PAKISTAN

  • Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for World Cup 3 hours 54 minutes ago

    Karachi: Batsmen Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali, and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have been put on standby in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, to be held from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that after discussions with...
  • Pakistan suffer back-to-back losses to start NZ tour 10 hours 30 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Despite Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal showing some batting form ahead of next month's World Cup, Pakistan suffered back-to-back losses to a President's XI at the start of their New Zealand tour. Misbah scored 107 and Akmal 68 as Pakistan lost Monday's match by six wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval....
  • Contract row is no big deal: PCB official 13 hours 49 minutes ago

    Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the contract row with players in the World Cup squad would be sorted out this week. "It is no big deal... The players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New Zealand is talking...
  • World Cup 2015: Top ten surprise packages 14 hours 5 minutes ago

    Whenever a big cricket tournament, especially a World Cup, starts, we pick our favourite players who we think will perform well in the event. Many of the top players, as expected, do well to take their teams to win matches or even win the Championship. But there are also a...
  • Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to World Cup triumph 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    Karachi: If there is one team among the top eight at the World Cup which could either crash out embarrassingly in the first round or romp to the title, it's Pakistan. The talented yet unpredictable side are haunted by injuries to their fast bowlers, the suspension of match-winning spinner Saeed Ajmal...
  • India, US target Pakistan over terrorism but China calls it an 'all weather friend' 16 hours 12 minutes ago

    Beijing: Calling Pakistan an "irreplaceable" all-weather friend, China on Monday pledged full support to it amid the high-profile visit of US President Barack Obama to India. The comments came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi other leaders met visiting Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif. According to Pakistan army spokesman...
  • Talks not possible until Pakistan addresses our concerns: India 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    Islamabad: India on Monday said that talks with Pakistan were not possible until Islamabad addresses concerns highlighted by New Delhi, including that of terrorism. Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan said that negotiations with Pakistan were not possible in a climate of terrorism. The talks with Pakistan did not...
  • 'PCB working with players to resolve contract row' Yesterday

    Karachi: A senior official of Pakistan's national cricket board (PCB) on Monday said they were working with players to resolve a potentially unsettling contract row a month ahead of the World Cup. "It is no big deal the players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New...
  • Watch: BSF, Pakistan Rangers' retreat at Wagah Border Yesterday

    India's Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers on Monday evening showed exemplary enthusiasm at Wagah Border in Amritsar on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. ...
  • Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in New Zealand hotel Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the management to shift him to another room. According to media reports, Sohail woke up in the night scared, insisting there was a supernatural presence in his room. The youngster insisted on...
  • Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint Yesterday

    Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket's 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced on Monday. One of the most spectacular hitters of a cricket ball the game has know, the 34-year-old Afridi - nicknamed 'Boom Boom' for his dynamism...
  • Teenage cricketer dies in Pakistan after hit on chest Yesterday

    Karachi: In another tragic incident on the field, 18-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed died after being struck on the chest by a cricket ball. Doctors at the Orangi Town general hospital said that Mohammed died from a heart seizure after he was struck by the cricket ball during a club match in Orangi...
  • Pakistan media highlights Obama's India visit, nuclear deal Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistani media on Monday gave extensive coverage to US President Barack Obama's visit to India, highlighting the breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal and renewal of a 10-year defence cooperation between the two countries. Obama arrived in New Delhi on Sunday and in a departure from protocol, Prime Minister...
  • India, US ask Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Identifying terrorism as a major challenge, India and the US today stressed the need for joint and concerted efforts to disrupt terror entities including LeT, D Company and the Haqqani Network and asked Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 terror attack to justice. After his talks with...
  • Pakistan cricketers refuse to sign three-month extended contract 2 days ago

    Pakistan cricketers, who are currently touring New Zealand, have refused to sign the three-month extended contract that is given to them by the national cricket board (PCB). According to the Express newspaper, the national team players, after a meeting in New Zealand, declined to sign the extended contracts and informed the...
  • Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs after WC: Rashid Latif 2 days ago

    Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup. "I don't think this is the right time to retire for Shahid. Misbah has already announced he will retire after the...
  • Mohammad Amir return still a long way off: Reports 2 days ago

    Karachi: A senior official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reiterated on Sunday that banned paceman Mohammad Amir was still a long way from being considered for national selection. Pakistani media sparked off a hype this week that Amir could be returning to cricket by next month after International Cricket Council...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • Cartoon of the day: Barack Obama warns Pakistan against shielding terrorists 2 days ago

    In a stern message to Pakistan, US President Barack Obama has said the safe havens of terrorism within that country "not acceptable" and that those behind the Mumbai attack must face justice. ...
  • Indo-US Dialogue: 'Modi and Obama can take it to newer and greater heights' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The inaugural session of the Indo-US dialogue jointly organised by the Network18 and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) to mark the visit of the US President Barack Obama to India expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is capable of taking the relationship to a newer and greater...
  • Not everyone in Pakistan is a terrorist, says Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    Haridwar: Voices against terrorism do rise from time to time in Pakistan but successive governments in that country have failed to curb the scourge, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. "I don't think everyone in Pakistan is a terrorist. Voices against terrorism do rise from time to...
  • Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi undergo bowling test in Chennai 3 days ago

    Chennai: Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai. Apart from Ajmal, Bangladeshi right-arm off-break bowler Sohag Gazi, 23, also reported for testing on Saturday as per...
  • Pakistan to confer prestigious award on Peshawar school victims 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to confer prestigious bravery medals on the victims of December's Peshawar school massacre, officials said on Saturday. About 150 people, mostly children, were killed in the December 16 attack carried out by the Taliban. The decision to confer 'Tamgha-i-Shujaat' on the 145 students and staff members of the...
  • Can Pakistan break the India jinx at World Cup 2015? 3 days ago

    March 4, 1992, Sydney: India beat Pakistan by 43 runs March 9, 1996, Bangalore: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs June 8, 1999, Manchester: India beat Pakistan by 47 runs March 1, 2003, Centurion: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets March 30, 2011, Chandigarh: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs It's anybody's guess what...
  • J&K: BSF foils infiltration bid in Samba region 3 days ago

    Sambha: A major infiltration bid by terrorists has been foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF) ahead of President Obama's visit in the Samba region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Ministry has said that the infiltration bid happened in the Sabma sector on Thursday night. The BSF has said that a...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head 3 days ago

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • Arrested Indian accused of passing secrets to Pakistan's ISI 3 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The police arrested a 35-year-old man on Friday in Odisha, accusing him of passing military secrets to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. Police said Ishwar Chandra Behera was passing on information about missile activities conducted at a unit of India's Defence Research & Development Organisation, where he worked as a...
  • India and Pakistan must change their mindset: Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri 3 days ago

    CNN-IBN spoke to Pakistan's former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri at the Jaipur Lit Fest. "India and Pakistan must change their mindset," said Kasuri. ...