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England to host 100-ball domestic competition from 2020

LONDON: English domestic cricket is set to get yet another format after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced plans for an eight-team, 100-ball competition in the pursuit of younger, family-oriented audiences. Under the proposals, unanimously backed by the ECB board, each side would face 15 six-ball overs, culminating in a final 10 deliveries — 20 balls shorter than traditional Twenty20 matches. The latest format, which follows experiments with 40-, 50- and 60-over competitions, as well as four-day county…

Deputy killed, five wounded in ‘domestic’ shooting in Colorado

DENVER: A sheriff's deputy was killed and seven other people, including five deputies, were wounded on Sunday in what police called a "domestic disturbance" in a residential suburb near Denver, Colorado. The lone suspect was "shot & believed to be dead" after the standoff at the Copper Canyon apartment complex in Highlands Ranch, 12 miles south of Denver, the Douglas County sheriff's office tweeted. Details of the incident were not immediately clear. The wounded were taken to two area hospitals, at least three…

PM directs to facilitate domestic, foreign investment in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday directed all administrative heads of divisions, attached departments and autonomous bodies to facilitate domestic and foreign investment; and the setting up of and running businesses in Pakistan. The prime minister has directed that all federal ministries, their attached departments and autonomous organizations should prepare a comprehensive code of procedure to be followed by applicants/ investors for license, sanction or permission for investment or setting up of…

Misbah looks to prolong Pakistan career

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Sunday he hopes to stay in the view of selectors and prolong his Test career by playing in domestic matches and possibly for an English county.