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Ajmal bowling action cleared as legal: ICC

Ajmal bowling action cleared as legal: ICC

SYDNEY: The bowling actions of Pakistan’s ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh have been deemed legal, the International Cricket Council said Saturday. Both off-spinners were reported for suspected illegal actions in August and both failed the initial ...

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PCB likely to get Ajmal’s report on Sunday

PCB likely to get Ajmal’s report on Sunday

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to receive the final report of spinner Saeed Ajmal’s suspected bowling action on Sunday. Ajmal can be included in the squad for upcoming World Cup 2015 if he cleared a test regarding his ...

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ICC approves Rahat’s induction for World Cup

ICC approves Rahat’s induction for World Cup

KARACHI: Cricket’s governing body Friday approved paceman Rahat Ali as a replacement player for injured Junaid Khan in Pakistan’s squad for the World Cup, which starts next week. The 26-year-old Ali played his only one-day international against Sri Lanka in ...

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Clarke a doubt for World Cup opener

Clarke a doubt for World Cup opener

SYDNEY: Captain Michael Clarke admitted on Friday he is doubtful for Australia’s World Cup opener against England on February 14 and that medics would make the call. The 33-year-old has had two easy run-outs in the last week as he ...

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Foot injury: Hafeez bowling test postponed

Foot injury: Hafeez bowling test postponed

LAHORE: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is facing race against time to get his bowling action cleared, is reported to have been injured. He was suspended in November last year for his illegal bowling action. Hafeez is part of Pakistan’s World ...

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Pakistan facing no Tendulkar this time

Pakistan facing no Tendulkar this time

NEW DELHI: India go into the World Cup without the reassuring presence of retired batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar for the first time since 1992, which surely must bring relief to arch-rivals Pakistan. Pakistan have lost all their five World Cup ...

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Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to lift World Cup

Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to lift World Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government Thursday announced a million dollar bonus to the national cricket team if they win this month’s cricket World Cup being played in New Zealand and Australia. “We have decided to offer this money to be shared ...

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Surprise World Cup call-up for Pakistan’s Rahat

Surprise World Cup call-up for Pakistan’s Rahat

KARACHI: Pakistan on Thursday gave rookie left-arm fast bowler Rahat Ali a surprise cricket World Cup call-up, to replace the injured Junaid Khan. The 26-year-old Ali has played just one one-day international, in 2012, and was not considered for any ...

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Australia’s Hussey to help SAfrica at World Cup

Australia’s Hussey to help SAfrica at World Cup

SYDNEY: Former Australian Test batsman Mike Hussey has been drafted in by South Africa as a consultant during the World Cup, with the Proteas looking to win the tournament for the first time. As well as playing 79 Tests, Hussey, ...

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Sledging remains slippery issue

Sledging remains slippery issue

LONDON: The World Cup promises to feature plenty of big-hitting and dramatic bowling but will there be verbal fireworks too? Not if the International Cricket Council can help it. “Over the last six months, or even going back further to ...

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