Posts tagged as: cricket

IJT activists rough up students,including females, for playing cricket together

Karachi A skirmish which occurred at Karachi University on Wednesday evening was being misreported as a political clash, The News learnt on Thursd The News International – Karachi

Blind Cricket World Cup: Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka to reach semi-finals

KARACHI: Pakistan stormed into the semi-finals of the Blind Cricket World Cup after beating Sri Lanka by 224 runs at the YMCA Cricket Ground Cape Town, South Africa yesterday. Batting first, Pakistan got off to a terrible start as in-form Muhammad Jamil was dismissed for just one run. It became worse when Muhammad Ishfaq (18) followed […]

Women’s cricket tournament named after Malala

KARACHI: Cricket authorities have named their under-21 women’s tournament after Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai in an effort to encourage girls to take up the game. Malala, who campaigns for the right of all children to go to school, survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 and earlier this month became the youngest ever winner of […]

Shahid Afridi returns to first class cricket

KARACHI: All rounder Shahid Afridi has decided to return to first class cricket after a long lay off. According to sources Pakistan T-20 captai Karachi News Sources

After four years… Afridi set to return to first-class cricket

KARACHI: After a four-year gap, star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has decided to return to first-class cricket and will take part in the Haier Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for his department HBL. Although Afridi did well with the ball in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, picking up five wickets in three matches, he continues to be criticised […]

Comment: Desperate attempts for revival of cricket

KARACHI:  The desire to revive international cricket in the country is forcing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan to adopt desperate measures as he continues his begging and bargaining trip across the Asian cricket elites and minnows Bangladesh. To give Shaharyar credit, the sojourn to India does make sense, as they are probably the […]

Women’s cricket team proves as good as gold

KARACHI:  After several disappointments in the 2014 Asian Games, the Pakistan women’s cricket team won the country its first gold medal after they defeated Bangladesh to successfully defend their crown in a repeat of last edition’s final. “A gold in the Asiad is a gold in the Asiad,” said captain Sana Mir after Pakistan narrowly […]

Cricket: Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to action on ‘chucking’

KARACHI: The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan’s cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on “chuckers”, including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his bowling action, reported during […]

Cricket: Pakistan’s defeat in Sri Lanka sparks World Cup fears

KARACHI: Former cricket greats said Sunday they fear Pakistan’s one-day defeat in Sri Lanka will hurt preparations for the World Cup just five months away. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday after being bowled for a mere 102, losing the three-match series […]

Women’s cricket: Pakistan handed 4-0 whitewash by Aussies

KARACHI: Despite captain Sana Mir and Bismah Maroof’s all-round performances, Pakistan were handed a 37-run defeat at the hands of hosts Australia in the fourth ODI at Brisbane, leaving the tourists with a 4-0 whitewash in the series. Australia won the toss and opted to bat first, a move which looked close to backfiring until the […]

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