England beat Pakistan by seven wickets

England beat Pakistan by seven wickets

England rode on captain Eoin Morgan s half-century to beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in Cardiff in the only T20 Chasing a target of 174 runs, England lost Duckett early but Vince and Root got the hosts back on track. Then, Root and Morgan stitched a 65-run stand, which almost laid...

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World Cup squad for team Pakistan will be announced on April 18

World Cup squad for team Pakistan will be announced on April 18

According to sources, the national selection committee has invited 23 players for a fitness test, which will be held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on April 15 and 16 ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales this summer. The selection committee also said that the squad...

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Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

SYDNEY: Australia romped to an innings and 123-run victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth Test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from...

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Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

Ajmal urges bowlers to improve in second ODI

KARACHI: Former spin maestro Saeed Ajmal has called on Pakistan’s bowlers to deliver the goods going into the second ODI against New Zealand after they conceded more than 300 runs in the first game. The Men in Green ultimately lost that game at Wellington by 61 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method...

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4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

Police in India-held Kashmir on Sunday arrested four cricketers for playing the Pakistani national anthem before the start of a cricket match in Bandipora district, Times of India reported. The two teams that participated in the cricket match on January 4 were booked and four players were arrested for honouring...

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Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

Azhar, Fakhar hit tons in crushing win for Pakistan

NELSON: Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali both scored centuries as Pakistan cruised to a 120-run victory over New Zealand XI in their one-day tour match at the Saxton Oval here on Wednesday. The left-handed Fakhar pounded 106 from 84 balls and Azhar made 104 from 105 balls in a 206-run...

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Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

LAHORE: Almost all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises aren’t in a mood to give maximum representation to players belonging to their respective cities. And apart from a few, the 20-22 inductees in each franchise are mostly cricketers from other regions/cities plus the mandatory quota of overseas stars. For example,...

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England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

LONDON: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been withdrawn from the squad for this month’s five-match One-day International series against Australia and was replaced by batsman Dawid Malan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. Stokes, who was provisionally named in England’s squad, is awaiting a decision...

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BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

BCB revokes Sabbir’s contract

DHAKA: Bangladesh bat­s­man Sabbir Rahman has had his central contract revoked by the national board for assaulting a young cricket fan who taunted him during a match last month. The 26-year-old was also slapped with a six-month ban from the domestic game and a fine of two million taka ($24,000)...

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Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

Rain ruins second T20 in Mount Maunganui

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: The second Twenty20 Inter­national between New Zeal­and and the West Indies ended as a no-result washout at Mount Maunganui on Monday. After a 20-minute rain delay at the start, only nine overs were possible at the Bay Oval before the rain returned and the umpires, Chris Brown and...

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