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Pakistan celebrate home return with Twenty20 win

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan celebrated international cricket’s return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed and security-tight Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. The win doubled the joy for the host...

Pakistan celebrate return of international cricket

Lahore (Pakistan) – From Pakistan’s most popular fan Chacha Cricket (Uncle Cricket) to the head of State, a nation of 200 million celebrated the return of international cricket in Pakistan for six years on Friday. Hundreds of fans battled the 42 degree heat...

Hero driver still traumatised by 2009 attack on S.Lanka cricket team

Lahore (Pakistan) – Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka’s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident “tragic” and says it is best forgotten. The 43-year-old will be one of the guests of ...

Zimbabwe series more than just cricket for Pakistan

Lahore (Pakistan) – It may be a low-key affair in strictly cricketing terms, but Friday’s opening Twenty20 clash between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Lahore represents a chance for the hosts to show they are once again open for business. Cast into sporting exil...

Troops, checkpoints for Pakistan v Zimbabwe matches

Lahore (Pakistan) – Bemused players said they hoped to take the focus off security and put it back on cricket after authorities mounted an unprecedented operation to guard insurgency-hit Pakistan’s first home international in six years. Thousands of police ...

Karachiites disappointed over no PAK-ZIM match here

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Monday said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman did not fulfill his promise of holding two Zimbabwe matches in Karachi over which he and Karachiites felt dismal. Also Read: PCB announces squad for Zimbabwe T20...

Pakistan appoint attack survivor after ICC decides not to send neutral umpires

Pakistan appointed a local umpire who survived a 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team for their home series against Zimbabwe after cricket’s governing body refused to send officials. Ahsan Raza, now 40, will officiate during the series featuring two...

Tickets on sale in Pakistan for Zimbabwe series

Lahore (Pakistan) – Tickets went on sale in Pakistan on Saturday for next week’s series against Zimbabwe, days after a major militant attack put the visit — the first by a Test-playing nation in six years — in doubt. Zimbabwe confirmed Friday that it will g...

PCB confirms Pakistan-Zimbabwe series with condition of VVIP security to players

On Friday, PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan announced the Zimbabwe Cricket team would be coming to Pakistan as per schedule.They are expected to arrive on May 19 and play two Twenty20 internationals on May 22 and 24 and three one-day internationals on May 26, 29 ...

Pakistan confident of series with India in December

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s cricket chief Thursday said his country was hopeful of reviving ties with arch-rival India with a series in December following what he called a “successful” meeting with his counterpart in New Delhi. Pakistan Cricket Board (PC...

Zimbabwe abandon, then reconsider, Pakistan tour

Harare – Zimbabwe cricket authorities on Thursday abandoned a planned tour to Pakistan citing poor security — before retracting their decision within 20 minutes and saying discussions were still ongoing. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) released an official statement ...

Pakistan blame game in full flow after Bangladesh debacle

Karachi – Pakistan’s cricket chiefs face a battle to address the reasons behind their disastrous tour to Bangladesh as they gear up for their first home series against Test opposition in six years. Pakistan slumped to ninth in the ICC one-day international ...

Pakistan proposes India Test series in December

New Delhi – Pakistan wants to host the first bilateral Test tour by India in eight years in the United Arab Emirates in December, the country’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday. The tour, comprising three Tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 g...

Zimbabwe cricket delegation confident in Pakistan security

Lahore (Pakistan) – A Zimbabwe Cricket delegation expressed confidence Wednesday in security measures taken by Pakistan before the African country’s tour, the first by any Test-playing team for six years. The mini-series of two Twenty20s and three one-day i...

Tamin hits double ton as Bangladesh draw Pakistan Test

Khulna (Bangladesh) – Tamim Iqbal smashed Bangladesh’s highest Test score of 206 as the first Test against Pakistan petered out into a draw after another run feast in Khulna on Saturday. The hosts made light of the 296-run deficit in the first innings as th...

Pakistan’s Afridi to quit all cricket next year

Karachi – Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi Thursday announced he would retire from Twenty20 cricket next year, ending a colourful international career which earned him unmatched popularity in his homeland. The 35-year-old retired from one-day cricket afte...

Pakistan announce Zimbabwe tour itinerary

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan on Thursday announced the itinerary for Zimbabwe’s proposed tour next month where they are set to become the first Test playing nation to visit the militancy-hit South Asian country in six years. All five matches — two Twenty20s...

Asia Cup to alternate between one-day and T20 formats

New Delhi – Cricket’s Asia Cup will switch from the one-day format to Twenty20 next year with the format of future tournaments matching that of the subsequent world showpiece, a top official said Thursday. The next edition of the regional tournament will be...

Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan for one-day series

Lahore (Pakistan) – Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Pakistan for a five-match one-day series next month, the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years, Pakistan’s cricket chief said Thursday. “Zimbabwe’s final reply is that yes we want to come to Pakista...

Gillespie joy over Pujara a sign of county change

London – There was a time when the notion of an Australian coach of Yorkshire getting excited by the arrival of an Indian batsman at Headingley would have been unthinkable. For most of their proud history, the White Rose club — the most successful side in t...