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India’s cricket legend Kapil Dev suffers heart attack

MUMBAI: India’s World Cup-winning former captain Kapil Dev has suffered a heart attack today (Friday) and underwent an emergency coronary angioplasty in New Delhi. According to details, the 61-year-old has reportedly undergone angioplasty at a private hospital in the Indian

Misbah justifies selecting Usman Qadir over Zahid Mehmood

LAHORE: Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul Haq has said that leg-spinner Usman Qadir has the potential to go on and become a better bowler. Misbah has opened up on his decision to pick Central Punjab’s leg-spinner Usman Qadir

Squads announced for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi

KARACHI: After the conclusion of the National T20 tournament, first-class cricket returns to Karachi as Quaid-e-Azam Trophy commences from Sunday, 25 October. The six head coaches of their teams announced the squads, which includes all the top performers not selected

Misbah announces 22-member squad for Zimbabwe series

LAHORE: Head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq named 22 probables for the ODI and T20 series against Zimbabwe, insisting he has opted for experience in the 50-over matches and provided extended run to the youngsters in the T20I format. Pakistan

Pakistan invites England for T20 series in January

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited England for a three-match T20 international series in January next year. England has not played in Pakistan since the 2005 season when the team toured for a Test and one-day series. The 15-year

New Zealand’s oldest surviving Test player passes away

AUCKLAND: Former New Zealand cricketer and the country’s oldest surviving Test player John Richard Reid has died at the age of 92. Reid was an exceptional all-rounder, who not only displayed aggression in the batting and bowling aspects of the

Mohammad Akram likely to be next chief selector

LAHORE: Former fast bowler Mohammad Akram is expected to be appointed as the new chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team after the resignation of Misbah-ul-Haq. Former Shoaib Akhtar also tweeted that his sources have told him that Akram will

Misbah-ul-Haq decides to resign as chief selector

LAHORE: Former cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to quit as chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team after serving in the post for over a year. Addressing a news conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Misbah said that he decided

Central Punjab win Second XI National T20 Cup

LAHORE: Central Punjab won the Second XI National T20 Cup title with a seven-wicket win over Northern in the last match of the single-league event at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday. The Nauman Anwar-led side topped the six-team points table

National T20 cup to kick off tomorrow in Multan

MULTAN: Pakistan’s T20 cricketers will be back in action as the much-awaited National T20 Cup First XI tournament kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is the first cricket board to organize a

Pakistan to commence New Zealand series from Dec 18

AUCKLAND: New Zealand is set to mark the start of a busy home season with a series against West Indies in November and against Pakistan in December. The international season in New Zealand will get underway with a three-match men’s

5 Pakistani bowlers dominate all-time T20 ranking

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the list of all-time bowling ranking in T20 international cricket. According to the list, five Pakistan’s players dominate the list of all-time bowler’s ranking . Fast bowler Umar Gul tops the list

Babar Azam only batsman ranked among top-5 in all formats

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan’s white-ball captain Babar Azam has regained his career-best fifth position in ICC’s Test rankings and became the only batsman in the world to be ranked among top-five across formats. Babar, who was at the 6th spot before the

MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

MUMBAI: Former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket today (Saturday), putting rest to endless speculations. MS Dhoni made the announcement through a video on Instagram, its caption reading: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur

Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will seek government permission to stage this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. The postponement of Twenty20 World Cup, which had been scheduled to take place in Australia from

England beat West Indies in 2nd Test to level series

MANCHESTER: England beat West Indies by 113 runs after Ben Stokes produced a masterclass inning in the second Test at Old Trafford on Monday. West Indies, set a nominal 312 to win, were bowled out for 198 on the fifth

Babar Azam interacts with 8-years-old cricket fan

LONDON: Pakistan’s ODI and T20I skipper Babar Azam interacted with his eight-year-old fan Samiya Afsar via videoconference call. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared a video of the interaction held to reduce the distance between players and fans. Samiya gained

West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in first Test

SOUTHAMPTON: Jermaine Blackwood made a superb 95 as the West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first Test match at Southampton today (Sunday). According to details, England set a target of 200 runs on the last day of

Eden Gardens cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

KOLKATA: The legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata will be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus. With the city’s hospitals under growing pressure, hundreds of beds are to be set up in the

Pakistan will make comeback in T20 cricket: Babar Azam

WORCESTER: Pakistan limited-overs captain Babar Azam said the team’s dwindling T20I record in recent times was due to experimentation with their combinations, hoping the experience will benefit them in T20 World Cup. Babar insisted they have identified the right mix

New Zealand cricket tour to Bangladesh postponed

DHAKA: Bangladesh and New Zealand have announced to postpone the Test series which was due to be played between the two sides in August and September this year. The two-match series, which will form part of the ICC World Test

Cricket tour setback

After a five month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan was set to send an extended squad to play a limited series in England. The tour was said to be in ‘bio-secure’ environment with complete safety precautions and many

Shoaib Malik allowed to join England tour on July 24

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has given special permission to Shoaib Malik to join the cricket team in England on 24th July after spending time with his family whom he has not seen for nearly five months. Shoaib’s wife, Sania

Rohit Sharma is my role model: cricketer Haider Ali

LAHORE: Teenage batting sensation Haider Ali has said that Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma was an inspiration and he wants to emulate his batting style to produce a match-winning performance. “As far as role models are concerned, mine is Rohit Sharma,”

Cricket Australia chief resigns amid leadership criticism

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Tuesday that chief executive Kevin Roberts has resigned with immediate effect following months of criticism over his leadership during the coronavirus shutdown. CA Chairman Earl Eddings told reporters in a video call that Roberts

West Indies coach sees empty stadiums in England as an advantage

LONDON: West Indies coach Phil Simmons said the lack of supporters at matches and facing a rusty England, who have not played competitive cricket in more than two months, can benefit the visiting side during their three-match Test series next

PCB announces 29-member extended squad for England tour

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 29-member extended squad for three Tests and three T20Is against England to be played in August-September. The series is being played in accordance with series SOPs in the wake of COVID-19 and

Three West Indies cricketers turn down England tour

KINGSTON: Darren Bravo was among three West Indies cricketers to turn down a place in the squad for next month’s three-Test tour of England. Cricket West Indies (CWI) made the announcement saying that fellow batsman Shimron Hetmyer and fast-bowling all-rounder

Wasim Akram – Sultan of Swing and world’s best bowler

Wasim Akram, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, and known as “Sultan of Swing” for cricket fans turn 54 today. Wasim regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of the game

Darren Sammy urges speaking out against social injustice

KINGSTON: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has urged cricket’s global governing body and member nations to speak out against social injustice following the death of an African-American man in US police custody. The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old