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Cricket: Cook quit thoughts no surprise to England coach

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th August 2014

Cricket: Cook quit thoughts no surprise to England coach LONDON:England coach Peter Moores said Monday he understood why Alastair Cook thought of standing down as captain before leading the team to Test series glory against India. England’s 3-1 win in a five-match series was completed in dominant style with a crushing innings and 244-run win over India inside three days at The Oval on...


Shaharyar elected PCB Chairman unopposed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

Shaharyar elected PCB Chairman unopposed KARACHI: Shaharyar Muhammad Khan was elected as the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday unanimously,an announcement by PCB said. “Under Paragraph 7 (2) & (3) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)Constitution 2014, a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BOG) of PCB for the election of Chairman PCB was held on Monday...


Azhar to raise money for mental health patients

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

Azhar to raise money for mental health patients ISLAMABAD:Former cricketer Azhar Mahmood will be raising money from a charity event to be held on August 19 at London to support mental health patients in South Asia from countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh,Sri Lanka, and India. Azhar Mahmood, who has played 21 Tests for Pakistan, scoring 900 runs and taking 39 wickets, said mental health...


Ajmal warned for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

Ajmal warned for breaching ICC Code of Conduct ISLAMABAD: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded and warned for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the fourth day’s play in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) on Sunday. Saeed was found to have breached Article...


Cricket: Sri Lanka’s Jayawardene ends Test career on a high

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

Cricket: Sri Lanka’s Jayawardene ends Test career on a high COLOMBO:Mahela Jayawardene ended his 17-year Test career on a victorious note Monday as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0. The 37-year-old, who had retired from Twenty20 internationals after Sri Lanka’s title-winning campaign in the World T20 in April, will now play only one-day...


Ajmal warned for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

Ajmal warned for breaching ICC Code of Conduct ISLAMABAD: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded and warned for a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the fourth day’s play in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) on Sunday. Saeed was found to have breached Article...


Cricket: Pakistan need 271 to win Sri Lanka Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th August 2014

Cricket: Pakistan need 271 to win Sri Lanka Test COLOMBO: Pakistan were set a target of 271 to win the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday and draw the two-match series 1-1. The hosts were bowled out for 282 in their second innings just before tea on the fourth day. Skipper Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 43. Seamer Wahab Riaz and...


Cricket: Pakistan bounce back as Jayawardene falls for 54

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th August 2014

Cricket: Pakistan bounce back as Jayawardene falls for 54 COLOMBO: Mahela Jayawardene was dismissed  for 54 in  his last Test innings as Pakistan kept themselves in the hunt to force a series-levelling win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday. Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal grabbed three wickets in the morning session of the fourth day’s play to leave Sri Lanka on...


Cricket: Injured Watson out of Zimbabwe ODI series

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th August 2014

Cricket: Injured Watson out of Zimbabwe ODI series BRISBANE, Australia- Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has pulled out of the tour of Zimbabwe with an ankle injury and has been replaced by Phil Hughes, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. The injury-prone Watson sprained an ankle after stepping on a ball during training in Brisbane on Saturday, CA said. “Shane today sprained his right ankle...


Sethi sees Shahryar as next PCB chief

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th August 2014

Sethi sees Shahryar as next PCB chief ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi hopes that Shahryar Khan gets elected as the next PCB chief saying his vast cricket and diplomatic experience will be an asset to the board. Sethi said the next Chairman who so ever gets elected should follow the merit-based yardsticks he had left behind.Speaking about the...


Misbah-ul-Haq should change his batting position: Yousaf

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th August 2014

Misbah-ul-Haq should change his batting position: Yousaf ISLAMABAD:Legendary batsman Mohammad Yousuf asked Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to change batting position in one-day internationals. Talking to Private news channel, Yousaf said that Pakistan need to do well in the next World Cup and for that Misbah has to change his batting position and lead the team by example. He said that Misbah should bat at...


Misbah-ul-Haq should change his batting position: Yousaf

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th August 2014

Misbah-ul-Haq should change his batting position: Yousaf ISLAMABAD: Legendary batsman Mohammad Yousuf asked Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to change batting position in one-day internationals. Talking to Private news channel, Yousaf said that Pakistan need to do well in the next World Cup and for that Misbah has to change his batting position and lead the team by example. He said that Misbah should bat...


Cricket: Sri Lanka beat the rain to down Pakistan in first Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th August 2014

Cricket: Sri Lanka beat the rain to down Pakistan in first Test Retiring Mahela Jayawardene took on the unusual role of opening batsman to hand Sri Lanka a thrilling seven-wicket victory on the final day of the first Test against Pakistan in Galle on Sunday. The hosts, needing 99 to win in a minimum of 21 overs, beat fading light and approaching rain to cruise home in...


