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India paceman Ishant Sharma signs for Sussex

London: Ishant Sharma will prepare for India’s tour of England this summer by linking up with English county side Sussex for the first two months of the season. Only three Indian seamers have taken more than the 234 Test wickets Ishant has claimed and he is expected to be part …

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Inzamam says ‘too many T20 matches’ damaging cricket

LAHORE: Chief Selector of the Pakistan cricket team Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that cricket is suffering due to too many Twenty20 fixtures, Samaa reported. Speaking on Thursday, Haq stressed that club level cricket has to be promoting in the country. “It boosts the skills of the players,” he said. The Chief …

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Wind chaos injures 16 at weather-hit Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG: Sixteen people were hurt when high winds caused chaos at Gangneung Olympic Park, a major venue of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, organisers said on Thursday. Thirteen staff and three spectators were slightly injured as signs, tents and equipment were blown around at the Park on Wednesday. The plaza, which …

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Norway’s Svindal wins Olympic men’s downhill

NEWS DESK: ‘Attacking Viking’ Aksel Lund Svindal claimed gold in the blue riband event of the Olympic alpine skiing programme, the men’s downhill, on Thursday in a thrilling Norwegian one-two, reported AFP. Svindal, 35 and coming to the end of a stellar career, clocked 1min 40.25sec down the 3km-long Jeongseon …

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Islamabad United to clash with Quetta Gladiators today

DUBAI: Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators are set to take on each other in a friendly match, just a week before the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicks off in UAE. The friendly match will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday. According to the organizers, …

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Ronaldo sets record with 100th Champions League goal

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday became the first player to score 100 Champions League goals for the same club when he found the net in Real Madrid’s last 16 clash at home to Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo reached the landmark when he converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time to equalise …

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