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  • Afridi shouldn't be in team, says former PCB chairman 4 days ago

    Karachi: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Ejaz Butt doesn't appear to have forgotten his three-year-old dispute with flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi as he said that the former captain didn't deserve to be in the national team. After an impromptu meeting with the serving chairman, Shaharyar Khan at the Gaddafi...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder...
  • PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy for next year's World Cup. Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi...
  • Shahid Afridi unsure about Pakistan's fate in World Cup October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi believes Pakistan's abysmal performance in their 3-0 rout by Australia will hurt the team's chances at next year's World Cup. Pakistan spurned a good chance of salvaging some pride in the third and final one-dayer on Sunday, losing by one run in the final over...
  • Misbah can lead or leave, says PCB chief October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Beleaguered Misbah-ul Haq won't be forced to stand down as Pakistan captain but the country's top cricket official said that potential successors were already being assessed. Misbah withdrew from the third and final one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, after a poor run of form...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers worried with team's poor run of form October 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's run of poor form against Australia in the United Arab Emirates has prompted former greats to express concerns over the national team's chances of doing well in the 2015 World Cup. "I watch the way our batsmen play today and I feel sad because one sees a total lack...
  • Shahid Kapoor: I have always believed that good content will always find an audience October 11, 2014

    Actor Shahid Kapoor's Kashmir based drama 'Haider' has crossed the Rs 50 crore mark at the box office and he says good content always find an audience. "We didn't know what to expect from 'Haider', we just knew it's a unique film and we wanted to do it. When it got...
  • Omar Abdullah denies complaining about 'Haider' to Vishal Bhardwaj, demands a retraction October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has denied a news article which claimed that he had complained against Vishal Bhardwaj's latest film 'Haider' which is based on militancy in the state. Abdullah, on his Twitter account stated that he hadn't watched the film yet and hence the point...
  • Haider, Harud, Shaurya: Films that depicted the grim reality of Kashmir October 8, 2014

    Vishal Bhardwaj's latest 'Haider' has once again brought to the fore the grim reality that exists in the picturesque Kashmir. Terrorism ridden, the beautiful valley has been subjected to wars, torture and destruction for years now. While the state provided the best locales for shooting films in the 1960s, over...
  • 1st ODI: Steven Smith ton helps Australia thrash Pakistan by 93 runs October 8, 2014

    Steven Smith scored a maiden one day hundred while paceman Mitchell Johnson took three wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first day-night international on Tuesday. Smith, who had never scored a half-century in one-day games before, managed a sedate 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to a...
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in one-off Twenty20 October 6, 2014

    Dubai: Offspinner Glenn Maxwell polished off Pakistan's top order with the new ball and opening batsman David Warner anchored the run chase with an unbeaten 54 as Australia comfortably won the one-off Twenty20 match by six wickets on Sunday. Maxwell finished with 3 for 13 after removing opening batsman Awais Zia...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, One-off Twenty20 in Dubai October 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone T20 international, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without...
  • 'Haider' performs well, its collections are expected to grow: Industry experts October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It's a small film made with a lot of heart. Vishal Bhardwaj's "Haider", his twist on William Shakespeare's tragic play "Hamlet", is climbing up the Bollywood box office ladder thanks to a positive word of mouth, say experts. It has earned a cumulative of Rs.13.07 crore within two...
  • Pakistan, Australia face off in Twenty20 October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without their key spinner Saeed Ajmal who...
  • 'Ishq Vishk' sequel: Ken Ghosh is busy developing the script, says producer Kumar Taurani October 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Film producer Kumar Taurani of Tips Industries Ltd. says the sequel to "Ishq Vishk" is underway, but is tight-lipped about the details. According to reports, Ramesh Taurani has said the movie's script is almost finalised. The reports also say that the the sequel will be directed by Ken Ghosh, who...
  • 10 hard-hitting dialogues from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' October 4, 2014

    Movies have the power to leave an indelible impact on the minds of the viewers. They not only make us think, but also play an instrumental role in changing the way we think. And filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj does exactly the same with his projects. His films not only open up...
  • 'Haider' has not yet been presented to us: Central Board of Film Censors, Pakistan October 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Amid reports that Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-based drama 'Haider' may not get a release, the Pakistan's censor board today said that the film is yet to come before them. Dawn reported that the movie may not get the much-needed No Objection Certificate by the censor board. The film, starring Shahid Kapoor, Tabu,...
  • Pakistan will miss Ajmal, says T20 captain Afridi October 2, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi admitted his team will miss suspended ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in Dubai on Sunday. The 36-year-old offspinner is serving suspension on illegal bowling action and will not be available to play internationally until he is cleared after remedial work and reassessment. Ajmal...
  • 'Haider' review: Solid, well-acted movie that deserves your time October 2, 2014

    Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Cast: Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Kay Kay Menon There's a sweeping, operatic quality to Haider, director Vishal Bhardwaj's robust staging of Hamlet against the troubled landscape of Kashmir at the peak of militancy in the mid-nineties. The ongoing insurgency, which has pitted militants and separatists...
  • 'Haider' tweet review: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' is an interesting, convincing adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' October 2, 2014

    If you've read literary works by William Shakespeare, you've, in all probability, not missed 'Hamlet'. Referred to as one of the greatest works by Shakespeare, the play blends - assassination, revenge, deceit, madness and moral corruption in a manner which is hard to ignore and believe. Considering the fact that...
  • Bollywood praises Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider'; will it become the greatest film of all time? October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Renowned filmmakers like Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair and Hansal Mehta among others have hailed Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' as a must watch. The industry has come in full support of the on-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet', starring Shahid Kapoor in the titular character. Many took to Twitter to praise...
  • Shahid Afridi wants dignified exits for Pakistan seniors September 30, 2014

    Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi said the team's senior cricketers should be given dignified farewells, after veteran batsman Younis Khan was unceremoniously axed from the one-day squad. An incensed Younis lashed out at selectors last week for not including him in their plans for next month's series against Australia, a decision...
  • 'Haider' is the best film of my career, it has everything that I haven't done before: Shahid Kapoor September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor has given one of the biggest hits of his career with Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Kaminey' and now the duo has teamed up again for 'Haider', which the actor says is the best film of his career so far. "I can proudly say 'Haider' is the best film of my...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Sonali Raut nominates Sukirti; says she wants to be part of only Salman Khan's group September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: She may have been evicted in the first week itself but Sonali Raut clearly knows who to be friends with. On Sunday's episode the model turned actress was asked how her experience was inside the house to which Sonali stated that there are two groups inside the house-...
  • It is unfair to compare 'Bang Bang!', 'Haider', say trade experts September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: One of the biggest weekends of the year, starting Oct 2, will see the release of two films - Hrithik Roshan's 'Bang Bang!' and Shahid Kapoor's 'Haider', which are as different as chalk and cheese in terms of theme, budget, cast, and sensibilities. Hence, trade experts opine that...