India not keen to revive ties: Ijaz Butt

Karachi:  Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has said on Friday that the present PCB set-up should stop wasting its time trying to organise a series against India as “it would never happen”. Butt is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in eight Tests from 1959 to 1962. A wicket keeper and right-handed opening batsman, he scored 279 runs from his brief [Full Article...]

Beijing wins IOC\ vote for 2022 Winter Games

Watchdogs quick to criticise IOC Kuala Lumpur:  Beijing on Friday narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history. The Chinese capital beat Almaty of Kazakhstan by just 44 votes to 40, with one abstention, to become the first city to be awarded the summer and winter Games. Beijing held the summer Olympics in 2008 [Full Article...]

‘Domestic T20 leagues threat to bilateral series’

London:  International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson reckons that domestic T20 leagues like the IPL, Big Bash and CPL are affecting the bilateral series with the exception of Ashes and big-ticket tours involving India. Richardson said the issue was decided at the ICC annual conference in Barbados last month and would again be one of the highlights at the next Board meeting [Full Article...]


Nongthymmai beat Smit 2-0 Shillong: A goal each by Roikhih Nongtdu and Sawar Nongrum saw Nongthymmai cruise to a comfortable 2-0 win in a First Division game against Smit on Friday. Playing under waterlogged conditions, Nongthymmai made best use of their chances before walking away with three points after suffering a loss against Imson in their previous match. Roikhih Nongtdu was the first to [Full Article...]

Nadal heads back to clay to salvage season

Rafa says he’s feeling fine despite recent losses Hamburg: Rafael Nadal heads back to the comfort of clay next week as the struggling Spaniard attempts to resolve the crisis that has gripped his game. The 29-year-old is top seed at the Hamburg Open but his decision to play a European clay tournament with the US hardcourt season just around the corner has baffled many. [Full Article...]

Sreesanth arrives home to emotional welcome

Kochi: Cleared by a Delhi court of charges pertaining to the IPL spot-fixing case, including the one linking him to Dawood Ibrahim, S Sreesanth on Sunday said if he had any connection with the country’s most wanted fugitive, he would not have been a cricketer. “If I had any link with him, I would not have been here. I would have been in Dubai [Full Article...]

Why Delhi Police failed to clean bowl Sreesanth and Co?

New Delhi: Giving a jolt to Delhi Police, a court here on Saturday said it had failed to establish existence of a core crime syndicate of underworld Dawood Ibrahim  involved in betting and match-fixing in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna made the observation while discharging cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, and 33 other accused – [Full Article...]

Special Olympics World Games commence

Los Angeles: With the announcement from United States’ First Lady Michelle Obama, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games were officially opened at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum here. “You’re uniting us in a way that nothing else can. My husband and I are so incredibly proud of you,” the First Lady said to athletes and announced the opening of the Games on Saturday, reported [Full Article...]