PCB chief hints at Pakistan giving up Asia Cup hosting rights

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani on Wednesday indicated that the country might give up its hosting rights for the Asia Cup T20 tournament this year. Speaking at…

PCB suspends Akmal pending anti-corruption investigation

Karachi: Umar Akmal’s flatter-to-deceive career took another hit on Thursday when the Pakistan Cricket Board suspended the batsman with immediate effect, pending an anti-corruption investigation. The PCB, however, did not…

India ready to ‘taste’ Kiwi flavoured pace in opening Test

Wellington: India’s battle-hardened cricketers are ready for their toughest challenge of the World Test Championship till date as they face formidable hosts New Zealand on a spicy Basin Reserve track…

Aeroflot Open: Indian GMs Adhiban, Sethuraman open with victories

Moscow: Indian Grand Masters B Adhiban and S P Sethuraman were among the winners in the opening round games of ‘A’ Group at the Aeroflot Open chess tournament here. Top…

‘Reserve’oir of Memories: Shastri back for another Test at the Basin

Wellington: Ravi Shastri is not exactly an emotional man but even the “khadoos” Mumbaikar in him couldn’t help but become nostalgic as he entered the Basin Reserve ground where India…

Ishant is hitting good areas, Prithvi should follow instincts: Kohli hints on playing XI

Wellington: India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday dropped enough hints to indicate that seniormost pacer Ishant Sharma and young opener Prithvi Shaw will be in the playing XI for the…

Workload takes toll but will play all formats for at least 3 more years: Kohli

Wellington: India captain Virat Kohli is preparing himself for a “rigorous three years” of playing all three formats after which he might reassess his workload amid a “transition phase” setting…

We are the happiest team at T20 World Cup, Thailand distant second: Mandhana

Sydney: India are not just among the strongest contenders for the Women’s T20 World Cup but the youthful exuberance also makes them the happiest team in the tournament, says swashbuckling opener…

Vidit Gujrathi draws 6th round game, stays top in Prague chess tourney

Prague: Indian Grand Master Vidit Gujrathi maintained a one-point lead after settling for a draw against Nikita Vitiugov of Russia in the sixth round of the Prague Chess Festival’s Masters…

Won’t rule out playing 2023 World Cup, says Taylor

Wellington: Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor doesn’t rule out playing the 2023 ODI World Cup but says his form, fitness and motivation level at the end of next year…

Hope Pandya gets to play some cricket before IPL: MI bowling coach Bond

Wellington: Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond wants all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is recovering from a back surgery, to play a few matches before the Indian Premier League, beginning March…

Few wrestlers wear masks at Asian C’ships, say just a precautionary measure

New Delhi: They are aware that novel coronavirus is not a threat in India but a few grapplers from countries such as Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei were seen wearing…

Sunil reaches second successive final at Asian Wrestling

New Delhi: India’s Sunil Kumar reached the final of the 87kg category with a brilliant come-from-behind victory over Azamat Kustubayev at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Tuesday. Kumar was down…

Won’t rule out playing 2023 World Cup, says Taylor

Wellington: Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor doesn’t rule out playing the 2023 ODI World Cup but says his form, fitness and motivation level at the end of next year…

Horror crash mars end of Daytona 500

Miami: Denny Hamlin sealed back-to-back victories in an incident-packed Daytona 500, winning a photo finish in a race marred by a horrific crash that left veteran driver Ryan Newman seriously…

Messi, Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of Year honour; Biles gets third award

Berlin: British F1 ace Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi, arguably the world’s greatest footballer, were declared the joint winners of the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the year award here.…

Lampard asks for Chelsea fight after smash and grab United defeat

London: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told his side the “fight starts now” for a place in the Champions League next season after suffering a 2-0 smash and grab defeat at…

Harmanpreet sets sights on T20 WC title, says it’s going to be big if India win

Sydney: Still not over the disappointment of missing a world title in 2017, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has set her sights on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup trophy as…

Celta strike late to put brakes on Real Madrid

Madrid: Real Madrid’s winning streak ended when they conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 at home to Celta Vigo and finish the weekend with their lead over Barcelona down…

De Villiers needs to prove himself to earn T20 World Cup place: Boucher

Johannesburg: The retired AB de Villiers will be considered for a place in the South African T20 World Cup squad only if he shows good form and proves himself to…