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Pollock fears for South Africa’s cricket future

PRETORIA (Web Desk) South Africa great Graeme Pollock has told AFP the Proteas will have to accept being a “middle of the road” Test side at best if they stick with racial transformation as a key component of selection.Transformation is designed to cope with the legacy of apartheid, when largely …

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Sarfraz urges international teams to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) If international teams can play in England despite all the issues they should also come to Pakistan to play cricket, captain Sarfraz Ahmed said at a gathering held in his honour at Karachi Press Club on Thursday. “It would be difficult to replace Misbah and Younis,” Ahmed …

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Misbah awarded honourary MCC membership

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Pakistan’s most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been awarded Honourary Life Membership by the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his services to the game. Misbah was presented with the membership at Lord’s Cricket Ground during the rain-interrupted match between Afghanistan and the MCC XI earlier this …

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Carrick takes over as Manchester United’s captain

MANCHESTER (Web Desk) Michael Carrick has succeeded Wayne Rooney as captain of Manchester United after the club’s all-time top goalscorer’s move back to Everton.“It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club,” Carrick told the club’s MUTV on Tuesday. The 35-year-old added: “It …

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England, Australia, South Africa into WWC semi-finals

LONDON (Web Desk) England, Australia and South Africa booked their places in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a game to spare after convincing wins on Wednesday.England continued their good form with a 75-run victory over New Zealand, while Australia bounced back from defeat against the hosts to …

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Iran Volleyball Team to Play Turkey in Friendlies

TEHRAN (Web Desk) Iran will play two friendly matches with Turkey as part of preparation for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship qualification.The Iranian team will hold a training camp in Turkey from August 1 to 4 and play two matches with Turkey national volleyball team. The 2018 FIVB …

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Junaid boasts of qualification for hockey World Cup

LAHORE (Web Desk) Not looking too worried by Pakistan team’s big-margin defeats in the recently-concluded World Hockey League (WHL) Semi-finals, head coach Khawaja Junaid said on Tuesday that the national team has achieved targets as Pakistan have qualified for next year’s World Cup. Talking to the media here, the head …

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Mathews quits Sri Lanka captaincy

COLOMBO (Web Desk) Angelo Mathews has stepped down as Sri Lanka captain in all three formats of the game after his team’s shocking loss in the One-day International series at home against the lowly-ranked Zimbabwe side.Sri Lanka lost the series to Zimbabwe 3-2 on Monday. Terming it as “one of …

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Sana and company seek to end winless run in WI game

LEICESTER (Web Desk) Winless Pakistan women’s cricket team will be aiming to register their first win in the ICC Women’s World Cup when they face the West Indies at Grace Road, Leicester on Tuesday.Overcoming the West Indies will be the latest challenge Pakistan women face in the mega event, though …

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