Fears of World Cup without Messi as Argentina stutter
Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup...
Ronaldo and Sanches back for Portugal World Cup qualifiers
Cristiano Ronaldo and Renato Sanches were recalled to the Portugal squad after injury on Thursday as coach Fernando Santos...
Arthur issues Pakistan one-day warning
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur made it clear some members of his one-day side were on borrowed time after another...
Fears of World Cup without Messi as Argentina stutter
Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi. The dreaded question looms large after an uninspiring draw at home to last-placed Venezuela this week left Argentina adrift of the automatic qualifying places for... Read more
Ronaldo and Sanches back for Portugal World Cup qualifiers
Cristiano Ronaldo and Renato Sanches were recalled to the Portugal squad after injury on Thursday as coach Fernando Santos urged the European champions to switch out of party mode. Santos, naming his players for next month’s World Cup qualifiers at home to Andorra and away to the Faroe Islands,... Read more
Arthur issues Pakistan one-day warning
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur made it clear some members of his one-day side were on borrowed time after another defeat by England raised fears the team might not qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup. England beat Pakistan by four wickets at Headingley on Thursday to go 4-0 up... Read more
West Indies maidens defeat hot favourites Australia to clinch ‘maiden’ World T20 title
Powerful half-centuries from Hayley Matthews as well as skipper Stafanie Taylor who led from the front, propelled the West Indies to their maiden women’s World T20 crown in a nail biting last-over win against Australia in today’s final in Kolkata, India. Chasing a competitive 149 for a win against the three-time... Read more
“Boom Boom” Shahid Afridi  apologized over his dismal performance in ICC World Twenty20. In a video message on social media, Afridi said, “I am very sorry to my nation. I offer my apology over the miserable performance in the T20 World Cup.” “It was a team of not just eleven players... Read more
WT20: Kiwis move into semi-final
The Kiwis defeated Pakistan by 22 runs in Mohali earlier yesterday to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament. Electing to bat, New Zealand rode on Martin Guptill’s 48-ball 80 to post 180 for five before restricting Pakistan to 158 for five in their 20 overs. The win saw New... Read more
WT20: Bangladesh score a fighting 156/5 against Australia
Mahmudullah struck an unbeaten 49 not out as Bangladesh made 156 for five against Australia in their World Twenty20 clash in Bangalore earlier today. The swashbuckling allrounder smashed seven fours and one six off just 29 balls after Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bowl first... Read more
Lionel Messi wins world record 5th FIFA Ballon d’Or
Barcelona soccer superstar Lionel Messi won a record fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player at a ceremony in Zurich earlier yesterday. The Argentine dethroned three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo in adding to his four consecutive awards from 2009 to 2012. Brazil star Neymar, who also plays... Read more
Patience key for Pakistan’s oldest rookie Raffatullah
It took 19 years for Raffatullah Mohmand to hit the big time with Pakistan, suffering so many setbacks that he once even considered quitting to play for neighbouring Afghanistan. But patience has paid off for the Peshawar native who at the age of 39 became the oldest player from... Read more
Shoaib Malik announces retirement from Test cricket format
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik announced his formal retirement from Test cricket after he failed in the second innings of the third Test against England in Sharjah earlier yesterday The 33-year-old only made a comeback in the longer format of the game after five years in the first Test... Read more
Afridi hopeful of constructing balanced side before T20 WC
Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi said Thursday the team management along with selectors would be able to make a strong and balanced side before T20 World Cup 2016, scheduled in India. More experiments could be made in T20 series against Zimbabwe to make a winning combination, Afridi said... Read more
Kolkata to host World Twenty20 final
The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the World Twenty20 final in April next year, the Indian board said on Tuesday as it announced the venues for the tournament. The 16-nation men’s tournament will be played alongside the women’s event across various venues in India from March 11... Read more
Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa crown
Chile wrecked Lionel Messi´s dream of a first international title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown here Saturday. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory when... Read more
Pakistan to take on Zimbabwe in first ODI today
Following two Twenty20 matches series, Pakistan and Zimbabwe will begin three-match ODI series today, as first one-day international will be played at 4pm at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Pakistan won the Twenty20 series 2-0 Sunday in front of a packed audience of 27,000 at Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium, but will be... Read more