Tuesday, 26 Sep, 2023


Ijaz Ahmed hints at Yousuf return

LEEDS: Pakistan assistant coach Ijaz Ahmed has given the strongest hint yet a recall for former captain Mohammad Yousuf is being considered.Yousuf and fellow senior batsmen Younus Khan, who has been playing county cricket for Surrey, were both given indefinite bans after Pakistan`s 3-0

Cricket Board in trouble over floodlights of Chandu stadium

DHAKA: Floodlights of the Shahid Candhu Stadium of Bogra have caused trouble for Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).   The BCB has been counting Tk 1.5 lakh each month for these lights which remained switched off for the last three and a half years.The stadium had hosted international on

Scotland-Bangladesh ODI washed out

GLASGOW: No play was possible in the one-day international between Scotland and Bangladesh here on Monday, with rain meaning the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.Bangladesh are due to meet the Netherlands here on Tuesday but bad weather could affect that match as well.BDST:

Swann charged with drink driving

LONDON: England cricketer Graeme Swann has been charged with drink driving, police said Monday.The Nottinghamshire off-spinner, ranked the third best Test bowler in the world, was stopped near his home in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham, central England, on April 2.The 31-year-old

Bosnia faces exclusion from FIFA, UEFA competition

SARAJEVO: Bosnia`s Football Federation (NS/FSBIH) was threatened to be excluded from international competitions as it has failed to adopt statute changes requested by FIFA and UEFA, a statement said on Monday.Only 27 out of 60 delegates backed the changes aimed at replacing an

Joe Cole joins Liverpool

LIVERPOOL: England midfielder Joe Cole has joined Liverpool on a four-year contract from Premier League rivals Chelsea, the Anfield club announced here on Monday.Cole, 28, has agreed personal terms with the Reds and will undergo a medical in the next 48 hours, Liverpool said in a

London Games clears budget cut hurdle

LONDON: The London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced on Monday they had successfully absorbed a 27 million pound government-ordered reduction in their budget.The ODA also revealed the overall cost of the London Games was expected to fall by six million pounds.Last month saw

Indian entrepreneur closes in on Blackburn deal

MUMBAI: An Indian entrepreneur is close to clinching a deal to buy English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers worth between 54 and 69 million dollars, a source familiar with the matter has told AFP.The process of due diligence -- which opens up the club`s financial accounts for

Soldiers raid Iraq federation, league suspended

BAGHDAD: Soldiers raided the Iraqi Football Association offices on Sunday, less than a week before IFA elections to be overseen by world football`s governing body FIFA, an IFA official said.Around 20 soldiers arrived at the head offices in Baghdad with an arrest warrant on corruption

FIFA inspectors in Japan to check World Cup bid - Lead

OSAKA: Hot on the heels of the World Cup in South Africa, FIFA kicked off a whirlwind two-month tour Monday to inspect nine candidates vying to host the 2018 or 2022 tournaments, the first stop in Japan.A five-member team from the sport`s world governing body was to arrive in the western

Rain washes out play in India-Sri Lanka Test

GALLE: The second day`s play in the first Test between India and Sri Lanka on Monday was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to bad weather.The morning start had already been delayed by a wet outfield at the Galle International Stadium when a thunderstorm soon after ensured there

Bangladesh eyes on winning Glasgow

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket team is expecting a clean victory against Scotland and Netherlands in their two different matches at Glasgow on Monday and Tuesday.“There is no chance to take them lightly, we are serious and in international cricket nobody takes their opponents lightly

Semenya celebrates second successive win

HELSINKI : South African world champion Caster Semenya crowned her comeback week following an 11-month absence caused by a gender controversy with an easy victory in the 800m at a low-key meeting on Sunday.Semenya clocked 2min 02.42sec in her favoured event at the Lapinlahti meet,

Catching Jack looks tougher for Tiger after Open flop

ST. ANDREWS: Tiger Woods has gone 0-for-3 in what had been expected to be a pivotal run of majors in pursuit of the record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus, a quest likely to be much tougher now. After a flop at the British Open, Woods has not won in the past nine majors, one shy of

Werder Bremen ready for Ozil offers

BERLIN: Werder Bremen are ready to listen to offers for their German international playmaker, Mesut Ozil, the club`s sporting director Klaus Allofs admitted on Sunday.The German first division side had been hoping to extend the 21-year-old`s contract but with negotiations having hit a

Werder Bremen ready for Ozil offers

BERLIN: Werder Bremen are ready to listen to offers for their German international playmaker, Mesut Ozil, the club`s sporting director Klaus Allofs admitted on Sunday.The German first division side had been hoping to extend the 21-year-old`s contract but with negotiations having hit a

Capello will axe Terry says Cannavaro

LONDON: Fabio Capello is likely to drop John Terry from the England team next season, according to Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro.Cannavaro got an insight into Capello`s ruthless style of management when he worked with the Italian at Real Madrid and the Juventus star is convinced Terry is

Extra-special Germany beat Britain for title

NOTTINGHAM: Olympic champions Germany came back from two goals down to defeat Britain 3-2 in extra-time and clinch the Four Nations title on Saturday.Britain had taken a commanding 2-0 lead early in the first half when captain Barry Middleton chipped Germany goalkeeper Max Weinholt and

Roddick back as Atlanta event re-emerges on ATP Tour

ATLANTA: Andy Roddick returns to Atlanta nearly a decade after winning the title as the event re-emerges onto the ATP calendar after a long hiatius to start the summer hardcourt run to the US Open.The American world number nine received a wild card for the hardcourt event nine years after

Mourinho asked for our help says Kenyan jujuman

NAIROBI: Real Madrid`s new coach Jose Mourinho sought the assistance of Kenyan jujumen to help him succeed in his tough new job with the Spanish giants, one of the men told AFP on Sunday.Mourinho, who spent a three-week holiday in Kenya with his family this month, met with the four men