U19 Asia Cup moved out of India on PCB’s objection
Talking to media, PCB chairman Najam Sethi said that the matter of shifting the tournament to Malaysia is amicably agreed by all participants.
The Asian Cricket Council has decided to shift the Under-19 Asia Cup tournament from Bangalore to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur after the Pakistan Cricket Board's refusal to send its team to India. Talking to media, PCB chairman Najam Sethi said that the matter of shifting the tournament to Malaysia is amicably agreed by all participants.
PCB calls back national players, playing cricket outside country to play domestic cricket
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has called back the national players, playing cricket outside the country, to play domestic cricket. Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said that in every country priority is given to domestic cricket.
PHF shortlists 38 players in dubious fashion
Pakistan Hockey Federation chief selector Hassan Sardar has shortlisted 38 players for the next phase of national camp for the Asia Cup Hockey Tournament after two-days trials were held at Army Hockey Stadium, Rawalpindi.
Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold
Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening. The final that was stretched to limits, lasted for four-and-a-half hours with the country’s second string getting the better of top outfit 76-8, 74-34, 26-70, 78-52, 31-52, 2-53, 46-44, 13-68, 70-29. Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal.
Lanka fight back after Dhawan fires ton
Shikhar Dhawan smashed a scintillating century for India, but Sri Lanka's spinners struck five times to leave the tourists on edge after the first day of the third Test on Saturday. Malinda Pushpakumara took three wickets and Lakshan Sandakan two, leaving India on 329-6 at the close, with Wriddhiman Saha on 13 and Hardik Pandya on one. Pushpakamara rattled the Indian top-order with his left-arm spin after a 188-run opening stand between Dhawan, who hit 119 in 123 balls, and Lokesh Rahul.
Bolt anchors Jamaica into 4x100m finals
Usain Bolt's bid to bring the curtain down on his glittering career with a 15th world gold medal remained on track as Jamaica qualified for the final of the 4x100m relay. Bolt took the unusual step of racing the relay heats, something usually reserved for the more unheralded members of the squad. Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers held on to retain her world 200m title on Friday as the United States had another night to savour at the London Stadium and two experienced campaigners claimed more gold.
Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea, Huddersfield go top
Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley torpedoed defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top flight history. Chelsea had captain Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off and Burnley took full advantage through Vokes's brace and a superb Stephen Ward effort, with goals from Alvaro Morata and David Luiz coming in vain.