New Zealand

NZ captain Williamson returns to top ICC Test Player Rankings

AUCKLAND: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has reclaimed the top position in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after leading his side to the ICC World Test Championship title last week. The 30-year-old’s knocks of 49 and 52 not out

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

NZ PM says mosque attack film should focus on Muslim community not her

AUCKLAND: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that New Zealand’s Muslim community should be the focus of any film about the Christchurch mosque attacks after objections were raised about a movie focussing on her response to the incident. A film called ‘They

New Zealand PM distances herself from film on Christchurch mosque shootings

AUCKLAND: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has distanced herself from a new film about the Christchurch mosque shootings. The Muslim Association of Canterbury has also questioned the timing of the film and whether it is “appropriate right now”, saying

New Zealand PM Ardern sets date for summer wedding

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plans to get married during summer but did not disclose the date, local media reported. Ardern told a radio channel that she and her partner television host Clarke Gayford have “finally got a

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

Differences with China becoming harder to reconcile: NZ PM

AUCKLAND: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said differences between New Zealand and its top trading partner China are becoming harder to reconcile as Beijing’s role in the world grows and changes. The comments come as New Zealand faces pressure from some

New Zealand grants Amazon extra $116 million subsidy for ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series

WELLINGTON: New Zealand has agreed to give Amazon extra rebates on its expenses for the filming of “The Lord of the Rings” TV series in the country. Hoping to reap multi-year economic and tourism benefits, Amazon will get an extra

New Zealand cancels tsunami evacuation orders after quakes

WELLINGTON: Small tsunami waves triggered by a series of powerful earthquakes hit the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Friday. Authorities said thousands of residents who had evacuated to higher ground could now return to their homes. Officials

New Zealand suspends all political and military ties with Myanmar

New Zealand has announced the suspension of all high-level political and military ties with Myanmar. According to a report by a foreign news agency, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a press conference that New Zealand will also

Stop mimicking photos: New Zealand launches new tourism campaign

New Zealand has launched a new tourism campaign that bars travelers to stop mimicking photos they see online and “share something new” instead. The call was made in a two-minute video, starring comedian Tom Sainsbury as a member of the

Misbah expresses disappointment over losing series to New Zealand

LAHORE: Former cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed disappointment over losing the series to New Zealand. Misbah-ul-Haq said that no matter how hard you try in cricket, the process of luck also interferes. “It is important to understand and talk about cricket

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

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

Fawad Alam’s century in vain as NZ beat Pakistan by 101 runs

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Fawad Alam’s century was in vain as New Zealand beat Pakistan by 101 runs in the first Test at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday. Pakistan were dismissed for 271, chasing a victory target of 372, with 4.3 overs remaining

Pakistan lose three wickets in chase of 373 runs

AUCKLAND: Pakistan has started on a very bad note as they chase an imposing-looking 373 runs target set by New Zealand. On the fourth day of the match, New Zealand started their second innings. One hundred and eleven runs were

Batsman Imam-ul-Haq ruled out of Test series against NZ

LAHORE: Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against New Zealand and will be sent home. The left-handed batsman was injured two weeks ago during a practice session in Queenstown when a ball hit his

Rizwan shines in final T20 as Pakistan avoids whitewash

NAPIER: Pakistan beat New Zealand by four wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at McLean Park and avoid a whitewash. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan batted with great composure and guided Pakistan to a comfortable four-wicket win. The 28-year-old scored

PCB announces Pakistan’s Test team against New Zealand

AUCKLAND: Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the Test team who will be playing against New Zealand. Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq will not be available for the first five-day match due to injury. The first Test between the two teams will

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

Half of Pakistan cricket team out within 50 runs

AUCKLAND: Pakistan cricket team is facing severe difficulties in the first T20 match against New Zealand, five players of the national team were within 50 runs. Pakistan and New Zealand are facing each other in the first T20 International of

New Zealand announces T20I squad for Pakistan series

AUCKLAND: New Zealand has dropped middle-order batsman Ross Taylor from their T20I squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan. Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway, who stitched a record 181-run stand for the third wicket against West Indies last month, have retained their

COVID-19 restrictions have impacted players’ performance: Misbah-ul-Haq

LAHORE: Former cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq said that professional athletes need a certain environment to prepare for the match and restrictions have impacted the players. Misbah-ul-Haq expressed that he wanted to compliment the players and the management team for their patience, sacrifices,

National squad tests negative for COVID-19, allowed to leave managed isolation

AUKLAND: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that New Zealand Cricket has allowed the national squad to leave their managed isolation. According to the PCB, the 53-member Pakistan team was denied the right to train while in managed isolation in

Players mentally and physically affected by COVID-19 regulations: Misbah

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has complimented the team players for their patience, sacrifices and hardships in the resumption of international cricket amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cricket team is set to complete its fourteen-day quarantine period and

Pakistan announces squad for New Zealand T20 matches

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan has announced an 18-player national squad for the three T20I matches against New Zealand. The squad was finalised by head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam in consultation with Pakistan Shaheens’ coach Ijaz Ahmed, who also locked his

Imad Wasim joins BBL team as overseas player

KARACHI: Cricketer Imad Wasim has been added to the list of the Big Bash League (BBL) team as an overseas player for the 2020-21 season. Melbourne Renegades have confirmed the signing of a Pakistani all-rounder. The team in a statement

New Zealand’s PM Ardern declares ‘climate emergency’

AUCKLAND New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a “climate emergency”, telling parliament that urgent action was needed for the sake of future generations. Ardern said the science on climate change was clear and New Zealand had to acknowledge

Eighth Pakistani cricketer tests positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH: An eighth member of Pakistan’s cricket squad has tested positive for COVID-19 as the team undergoes quarantine in Christchurch. New Zealand’s health department said there was one new confirmed case among the squad and a further two members were

42 members of Pakistan cricket squad test negative in New Zealand

AUCKLAND: The third coronavirus test of 42 members of the Pakistan cricket squad that visited New Zealand has come negative for the coronavirus. According to the New Zealand Authority, the report of the other three members of the national squad