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Pak cricketer Asif Ali's daughter succumbs to cancer

Leeds, May 20: Pakistan batsman Asif Ali is expected to leave the tour of England following the death of his daughter, who had been having treatment for cancer in the United States.

A statement issued by Islamabad United, the team Asif plays for in the Pakistan Super League, late Sunday said: "ISLU family pays its deepest condolences...

Dutee Chand faces expulsion from family after revealing same sex relationship

New Delhi, May 19: Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India's fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.

Dutee, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship. "I am having a relationship with...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The whopping amount of money the winner will purse

London, May 18: The upcoming ICC ODI World Cup will see the winners of the 10-team tournament earn a purse of $4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that they will lift at the Lords on July 16.

The total prize pot of $10 million will see the runners-up earn $2 million and the...

USD 575-mn Qatar World Cup stadium opens to fanfare

Al Wakrah, May 17: Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup, staging a prestigious domestic cup final in the $575 million, 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue.

The ground, designed by late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and located in a coastal town south of Doha, erupted into cheers as Emir Cup finalists Al-Sadd and Al-Duhail ran onto the...

I'm successful because Kohli gave me freedom to attack: Kuldeep Yadav

May 17: Star India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes he wouldn't have been successful at the world stage had it not been for skipper Virat Kohli, who gave him the freedom to attack.

"You need a skipper who backs you and believes in your ability to shine on the big stage. You think we could have been so successful...

China to host 2023 Asia Cup after Korea withdraws bid

Seoul, May 16: South Korea has abandoned its bid to stage football's Asian Cup in 2023, authorities said, leaving the sole other bidders China with a free run to become hosts.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said in a statement it had pulled out to "strategically focus" on a joint bid with North Korea to host the Women's World...

Chris Gayle chooses yoga over gym, hopes to carry form into final World Cup

May 16: Chris Gayle, who heads into his fifth and final World Cup, has devised his own method of staying fit at 39, a routine that has kept the 'Universe Boss' away from the gym for the last two months.

His fitness formula includes extensive yoga and massage sessions which help him recover after a long day...

India's WC squad is one quality pacer short: Gambhir

Mumbai, Mar 15: Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir feels the Indian World Cup squad is "one quality fast bowler" short.

Two-time winners India begin their campaign with a big-ticket match against South Africa on June 5 in Southampton.

"I feel Indian team lacks one more quality fast bowler. (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) need more support. You...

Afridi lambasted over sexist remarks in autobiography

Karachi, May 14: Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi batted away accusations of misogyny this week as critics lashed out at the cricket star's admission that he refuses to let his daughters play outdoor sports.

The remarks were just the latest controversy stemming from Afridi's tell-all autobiography -- "Game Changer" -- released in Pakistan and India last week....

Watson 'gave blood' for Chennai during IPL final

New Delhi, May 14: Bloodstains on the leg of Shane Watson's trousers during the IPL final as he scored a blistering 80 for Chennai Super Kings were revealed Tuesday to be from a cut that needed six stitches when he finished.

The 37-year-old Australian batsman was on the losing side in the end, but teammate Harbhajan Singh hailed Watson's...