Pakistan

  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 12, 2014

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  • Modi's Pakistan pitch in Kashmir: Can PM turn a new chapter in Indo-Pak relations? August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan. He said that the neighbouring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism. The Prime Minister said that the Indian Armed Forces are suffering more...
  • Danish Kaneria loses final legal challenge against life ban August 12, 2014

    London: Former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria has lost his final legal challenge in an English court against a life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for spot-fixing while playing for county side Essex, it was announced on Tuesday. Judge Stanley Burton, sitting in England's Court of Appeal, said...
  • Retirement decision was not easy, says Jayawardene August 12, 2014

    Colombo: Test cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant strokemakers when Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene quits the longer format after the second Test against Pakistan, starting in Colombo on Thursday. Few cricketers have exemplified the spirit of the game better than the gentlemanly 37-year-old, even though his pleasant...
  • Pakistan defeat doesn't augur well for Misbah's captaincy: Rashid Latif August 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan players on Monday criticised the national team's capitulation in the first Test against Sri Lanka, blaming defensive batting on the final day for the seven-wicket defeat. A trademark second innings collapse on Sunday meant Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 180 in Galle after the match...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi hits out at Imran Khan August 12, 2014

    Former PCB chairman, Najam Sethi on Monday, hit back at criticism and allegations made against him by cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan by stating that being made the head of the cricket board was a "punishment" for him not a "reward." Imran, who is going to lead a free Pakistan march to...
  • Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando named in Sri Lanka squad August 11, 2014

    Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando and left-hand opener Dimuth Karunaratne were included in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday. The 19-year-old Fernando, who is a left-arm fast-medium bowler, has been called up after performing well for Sri Lanka under 19 sides. Karunaratne, a regular Test...
  • Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over firing along the LoC August 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad and lodged a protest over "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops. Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay was summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) and issued a demarche over firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot sector on August 10-11,...
  • Umar Gul thinking to quit Test due to nagging Knee problems August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's seasoned pace bowler, Umar Gul has admitted that a nagging knee problem has forced him to think about quitting Test matches. Gul, who has played just eight One-day internationals and four T20 matches for Pakistan since having a knee surgery in Melbourne in May last year, said he...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan forces kill three militants including top Taliban leader August 11, 2014

    Peshawar: At least three militants including a top Pakistani-Taliban commander were killed in a joint operation carried out by the security forces and peace militia in northwestern Pakistan, security forces said on Monday. Qair Usman, a top Taliban commander was killed during an operation in Sonai Darra, a border village in...
  • Saeed Ajmal reported for suspected illegal bowling action August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on Sunday. The off-spinner must undergo testing within 21 days, an ICC media release said Monday. The match officials' report, which...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts, 2 BSF soldiers injured August 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired at 10 Border Security Force (BSF) posts on early Monday morning in Arania sector of Jammu. Two BSF soldiers have been injured. The gunbattle started around 2 AM. "Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons on 7 BOPs along IB in Arnia sub-sector...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers angry at team's performance August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's batting capitulation on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka has left many former players angry and red-faced. Batting legend and former captain, Hanif Muhammad had said at close on the fourth day that only a miracle could lead to a result in the Test...
  • Pakistan police charges cleric with murder and terrorism August 10, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistani police on Sunday registered three new FIRs against anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri under murder and terrorism charges and arrested 2,000 of his supporters from different parts of Punjab province. The total number of FIRs against the Canada-based cleric has reached to eight. The latest FIRs have been registered...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to take 1-0 lead August 10, 2014

    Galle: Rangana Herath grabbed 6 for 48 as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets on a remarkable last day of the first Test on Sunday. The left-arm spinner turned the game on its head when Pakistan, who trailed by 82 after the first innings, was bowled out for 180....
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Mendhar sector, no casualties August 10, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the second time on Sunday in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC). No injuries from Indian side have been reported in the firing. "Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts by resorting to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons in Mendhar sector...
  • Mushtaq defends Ajmal, Rehman after poor show in first Test August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's spin bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmed has defended the performance of spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Mushtaq, who has worked as spin bowling consultant with the England team before joining the Pakistan team, said Pakistan was playing a Test...
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks Don Bradman's 66-year-old record August 9, 2014

    Galle: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara struck his 10th double hundred on Saturday, surpassing the nine amassed by West Indian Brian Lara and puts him two behind the great Don Bradman. However, the left-hander managed to break Australian's 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus. The Sri Lankan captain...
  • 1st Test: Sangakkara's double ton spurs Sri Lanka ahead on Day 4 August 9, 2014

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 10th double century against reckless Pakistan as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for 9 for an overall lead of 82 runs on the fourth day of the first Test on Saturday. Pakistan lost opener Khurram Manzoor to left-arm spinner Rangana Herath to finish...
  • India to renew bilateral series with Pakistan in 2015: N Srinivasan August 9, 2014

    India and Pakistan will end their cricketing stalemate as both countries will renew their rivalry with a bilateral Test series in December 2015 as per reports. It is highely unlikely of India travelling to Pakistan as in the recent years UAE have been hosting matches. In the ICC's Future Tours Programme,...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, 20th attack in last 3 months August 9, 2014

    Rajouri: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan in BG sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Pakistani troops fired on Indian posts with small arms and automatic weapons to which the Indian side retaliated. No causalities have been reported so far. There have been more than 20 ceasefire violations...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • 1st Test: Sangakkara, Jayawardene flay Pakistan on rain-hit Day 2 August 8, 2014

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of century-makers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rain-hit third day of the first Test in Galle on Friday. The hosts, who began the day at 99 for 1 in reply to Pakistan's 451, carried...
  • BSF soldier captured by Pakistan Rangers returns to India, says was treated better than expected August 8, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers has returned the captured Border Security Force soldier, who had been swept away to Pakistan by strong current of Chenab river, to India. Satyasheel Yadav, the captured BSF soldier, said in Pakistan before he was to be handed over to BSF authorities that his boat accidentally strayed...
  • I was treated better than my expectation in Pakistan: BSF jawan August 8, 2014

    Islamabad: A BSF jawan, who was swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab river and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, on Friday said that he was treated "better" than his expectation and was looking forward to meeting his family. Satyasheel Yadav told reporters in Pakistan before he was to...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in state-only view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • Pakistan Rangers to hand over captured BSF soldier to India on Friday August 7, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Thursday informed Indian authorities that the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who got swept away by strong currents of Chenab river will be returned on Friday. The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the BSF soldier who was captured by...
  • Pakistan Rangers DG says captured BSF soldier will be returned to India soon August 7, 2014

    Jammu:The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who was swept away by strong currents of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir and was captured by them. "I want to say that we are returning the solider soon....