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Pakistan cricket team looks to revive home tours
Abu Dhabi – Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan said Monday that tours from second-tier and smaller teams could help revive domestic cricket hit by the fear of terrorist attacks. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since the terrorist attac...
Murali: Pakistan struggling because of no cricket at home
Sri Lanka’s world record holder spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said Pakistan was struggling at international level because of no cricket at their home grounds. Follow Pakistan vs Australia 2014 Series Coverage on Cricket.com.pk Pakistan has not hosted any int...
Spin Great Murali urges bowlers to bowl within the rules
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Sri Lanka’s world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, Wednesday urged bowlers around the world to bowl within the rules or else change their actions. The 42-year-old ...
Pakistan skipper Misbah denies loss of form due to weight loss
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Struggling Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq denied shedding weight has led to a loss in form, saying he and his team need just one good innings to restore confidence. Misbah, 40, shed 10 kilograms (22 pounds) during a fitness ...
Bangladesh urged to send ‘any’ cricket team to Pakistan
Dhaka – Pakistan’s cricket chief has urged Bangladesh to send ‘any’ team to his country as they seek to bring back international matches following the deadly attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in 2009. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan arrived in Ba...
Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan will rel...
Mohammad Hafeez out of Australia T20 and ODIs in UAE
In the wake of injury to all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, which ruled him out for at least two weeks, Shaharyar M. Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has endorsed the request for his replacement with opener Sami Aslam and left-arm slow bowler Zulfiqar...
Waqar urges bowlers to fill void left by Ajmal
Dubai – Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited over and Test series. Ajmal, ranked number one in one-day cricket, was...
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan to lift Asian Games cricket gold
Incheon (South Korea) – Test nation Sri Lanka denied Afghanistan their first ever Asian Games gold medal as they overcame a batting slump to win the cricket final by 68 runs on Friday. Bowled out for 133, the Sri Lankans hit back to skittle the impatient Af...
Pakistan will miss Ajmal, says T20 captain Afridi
Dubai – Pakistan‘s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi admitted his team will miss suspended ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in Dubai on Sunday. The 36-year-old off-spinner is serving suspension on illegal bowling action and will not be availabl...
Waqar questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking
Karachi – Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities’ crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. Follow Cricket World Cup 2015 Covera...
Pakistan’s Hafeez unfazed after action reported
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan‘s spinning all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday said he was surprised but not concerned after his bowling was reported in an Indian domestic tournament, adding he had no plans to modify his action. Follow Pakistan vs Australi...
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by coin toss in Asian Games cricket
Incheon (South Korea) – Sri Lanka dumped defending champions Bangladesh from the Asian Games cricket through the luck of the toss after their semi-final was rained out Thursday. Bangladesh, sent in to bat in overcast conditions, recovered from 6-3 to reach ...
Afghanistan invites world cricketers to play on home soil
Incheon (South Korea) – Afghanistan’s cricket chief on Wednesday called on top nations to tour the country, insisting it is safe and has world class facilities boosted by foreign money. Follow Cricket World Cup 2015 Coverage on Cricket.com.pk Money from Ger...
Afridi wants dignified exits for Pakistan seniors
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi said Monday the team’s senior cricketers should be given dignified farewells, after veteran batsman Younis Khan was unceremoniously axed from the one-day squad. Follow Pakistan vs Australia 2014 ...
Lancashire relegated after defiant Middlesex dig deep
London – Lancashire were relegated to the Second Division of the County Championship on Friday after their decisive showdown with fellow strugglers Middlesex ended in a draw. Glen Chapple’s side needed a victory at Old Trafford to avoid the drop and send Mi...
Marvan Atapattu eyes Sri Lanka World Cup glory
Colombo – New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success Friday for cricket’s reigning T20 champions in next year’s 50 over World Cup, saying morale was on a high. Follow Cricket World Cup 2015 Coverage on Cricket.com.pk In his first press confer...
Angry Younis Khan offers to step aside after ODI snub
Karachi – Disgruntled Pakistan batsman Younis Khan said Friday he was disappointed at being dropped from the one-day side and said he would step aside from all cricket for for five months to allow the team to rebuild. Next year’s World Cup in Australia and ...
Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback against Pakistan
Sydney – Australia captain Michael Clarke said Thursday he will be guided by the team physio on whether he will play in next month’s two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Follow Pakistan vs Australia 2014 Series Coverage on Cricket.c...
Marvan Atapattu to coach Sri Lanka for World Cup
Colombo – Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday appointed former Test captain Marvan Atapattu as head coach to prepare for the 2015 World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Follow Cricket World Cup 2015 Coverage on Cricket.com.pk Atapattu, 43, becomes the is...