PAKISTAN

  • World Cup: AB de Villiers wicket pumps up Pakistan's Sohail Khan March 9, 2015

    Auckland: Pakistan paceman Sohail Khan said on Monday that taking the wicket of South African master blaster AB de Villiers would inspire him to greater heights at the World Cup. Sohail, who turned 31 on Friday, celebrated his birthday in style a day later when he dismissed the South Africa skipper...
  • PM Narendra Modi will certainly visit Pakistan in 2016: Sartaj Aziz March 9, 2015

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will "certainly visit" Pakistan in 2016, the Pakistan's top foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday. Pakistan will host the summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in 2016, of which India is a member along with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the...
  • ICC World Cup, Race to Quarters: the scenarios from Pool A and B March 9, 2015

    32 matches and 23 days - still only two teams confirmed for the quarter-finals. That's the cut-throat nature of the 2015 ICC World Cup. A tournament that was being criticised for its format favouring the Test nations is in danger of losing at least two of them, and Ireland's three wins...
  • World Cup: Waqar Younis wants more balance between bat and ball in ODIs March 8, 2015

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has urged the International Cricket Council and its member boards to sit down and have a rethink on balancing the 50-over format for the good of the game. In an interview to Reuters from Australia, the former test captain said he had no doubts that bowlers are...
  • Tainted Mohammad Amir set for return to domestic cricket March 8, 2015

    Islamabad: Considered among the best young bowlers in the world when he was hit with a five-year fixing ban in 2010, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir embarks on the long road to redemption on Monday in his return to domestic cricket. The 22-year-old left-armer is set to play for Omar Associates in...
  • ICC World Cup: Shami is the best among Indian pacers, says Aaqib Javed March 8, 2015

    Hamilton: Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed feels that Mohammed Shami is the best Indian paceman on view and his performance has been key to India's good show in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. Shami has been the pick of India's pace attack taking 9 wickets from three matches and his...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa taken aback by aggressive Pakistan March 8, 2015

    At the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992, Imran Khan stood at the pitch of the WACA at the toss of a must-win fixture against Australia. The Pakistan team record at that point in the tournament read as follows: Won: 1. Lost: 3. No Result: 1. Imran arrived at the...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed elated at equalling Adam Gilchrist record March 8, 2015

    Auckland: Recalled Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed said on Sunday he was excited at being bracketed with Australia great Adam Gilchrist after equalling the record for most catches behind the stumps in a one-day international innings. The 27-year-old, who did not feature in Pakistan's first four matches of the World Cup, marked...
  • Watch: Pakistan roar back, Ireland on song; ICC World Cup, Day 21 highlights March 8, 2015

    Pakistan made their most significant kill of the edition to upset South Africa, while Ireland continued their dream run by beating Zimbabwe. Watch highlights from Day 21 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Pakistan isn't about burqa-clad women; it's a misconception: Aamina Sheikh March 8, 2015

    Gender inequity is a mindset, not necessarily a behavioural problem, believes Pakistani actress Aamina Sheikh. Having lived in a society where a woman is made aware of her limitations all the time, Aamina has managed to tame life to her terms. She has carved a niche for herself in Pakistani...
  • World Cup: AB de Villiers disappointed after loss against Pakistan March 7, 2015

    AB de Villiers took responsibility for the shock 29-run World Cup loss to Pakistan and said his team needs to give more. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Don't take Pakistan lightly, says Saeed Ajmal March 7, 2015

    Karachi: Spinner Saeed Ajmal has warned all the participating nations in the cricket World Cup to be wary of a resurgent Pakistan side after they upset favourites South Africa in Auckland on Saturday. Ajmal, who couldn't play in the tournament as he was undergoing remedial measures for an illegal bowling action,...
  • World Cup: We will take this confidence to the last game, says Misbah-ul-Haq March 7, 2015

    Auckland: Upbeat after a 29-run victory over South Africa in a rain-curtailed World Cup game, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday said his side would take the winning confidence through to their last pool match against Ireland on March 15. "Of course, beating South Africa, who are really playing good cricket, everybody...
  • World Cup 2015: Waqar Younis sees spirit of 1992 in reborn Pakistan March 7, 2015

    Auckland: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis senses his team are developing the same belief which propelled Imran Khan's "cornered tigers" to the World Cup in 1992 after their thrilling victory over South Africa. Pakistan, whose innings was twice interrupted by rain, were bowled out for 222 in 46.4 overs with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Hope Pakistan bowlers stay fit to last long March 7, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Pakistan picked a very good side against South Africa. They identified the missing link by bringing Sarfraz...
  • World Cup: We were stuck in second gear, admits AB de Villiers March 7, 2015

