Test mace and ODI shield to be presented to Ponting, Smith in Johannesburg, Mar. 23 : The presentation of the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship mace and the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship shield plus prize money cheques will be made to the captains of the Australia and South Africa teams in Johannesburg on March 25.

The ceremony will take place at the Wanderers Club and David Richardson, ICC General Manager - Cricket, will make the presentations.

UAE warns against visits to Sri Lanka, citing safety concerns

UAE warns against visits to Sri Lanka, citing safety concerns

PCB Facing Dilemma Over Sponsors For The Next Month ODI Series In Dubai

PCB Facing Dilemma Over Sponsors For The Next Month ODI Series In DubaiIt seems that Pakistan cricket problems after the 3/3 Lahore attacks on Sri Lankan cricketers are not going to be ease in the coming days as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is battling hard to find any sponsors for the up-coming ODI series against Australia scheduled in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from April 22.

PCB awaiting Younis Khan’s inputs before finalizing team for Dubai series

PCB Karachi, Mar. 20: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said the team for the Dubai series against Australia would only be announced after consulting captain Younis Khan.

"Younis is our captain and we will give his views due importance before finalising the squad," The News quoted Chief Selector Abdul Qadir, as saying.

Qadir said the board is awaiting inputs from Khan.

Pakistan is slated to host Australia in the United Arab of Emirates (UAE), where both teams will play five One-day internationals and a Twenty-20 match.

Dubai bans nudity, dancing and holding of hands

Dubai bans nudity, dancing and holding of handsDubai, Mar. 17 : The Dubai Executive Council has urged the residents of Dubai, where foreigners make up more than 80 per cent of the population, to respect the customs of the Muslim majority country and avoid inappropriate public behaviour.

Playing loud music, dancing, nudity, kissing and even holding hands in public is considered inapproppriate behaviour under new guidelines laid down by the authorities.

FINA agrees new rules for swimsuits at Rome world championships

Dubai, UAE - Swimming's ruling body FINA has agreed new standards for technical swimsuits that will be in place for this August's world championships in Rome.

The new guidelines for suit manufacturers announced in Dubai Saturday include that suits not be more than 1 millimetre in thickness or extend past the shoulders or ankles.

There is also a ban on individually tailored suits or swimmers wearing more than one technical suit at a time to take advantage of, for example, the sleekness of one suit and the buoyancy of another.

The new guidelines come as 108 world records were set in the last 12 months, leaving critics to say that swimming was becoming a technological rather than a sporting battle.