PAKISTAN

  • Zimbabwe considering tour of Pakistan 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    Cape Town: Zimbabwe are close to accepting an invitation to play in Pakistan next month in a one-day series that could mark the first visit by a test-playing nation since 2009. Zimbabwe were keen to undertake the tour but still need to settle financial guarantees and a memoranda of agreement has...
  • Will quit if I am a burden on the team: Shahid Afridi 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    Karachi: Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has said he is ready to retire from international cricket the day he feels he is a burden on the team. Afridi, 35, announced retirement from One-day Internationals after the World Cup while he had quit Test cricket in 2010. He recently announced that he...
  • Pakistan bank on seniors to bounce back from 'lowest point' 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    With Misbah-ul-Haq returning to take over the captaincy, a beleaguered Pakistan will hope to bounce back from their "lowest point" in international cricket in the two-test series against Bangladesh starting at Khulna on Tuesday. Bangladesh won their first one-day international against Pakistan in 16 years before going on to make a...
  • Bangladesh call up uncapped Shahid for first Pakistan Test 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    Bangladesh included uncapped fast bowler Mohammad Shahid in their 14-man squad announced on Saturday for the first Test against Pakistan in Khulna. The 26-year-old right-armer, who has 56 first-class wickets to his credit, joins batsman Litton Das and all-rounder Soumya Sarkar in making their Test debuts. Das was part of the Bangladesh...
  • Pakistan sends 2 planes with relief goods, field hospital to Nepal 19 hours 34 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday sent two planes with relief goods, a field hospital and several paramedics and rescue workers to earthquake-hit Nepal. "Two C-130 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force carrying more than 50,000 lbs of relief goods arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu," Foreign Office said. The relief goods included ready...
  • Zaheer Abbas wants Waqar Younis to step down as head coach Yesterday

    Karachi: Batting great Zaheer Abbas on Sunday joined the chorus of former cricketers who have demanded the stepping down of head coach Waqar Younis after the humiliating defeats of the national team in Bangladesh in the ODIs and T20 International matches. "There is no doubt that Waqar was a great cricketer...
  • Waqar Younis interacts with players after Bangladesh drubbing Yesterday

    Karachi: Fed up with the spate of defeats in Bangladesh, Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and his deputy Mushtaq Ahmed have had a heart-to-heart to talk with the players and asked them whether they were satisfied with their coaching methods. A source close to the Pakistan team told PTI that after...
  • Zimabawe ask PCB for financial incentives for touring players Yesterday

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe cricket union has managed to convince its players to tour Pakistan for the one-off limited overs series in May but have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board for special financial incentives for their players as well. According to sources in the PCB the ZCU after holding talks with its...
  • Bangladesh cricket team to receive money, flats, cars 2 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday announced that flats and cars along with prize money will be given to the national cricket team for its brilliant performance in the World Cup and home series against Pakistan. Bangladesh's clinical 3-0 One-Day International (ODI) series sweep and maiden T20 International win...
  • Indian snookers to compete in World tourney in Pakistan 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said that Indian players will compete in the International Billiards and Snooker Federation World 6-Red and Team Championships to be held in Karachi from August 6 to 15. PBSA President Alamgir Sheikh told PTI that the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI)...
  • Mortaza, Afridi praise Bangladesh debutant Mustafizur Rahman 2 days ago

    Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman bowled superbly on debut in the lone Twenty20 International against Pakistan and both the captains had some special words for him. Mustafizur returned with 2/20 from four overs on Friday that helped the home team to their first T20I win over Pakistan by seven wickets at the...
  • Pakistan spinner Raza Hasan caught by police at rave party 2 days ago

    Karachi: Facing the prospect of a ban after failing a dope test, Pakistan's left-arm spinner Raza Hasan has got into more trouble after being caught by the police at an alcohol-fuelled rave party in Lahore. The 22-year-old was picked up along with a group of people for allegedly taking part in...
  • Injured Rahat Ali out of Test series against Bangladesh 2 days ago

    Karachi: Vanquished in ODIs, Pakistan suffered a blow ahead of the Test series against Bangladesh when left-arm paceman Rahat Ali was ruled out with a hamstring injury. With the two-Test series due to start on April 28, the Pakistan Cricket board said Rahat had yet not recovered from a hamstring injury...
  • One woman dead, 23 injured in stampede over water in Rajasthan 2 days ago

    Barmer: One woman has died while 23 others have been injured during stampede in Sani village on Indo-Pakistan border in Rajasthan. The stampede was triggered after people gathered to get water from a tanker. The village has not received any water from the past two weeks. Fourteen children are also among those...
  • Bangladesh name squad for first Test against Pakistan 2 days ago

