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PHF approached PCB for financial bail-out last May

LAHORE: The cash-strapped Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) which had gone from pillar to post to generate funds for its national and junior teams early this year also approached the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to come forward and bail out the hockey federation but the request went in vain. Well-informed sources ...

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2nd ODI: Pakistan’s top order falls to left-arm spin

Pakistan face Sri Lanka in the second ODI after a thumping win in the first game at Dambulla thanks to a memorable all-round performance from veteran Mohammad Hafeez, who took four wickets and smashed a brilliant century. Sri Lanka are yet to come to terms with the retirement of their ...

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IPL corruption: Chennai Super Kings banned for two years

Former Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have been suspended from the tournament for two years after team officials were found guilty of illegally betting on matches by a Supreme Court-appointed panel on Tuesday. Do you think N. Srinivasan should step down from the ...

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Mumbai cricketer suspended for IPL corruption

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket board suspended Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah with immediate effect on Monday for offering money to a player to influence a game in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Shah, who does not play in IPL, made the approach to his unidentified first-class cricket team mate who ...

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Younis a ‘modern world great’: David Lloyd

LONDON: Former England all-rounder David Lloyd has praised veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, dubbing him a ‘modern world great’ for his remarkable and invaluable contribution to cricket. Younis, 37, has been earning praise from the cricket fraternity after his unbeaten 171-run knock in the fourth innings of the third and ...

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No ‘easy’ way back for humiliated Brazil

RIO: Exactly a year after their 7-1 World Cup humiliation by Germany, Brazil’s once all-conquering football team appears as lost as ever and, says coach Dunga, with no quick way back. Wednesday is the first anniversary of Brazil’s shock exit from the tournament it was hosting and had been under ...

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Prime Minister demands answers over Pakistan’s hockey embarrassment

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is also patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), has expressed concern over the embarrassing performance of the national team in World Hockey League and its failure to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics. A day after Pakistan’s shock defeat to Ireland, Sharif sought explanation from ...

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