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Three home games for growing PSL lift hopes for 2019 return

KARACHI (Web Desk) The Pakistan Super League launches its third edition in Dubai on Thursday, adding a sixth team, more international stars and with hopes that the Twenty20 tournament can be staged entirely on home soil from 2019.The new Multan Sultans and the confirmation of a slew of international greats …

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Afridi calls for cricket to melt ice between India and Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has called for cricket to be used as a tool to improve relations between India and Pakistan and for politics to be kept away from sports.Cricket has been a victim of the tense relations between the two neighbouring countries, who have not …

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Cannot wait to lift PSL trophy in Karachi: Sammy

KARACHI (Web Desk) Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy cannot wait for his team to repeat last year’s triumph and lift the Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy, this time in Karachi.In a video interview ahead of the third edition of PSL, the former Windies skipper hailed the revival of international cricket …

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Ronaldo double helps Real to 3-1 win over PSG

MADRID (Web Desk) Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 on Wednesday, with the holders roaring back to life in the Champions League last-16 first leg tie after a dismal domestic campaign.Adrien Rabiot smashed runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG ahead in …

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No dearth of women cricket talent in Pakistan: Coach Coles

MULTAN (Web Desk) Pakistan Women cricket coach Mark Coles says there is no dearth of female sporting talent in the country and the best coaching can groom talent and improve the team’s ranking.Talking to the media here, Coles said that he was very happy to be coaching Pakistan Women cricket …

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ICC, cricket chiefs find no evidence of Ashes match-fixing

DUBAI (Web Desk) International cricket chiefs said on Thursday they have found no evidence of match-fixing during the third Ashes Test between Australia and England following an investigation into allegations made by a British newspaper.The Sun said two bookmakers, including an Indian “Mr Big”, had offered to sell it details …

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ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch after run spree

DHAKA (Web Desk) The International Cricket Council on Tuesday penalised the “below average” pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week’s Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.Five centuries and six half-centuries were smashed over five days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the teams …

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Salman Butt to play in Dhaka Premier League

DHAKA (Web Desk)  Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has arrived in Bangladesh to play his first full-fledged competition outside his homeland since serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, an official said Tuesday.He was cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board to play in the latest edition of the Dhaka Premier …

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