Tag: Tests

Collingwood’s perfect moment to retire from Tests

SYDNEY - England batsman Paul Collingwood said it was time to move on and give younger players an opportunity as he announced his retirement from Test cricket on Thursday.
Collingwood, 34, has been under increasing pressure to keep his number five batting spot after a dismal run at the crease this Ashes series that has garnered just 83 runs at 13.83. Collingwood chose not to wait until the end of the Sydney Test, which is expected to finish on Friday with a huge England

Basketball star Taurasi tests positive

ISTANBUL - Top US women basketball player Diana Taurasi has failed a doping test while playing for Fenerbahce in the Turkish national league championship, the Turkish press reported on Saturday.
The reports cited the Turkish Basketball Federation as saying that Taurasi tested positive for the mild stimulant drug modafinil, which can be used to combat insomnia and other sleep-related conditions.
She has been provisionally suspended from playing while her B Sample is tested.

NZ announce team for Pakistan Tests

WELLINGTON: Uncapped wicketkeeper Reece Young was the only newcomer named Wednesday in New Zealand's team for the upcoming two-Test series against Pakistan.
Young replaced Gareth Hopkins, who had been New Zealand's preferred keeper since Brendon McCullum relinquished the gloves to play as a specialist batsman. Young has been in strong form for Auckland province in New Zealand domestic competitions while Hopkins failed with the bat during New Zealand's recent three-Test series in

India tests two nuclear-capable missiles

BHUBANESWAR: The Indian military successfully tested two short-range nuclear-capable missiles from a facility in the east of the country on Wednesday, a defence research official told AFP.
The domestically-developed Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missiles were tested as part of a routine exercise at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur-on-sea in the state of Orissa, SP Dash, the range director, said.
The Prithvi-II missile has a range of 350 kilometres and can carry a

Pakistan successfully tests Hatf-V ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Tuesday successfully conducted the training launch of the medium-range ballistic missile Hatf V (Ghauri), Inter-Services Public Relations announced.
The Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Force Command conducted the launch on the culmination of a field training exercise that was aimed at testing the operational readiness of the armed forces.
Ghauri ballistic missile is a liquid fuel missile which can carry both conventional and nuclear

Students protest against preference given to medical entry tests

Flay Punjab govt, UHS for changing admission criteria at eleventh hour
Varsity spokesman says entry test weight age given according to LHC judgment
"It's quite annoying that this year, the entry test was taken just 20 days before the announcement of result, unlike last year, when entry test was conducted after three months.
Asma Jamil
997 marks out of 1100 in the intermediate exams
"According to students, only 3,162 students out of the total 8,000