, a lead of 18 runs with eight first […]

July 21, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Kamran Akmal selected after ICC clearance

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf reiterated, on Saturday, that wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal was included in the World Twenty20 squad after he was cleared by the International Cricket Council. Ashraf was speaking to reporters outside PCB’s headquarters at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Responding to the objections being raised on Akmal’s inclusion, Ashraf said the ‘keeper […]

July 21, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

PCB confident of staging India series at home

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has strongly rejected reports that it was considering the possibility of hosting India in England for the reciprocal series between the two sides. I want to make it crystal clear that the PCB hasn’t even thought about the reciprocal series against India so there is no truth in any reports […]

July 21, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Pakistan plan Olympic strategy in quiet Cannock

KARACHI: Time away from the hustle bustle of London has proven beneficial for Pakistan hockey team’s prospects at the Olympics, coach Khawaja Junaid has claimed. Pakistan are currently based in Cannock, a little-known town in the West Midlands region of England, and Junaid believes its relative isolation from activity surrounding the London Games has given […]

July 19, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Yuvraj named in India’s preliminary World T20 squad

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday picked Yuvraj Singh, who is recovering from cancer, in a 30-man preliminary squad for the World Twenty20 to be played in Sri Lanka later this year. The 30-year-old, regarded as one of the most flamboyant batsmen in world cricket, completed chemotherapy in the United States in April after being diagnosed […]

July 18, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

South Africa slip, Pakistan climb in ICC Test rankings

LONDON: South Africa’s chances of replacing England as test cricket number one after their forthcoming three test series became more difficult when the latest International Cricket Council rankings were published on Saturday. The South Africans slipped to third in the list – Australia replacing them in second – and dropped to nine points off England […]

July 14, 2012 | Filed under Sports News | Read More

Junaid, Shafiq the future of Pakistan: Misbah

LAHORE: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq Saturday said Pakistan’s future was secure with the emergence of promising young players despite losing the Test and one-day series on their tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan lost the five-match one-day series 3-1 and three-Tests 1-0 on the tour which ended on Thursday. They levelled a two-match Twenty20 series 1-1. The Test […]

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