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  • Mohammad Hafeez waiting for visa to travel to Chennai for bowling tests 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is still waiting for a visa to be issued to all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez by the Indian High Commission in Abu Dhabi so that he can fly to Chennai for his informal bowling tests, an official said on Monday. A senior official of the Board said that the...
  • 2nd ODI: Williamson, Henry take New Zealand to a 4-wicket win over Pakistan December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Captain Kane Williamson smashed his sixth century in the last seven limited-overs matches and fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed 4 for 45 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 on Friday. Williamson held the innings together with an...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...
  • PCB may send Mohammad Hafeez back home December 10, 2014

    Dubai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may consider sending suspended all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez back home from their ongoing One-day International (ODI) series against New Zealand, it was reported by The Dawn on Tuesday. Pakistan is leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first match by 3 wickets in Dubai. The...
  • Off-spinners in firing line of ICC crackdown December 9, 2014

    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 a recommendation by its cricket committee in June to punish bowlers with suspect actions,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI December 8, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 8, 2014

    Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and the...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez suspended over bowling action: ICC December 7, 2014

    The International Cricket Council on Sunday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the offspinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level...
  • PCB applies for reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's action December 2, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chiefs said on Tuesday that 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 bowling at international level after a bio-mechanical analysis of his...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The start of the second day's play was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281...
  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 November 26, 2014

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked 23...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c),...
  • Mohammad Hafeez hopes to clear bowling test November 20, 2014

    Pakistan offspinner Mohammad Hafeez believes he doesn't extend his elbow beyond the allowed 15 degrees and will be cleared of a suspect bowling action in England next week. Match officials reported Hafeez's bowling action after Pakistan won the first Test against New Zealand by 248 runs last week when the offspinner...
  • Moin Khan hopeful Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared November 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan is hopeful that seasoned allrounder Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared soon and he will be available for the 2015 World Cup. Moin, who is also the manager of the national team that is presently playing against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates,...
  • Mohammad Hafeez doubtful for Pakistan's 2nd Test against New Zealand November 16, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan may have to play with two new openers in the second Test against New Zealand starting in Dubai from Monday, after all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez suffered a hamstring injury and was listed as doubtful. Hafeez scored an unbeaten hundred in the first Test in Abu Dhabi which Pakistan won by...
  • Pakistan retain under-scrutiny Mohammad Hafeez for second Test November 14, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday retained all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for the second Test against New Zealand despite his bowling action being reported. Hafeez's action was reported as suspect by match officials after the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, which Pakistan won by 248 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-Test...
  • Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspected illegal bowling action November 13, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against New Zealand, which Pakistan won by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi Thursday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team manager Moin Khan, cited concerns about the legality...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2 November 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a spirited unbeaten century and shared a record-breaking opening stand of 178 with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a commanding 269 for 1 at stumps on the first day of the first Test...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan dominate NZ on Day 1 with Shehzad ton November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Ahmed Shehzad hit a spirited unbeaten century and shared a record-breaking opening stand of 178 with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a commanding 269 for 1 at stumps on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand on Sunday. Shehzad made the Black Caps pay heavily...
  • Pakistan name unchanged Test squad for New Zealand series November 6, 2014

    Karachi: Riding on a wave of success, Pakistan selectors on Thursday retained the 16-member squad that outplayed Australia recently, for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. There were speculations that Hafeez might get the axe for the Tests against New Zealand as he struggled while opening against Australia, but chief...
  • Hafeez not worried about bowling action in Australia Tests October 19, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez said on Sunday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during a Champions League Twenty20 game last month. The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the first of two Tests against Australia starting in Dubai from Wednesday....
  • Mohammad Hafeez recovers from hand injury October 16, 2014

    Islamabad: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has fully recovered from a hand injury and is fit for next week's first Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, Hafeez missed the one-off Twenty20 and the three one-day internationals against Australia after injuring his left hand during a practice match at...
  • PCB takes 'Lion's share' out of CLT20 appearance fee for Lahore October 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 percent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Mohammad Hafeez and Co only USD 100,000 out of the USD 500,000 for their hardwork. According to reliable sources, the...
  • Younis Khan, Taufeeq Umar named in provisional squad for Australia series October 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani selectors have named experienced opener Taufeeq Umar and senior batsman Younis Khan in a 19-member squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates, starting next week. "This squad will be trimmed down to 15 members after the four-day side match against Australia in Sharjah from...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to undergo fitness test for Australia series October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will know on Tuesday if he can make the Test series against Australia after undergoing a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy. According to the chief medical and health officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Hafeez has resumed batting in the nets with the...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez out of Australia ODIs through injury October 4, 2014

    Pakistan all rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the limited-overs series against Australia due to a hand injury he sustained during a practice game. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Hafeez required five stitches after he split the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his left hand...
  • Mohammad Hafeez unfazed after action reported October 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday said he was surprised but not concerned after his bowling was reported during the Champions League Twenty20 in India, adding he had no plans to modify his action. The 33-year-old is key to Pakistan's attack in their series against Australia which starts with a...
  • As it happened: Perth Scorchers vs Lahore Lions, CLT20 Match 19 September 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go for the kill to qualify for the semi-final when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers. With reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders already...
  • CLT20: KKR's Sunil Narine reported for suspect action September 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine on Monday has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Dolphins here. The CLT20 organizing committee issued a media advisory late last night, confirming the development, that on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin...