2nd cricket test b/w Pakistan, Sri Lanka to be played on Friday
The second cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at Dubai on Friday. The match will start at 4.30 pm Pakistan Standard Time. Sri Lanka is leading the series one-nil.
pakistan to participate in wsf world men's team squash championship
Pakistan will participate in the WSF World Men's Team Squash Championship to be held at Marsellie, France from 27th of next month. Twenty-five teams from all over the world will participate in the championship.
War-torn Syria target historic World Cup qualification
A qualifying campaign that has defied civil war and internal splits has brought Syria within sight of a miraculous World Cup berth — if they can overcome Asian champions Australia. Syria was given little chance of making an impact in Asia’s qualifiers but after reaching the regional play-offs, they stand four games away from Russia 2018.
Female umpire set for historic debut in men’s cricket
Claire Polosak never played cricket and failed the umpires’ exam ‘a few times’ but is set to become the first woman to officiate an Australian men’s top level fixture when New South Wales play the Cricket Australia XI in a one-day match on Sunday. The 29-year-old, who also officiated four matches at the Women’s World Cup in England earlier this year, said becoming a cricket umpire had been something she was just determined to do, despite having no experience playing the game.
BCCI announce venues for Sri Lanka tour
Kolkata’s Eden Gardens will be the venue for the opening Test when India host Sri Lanka in a full series starting next month, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) has announced. India blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 across all three formats on their tour there earlier this year.
U17 World Cup to begin amid crack downs against age frauds
The U17 World Cup starting in India on Friday should feature only players born this century, but officials are taking no chances after defending champions Nigeria were caught in a major age-cheating scandal. All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of Neymar, Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they weren’t born before January 1, 2000.
Stress fracture rules Pattinson out of Ashes
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson will take an indefinite break from cricket and has been ruled out of the Ashes series against England after re-aggravating his lower back stress fracture, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday.
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