    Auckland: South Africa captain AB de Villiers took responsibility for the shock 29-run World Cup loss to Pakistan on Saturday, blasting his team for being stuck in "second or third gear". Pakistan pulled off a hard-fought triumph under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a match shortened to 47-overs-a-side at Auckland's Eden Park. Pakistan's...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pakistan show how dangerous they can be March 7, 2015

    Auckland: Pakistan made a winning return on Saturday to the venue where they defeated New Zealand in their 1992 cricket World Cup semi-final before going on to win the tournament for the first and only time. After a shaky start to the Cup, including a crushing defeat by West Indies in...
  • Kings of Cricket: Bowlers help Pakistan beat Proteas by 29 runs March 7, 2015

    AB de Villiers' spirited knock of 58-ball 77 went in vain as South Africa lost to Pakistan by 29 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method. ...
  • World Cup: Pakistan survive De Villiers scare to upset South Africa March 7, 2015

    When Pakistan put up a mere 222 on the board against AB de Villiers's South Africa, at glorious Eden Park of the short straight boundaries, the epitaph was written. Here lies Pakistan, once gloriously mercurial, led by Imran the majestic, now mediocre in surrender, shepherded by Misbah the meek. Exactly...
  • Two PCB ex-chairmen among five served with legal notice March 7, 2015

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has sent legal notices threatening defamation proceedings against two of its former chairmen, two former Test cricketers and a politician for allegedly accusing the current executive committee chairman of fixing matches. Former PCB chairmen Ijaz Butt and Khalid Mehmood, ex-players Aamir Sohail and Sarfraz Ahmed along...
  • India, Pakistan both to benefit from improved relationship: US March 7, 2015

    Washington: Encouraged by the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, the US has said both of the two South Asian neighbours stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an improved relationship. "We certainly were encouraged that they decided to resume dialogue and obviously believe that both India and Pakistan stand...
  • Pakistan to name schools after victims of Peshawar massacre March 7, 2015

    Peshawar: Pakistan is renaming dozens of government-run schools after the the students killed by Taliban terrorists in a massacre at an army-run academy in the northwestern city of Peshawar in December, an official said on Friday. The school attack by six gunmen believed linked to the Pakistani Taliban killed 153 people,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 29, Pool B March 7, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Auckland: On the back of grey skies and a persistent drizzle, an unstoppable force breezed into Auckland ahead of the weekend. AB de Villiers, in red-hot form, has refused to be denied thus far in South Africa's campaign and has...
  • NIA files charge sheet in Pakistan-instigated espionage case March 6, 2015

    Chennai: National Investigation Agency on Friday filed the charge sheet in a court in a case of alleged espionage and attempts to carry out sabotage activities in India at the instigation of Pakistan. It was filed at a NIA court against Thameem Ansari, a suspected operative of ISI now on...
  • Pakistan captures 48 Indian fishermen with 8 boats March 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Friday apprehended 48 Indian fishermen and seized 8 of their boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast, officials of National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) said. The Forum claimed that the Pakistani agency guards fired several rounds in the air to overpower these...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: teams getting down to the business end March 6, 2015

    The only remaining unbeaten teams at the Cricket World Cup - India and New Zealand - hope to consolidate their already strong positions as the tournament moves into the final week of preliminary matches. Defending champion India, in first place in Pool B after three wins, can clinch a quarterfinal place...
  • Pakistan: Students form human shield to protect Hindus celebrating Holi March 6, 2015

    Islamabad: A human shield was formed at the Holi celebrations at Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi to show solidarity with and protect Hindus in attendance. The National Student's Federation (NSF) organised the formation of a human shield on Friday, the demonstration is an attempt to promote interfaith coexistence and cooperation among...
  • World Cup 2015: Buoyant Pakistan face stern South Africa test March 6, 2015

    Auckland: On the back of grey skies and a persistent drizzle, an unstoppable force breezed into Auckland ahead of the weekend. AB de Villiers, in red-hot form, has refused to be denied thus far in South Africa's campaign and has been the beating heart of the run-making in what has...
  • ICC World Cup: Misbah backs bowlers to slam brakes on South Africa March 6, 2015

    Auckland: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq insists his bowlers can slam the brakes on South Africa's batting superstars in Saturday's World Cup clash in Auckland with AB de Villiers their prime target. South Africa have blasted totals of 400-plus in their last two Pool B matches with De Villiers notching one-day international cricket's...