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First Pakistan super league will be held in Qatar next year

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2015

First Pakistan super league will be held in Qatar next year WEB DESK: The first Pakistan Super Premier League will held in Qatar in which five teams will participate in 24 matches from February 4 to 24. According to the Chairman of Pakistan super league council Najam Sethi, the victory price of the championship will be $1,000,000. Except for Indian players, well known players from all...


Boxer Amir Khan meet Shahid Afridi

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Boxer Amir Khan meet Shahid Afridi WEB DESK: Boxer Amir Khan on a visit to Karachi met Shahid Afridi. The two posted pictures of their visit on social media site Twitter. Shahid Afridi posted that it was nice meeting the boxer in...


Ashes win lifts England to 3rd spot ahead of Pakistan in ICC Test Rankings

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Ashes win lifts England to 3rd spot ahead of Pakistan in ICC Test Rankings KARACHI: England has vaulted three places to third in the ICC Test Team Rankings after reclaiming the Ashes 3-2,International Cricket Council announced on Monday. England had started the series in sixth position and has leapfrogged Pakistan, New Zealand and India into third place following victories in the Cardiff Test (by 169 runs), Edgbaston Test (by...


Pak-India series matter of both countries cricket boards, Zaheer Abbas

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Pak-India series matter of both countries cricket boards, Zaheer Abbas LAHORE: President, International cricket council, Zaheer Abbas Monday said that Pak-India cricket series was an internal matter of both the cricket boards and ICC could not play a role in this regard. “It is imperative that both the countries should play cricket and if these two neighboring countries play cricket it will help in bettering...


Cricket: Five-star Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 24th August 2015

Cricket: Five-star Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series COLOMBO: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin caused a dramatic Sri Lanka collapse as India completed a crushing 278-run victory in the second Test in Colombo on Monday to level the three-match series. Ashwin grabbed five for 42 as Sri Lanka, set an improbable victory target of 413 runs, were shot out for 134 in their second innings...


Streaky Sangakkara fights in his last Test

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Streaky Sangakkara fights in his last Test COLOMBO: Kumar Sangakkara survived a torrid start in his final Test to help Sri Lanka recover in the second Test against India at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday. Sangakkara was unbeaten on 29 as the hosts, replying to India’s first innings total of 393, went to tea on the second day at...


South Africa’s Amla hits century to end lean spell

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South Africa’s Amla hits century to end lean spell WEB DESK: Hashim Amla ended the longest lean spell of his international career when he hit a century in the first one-day international against New Zealand at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Amla (124) and Rilee Rossouw (89) shared a second-wicket partnership of 185 as South Africa scored 304 for seven after being sent in to...


Misbah meets Shahbaz

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Misbah meets Shahbaz LAHORE: Pakistan Test Cricket Team Captain Misbah ul Haq on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz  Sharif. Matters regarding promotion of cricket in the country were came under discussion during the meeting. The chief minister said the government was providing all-out assistance to sports organisations. He said sportsmen were being encouraged at all level so...


England field against Australia

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England field against Australia LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field against Australia in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Thursday. A green-tinged pitch and overcast skies offered encouragement to England’s pacemen who had twice skittled Australia cheaply in their last two first innings this series. This was especially the...


England’s Anderson ruled out of final Ashes test

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England’s Anderson ruled out of final Ashes test LONDON: England fast bowler James Anderson will not play in the final Ashes test against Australia at The Oval due to a side strain, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday. The 33-year-old, England’s leading test wicket taker, missed the fourth match at Trent Bridge which the hosts won by an innings and 78 runs to...


Anwar Ali, from child labourer to Pakistan’s latest star

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Anwar Ali, from child labourer to Pakistan’s latest star KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Anwar Ali, who once ironed socks for a living as a teenage factory labourer, may have finally found his feet in international cricket after years of unfulfilled promise. Anwar smashed a 17-ball 46 with four towering sixes and three fours to help Pakistan clinch a last-gasp over win in the second Twenty20...


Afridi makes it 20 most charitable athletes list

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Afridi makes it 20 most charitable athletes list WEB DESK: Shahid Afridi has made it to the top 20 charitable athletes of 2015. The list has been prepared by Dosomething.org, according to the Shahid Afridi Foundation. The Shahid Afridi Foundation aims to improve and enrich the lives of underprivileged. “All over the world, athletes are using their platforms to rally fans around important...


Cricket: New Zealand bat against South Africa

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th August 2015

Cricket: New Zealand bat against South Africa CENTURION, South Africa: New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat in the second and final Twenty20 international at Super Sport Park on Sunday. AB de Villiers again captained South Africa, with regular T20 captain Faf du Plessis not fully recovered from a knee injury which kept him out of the first match, which...


Junaid optimistic of performing well against England

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Junaid optimistic of performing well against England ISLAMABAD: Fast bowler Junaid Khan is wishful to perform well against England saying if given a chance, he will prove his selection right. Talking to a TV channel, he said he was fit and preparing well for series against England, adding, “Right now I am playing county cricket in England while representing Middlesex to regain...


