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Al Jazeera urged to hand over cricket fixing evidence

Qatari news channel Al Jazeera was urged to hand over evidence of alleged match-fixing on Monday after a TV documentary claimed to uncover corruption at the highest levels of world cricket. England s coach and captain both slammed allegations of spot-fixing as “outrageous”, and Australia …

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2018 World Cup offers Chechnya opportunity to play Middle Eastern politics

By James M. Dorsey When strongman Ramzan Kadyrov last month opened The Local, a United Arab Emirates-funded luxury hotel in the Chechen capital of Grozny and prepared to receive Egypt’s World Cup qualifying national team as its first guests, he was cashing in on more …

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Victory in Lord: Pakistan wins against England by 9 wickets

Pakistan won the first Test match at Lord’s against England by nine wickets, beating the hosts convincingly by outclassing them in all three departments of the game. Mohammad Abbas was named the Player of the Match for his spectacular performance, which saw him notching eight …

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Imam-ul-Haq keeps Ireland at bay

Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq was doing his best to deny Ireland victory in their maiden Test as a dramatic match at Malahide headed towards a thrilling conclusion on Tuesday. Pakistan collapsed to 14 for three in pursuit of a seemingly modest victory target of 160 on …

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ICC’s bowling action law ‘unfair’: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez

LAHORE-UNS – Pakistan cricket team’s all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez criticized International Cricket Council (ICC) law regarding bowling action. The player, known with the name of ‘Professor’ in national cricket team, has recently allowed bowling in international cricket after remodeling action. He was banned from bowling over …

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Pakistan head to Ireland with victory over Northamptonshire

LONDON (AFP) – Pakistan warmed up for the first Test match of their tour in Ireland by seeing off Northamptonshire with a simple chase of 133 to win by nine wickets on the fourth day at Wantage Road. Victory for the tourists on Monday was …

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Champions Trophy to be replaced with world T20 tournament

Kolkata -UNS : The International Cricket Council said Thursday it will kill off the Champions Trophy tournament and replace it with a world T20 championship that will be held every two years. The death-knell for the 50-over Champions Trophy is the latest stage of efforts …

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World Cup 2019: ICC Cricket schedule announced

KOLKATA -UNS : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. According to the ICC statement, England will open the tournament at The …

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Pakistan team leave for England tour

LAHORE -UNS: Pakistan team left for its tour of England, Ireland and Scotland on Sunday. Pakistan Cricket Board stated that Mohammad Amir could not join the squad as he has not been issued British visa. The side will play one Test against Ireland, a tw0-match …

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Sarfraz seeks liver donor to save life of ailing niece

KARACHI -UNS- Suffering from a liver condition, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s niece is in desperate need of a life-saving donor. The cricketer has made an emotional appeal for a donor to step forward to save the life of his niece. Sarfraz Ahmed used his Twitter …

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