Dubai

Philander again puts pressure on number one ranked Steyn

Vernon-PhilanderDubai, Jan 7 : South Africa paceman Vernon Philander has edged closer to number-one ranked Dale Steyn in the Reliance ICC player rankings for test bowlers after his match-winning spell against New Zealand in the Cape Town Test.

The latest rankings were released on Monday following the conclusion of the Sydney Test in which Australia defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets to sweep the three-Test series. The second and final Test between South Africa and New Zealand will start on Friday 11 January in Port Elizabeth.

S.Africa looks to strengthen number one Test ranking in 2013

south-africa-cricket.jDubai, Dec 31 : South Africa will begin the New Year by aiming to strengthen its number one status on the Reliance ICC Test Championship Table, when it plays a two-match series against New Zealand from 2 January at Cape Town.

South Africa currently leads the Reliance ICC Test Championship Table with 123 ratings points and have a five point lead over second-placed England. Graeme Smith's side retained the Reliance ICC Test Championship Mace in December 2012 after it defeated Australia 1-0.

McGrath to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Glenn-McGrathDubai, Dec 31 :  The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced that former Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath will be inducted into its Cricket Hall of Fame Jan 4 during the lunch interval of the third Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney.

McGrath becomes the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame and joins fellow 2012-13 inductees West Indian Brian Lara and England's Enid Bakewell in being recognised by the ICC and the living members of the Hall of Fame.

ICC expresses sadness over Greig's death

Tony-Greig_Dubai, Dec 29 : International Crciket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson expressed his sadness on hearing the news that former England captain and commentator Tony Greig passed away in Sydney Saturday.

"This is extremely sad news for cricket and the ICC send their condolences to Tony's family and in particular his wife Vivian. Tony played a significant part in shaping modern cricket as a player in the 1970s and then provided millions of cricket lovers with a unique insight as a thoughtful and knowledgeable commentator - primarily for the Nine Network in Australia," Richardson said.

Clarke reaches 900-point landmark

Michael-Clarke_Dubai, Dec 29 : Australia captain Michael Clarke has reached a career-best 900-points in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings after his side's innings and 201 runs win against Sri Lanka in Melbourne.

Friday's win guaranteed Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Clarke began the Test on 888 ratings points and earned 12 ratings points for his knock of 106 to become only the seventh Australia batsman to achieve the rare distinction as he retained his position at the top of the batting table.

ICC expresses sadness at Tony Greig’s passing

ICC expresses sadness at Tony Greig’s passing Dubai, Dec. 29 : International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO David Richardson on Saturday expressed his sadness on hearing the news that former England captain and respected commentator Tony Greig had passed away in Sydney today.

Richardson said: "This is extremely sad news for cricket and the ICC send their condolences to Tony's family and in particular his wife Vivian.

Leaked WCIT-12 proposals aim at redefining Internet as system of government-controlled networks

Leaked WCIT-12 proposals aim at redefining Internet as system of government-controlled networksA leaked document related to the ongoing World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai has revealed that the new proposals which have been tabled at the conference chiefly aim at redefining the Internet as a system of networks which are government-controlled and state-supervised.

Real Estate Market in Mumbai Registers Decline in Valuations; Dubai Gains

Real Estate Market in Mumbai Registers Decline in Valuations; Dubai GainsThe trouble of real estate developers in big cities across India has been known to all, but the recent Knight Frank Global Cities Index has reported that residential real estate market of Mumbai has witnessed a decline.

Knight Frank Global Cities report has further indicated that the price in Dubai seen a rise of nearly four per cent. The price has also witnessed a rise in North America in the past 12 months. The price in Mumbai has seen a decline of 9.1% in the past one year.

Jet Airways Plans To Roll Out Another Flight Service To Dubai

Jet Airways Plans To Roll Out Another Flight Service To DubaiPrivate carrier Jet Airways is ready to append an additional flight on its Dubai-Mumbai way.

The airline stated that it will be taking its overall number of flights on the way to four flights daily with the extra flight functional from May 18.

Jet Airways, which recently declared extraction of its services from Johannesburg, is eyeing to redeploy capacitance on advantageous routes for its global operations.

Sunidhi Chauhan to perform in Muscat next month

Sunidhi Chauhan to perform in Muscat next monthDubai, Feb 19 : Bollywood melody star Sunidhi Chauhan is set to perform for Indian music aficionados in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, next month.

Chauhan, one of the top female playback singers from India, will perform at the City Amphitheatre on March 30.

The show is staged in Oman by the NPA Events, gulf News reported.

