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Pakistani team arrives in New Zealand for Women’s World Cup

KARACHI: Pakistan national women’s team has reached New Zealand to participate in the ICC Women’s World Cup Cricket, starting from March 4. The team left during the wee hours of Wednesday morning from Karachi. The team will reach Auckland first

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

World Cup clash

The main action for the T20 World Cup kicks off in the UAE from tomorrow. The event has been delayed by over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic as it shifted from Australia and India and finally cricket fans

UAE stadiums to have 70% capacity for T20 World Cup

DUBAI: Stadiums in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will operate at 70% of capacity for the Twenty20 World Cup, organisers said, though conditions in Oman, where preliminary rounds are due to be played, have still to be fully assessed after

Rashid Khan steps down as Afghanistan’s captain

DUBAI: Rashid Khan resigned has resigned as captain of Afghanistan’s cricket team, claiming he was not consulted by the selectors while finalizing the team for next month’s T20 World Cup. Afghanistan’s selectors had named Rashid as the captain while veteran

England’s Ben Stokes likely to miss T20 World Cup

LONDON: England coach Chris Silverwood said he will make a late decision on all-rounder Ben Stokes’ involvement in the Twenty20 World Cup which begins next month. Stokes, 30, withdrew from England’s test squad for the series against India after saying

Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal opts out of T20 World Cup

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has decided to miss the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman, in order to give a fair chance to the openers who have been performing well. Iqbal informed about his decision to

Shoaib Akhtar predicts Pakistan will beat India in T20 World Cup final

LAHORE: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has predicted that India and Pakistan will reach the final of the T20 World Cup and Pakistan will beat India. “I have a feeling Pakistan and India will play in the T20 World Cup final

T20 World Cup: India, Pakistan placed in same group

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the groups for the T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted by India in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. The groups, selected on the basis

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

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

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

FIFA president meets Trump to discuss 2026 World Cup

ZURICH: FIFA president Gianni Infantino has met United States President Donald Trump to discuss preparations for the 2026 World Cup which the country will co-host with Mexico and Canada. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for a diplomatic deal

Australia, West Indies postpone T20 series in October

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia on Tuesday said it has put on hold the three-game T20I series against the West Indies which was scheduled to be held in October. The series was supposed to be a warm-up ahead of the T20 World

Qatar announces schedule for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: Qatar will kick off the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, as organisers announced the schedule for the mega tournament. In a joint statement, FIFA and Qatar’s Supreme Committee organisational body said that Qatar

Australia, New Zealand to host 2023 women’s World Cup

LAUSANNE: Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 women’s World Cup after both countries’ joint bid was chosen by football governing body FIFA. The overwhelming favourites won ahead of their only rival Colombia after Japan withdrew its bid earlier

Qatar inaugurates third venue for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: Qatar has inaugurated the third venue for the 2022 World Cup on schedule and is set to host matches until the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. The Education City stadium was formally inaugurated with an online programme celebrating the contribution

England cricketer Jofra Archer finds lost World Cup medal

LONDON: England bowler Jofra Archer has found his precious World Cup medal while searching his ‘guest bedroom’ after revealing he had lost it during moving flats. “Randomly searching the guest bedroom and boom,” Archer wrote as caption for a photo

Ben Stokes crowned Wisden’s leading cricketer of the year

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has ended Virat Kohli’s three-year reign as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in the World Cup win last year. The 2020 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack crowned the all-rounder as the

Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt for coronavirus fight

LONDON: England’s batsman Jos Buttler has said he will auction the shirt worn during the 2019 World Cup final victory to raise funds for efforts to fight the coronavirus. In a video posted on Twitter, Buttler confirmed the shirt would

Starc misses final ODI to watch wife play Women’s T20 World Cup final

SYDNEY: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc will miss Saturday’s final One-Day International against South Africa in Potchefstroom. The cricketer will return home to Australia on Friday to attend the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup Final in Melbourne where his wife

Bismah Maroof ruled out of Women’s T20 World Cup due to injury

CANBERRA: Pakistan women team’s captain Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup due to a thumb fracture.  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement said, “Bismah got his right hand’s thumb fractured while fielding

Captains gear up for Women’s T20 World Cup

SYDNEY: The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 is officially up and running as all ten skippers gathered for the captain’s media launch on Monday at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. The 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup

ICC seeks to set attendance record at Women’s T20 World Cup final

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is inviting fans to play their part in history by setting the record for most attendance at a women’s sporting fixture during the final of the T20 World Cup 2020. The stories of trailblazing

AB de Villiers expresses interest in T20 World Cup

CAPE TOWN: South Africa cricket AB de Villiers has confirmed that he is in talks with the team management about a potential return to international cricket ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. New South Africa

Naseem Shah withdrawn from U19 World Cup squad

LAHORE: Teenage fast-bowler Naseem Shah has been withdrawn from next month’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup to be played in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February. The National Junior Selector Committee, which is headed by Saleem Jaffar, has

Qatar delays launch of new 2022 World Cup venue

DOHA: Qatar has postponed to next year the opening of Education City stadium, its second newly built venue for the 2022 football World Cup. The venue was due to be inaugurated when it hosted the semi-final of the Club World