Azhar might not be Pakistan captain on NZ tour, hints Wasim

KARACHI: Azhar Ali might not be Pakistan’s Test captain during next month’s tour of New Zealand after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan stated that the 35-year-old’s leadership will be reviewed. “The PCB will review Azhar’s performance as the Test captain ahead of the New Zealand tour and a final decision will be […]

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Hemp aims at improving Pakistan women team’s ranking

KARACHI: Newly-appointed Pakistan women’s team head coach David Hemp made no big promises on Thursday but expressed hopes of improving the national side’s ranking in international cricket during his tenure. Addressing his maiden media conference here at the National Stadium, the former Bermuda batsman, who famously scored an undefeated half-century — an unbeaten 76 — […]

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Major teams slated to tour Pakistan during 2021: Mani

ISLAMABAD: Terming the forthcoming home series against Zimbabwe as another positive step towards the revival of international cricket in the country, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani on Thursday said next year will be remarkable for local fans when several top-tier teams would slated to tour Pakistan. Speaking to a select group of media persons […]

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Abdullah vows to do well, if selected in playing XI

LAHORE: Citing former Australian captain and batting maestro Ricky Ponting as his inspiration, young Pakistan cricketer Abdullah Shafiq says he will try his best to produce fine performance whenever he gets the chance to represent the national team. “Ricky Ponting’s batting impresses me, I want to play like him and from Pakistan I rate my […]

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Zimbabwe’s Indian coach opts out of Pakistan tour

ISLAMABAD: Zimb­abwe’s cricket squad arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday — minus their Indian coach Lalchand Rajput, who had been advised to stay away from the rival South Asian nation. The 20-man Zimbabwe team will be competing in a series of three One-day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals against Babar Azam-led Pakistan side. The entire One-day […]

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Aleem to officiate in five matches of Zimbabwe series

LAHORE: Celebrated international umpire Aleem Dar has been assigned on-field duties in five of the six upcoming white-ball matches between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, which will be played from Oct 30 to Nov 10. The three 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup Super League matches will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, while Lahore’s […]

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England’s tour to Pakistan will be huge achievement, says Moeen

ISLAMABAD: England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes the English team’s proposed tour to Pakistan early next year would be a massive achievement and a huge step towards the revival of international cricket in the country. According to recent media reports, talks between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are […]

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Players may withdraw from tours due to bubble burnout: Morgan

LONDON: England’s players can withdraw from tours if they feel playing in bio-secure bubbles during the Covid-19 pandemic will take a toll on their mental health, limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has said. England hosted West Indies, Pakistan and Austr­alia after cricket’s restart in July, with the teams restri­cted to playing in Manchester and Southampton […]

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Britain says Russia on cyber offensive to sabotage Tokyo Olympics

Britain on Monday condemned what it said were attempts by Russian military intelligence to disrupt next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo with malicious cyberattacks. British officials said Unit 74455 of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency had conducted “cyber reconnaissance” operations against Games organisers, logistics suppliers and sponsors. They declined to give further details […]

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Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed left out of Zimbabwe series

Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed have not been picked for the upcoming Zimbabwe series, said head coach and chief selector Misbahul Haq on Monday while announcing the names of 22 probables for the ODI and T20I series. “I want to categorically state that their careers are not over by any means as performance remains the […]

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