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ST JOHN’S: The West Indies named star players Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in their 2019 World Cup squad on Wednesday, although allrounder Kieron Pollard was among those left out. Big-hitting opening batsman Gayle returned to the Windies one-day international side in their 2-2 series draw against top-ranked England earlier this year, scoring two hundreds and two fifties in four...
The Football Association (FA) will break with tradition and no longer hand out champagne to competition winners to avoid offending players whose religious beliefs prohibit alcohol consumption. The decision was also taken to avoid handing alcohol to players under the legal age for drinking, which is 18 in Britain. “Winning teams will be awarded with non-alcoholic ‘champagne’ for their celebrations in...
WINDHOEK: The United States on Wednesday sealed one-day international status for the first time with a third straight victory at the World Cricket League Division Two event in Namibia. The Americans, whose only previous experience of ODI cricket was at the 2004 Champions Trophy, thrashed Hong Kong by 84 runs to wrap up a top-four place in the six-team competition. There...
MADRID: Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday La Liga will be Real Madrid’s top priority next season after they were mathematically ruled out of the title race with five games left. Barcelona’s victory over Alaves confirmed that Madrid cannot be crowned champions given they sit 16 points behind the Catalans with only 15 still to play for. Despite incredible success in the...
NEW DELHI: South Africa’s veteran paceman Dale Steyn is confident his side can end their World Cup jinx and get to the final — with “a bit of luck”. The Proteas have always been among the world’s top cricket teams but have never got past the semi-final hurdle — losing four times. With the Faf du Plessis-led side winning 11 of...
Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed. The bloody milestone comes as the US steps up its air campaign in Afghanistan while pushing for a peace deal with the Taliban, who now control or influence more...
PAKPATTAN: A man filed a police complaint against abduction of his wife by her family over free-will marriage, ARY News reported. According to complaint, the woman named Irsa had tied the knot with Rizwan six months ago. Her husband alleged in the police complaint that family of his wife had approached a local landlord and got Irsa kidnapped. Rizwan said his...
KARACHI: A truck full of unidentified women on Wednesday arrived at the Darul Sehat hospital to support the hospital management and staff against the protest carried out by citizens, ARY News reported. The women, when asked by media, could not clearly state the motive behind their arrival at the medical facility. Some of them said they were hospital staff, while...
KARACHI: A court on Wednesday sent four police personnel allegedly involved in murder of a 19-month-old boy, Ahsan, to jail on four-day judicial remand, ARY News reported. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police produced the suspects before a judicial magistrate in Malir and pleaded the court for physical remand so as they could interrogate and record their statements. The CTD official...
Aviation giant Boeing has suffered a $1 billion hit to its bottom line amid the crisis over its 737 MAX aircraft after two deadly crashes that grounded the plane and halted deliveries, the company said Wednesday. Boeing also withdrew its 2019 profit forecast due to continued uncertainty about when the grounded jets will fly again, in its first quarterly earnings...
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