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NBA to organise pre-season fixtures in India

Photo: AFP The first NBA games to be played in India will be staged next October at Mumbai with pre-season contests between the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings, the league announced Thursday. The 2019 matchups, the first ever by any North American sports league in the nation of 1.2 billion ...

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Lahore Blues hammer FATA in National T20 Cup fixture

Photo Courtesy: PCB/Twitter Lahore Blues picked up a comprehensive nine-wicket win over FATA in their National Twenty20 Cup fixture in Multan on Thursday. FATA, being sent in to bat first, posted a total of 140-9 in their 20 overs. Opener Sohail Akhtar played a knock of 39 runs from 27 ...

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Nasir Jamshed charged over bribery offences in UK

Banned former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged in Britain with bribery offences as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in cricket, the National Crime Agency said on Thursday. Jamshed and two British nationals — Yousaf Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz — were served with written summonses, charging them each ...

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Babar, Azhar stave off embarrassment for Pakistan

Photo: AFP Pakistan had Babar Azam and Azhar Ali to thank as the duo anchored the innings to prevent what would have been an embarrassing collapse in the side’s three-day warm-up game against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI. The visitors had fallen to 112-5 in response to the hosts’ 318-7 ...

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Lovren believes Liverpool can become the next ‘Invincibles’

Photo: AFP Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says the Premier League leaders can go through the whole season unbeaten, matching the achievement of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ in 2003-04. Jurgen Klopp’s side are one point clear of defending champions Manchester City after 14 wins and three draws from 17 games. “Hopefully we can ...

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Lahore Whites hammer Peshawar in National T20 Cup

Photo Courtesy: PCB/Twitter Lahore Whites hammered Peshawar by nine wickets in their National T20 Cup fixture in Multan on Thursday. Peshawar, being sent in to bat first, made 99-8 in their 20 overs. Saad Ali was the top-scorer with 37 runs from 31 balls from three boundaries and a six ...

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Australian legend comes to Kohli’s defence

Photo: AFP Former Australia captain Allan Border has come to the defence of Virat Kohli, saying his antics might be over the top but the game needs more “characters” who show “passion”. The Indian skipper has come under criticism for his sledging and heated exchanges with Australian counterpart Tim Paine ...

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Pochettino demands action against Arsenal fan

Photo: AFP Mauricio Pochettino called for Arsenal to take “responsibility” after Tottenham star Dele Alli was hit by a bottle thrown from the crowd during his side’s 2-0 League Cup quarter-final win on Wednesday. South Korea forward Son Heung-Min put Tottenham ahead and Alli increased their advantage as they won ...

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Melbourne beat Perth in low-scoring BBL fixture

Photo Courtesy: Big Bash League/Twitter Hosts Melbourne Renegades beat Perth Scorchers in a thrilling but low-scoring Big Bash League encounter in Melbourne on Thursday. Scorchers were bowled out for 103 runs in 19 overs. Michael Klinger was the top-scorer with 28 runs from 32 balls with four boundaries to his ...

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