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Construction of world’s biggest cricket stadium in Gujarat starts

AHMEDABAD: India has started building the world’s biggest cricket stadium that will accommodate 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million. Since the capacity of Kolkata’s Eden Gardens was reduced as part of a major rebuilding project, Melbourne Cricket Ground has held the title of the sport’s largest stadium with seating ...

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We are a better side than what our ranking suggests: Imad Wasim

PERTH: Pakistan’s talented young all-rounder Imad Wasim on Tuesday said his team is better than what their ranking suggests and they have grown in confidence after the emphatic win at Melbourne. Here in Perth, Pakistan have returned to their most successful Australian venue looking to take a further bite out ...

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Misbah to represent HK Island United at T20 Blitz

LAHORE: Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq will feature in the 2017 edition of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz to be staged from March 8 to 12. Misbah will captain HKI United immediately after the conclusion of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he will lead Islamabad United ...

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Ian Chappell’s remarks on Pakistan team show a deeply entrenched elitism in cricket

Wasim Akram takes a long stride, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits Ian Salisbury against the spin through cover for four. Wasim and Waqar have scored 46 runs for the ninth wicket stand as Pakistan wins the Test match at Lords with two wickets to spare. Pakistan ...

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Stoinis replaces Marsh, Starc rested for Perth ODI

MELBOURNE: Vic­torian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will replace the injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia’s One-day International squad for the ongoing series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said on Monday. Meanwhile, Australia’s leading strike bowler Mitchell Starc has been rested for third fixture in Perth on Thursday. The left-armer will re-join the squad ...

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Federer returns with win to join Murray in second round

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer returned from a six-month layoff to beat fellow 35-year-old Jurgen Melzer just before midnight on day one of the Australian Open, agreeing it felt a bit like coming home. The 17-time major winner hadn’t played at tour level since Wimbledon, giving his injured left knee time to ...

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Please Misbah, leave them wanting more

PT Barnum, serial entrepreneur and owner of a travelling circus, offered the best advice to anybody considering retirement. ‘Always leave them wanting more,’ said Barnum, a man who understood how to win a crowd. In professional sport, timing when you exit the limelight and condemn yourself to the shadows is ...

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Kohli, Jadhav star in tall India chase

PUNE: Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200 run stand to help India comfortably chase down a steep target of 351 against England and win the first One day International by three wickets on Sunday. India’s chase seemed over when England reduced them to 63-4 ...

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Team effort inspired Pakistan, says Sallu

KARACHI: While terming Pakistan’s series-levelling victory in the second One-day International in Melbourne, former chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu credited the entire team for the much-awaited result on what has had been a disappointing tour of Australia. “To be honest, I was bitterly disappointed the way Pakistan lost the first ...

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Stokes helps fire England to 350-7 in first ODI

PUNE: Ben Stokes hit a fiery half-century to help England post their highest-ever one-day international total against India, 350 for seven, in their first match in Pune on Sunday. Coming in at number six, Stokes hit a 40-ball 62 to pulverise the Indian bowling attack in what is Virat Kohli´s ...

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