SHARJAH

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah December 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • Brendon McCullum hails 'band of brothers' after Hughes tragedy December 1, 2014

    Sharjah: Skipper Brendon McCullum hailed New Zealand's "not so easy" series-levelling win in the third Test against Pakistan on Sunday in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 in a Test overshadowed by...
  • New Zealand level Test series with facile win over Pakistan November 30, 2014

    Emotional New Zealand completed an innings and 80-run win over Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, to level the three-match series 1-1. Seamer Trent Boult took 4 for 38 and Mark Craig 3 for 109 which overshadowed Asad Shafiq's career best 137 as Pakistan were dismissed...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 5 November 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Brendon McCullum smashed a double-hundred but Kane Williamson missed his by eight runs as New Zealand posted their highest total against Pakistan in the third Test in Sharjah on Saturday. McCullum hit 202 while Williamson made 192...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The start of the second day's play was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281...
  • Play suspended in Pakistan-NZ 3rd Test after Phil Hughes' death November 27, 2014

    The start of the second day's play in the third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. The Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket agreed to delay the start of play and will decide the...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of Sharjah conditions November 24, 2014

    Sharjah: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson warned his team needed to be at their best to compete on a flat Sharjah pitch where they meet Pakistan in the third and final Test from Wednesday. New Zealand seek a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Abu Dhabi by 248 runs...
  • Indian died after falling from 16th floor in UAE October 22, 2014

    Dubai: A 33-year-old Indian man has died after falling from the balcony of his 16th floor apartment in Sharjah, the fourth such accident in the past five days. The incident took place on Tuesday morning. The police are investigating whether it was a suicide pact or the victim fell accidently...
  • Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah October 20, 2014

    Sharjah: A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported Monday. "The missing eight-year-old girl was spotted by a passerby near Joy Alukkas Centre in Rolla," Khaleej Times quoted her father...
  • Sharjah tourism to conduct road shows in 5 Indian cities September 14, 2014

    Dubai: Seeking to attract Indian tourists to some of its exotic locations, Sharjah will organise tourism road shows across five cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, from Monday. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority will conduct road shows in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore as part of its efforts...
  • Kerala: Gold rods, sheets seized from air passenger June 19, 2014

    Kochi: Nearly 700 grams of gold allegedly smuggled in different forms were seized by customs personnel from a passenger who arrived at the airport from Sharjah on Thursday. The passenger had kept concealed two sixinches long gold rods and four gold sheets, totally weighing 699.5 grams and valued at about Rs...
  • Indian man found dead in Sharjah police station May 30, 2014

    Dubai: A 20yearold Indian man being held at a Sharjah police station for alleged involvement in theft was found hanging in his cell in an apparent suicide, police said. The victim reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at the Al Gharb Police station in Sharjah on Thursday, a police official...
  • Indian found dead under mysterious circumstances in UAE May 19, 2014

    Dubai: A 30yearold Indian man in the UAE has been found dead on a boat under mysterious circumstances. The body of MSH, identified only by his initials, was found on the boat by some workers in Sharjah on Sunday, Gulf News reported. Police and CID officials recovered the body from the scene...
  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from Sharjah...
  • India beat West Indies by 46 runs to finish fifth in U-19 World Cup February 27, 2014

    Sharjah: India finished fifth in the Under-19 World Cup after a strong batting effort saw them overcome the West Indies by 46 runs in a high-scoring classification match on Thursday. In the fifth/sixth position play-off match, India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul's century to emerge victorious at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Opting to bat...
  • 3rd Test: Azhar Ali leads Pakistan's dramatic win over Sri Lanka January 20, 2014

    Sharjah: Azhar Ali hit a superb century as Pakistan notched a thrilling fivewicket victory against Sri Lanka by scoring a rapid 302 for 5 in the third Test on Monday to level the series 11. Ali blazed 103 off 137 balls with six fours and captain MisbahulHaq remained unbeaten on 68...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2 January 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal picked up two wickets in the last session to restrict Sri Lanka to 220 for 5 at stumps on the first day. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene scored 52 and 47 respectively to put...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1 January 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: Pakistan dropped Hafeez and Rahat Ali, while injury ruled out Bilwal Bhatti. Abdur Rehman, Azhar and Mohammad Talha came in. Sri Lanka made one change, giving a Test debut...
  • Indian held at Sharjah Airport while trying to smuggle gold January 12, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man was on Saturday arrested at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates while trying to smuggle out 12 gold biscuits to India. The suspect, who was identified Gh.R.A. was nabbed by customs officers at the airport. He was heading to India according to an official spokesperson...
  • Sanju Samson's family owe everything to Rahul Dravid January 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Samson family here owes the phenomenal growth of their cricketer son Sanju to former India captain Rahul Dravid. The Samsons are basking in glory after Sanju smashed a quickfire century in Sharjah Saturday to help India beat Pakistan in the final and win the Under19 Asia Cup. "It was Dravid...
  • 22yearold Indian student found dead in Sharjah December 25, 2013

    A 22yearold Indian woman student was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Sharjah, prompting the UAE police to launch a probe. The student's father told police he was shocked to discover his only child hanging from a rope in her bedroom at 2pm on Sunday. He was later taken into police...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Sharjah December 18, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq have won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the first oneday international in Sharjah. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two subcontinent powerhouse, face each other in the first of the fiveODI series in...
  • Afghanistan brace for historic Pakistan Twenty20 December 8, 2013

    Sharjah: Afghanistan will get another boost as a fledgling cricketing nation when they play former world champions Pakistan for the first time in a Twenty20 international in Sharjah on Sunday. The Afghans learnt the game in Pakistan as refugees during the Russian invasion of their country in 1979 and have...
  • South Africa eye winning start against Pakistan October 29, 2013

    Sharjah: South African captain AB de Villiers vowed to attack Pakistan for a winning start at the opening oneday match in Sharjah on Wednesday despite his team being down two key playmakers. South Africa are missing both star batsman Hashim Amla and spearhead Dale Steyn for the first two matches of...
  • Dawood entered India's dressing room in Sharjah: Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Vengsarkar said the fugitive gangster was introduced by the famous actor Mehmood as a businessman. ...
  • Dawood offered cars to Indian cricketers in 1986, reveals Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Former skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday made a startling revelation about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim entering the Indian team dressing room and offering the players cars if they beat Pakistan in the final of the Sharjah tournament in 1986. Vengsarkar claimed that Dawood had walked into the team's dressing room...
  • Afghanistan want direct passage to World Cup: Coach September 30, 2013

    Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is backing his team to clinch backtoback wins over Kenya in Sharjah on Wednesday and Friday and seal direct qualification for a maiden outing at the World Cup. "It is very important for us to qualify directly, otherwise there would be extra pressure on the boys to...
  • SpiceJet starts Pune-Sharjah flight; eyes pact with Air Arabia September 20, 2013

    Pune: Budget carrier SpiceJet, which Friday announced the launch of Pune-Sharjah flight from Saturday, said it is in talks with Air Arabia for an "interline arrangement". In aviation parlance, an "interline arrangement" is a deal under which the same ticket covers different legs of the journey flown by different airlines. "We are...
  • UAE to host International Conference for Plastics Conversion August 26, 2013

    The Expo Centre Sharjah will play host to the fifth International Conference for Plastics Conversion, the high-profile industry gathering of plastic converters scheduled for 2014, an official release said on Sunday. GPCA PlastCon 2014 will be organised in association with Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association here from April 7 to 10...