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West Indies win toss, choose to bat against Pakistan

-File Photo BRIDGETOWN: West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan on the opening morning of the second Test of the three-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. Following a seven-wicket win in the opening match in Jamaica, Pakistan are introducing ...

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Big Three rollback great news for all: Shahryar

—File Photo LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan has said that he did a lot of effort to break the monopoly of Big Three after becoming chairman Pakistan Cricket Board. Talking to newsmen, he said decisions made by International Cricket Council in its meeting are in our favour. ...

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Boom Boom Afridi refuses farewell offer due to commitments

-GALAXY PICTURE WEB DESK: The all rounder of national cricket team, Shahid Khan Afridi has refused offers of farewell due to his commitments. He thanked former Executive Committee chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the meeting and farewell offers.  On Friday, Boom boom posted a tweet on his official ...

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Aussies reject ‘disrespectful’ pay offer

-File Photo SYDNEY – Australia’s players’ union Friday rejected a Cricket Australia pay and conditions proposal, saying it was unfair and disrespectful. The sport’s governing body put forward an improved offer, but the Australian Cricketers’ Association called it a “win” for administrators, but a “loss” for cricket. CA has offered ...

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ICC passes changes to curb ‘Big Three’ dominance

—Courtesy Yahoo NEW DELHI: Cricket’s global governing body has received a thumping mandate from its members to proceed with a broad restructure aimed at curbing the dominance of the “Big Three” Australia, India and England. The sweeping changes were passed in a unanimous vote during a meeting at the International ...

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Cricket: India keep Champions Trophy squad on hold

-File Photo NEW DELHI – India are refusing to unveil their squad for the Champions Trophy amid speculation they might pull out because of a row with the sport’s governing body over revenue sharing. The powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already missed the agreed April ...

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Pakistan call off tour of Bangladesh

-File Photo Pakistan Cricket Board has called off their scheduled cricket tour of Bangladesh this year, Shaharyar Khan has said. Bangladesh last toured Pakistan in 2007-08. Pakistan has since travelled to Bangladesh in 2011 and 2015 and were scheduled to play two tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in ...

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Misbah moves into top 20 after Kingston Test

—Radio Pakistan Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has moved into the top 20 of ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after gaining six slots following the match against West Indies in Kingston. Misbah had an unbeaten 99 and 12 in the match and has previously held a career-best ranking of 6th position ...

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Ronaldo rested once more from Real squad

-File Photo MADRID – Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the Real Madrid squad for Wednesday’s trip to Deportivo la Coruna as coach Zinedine Zidane maintained his rotation policy despite defeat by Barcelona on Sunday. It is the third consecutive La Liga away game Ronaldo has not been included in ...

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Shah the star as Pakistan rout West Indies

-File Photo KINGSTON, Jamaica – Yasir Shah completed a six-wicket haul to spearhead the second innings rout of the West Indies as Pakistan achieved a comfortable seven-wicket victory just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Tuesday. Trailing on first innings by 121 runs and resuming ...

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