Pakistan

  • Grant Flower named Pakistan batting coach May 15, 2014

    Pakistan appointed former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower as their batting coach Thursday in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team's management in their bid to win next year's World Cup. Grant, younger brother of former England coach Andy, will join in August during Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka. "We have completed...
  • Indian journalists told to leave Pakistan by May 20 May 15, 2014

    The only two Indian journalists stationed in Pakistan have been told to leave the country by May 20, a media report said on Thursday. Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India (PTI) and Meena Menon of The Hindu newspaper were told to leave the country by May 20, Dawn...
  • Pakistan, India agree to resume cricket series May 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Thursday said it had agreed to play a total of six cricket series against India from 2015 to 2023, the first since the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks suspended play between the teams. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it had signed an MoU with the Board of Control...
  • US supports journalists in reporting freely on countries: White House May 14, 2014

    The US supports the ability of journalists to freely report on countries around the world, the White House said on Wednesday on being asked about the Pakistan government's decision asking the two Indian journalists based in Islamabad to leave the country within a week. "Well, I'm not familiar with the specifics...
  • PCB increases players' salaries by 25 percent May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has given its players a 25 percent pay rise, taking a top-category contract to around $4,500 a month. The PCB also says in a statement on Wednesday that fees for Test matches will be increased by 25 percent and one-day internationals by 10 percent. The list of...
  • Veena Malik offers her kidney to prominent social worker May 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's controversial actor Veena Malik on Wednesday offered to donate her kidney to the ailing prominent social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. Malik, 30, made the offer during her visit to Edhi's residence with her husband Asad Khattack. Edhi, who has won numerous accolades and recognition for his work...
  • Expulsion of journalists by Pakistan a retrograde step: India May 14, 2014

    In a strong reaction, India on Wednesday termed as "regrettable and unfortunate" expulsion of the two Indian correspondents in Pakistan and said not allowing independent journalists to function was a "retrograde step". Asserting that free flow of information between India and Pakistan has long been recognised as an important confidence building...
  • Two Indian journalists virtually expelled from Pakistan May 14, 2014

    Islamabad/New Delhi: The two Indian journalists posted to Pakistan have been virtually expelled by the Pakistan government without assigning any reasons. Press Trust of India's (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and The Hindu's Meena Menon received letters late on Tuesday night from the Pakistan government informing them that their visas are...
  • Pakistan: Polio vaccine a must for exit travellers May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will require all travellers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination from June 1, 2014, the health ministry said on Tuesday. A statement from the ministry said the restrictions comply with a decision by the World Health Organisation advising travellers of all ages to be vaccinated by next...
  • Grant Flower in contention as Pakistan team's batting coach May 13, 2014

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower is in the running to become the batting coach of the Pakistan national team. "Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower is a strong candidate for the batting coach position while Richard Halsall as the fielding coach. The PCB has consulted with head coach, Waqar on both appointments...
  • New government must continue peace process with Pakistan: Omar Abdullah May 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that it is important that the new central government continues the peace process with Pakistan. Speaking at a discussion titled "Discussion between India and Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir - A historical perspective" at the Kashmir University, Abdullah said...
  • Pacer Umar Gul hopes to get complete fitness May 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul hopes a month-long summer training camp will help him regain full fitness before the series against Sri Lanka starts in July. Gul underwent knee surgery in Australia last year and skipped the Champions Trophy and Test series against Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Gul seemed...
  • Pakistan appoint Mushtaq Ahmed as spin coach May 12, 2014

    Lahore: Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role as England spin-bowling coach to take up a similar position with Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Mushtaq, who played 52 Tests for the country, will join their coaching set-up with immediate effect. Mushtaq had been working with England for the past...
  • Pakistan all set to name Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling consultant May 11, 2014

    The PCB is all set to appoint former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the spin consultant of the national team as his contract with the England team has expired. Reliable sources close to the former leggie said that the England Cricket Board has already released Mushtaq as new chief coach Peter Moores...
  • Pakistani woman denied permission to board Thar Express train May 11, 2014

