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Pakistan team for Blind CWC to be announced on Sep 30

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th September 2014

Pakistan team for Blind CWC to be announced on Sep 30 ISLAMABAD: The national team to feature in the Fourth Cricket World Cup of the Blind to be staged in Cape Town, South Africa from November 25 to December 9 will be announced on September 30. Two-time winner and Defending Champions Pakistan will open their World Cup campaign against arch-rivals India on November 27. Talking to...


1992 type effort needed for Pakistan to win 2015 WC: Shoaib Akhtar

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th September 2014

1992 type effort needed for Pakistan to win 2015 WC: Shoaib Akhtar ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar feels  it would take a 1992 type effort for Pakistan to win the 2015 World Cup saying currently skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is struggling for form  and tactically lacking. Shoaib said our batsmen don’t know how to build an innings, how  to stay at the wicket whilst rotating the strike and keeping...


PCB scrambles to root out “chucking”

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th September 2014

PCB scrambles to root out “chucking” KARACHI: The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan’s cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on ‘chuckers’, including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his bowling action, reported...


Players to get a salary cut, if not passed fitness test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th September 2014

Players to get a salary cut, if not passed fitness test ISLAMABAD: Pakistan players who are centrally contracted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could lose 25 percent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Mohammad Akram, the head coach at the NCA said that this week most of the contracted players and some others had...


National T20 cup shifted to Karachi

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th September 2014

National T20 cup shifted to Karachi LAHORE: The season-opening event of Pakistan’s domestic cricket, the Haier Cup National Regional Twenty-20 2014-15 has been relocated from Multan to Karachi due to recent spell of torrential rains and flooding in northern, central and southern Punjab. “Instead of September 15, the event will now commence from September 17,” said a spokesman of Pakistan Cricket...


Cricket: Pakistan’s Ajmal suspended over bowling action

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th September 2014

Cricket: Pakistan’s Ajmal suspended over bowling action KARACHI: Top-ranked Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was Tuesday suspended indefinitely from international cricket for an illegal bowling action but vowed to return in time for next year’s World Cup. The world’s leading one-day international bowler blamed the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruling on his “not usual” right elbow and said he would appeal. Ajmal, speaking...


Lahore Lions issued Indian visa for CL T20

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Lahore Lions issued Indian visa for CL T20 KARACHI: Pakistan’s Champions Lahore Lions may be able to take part in this month the Champions League Twenty20 after they were issued Indian visas, a website reported on Monday. “The uncertainty over Lahore Lions’ participation in the Champions League Twenty20 has come to an end after the team was issued their Indian visa,” it was...


Cricket: Finch takes over as Aussie T20 captain

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Cricket: Finch takes over as Aussie T20 captain SYDNEY: Top-ranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia’s new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year’s World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming the series against Pakistan in UAE. The 27-year-old...


Cricket: WIndies tighten grip on first Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Cricket: WIndies tighten grip on first Test KINGSTOWN: West Indies tightened their grip on the first Test against Bangladesh reducing the visitors to 105 for four, in reply to their first innings 484 for seven at tea on the third day at Arnos Vale Stadium on Sunday. Mominul Haque and Shamsur Rahman had revived the Bangladeshi effort in the afternoon session with...


Cricket: England bat against India in lone T20

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th September 2014

Cricket: England bat against India in lone T20 BIRMINGHAM: England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat against India in the lone Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Sunday. England gave a T20 debut to dynamic 24-year-old Surrey batsman Jason Roy. South Africa-born Roy, who came to England as a child, was making his first international appearance in any format, with...


South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets to win triangular series

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th September 2014

South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets to win triangular series HARARE: Dale Steyn ripped the heart out of Australia’s batting and Faf du Plessis came within a whisker of yet another century as South Africa cruised to a six-wicket victory to clinch the triangular series trophy on Saturday. As South Africa got the ball reversing midway through the Australian innings, Steyn swung the ball at...


Cricket: Duminy and Morkel pass fitness tests to boost South Africa

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th September 2014

Cricket: Duminy and Morkel pass fitness tests to boost South Africa HARARE: JP Duminy and Morne Morkel both passed late fitness tests to take their place in the South African side for Saturday’s one-day triangular series final at Harare Sports Club. Both players have been struggling with chronic injuries over the course of the series, which also involved Zimbabwe, with Morkel aggravating a rotator cuff tear...


Karachi Zebras, Dolphins teams named for T20 Cup

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

Karachi Zebras, Dolphins teams named for T20 Cup KARACHI: The selection committee Thursday named two Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) teams – Karachi Zebras and Karachi Dolphins for Faysal Bank Cup Twenty20 Cup being played in Multan from September 17 to 28. Teams were announced by former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif teams in consultation with the Head Coach. Both Karachi teams comprised of...


