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Pakistan and England cricketers pass latest virus tests

SOUTHAMPTON, England — The England and Pakistan cricket squads passed their latest coronavirus tests. All 20 players and 11 staff in the Pakistan squad have tested negative for COVID-19 since arriving on Sunday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday. Pakistan is in a two-week quarantine in Worcester for a test and Twenty20 series in August. All of ... Read More »

More virus positives won’t stop Pakistan tour, says Giles

A top English cricket official says Pakistan’s tour of England could still go ahead even if more players from the travelling party test positive for the coronavirus. Three members of Pakistan’s extended 29-man squad — Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan — tested positive following checks for COVID-19 on Sunday, and more results were due in the coming days. ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Umar Akmal banned for three years: PCB

LAHORE, Pakistan (BSS/AFP) – Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was banned Monday from all forms of cricket for three years after pleading guilty to failing to report match-fixing approaches, the country’s cricket board announced. Umar, who turns 30 in May, withdrew last month from challenging the charges. Umar’s ban is effective from February 20, when he was provisionally suspended by ... Read More »

How World Bank arbitrators mugged Pakistan

By Jeffrey D. Sachs Thanks to the World Bank’s flawed and corrupt investment arbitration process, the rich are making a fortune at the expense of poor countries. The latest shakedown is a $5.9 billion award against Pakistan’s government in favor of two global mining companies for an illegal project that was never approved or carried out. Read More »

Women’s T20 World Cup: Bangladesh beat Pakistan in warm-up game

Dhaka — In the last warm-up game of Women’s T20 World Cup before the main event, Bangladesh Women’s beat their Pakistani counterparts by five runs at Allan Border Field, Brisbane on Thursday. Jahanara Alam and Khadijatul Kubra took four and three wickets respectively to ensure the confidence-boosting win before the main event. Despite this win in the warm-up game, Bangladesh’s ... Read More »

Bangladesh-Pakistan 1st Test begins Friday

Dhaka – Touring Bangladesh Cricket Team are seeking to end their losing streak in Tests when they take on Pakistan in the first match of the two-match Test series beginning on Friday (February 7) at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Pakistan The match will start at 11am (Bangladesh time) and will be telecast live by Gazi TV. Bangladesh won their last ... Read More »

Bangladesh Cricket team off to Pakistan

Dhaka  — Bangladesh Test team left Dhaka on Tuesday evening for Doha enroute to the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi to play the first test of the two-match series against Pakistan that will begin on February 7. Before the test series, Bangladesh played a three-match T20 series against hosts Pakistan and lost the series 0-2 with another one washing out due ... Read More »

Don’t want to repeat Test mistakes in Pakistan, says Mominul

Dhaka  – Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has said they will try to ensure that the mistakes they committed against Afghanistan and India in the previous two series are not repeated during the Pakistan tour. The first match of the two-match Test series against Pakistan will begin on February 7 in Rawalpindi and the Tigers are all set to fly ... Read More »

Pakistan recalls Faheem Ashraf and Asif for Bangladesh test

Islamabad (AP/UNB) — Pakistan has recalled allrounder Faheem Ashraf and offspinner Bilal Asif for next week’s ICC World Test Championship match against Bangladesh at Rawalpindi. Pakistan is at No. 4 in the WTC points table with 80 points after it won 1-0 at home against Sri Lanka in December when it hosted its first test series in over 10 years. ... Read More »

Tigers’ Test squad for Pakistan tour announced

Dhaka  — Tamim Iqbal has been recalled in Bangladesh squad as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a 14-member squad for the first Test of Pakistan series starting from February 7 in Rawalpindi. Along with the seasoned campaigner Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Saif Hasan, Rubel Hossain and Soumya Sarkar have also been recalled in the team. To pave way ... Read More »

