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World Cup 2019: New Zealand restricts South Africa to 241

BIRMINGHAM: New Zealand, in the 25th World Cup 2019 match, restricted South Africa to 241 runs here in Birmingham on Wednesday. Ferguson took three important wickets as van der Dussen, with 67 and Hashim Amla with 55 runs remained Proteas' only top scores. Besides Ferguson; Boult, Grandhomme, and Santner took one wicket each. The 25th game of this World Cup...

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TAPI shareholders ink investment agreement

ASHGABAT: Shareholders of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline Company Limited signed an investment agreement in Ashgabat on Friday. According to a statement of Asian Development Bank, the ceremony was witnessed by petroleum ministers and senior government officials of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Asian Development Bank officials. The agreement would pave the way for delivery of long-term natural gas supplies to Pakistan...

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Liverpool hold Dortmund on Klopp’s return, Sevilla win

PARIS: Liverpool claimed an excellent 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday as Jurgen Klopp made an emotional return to the Westfalenstadion. The game marked Klopp's first coming together with his former club since his departure last summer and subsequent appointment by Liverpool back in October. He saw Divock Origi put...

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California battles killer drug epidemic

LOS ANGELES: Ten people have died in northern California and scores more have overdosed as an epidemic of street drugs laced with a powerful painkiller sweeps the region. Officials said the cases began emerging in the Sacramento area in late March with the victims aged between 16 and 67 ingesting pills they believed to be Norco, a prescription painkiller. The...

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World Health Day is being observed today

World Health Day is being observed on Thursday to create awareness among people about health problems. This year the theme for the day Creating the Awareness of Diabetes. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic...

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Pakistan beats Canada 3-1 in Azlan Shah Cup

IPOH: Pakistan thrashed Canada 3-1 in the opening match of Azlan Shah Hockey Championship 2016 here on Wednesday. Mohammad Qadir scored two goals in the first half of the match. Richard Holdreth reduced the deficit in the 48th minute before Mohammad Tousiq converted a penalty corner to give Pakistan a 3-1 lead over Canada. Pakistan maintained the lead till the...

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PCB chief apologises to Waqar Younis over leaked confidential report

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has apologised to former head coach Waqar Younis over a leaked confidential report. Shaharyar confirmed he met the former fast-bowling great on Monday and apologised to him after a confidential report he had submitted on the national team’s poor performance in the World T20 was leaked to the media. “Waqar might not...

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It’s an honor to lead Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI: Wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed said that it was an honor for him to lead Pakistan's Twenty20 team. "Representing Pakistan as a player itself is a big achievement for any individual, but to lead the team was a real honor," Sarfaraz told media persons in Karachi. "I will try to live up to the expectations of nation and Pakistan Cricket...

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Sarfraz Ahmed appointed as Captain of Pakistan T20 team

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain of the Pakistan Twenty20 squad, days after Shahid Afridi stepped down as skipper following disastrous twin campaigns in the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 championship. Afridi faced harsh criticism after his team lost three of their four games in the WT20, failing to reach the...

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PCB to replace selection committee

LAHORE: The PCB has announced that Haroon Rasheed's selection committee is to be disbanded with immediate effect. Rasheed came in for criticism in the post World T20 report submitted by Waqar Younis who has since stood down as head coach and a PCB Special Committee has now determined that new selectors are to be appointed. The PCB also faces having...

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Waqar Younis steps down as Pakistan head coach

LAHORE: Waqar Younis stepped down as head coach of national cricket team on Monday, a day after Shahid Afridi quit the Twenty20 captaincy. “I am resigning as head coach of Pakistan’s team with heavy heart,” Younis told media persons in Lahore. Younis said that he served Pakistan for 19 months with complete honesty and dedication. He said that Pakistan Cricket...

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Row erupts after Sammy’s emotional post-match speech

KOLKATA: Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes in a last-over thriller Sunday as the West Indies became the first team to win the World Twenty20 Championship twice. But the victory over England at Eden Gardens was marred when a long-running spat between players and the Caribbean board erupted into public. The West Indies went into the last over needing an...

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Brathwaite sixes takes WI to thrilling title

KOLKATA: Carlos Brathwaite sensationally hit four successive sixes off Ben Stokes in the last over as the West Indies stunned England by four wickets to win the World T20 title at Eden Gardens on Sunday. The Caribbean side won with just two balls to spare having needed 19 off the last over as they became the first team to lift...

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Large part of Shawal cleared as operation Zarb-e-Azb enters final phase

RAWALPINDI: As many as 252 terrorists have been killed by Pakistan Army troops fighting valiantly in the last phase of the on-going military offensive in Shawal, the main town in militancy-hit North Waziristan tribal agency, the Inter-Public Services Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday. Since the launch of the last phase of Operation Zarb-e-Azb in February this year, troops have cleared...

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New-look England face resurgent West Indies in World Twenty20 final

A new-look England and a resurgent West Indies will battle to become the first two-time winners of cricket's World Twenty20 in a big-hitting showdown Sunday that promises to rain sixes. A year after exiting the 50-over World Cup with egg on their face, Eoin Morgan's England will hope to complete their redemption by outmuscling a West Indies team who are...

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Sarfraz likely to replace Afridi as T20 captain

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shahryar Khan is expected to make some tough decisions after a special committee tasked to find the reasons behind Pakistan's disappointing performance in the World Twenty20 tournament submits its recommendations to the country's cricket chief. Having started with a bang in the WT20 tournament by thrashing Bangladesh, Pakistan lost their next three games against India,...

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World T20: Simmons blitz knocks India out

MUMBAI: Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten 83 to guide West Indies to a seven-wicket victory against hosts India in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. West Indies chased down India's score of 192-2 with two balls to spare to set up a final with England at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Simmons plundered seven...

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