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Sammy excited at playing again in front of Pakistan crowd

DUBAI (Web Desk) Darren Sammy, one of the star players in the World XI squad that will take on Pakistan in three Twenty20 Internationals in Lahore from Tuesday, is looking forward to experience the excitement of playing in front of the Pakistan crowd for the second time this year.Responding to …

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PCB names umpires for Independence Cup

LAHORE (Web Desk) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced a panel of umpires for next week’s Independence Cup, which will be played between Pakistan and the World XI at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.Aleem Dar,Pakistan’s most prominent international cricket umpire, and Ahsan Raza both of the Emirates Elite Panel of …

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Thisara excited to be part of World XI for Pakistan series

DUBAI (Web Desk) Sri Lanka’s 28-year-old all-rounder Thisara Perera considers himself to be lucky to be picked for the World XI tour to Pakistan which is scheduled to commence next week with matches in Lahore.Speaking from Colombo on Friday, as he prepared to leave for Dubai where the World XI …

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Australia to host Syria in Sydney in World Cup qualifier

SYDNEY (Web Desk) Sydney’s Olympic Stadium will host the second leg of Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Syria in October and also the home tie in the inter-continental playoff if Ange Postecoglou’s side make it that far.The Socceroos failed to qualify automatically for next year’s finals in Russia after they …

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Kohli fires India to unprecedented whitewash of Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Web Desk) Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blazing half-century as India completed their rout of Sri Lanka on this tour, winning the one-off Twenty20 International by seven wickets in Colombo on Wednesday (partly reported in Thursday’s edition).The visitors remained unbeaten in their nine matches against Sri Lanka as they …

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Munaweera helps Sri Lanka set India tough chase

COLOMBO (Web Desk) Batsman Dilshan Munaweera smashed his maiden Twenty20 half-century to help Sri Lanka post a challenging 170-7 against India in the one-off match in Colombo on Wednesday.Munaweera hit a 29-ball 53 before Ashan Priyanjan scored an run-a-ball 40 not out to lift the Sri Lankan total after a …

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Player draft system introduced for Quaid-i-Azam Trophy

LAHORE (Web Desk) For the first time, eight cricketers in all the eight regional squads for the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy country’s premier first-class tournament have been picked through player draft.These eight players have been added to 12 campaigners, who have already been selected by the regions for the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy starting …

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Fans fail to find General Stand tickets for World XI T20s

LAHORE (Web Desk) Many enthusiastic cricket fans had to return home on Tuesday without getting hold of any tickets for the World XI-Pakistan T20 games, scheduled to be played here at the Gaddafi Stadium during the next week.People gathering for the purchase of tickets for the T20 games at the …

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Germany, England close in on World Cup qualification

PARIS (Web Desk) Germany roared back to their best in a 6-0 demolition of Norway, while England also closed in on World Cup qualification, albeit in contrasting fashion in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Monday.An early Marcus Rashford blunder put England on the back foot but the 19-year-old …

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Amir Khan announces Super Boxing League in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan announced the formation of the Super Boxing League in a press conference at the Amir Khan Boxing Academy in Islamabad on Monday.”I have taken the idea from my partner who is from India. He formed this league in India, so I decided to …

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