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Pakistan’s ‘bowling weapons’ to trouble Australian batsmen, says coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan's 'bowling weapons' to trouble Australian batsmen, says coach Mickey Arthur

In the run-up to Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Australia, head coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday said the the team has the pace artillery to battle the Aussies’ fresh-faced batting line-up and bowl the nomads of world cricket to a historic success this summer, The Age reported. A confident Arthur believes …

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FIFA head of security leaves post

FIFA head of security leaves post

ZURICH: The man who was leading FIFA’s fight against match-fixing has left his post, football’s world governing body said on Monday. FIFA confirmed that former German police chief Ralf Mutschke, who had been their head of security for 3-1/2 years, had departed, without giving any further details. Mutschke was senior …

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Ton-up Warner helps Australia reclaim trophy

Ton-up Warner helps Australia reclaim trophy

CANBERRA: David Warner slammed his sixth one-day century of the year to lead Australia to a crushing 116-run victory and reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series off New Zealand on Tuesday. Warner smashed 119 off 115 balls to propel the Australians to an imposing 378 for five after being sent into …

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Chennai test hangs in the balance after Jayalalithaa’s death

Chennai test hangs in the balance after Jayalalithaa's death

India’s cricket board (BCCI) has not made a decision on the fate of the final test match against England next week, but is monitoring the situation in Chennai following the death of Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaraman on Monday. Jayalalithaa was chief minister of southern India’s Tamil Nadu state, of which …

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Yasir Shah suffers back injury during practice as Australia tour looms

Yasir Shah suffers back injury during practice as Australia tour looms

Leg spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back injury during a practice session at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns, Australia, Pakistan Cricket Board officials said on Tuesday. Shah, who is receiving treatment for the injury in Cairns, has been advised to rest for two days, the officials said, adding that the legspinner …

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How Pakistan hockey dribbled into oblivion

How Pakistan hockey dribbled into oblivion

On December 4, 1994, Pakistan reached the pinnacle of the hockey world after winning the world cup for the fourth time. The national team was a force to reckon with and had booked a place in the annals of hockey history. Qualifying rounds were for lesser mortals and news of …

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HBL through to final as tragic circumstances force UBL to settle for draw

HBL through to final as tragic circumstances force UBL to settle for draw

KARACHI: Habib Bank Limited (HBL) qualified for the final of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy National Cricket Championship in somewhat tragic circumstances when their Super Eight match was abandoned as a draw after several United Bank Limited (UBL) players got injured in the hotel fire in the early hours of Monday. The …

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Australia look to seal series against NZ

Australia look to seal series against NZ

CANBERRA: Australia will be aiming to regain the Chappell-Hadlee trophy with a victory in the second game of the series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. After some initial wobbles, Steve Smith, the Australian captain, starred in the home side’s overwhelming victory in the opening match in Sydney …

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Here’s the story of Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistan’s first cricketing ruffian

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It’s the winter of 1978 and Pakistan and India head for an ODI decider in Sahiwal. Pakistan posts 205 runs in 40 overs. In response , India cruises to 183/2. They require 23 runs in the last three overs, as Sarfraz Nawaz runs to bowl to a six-feet-tall Anshuman Gaekwad, …

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Late Ramos header denies Barca in Clasico

Late Ramos header denies Barca in Clasico

BARCELONA: Sergio Ramos stepped up once more for Real Madrid in a major match, scoring in the 90th minute to force a 1-1 draw at Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium in Saturday’s El Clasico. “Sergio has this special capacity to do things like this,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “In …

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