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Australia tour of Bangladesh hangs on security briefings

SYDNEY: Australia are booked on a flight to Bangladesh late Tuesday but will await security briefings over fears militants could target Australians before deciding whether to go ahead with the tour. Three Cricket Australia officials were to meet with top security and intelligence figures in Dhaka on Monday, the governing ...

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‘Young women players should be given chance in BD series’

KARACHI: Former first-class cricketer and women’s coach Adnan Jamal has called for induction of budding young talent in the series against visiting Bangladesh team for grooming more women international players for future. “Inclusion of some new top performing women players will help in strengthening and expanding the pool of players ...

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Amir, Asif, Butt would damage PSL’s reputation: Ramiz

Former Pakistani batsman (PSL), Ramiz Raja has termed the potential involvement of the tainted trio of Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Amir and Salman Butt in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as “extremely dangerous” for the reputation of the tournament and advised the board to keep the players away. The International Cricket ...

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Comment: The unbearable lightness of PCB

Just how petty a national level organisation can get in its dealings, especially when it is dealing with a gentleman’s game like cricket. But then, there’s little that is not beyond the Pakistan Cricket Board, really. The glitzy Pakistan Super League (PSL) bash on Sunday, perhaps, had it all except ...

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Aisam, Aqeel carry Pakistan into group one after a decade

KARACHI: The ageing duo of Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan carried Pakistan into group one in 2016 after a decade when they whip Chinese Taipei 3-2 in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania zone group two final at Merkezi Tennis Club, Izmir, Turkey, on Sunday. According to results, Pakistan, which entered the ...

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Football: Lancaster ponders England changes to face Wales

Twickenham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Two try hero Mike Brown may be certain of his place in England s next World Cup match, but England coach Stuart Lancaster could make changes for the clash with Wales. Lancaster said several replacements had made a strong case to start the next Pool A ...

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PCB should stop pushing for India series: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should stop pushing for a series against India and concentrate more on persuading other teams to tour Pakistan. Afridi told reporters on Friday in Lahore, “I don’t know why we are pushing for a series against India again and ...

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Pakistan series: England bolster Test squad with fiery Hales

England announced a strong 16-man Test squad for its upcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE, with dashing opener Alex Hales the surprise pick for the five-day format. Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales has been included in the Test squad for the first time, while left-armer Zafar Ansari joins Moeen Ali and ...

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