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  • Platini admits ‘skulduggery’ to rig 1998 World Cup draw

    PARIS: Disgraced Michel Platini has sensationally admitted to a “little skulduggery” in rigging the draw to ensure Brazil and France could not meet until the final of the 1998 World Cup, where he was organising committee president...

    “Look, we were at home, you have to make the most of things, we weren’t going to go through the bother of six years organising the World Cup if we could not pull off a few little tricks,” said Platini, a...

  • 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

    Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA statement said...

    Novotna also won four Wimbledon doubles titles with compatriot Helena Sukova in 1989 and 1990, with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1995 and with Hingis in 1998...

  • Census results show 59.7pc growth in Karachi's population, 116pc in Lahore's since 1998

    Census data on the populations of the largest cities in Pakistan shows explosive growth in urban centres since the last census, which was conducted nearly two decades ago...

    According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics' data, the two biggest population centres, Karachi and Lahore, have seen some staggering growth since 1998: with Karachi's population growing close to 60pc to reach 14...

  • Hafeez leads Pakistan’s fightback in Sharjah Test

    SHARJAH: Opener Mohammad Hafeez notched a brilliant 97 under pressure to help Pakistan stage a comeback in the third and final Test against England in Sharjah on Tuesday...

    The 35-year-old was just three runs away from his ninth Test hundred as he took Pakistan to 146-3 in their second innings at the close on the third day at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, leading by 74 runs with seven wickets intact...

  • Comment: Indisciplined batting cost Pakistan the Sharjah Test

    West Indies’ fabulous victory in the final Test here on Thursday was undoubtedly a parting gift for a team which was otherwise at the receiving end from the start of this series against Pakistan, having lost all the eight matches prior to the third Test, including the ODIs and the T20s besides the two Tests at Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively...

    ”The West Indies dominated the game and Pakistan, only for a brief period on the fourth...

  • Sharjah-based music buff pays tribute to Khial Mohammad

    PESHAWAR: A young Sharjah-based Pashto music proponent, Mohammad Abbas, recently released a volume of video presenting a tribute to the renowned Pashto ghazal maestro, Khial Mohammad, which received a widespread response on social media...

    Born and bred in Sharjah, Mr Abbas hails from Hasankhel Afridi tribe in FR Peshawar...

  • Afghanistan to play Ireland, Zimbabwe in Sharjah

    SHARJAH: Afghanistan will play three One-day Internationals with Ireland in Sharjah in December and they are also eyeing their inaugural Test against Zimbabwe, an official said on Sunday...

    “We are hosting a three-match ODI series between Afghanistan and Ireland in December and there are also discussions on Afghanistan playing their inaugural Test at our ground after the ODI series,” Mazhar Khan, the general manger Sharjah Cricket...

  • Sharjah stadium to host 227th ODI

    SHARJAH: The magic of Sharjah cricket will come alive once again on Friday, October 20 when Sri Lanka and Pakistan take on each other in the fourth one-dayer of this exciting five-match series...

    Commenting on the current series, Waleed Bukhatir, Vice Chairman, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, said he was confident that with players on both sides wanting to prove their supremacy, this would be a cracker of a match...

  • ICC plays down suspicions regarding Sharjah ODI

    DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson said Sunday he was “not too suspicious” over the one-day match between Pakistan and England in Sharjah, despite press reports it could have been fixed...

    The newspaper claimed the investigators were tipped off before the match that Pakistan would underperform in the game and that three run-outs, casual dismissals of batsmen and sloppy fielding were...

  • Younis or Asad: Chief selector heads for Sharjah

    LAHORE: Pakistan cricket selection committee and the team management are divided on the inclusion of Younis Khan or Asad Shafiq in the ODI squad for the England series...

    In order to solve the problem and finalise the squad, chief selector Haroon Rashid is going to Sharjah to watch the third Test against England, starting from Sunday...

  • Islamabad, Quetta clash in PSL opener of Sharjah leg

    SHARJAH: After two days of lull as far as play goes, the 2017 HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) begins the second leg of action on the smaller field of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with defending champions Islamabad United meeting Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday night...

    With no big signings as such compared to the other four outfits, the Gladiators have been simply outstanding under the inspirational leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed, who has...

  • Holder promises West Indies progress after Sharjah win

    West Indies skipper Jason Holder believes Windies cricket could be set for a return to the glory days after upsetting Pakistan by five wickets in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Thursday...

    West Indies achieved a 153-run target on the fifth and final morning to clinch their first win in 14 Tests, a remarkable comeback after Pakistan won the first two Tests...

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