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Aamir enters into Malaysian Open final

KARACHI :Pakistan No 1 Aamir Atlas Khan stunned another higher ranked opponent in Australia’s Cameron Pilley, ranked 17th in the world, to reach the final of the CIMB Malaysian Open underway in Kuala Lumpur. The World No 28 from Peshawar had earlier elbowed out Malaysian …

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Senior, junior players to get chance in upcoming tours: Younis

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis said that senior and junior players will be combined in the upcoming tours. Younis returned home from Australia after a private trip and was talking to the media at the Lahore airport. While praising the cricket camp in …

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Historic 2000 Test start at Lords today

LONDON: England can overtake India at the top of the world rankings if they beat the visitors by a margin of at least two matches in a four matches Test series starting at historic Lord’s stadium today. Sachin Tendulkar has the opportunity to mark the …

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Lucky Paraguay reach Copa America final

MENDOZA :Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 on penalties to reach the Copa America final on Wednesday after regulation and extra-time produced a goalless draw. Twice champions Paraguay will now meet Uruguay, chasing a record 15th title, in Sunday’s final in Buenos Aires. But the Paraguayans rode …

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Pakistan softens stance over ICC Task Team report

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board has softened its hard-line stance on recommendations proposed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) report on improving the organisation of the sport in the South-Asian country. The ICC ordered a Task Team to compile a report on Pakistan cricket in …

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PCB recovers Rs 4.5 million fine from Afridi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recovered a fine of Rs 4.5 million from former national captain Shahid Afridi . Chief Operating Officer of PCB, Subhan Ahmed told the channel that the finance department had deducted the fine amount from the dues that were …

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World warns Pakistan to end polio by 2012 or face action

LAHORE: World health organizations have warned Pakistan eradicating polio by 2012 or face action. Sources told Geo news that the world health organizations such as WHO and UNICEF in a memo to the federal government censured Pakistan for not eradicating thus far the menace of …

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Tests take fresh guard at 2,000 not out

LONDON: A five-day contest where often neither side wins, Test cricket may seem out of touch with 21st Century life yet next week’s series opener between England and India at Lord’s will mark its 2,000th match. And with a sell-out crowd expected at the ‘home …

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Pakistan reject ICC recommendations

KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket authorities on Wednesday rejected a series of recommendations proposed by a special task force appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to help put the sport back on track in this country. Terming a comprehensive report prepared by ICC’s Pakistan Task Force …

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Magnificent seven gear up for Manic Monday

LONDON: Wimbledon is ready to kick into gear after a stop-start first week, with seven grand slam champions in action on “Manic Monday” when all the men’s and women’s fourth-round matches are contested. World number one Rafa Nadal has led the charge into the second …

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