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Heads we win for Kuwait cricketers

INCHEON, South Korea: The toss of a coin put Kuwait into the Asian Games men’s cricket quarter-finals and sent Maldives crashing out when steady rain made play impossible in their…

Cook to discover one-day fate

LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook is set to find out if he will be skippering the side at next year’s World Cup when the selectors announce today their squad to…

Afridi among 12 fined for being out of shape

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket authorities yesterday fined 12 players, including star allrounder Shahid Afridi and batsman Umar Akmal, for failing to meet fitness standards. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set tough…

Watson out of Australia’s series against Pakistan

MELBOURNE: Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of Australia’s entire series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.…

Benn spins Windies to victory

GROS ISLET: Spinner Sulieman Benn took five wickets and Jerome Taylor reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets as Bangladesh crumbled to a 296-run defeat late on the fourth day…

Chanderpaul thwarts Bangladesh once again

GROS-ISLET: Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s phenomenal run of form against Bangladesh continued with the veteran West Indies batsman unbeaten on 63 in guiding his team to 208 for four, an overall lead…

Doosra not illegal, says inventor Saqlain

KARACHI: Retired spin king Saqlain Mushtaq yesterday defended the controversial “doosra” delivery he invented, which has come under renewed scrutiny since fellow Pakistani Saaed Ajmal’s chucking ban last week. The…

Five-wkt Roach sends Bangladesh reeling

GROS-ISLET: Kemar Roach was at his devastating best as Bangladesh were reduced to 104 for seven at stumps after the West Indies were dismissed for 380 in their first innings…

No quick technology fix for problem bowlers: ICC

MELBOURNE: The ICC is cautiously optimistic that wearable sensors can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for…

Banned Ajmal pledges to return with clean action – Pakistan board to appeal Ajmal sanction

KARACHI: Banned Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to correct his illegal bowling action and return to cricket before next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The International…

Dhoni wants India to learn from England experience

BIRMINGHAM: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he hoped the younger players in his side would learn from their time in England after a tour of mixed fortunes ended with…

Clarke still a doubt for Pakistan series – Clarke named captain of test, ODI despite injury

MELBOURNE: Injured captain Michael Clarke has been named in Australia’s test and one-day squads for next month’s series against Pakistan but remains a doubt to be fit for the start…

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