South Africa refuse allowing contracted players for PSL 2022

CAPETOWN: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has decided to not allow their centrally contracted players in Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 7 which is slated to commence from January 27. CSA’s Director Cricket Graeme Smith confirmed that reports related to their

Sri Lanka issues new guidelines for retiring cricketers

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan players who intend to quit international cricket will need to give three months notice period and wait for six months after retirement to obtain NOC for playing in franchise-based T20 leagues. The guidelines have been issued by

Unvaccinated players allowed to compete in Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Unvaccinated athletes will be able to take part in the Australian Open after undergoing 14 days of quarantine, the WTA Tour has told its players, according to a leaked e-mail. The e-mail, obtained by US freelance tennis journalist Ben

Players return home as National cricket team tour of West Indies ends

The national cricket team’s tour of the West Indies has been completed and the players have returned home after drawing the Test series 1-1. The national cricket team from Jamaica, West Indies, reached Lahore this morning via London, which includes

Police arrest 11 over racist abuse of England players after Euro final

LONDON: British police have arrested 11 people as part of an investigation into the online racist abuse directed at some Black players in the England football team following their defeat in last month’s Euro 2020 final. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho

Young talent in PSL

Amid the sweltering hot weather and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pakistanis finally have a sigh of relief and can rejoice as the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to recommence. The sixth edition of the star-studded tournament came to an

PSL 6: Three more players test positive for coronavirus

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that three more players playing of two different teams in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have tested positive for the coronavirus. According to a statement, the three players were not part of

PCB invites 25 players for month-long high performance camp

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board will hold a month-long camp for elite cricketers who are either not featuring in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2021 or have recently lost their places in the national side. The camp will commence at

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

T20 Cup: Players, staff test negative for COVID-19

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said all players and staff of the six Cricket Association First XI sides, who were invited to their respective central stations, have tested negative in their second COVID-19 tests on Saturday. According to PCB,

Wimbledon to disburse prize money of cancelled tournament

LONDON: The prize money for the Wimbledon Championships will be distributed to 620 players who were set to take part at this year’s cancelled tournament, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said. Wimbledon was initially scheduled to be held

Six cricketers to depart for Manchester on Friday

LAHORE: The second group of six cricketers who had tested negative for the coronavirus will depart for Manchester on Friday, 3rd July. The players will travel by the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines to join the tour. The six players

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

PCB conducts online fitness tests for cricketers

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started online fitness tests for its centrally contracted players as the country remains under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The fitness assessments of Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq, Sarfaraz

Babar Azam retains third position in ODI player ranking

DUBAI: Pakistan star batsman Babar Azam has retained the third positing in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings released on Monday. Babar Azam scored 829 points with an average of 54.17. His highest rating was against New Zealand at

No Pakistani player invited for Asia XI matches in Bangladesh

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) would not invite any Pakistani player for two T20 matches scheduled to being held in March to mark the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Bangladeshi board is planning to stage the fixtures

South Africa name six uncapped players for England tests

CAPE TOWN: South Africa have named six uncapped players in their 17-man squad for the first two tests of the four-match series against England under new coach Mark Boucher. Boucher faces a rebuilding job for a side who have lost