In a bid to curb indiscipline on the field during the new domestic football season, the Omantel Professional League (OPL) has recommended stringent monetary penalty for errant players, with the punishment to be dealt being based on the number of yellow and red cards the players receive.
Al Arouba, the defending OPL champion, will begin its title defence with an away game as it takes on hosts Salalah at the Saada Sports Complex on August 20, a day after the 2015-16 OPL begins.
Fresh from victory in Act 5 of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg, Germany, Leigh McMillan’s crew on board The Wave, Muscat travelled 100km north this week to the German port of Kiel for the third round of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour with high hopes of taking a second victory on board Sultanate of Oman. The action begins on Thursday.
Just a few days after competing in one of the most challenging races of his motor racing career, Omani race driver Ahmad al Harthy returns to competitive action on August 1-2, with round six of the British GT Championship taking place at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Fawkham, UK.
Ten overseas players from the GCC countries, Yemen, India and Syria have confirmed their participation so far in the Salalah International Chess Championship, to be hosted by the Oman Chess Committee (OCC) at Salalah Plaza Hotel from August 3-6.
Some of them haven't slept for days on end. A few of them are so delirious still that they wouldn't mind dancing the next few nights away.
First, it was Khawar Ali. His father passed away back in Pakistan shortly after the tournament began, following a massive heart attack, and the player had to rush home. Five days later, it was the turn of Oman skipper Sultan Ahmed.
Oman fast bowler Munis Ansari and middle-order batsman Jatinder Singh have been named in the playing XI announced by ESPNcricinfo following the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.