Sarfraz to lead Pakistan ‘A’ against England Lions

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Sarfraz to lead Pakistan ‘A’ against England Lions ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday said Sarfraz Ahmed is likely to lead the Pakistan A team in the series against England Lions to be played in the UAE this December. Talking to APP, a PCB official said Sarfraz will captain the Pakistan A team in the series against England Lions. “If Sarfraz will...


Worker-inspired New Zealand outclass Zimbabwe

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Worker-inspired New Zealand outclass Zimbabwe HARARE: George Worker hit an aggressive half-century on his New Zealand debut as Zimbabwe were severely outclassed in Sunday’s one-off Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club. The left-handed Worker smashed 62 from just 38 balls as New Zealand posted 198 for five, equalling the highest score in a T20 international in Zimbabwe, before the hosts...


Inzamam all-praise for Younis Khan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th August 2015

Inzamam all-praise for Younis Khan WEB DESK: Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq gives tributes to batsman Younis Khan and said his performance was exemplary for the youngsters. According to local media reports Inzamam said, “Younis has played a lot of cricket with me and he is no doubt a great cricketer. I still remember his brilliant innings of 267 against India at...


T20 format is for youngsters: Younis Khan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2015

T20 format is for youngsters: Younis Khan ISLAMABAD: Former Captain Pakistan cricket team Younis Khan believes that Twenty20 cricket format is for youngsters and they should be given more chances as well. Talking to private news channel, Younis, who led Pakistan to victory in the Twenty20 World Cup in 2009, said that is why he decided to quit the post after clinching...


Australia 60 all out against England

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2015

Australia 60 all out against England NOTTINGHAM: England’s Stuart Broad took eight wickets as Australia, after losing the toss, sensationally collapsed to 60 all out on the first day of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Fast-medium bowler Broad’s Test-best return of eight for 15 in 9.3 overs, after England won the toss on his Nottinghamshire home ground, started...


Sarfarz Ahmed next T20 captain, Waqar Younis

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Sarfarz Ahmed next T20 captain, Waqar Younis WEB DESK: Pakistan’s Head Coach Waqar Younis announced that Sarfaraz Ahmed will be the next Twenty 20 captain and the decision to keep him out of the Sri Lankan series was not part of a conspiracy. While talking to the BBC Urdu, Younis clarified that he does not make every decision alone for the team....


Not a targeted attack on Waseem Akram; police

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Not a targeted attack on Waseem Akram; police KARACHI: An unidentified man opened fire on Pakistan legendry fast bowler Waseem Akram’s car after a verbal brawl, when the man rammed his vehicle into Waseem’s car near National Stadium, here on Wednesday. However, Wasim remained unhurt. As per details, the incident occurred near Karsaaz area, when the former legendary cricketer was on the way...


Unknown men fire at cricketer Waseem Akram’s car

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th August 2015

Unknown men fire at cricketer Waseem Akram’s car KARACHI: Unknown gunmen opened fire on cricketer Waseem Akram’s car passing through Karsaz Road, Aaj news reported. The cricketer did not suffer any injuries. Akram said that before his the incident occurred, a car tried to hit my...


Sethi also surprised with dropping of Sarfraz in T20I

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd August 2015

Sethi also surprised with dropping of Sarfraz in T20I KARACHI: Chairman of Executive Committee of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi like everybody was also surprised with the dropping of Vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed from the both the Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka. “It was heartening and encouraging that Pakistan won a thriller against Sri Lanka,” Najam Sethi commented on a private television channel on...


Saqlain asks batsmen to seek guidance from Miandad, Inzamam

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd August 2015

Saqlain asks batsmen to seek guidance from Miandad, Inzamam ISLAMABAD: Former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has asked Pakistan’s young guns to get the knowledge of staying at the wicket and playing longer innings from cricket legends Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq. “Our young players such as Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail and Umar Akmal have great potential. There is no doubt about that. But they must learn...


Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in second T20 match

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st August 2015

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in second T20 match COLOMBO: Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by one wicket in the second and final Twenty20 international in Colombo on Saturday to win the series 2-0. Chasing Sri Lanka’s 172-7, Pakistan recovered from 40-5 in the eighth over to surpass the target with four deliveries to spare at the Premadasa stadium. Pakistan, who won the first match...


Sri Lanka make 172-7 in Pakistan T20 match

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Sri Lanka make 172-7 in Pakistan T20 match COLOMBO: Aggressive batting by debutant Shehan Jayasuriya and Chamara Kapugedera lifted Sri Lanka to 172-7 in the second and final Twenty20 international against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday. Jayasuriya, a 23-year-old left-hander unrelated to Sri Lanka’s former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, smashed three fours and two sixes in his 32-ball 40 before he was fifth out....


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