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Ashfaq topples Shabbir on last hole to win CNS Open

KARACHI (Web Desk) In a dramatic finish, local golfer Mohammad Ashfaq came from behind on the last hole to beat Pakistan No 1 Shabbir Iqbal by one shot to lay his hands on the UMA 22nd Chief of the Naval Staff Open Golf Championship trophy at the Karachi Golf Club …

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Ton-up Dhawan powers India to big win over Sri Lanka

DAMBULLA (Web Desk) Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first One-day International in Dambulla on Sunday.Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who smashed 132, …

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THE RAJA OF CRICKET

S.M. Hussain Imagine travelling back in time … there you are, sitting in one of the stands of Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados and there is Wasim Raja sans helmet showing his class and grit as he scores an unbeaten 117 against the deadly West Indian bowling attack. A reggae …

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Amir allowed to return to Essex

KARACHI: (Web Desk) Pakistan have allowed pace spearhead Mohammad Amir to return to Essex and play Somerset in a crucial County Championship match, says a BBC Sport report. Amir’s Essex stint appeared to be over after Friday’s T20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks, following the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decision …

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Sarfraz Nawaz discusses cricket corruption with British crime agency

LONDON: (Web Desk) FORMER Pakistan Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has had a two-hour meeting with the investigators of National Crime Agency (NCA) in Britain to discuss alleged corruption in PSL which recently resulted in investigations against Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed residing in England. …

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Cook double century adds to West Indies’ woes

BIRMINGHAM: (Web Desk) Alastair Cook’s double century ensured West Indies continued to struggle in the inaugural day/night Test in England here at Edgbaston on Friday. England were 449 for four at lunch on the second day, with opening batsman and former captain Cook 213 not out after more than eight …

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Cook, Root lead recovery in England’s first floodlit Test

BIRMINGHAM (Web Desk) England recovered from a typically stuttering start with the bat in their first day-night Test to move on to 108 for two at lunch on the opening day of the series against West Indies on Thursday.The hosts lost debutant Mark Stoneman and Tom Westley for eight each …

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PCB hierarchy bids Shaharyar farewell

LAHORE (Web Desk) A farewell was hosted in honour of the outgoing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Wednesday.The newly-elected PCB chairman Najam Sethi and office bearers of the PCB welcomed the outgoing board chief and accorded him a standing ovation at …

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