Umar Gul confident of early comeback after knee injury

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th August 2014

Umar Gul confident of early comeback after knee injury PESHAWAR: Pacer Umar Gul Friday expressed confidence to stage an early comeback to the international cricket after underwent a knee surgery in Australia in May this year. This he said while talking to APP here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium where he captained the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa XI team in the Jashan-e-Azadi Twenty20 Cricket match against Kamran-led...


England 237-6 against India

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th August 2014

England 237-6 against India MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: England were 237 for six in reply to India’s first innings 152, a lead of 85 runs, at tea on the second day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Friday. Joe Root was 48 not out and Jos Buttler 22 not out when rain stopped play at 2:15pm local time (1315...


Cricket: Pakistan v Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th August 2014

Cricket: Pakistan v Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard GALLE, Sri Lanka: Scoreboard at lunch on the third day Cricket: Pakistan v Sri Lanka first Test scoreboardof the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Galle on Friday: Pakistan 1st innings: 451 (Younis Khan 177, Asad Shafiq 75, Sarfraz Ahmed 55, Abdur Rehman 50, Dilruwan Perera 5-137, Rangana Herath 3-116) Sri Lanka 1st...


Cricket: Pakistan bat against Sri Lanka in first Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2014

Cricket: Pakistan bat against Sri Lanka in first Test GALLE  Sri Lanka:Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. The start was delayed by 30 minutes due to a wet outfield caused by overnight rain. Bad weather has been forecast on all five days of the Test.Both teams went in with...


Pakistan’s chances hinges on batting, mindset: Rashid Latif

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th August 2014

Pakistan’s chances hinges on batting, mindset: Rashid Latif KARACHI: Pakistan chances of winning their first series against Sri Lanka in their home ground for the first time in eight year hinges on the performance of batsmen and on their mindset. These views were expressed by former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif in an interview to APP here on Monday. “Pakistan batting had always been...


South Africa´s Kallis ends international career

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st July 2014

South Africa´s Kallis ends international career JOHANNESBURG: South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. The 38-year-old, South Africa´s all-time leading Test scorer with 13,174 runs, had already brought the curtain down on his Test career in December. His decision means he will no longer be available for the Proteas´ one day and...


New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for match-fixing

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 31st July 2014

New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for match-fixing New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year. The Match-Fixing Bill, introduced to parliament Thursday with unanimous political support, would apply the lengthy sentences to anyone caught trying...


Cricket: Sri Lanka opt to bat in second South Africa Test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th July 2014

Cricket: Sri Lanka opt to bat in second South Africa Test COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in the series-deciding second and final Test against South Africa at the SSC ground in Colombo on Thursday. South Africa remained unchanged from the side that won the first Test in Galle by 153 runs while the hosts made three changes to...


Cricket: South Africa bat in first Test against Sri Lanka

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2014

Cricket: South Africa bat in first Test against Sri Lanka GALLE, Sri Lanka- South Africa captain Hashim Amla won the toss and chose to bat in the first Test against Sri Lanka that began at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday. Amla is leading the Test team for the first time, having been named captain in June following Graeme Smith’s retirement from the game. Amla...


Woman Cricketer Halima Rafiq commits suicide

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

Woman Cricketer Halima Rafiq commits suicide MULTAN: 17-year-old girl, woman cricketer, Halima Rafiq, who raised her voice against the harassment issue against The Multan Cricket Board committed suicide, Aaj News reported. According to the reports, the family claimed that Halima after highlighting the harassment issue on the media was being threatened continuously. The family further revealed that Under-19 female cricketers were...


Hashim Amla, victory chaser scores 75 runs against Sri Lanka

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th July 2014

Hashim Amla, victory chaser scores 75 runs against Sri Lanka Colombo: Hashim Amla chased a major victory for South Africa in first ODI by scoring 75 runs against Srilanka on Monday, Aaj News reported. According to the sources, Sri Lanka had to chase the target of 305 runs in pursuit of which the experienced Kumar Sangakkara scored 88 runs, but in exchange of 13 runs...


Zaheer Abbas backs Misbah as captain for World Cup

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th July 2014

Zaheer Abbas backs Misbah as captain for World Cup KARACHI: Former skipper Zaheer Abbas has backed Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain of Pakistan team for next year’s Cricket World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. “Misbah had been doing well, consistent and fit to lead the team in the prestigious event,” he told APP in an interview at the National Stadium here on Friday....


Cricket: Match-fixer Vincent tells of bat attack fears

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd July 2014

Cricket: Match-fixer Vincent tells of bat attack fears WELLINGTON- Disgraced former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent said Thursday his match-fixing boss threatened him with a cricket bat after an attempt to rig a game backfired, costing crooked bookies a fortune. Vincent, who received a life ban from cricket this week after admitting to fixing, said the incident occurred in 2008 during a match...


 
 
 



 
 



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