Pakistan

  • Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pakistan hockey team 17-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Karachi: In a bid to pull Pakistan out of their recent slump, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh as the senior teams' coach. Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup to be held in the Netherlands in June - a humiliating first for the four-time...
  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job 15-04-2014 11:36 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said on Tuesday that he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted by corruption. The 45-year-old, who famously blew the whistle on match-fixing in 1994 and 1995, last week refused to take up the chief...
  • Pakistan cricket must restore international confidence: ACC 15-04-2014 09:54 PM

    Pakistan authorities need to restore the confidence of the cricketing world to bring international activity back to the country, an Asian Cricket Council official said Tuesday. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since a brazen militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram 15-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Time right for Pak players' comeback into IPL: Akram Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the time is right for Pakistani players to be allowed back into the Indian Premier League as it would help the event connect with more fans in not just the subcontinent but all over...
  • PCB official seen with Kaneria, raises eyebrows 15-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to face some questions from the ICC after one of its senior officials was spotted at a private match in Houston, USA where banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria also played. A friendship series of T20 matches in Houston was held from April 11...
  • PCB keen to bring back Waqar Younis as chief coach 14-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is keen to bring back former skipper Waqar Younis as the chief coach of the national team as current coach Moin Khan is tipped to take over as the head of the national selection committee. According to a report published in The Dawn, the legendary...
  • PCB expecting six Test series vs India between 2015 and 2023 13-04-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is expecting to play at least six home and away Test series against India in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023 which will also include an "off-shore" home series in the United Arab Emirates. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, "The...
  • A Pakistan where people want Modi as PM 13-04-2014 06:10 PM

    It's true. People of this Pakistan want Narendra Modi to become prime minister of India. More than 250 residents, including over 100 voters of a village called "Pakistan" in Bihar's Purnea district, are set to vote for the BJP to help Modi to fulfil his dream. "We want Narendra Modi...
  • Gunmen kidnap 100 villagers in northwest Pakistan: government 13-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Peshawar: Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said. Officials said they suspected that the gunmen are Taliban who attacked because the villagers supported the government. Three local government officials told Reuters that the gunmen had initially taken around...
  • Pakistan may cut Ajmal's English county stint 12-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's stint with English county Worcestershire may be set for a shorter duration to compensate for his country's hastily-arranged Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka. "We are still discussing how much time he (Ajmal) can be away as we now have a scheduled series in...
  • Salman Butt wants PCB to treat banned players equally 12-04-2014 08:51 PM

    Islamabad: Former captain Salman Butt asked the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday to treat banned players equally in their bid to resume domestic and international careers. Butt and team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup 12-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to meet PCB chief 12-04-2014 10:29 AM

    Karachi: After days of speculation and drama, Pakistan former captain Rashid Latif has turned down an offer to meet PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who wanted to convince the ex-wicketkeeper to take over as the new chief selector. Rashid caused a stir in Pakistan's cricket circles when he turned down the...
  • PCB awaits BCCI confirmation on bilateral series 12-04-2014 10:25 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board's concerted efforts to get bilateral series with India finally seem to be paying off with the BCCI promising to confirm its agreement over tours within a week's time. A PCB official, giving details of the discussions the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi held with other officials...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced 12-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International...
  • Pakistan: 16 terrorists killed in fresh infighting 12-04-2014 07:09 AM

    Peshawar: At least 16 militants were on Friday killed in Pakistan's restive northwest in the latest bout of violence in nearly a week of infighting between rival factions of the banned Taliban that has claimed 40 lives so far. The clash started between two rival Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) factions a few...
  • Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket by year end 11-04-2014 08:41 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler, Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket this winter, if the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi is to be believed. Sethi told reporters in Lahore after returning from attending this week's executive board meeting of the (ICC in Dubai that...
  • Big Three's ICC deal benefits Pakistan, says Najam Sethi 11-04-2014 08:20 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chief Najam Sethi said Friday his country will get eight years of series, including with archrivals India, earning $30 million, after agreeing to the revamp of the game's governing body. Pakistan had opposed changes to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which hand the majority of powers and...
  • Pakistan should learn from Indian cricket: Moin Khan 11-04-2014 06:14 PM

    Karachi: India's continued dominance in ICC events and BCCI's influence in international cricket has prompted Pakistan coach Moin Khan to admit that India is not only a powerhouse but they should take a leaf out of the neighbour's book. The former wicketkeeper-batsman believes that Pakistan fans, players and board need...
  • Imran Khan likens Pakistan's former CJ with Indian umpire 11-04-2014 06:05 PM

    Lahore: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has compared former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry to an Indian umpire while criticising him for "refusing" to audit votes in four constituencies for alleged rigging during 2013 general elections. Khan, who heads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, recalled an Indian umpire, who according to him had...
  • Pakistan set to tour Lanka in August 11-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Karachi: Deprived of cricket at home due to security concerns, Pakistan have something to look forward to outside their turf after striking a deal with Sri Lanka for an away series on the sidelines of the ICC meet in Dubai. The tour dates are yet to be decided by the...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes 11-04-2014 09:03 AM

    Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram on Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory. Pakistan are in Group B of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, South Africa, the West...
  • Afghanistan cricketers to train in Pakistan 10-04-2014 11:49 PM

    Afghanistan's fast-rising cricket team will train in Pakistan under the guidance of two former international captains as they prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance next year, their coach said on Thursday. Aamir Sohail will help the batsmen while Rashid Latif will help the wicket-keepers as the minnows begin tuning...
  • Nawaz Sharif meets China's PM Li Keqiang 10-04-2014 07:54 PM

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discussed global and regional issues of mutual interest. Sharif met Li on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan province. Pakistan Premier arrived in China on Wednesday, his second visit after...
  • Mohammad Yousuf not happy with Latif's decision to turn down PCB offer 09-04-2014 08:38 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has expressed disappointment at Rashid Latif's decision to turn down an offer from the Cricket Board (PCB) to become the chief selector. "I am disappointed but at the same time I realise that no honest and straight-forward person will be able to work in...
  • Sania Mirza dispels rumours of differences with husband Shoib Malik 09-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble. The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player, who was on a private visit...
  • Pakistan: 23 killed, 40 injured in bomb blast 09-04-2014 11:31 AM

    At least 23 people were killed and over 40 others injured on Wednesday in a bomb blast that occurred on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital. The blast occurred in the fruit market in Sector I-11 of the capital, bordering the garrison city of Rawalpindi. No group has claimed responsibility...
  • PCB's contract with Mushtaq Ahmed put on hold 09-04-2014 09:50 AM

    Karachi: The disparity over fees paid to national coaches by the PCB has put on hold an impending contract between the board and former Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed. "Mushtaq has been offered the position of bowling coach at the national cricket academy but he is not satisfied with the monthly...
  • Rashid Latif yet to take charge as chief selector 09-04-2014 09:35 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and wicketkeeper, Rashid Latif is yet to take charge of his duties as chief selector in the Pakistan Cricket Board although it was officially announced by the board that he would take charge from April 1. A source close to Latif said he was yet to...