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Bismah Maroof to lead Pakistan in Women’s World Cup

LAHORE: Bismah Maroof will lead the national side in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand to be played from 4 March till 3 April. The national women’s selection committee led by Asmavia Iqbal and including Saleem Jaffar

U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 to kick off tomorrow

BRIDGETOWN: The ICC Under 19 World Cup is all set to kick off tomorrow with hosts West Indies facing off against Australia in the tournament opener. The 14th edition of the tournament will feature the rising stars of 16 countries

West Indies to host ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022

KINGSTON: The West Indies will host the 14th edition of the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup for the first time ever, as the event will see 16 teams travelling to the Caribbean to compete in 48 matches from

Australia cricket team set to tour Pakistan for first time in 24 years

LAHORE: Australia’s men’s cricket team is set to tour Pakistan in March and April next year — the country’s first since 1998 — to play a series of Test, ODI and T20 matches, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on

Australia postpones first-ever Afghanistan cricket Test

SYDNEY: Australia has postponed a landmark first-ever cricket Test against Afghanistan, amid fears the country’s ruling Taliban regime will ban women from playing the sport. Australia’s cricketing authorities said that after consultation with “relevant stakeholders” it was decided the men’s

Cricket fans and social media

The Pakistan cricket team has broken all previous traditions and has performed brilliantly during the ongoing T20 World Cup. It has secured a place in the final four and has left an indelible mark as the strongest team in the

West Indies women’s team to play three ODIs in Karachi

KARACHI: West Indies women’s cricket team will visit Pakistan to play three One-Day Internationals in November. Karachi’s iconic National Stadium will host the matches on 8, 11, and 14 November, following which both sides will travel to Zimbabwe for the

Squads announced for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

LAHORE: After the conclusion of the National T20 Tournament, the squads for Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 have been announced. The management of the six Cricket Association sides have finalised their squads for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 which begins

England’s cricketers would definitely tour Pakistan now: Mushtaq Ahmed

LAHORE: Former spinner Mushtaq Ahmed believes that England’s cricketers would gladly tour Pakistan and says his country deserved better having travelled the other way at the height of the pandemic. Ahmed, who has a foot in both camps after serving

ECB chairman ‘very sorry’ for cancelling Pakistan tour

LONDON: England Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Ian Whatmore has finally apologised for cancelling the scheduled tour of Pakistan earlier this month. England was supposed to play two T20Is at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on 13 and 14 October

England abandoning cricket tour caused ‘disappointment’: Qureshi tells UK

LONDON: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Elizabeth Truss and conveyed Pakistan’s disappointment at the decision of the England Cricket Board to cancel its Pakistan tour. “This had not only caused financial loss

MCC changes ‘batsman’ to ‘batter’ in cricket laws

LONDON: The term ‘batsman’ has been amended to the gender-neutral term ‘batter’ in the Laws of Cricket to stress the importance of the women’s game, the Marylebone Cricket Club said. The International Cricket Council, the world governing body of the

India sabotages cricket

As the situation begins to unravel, it has been revealed that the Indian disinformation campaign played a key role in cancelling New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan. This was yet another nefarious attempt to spoil the sport by spreading fake threats

Effects of NZ cancellation

There is no denying that Pakistan has a cricket craze. After religion and our national language, cricket is the third most important thing that unites our nation. Men, women, children, and people of all ages love cricket. When the national

Afghanistan offers to host Pakistan for cricket series

KABUL: Newly-appointed Afghanistan cricket chairman Azizullah Fazli said on Wednesday he would visit Pakistan later this week to invite the side for a one-day series. The war-torn nation has steadily risen in international cricket over the past few years, with

New Zealand cancelled tour after fake threat email from India: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the cancellation of New Zealand Cricket team’s tour of Pakistan was the result of fifth-generation hybrid war against Pakistan as fake news was generated by India to scuttle the

Pakistan to play first ODI against top-ranked New Zealand today

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan will take on New Zealand today on Friday in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. The occasion will see the tourists play their first match on Pakistani soil since 2003. The match will

First Test match: West Indies beat Pakistan by one wicket

JAMAICA: West Indies has defeated Pakistan by one wicket in the first Test match. In the first Test match played in Jamaica, West Indies achieved the target of 168 runs given by Pakistan at a loss of 9 wickets. Pakistan

ICC announces proposal for cricket to become Olympics sport

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed its intention to push for cricket’s inclusion in the Olympic Games. A Working Group to lead the bid has been assembled by the ICC to start preparations for a bid on behalf

Sabotaging KPL

A row has erupted over the hosting of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) cricket tournament. India is visibly irked about the tournament being held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and is making all-out attempts to sabotage the event. The

Kashmir Premier League

Sports are important for a healthy lifestyle. It is important to engage in physical and mental exercise to remain fit and healthy. Sports is not just vital for the human mind and body but can also bring countries and cultures

Sports revival

Sports was the biggest victim of the coronavirus pandemic and events were sidelined for much of the past two years. It still remains a huge logistical and economic challenge in holding large sporting events despite the progress we have made

New Zealand beats India to become inaugural Test champion

SOUTHHAMPTON: New Zealand won the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) title, beating India by eight wickets in a tense final at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday. The weather-disrupted final marked the culmination of a two-year cycle of the WTC, which

Amir eyes comeback after receiving assurances from Wasim Khan

LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir is expected to make a comeback to cricket after he revealed that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan has assured him to address his reservations.  In an interview on the Youtube channel, Amir said

Cricket World Cup reverts to 14 teams from 2027

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that T20 World Cup will be held every two years while the 50-over event will be expanded to fourteen teams from the 2027 edition. The game’s governing body announced the next eight-year

PSL-6 likely to be postponed again amid COVID, operational challenges

LAHORE: The remaining matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League season six are most likely to be postponed amid COVID-19 and operational challenges. These operational issues have forced Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to reconsider its decision to hold the remaining

Indian cricket team receives COVID-19 vaccines before England tour

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli and several of his team mates have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines before they leave for a tour of England next month. India faces New Zealand in the final of the inaugural World

New Zealand overtake England to top ICC ODI ranking

DUBAI: New Zealand has overtaken world champions England and moved to the top of the ICC Men’s ODI team rankings following the latest annual update. This year’s update sees New Zealand jump two spots to first on the ladder, with

Zimbabwe announces squad for T20I series against Pakistan

HARARE: Zimbabwe has announced a 15-member squad for the three-match T20I series against Pakistan. Williams Sean will lead the side which includes Burl Ryan, Chakabva Regis, Chivanga Tanaka, Ervine Craig, Jongwe Luke, Kamunhukamwe Tinashe, Madhevere Wessly, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Masakadza Wellington,

T20 World Cup: India to grant visas for Pakistan cricket team

MUMBAI: The Pakistan cricket team will be able to travel to India for the ICC World T20 as the Indian government is set to grant visas to the players. According to Indian media, the Board of Control for Cricket in