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Capt Safdar appears before NAB in assets beyond means case

PESHAWAR: Captain (Retd) Muhammad Safdar, on Tuesday reached National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office here after being summoned in assets beyond means case. Mr Safdar reached the Bureau's office an hour earlier before his scheduled time. A team of four officials will question the son in law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over having assets beyond known source of income. "After questioning by the NAB officials, retired Captain Safdar will be handed over a questionnaire, said officials privy to the matter.…

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

DUBAI: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team's third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday. "Judicial Commissioner, Michael Beloff, has dismissed Dinesh Chandimal's appeal after the Sri Lanka captain was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day's play in the second Test against the Windies in St Lucia on Saturday," said a statement released by the ICC. The first ever day-night Test to be staged in…

India soccer captain urges stay-away fans to fill stadium

MUMBA: As European clubs flock to India looking for footholds in a potentially huge market, the lack of interest in the national side has prompted captain Sunil Chhetri to launch an impassioned plea for fans to show their support by attending matches. Cricket-mad India may be home to 1.3 billion people but the country is a massive under-achiever as far as soccer is concerned, yet to make a single appearance at the World Cup finals and languishing at a lowly 97th in the FIFA rankings. They did qualify for the 1950 World…

Pakistan captain Sarfraz hails overseas Pakistanis

LONDON: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hailed the spirit, prayers and various contributions of the Pakistani community based in the United Kingdom especially in Leeds where the national team is playing the second and final Test against England. Pakistan skipper graced an Iftar dinner at a local hotel hosted by the community headed by Abdul Rehman Farrukh and appreciated the support his team has been getting from the overseas Pakistanis. “Whenever we come to the UK we get a lot of support from the Pakistani fans which…

Virat Kohli calls wife Anushka Sharma the captain off the field

Captain of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli has truly proved his skills on the field with his cricket team, but when it comes to life decisions off the field, his wife Anushka Sharma is the ‘captain’. When asked who is the “Captain” off-field Kholi gave the most endearing answering. “She is, of course,” a surprised Kohli said, laughing. “She takes all the right decisions in life. She’s totally my strength and she keeps me positive all the time, and that’s what you want in a life partner so I’m very grateful.”…

PSL 3 trophy unveiled in Dubai by team captains

DUBAI: The dazzling trophy for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was unveiled on Tuesday during a ceremony in Dubai in the presence of team captains, owners and media. There were also trophies for player of the tournament, best batsman, bowler, fielder, keeper and spirit of the cricket award. While addressing the ceremony, Chairman Pakistan Super League and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi thanked all franchise owners for all their contributions that made the league possible. Sethi also…

Nepal captain ‘can’t speak’ after thrilling win to reach World Cup qualifiers

WINDHOEK: Nepal captain Paras Khadka was left "speechless" after his side fought back from the brink of defeat to beat Canada on Wednesday and book a place at next month's 2019 cricket World Cup qualifying tournament. On the final day of the World Cricket League Division Two group stage in Namibia, Nepal were indebted to an unbroken 51-run stand for the final wicket between tailenders Sandeep Lamichhane and Karan KC, who hit the winning run off the final ball as they chased down 195. "I can't speak, the last wicket…

‘There was undue criticism which was hurtful’

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Thursday demanded more support for the team from former cricketers in the wake of a 5-0 whitewash in recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. Speaking to ARY News on Wednesday, the Pakistan team captain said that he feels that there was "undue criticism" from some cricketing pundits and former cricketer during the ODI series "which was hurtful". Pakistan was blanked 5-0 in the ODI series in New Zealand but came back strongly to clinch the three-match Twenty20…