Pakistan

  • Pakistan selectors want to drop Younis Khan from ODIs 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Karachi: The national selectors who are under fire for not showing up for the ongoing National T20 Championship matches, want Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq to bat at number three position in the 50-over format. A source aware of the developments said that the six-member selection committee, which is headed by...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit other formats to focus on T20 9 hours 45 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder and national T20 captain Shahid Afridi may join the growing band of international cricketers who have opted to retire from other formats to focus only on T20 cricket. Afridi told reporters at the national stadium that he could quit one-day internationals after the 2015 World Cup to...
  • PCB chief looks to foster closer ties with India 9 hours 58 minutes ago

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan will undertake a tour of Asian cricket playing nations early next month in a bid to foster closer ties with BCCI and mend fences with Bangladesh. "My prime objective is to foster closer relations with all these countries because I believe that if the Asian bloc...
  • Pakistan world's worst in religious freedom: US government commission 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    Washington: Expressing concern over the deteriorating religious freedom in Pakistan, including attacks on minorities like Hindus and Christians, an independent, bipartisan US government commission has told lawmakers that Pakistan represents the worst situation in the world for religious freedom. In her testimony before the Committee on House Oversight and Government...
  • PCB plans to import software for detecting illegal actions 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former captain and Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) domestic operations chief Intikhab Alam said the board is mulling on importing an Australian software to detect bowlers breaking the 15-degree elbow extension limit allowed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). "Besides setting up a biomechanics lab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA)...
  • Saeed Ajmal not essential to Pakistan's World Cup hopes: Miandad 23 hours 37 minutes ago

    Karachi: Batting legend Javed Miandad said on Thursday Pakistan could still win next year's World Cup even if star spinner Saeed Ajmal remained suspended due to a chucking ban. Ajmal, the world's leading one-day bowler, was suspended last week after tests found his action vastly exceeded the permitted 15 degrees of...
  • Pakistan: Tribunal seeks record of Dr Afridi who tipped CIA on Osama Yesterday

    Peshawar: A tribunal in Pakistan's tribal area on Thursday directed authorities to produce records of the case of Dr Shakil Afridi who tipped the CIA to trace Osama bin Laden in the country in 2011. Afridi, who helped the American spy agency in tracing the then al-Qaeda chief bin Laden through...
  • Shahid Afridi urges team-mates to rally for World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    Karachi: Veteran Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi urged his team-mates to back one another if they were to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and end the country's 23-year long wait for the coveted trophy for the second time. Afridi, who has been re-appointed the Twenty20 captain, said...
  • Asian Games hockey: Change in format a challenge for India, Pakistan Yesterday

    Incheon: Coaches and tacticians will be put to the test in Incheon from Saturday when the field hockey competition commences at the Asian Games under a new format introduced in a bid to make the game faster. Four 15-minute quarters will replace the previous format of two 35-minute halves, bringing coaches...
  • JDU warns of attempts for imposition of 'Pakistan model' in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Targeting BJP over the issue of communalism, JD(U) on Wednesday asked minorities, OBCs, SCs and STs to come together even as it warned of attempts for the imposition of a "Pakistan model" in the country. "Some people say Hinduism is in danger. There is no other country in the...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks case: Defence lawyers oppose 'video-link' trial in Pakistan 2 days ago

    Lahore: Defence lawyers in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday opposed the plea before a Pakistani anti-terrorism court to hold the trial of the seven accused through a video-link or allow witnesses to submit their recorded statements. In the last hearing, the prosecution lawyers had filed an application in the...
  • Ajmal will undergo bio-mechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • Pakistan army kills 40 terrorists in North Waziristan 2 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 40 militants were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes by Pakistani military in the restive North Waziristan tribal region where it has launched a major offensive against the Taliban. Five hideouts and ammunition dumps of the militants were also wiped out in the strikes carried out in Nawae Killi...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says Misbah-ul-Haq Yesterday

    Captain Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...
  • Afridi shouldn't take captaincy for granted: Miandad 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad has supported the decision to reappoint Shahid Afridi as the Twenty20 captain but cautioned the all-rounder against taking the position for granted. Afridi was sacked from the post in 2011 after a bitter feud with then coach Waqar Younis. Miandad said Afridi's batting form would...
  • PCB assures Ajmal full support in rehabilitation 2 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan assured his full support in getting banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international fold. Shaharyar said Ajmal had served Pakistan with great distinction and now it was time for the board to stand beside him. He said Ajmal is determined for his...
  • Asian Games: Pakistan determined to defend hockey gold 2 days ago

    Incheon: Muhammad Imran doesn't consider a lack of international competition recently to be any barrier to his Pakistan field hockey team's Asian Games title defence. "We've trained with the aim of winning the gold medal again," the 34-year-old Pakistan captain told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "We may not have played...
  • World Cup-starved Pakistan welcomes trophy visit 2 days ago

    LAHORE: Pakistan welcomed the World Cup trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour on Tuesday, with skipper Misbahul Haq vowing to win it for the isolated nation and its terror-hit people. The International Cricket Council (ICC) sent the most coveted trophy in the game on tour to...
  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs 2 days ago

    Sydney: Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's one-day international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury. Hughes, who was overlooked for the original squad despite scoring two half-centuries against South Africa in the recent...
  • Players need to shed their 'fear' of defeat: Shahid Afridi 3 days ago

    Karachi: Soon after being re-appointed as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi on Tuesday urged his players to shed of any "fear" of losing and play their "natural" game. In his first message after being given the responsibility by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) till the 2016 World T20, Afridi,...
  • Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the limited-overs cricket series against Pakistan next month due to a hamstring injury that forced him home early from a recent series in Zimbabwe. In a statement Tuesday, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said tests had confirmed "a significant hamstring injury" that would force...
  • Over 1,000 Pakistani parliamentarians face suspension 3 days ago

    Islamabad: More than 1,000 parliamentarians in Pakistan are facing their membership's suspension if they continued to not submit their assets' details to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has revealed that out of 1,174 parliamentarians only 96 have submitted details of their assets, Geo News...
  • Doosra not illegal, says inventor Saqlain Mushtaq 3 days ago

    Sydney: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, widely acknowledged as the inventor of the 'doosra', has come out in defence of the controversial delivery and said that he try best to help his compatriot Saeed Ajmal rectify his faulty action. Ajmal, one of the finest spinners in World cricket, has been banned...
  • Michael Clarke on track to play Test series against Pakistan 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke seems to have overcome his hamstring problem and is on track to play the Test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. There were fears that Clarke's hamstring injury was tendon-related, but according to Sydney Morning Herald, the injury is not as serious...
  • Australia build artificial pitch for spin practice 3 days ago

    Australia have built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help their batsmen deal with spin-bowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past. The surface, which is intended to mimic the conditions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • Pakistan: Angry passengers bar Rehman Malik, PML-N leader from boarding flight after delay 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani were barred from boarding Islamabad-bound PIA flight from Karachi as they delayed it by two-and-half hours, Dawn reported. A video clip showed that irate airline passengers held the...
  • PCB considering Sohaib Maqsood for T20 captaincy: sources 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger...
  • Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for T20 event before 2015 World Cup 3 days ago

    Karachi: Former captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding the national T20 championship before the World Cup 2015. "I don't understand the logic behind having the national T20 event at this time when we are hardly going to play two or three T20 matches against Australia...