    A Pakistani woman, who had come on a visit to India, was denied permission to board the Thar Express train on Saturday for her return journey due to incorrect visa documents, police said on Sunday. Naseema, who had come to India by the same train 20 days ago, wanted to return...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC for the fifth time in 15 days May 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight. "Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along...
  • Pakistan asks two Indian journalists to leave country in a week May 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Two Indian journalists Meena Menon of 'The Hindu' and Snehesh Alex Philip of the Press Trust of India (PTI) based in Islamabad have been asked to leave Pakistan in a week's time after their visas were not renewed for the last two months. The Pakistan government has not given...
  • PCB defends Waqar's appointment as Pakistan coach May 9, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chiefs on Friday defended their decision to appoint fast bowling legend Waqar Younis as head coach, after former interim coach Mohsin Khan lashed out at the decision. The Pakistan Cricket Board had on Tuesday handed Waqar a two-year contract for a second stint in the top job - without...
  • 1 killed, 30 injured as earthquakes hit southeast Pakistan May 9, 2014

    At least one person was killed and over 30 others injured on Friday when two earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.6 on the Richter scale, rocked southeast Pakistan. According to data from the US geological survey department, the first earthquake struck at around 3. 50 am and measured 4.5 on the Richter...
  • Mohsin Khan slams Waqar's appointment as Pakistan coach May 9, 2014

    Former interim coach Mohsin Khan hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board after he was overlooked for the national side's top job. Khan, 59, had applied for the position of head coach but the PCB on Tuesday handed a two-year contract to fast bowling legend Waqar Younis for a second stint...
  • Misbah does not deserve a place in Pakistan side: Yousuf May 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Thursday continued his tirade against current captain Misbah-ul-Haq claiming that he didn't deserve a place in the one-day squad. Asked what would be captain, Misbah's position in the team, Yousuf said he will not say anything as he just wanted to prolong his career. "I...
  • Waqar slams ex-players for questioning his appointment May 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's new head coach Waqar Younis has lashed out at former players and critics who have questioned his appointment by the PCB. While former skipper and ex-PCB director general Javed Miandad has termed chairman Najam Sethi's new appointments as unconstitutional, former chief selector Mohsin Khan has directly hit out at...
  • Pakistan to host New Zealand in the UAE ahead of 2015 World Cup May 7, 2014

    Pakistan will host New Zealand for a full series in the United Arab Emirates in November-December later this year ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that the series would include three Tests, five One-day Internationals and a T20 across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu...
  • Ajmal Kasab whom I taught is alive: Pak school teacher May 7, 2014

    Lahore: A teacher, who allegedly taught the 2008 Mumbai attack convict Ajmal Kasab, on Wednesday told a Pakistani court that the Ajmal he knew is alive and was not the one hanged in India. "I taught Ajmal but he was not the one hanged in India in connection with the Mumbai...
  • Hope Waqar-Moin combo would rid Pak team of divisions: Sethi May 7, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi says he has put faith in the combination of head coach Waqar Younis and chief selector-cum-manager Moin Khan to rid the national team of divisions and internal problems. "Waqar will be the strategic driving force in the team and Moin's main role is chief...
  • Najam Sethi, Javed Miandad engaged in war of words May 7, 2014

    Karachi: A war of words has broken out between the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi and former captain Javed Miandad after the latter's resignation from the post of PCB's Director General (cricket). Sethi reacted last night to the constant barrage of criticism unleashed by Miandad since his resignation was accepted...
  • Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban fails May 6, 2014

    London: Former Essex and Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed in his bid to overturn a life ban from cricket for breaking anti-corruption rules. Kaneria was banned for life in 2012 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on charges of inducing his Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to bowl deliberately...
  • Waqar Younis back as Pakistan coach May 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Waqar Younis received a second shot as Pakistan cricket coach on Tuesday. Younis was the coach for 18 months, leading the team to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup, then resigned after the series in Zimbabwe for personal reasons. A three-man committee including chief selector Moin...
  • Indian doctors more likely to be stopped from practicing in UK: Report May 6, 2014

    London: Indian doctors are at least four times more likely to be struck off from practising in UK than medics who are trained locally, according to latest figures. According to statistics from the General Medical Council (GMC), in the past five years, 117 doctors trained in India and Pakistan have...
  • Australian pacer Harris, Pattinson in doubt for Pakistan series May 6, 2014

    Sydney: Australian pace spearhead Ryan Harris is unlikely to make the trip to the United Arab Emirates in October for the Test series against Pakistan, bowling coach Craig McDermott said Tuesday. The 34-year-old quick underwent surgery on his knee in March after battling through the pain barrier to see his country...