Sarfaraz Ahmed and Jason Holder attend a press conference on Thursday. AFP
As an ardent cricket lover I am dismayed with the ongoing World Cup. The assumption that the new round-robin format which has teams playing at least nine matches each would have fans glued to their TV sets, is not holding ground (“Warner makes hay to hit WC top score as Tigers fall short,” June 21, Gulf Today).
Passionate fans from both sides of cricket’s fiercest rivalry preached sporting peace after India’s World Cup thrashing of Pakistan on Sunday in front of an estimated global TV audience of a billion people.
Hosts England will aim to carry on their winning streak with a hat-trick when they meet minnows Afghanistan in the World Cup 2019 group affair at the Old Trafford here on Tuesday.
Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges, US prosecutors have announced.
With skateboarding making its Olympic debut in Japan next year, Cuban skateboarders are hoping their sport will finally be accepted at home.
Retired superstar Floyd Mayweather has been named "special advisor" to China's boxing team as they look to improve their medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese Boxing Federation said.