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Clarke, Misbah ready for spin challenge DUBAI: Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from Wednesday.Australia have practiced on a specially prepared spin pitch at Brisbane in the lead up and hired world record Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to learn how to bowl and play spin.Despite ace spinner Saeed Ajmal being suspended due to an illegal bowling action, Pakistan will rely on uncapped leg-spinner Yasir Shah and left-armer Zulfiqar Babar to expose Australia on a Dubai stadium pitch, known for taking spin from the outset.Australian captain Michael Clarke agreed spin will be in focus."I think spin will definitely play a major role in this series. How you bowl it, how you face it and I think that's probably the plan for Pakistan," Clarke said on Tuesday."I think they'll rely heavily on reverse swing and their ...

West Indies face financial crisis after India cancel tour NEW DELHI: West Indies cricket faces a potentially crippling financial crisis after a peeved India Tuesday suspended future visits to the Caribbean following the abandonment last week of the tour to India.The West Indies cut short their tour last Friday because of an internal pay dispute, even though the fifth one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still remained to be played.India retaliated by cancelling a tour scheduled for February and March 2016 to ...
FCW clinches HED Inter-College Girls Table Tennis title PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa No. 1 Qainat Khan and national Under-15 silver medalist Iqra guided Frontier College for Women to clinch the trophy after defeating Girls College Tajo Bibi, Charsadda in the final of the Inter-College Girls Table Tennis Championship played under the aegis of the Directorate of Sports Higher Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here at indoor hall of Hayatabad Girls College on Tuesday.Principal Hayatabad Girls College Shabnam Ikram was the chief guest on this occasion. ...
Pakistan gets a chance to climb up in ICC Rankings ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has a chance to climb up to the third spot in the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings if it beats Australia 2-0 in the two-Test series at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.A one-nil victory for sixth-place Pakistan, which currently lies level on points with India, will move it up two ratings places to fourth, while a 2-0 win will push them even further up ...
Miandad sees Test series as a comeback to form for Misbah ISLAMABAD: Legendary Batsman, Javed Miandad sees Pakistan-Australia Test series as a comeback one for the skipper Misbah-ul-Haq saying Misbah should aim in winning the series and regain his lost form.Pakistan will play two Tests against Australia between October 22 and November 3, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.Talking to APP, Miandad advised Misbah to not repeat mistakes in the Tests that were made in the ODI series saying defeating Aussies won't be easy as they have ...
India suspend future tours with West Indies after pullout NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board suspended all future tours with West Indies on Tuesday, and said it will take legal action against the Caribbean board for their team's abrupt pullout from their India tour last week."BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) due to the abrupt cancellation of this tour," Indian cricket board secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement."All bilateral tours between BCCI and WICB stand suspended," he added ...
PCB aims to hold a tournament in Malala's name ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday said it aims to hold a Women's Cricket Cup in the name of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai to pay tribute to her for the achievement.Talking to APP, a PCB official said the Chairman has thoughts to introduce a tournament named after Malala in order to give the country's gold winner women cricketers of the recent 17th Asian Games a boost to build up their ...


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