PCB chief Najam Sethi unveils revamped domestic structure

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Aziz Sethi on Wednesday unveiled revamped domestic cricket structure, combining the department and regional teams in one first-class tournament. Twenty-six teams – 12 departments and 14 ...


Afghan chief promises World Cup upsets

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KABUL: Afghanistan's triumph over Zimbabwe on Tuesday was far from a surprise to the man who runs ...

Prime Minister to be the chief patron, Board of Governors strengthened to make it more transparent

* PCB chief will have only two tenures of three year each  * Any Board of Governors member can ...


Domestic season 2014-15 starts with Under-19 Tournaments

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket’s domestic season 2014-15 will begin with the traditional Inter Regional Under-19 Cricket Tournaments from August 31. Both three-day matches and one-day matches will be played during the tournaments that conclude in October and November. Overall 78 matches will be ...

Pakistan’s Liana targets glory at C’wealth Games

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KARACHI: Pakistan swimmer Lianna Swan is aiming to set new national ...

Athletics: Athens 800m champion Borzakovsky retires


MOSCOW: Yury Borzakovsky, who won gold for Russia in the men’s 800m at the 2004 Olympic Games, on Tuesday announced his retirement from competitive athletics. “I want to announce officially the end of my sporting career,” the 33-year-old, who also won gold at the 2001 world indoor ...

Lithuanian biathlete Zlatkauskas banned for doping


VIENNA: Lithuanian biathlete Karolis Zlatkauskas has been banned for two years for doping, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) announced on Wednesday. Zlatkauskas tested positive for the banned blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO) out-of-competition in December last year. He waived his right to a ...

Welsh boxer Fred Evans barred from Commonwealth Games


GLASGOW: Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans has been denied the chance to compete in the Commonwealth Games after his accreditation was refused. The Welsh welterweight has been told he will not be allowed to compete in Glasgow following checks by the Home Office Commonwealth Games officials. Wales ...

Tendulkar factor adds to pressure on India’s Sindhu

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GLASGOW: India’s Venkata Pusarla Sindhu has to contend not only with the hopes of her nation but the pressure of impressing her most famous fan in the Commonwealth Games badminton competition. The 19-year-old knows that her country’s most well-known sportsman, cricket great Sachin ...

USA, South Korea favourites at LPGA International Crown


BALTIMORE: South Korea and the United States will be the favourites in an eight-nation showdown for global women’s golf supremacy when the inaugural $1.6 million LPGA International Crown team matches begin Thursday (today). Asian and Australian stars have their first chance to compete in a ...

North Korea urges South to accept jumbo delegation proposal

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SEOUL: North Korea has urged Asian Games hosts South Korea to seize a ‘golden opportunity’ to improve relations between the fractious neighbours and accept their proposal for a party of 700 athletes and officials to take part in the multi-sport event. Talks between the two countries ...

Hamilton looking for a high five at Hungary Formula One Grand Prix

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BUDAPEST: Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula One driver needs a win to cut into team mate Nico Rosberg’s 14-point ...

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