PAKISTAN TOUR

  • BCCI rejects demand to cancel IndoPak series December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday shot down political party BJP's demand to cancel India's limitedovers series with Pakistan at home in the wake of visiting Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik insulting India. The board insisted that the matches would be held as scheduled. "There is no question of calling off...
  • Ajmal will be trump card against India: Whatmore December 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal will be Pakistan's "trump card" during their short cricket tour of India this month, coach Dav Whatmore said on Friday. The 35yearold Ajmal is ranked No. 1 in oneday internationals and Twenty20s, with 109 wickets in 71 ODIs and 69 wickets in 48 T20s. "Saeed Ajmal will...
  • Sports psychologist to accompany Pak team to India December 14, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to ensure that the national team produces successful results in India and South Africa. The chairman of the board, Zaka Ashraf, said on Friday that they will be sending a sports psychologist with the team to India. "Dr...
  • Yousuf not to be considered for India tour December 5, 2012

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf's Twenty20 and ODI career appears to be over after chief selector Iqbal Qasim made it clear that he would not be considered for the tour of India. "Yousuf is not under consideration for the tour to India," Qasim told reporters when asked about the selection...
  • Pakistan turn to fast bowlers for victory in India November 28, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday said they would rely on their pace attack to win the upcoming oneday series in India. Hafeez's remarks come at a time when England crushed India by 10 wickets in the Mumbai Test with their spinners Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann sharing 19...
  • Thackeray's death will not affect IndiaPak series: PCB November 18, 2012

    Karachi: PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf is confident that the death of India's firebrand leader Bal Thackeray will not affect their national team's upcoming tour to India even though the late leader's party has strongly opposed the revival of bilateral cricket ties. "I sent a get well message to Bal Thackeray despite...
  • Akram hopeful of trouble free IndiaPak series November 14, 2012

    Karachi: Fast bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday said he was confident Pakistan's hotlyanticipated tour of India next month would pass off safely and urged the two sides to use threats by Hindu radicals as motivation. Pakistan will meet their archrivals in five oneday internationals and two Twenty20s in December and...
  • Tight security for Pak cricket team: Shinde November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday assured "the best possible security" for the Pakistan cricket team that is slated to tour India from December 25 for a fivematch series. Shinde's assurance, made on the sidelines of an event here, comes against the backdrop of Shiv Sena's threat...
  • PCB approaches Inzamam, Akram for special camps November 8, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has sought the help of former captains Wasim Akram and InzamamulHaq to prepare the national team for the upcoming tours to India and South Africa. PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf told PTI that both the former greats had been approached and asked to hold specialised camps. "The...
  • PCB picks goodwill ambassadors for tour of India November 3, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has picked a 10member delegation of former players, who will act as goodwill ambassadors in India during the muchanticipated bilateral series next month, but questions are being raised about the choices made by the PCB. The Board's Executive Coordination Committee has decided to invite the...
  • PCB chief hails revival of IndoPak ties November 2, 2012

    Lahore: Relieved they might be at the revival of bilateral cricket ties with India but that would not stop the PCB from sending a delegation across the border to "take stock" of the security arrangements for Pakistan team's tour next month. PCB chief Zaka Ashraf told reporters that the Board welcomed...
  • PCB wait for India tour itinerary October 20, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board is still awaiting the tour itinerary from its Indian counterpart for the muchanticipated bilateral series between the two countries later this year. PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf told reporters that the BCCI was expected to send the final schedule for the series which is to be played...
  • IndoPak Kolkata ODI tentatively on Jan 3 October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The oneday international between India and Pakistan scheduled to be played at Kolkata's Eden Gardens will be held on on January 3. "The decision is more or less unanimous that the India versus Pakistan match will be held at the Eden Gardens on January 3. After discussions with board...
  • Pakistan unlikely to get Mohali match September 8, 2012

    Lahore: The BCCI has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board's request to schedule one of the three ODI matches during their upcoming limited overs series in Mohali as it doesn't conform to the rotation policy practised by the former. "They have expressed their regrets stating that they have a rotation policy of...
  • T20 WC key to India tour selection: Akmal August 24, 2012

