Sethi further revealed that the foreign players are expected to receive 50% above their usual fee for the match in Pakistan as added incentive
Smith wants to emulate the Australian teams of the past which have had stupendous record in ICC events.
The HPCA's new stadium at Gumma in Shimla district will be inaugurated by its former president Anurag Thakur.
By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton staked out the boundaries of Formula One's psychological battleground on Wednesday by saying he would not seek to play with title rival Sebastian Vettel's mind outside of the car. Ferrari's Vettel, a four times world champion, heads into the weekend's showcase Monaco Grand Prix with a six point lead over Mercedes' triple title winner Hamilton after two race wins apiece in 2017. "I take a lot of pride in the fact that I am very strong mentally and I think that's something you can admire about someone else that you're fighting, like Sebastian," Hamilton told reporters.
England skipper Eoin Morgan rose to his sides' rescue to anchor their faltering innings along with a blitz by Moeen Ali that saw the hosts post 339 for 6 against South Africa.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame has made changes to its induction policies, including a fan vote and automatic ballot inclusion for players who met certain criteria during their careers, it announced on Wednesday. Rather than needing approval from a nominating committee, players will appear on the ballot starting with the Class of 2018 if they have won five major singles titles or three major singles titles with at least 13 weeks as world number one. In doubles, a player must have 12 major doubles titles and have been world number one for a minimum of 52 weeks, or have won 15 majors to get automatic inclusion.
By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Jenson Button had a choice between quaffing champagne and entertaining McLaren team sponsors or racing in Sunday's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. "I was going to be here anyway, and instead of sitting around drinking champagne I can actually do what I’m supposed to do and that’s race cars for a living," the 2009 world champion told reporters in the principality on Wednesday. "(It's a) very exciting position to be in -- a challenge, but a good one." Button, who stood down as a race driver at the end of last season while retaining a role as a McLaren 'ambassador', is returning this weekend while Spaniard Fernando Alonso competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day.
Islamabad United coach Dean Jones on Wednesday testified at a tribunal hearing spot-fixing charges against Sharjeel Khan, saying two dot balls played by the batsman during a Pakistan Super League match were not suspicious from a cricketing perspective.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad retained his purple cap with 26 wickets in the season including his career best figures in T20 cricket.
Dublin, May 24, 2017 (AFP) - Bangladesh took a huge step towards qualifying for the 2019 World Cup with a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the tri-series finale on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, PCB called Haris Sohail, left-handed batsman Umar Amin and right-handed batsman Asif Zakir at the National Cricket Academy ( NCA), Lahore to participate in the fitness test
Leeds, United Kingdom, May 24, 2017 (AFP) - First innings scoreboard in the day/night first one-day international between England and South Africa at Headingley on Wednesday:
By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and other drivers will race in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix with tributes to those who were killed and injured in the Manchester bomb attack. The sport's organisers are also planning a minute's silence before the showcase race, a source told Reuters, with the 10 teams putting the #Manchester hashtag on their cars. "We will definitely have a tribute to them on the car," Mercedes driver Hamilton told reporters on Wednesday.
India have been the dominant side in the World T20 and the 50-over World Cup, leading Pakistan 11-0. However, in the Champions Trophy, Pakistan have a superior record with two wins against India's one.