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BCCI confident tax issues won’t cost ICC events

KOLKATA: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday ruled out losing the 2021 Champions Trophy and the 2023 World Cup over tax issues, saying they remain confident of getting government exemptions for both the events. The International Cricket Council (ICC) suffered a revenue shortfall after the Indian government refused to exempt […]

Ball-tampering scandal reality check for world game, hopes Arthur

CANTERBURY: Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur, who now is with Pakistan, hopes the recent ball-tampering scandal will prove a ‘reality check for world cricket’ and that the banned trio of Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft get a chance to play county cricket in England. Smith and Warner, the deposed captain and vice-captain, have […]

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan looks to buy Wembley Stadium

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has made an offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the English Football Association (FA). The FA says its board was informed of the offer at a meeting on Thursday. Wembley first opened as English soccer’s national stadium in 1923 and reopened after being rebuilt in 2007. A buyout of Wembley […]

Najam Sethi plays down Hasan Ali’s antics at Wagah border

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi on Thursday played down allegations that the national team’s star pacer Hasan Ali overstepped the mark during an appearance at the border where he squared off with Indian soldiers. The viral video of the 24-year-old pacer at the main border crossing at Wagah near Lahore over the weekend stirred […]