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Shoaib’s autographed bat sold in Rs 2,25,000

-File photo ISLAMABAD: Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s autographed bat has been sold in Rs 2,25,000. According to an information received here, the bat was sold in an auction kept in awareness for education, health and social welfare by Mian Muhammad Baksh Trust. The autographed bat was bought by a famous ...

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Thai football coach resigns after crushing World Cup bid

-File Photo BANGKOK – The coach of Thailand’s national football team has shocked fans by resigning from his post after leading the War Elephants through a disappointing 2018 World Cup bid. Kiatisak Senamuang, a former star Thai striker who has coached the team since 2014, announced the move on his ...

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Shadab shines again as Pakistan deny Windies

-New Straits Times PORT OF SPAIN: Shadab Khan gave another match-winning bowling performance and Hasan Ali held his nerve for Pakistan to sneak a three-run victory over the West Indies in the second T20 International on Thursday. Set a relatively modest target of 133 to level the series following a ...

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Pakistan beat West Indies by three runs in second T20

-Radio Pakistan PORT OF SPAIN: Pakistan beat world champions the West Indies by three runs in the second Twenty20 international at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in the four-game series. Pakistan, who won the first match by six wickets in Barbados, were ...

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Kohli says Aussie friends comment overblown

  -File Photo NEW DELHI – India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday downplayed controversial remarks about ditching Australian cricketers as friends, saying his comments were blown out of proportion and he remained on good terms with some players. Kohli, who captained India to victory in the emotionally-charged four-Test series, told ...

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Hodge says sorry for Kohli comments

-File Photo SYDNEY – Former Australian international Brad Hodge Thursday apologised over suggestions firebrand Indian captain Virat Kohli pulled out of a Test match to save himself for the Indian Premier League. Hodge came under fire on the subcontinent for his conjecture about Kohli’s injury-enforced withdrawal from the deciding fourth ...

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Irfan suspended for year over spot-fixing

—Business Recorder Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been suspended for a year and fined 1 million rupees after failing to disclose two approaches made by bookmakers during this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday. The 34-year-old, who played for Islamabad United in the ...

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Aussie media slam ‘classless’ Kohli

-File Photo SYDNEY: Australian media labelled Indian skipper Virat Kohli “classless” and childish on Wednesday after his provocative comments at the end of a hard-fought but incendiary Test series. Newspapers laid into the winning captain for saying he no longer counted the Australian players as friends, and they also took ...

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Brazil book World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

-File Photo MONTEVIDEO – Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Five-time champions Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from Neymar, ...

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