She is known for her famous songs such as Ruki Ruki from the movie ‘Mast’, Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan), Desi Girl (Doastana), Mehboob Mere (Fiza), Dhoom Machale (Dhoom), Kaisi Paheli (Parineeta), Beedi Jalaayile

Case against Hazare supporters dropped in Dubai

 Case against Hazare supporters dropped in Dubai Dubai, Oct 5 : The Dubai Public Prosecution has reportedly dropped the cases against five Indians who were arrested on charges of violating UAE national security laws after they organised a walk in support of anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare.

Atif Aslam to croon at Muscat’s ‘Salaam 2011’ on Oct 6

Atif Aslam to croon at Muscat’s ‘Salaam 2011’ on Oct 6Dubai, Oct 2 : Pakistani pop singer Atif Aslam is all set to rock at the ‘Salaam 2011’ concert in Muscat on October 6.

The 28-year-old singer who has already made quite a buzz in the Indi-pop scene will be churning out some of his popular Bollywood chartbuster songs as well as his album hits, at the Qurum Amphitheatre.

The tickets are priced at 5, 15 and 30 Omani riyals per head, with special VIP passes available at 40 riyals and VVIP at 60 riyals respectively, reports Gulf News.

‘Short tempered’ Maradona apologizes after kicking Dubai football club fan

 ‘Short tempered’ Maradona apologizes after kicking Dubai football club fanDubai, Sept 24: Al Wasl football club manager Diego Maradona kicked a fan, who interrupted a pre-match photo session.

The supporter was continuously lifting Maradona's banner to catch his glimpse.

The banner, which was sent to Maradona by his daughters Delma and Giannina, read: `Babu Estoy con vos te amo -Benja,' meaning `Grandfather I love you and I am with you' and was signed by his grandson Benjamin.

ICC President Pawar pays tribute to Pataudi

 ICC President Pawar pays tribute to PataudiDubai, Sep. 23 : International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar has paid tribute to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former India captain, who died aged 70 on Thursday.

ICC unveils 2012 World Twenty20 schedule

 ICC unveils 2012 World Twenty20 scheduleDubai, Sep 22: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the match schedule and unveiled the event logo of the 2012 World Twenty20, which will be staged in Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7.

Reigning champion England will start its title defence at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 21, against one of the two qualifiers for the tournament.

Stuart Broad's side will complete its opening group commitments two days later against 2007 champion India at the same venue.

Dravid retires with 118th place in ICC ODI rankings

 Dravid retires with 118th place in ICC ODI rankingsDubai, Sep 19: Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has signed off on an illustrious ODI career in 118th position in International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Player Rankings after playing his first series in two years.

Dravid had scored 128 runs in the recently-concluded five-match series against England, which earned him three places in the batting chart.

Dhoni jumps to sixth spot in ICC ODI rankings

 Dhoni jumps to sixth spot in ICC ODI rankingsDubai, Sep 19: India captain M. S. Dhoni has moved up the order in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI batsmen after producing a player of the series performance in the recently-concluded five-match series against England.

Dhoni finished the series as the leading run-getter with 236 runs at an average of little under 79.

Emirates to start two more flights to Mauritius

Emirates to start two more flights to MauritiusDubai, Sep 15 : Emirates airline will introduce two additional flights between Dubai and Mauritius, a move which will increase the service to 11 weekly flights.

The 10th frequency will be launched Nov 4 while the 11th weekly flight will start Dec 6r, increasing existing the capacity by 22 percent per week per direction.

"We are standing by the destination at a time when the international outlook for travel is uncertain," said Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' senior vice president, commercial operations, West Asia '&' Indian Ocean.

UAE-based Indian doctor publishes book on legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar

UAE-based Indian doctor publishes book on legendary singer Lata MangeshkarDubai, Apr 24 : UAE-based Indian-origin doctor Mandar Bichu has published a book on legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, encompassing her six-decade-long enigmatic career.

“Lata, Voice of the Golden Era, is the first time that the six-decade-long career of the songstress has been analysed comprehensively. Lata is in the Guinness Book of World Records for singing 26,000 songs. Lata traces her career from music composers Anil Biswas to AR Rahman," said the doctor,” the Gulf News quoted Dr Bichu, as saying.

DPW makes efforts for share consolidation

Dubai-based global ports operator DP World is mulling to get shareholder’s approval for undertaking a 1-for-20 share consolidation. The move is aimed to lift share prices for earning high revenue. Firm’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place on May 11, 2011 where the issue would be discussed.

The ports operator said in the statement, “The board believes that undertaking a 1 for 20 share consolidations will better position DP World’s share price alongside global companies with an earnings per share ratio that better reflects the value of the company.”