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Qatar to stage back-to-back World Club Cups

Paris, Jun 4: The hosts of the next World Cup Qatar will stage the Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

The Middle-Eastern state will use the two tournaments as logistical tests for stadiums and infrastructure ahead of the 2022 edition of the international competition which takes place every four years.

2020 will be...

Unpredictable Pakistan score 348/8 against England in Nottingham

London, Jun 3: Pakistan looked a different side from the one that surrendered to West Indies in their opening game in the 2019 World Cup as their batsmen put up a clinical performance on Monday to help the team post 348/8 against hosts England at Trent Bridge. Mohammad Hafeez was the top scorer with a 62-ball 84 as Babar Azam...

Many Pakistani players want to emulate Virat: Younis Khan

London, Jun 3: Virat Kohli is the role model for many budding Pakistani players and they want to emulate the Indian skipper's playing style and his body language, revealed former Pakistan captain Younis Khan.

"Virat Kohli is also loved by Pakistanis. Today, many Pakistan players want to play like Kohli and be fit like him and have his body...

There will be no margin for error against India: Jacques Kallis

London, Jun 3: South Africa have no margin for error after second World Cup loss and should take advantage of India's 'first game nerves' to bring their World Cup campaign back on track, said legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

South Africa, who were thrashed by England in the opening match, suffered their second successive loss in the World...

Bangla Tigers maul Proteas

London, Jun 3: Bangladesh made the perfect start to their World Cup campaign as their highest one-day international score inspired a 21-run win over a beleaguered South Africa on Sunday.

Mashrafe Mortaza's side posted 330 for six as Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) laid the foundations of their impressive display at the Oval.

Mahmudullah's boisterous...

Brazilian football star Neymar accused of rape

Sao Paulo, Jun 2: A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. The player's father calls the incident "a setup" against his son.

The document obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday says the incident took place on May 15 at 8:20 p.m. in a hotel.

The woman...

ICC World Cup 2019: David Warner, Aaron Finch shine as Australia thrash Afghanistan by 7 wickets

Jun 2: David Warner and Aaron Finch struck fifties to help Australia thrash Afghanistan by seven wickets at the Bristol County Ground on Saturday.

Chasing 208, Australia got off to a solid start as both Finch and Warner looked in good touch. The duo mixed caution with aggression and they helped the Aussies reach a score of 55 inside...

ICC World Cup 2019 | Rashid Khan Goes from Refugee to Afghanistan Star

Peshawar, Jun 1: Groomed on dusty pitches as a refugee, record-breaking Rashid Khan will face his toughest examination yet at the World Cup, with former coaches confident the Afghan can “dismantle” top batting line-ups.

The world’s top-rated Twenty20 bowler from the war-torn nation last year made history as the fastest to reach 100 one-day international wickets.

Aged just...

West Indies' Russell confident to be fit for Aus match

Jun 1: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell says he is confident of recovering from a knee problem in time for his side's second Cricket World Cup match against Australia on Thursday.

Russell limped off at Nottingham after a hostile spell of fast bowling during which he took two wickets for four runs in three overs against Pakistan.

He...

ICC World Cup 2019: WI vs PAK; Gayle propels West Indies to an easy win

Nottingham, May 31: Chris Gayle backed up a short-bowling barrage by his pacemen by smashing a 34-ball 50 to lead West Indies to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup on Friday.

Underlining its status as a dangerous outsider for the title, West Indies skittled out Pakistan for 105 in 21.4 overs - the team's second-lowest...