Kenya, the first non-Test playing nation to play in the semi-finals of a World Cup, are battling poor form, lack of sponsors and shoddy governance, and are keen on making an impact in the 10th edition of the quadrennial event starting Feb 19 in the subcontinent. Kenya, the surprise semi-finalists in 2003 in South Africa, hit a new low last year as they finished at the bottom of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World Cricket League in the Netherlands. With veteran Steve Tikolo coming out of retirement to guide the young guns, the side captained by Jimmy Kamande has vowed to leave an impression in the mega event.
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to seek drone technology from the US during his official visit to America at the end of February or in early March, a media report said. Zardari will hold meetings with President Barack Obama and other US leaders. “The president will visit the US by the end of February or in early March,” Dawn quoted presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar as saying Sunday.
Panic-stricken people rushed out of their homes – some of them reciting verses from the Quran – as a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Pakistan early Wednesday. Two women died and three people were hospitalised after suffering heart attack.
Pakistan’s one-day cricket captain Shahid Afridi feels a victory in the forthcoming six-match ODI series in New Zealand will boost the team’s confidence ahead of the World Cup. Afridi asked his team mates to do well against the Kiwis and more importantly in the World Cup starting Feb 19 in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
After raising far too many eyebrows along its 14-week run, “Bigg Boss 4″ has ended. With over-the-top cat fights, verbal abuse galore, a much publicised wedding, and romance that was often too intimate for viewers’ comfort, the season did in a way live up to its promise of being bigger. But was it better
Pakistan, which wants American drones for taking on militants, is still working on a deal with the US to acquire its own fleet of the surveillance aircraft, a media report said Friday. The drone system, for which negotiations are on between the two countries, is known as Shadow-200 and is currently used by the US Navy and the Marine Corps, Dawn News reported.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori Monday reaffirmed that he would step down from the post after the 2011 cricket World Cup. Vettori, who has opted out of the ongoing T20 Internationals against Pakistan for resting his back, said he would stand by his decision irrespective of the team’s performance in the tournament co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. “I still stand by those words of finishing up after the World Cup,” Vettori was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald
The usual frontrunners like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and even megastar Amitabh Bachchan failed to charm audiences with their big budget outings this year except for Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn who were followed by underdogs and first-timers. Here’s an list of the top actors on the basis of their box office performances: – Salman Khan: Nobody beats this “Bigg Boss” when it comes to pleasing audiences with his authenticity and irrevocable charm. Living up to his “Wanted” legacy, ‘Robinhood Pandey’ stood tall as the invincible king of Bollywood this year with his mofussil mazaa providing contemporary vintage corrupt cop saga “Dabangg” that flushed the debacle of his first release of the year “Veer” to obscurity
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt finds himself in deeper mess after the International Cricket Council (ICC) rejected his plea to put off the spot-fixing hearing slated for Jan 6-11 in Doha. In a statement early Thursday, the ICC said that after a lengthy teleconference Wednesday Michael Beloff, the chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal, has decided to reject Butt’s application for an adjournment of the full hearing. “Michael Beloff, QC, today heard an application from Salman Butt’s new legal representation for an adjournment of the full hearing into the spot-fixing charges against three Pakistan cricketers, also including Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif,” said the ICC statement.
The friendship between Pakistan and China is “evergreen” and both countries will continue to stand by each other in the future, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday. Addressing a joint session of the Pakistan parliament, Wen said Pakistan had given emergency aid to China in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in 2008, and in return the Chinese public and army made it possible for distribution of relief goods in far-flung flood-affected areas in Pakistan, Geo News reported. “Pakistan is a great nation and I feel I am at home here.