Pakistan

Lahore Whites beat Faisalabad by 10 runs to qualify for the National T20 Cup final. In an emotion-filled afternoon that turned out to be the last of Saeed Ajmal‘s cricketing career, Lahore posted 142 in their allotted 20 overs. At the time, it seemed to be slightly under par, especially given the platform Salman Butt
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In light of a police operation against a sit-in by a religious party at the interchange between Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Kashmir and Murree, both semi-final games at Rawalpindi stadium on Saturday have been called off. Amid the crackdown by police against protesters, teams have been confined to their hotels with roads leading to the stadium blocked
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Lahore Blues soared to the top of the standings with a crushing win over Rawalpindi, who prop up the table with just one win in their seven games. The win was down to a superb bowling performance from Lahore. Agha Salman‘s figures were the most impressive, with three wickets in just ten balls to clean
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Salman Butt continued to shake off a wretched Quaid-e-Azam trophy campaign. His second unbeaten half-century in three games helped Lahore Whites trounce Peshawar by 27 runs. Butt’s 58-ball 85 took his side to the top of the standings. His fellow opener Kamran Akmal also joined in to make a 40-ball 52 as the Whites notched
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A dominating half-century from Kamran Akmal moved Lahore Whites to the top of the table as they crushed Rawalpindi by 28 runs. Kamran hit four sixes and seven fours, with 52 of his 65 runs coming from boundaries, in his blistering 37-ball knock. It came against a Rawalpindi bowling attack that has seen four of
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After a damp couple of days that resulted in four games getting washed out, the National T20 Cup got back on track with a pair of thrilling last-over chases on Thursday. And it was Peshawar and Rawalpindi that ended on the right side of the results, each securing their maiden win of the competition, beating
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Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been suspended from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after an independent assessment found his action to be illegal. Hafeez was reported for a suspect action after the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi last month and underwent an assessment on November 1 at Loughborough University
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Yasir Shah has been signed up as a replacement player by Brisbane Heat for this year’s Big Bash League (BBL). It is his first involvement with the BBL, having previously played T20 competitions in Pakistan and West Indies. Yasir is the second Pakistan legspinner the Heat have drafted this year, having also signed Shadab Khan.
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The PCB has decided to increase the number of players per PSL franchise from 20 to 21 and raise the player salary cap by USD 25,000. Earlier, the purse allowed per team in the PSL was $1.2 million. Along with the existing squads of 20 players, each team will now be allowed to include a
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Saeed Ajmal will bring to an end one of the most illustrious modern Pakistan careers at the end of this month, once the National T20 Cup – the other Pakistan domestic T20 tournament – ends. Ajmal, 40, is leading Faisalabad and news of his impending end came on a fitting day in which he played
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Sohaib Maqsood smashed an unbeaten 42-ball 80 to hand Faisalabad a seven-wicket win against Lahore Blues in Rawalpindi. The Blues posted an impressive 187 for 5, courtesy Imam-ul-Haq‘s 31-ball 50 and useful knocks from Babar Azam (45) and Hussain Talat (26-ball 43), but Faisalabad’s top order responded with as much aggression to comfortably chase down
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A 32-ball 50 from Awais Zia led FATA to a six-wicket win against Peshawar in their tournament opener in Rawalpindi. Chasing 165, Zia’s blitz helped FATA plunder 93 in the first 10 overs, but they still required captain Hammad Azam‘s 27-ball 38 to carry them over the line in a tense finish. Openers Zia and
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This page will update with the latest squads as the PSL draft unfolds Chris Lynn was the first pick at the PSL draft © IDI/Getty Images (players in italics were picked today) Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan
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Karachi is in line to host the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final next year in what would be the city’s highest-profile game in nearly a decade. PCB chairman Najam Sethi revealed at the league’s draft in Lahore, that they have “made a commitment” to hold it in Karachi. If it does happen, it would be
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New Zealand women 126 for 4 (Bates 65*, Pervaiz 2-12) beat Pakistan women 84 (Rowe 3-18, Kerr 2-8) by 42 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Amelia Kerr bowls Getty Images Suzie Bates scored her second successive half-century to lead New Zealand women to a series-clinching 42-run win over Pakistan women in the third T20I in Sharjah. Bates’
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A full-strength West Indies team is expected to land in Lahore next March for a three-match Twenty20 series after Cricket West Indies (CWI) “committed” to tour Pakistan next year. The tour was meant to be played this November, but logistical challenges forced the tour to be postponed. At an impromptu media conference in Lahore on
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New Zealand women 150 for 8 (Devine 70, Bates 52) beat Pakistan women 111 for 7 (Riyaz 23, Khan 22, Satterthwaite 2-18) by 39 runsScorecard Sophie Devine clobbers a sweep over the midwicket boundary Getty Images New Zealand went 2-0 up in the four-match T20I series after Pakistan fell 39 short of their 151-run target in
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New Zealand women 147 for 8 (Martin 46, Devine 41, Yousuf 3-30) beat Pakistan women 132 for 7 (Nahida 34, Newton 2-22) by 15 runsScorecard Sophie Devine clobbers a sweep over the midwicket boundary Getty Images Opener Sophie Devine struck 41 off 29 balls and followed it with the wicket of Ayesha Zafar to underpin New
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Pakistan women 156 for 5 (Maroof 36*, Ameen 32, Paterson 2-25) beat New Zealand women 155 (Curtis 50, Mir 4-25, Yousuf 2-23) by five wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Sana Mir celebrates a wicket International Cricket Council Sana Mir led Pakistan women to their first win against New Zealand women in 13 attempts, picking up four wickets
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