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Andy Pycroft to lead seven-member team for officiating in Test series between England, Pakistan
Rawalpindi, Nov 24 (IANS) Andy Pycroft, member of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, will lead the seven-member playing control teams for the three ICC World Test Championship fixtures between Pakistan and England in December.
2022-11-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: A score between 160-170 would have been a fighting total for Pakistan, says Inzamam-ul-Haq
Lahore, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq feels that if the Babar Azam-led side would have got a score between 160-170 in the Men's T20 World Cup final against England at the MCG, it would have been a fighting total.
2022-11-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Pakistan captains Younis Khan, Abdul Hafeez Kardar inducted into PCB Hall of Fame
Lahore, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan's 2009 T20 World Cup-winning captain Younis Khan and their first Test captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar on Sunday were inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame. The duo has joined Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas in the illustrious group.
2022-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan team departs for tri-series in New Zealand; fans not enthused after loss to England
Lahore, Oct 3 (IANS) The Pakistan cricket team led by skipper Babar Azam left for New Zealand for the T20I tri-series involving the hosts and Bangladesh on Sunday night, with fans expressing mixed feelings following their 4-3 T20I series loss to England at the Gaddafi Stadium just hours before their departure.
2022-10-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Winning series decider over Pakistan a confidence boost for England ahead of T20 World Cup: Mott
Lahore, Oct 3 (IANS) England's white-ball head coach Matthew Mott believes the victory in the T20I series decider over Pakistan is a massive confidence boost for his team ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this month.
2022-10-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Moeen raises hope of Buttler playing the series-deciding game against Pakistan in Sunday
Lahore, Oct 1 (IANS) England stand-in skipper for the T20I series against Pakistan Moeen Ali raised hope that Jos Buttler could lead the side in the seventh and final T20I against Pakistan on Sunday, saying the regular captain was "feeling good" and "training a bit more".
2022-10-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Nice to see Salt remain unbeaten, finish the game off in his best innings for England: Atherton
Lahore, Oct 1 (IANS) In the sixth T20I between England and Pakistan in Lahore, batter Phil Salt's blistering 87 not out off just 41 balls helped the visitors chase down 170 and set the stage for a glittering series decider on Sunday.
2022-10-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Phil Salt praises England team-mates and management for backing him
Lahore, Oct 1 (IANS) England batter Phil Salt has praised his team-mates and management for their backing of him and giving him the needed clarity after his blistering 88 not out off just 41 balls helped the visitors chase down 170 against Pakistan in sixth T20I.
2022-10-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Liam's knock was special; took everyone by surprise: Matthew Mott
Karachi, Sep 26 (IANS) England head coach Matthew Mott praised left-arm spin all-rounder Liam Dawson's fighting cameo of 34, terming it "special" despite facing a narrow three-run defeat to Pakistan in the fourth T20I at the National Stadium.
2022-09-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf star as Pakistan seal dramatic three-run win over England
Karachi, Sep 26 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan made 88 while Haris Rauf had an exceptional time in the death overs as Pakistan sealed a dramatic three-run win over England in the fourth T20I at the National Stadium to level the seven-match series 2-2.
2022-09-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mark Wood says he is ready to play Tests after T20I bowling exploits against Pakistan
Karachi, Sep 25 (IANS) England's express pace bowler Mark Wood has declared he is keen on playing Test cricket following his match-winning performance against Pakistan in the third T20I at the National Stadium here, which helped the tourists take a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series.
2022-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Brook must be pencilled in at No. 5 in England's first T20 World Cup game: Hussain
Karachi, Sep 24 (IANS) In England's thumping 63-run win over Pakistan in the third T20I at the National Stadium, young Harry Brook sizzled with an unbeaten 81 off just 35 balls, his maiden fifty in the format and becoming one of the main architects in the visitors taking a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series.
2022-09-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Racehorse' Mark Wood will need managing, no point in pushing him: Nasser Hussain
Karachi, Sep 24 (IANS) Apart from Harry Brook and Ben Duckett shining in England's comfortable 63-run win over Pakistan in third T20I at Karachi, pacer Mark Wood made a brilliant return to international cricket after spending nearly seven months on the sidelines.
2022-09-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Have a lot of belief in each other; sometimes blind trust: Rizwan on success with Babar
Karachi, Sep 23 (IANS) With a lot of criticism around the opening pair of Pakistan captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan's batting approach, the duo countered all the unkind remarks against them with an unbeaten opening partnership, as Pakistan chased down 200 to beat England by 10 wickets and level the seven-match T20I series 1-1.
2022-09-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
I feel my over lost the game for England; was a gamble on my part: Moeen Ali
Karachi, Sep 23 (IANS) Stand-in England captain Moeen Ali believes his over, which he admitted was a "gamble", played a pivotal role in his side losing to Pakistan by 10 wickets in the second T20I at the National Stadium.
