WORLD XI

  • Casillas shock inclusion on shortlist for FIFA award Yesterday

    London: Iker Casillas was the surprise inclusion on the goalkeeping shortlist for FIFA's 2014 World XI on Monday after enduring a difficult year for both Real Madrid and Spain. Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer, who won the World Cup with Germany in Brazil, has also been nominated, along with Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois,...
  • Tendulkar savours Lara partnership in Lord's bicentenary June 3, 2014

    Retired Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday he is savouring the opportunity to pair up with West Indies great Brian Lara at Lord's for an exhibition match marking its 200th anniversary. Marylebone Cricket Club in May confirmed that Lara will join an MCC XI captained by Tendulkar and also...
  • Bangladesh to tour Pakistan in December: Report October 24, 2012

    Islamabad: The Bangladesh Cricket Board has reportedly agreed to send its cricket team to Pakistan for three oneday internationals and two Twenty20s in December. The Daily Jang newspaper says new BCB president Nazmul Hasan will chair a meeting on Wednesday after which the tour will be announced. Bangladesh was scheduled to...
  • International cricket should return to Pakistan October 22, 2012

    Karachi:Players from the visiting International World XI on Monday said overseas teams should return to tour Pakistan soon, after two Twenty20s against an allstar home side passed off successfully at the weekend. The exhibition games were the first appearances by highprofile foreign players in Pakistan since deadly militant attacks on...
  • Pakistan XI thrash World XI by six wickets October 22, 2012

    Karachi: The second exhibition Twenty20 match between the International World XI and Pakistan Stars XI ended peacefully and amidst fanfare and fireworks allowing Pakistanis to celebrate the return of of international cricket to the country after nearly threeandahalf years. A crowd of around 25,000 again turned up to see the Pakistan...
  • Khan hattrick earns Pakistan win over World XI October 21, 2012

    Karachi: Fast bowler Tabish Khan achieved a hattrick while Umar Akmal and Shahzaib Hasan hit rapid half centuries as the Pakistan All Stars defeated an International World XI by 84 runs in a Twenty20 on Saturday. The exhibition match before a capacity crowd of 35,000 at the National Stadium marked the...
  • Cricket returns to Pakistan amid tight security October 20, 2012

    Karachi: Security was tight on Saturday as Pakistan hosted the first match of an international flavour in the country since 2009, when militants attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan team. A sellout 32,000 crowd at the wellcordoned National stadium watched an International World XI led by former Sri Lankan captain...
  • Weekend action will help Pak cricket: Ehsan Mani October 19, 2012

    Karachi: International cricket of a sort returns to Pakistan this weekend for the first time since the Sri Lanka team was attacked in 2009, but a resumption of tours by overseas sides remains a distant prospect. An International World XI captained by Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya and featuring several former...
  • Pakistan safe for touring sides, says Jayasuriya October 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya believes Pakistan is safe enough to host international cricket again. Jayasuriya arrived in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday to lead an International World XI in two exhibition Twenty20 matches against the Pakistan All Stars this weekend. Teammates from South Africa and...
  • Pakistan T20 matches on despite name row October 18, 2012

    Wellington: The organiser of two Twenty20 matches between an international XI and a Pakistan All Stars side on Wednesday insisted they would go ahead despite the game's governing body objecting to the name of the touring team. The two matches on Saturday and Sunday in Karachi are aimed at taking...
  • World XI name changed to International World XI October 17, 2012

    Islamabad: The organiser of two Twenty20 matches in Pakistan has changed the name of the international team, but retained the words "World XI" despite an objection from the International Cricket Council. Provincial sports minister Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah says the team has been renamed as the "International World XI" which will...
  • ICC wants World XI name to be changed October 17, 2012

    Islamabad: The International Cricket Council has told the Pakistan Cricket Board that a team comprising of international players cannot call itself a World XI in Karachi this weekend. ICC spokesman Samiul Hasan told The Associated Press in a text message that it "doesn't permit the names of World or World XI...
  • World XI visit to mark return of cricket in Pak October 16, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya will lead a World XI against a Pakistan All Stars side in two Twenty20 matches in Karachi this weekend, the first major international cricket in the country in more than three years. No Testplaying side has visited Pakistan since 2009, when gunmen attacked...
  • World XI team tour to Pakistan postponed August 3, 2012

    Karachi: A planned tour by a World XI to Pakistan to play two Twenty20 matches in an effort to revive international cricket in the country has been postponed for the second time this year. According to the organisers, the World XI was supposed to play the two matches in Karachi on...
  • Four players get PCB nod for Toronto T20 May 1, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has permitted four leading national team players captain MisbahulHaq, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez and Saeed Ajmal to take part in a Twenty20 match in Toronto ahead of Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka. Misbah and Afridi, who are currently in Bangkok for a commercial shoot,...