    Litton Kumar Das and Soumya Sarkar, both top-order batsmen, and Mohammad Shahid, the right-arm paceman, were the uncapped players included in the 14-man Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Pakistan. Das, a wicketkeeper-batsman, has scored five first-class centuries and ended as the second-highest run-getter in the domestic one-day competition with...
  • Pakistan activist shot dead after she hosted a talk on politics of Baluchistan province 2 days ago

    Karachi: Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani human rights activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving her Karachi restaurant, where she also holds exhibitions and talks, when the gunman...
  • Sabbir, Shakib star as Bangladesh crush Pakistan in one-off T20I 3 days ago

    Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman struck unbeaten half-centuries to lead Bangladesh to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the lone Twenty20 on Friday. Bangladesh's first T20 win over Pakistan in eight matches followed a first series triumph in the one-day internationals. The two-test series starts on Tuesday. Shakib was...
  • China-Pakistan rail link should be through Islamabad-Karachi 3 days ago

    Beijing: With the USD 46 billion Sino-Pak Economic Corridor unveiled by President Xi Jinping stirring up a controversy in Pakistan, Chinese experts on Friday waded into the debate by suggesting that the proposed railway route be built through Karachi and Islamabad for commercial viability. A railway route along the eastern part...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, One-off T20I 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat against Bangladesh in one-off T20. Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • India, Pakistan spar over Kashmir at Bandung 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Islamabad: India has termed as "most unfortunate" Pakistan's reference to the Kashmir issue at the Asian African summit in Jakarta, an official in New Delhi said. The Indian objection came following a reference to the festering issue by Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisor Sartaj Aziz in his address at the Asian...
  • Pakistan hope Zimbabwe tour is first step out of wilderness 3 days ago

    Karachi: Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards -- Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting international cricket, but Zimbabwe's planned tour next month could restore hope. On March 3, 2009, Pakistani cricket suffered a cruel blow when the bus carrying the Sri Lankan Test team was attacked by...
  • Italian police operation targets Pakistan attack suspects 3 days ago

    Rome: Italian police said on Friday they were carrying out a "vast anti-terrorism" operation against an organisation inspired by al Qaeda that wanted to support attacks against Pakistan's government and US forces in Afghanistan. Police said they were issuing 18 arrest warrants in the operation centred on the Italian island of...
  • Pakistan chairman 'deeply disappointed' by Bangladesh defeat 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket chief said he was "deeply disappointed" on Thursday after the national team was whitewashed 3-0 by Bangladesh in the one-day series - their worst-ever defeat against the lowly ranked side. Fast-rising Bangladesh exposed a new look Pakistan team under a new captain Azhar Ali in all three matches...
  • Zimbabwe touring India, Pakistan trip not confirmed 3 days ago

    Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's cricket board says it will host India in July but won't confirm if it will become the first Test nation to play in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus six years ago. Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Alistair Campbell said on Thursday that India and then...
  • Gujarat Police to take legal opinion on filing FIR against 8 Pakistani nationals carrying drugs 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat police will take legal opinion on registering a First Information Report (FIR) against eight Pakistani nationals caught with drugs worth Rs 600 crore from the sea. "The operation to nab Pakistani nationals and the boat with drugs was conducted in mid Arabian Sea. So there is a need...
  • Government should deport separatists to Pakistan: RSS 4 days ago

    Jammu: RSS on Thursday came down hard on separatists raising pro-Pakistan slogans, saying they should be deported to Pakistan. "Those who are chanting pro-Pakistan slogans, especially the separatists along with their families, the government of India shall not allow them to live on the soil of Indian nation," Senior RSS leader...
  • Red-hot Bangladesh have edge over Pakistan in one-off T20 4 days ago

    It is not often that Bangladesh enter a match or a series as the favourites against a side from the subcontinent. The tag, however, suits them well for the one-off Twenty20 International against Pakistan on Friday (April 24) after their 3-0 rout of the visitors in the preceding One-Day International...
  • Zimbabwe puts forth two conditions to tour Pakistan 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) has put forward two conditions to its Pakistani counterpart to undertake the tour to Pakistan next month to play a limited over series. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the ZCU has put forth two conditions. First, a return tour to...
  • It's time for Waqar to step down: Rashid Latif 4 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on Thursday suggested head coach Waqar Younis to step down in the wake of national team's humiliating 0-3 drubbing in the ODI series against Bangladesh. "I think it is best if Waqar steps down himself after this appalling performance in the one-day series. It is...
  • Whitewash against Bangladesh a low point in Pakistan's cricket history: Imran Khan 4 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan joined the chorus of angry fans on Thursday and ex-cricketers over the national team's ODI whitewash in Bangladesh, terming the 0-3 loss as a "low point in Pakistan cricket history". Imran, speaking on a local television channel, said a culture of nepotism, favouritism and bypassing...