1st Test: England beat Pakistan by three wickets

MANCHESTER: England beat Pakistan by three wickets to win the first Test at Old Trafford on Saturday in dramatic fashion. As per details, England team, set a stiff 277 to win, were struggling at 117-5 on the fourth day. But

England includes pacer Robinson in squad for second test

MANCHESTER: Pacer Ollie Robinson, who was part of the Sussex squad, will join the England squad ahead of next week’s second Test against Pakistan at Southampton. According to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the fast bowler has been withdrawn

Five Indian hockey players contract COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Five Indian hockey players, including captain Manpreet Singh, have tested positive for coronavirus. According to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), the players and captain contracted the virus at the team’s training base in Bengaluru and the number of

Steps are being taken to promote sports in Punjab: Adnan Arshad

LAHORE: Director General Sports Punjab, Adnan Arshad Aulakh has said that all possible steps are being taken to promote sports in remote areas of Punjab as per the sports vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. During a visit to Mianwali

England’s limited-overs tour of India postponed

LONDON: England’s limited-overs tour to India, scheduled to take place in September and October, has been postponed due to disruption caused by coronavirus pandemic. A programme of three ODIs and three T20I games would have been served as preparation for

PCB announces 50 percent bonus for ground staff

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced financial rewards for those who worked tirelessly during the fifth edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League. According to a statement, PCB Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer said, “The ground staff has

Former cricketers express displeasure with Sarfaraz carrying drinks

LAHORE: Former cricketers and fans have expressed disappointment after Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen performing 12th man duties during the ongoing Test match against England in Manchester. The former Pakistan captain was seen carrying shoes after the dismissal of Mohammad Rizwan

England vs Pakistan: Shan Masood’s ton, pacers keep Pakistan on top

MANCHESTER: Shan Masood’s fabulous hundred and fast bowlers have uplift Pakistan in the first Test match against England at Old Trafford in Manchester. England was teetering at 92 for four, still, 234 runs behind Pakistan’s competitive first-innings total of 326,

Pakistani opener Shan Masood joins elite list with century in England

MANCHESTER: Pakistani Opener Shan Masood added another feather to his cap as he became the first Pakistani opener in the 21st century to score a ton on English soil. Shan Masood showcased great resilience against England’s lethal pace attack in

IPL suspends sponsorship contract with Chinese firm Vivo

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League has suspended its sponsorship contract with the main sponsor, Chinese firm Vivo, amid fallout from a deadly June border clash between two countries. In this regard, the Board of Control for Cricket in India

Financial support package for unemployed women cricketers announced

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a three-month financial support package for the unemployed national women cricketers. As per PCB, under this scheme, 25 women cricketers will benefit and will receive a monthly stipend of Rs.25,000 each from August

Babar Azam listed among top players with highest Test average

LONDON: Pakistan’s ODI and T20I skipper Babar Azam has been listed among the top players with highest average in Test matches. The 25-years-old batsman surpassed Australian cricketer Steve Smith and Indian player Virat Kohli by setting the record of highest

England vs Pakistan: Shan, Babar dominate rainy day one

MANCHESTER: Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century before the umpires decided to end the first day’s play of the first Test against England at Old Trafford. Pakistan was 139 for 2 at the end of the day’s play. Babar

Pakistan opt to bat against England

MANCHESTER: Pakistan has won the toss and elected to bat first after winning the toss against England in the first Test of the three-Test series at the Old Trafford. The match will start at 03:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time. While

England’s inexperienced batting may advantage Pakistan: Ramiz Raja

LAHORE: Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja has assumed that England’s inexperienced batting may have an advantage for Pakistani bowlers.  Speaking to the international media, Ramiz Raja said that except Ben Stokes and Joe Root England batsmen are inexperienced. “Take both

Defending champion Nadal rules out playing US Open

NEW YORK: Defending champion Rafael Nadal slammed tennis schedule and said he will not play the US Open citing concerns over the coronavirus. “After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open,” Nadal said on Twitter.

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas announces retirement

MADRID: Real Madrid and Spain’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced his retirement today (Tuesday) from professional football at the age of 39. Iker Casillas helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup and two successive European Championships in 2008

Pakistan announces 16-member squad for first test against England

DERBY: Pakistan has announced a 16-member squad today (Tuesday) for the first Test against England, starting from August 05 at Old Trafford, Manchester. The team management has left out all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and pacers Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz and Imran

Australia, West Indies postpone T20 series in October

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia on Tuesday said it has put on hold the three-game T20I series against the West Indies which was scheduled to be held in October. The series was supposed to be a warm-up ahead of the T20 World

Pakistan to announce 16-member squad for England series tomorrow

DERBY: Pakistan will announce its 16-member squad for England Test series tomorrow, which begins on Wednesday at Old Trafford, Manchester. Talking to journalists through a video link, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq expressed satisfaction with the team’s preparations for the England series

PCB appoints Javed Murtaza as  new CFO

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the appointment of Javed Murtaza as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As per the PCB announcement, the appointment was approved by the Board of Governors through a circular resolution. With nearly

Pakistan cricket team will benefit lot from England tour: PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has expressed surety that the national team will benefit a lot from the England tour in the future. “I have been asked several times, that will there be any benefit for

England announces squad for first test against Pakistan

ENGLAND: England Cricket Board (ECB) has announced players’ names for the first match of the three-test series against Pakistan scheduled to play on August 5 in Manchester. ECB national selector Ed Smith said in a statement, “Our 14-man squad is

PCB invites former cricketers to play role in 2020-21 domestic seasons

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited former cricketers to return to the field by seriously considering various roles, including as match officials in the 2020-21 domestic season. According to a statement by PCB, the creation of these opportunities

Umar Akmal’s three-year ban reduced to 18 months

LAHORE: An independent adjudicator on Wednesday reduced the three-year ban imposed on cricketer Umar Akmal to eighteen months. Former Supreme Court judge Justice Faqir Mohammad Khokhar conducted the hearing at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore as independent adjudicator

England beat West Indies in third test, claim series 2-1

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad’s 500th Test wicket sent England on the way to completing a series victory over West Indies in the third and final Test at Old Trafford today (Tuesday). Broad finished with match figures of 10-67, as the West

Stuart Broad joins Test cricket’s 500 wickets club

LONDON: England seam bowler Stuart Broad has joined the Test cricket’s 500-wicket club when he dismissed the West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite at Old Trafford today (Tuesday). Stuart Broad became the second England cricketer to claim 500 Test wickets. Broad joins

PCB rejects report of team’s equipment being seized in England

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected the reports that Broadsheet LLC, a company that won the arbitration case against the state of Pakistan and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in 2018, may seize the equipment of Pakistan cricket

ICC launches Super League qualification pathway for World Cup 2023

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council today (Monday) has launched the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Super League, to determine qualification for the 2023 world cup. According to details, the tournament is set to begin with a series between England

PCB came under pressure after players tested positive: CEO Wasim Khan

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan has asserted that the board was under immense pressure over England tour after 10 players tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In an interview, PCB CEO Wasim Khan