INDIA

Gadddafi Stadium hosts Eid prayers

Former Pakistan captain, Intikhab Alam. believes the huge Eid prayers gathering assembled at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Friday was the first of its kind in the region.

Dhoni to promote English football across India

India’s cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will promote English Premier League football for the sports channel, which beams the games live across the country, the channel said on Thursday.

TALKING POINT: What should an A team look like?

The Bangladesh A squad currently touring England contains only two players uncapped in any form of international cricket. The India A XI who recently played South Africa A in the tri-series contained just two non-internationals

Lie detector tests won’t end corruption alone

Lie detector tests, as suggested by Steve Waugh, are not the only solution to eliminate corruption in cricket, according to Steve Van Aperen, the polygraph expert who conducted the tests on the former Australian skipper.

NEXT BIG THING Number 2: Gary Ballance, aged 23, England

It won’t be to everyone’s taste when Zimbabwe-born Gary Ballance makes the seemingly inevitable move up to the full England international ranks. Born in Harare, he will be another ‘import’ following Pietersen, Trott, Prior et al to wear the three lions.

Rasool’s time will come with India says father

Parvez Rasool’s friends and nearby shop-keepers in Bijbehara town in Jammu and Kashmir had gathered at his residence in the morning. They had hoped Parvez’s inclusion in the final XI to-day and the father had invited them to watch the match at his residence.

Dawood Ibrahim’s whereabouts known to us claim Delhi police

Rahul Dravid and two other Indian players have been made witnesses on a Delhi police charge sheet against spot-fixers in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, according to Kailash Bisht, the Investigation Officer in Delhi police Special Cell.

LCPLt20 Big money up for grabs and a global audience to entertain

With just hours to go before the first Caribbean Premier League t20 match between the Barbados Tridents and the St Lucia Zouks gets underway in Bridgetown the tournament organisers have confirmed that the six franchises will battle it out for US$800,000 in prize money.