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Ahmed Shahzad eyes ODI recall

KARACHI: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shahzad has said that he will give the selection committee no choice but to select him in the ODI squad for the upcoming Australia series with a string of great performances in the domestic circuit. “The exclusion from the Pakistan squad did hurt in the beginning,” ...

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Klopp eyes City clash after Liverpool sink Stoke at Anfield

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to pitting his wits against Pep Guardiola again after seeing the Reds fight back to beat Stoke City 4-1 in the Premier League match on Tuesday. The Reds moved back above Manchester City into second place in the table, and to within ...

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Opener Azhar becomes man for all seasons

MELBOURNE: Pakis­tan’s opening batsman Azhar Ali has rarely seemed a man in a hurry in six years of Test cricket so it was fitting that his 12th century was eked out in fits and starts over two rainy days at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Azhar’s unbeaten 139 pushed Pakistan to ...

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Azhar hits epic 205 for Pakistan before Aussies make solid start

ISLAMABAD: Russia, China and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to expand their tripartite consultations on Afghan conflict and include other countries, including Afghanistan, after Kabul objected to its absence from the regional discussions. “The parties agreed to proceed with consultations in an expanded format and would welcome the participation of Afghanistan,” ...

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De Silva stands defiant as Sri Lanka struggle against Proteas

PORT ELIZABETH: Dhana­njaya de Silva kept Sri Lanka’s hopes alive with a defiant innings on the second day of the first Test against South Africa at St George’s Park on Tuesday. De Silva made 43 not out as Sri Lanka struggled to 181 for seven — still 105 runs behind ...

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SAFF Women’s Championship: Pakistan withdrawal causes captain to support Maldives

KARACHI: Pakistan national women’s team captain Hajra Khan will be supporting Maldives in the ongoing 2016 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship in India after the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) withdrew the national team’s entry in the regional event. The PFF cited lack of resources to train and the ...

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Malik, Irfan dominate as SSGC defeat NBP

KARACHI: Three wickets each by veteran all rounder Shoaib Malik and tall left arm pacer Muhammad Irfan helped SSGC defeat NBP by 65 runs in the National One-Day Cup for departments at the UBL Ground in Karachi on Tuesday. Batting first, SSGC posted a total of 246-9 courtesy Zain Abbas’ ...

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Wahab Riaz defends Azhar Ali’s slow strike-rate

Pakistan left arm pacer Wahab Riaz on Tuesday said that Melbourne-centurion Azhar Ali has his own areas where he scores runs and he doesn’t take offence from being called a slow scorer. Azhar, who completed his 12th Test ton on day two of the second Test against Australia, is currently ...

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Mega stadium plan nearly finalised: Roma chief executive

DUBAI: Italian Serie A club AS Roma is on track to break ground on its new 56,000-seat stadium to be built in Rome’s south-west, Umberto Gandini, chief executive of the club said in Dubai on Tuesday. The €1.3 billion Stadio Della Roma has faced years of delays as the club ...

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Andre Russell given green light to use black bat in BBL

SYDNEY: West Indies all rounder Andre Russell was given the all-clear to use his black bat in Australia’s T20 Big Bash League(BBL) on Tuesday after it was initially banned for leaving marks on the ball. The 28 year old was banned from using the distinctive bat after it discoloured the ...

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