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Pakistan ready for SA challenege: Hafeez

KARACHI: Twenty20 captain Mohammed Hafeez was confident Monday that Pakistan\'s lack of Test cricket will not be a problem when the team meet world number one South Africa next month. Pakistan pla

Match Winning Century By Nasir Jamsheed

Pakistan VS India 2012-2013 ODI and T20 series Schedule

Best haul gives Windies victory in first test

MIRPUR - Tino Best picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in tests as West Indies fought back to beat Bangladesh by 77 runs in the first test in Dhaka on Saturday. The home side caved in under pressure and were all out for 167 runs in their second innings, having been set a target of 245 runs in a maximum of 78 overs to win on a fifth day track. Best provided the killer blows to finish with a career best five for 24 as Bangladesh lost the test match despite scoring 556 in their first innings rep

England openers fightback against India

AHMEDABAD: Openers Alastair Cook and Nick Compton showed a great fight back after England were enforced a follow-on by India on the third day of the first Test here at the Sardat Patel Stadium in Motera on Saturday. When the play ended on third day, England were 111 for no wicket after they were all out for 191 in the first innings giving India a huge lead of 330 runs. Cook made 74 not out and Compton was unbeaten on 34. Earlier, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha captured five wickets fo

Punjab International Sports Festival concludes with fanfare

LAHORE - The Punjab International Sports Festival 2012 concluded here on Thursday amidst simple but impressive ceremony here at the Punjab Stadium. The international activity that started on November 7 with an opening ceremony at the National Hockey Stadium saw around 26 teams participating in eight events. On the final day, the first ever European football team to Pakistan, Serbia took over Yemen and in the end Serbia returned triumphant with a brilliant show of fight back 3-2. Serbia took l

ROGER FEDERER WANTS FASTER TENNIS COURTS IN THE FUTURE

Game of tennis has already gotten extremely highly paced but the Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer, wants the tournament organisers to make even faster tennis courts in the future. Federer’s statement came after his loss to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals tournament in London. The 31-year-old has perhaps uttered such statement since a lot of top defensive players are getting increasingly successful against him on the current slower surfaces. He wants to g

Sania was a great singles talent, says Sharapova

Women\'s tennis icon Maria Sharapova Sunday said Sania Mirza was a great singles talent but it was right for the Indian to focus on doubles due to the demanding nature of the game. \"It takes so much both mentally and physically to play in two formats. It becomes difficult to give equal attention to singles and doubles,\" said Sharapova on her first visit to India. The World No.2 recalled her on-court meetings with Sania, who has stopped playing singles owing to recurring knee problems.

Lambert rules out Bent surgery

Paul Lambert has revealed Darren Bent will not require further surgery to overcome the ankle problem which first flared up nine months ago. Aston Villa\'s record signing was sidelined for the final three months of last season with a ligament injury suffered against Wigan in February which also ended his hopes of being part of England\'s Euro 2012 squad. Bent is currently struggling with the injury again but, after seeing a specialist on Wednesday, Lambert believes rehab work should help Vi

Inzamam praises efforts to resume India-Pakistan cricket

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has welcomed the resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India and called on the arch-rivals to reciprocate soon. \"I am really happy that this posi

Watson ruled out, Quiney to make debut

SYDNEY: Key Australian allrounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of this week\'s first Brisbane Test against South Africa, with Rob Quiney called up as his replacement, Cricket Australia said on Monday. Australian vice-captain Watson withdrew after failing to recover from a calf injury sustained in a Sheffield Shield match for New South Wales against Queensland. The 31-year-old has been prolific for Australia with both bat and ball in all formats recently, and his absence could be a major blo

S Lanka beat New Zealand in rain-hit ODI

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka scored a 14-run win over New Zealand by Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method in the rain-hit second one-day international on Sunday to gain a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Sri Lanka were 118-3 off 22.5 overs chasing a 251-run target when play was called off due to rain in Pallekele. They were ahead of the D/L par score of 104 at that stage. The opening one-dayer was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain at the same venue on Thursday.

Sports for peace: Peshawar to host international wrestling event

PESHAWAR: India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran and Sri Lanka have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Bacha Khan International Peace Wrestling Championship due to start in Peshawar from December 6-9, 2012. Talking to APP, President Pakistan Wrestling Federation and Provincial Minister for Sports Syed Aqil Shah disclosed that as desired by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, the patron of the tournament, all appropriate measures would be taken for hosting an int

Why Pakistan need so many coaches?

Pakistan hired former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore as head coach in March this year followed by Englishman Julian Fountain as fielding coach and bowling coach Mohammad Akram to lift the team, and now Pakistan look for batting coach.

Saleem Malik applies for Pakistan batting coach role

Hanif takes over as new Pak coach

  KARACHI: Pakistan’s hockey authorities on Wednesday abolished the national selection committee and installed former Olympian Hanif Khan as new coach in the aftermath of the country’s disappointing showing at London 2012 Olympic Games last August.

When Pakistan cricket will get rid of Ijaz Butt?

LAHORE: After destroying Pakistan cricket and leaving the office in a disgraceful manner, controversial former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt, who is nearing 80 years of age, still wants to be in the limelight. His latest ‘suggestion’ to PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf that the board should hire either Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad or Mohsin Khan as national team’s batting co

When Pakistan cricket will get rid of Ijaz Butt?

LAHORE: After destroying Pakistan cricket and leaving the office in a disgraceful manner, controversial former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt, who is nearing 80 years of age, still wants to be in the limelight. His latest ‘suggestion’ to PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf that the board should hire either Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad or Mohsin Khan as national team’s batting co

PCB rules use of Aizaz Cheema's short name in record books

  LAHORE: In order to remove the confusion created by Test pacer Aizaz Cheema's longish name, the Pakistan Cricket Board has now made it clear that his short name should be used in all record books. 

'Pakistan ready for internationals'

  KARACHI: Players from the visiting International World XI Monday said overseas teams should return to tour Pakistan soon, after two Twenty20s against an all-star home side passed off successfully at the weekend.  
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