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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

Pakistan U19 tour of Bangladesh called off

LAHORE: Pakistan U19’s tour to Bangladesh has been called off due to the rise in COVID-19 cases which caused an extension of a nationwide lockdown in the country. The Pakistan U19 team was originally scheduled to fly out to Dhaka

Pakistan U19 cricket team to tour Bangladesh next month

LAHORE: Pakistan U19 cricket team will tour Bangladesh next month to play a four-day match and five 50-over One Day International matches. As per the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 age criteria, players born or after 1 September 2002

In Pictures: Reliving the Imran Khan-led historic World Cup 1992 triumph

March 25, 2021 marks the 29-year anniversary of Pakistan’s cricket World Cup triumph which till date remains the only time they lifted the trophy but still remains etched in our memories. Led by the inspiring Imran Khan, Pakistan embarked on

Pakistan team to continue South Africa tour despite travel restrictions

LAHORE: The Pakistan cricket team will visit South Africa for an official tour despite the travel restriction imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for travellers from the African country. The aviation body issued a new travel guideline placing 12

PSL cancelled

The star-studded Pakistan Super League (PSL) came to an abrupt end after the emergence of seven coronavirus cases. The indefinite postponement has also caused global embarrassment after we failed to enforce the safety protocols and placed the lives of players

First cricket match played at Gwadar Cricket Stadium

GWADAR: The first-ever cricket match is being played at the scenic Gwadar Cricket stadium in Balochistan. This exhibition match has been organized by singer-actor Fakhr-e-Alam in the lush green stadium of Gwadar amidst the mountains of Balochistan. The match features

Pakistan move up to fifth place on Test rankings

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team regained its place among the top five Test teams with a 2-0 series win against South Africa. Pakistan earned 8 rating points after beating South Africa in Karachi and Rawalpindi to jump to 5th position in

Pakistan win second Test against South Africa by 95 runs

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan have won the second Test against South Africa by 95 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Ground to win the series 2-0. This is Pakistan’s first series win against South Africa in 16 years. South Africa were in high

Imran Farhat retires from cricket after 24-year career

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated Imran Farhat on a successful 24-year-long career as the batsman retired from professional cricket on the completion of his side’s campaign in the Pakistan Cup tournament. The 38-year-old marked his debut in domestic cricket

The Proteas challenge

Pakistan’s cricket team has often performed poorly on foreign grounds. Except for the 1992 World Cup which is now a distant memory, the team has failed to adapt easily to pitch conditions abroad. The recent dismal performance in New Zealand

Pakistan Cup to kick off in Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: Following the completion of the action-packed Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the focus has now shifted to the Pakistan Cup which commences on 8 January in Karachi. The 33-match tournament, to be played on double-league basis, will be staged at three Karachi

Pakistan suffers innings defeat in second Test against NZ

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by an innings and 186 runs to win the second Test at the Hagley Oval to win the series 2-0. New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson grabbed six wickets in the second innings as Pakistan were

Christchurch Test: Williamson’s double century puts New Zealand in control

CHRISTCHURCH: Kane Williamson’s fourth double century put his side in a commanding position at the end of day-three of the second Test against Pakistan being played at the Hagley Oval on Tuesday. The New Zealand captain made a brilliant 238

Babar Azam to miss second Test against NZ

LAHORE: Pakistan national team captain Babar Azam will miss the second Test against New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed. Mohammad Rizwan will lead the side in his absence for the match commences at the Hagley Oval from

PCB Awards 2020: Babar Azam named Cricketer of the Year

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam bagged the White-ball Cricketer of the Year award for his impressive performances at the PCB Awards 2020. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unveiled nominations for at least 12 awards and including ten individual categories and

West Indies captain Holder, Pollard opt out of Bangladesh tour

BRIDGETOWN: Cricket West Indies (CWI) said test captain Jason Holder and limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard are among 10 players who have chosen not to travel to Bangladesh for their upcoming tour due to concerns about the novel coronavirus. West Indies

Sydney to host third test against India despite COVID-19 fears

MELBOURNE: Sydney will remain the venue for Australia’s third test against India next month despite the COVID-19 outbreak in the city’s northern beach suburbs, Cricket Australia (CA) said. Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) reported three new

India defeat Australia by 8 wickets to level series

MELBOURNE: India turned the tables on Australia to claim the second test within four days in Melbourne on Tuesday with an eight-wicket victory. India needed only 70 runs for victory after bowling Australia out for 200 by lunch. Ppener Shubman

Australian bowler Aaron Summers to play in Pakistan’s domestic cricket

LAHORE: Fast bowler Aaron Summers is set to make history by becoming the first Australian to take part in domestic cricket in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that the 24-year-old will become the first foreign player to

New Zealand beats Pakistan by nine wickets in second T2OI

HAMILTON: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the second T20 International at Seddon Park. The Kiwis easily chased the target of 164 runs with four balls to spare. New Zealand lost only wicket as opener Martin Guptill was