No objection to tour Pakistan for Test series, says BCB President

Dhaka – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon said the security arrangement of Pakistan during the T20 International series was satisfactory and Bangladesh have no objection to tour Pakistan for the Test series. Bangladesh team backed home after the three-match T20 series on January 27 midnight. After returning home from Pakistan BCB Boss met the press Wednesday evening ... Read More »

Imrul, Shadman uncertain in first Test against Pakistan

Dhaka — Bangladeshi southpaw opening batsmen Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam are uncertain about playing in the first Test of the two-match series against Pakistan starting on February 7 in Rawalpindi. Imrul is yet to recover from the hamstring injury sustained during the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) while Shadman has been suffering from a wrist injury. The medical team ... Read More »

Cornered Tigers eye consolation win against Pakistan

Touring Bangladesh National Cricket Team are looking for a consolation win against Pakistan when they lock horns in the 3rd and last game of the three-match T20 series at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Monday. The match will kick off at 3pm Bangladesh time. Before the series, Tigers’ captain Mahmudullah Riyad and coach Russell Domingo insisted that they were upbeat ... Read More »

Pakistan seal T20I series with one match to play

Dhaka — Another poor batting and bowling show handed Bangladesh a nine-wicket defeat in the 2nd game of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. With this win, Pakistan sealed the series with one match to play on January 27 at the same venue. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh take on Pakistan on Friday

Dhaka — While Bangladesh national team will take on Pakistan in Lahore in the first match of three-match T20 series, the Under-19 teams of the respective countries will face off at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, in the last Group C match of the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup. Both of Bangladesh and Pakistan have played two matches each and won to ... Read More »

Tigers to face off Pakistan Friday

Dhaka  — Many things were happening about Bangladesh-Pakistan series in the soil of Pakistan. But now, keeping everything aside, the cricket is finally set to take the field when the Tigers will face off the hosts on Friday in the first T20 of the three-match series in Lahore. The match will start at 3pm (Bangladesh time) at the Gaddafi Stadium ... Read More »

Shakib wishes Bangladesh team a safe, successful series PK

Dhaka — Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who has been serving a two-year-long ban imposed by ICC, wished Bangladesh national team a safe and successful tour in Pakistan. The southpaw signed an agreement with Lifebuoy at the Daily Star premises on Wednesday. During the event, he talked to the media and wished Bangladesh team a successful series. “I wish ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s Pakistan tour under cloud

Dhaka — Bangladesh national cricket team’s Pakistan tour is still under cloud as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan on Thursday said that the board is yet to get a positive response from the government to tour Pakistan. He said that many of the national players are not agreed to go to Pakistan to play a full series. In ... Read More »

Bangladesh reluctant to tour Pakistan for Tests

Dhaka – Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujon on Tuesday said the board is reluctant to send the Tigers to Pakistan to play the scheduled Test series. He, however, confirmed that the board agreed to play a three-match T20I series in Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Ehsan Mani has recently insisted that the future ... Read More »

All of Pakistan’s matches to take place at home: PCB Chairman

Dhaka – Mentioning that the days of hosting international cricket away from home is over, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani has said all of Pakistan’s matches will take place at home. He made the comments hours after Pakistan wrapped up a Test series win against Sri Lanka in Karachi on Monday, the first time any Test cricket has been played in ... Read More »

Bad weather limits Pakistan-Sri Lanka 2nd day to 18.2 overs

Rawalpindi (AP/UNB) — Bad weather spoiled the second day of Pakistan’s first home cricket test in more than 10 years as only 18.2 overs could be bowled against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Resuming on 202-5, Sri Lanka reached 263-6 when play was called off at 3:30 p.m. local time due to bad light. Niroshan Dickwella on 33 was the only ... Read More »

No more international cricket at neutral venues

Rawalpindi (AP/UNB) — Pakistan will no longer look for neutral venues to stage home international cricket matches. “The onus will be on the other teams to tell us why they can’t play in Pakistan,” Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “Our default position will remain that Pakistan is safe. We play cricket in Pakistan ... Read More »