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Rogers, Dravid to star for MCC in English opener

LONDON – Australia’s Chris Rogers will captain an MCC side featuring India great Rahul Dravid against champion county Nottinghamshire, it was announced Tuesday. For the second year in a row the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season, a four-day game from March 27-30, will be played in Abu Dhabi.
“I was delighted to be invited to play in this match, and to be asked to captain is a huge honour,” said Victoria batsman Rogers, who joined Middlesex from Derbyshire in the

Matriculation English paper held at 634 centres

LAHORE – The English paper of the Matriculation examinations 2011 was held on Monday under strict vigilance at 634 centres established by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore in five districts. BISE Lahore Chairman Dr Akram Kashmiri inspected the sessions. Government Degree College, Sharaqpur, Sheikhupura centre superintendent complained that outside elements trired to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere. A control room was established in the BISE Lahore Office

English Premier League results

Played on Sunday: Liverpool 3 (Kuyt 34, 39, 65) Man Utd 1 (Hernandez 90)
Wolves 3 (Doyle 20, 40-pen, Fletcher 87) Tottenham 3 (Defoe 30, 35, Pavlyuchenko 48)
Played Saturday: Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0 Birmingham 1 (Beausejour 48) West Brom 3 (Mulumbu 47, Morrison 58, Scharner 72) Bolton 3 (Cahill 45, 75, Klasnic 86) Aston Villa 2 (Bent 15, Albrighton 64) Fulham 3 (Duff 37, 59, Zamora 89-pen) Blackburn 2 (Hanley 45, Hoilett 65) Man City 1 (Silva 38) Wigan 0 Newcastle 1 (Best 23)

Bernstein confirmed as English FA chairman

LONDON – David Bernstein was officially confirmed as the new chairman of the English Football Association on Tuesday. Bernstein, formerly chairman of Manchester City, won a unanimous vote by the FA board in December to become the permanent successor to Lord Triesman.
That vote was approved by the FA Council on Tuesday and the 67-year-old is now able to begin the job of dragging the English game’s governing body out of a period of strife. Bernstein admits he is keen to bring

English savour taste of icing on the Ashes cake

LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed England’s series win in Australia on Friday as “the icing on the cake” after the team had already ensured they would retain the Ashes.
England’s first Ashes series triumph in Australia in nearly a quarter of a century and the dominant way in which they went about it was front and back page news in Britain’s newspapers with politicians and ex-players joining in the celebrations.
“I’ve spoken to (captain) Andrew Strauss

English Premier League – Bowyer equaliser holds United to shock draw

Manchester United remained top of the Premier League but on goal difference alone after Lee Bowyer’s late equaliser gave Birmingham a 1-1 draw at St Andrews on Tuesday. It seemed as if Dimitar Berbatov’s sublime goal in the 58th minute had wrapped up all three points for United but Bowyer salvaged a share of the spoils in controversial fashion a minute from time.
There was a suspicion of handball when Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic got to Roger Johnson’s

2 games postponed in English League

LONDON – Freezing temperatures have put paid to two games in the Premier League’s traditional Boxing Day programme – Blackpool against Liverpool and Everton against Birmingham.
Overnight temperatures of minus nine degrees brought a morning pitch inspection at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road pitch, which does not have undersoil heating.
And despite covers and hot-air blowers being employed over the last few days an assessment of the playing surface showed there was no possibility

Govt to convert public sector schools English medium by June

Question hour began yesterday with the Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman put at the answering pedestal. The day was embarrassing for the minister as he was forced to apologise over various lacks in information provided by the education department on questions raised by the house.
Government schools to be English medium:
All public sector schools in Punjab would be converted into English medium by the end of this fiscal year, said the Punjab Education