2022-09-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
England certainly not the favourites in T20 World Cup but they will be dangerous: Buttler
Karachi, Sep 21 (IANS) England white-ball skipper Jos Buttler believes England are not the favourites in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next month, saying while his side will be "dangerous", it is not a sure-shot they will lift the trophy.
2022-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Alex Hales smashes half-century on England return as Pakistan suffer loss in opening T20I
Karachi, Sep 21 (IANS) England opening batter Alex Hales, returning to the side after more than three years, blasted a half-century as the visitors defeated Pakistan by six wickets with four balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the seven-match T20I series at the National Stadium here.
2022-09-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
England coming to play gives world a message that cricket can be played easily in Pakistan: Bazid Khan
Karachi, Sep 19 (IANS) The England men's cricket team is touring Pakistan for the first time since 2005 for playing seven T20Is from September 20 to October 2, before returning to the country later in December for three Tests. England coming to Pakistan follows after Australia toured the country earlier this year, for the first time in 24 years.
2022-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Former Pak cricketer Wasim Akram to star alongside Fawad Khan in 'MBG'
Karachi, Sep 6 (IANS) Pakistani superstar Fawad Khan and former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram will be seen sharing screen space in an upcoming film titled 'Money Back Guarantee - MBG'.
2022-09-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak pace bowler Hasnain comes in as replacement for injured Afridi in Asia Cup
Lahore, Aug 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have brought in young right-arm pace bowler Mohammad Hasnain as replacement for Shaheen Afridi in the 15-member squad for the T20 Asia Cup 2022, which begins in the UAE on August 27.
2022-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Rawalpindi, Multan, Karachi to host England's first Test tour to Pakistan since 2005
Lahore, Aug 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced that Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi will be the venues when England tour Pakistan for three Tests in December.
2022-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Bulbul-e-Pakistan' Nayyara Noor passses away
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Celebrated Pakistani singer Nayyara Noor passed away in Karachi after a brief illness, her family sources said.
2022-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz
Pace bowler Naseem Shah replaces Hasan Ali in Pak squad for Dutch ODI series, Asia Cup
Lahore, Aug 3 (IANS) Fast bowler Naseem Shah has been included in place of Hasan Ali, while Salman Ali Agha, who toured England in 2021 for the ODIs, has been recalled in Pakistan's squads for the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands from August 16-21 and the ACC T20 Asia Cup to be played in the UAE from August 27 to September 11.
2022-08-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
This too shall pass. Stay strong: Babar Azam's message to Virat Kohli
Lahore, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has come out in support of the embattled Virat Kohli, whose lean patch with the bat has extended for more than two years, saying this phase too shall pass and he will come out stronger.
2022-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Legendary Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas in ICU after contracting Covid: Report
Lahore, June 22 (IANS) Legendary Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a London hospital after his health "deteriorated severely", a report in Cricket Pakistan said on Wednesday.
2022-06-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Tillakaratne meets legendary Miandad; Sri Lankan says 'wish fulfilled'
Karachi, May 31 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batter Hashan Tillakaratne, who is currently in Pakistan with his country's women's team as coach for the white-ball series, caught up with his batting hero Javed Miandad and later said he was "looking for this opportunity" for a long time.
2022-05-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pak-Sri Lanka ODI series to mark beginning of new ICC Women's Championship cycle
Karachi, May 31 (IANS) The first One-day International between Pakistan and Sri Lankan Women at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium here will mark the beginning of the ICC Women's Championship 2022/2025 cycle and the hosts would like to get a head-start in a busy season ahead.
2022-05-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
PCB quashes rumours about ODI series with West Indies getting postponed
Lahore, May 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has quashed rumours that the One-day International series against the West Indies, beginning in Rawalpindi on June 8, is getting postponed.
2022-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Bismah Maroof retained as Pakistan women's team captain for 2022/23 season
Lahore, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that Bismah Maroof has been retained as the captain of the Pakistan women's team for the 2022/23 season.
2022-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
McDonald reaffirms faith in Finch, says he's good to lead in 2022 T20 World Cup
Lahore, April 4 (IANS) Australia's interim men's coach Andrew McDonald reaffirmed his faith in the leadership qualities of limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch despite his poor form, saying that there was no conversation among the administrators to replace him ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup at home later this year.
2022-04-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Finch concedes he was well short of runs in Pak, but backs himself to emerge stronger
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) Australia limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch conceded on Sunday he was "well short of runs" in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series against Pakistan, but said he still felt he could fight back at 35.
2022-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
1st ODI: Australia thrash Pakistan by 88 runs, take 1-0 series lead
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) Australia thrashed Pakistan by 88 runs in the first ODI, to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, here on Tuesday.
2022-03-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Problems galore for depleted Australia as Agar tests positive for Covid
Lahore, March 29 (IANS) Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has tested positive for Covid-19, hours before the start of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Tuesday.
