Sports World: Amir claims wicket on his return to cricket

Amir claims wicket on his return to cricket

AUCKLAND • Paceman Mohammad Amir claimed a wicket on his return to international cricket following a five-year ban in Pakistan's 16-run win over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international yesterday.

Playing his first match after being banned for taking payments to bowl no-balls, the 23-year-old claimed a wicket off his final delivery to finish on 1-31.

New Zealand were seemingly on course to reach the 172-run victory target before their chase stalled and the hosts were dismissed for 155 in exactly 20 overs.


Serie B to promote fair play with green card

ROME • The Italian Serie B is introducing a green card in an attempt to promote fair play.

The cards will be "virtual" as they will not be handed out during matches but every footballer can earn one by putting the ball out of play, assisting the referee or even admitting to diving in the penalty area.


Bizlink Centre to hold charity golf event

•To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Bizlink Centre is holding a charity golf event on March 11 at the Jurong Country Club.

The centre, a non-profit organisation that provides employment for disadvantaged people, aims to raise funds to help people with disabilities.

The guest of honour is Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean.

Flights are priced between $1,500 and $8,000. Contact Irwan Taib, Suhaimi Ismail or Rebecca Tan at 6449-5652 or for more details.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe