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Misbah announces 16-member ODI squad for Sri lanka series

Pakistan cricket team chief selector Misbahul Haq on Saturday announced a 16-member squad for the three one-day international (ODI) matches against Sri Lanka, set to commence on September 27 in Karachi. The side includes Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab...

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US warns against devaluation ahead of G20 finance meeting

ATHENS: US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Thursday said top economies should refrain from competitive currency devaluations — a message likely directed at China, which hosts a G20 finance ministers meeting this weekend. “The global outlook... underscores our focus on the commitment made at the last G20 in Shanghai to consult closely with one another on exchange rate policy, and...

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Working with Deepika would be exciting: Fawad Khan

MUMBAI: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has expressed his desire to work in a film opposite Deepika Padukone as he feels it would be an “exciting” collaboration. Fawad, 34, made his Bollywood debut with 2014 film Khoobsurat in which he was paired opposite Sonam Kapoor. He starred in this year’s hit Kapoor & Sons. The actor is currently shooting Karan Johar’s...

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Saqlain called up by England as hosts look to end spin woes at Manchester

MANCHESTER: England are in a spin in more ways than one as they head into the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday looking to level the four-match series at 1-1. Alastair Cook's men suffered a 75-run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test at Lord's, with Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah taking 10 wickets. Now England...

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Yasir Shah is best leg-spinner since Shane Warne: Stokes

MANCHESTER: England all-rounder Ben Stokes hailed Pakistan´s Yasir Shah on Wednesday as the best leg-spinner since Australia great Shane Warne. Shah bowled Pakistan to a 75-run win over England in the first Test at Lord´s last week with a brilliant match-haul of 10 for 141. His return left Shah atop the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowler rankings and was...

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Varun Dhawan expresses desire to visit Pakistan

Varun Dhawan, who is gearing up for his latest release Dishoom, is one of several Bollywood celebrities who have expressed their desire to cross the border. During the shoot of his film in Abu Dhabi, which also features John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, the Dilwale actor became close friends with his Pakistani driver, who inspired him to visit Pakistan. “For...

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Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian child

RAMALLAH: A Palestinian child aged 12 was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired rubber-coated bullets near Jerusalem on Tuesday, said the Palestinian health ministry. “Mohiyeh al-Tabakhi, 12, was killed by shots fired by occupation soldiers in the Al-Ram area near Jerusalem,” it said in a statement. The Palestinian suburb in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem is cut off from...

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Obama speaks with Erdogan, offers help after failed coup

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama spoke to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, offering US assistance as Ankara investigates last week's attempted coup but urging the government to show restraint as it pursues those responsible for the overthrow bid. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the two leaders discussed the status of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan has...

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Suspected US coalition strikes kill 56 civilians in IS-held Syrian city

BEIRUT: At least 56 civilians were killed on Tuesday in air strikes north of the besieged Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey, a monitoring group said. Residents believed the strikes were carried out by U.S.-led coalition planes, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said the dead included 11 children, and...

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Turkey 85 generals, admirals charged in coup attempt

ANKARA: Turkey's state-run news agency says courts have ordered 85 generals and admirals jailed pending trial over their roles in a botched coup attempt. Dozens of others were still being questioned. Anadolu Agency said Tuesday that those formally arrested include former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk, alleged to be the ringleader of the July 15 uprising, and Gen. Adem...

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Dozens of wrestlers sue WWE over neurological injuries

NEW YORK: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc was sued on Monday by Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers seeking to hold it responsible for neurological injuries they claimed to suffer by participating in its bouts. The complaint was filed on behalf of more than 50 plaintiffs who have performed with WWE or its predecessors since...

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Yasir Shah becomes no. 1 Test bowler

LONDON: Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah has displaced England quick James Anderson from the no. 1 spot in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers. Yasir is the first legspinner since Shane Warne in 2005 to be ranked no. 1, and the first Pakistan bowler since Mushtaq Ahmed in December 1996. Yasir's rise to the top came as a result of his...

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Yasir bags four as Pakistan clinch historic Lord’s win over England

LONDON: Yasir Shah marked his first Test outside of Asia and the United Arab Emirates by taking 10 wickets in the match as Pakistan beat England by 75 runs in their series opener at Lord’s on Sunday. Leg-spinner Shah took 10 for 141, including a second-innings haul of four for 69 on Sunday’s fourth day. His return, which surpassed Waqar...

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Pakistani boxer wins WBC silver flyweight title

SEOUL: Muhammad Waseem won the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight title after defeating favourite Jether Oliva from the Philippines. Waseem, Pakistan's only professional boxer, began his professional career in South Korea last year and won the Korean Bantamweight title on debut. His latest win is the fourth in an unbeaten streak of wins, the previous three all ending in...

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Yasir takes six as England dismissed on 272 runs

LONDON: Leg spinner Yasir Shah took six wickets in for Pakistan as England were all out on 272 in their first innings on the third day of the Lord’s Test match. Pakistan lead England by 67 runs. This morning, England lost Stuart Broad with 260 runs on the scoreboard as he was bowled by Wahab Riaz after scoring 17 runs...

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Lords Test: Yasir takes five as Pakistan take control

Yasir Shah followed the lead of his captain to give Pakistan the edge after two days of the first Test at Lord's. Misbah-ul-Haq's hundred provided the initial inspiration and Yasir followed that up with a virtuoso display to leave England battling for parity, his fifth five-wicket haul in 13 Tests, on a pitch that offered him little assistance, underlining his...

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Bob Woolmer’s son backs Pakistan, Younis

LONDON: Misbah-led Pakistan cricket team has locked horns with England at the Lord’s in the first Test of four match series. The home side has been enjoying overwhelming support of course however the visitors too have a significant support in their corner. The son of the late Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer is at the Lord’s and cheering for the green...

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