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Zimbabwe confirms its tour: Chairman PCB

LAHORE: Zimbabwe Cricket Chairman Wilson Manase confirmed Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Sheheryar Khan about the tour of his team according to the schedule.The PCB chairman told media on Friday that it could be possible due to the continuous efforts of the PCB, adding that he remained in contact with the guest team management during previous night.He said the Zimbabwe government ... Read More »

Nadal and Federer closing on Rome showdown

ROME: Roger Federer remained on course for a semi-final clash with Spanish rival Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open after cruising past Tomas Berdych 6-3-, 6-3 in just over an hour on Friday.Federer has made the final in Rome three times in the past 12 years but has been beaten on every occasion — twice by Nadal and once by ... Read More »

ECB chairman says 'no promises' made to Pietersen

LONDON: Colin Graves, the incoming chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, was adamant Friday that he made no promises to Kevin Pietersen about a possible return to Test cricket.Graves, whose tenure as ECB chairman started Friday, released a statement via the governing body's website in his first public response to claims from Pietersen that he had received "incredibly ... Read More »

Mourinho more focused on beach than transfer market

LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is expecting to be busier on the beach than in the transfer market as he prepares to defend the Premier League title next season. Mourinho signed striker Diego Costa and midfielder Cesc Fabregas after selling defender David Luiz last year and Chelsea's new recruits helped the club to a first league title since 2010. With ... Read More »

Blatter wants to keep 32-team World Cup

ZURICH: FIFA president Sepp Blatter is opposed to proposals to expand the number of teams at the World Cup and would like to keep the number of participants to 32 if he is re-elected, he said on Friday. He also suggested playing more intercontinental playoffs to resolve the discussion about how many places should be awarded to each region, and ... Read More »

Reds try spectacular ends losing run

BRISBANE: The Queensland Reds staged a stunning 58-point turnaround to end a tumultuous week with a 46-29 Super Rugby spanking of the Melbourne Rebels in Brisbane on Friday.Queensland were smashed 58-17 by the Canterbury Crusaders last week and rushed in former Wallabies coach John Connolly to help end a demoralising run of outs.The Reds trailed 17-6 only to reel off ... Read More »

Modi seeks to improve bilateral ties with Pakistan via cricket

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to improve bilateral ties with neighboring country Pakistan through ‘cricket diplomacy’. According to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPA, Modi announced during a parliamentary meeting that a decision had been taken to start a Pakistan-India cricket series to improve relations. “We have taken the decision to start a cricket series between both countries ... Read More »

Zimbabwe team has given a ray of hope to Pakistan: Sarfraz

ISLAMABAD: Former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz on Friday while keeping his fingers crossed backed Zimbabwe's decision to tour Pakistan saying this visit has produced a massive ray of hope in cricket lovers for reviving international cricket in the country.Talking to APP, Sarfraz said Zimbabwe tour to Pakistan will absolutely prove successful and will help in reviving international cricket. "All our ... Read More »

Contador fit to start Giro 7th stage

GROSSETO: Former winner Alberto Contador started on Friday's seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia despite dislocating his shoulder in a heavy crash on Thursday.The 32-year-old Spaniard, who took the race leader's pink jersey following Wednesday's fifth stage, was a doubt for the start in Grosseto after injuring himself in a mass crash during the sprint finish in Castiglione della Pescaia.The ... Read More »

Argentine fans halt match with pepper spray

BUENOS AIRES: Boca Juniors fans fired pepper spray at rival River Plate players forcing authorities to halt a Copa Libertadores game in the latest violence to hit world football.Four River Plate players suffered burns, according to media reports.Players were returning for the second half of the game, deadlocked at 0-0, when the shocking attack was staged by fans among the ... Read More »