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KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket chiefs claimed on Tuesday that they are devising a five-year strategic plan with the aim to improve the game and to strengthen the existing cricketing structure in the country.
Shaharyar M. Khan, the Pakistan Cricket ...
 
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WELLINGTON: Long-serving New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori called time on his international career on Tuesday, saying the World Cup final was his last appearance for the Black Caps.
“It was my last game for New Zealand so it was a lovely way ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Army authorities have directed around 65 tenants of Hockey Club of Pakistan (HCP) to make new agreements and increase their rent according to market rates of the locality, ‘The News’ has learnt.
A number of tenants are running ...
 
 

LONDON: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen shouldn’t expect an international recall despite his return to county cricket, according to his Surrey coach Alec Stewart.
Pietersen has rejoined Surrey to play in County Championship Division Two this ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan are languishing at seventh place in the One-day International rankings announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday.
Take a look at the various players’ rankings and you will know the reason why Pakistan are ...
 
 

Top five batsmen
AB de Villiers, Kumar Sangakkara, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, Tillakaratne Dilshan

Top five bowlers
Mitchell Starc, Imran Tahir, Saed Ajmal, Dale Steyn, Sunil Narine

Top five allrounders
Tillakaratne Dilshan, ...
 
 

LONDON: After England’s cricketers were left battered and bruised during a dismal World Cup campaign, another symbol of the English game took a beating when the famous Father Time weather vane at Lord’s was buffeted by high winds.
The vane, ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Legspinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia on Tuesday for their upcoming tour of the West Indies and the Ashes campaign in England.
But there was no room in the 17-man squad ...
 
 

TOKYO: Japan floored Uzbekistan 5-1 with an explosive performance in a friendly on Tuesday, with young guns Takashi Usami and Gaku Shibasaki pointing to a bright future for the Blue Samurai.
Shibasaki scored Japan’s third on 80 minutes with an ...
 
 

BERLIN: Nico Rosberg admits he was ‘scared’ by Sebastian Vettel’s debut victory for Ferrari in last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix which caught the German’s Mercedes rivals by surprise.
Vettel stunned Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton on ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Sindh retained the title when they overcame Army 28-27 in a nail-biting finish in the final of 14th National Women Netball championship at Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad on Tuesday.
In the sweating affair, both sides played with ...
 
 

MOSCOW: Kazakhstan are examining a bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the country’s football chief Yerlan Kozhagapanov was quoted as saying in Russia’s Sport Express daily on Tuesday.
“We’re currently consulting with the government and analysing ...
 
 

Regardless of whether we took the wrong strategy, Sebastian would have won the race regardless
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes F1 driver) ...
 
 

SAN FRANCISCO: World number one Rory McIlroy as well as the next two in the rankings, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, will play at the World Golf Championships Match Play, organisers said on Monday.
McIlroy, ...
 
 

PARIS: British double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will open his Diamond League campaign in Doha on May 15, organisers said on Tuesday.
Farah will compete in the 3000 metres in the opening leg of the 14-meet series, marking the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Mohammad Waqas struck a fine unbeaten 71 to guide Omar Associates to 145-4 in their first innings against Khayaban-e-Amin on the second day of their three-day semi-final of the Patron’s Trophy Grade-II at LCCA Ground, Lahore, on Tuesday. ...
 
 

KARACHI: Karachi Gold Bridge stormed into the zonal final of the 17th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament 2015 after defeating Karachi Rashid Latif Academy by 47 runs in the semi-finals here at the TMC Ground.
Karachi Gold Bridge’s opponents ...
 
 

LAS VEGAS: Former world champion Takahiro Ao will fight for a world lightweight crown in Las Vegas on the eve of Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight showdown with Floyd Mayweather, promoters announced on Monday.
The 30-year-old Japanese southpaw will ...
 
 

LONDON: England’s Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that plans to enter British men’s and women’s football teams at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been abandoned.
The FA wanted to enter teams for the tournament, but had ...
 
 

MOSCOW: Russian football chiefs have appointed an anti-racism tsar in a bid to tackle the thorny issue plaguing the game in Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup in the country.
Newly-appointed anti-racism chief Alexei Tolkachev said that his main ...
 
 

MIAMI, Florida: World number one Novak Djokovic moved closer to a possible fourth Miami Open trophy on Monday by defeating Belgium’s Steve Darcis 6-0, 7-5 to reach the fourth round.
Defending champion Djokovic, seeking his third March hardcourt ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Kamran Khalil has become the first Pakistani tennis coach to obtain Level-3 ITF coaching certification.
He cleared four out of six examinations held in Spain in April 2012. In the second half of this month, he cleared the remaining ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has been signed by “California Dream” for the 2015 season of Mylan World Team Tennis — a tennis league that has been a highlight of the annual US tennis calendar for the past 34 years.
The ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will organise the first of its newly-introduced PTF Development Series Juniors National Ranking Tennis championships from April 3-7 at the clay courts of Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad. ...