Accountability, Stability, transparency main goals in PCB: Shaharyar

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

Accountability, Stability, transparency main goals in PCB: Shaharyar KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M.Khan has said that board will be run in a democratic way and accountability, transparency, stability and continuity are top items of his agenda. “No autocratic decision will be taken and PCB will be run as per the constitution and Governing Body will take decisions,” he told...


Cricket: Botham calls for end to IPL

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th September 2014

Cricket: Botham calls for end to IPL LONDON: England great Ian Botham said Wednesday the Indian Premier League was “too powerful” for cricket’s long-term good as he called for the lucrative Twenty20 domestic tournament to be scrapped. Delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s, where he was once a ground-staff boy before going on to star at the ‘home...


Cricket: Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd September 2014

Cricket: Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI LONDON: Ian Bell has been ruled out of England’s fifth and final one-day international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The batsman’s injury was due to be assessed during practice on Thursday, but England has already decided that he will not be able to...


Taufeeq wants a team of youth and experience

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd September 2014

Taufeeq wants a team of youth and experience ISLAMABAD: Test Cricketer Taufeeq Umar believes the reason for failure of the national team in Test cricket is because the inability of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors to decide on the optimal blend of youth and experience. The current state of Pakistan’s Test batting line-up has become a reason for grave concern given the 2-0...


South Africa win toss, elect to bowl against Australia

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd September 2014

South Africa win toss, elect to bowl against Australia HARARE: AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bowl as he returned to captain South Africa against Australia in a key triangular series clash on Tuesday. De Villiers had missed South Africa’s victory over Zimbabwe on Friday through illness, but came back into the Proteas side along with Morne Morkel, as Rilee Rossouw...


Cricket: Injured Clarke returns home after Zimbabwe loss

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st September 2014

Cricket: Injured Clarke returns home after Zimbabwe loss SYDNEY: Captain Michael Clarke will return home Tuesday after aggravating a hamstring injury during Australia’s embarrassing one-day international loss to Zimbabwe in Harare, Cricket Australia said. Clarke’s sore left hamstring had kept him out of Australia’s first two games of the series, which also involves South Africa, and it flared up again in the course...


Cook wants England batsmen to serve

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st September 2014

Cook wants England batsmen to serve NOTTINGHAM: England captain Alastair Cook called on his batsmen to improve their game after India devastated England by six wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday to go 2-0 up in a five-match series. England took off with a promising opening stand between Cook (44) and Alex Hales (42) which left them well-placed at 82 without...


Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to claim series

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to claim series ISLAMABAD: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international to claim the series 2-1 at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. Score: Sri Lanka 104-3 in 18.2 overs (T. Dilshan 50 not out) v Pakistan 102 all out in...


Pakistan lost against Srilanka in 3rd ODI

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Pakistan lost against Srilanka in 3rd ODI Dambola: Pakistan was all-out after scoring only 102 runs in the third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka, Aaj News reported. The team’s captain Misbahul Haq won the toss and elected to bat. A short break was taken due to rain after the 26th over when Pakistan had already lost 8 wickets and had...


Pakistan bats against Srilanka in decider

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Pakistan bats against Srilanka in decider DAMBULLA: Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the third and decisive one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday. Pakistan lost three wickets to Sri Lanka before the end of the eight over. With the series level at 1-1, Pakistan welcomed back spin spearhead Saeed Ajmal who missed...


Australian women beat Pakistan in the fourth ODI

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th August 2014

Australian women beat Pakistan in the fourth ODI ISLAMABAD: The Australian women recorded a 37-run win over Pakistan in the fourth One Day International (ODI) of the Commonwealth Bank International Women’s Series in Brisbane on Thursday. Batting first, the Australian women set a total of 220-9 from their 50 overs, which Pakistan failed to chase down as they were bowled out for 183...


Cricket: Bangladesh bat first in Windies T20

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th August 2014

Cricket: Bangladesh bat first in Windies T20 BASSETERRE: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and chose to bat first against the West Indies in the one-off Twenty20 international at Warner Park in St Kitts on Wednesday. After being swept 3-0 in the one-day international series, the visitors brought in a number of T20 specialists for the fixture, including batsmen Shamsur Rahman...


Pakistan team not learning from basic mistakes: Wasim Bari

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th August 2014

Pakistan team not learning from basic mistakes: Wasim Bari KARACHI: Pakistan team repeatedly making basic mistakes which is the main cause of their debacle, former captain Wasim Bari said on Tuesday. “If team players are not learning from their mistakes and not rectify them, how they can hope to improve,” he told APP in a reaction to team’s 77-run loss in the second One-Day...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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