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Groin strain forces paceman Mills to return home
Dubai – Pace bowler Kyle Mills will take no further part in New Zealand’s one-day series against Pakistan after injuring his groin in training, the team said Saturday. “Mills will return home from the tour of the United Arab Emirates, after suffering a righ...
Misbah fined, Milne censured after ODI
Dubai – Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during a one-day international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the mat...
Sohail happy to help suspension-hit Pakistan
Dubai – Pakistan newcomer Haris Sohail Tuesday showed confidence he can help his team’s bowling which has been hit badly by the suspension of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez. The 25-year-old bowled ten overs for 39 runs before hittin...
Off-spinners in firing line of governing body crackdown
New Delhi – Off-spinners could be in danger of becoming an endangered species as exponents fall by the wayside in the recent crackdown on illegal bowling actions by cricket’s world governing body. Ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) accepted ...
Pakistan’s World Cup hopes hit by Hafeez bowling suspension
Dubai – All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was suspended for an illegal bowling action the International Cricket Council said Sunday, becoming the second Pakistan player after Saeed Ajmal to be punished for the same offence in the past three months. The 34-year-ol...
Gul & Irfan return boost Pakistan for New Zealand T20s
Dubai – Paceman Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan‘s return is a huge boost for former world champions Pakistan ahead of two Twenty20 internationals against an under-strength New Zealand starting in Dubai on Thursday. The 30-year-old Gul is back after suffering fr...
Pakistan cricket chiefs apply for reassessment of Ajmal’s action
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan cricket chiefs said Tuesday they are seeking a reassessment of Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action which was deemed illegal in September, in a bid to clear the star off-spinner before next year’s World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bow...
Black Caps make Williamson stand-in skipper
Wellington – New Zealand on Monday named batsman Kane Williamson as stand-in captain for the upcoming limited overs series against Pakistan, allowing regular skipper Brendon McCullum to take a break. The move confirmed Williamson’s status as McCullum’s long...
New Zealand’s McCullum mauls Pakistan after Craig’s best
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Opener Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest century by a New Zealand batsman to give his team the upper hand in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Friday. The Kiwi skipper completed his tenth hundred off...
Nadal, Murray join Hughes tributes
Sydney – World sport mourned the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday with former greats, politicians and even Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, from a country with little cricket culture, paying tribute. Ripples from the demise of Hughes,...
Craig derails Pakistan after Hafeez’s best in Sharjah
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig took seven wickets to derail Pakistan on the second day of the third and final Test in Sharjah Friday after Mohammad Hafeez fell three short of his double hundred. Craig ended the day with ...
Phillip Hughes, talented young cricket batsman loved by all
Sydney – He was a country boy whose love for the “Baggy Green” took him all the way from a rural Australian town to the bright lights of international cricket when he made his Test debut aged just 20 in South Africa. But despite breaking records on that tou...
Cricket world stunned by Hughes’ death
Sydney – Players and politicians expressed shock and grounds fell silent on Thursday as the cricket world plunged into mourning after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Ripples from the demise of Hughes, two days after he was knocked unconsciou...
Pakistan Blind cricket team leaves for Cape Town tomorrow
Looking to defend the title, Pakistan Blind cricket team will leave for Cape Town, South Africa tomorrow morning (Monday) from Lahore to compete in Blind Cricket World Cup. Zeeshan Abbasi will be seen leading the national team in the important event. The Bl...
Kenya to tour Pakistan for one-day series against Pakistan “A”
The Kenyan cricket team will arrive here in Pakistan on December 11 to play a five-match one-day series against Pakistan “A”. All five matches of the rubber will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, which was decided in a meeting chaired by PCB COO S...
New Zealand coach wary of Sharjah conditions
Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – New Zealand coach Mike Hesson warned his team needed to be at their best to compete on a flat Sharjah pitch where they meet Pakistan in the third and final Test from Wednesday. New Zealand seek a series-levelling win after l...
UAE face Afghanistan in World Cup warm-up series
Dubai – United Arab Emirates coach Aaqib Javed is hoping a series of four one-day internationals against Afghanistan starting this week in Dubai will help sharpen his team for next year’s World Cup. The February-March World Cup in Australia and New Zealand ...
Sarfraz Ahmed achieves career best ratings in UAE
Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has achieved a career-best ranking of 18th position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against New Zealand in the drawn second Test, which concluded in...
Pakistan’s Hafeez to undergo test of bowling action
Dubai – Under-scrutiny Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests on his suspect bowling action, an official said Wednesday. Hafeez’s action was reported during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last week. Under Intern...
Indian batsmen advance in ODI rankings
India’s hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli has moved to second place in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen following India’s 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka in the series that finished in Ranchi on Sunday, while his team-mate Rohit Sharma has vau...