Pakistan

  • Players need to shed their 'fear' of defeat: Shahid Afridi 1 hour 20 minutes 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 hours 49 minutes 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 hours 34 minutes 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 6 hours 8 minutes 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 6 hours 17 minutes 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 6 hours 45 minutes 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 8 hours 8 minutes 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 8 hours 55 minutes 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 10 hours 15 minutes 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 10 hours 25 minutes 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...
  • Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq 23 hours 53 minutes ago

    Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq. Ajmal, who was banned from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, denied he was under pressure after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban. The 36-year-old remained hopeful...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback Yesterday

    Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik is likely to be given another chance at reviving his international career when the national selectors name the squad for the upcoming series against Australia and the list of probables for the 2015 World Cup. A well-informed source close to the national selection committee told PTI...
  • Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid Afridi as limited-overs captain Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's out-of-favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq has once again spoken out in favour of appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national one-day and Twenty20 teams before the 2015 World Cup. Razzaq, who is these days playing league cricket in England, said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to...
  • India, Pakistan in war of words over 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed Yesterday

    New Delhi: A war of words of sorts has broken out between External Affairs Ministry and Pakistan's High Commissioner over 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. After Pakistan gave a sort of 'clean chit' to Saeed, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin remarked,"Our views on Hafiz Saeed are very clear. To us,...
  • Pakistan: Flood death toll crosses 300 Yesterday

    Islamabad: At least 312 people have died and over two million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan, even as swelling waters continued to ravage the country's southern Punjab province, officials said on Monday. The floods were triggered after massive monsoon rains that started on September 3 and continued...
  • Arrest of SL national points to failure of intelligence agencies, says former minister GK Vasan Yesterday

    Kumbakonam: The arrest of a Sri Lankan national in Chennai for allegedly spying for Pakistan pointed to the 'failure' of the central and state intelligence agencies and they should coordinate with Coast Guard and police for effective vigil, former Union minister GK Vasan said on Monday. "The Sri Lankan national's arrest...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ajmal told reporters in Lahore on Monday that the ban imposed on him from bowling in international cricket was disappointing but its not the end...
  • Pakistan: 1 killed in attack on polio team Yesterday

    Karachi: An official was killed on Monday when motorcycle-borne armed men attacked a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, seriously hampering the drive to eradicate the crippling disease. A campaign official said that armed men opened fire at the team in Pishin's Karbala area and killed the levies official....
  • Imran Khan booked for forcing police to release his party workers Yesterday

    Islamabad: Opposition leader and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has been booked for forcing police to release his party workers arrested in violation of Section 144, officials said on Monday. "We have registered a case against him in Bani Gala police station for interfering in police work and forcibly releasing the...
  • Pakistan: 12 killed in rescue boat tragedy 2 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 12 people of a marriage party, including the bridegroom and two children, were killed when a rescue boat capsized near the Pakistani city of Multan, even as ravaging floods continue to wreak havoc in the country affecting over two million people, officials said on Sunday. The boat was...
  • Pakistan dockyard attackers planned to hijack navy frigate 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Taliban militants who attacked Karachi's naval dockyard last week were planning to hijack a Pakistani navy missile frigate with inside help, indicating the extent of radicalisation within the forces. "It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009," the...
  • Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said. Senior police officer Mian Tanvir from the nearby city of Multan said the army-run boat carrying over 30 people capsized when it hit debris from a dike...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmann-coached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • HC orders release of protesters; Imran, Qadri mount pressure 2 days ago

    Islamabad: In a major boost to the morale of anti-government protesters, a Pakistani court on Sunday ordered the release of all arrested supporters of Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, a day after the two leaders suspended talks and mounted pressure on the embattled government. Pakistani police arrested several protesters and a...
  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • Pakistan militant group renounces violence 2 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistan Taliban militant group renounced violence to pursue implementation of Sharia in the country through peaceful means. The Punjabi Taliban militant group would now pursue the implementation of Islamic law through peaceful means, it said in a statement. The decision to end violence was taken after consultation with...
  • PCB to pay Saqlain Mushtaq Rs 1 million per month to coach Saeed Ajmal 2 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid a whopping Rupees One Million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal to undergo corrective measures in his illegal bowling action. Saqlain, who remains one of the top spinners produced in Pakistan cricket, is reportedly being paid one million...
  • Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 280 2 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 280 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan even as military specialists blew up dikes to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week...
  • Keep the 'door ajar' to achieve whatever is possible: Pakistan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month's "political setback" and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the "door ajar" so that whatever was possible could be achieved. The remarks were made by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit,...