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  • Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for World Cup 4 days ago

    Karachi: Batsmen Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali, and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have been put on standby in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, to be held from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that after discussions with...
  • Shoaib Malik, Mahira Khan to feature in Ali Zafar's musical tribute to Peshawar attack victims 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar has brought together musicians, actors and sports persons for the video of his new single 'Urein ge', which translates into 'Will fly', to pay tribute to the victims of the Peshawar massacre. According to the Dawn, the video will feature big names like cricketer Shoaib...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • World Cup squads: Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal ignored by Pakistan January 7, 2015

    Karachi: Senior players Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal were ignored while fast bowler Sohail Khan made a comeback after nearly three years in wilderness in Pakistan's 15-member squad for the ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting on February 14. The six member selection committee, after intense deliberations with...
  • Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik unhappy with selectors and the PCB January 4, 2015

    Karachi: Out-of-favour Pakistan cricketers Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik minced no words in making it clear that they are not happy with the treatment meted out to them in recent times and said that the selectors and PCB need to have better communication with the senior players. In separate talks with...
  • Pakistan selectors in dilemma over selection of WC squad January 2, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan national cricket team selectors are in a dilemma over the selection of the final 15-member squad for the World Cup, which is scheduled to be announced on January 7 in Karachi. Their indecisiveness stems from the recent chain of events affecting key players in recent months and now in...
  • Pakistan ex-captain Shoaib Malik voices World Cup hopes January 1, 2015

    Karachi: Discarded former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik Wednesday said he wanted to play in next year's World Cup, but needed clarity on his role and must be told what is expected of him. The 32-year-old played the last of his 216 one-day internationals in June 2013, but was included in Pakistan's...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises suspended Saeed Ajmal to approach CAS December 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. "I had three months back said that Saeed will have to plead his own case and take legal action against the authorities challenging the...
  • 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,...
  • Pressure on Younis Khan to perform in NZ ODIs: Shoaib Akhtar December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former star players Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf feel that the next few one-day games against New Zealand will decide the future of senior batsman Younis Khan in limited-overs cricket. Both the players felt that Younis must be feeling the pressure now to perform and justify his place in...
  • Shoaib Malik fears 'chucking' calls, reluctant to play World Cup: reports December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik is reluctant to make himself available for national selection for the World Cup due to his bowling action and the prevailing environment in the team. Sources close to Malik told PTI that the all-rounder's reluctance stemmed from the fact firstly over the treatment he had...
  • Pakistan lose Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Maqsood to injuries November 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan have lost two of their young batsman, Ahmed Shehzad and Sohaib Maqsood, for the one-day series against New Zealand due to fitness issues. The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Saturday that Shehzad, who suffered a fracture of his right cheek bone during the first Test against New Zealand, has...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq hailed for his aggression in Pakistan win November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was hailed for his aggression and ambition on Monday after leading Pakistan to their first Test series win against Australia for 20 years. Pakistan won the second Test by their best ever margin of 356 runs to take the series 2-0 with Misbah hitting a record fastest Test...
  • Shoaib Malik relieved his bowling action not reported November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has heaved a sigh of relief after the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that his bowling action has not been reported by the match officials during a recent game in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. "Malik's action was scrutinised by the umpires and the match referee during a...
  • PCB rubbishes reports on Shoaib Malik's action being suspect November 2, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clarified that former captain Shoiab Mailk's action was not under scanner as reported in the media. An unnamed PCB spokesman was quoted as saying by the 'Dawn' newspaper that media reports that claimed that Malik's action was reported for being suspect, were baseless. "We have...
  • Malik says accepting Pakistan captaincy in 2007 World Cup was a mistake October 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and discarded allrounder Shoaib Malik has said he made a mistake in his career to accept the captaincy of the national team after the 2007 World Cup. "In retrospect, I think it would have been better if I had not accepted the captaincy in 2007. But I...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20, 1st semifinal October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20...
  • CLT20: Clinical Hurricanes beat Tridents by 6 wickets to enter semis September 28, 2014

    Hobart Hurricanes produced a professional performance as they beat Barbados Tridents in convincing manner to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Sunday. In their final group league encounter against the Caribbean outfit, Hobart bowlers stuck to their task dismissing the opposition for a paltry 113 in 19.4 overs...
  • CLT20: Hurricanes register easy 86-run win over Knights September 23, 2014

    Raipur: Hobart Hurricanes produced a commanding performance to beat Northern Knights by 86 runs in a Group B match to keep their hopes afloat in the Champions League Twenty20 here on Tuesday. Sent into bat, the Hurricanes rode on a brilliant half-century from Aiden Blizzard and Shoaib Malik's quickfire 45 to...
  • CLT20, Cobras vs Hurricanes: as it happened September 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After losing their star allrounder JeanPaul Duminy, an injuryhit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have lost their first games in Group...
  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list September 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik is likely to be given another chance at reviving his international career when the national selectors name the squad for the upcoming series against Australia and the list of probables for the 2015 World Cup. A wellinformed source close to the national selection committee told PTI...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday advised his compatriot Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the ban slapped on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his illegal bowling action. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal alone at this testing time for...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal...
  • Shami, Umesh, Aaron key to India's WC chances: Shoaib Akhtar September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his archrivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence. "Shami, Umesh (Yadav) and (Varun) Aaron are the ones....
  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik August 29, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace MisbahulHaq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national oneday team it should...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik August 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of MisbahulHaq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and...
  • Shoaib Akhtar criticises Pakistan after Test defeat August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has said that the players in the present national team need to show more heart and courage if they are to bounce back against Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. Akhtar was critical of the team's performance in the first Test which Pakistan lost...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation July 25, 2014

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an onfield altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...