2022-03-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australia to unveil Indigenous jersey in first ODI against Pakistan
Lahore, March 29 (IANS) The Australian cricket team will make history when it steps into the Gaddafi Stadium later on Tuesday for the first of the three-match ODI series against Pakistan, as they will become the first men's side to wear Indigenous designs overseas.
2022-03-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Hazlewood again misses out as Australia retain playing XI for final Test
Lahore, March 20 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will continue to sit out as skipper Pat Cummins will go into the third and final Test against Pakistan starting on Monday at the Gaddafi Stadium here with the same eleven that played in the drawn second game at Karachi.
2022-03-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Swepson confirmed to debut in second Test: Report
Karachi, March 11 (IANS) Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins on Friday confirmed that leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson will make his Test debut against Pakistan when the second match of the series gets under way at the National Stadium on Saturday.
2022-03-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
After dull opening Test, Karachi could infuse life into Australia-Pakistan series
Karachi, March 11 (IANS) Pakistani and Australia -- the top two teams in the ICC World Test Championship standings -- will hope to infuse some life into the three-match series when the second Test commences at the National Stadium here on Saturday.
2022-03-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australia sack popular team physio Beakley, Test side touring Pakistan 'angry'
Rawalpindi, March 2 (IANS) Several Australian cricketers are reportedly unhappy with Cricket Australa's (CA) decision to remove "popular team physio David Beakley" days before the start of the crucial three-match Test series against Pakistan, beginning March 4 in Rawalpindi.
2022-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Aussies should be ready for 'exceptional challenge' in Pakistan: Watson
Rawalpindi, Feb 28 (IANS) Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said that it is going to be an "exceptional challenge" for his country's side to try and adapt to the Pakistani conditions when the three-match Test series commences in Rawalpindi on March 4.
2022-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali ruled out of first Test against Australia
Rawalpindi, Feb 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali on Sunday were ruled out of the first Test against Australia, starting on March 4 here, due to injuries.
2022-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australian cricket team lands in Islamabad amid unprecedented security arrangements
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Australian me's cricket, led by skipper Pat Cummins, touched down in Islamabad on Sunday morning for a three-match Test series beginning in Rawalpindi on March 4, marking the start of their first Test tour in nearly three years.
2022-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Rauf slaps team-mate Ghulam in PSL match, video goes viral
Lahore, Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan pace bowler Haris Rauf has reportedly been warned by match referee for slapping his Lahore Qalandars team-mate Kamran Ghulam during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) game against Peshawar Zalmi.
2022-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan cricketers condemn Faulkner's 'baseless' comments on PCB and PSL
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Several Pakistani cricketers, including Ahmad Shahzad and Shahid Afridi, among others have expressed their displeasure over Australian all-rounder James Faulkner leaving the Pakistan Super League (PSL) abruptly alleging that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not honour his "contractual agreements/payments".
2022-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan U-19 World Cup player replaces Faulkner in PSL side Quetta Gladiators
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Quetta Gladiators were quick to announce a replacement for all-rounder James Faulkner on Sunday, saying that 18-year-old Mohammad Shehzad, who recently competed in the ICC U-19 cricket World Cup, will replace the Australian for the remainder of the tournament.
2022-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Shan Masood, Haris Rauf recalled to Pak Test squad for series vs Australia
Lahore, Feb 9 (IANS) Opener Shan Masood and pacer Haris Rauf have been recalled to Pakistan's 16-member squad for Tests against Australia, starting from March 4 in Rawalpindi. Rauf, who was in the side for the Test series against South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2021 but was uncapped, has returned to replace off-spinner Bilal Asif.
2022-02-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mohammad Hasnain to remain suspended until his bowling action is cleared
Lahore, Feb 4 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will appoint a bowling consultant to help 21-year-old right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain rectify his bowling action after Cricket Australia's (CA) independent expert found his bowling action to be illegal.
2022-02-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Andy Flower leaves PSL side Sultans midway to be part of IPL mega auction: Report
Lahore, Feb 4 (IANS) One of the most successful Zimbabwe cricketers, Andy Flower has reportedly left Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Multan Sultans midway through the PSL-7 season to be in India for the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction.
2022-02-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australia's tour of Pakistan after 24 years confirmed to begin from Rawalpindi
Lahore, Feb 4 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday confirmed that Australia men's team tour of Pakistan will start with Rawalpindi hosting the first Test on March 4. It also means that Australia's first trip to Pakistan for the first time since 1998 is all set to happen.
2022-02-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19
Karachi, Jan 27 (IANS) Former a[ ll-rounder Shahid Afridi, who is representing Quetta Gladiators in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL), has tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The former Pakistan captain will quarantine himself at home following PCB's protocols and will be reintegrated into the squad after a negative test.
2022-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
7 killed, 16 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 16 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during a recent spell of heavy rains in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics