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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad fined after playing for Pakistan club

Kabul, Afghanistan: Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission, an Afghan official said Monday. Shahzad has been ordered to pay 300,000 Afghanis (about $4,400) and return to Afghanistan after taking part in a local tournament in Peshawar, a Pakistani city near the…

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Watch: Australia wicketkeeper misses Umar Akmal stump

In the third ODI against Australia in Perth, Umar Akmal luckily survived being stumped by Australian wicketkeeper due to misfield. Watch here…

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Former England wicketkeeper Prior retires

LONDON: Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior announced on Thursday that he has retired at the age of 33 due to injury. Prior made the last of his 79 Test appearances against India at Lord's 11 months ago before undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon. He had hoped to return to action with Sussex in this…

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England wicketkeeper set for Achilles surgery

LONDON: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior on Friday said he will have surgery on a long-standing Achilles problem next month. Prior withdrew from England duty last month in a bid to get back to full fitness as he battled Achilles, quad and hand injuries. The 32-year-old's position in England team had already come under considerable scrutiny…

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Australian wicketkeeper Haddin dropped from 1-day squad

SYDNEY: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin said Tuesday he has been dropped, not rested, from the one-day squad to face India and Sri Lanka and conceded it will be tough for him to win back his place.Selectors said they had left Haddin out of the 14-man squad for the first three games of the tri-nation series…

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England wicketkeeper Davies announces he is gay

LONDON: England wicketkeeper Steven Davies has announced he is gay, saying it was a “massive relief” to speak openly about his sexuality.Davies told the Daily Telegraph he had told his international colleagues about his sexuality after being called up for the Ashes Tour to Australia starting last year.”I'm comfortable with who I am and happy…

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Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider left for England after threats

Staff Report ABUDHABI: The missing Pakistani wicketkeeper, Zulqarnain Haider, has left secretly for England under tremendous fear after receiving threats from the unknown miscreants on Monday. The endless troubles’ row of Pakistani team continues with this latest incident of wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider’s sudden disappearance from the hotel today. According to the early reports, Zulqarnain Haider…

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