New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI
New FIBA move a boost to Indian Sikh players: BFI

Welcoming the new move by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to allow Sikh players to wear head coverings for a two-year test period, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on Wednesday said that it is sure the temporary ruling will soon become permanent.

Fawad Alam leading contender for Pakistan T20 captaincy: Report
Fawad Alam leading contender for Pakistan T20 captaincy: Report

A report has revealed that Pakistani cricketer Fawad Alam has emerged as a potential contender for the post of the national Twenty20 team captain that has been vacant since Mohammad Hafeez resigned the post last April.

Misbah-ul-Haq going back to basics to solve batting slump
Misbah-ul-Haq going back to basics to solve batting slump

Pakistan test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq says he is prepared to go back to the drawing board to try to recover his batting form.

Umar Gul thinking to quit Test cricket due to nagging knee problems

Pakistan`s seasoned pace bowler, Umar Gul has admitted that a nagging knee problem has forced him to think about quitting Test matches.

Sikh cagers should have rebelled: Bishan Bedi on turban row

Furious at the recent incident of India`s Sikh basketball players being asked to remove turbans at the Asia Cup in China, former cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi today said the cagers should have walked out of the match instead of complying with the diktat.

GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

After two `Sikh` players from the Indian basketball team were asked to play without their turbans during the recently concluded Asia Cup in China, the Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a statement expressing shock and has sought a detailed report from the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

Two Sikh players forced to remove turbans during Basketball Asia Cup

Two Indian `Sikh` players were forced to remove turbans during the fifth edition of Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) Asia Cup, in China.

Female Pakistan player who spoke out on harassment commits suicide

A female Pakistani cricketer who committed suicide by drinking acid was under extreme stress after an administrator sued her for pursuing a sexual harassment case against him, her cousin said Thursday.

ACC in doldrums after ICC rethinks on development funds

The very existence of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is in doldrums after a rethink in the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the development funds being spent globally for promotion of cricket.

Indian win lift South Asian Basketball Championship

The Indian men`s team completed the formalities with a 108-32 win over Maldives to be crowned the champions of the third South Asian Basketball Association Championship here on Saturday.

Dilshan back for Sri Lanka after missing Asia Cup win

Opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, who missed the recent Asia Cup due to injuries, have been named in Sri Lanka`s 15-man squad for the upcoming five one-day internationals in England.

Younis to be Pakistan`s new head coach

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed that former Test captain Waqar Younis would be taking over as head coach of the national team later this month.

England post too good to turn down, says Farbrace

England`s new assistant coach Paul Farbrace admitted on Thursday that it was impossible turn down the job even though he will have mixed feelings when he faces former employers Sri Lanka next month.

Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka`s coach

Sri Lanka were left searching for their seventh coach in four years after Paul Farbrace resigned on Tuesday to take up a possible assignment with England, Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Dual role for Moin as PCB makes him chief selector, manager

In a surprisingly hurried move, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has entrusted on former captain Moin Khan the dual responsibilities of holding the post of chief selector as well as managing the national team.

Harendra appointed junior hockey team`s coach

Hockey India (HI) Monday appointed Harendra Singh as the coach of the junior men`s team keeping in mind the 2016 Junior World Cup to be held in India.

Sri Lanka unaware of Farbrace`s plans for England

Sri Lanka cricket (SLC) is in the dark over any possible move by the national coach Paul Farbrace to become a part of England coaching staff.

Pakistan probes stars for playing with shamed spinner

Pakistani cricket authorities have launched an investigation after a number of current international stars played in exhibition matches in the United States with banned spinner Danish Kaneria.

Pakistan`s Umar Akmal in trouble over wedding party

Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal could be in fresh trouble with the law after a party for his wedding breached local rules restricting marriage celebrations, police said Wednesday.

More trouble for Umar, now booked for violating wedding act

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal`s run-in with the authorities does not appear to be ending as he has now been booked in a case where he is accused of violating a wedding ceremony act of the Punjab government.