    Colombo: Having made a comeback into the Pakistan team after a gap of one year, senior wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is determined to do well in the coming ODI series against Australia and in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka to get selected for the threematch ODI series against India...
  • Shahid Afridi wants India to tour Pakistan August 23, 2012

    Karachi: He is looking forward to Pakistan touring India later this year, but flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi feels the resumption of bilateral cricket ties between the two countries can be a complete success only if the Indians also visit his nation. After returning home from Colombo on Wednesday, Afridi said he...
  • Cricket and politics should not be mixed: Bedi July 19, 2012

    Srinagar: Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday extended his support to the revival of IndoPak cricketing ties, saying the sport should not be mixed with politics. "We are living in free India, there are those who oppose, but I am of the view that there should be matches between...
  • Bilateral series is a positive step: Zaka Ashraf July 16, 2012

    The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Zaka Ashraf has appreciated BCCI's move of reviving the bilateral series. ...
  • Fans are excited about IndoPak series July 16, 2012

    After the BCCI announced the revival of IndoPak bilateral series, cricket fans of both the countries are excited. ...
  • Gavaskar is entitled to his opinion: Shukla July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Refusing to react to Sunil Gavaskar's criticism of the Indian cricket board's decision to resume bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan, senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla on Monday said that the former India captain was entitled to his opinion. "I don't want to react to individual opinion. Everyone is entitled...
  • Gavaskar slams BCCI for hosting Pakistan July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar has come down hard on the BCCIs decision to revive bilateral ties with Pakistan, claiming that the short limitedovers series in DecemberJanuary was in poor taste considering Pakistans noncooperation in the Mumbai terror attacks probe. "Being a Mumbaikar I feel what is the urgency when there...
  • Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata to host Pak ODIs July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: After it was confirmed that Pakistan would be touring India for a brief limited overs series, the BCCI has also fixed the venues. The three ODIs will be played at Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi while the two Twenty20 internationals will be played in Bangalore and Ahmedabad. Bilateral cricketing relations between...
  • Sangakkara beats Bradman's Test record July 4, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has been on a recordbreaking spree in the second Test against Pakistan here at the SSC grounds in the capital. Sangakkara scored his 30th career Test century and ninth against Pakistan in the rainhit Test match on Tuesday and was involved in a 200run partnership...
  • Misbah back to boost Pakistan in 2nd Test June 29, 2012

    Colombo: Captain MisbahulHaq will return from suspension to bolster Pakistan's underpressure batting lineup for the second Test against Sri Lanka starting on Saturday. Misbah missed the series opener for a slow over rate offense as the Sri Lankans took a 10 lead with a 209 runs win at Galle after Pakistan...
  • No IPL exposure makes SL series tough: Hafeez May 19, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's newlyappointed Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez believes his players face a tough challenge against Sri Lanka in the coming series as they have been deprived of an opportunity to enhance their skills by not being invited to play in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). "My concern is that we...
  • Pakistan's new T20 captain calls for trust May 18, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly appointed Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday called for trust and a good environment in the dressing room ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka. The talented Pakistan team often makes headlines over rows between the players and a volatile dressing room atmosphere, but Hafeez said...
  • FICA objects to Bangladesh touring Pakistan April 19, 2012

    Melbourne: The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) has described Bangladesh's decision to tour Pakistan for an ODI and a Twenty20 match as "chaotic and contradictory", saying players' safety should not be put at risk to "enhance someone's political or other aspirations". Bangladesh, in the last week of April, would be...
  • Eoin Morgan geared up for India stint December 1, 2011

    London: England batsman Eoin Morgan is gearing up for his return to the side with a nineday batting camp in India this month as part of the England Performance Programme. Morgan, 25, had been ruled out of England's fivematch ODI tour of India last month, after it was confirmed by...
  • New Zealand call off Pak tour after Lahore attack March 4, 2009

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket officials said they expect to cancel this year's scheduled tour of Pakistan and play the series in a neutral venue in the wake of Tuesday's attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. NZC Chief Executive Justin Vaughan told a New Zealand radio station on Wednesday the...