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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 »

7-digit send-off motivates Smith for 2nd Test vs Pakistan

Adelaide (AP/UNB) — A seven-digit send-off has Australia batsman Steve Smith motivated for an improved performance against Pakistan in the second cricket Test. Smith was looking to extend his strong form that netted him 774 runs in seven innings when Australia retained the Ashes in England. But in the first innings of the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane ... Read More »

Bangladesh finish runners-up losing to Pakistan by 77 runs

Dhaka – Hosts Bangladesh handed a huge 77-run defeat against Pakistan in the high-scoring final of the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Cup (Under-23) Cricket Championship at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. Hosts Bangladesh, which stormed the final with all-win record, had a good opportunity to clinch their maiden title beating Pakistan in the final, but they ... Read More »

Bangladesh suffer 29-run defeat against hosts Pakistan

Dhaka -After being whitewashed in the three-match T20 series 0-3, touring Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team also made a frustrating start in the two-match ODI series losing to hosts Pakistan by 29-run in the first match at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. Bangladesh will play their 2nd and last ODI match against Pakistan on November 4 at the same venue. ... Read More »

Bangladesh U-16 cricketers leaving for Pakistan tonight

Dhaka – A 15-member Bangladsesh Under-16 Cricket team are set to leave here for Pakistan tonight (Monday night) to play two three-day and three one dayers against their Pakistan counterparts, all at the Khan Research Laboratories Cricket Ground (KRLCG) in Rawalpindi. Left-handed batsman Nayeem Ahmed is leading the Bangladesh team in Pakistan. Bangladesh U-16 team will start their campaign taking ... Read More »

Tigresses leave for Pakistan Tuesday

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday announced a 15-member National Women’s team to tour Pakistan to play a three-match T20 and two-match 0DI series against Pakistan, all at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The Bangladesh team are set to leave here for Pakistan Tuesday evening.During the two-week tour to Pakistan, Bangladesh women’s team will play three T20 matches ... Read More »

Kate in Blue Ombre Shalwar Kameez in Pakistan on Royal Tour

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tour of southern Africa started the month, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal tour of Pakistan continues it. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just arrived in Islamabad’s Pakistani Air Force Base Nur Khan for the first day of their week-long tour. Kate wore a blue Catherine Walker ombre shalwar kameez for her first ... Read More »

How ‘Hindutva’ Project brings India-Pakistan back to brink

By Abdullah Yusuf Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India’s Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered ... Read More »

Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Pakistan on Wednesday closed three aviation routes of Karachi airspace till August 31, which had promoted speculation about the possible missile testing. Islamabad: Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, capable of delivering multiple warheads up to 290 kms, the Army said on Thursday, amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Read More »

Pakistan arrests ex-prime minister on corruption allegations

Pakistan, July 18 (AP/UNB) — Authorities in Pakistan have arrested a former prime minister over alleged irregularities related to the import of natural gas from Qatar. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi served as prime minister for nearly a year after Nawaz Sharif was removed from office in July 2017 for failing to disclose foreign assets. Sharif is currently serving a seven-year jail ... Read More »

Mustafiz’s 5 for helps Bangladesh restrict Pakistan to 315

Dhaka – Mustafizur Rahman carved his name on the Lord’s honours boards with his five-wicket haul against Pakistan on Friday, limiting Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side to 315 on a pitch that appears to favour batsmen. It was his back-to-back five-wicket haul, the first by any bowler in this World Cup. Mustafizur missed a hat-trick chance in the last delivery of the ... Read More »

Pakistan edges Afghans with 2 balls to spare, moves to 4th

Leeds (AP/UNB) – Imad Wasim hit a boundary to finish off a three-wicket win with two balls to spare against Afghanistan and lifted Pakistan above England into fourth spot on the Cricket World Cup standings on Saturday. Wasim finished unbeaten on 49 with Pakistan on 230-7 and shared important lower-order partnerships of 50 with Shadab Khan (11) and 24 with ... Read More »

Pakistan need 228 against Afghanistan to keep semifinal hope alive

Dhaka – Pakistan need 228 runs against Afghanistan in their eighth match of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup at Headingly, Leeds, on Saturday.  A win in this match will keep Pakistan’s hope to qualify for the semifinals of the mega event alive. They have managed seven points from their previous seven matches.  Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and opted ... Read More »

Pakistan stay in semis hunt, crushing S Africa

London, Jun 23 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan clung to slim hopes of making the semifinals and ended South Africa’s chances in a 49-run thumping victory at Lord’s. After losing narrowly to New Zealand on Wednesday, South Africa appeared ready to trudge home in a largely downbeat display. Pakistan scored 308-7, and South Africa’s batting struggles were underlined again when it petered ... Read More »

India outclass Pakistan in World Cup again

Dhaka – Pakistan wanted to break their losing streak against India in the World Cup, but they failed to make it once again as they suffered an 89-run defeat on Sunday at Manchester. India batted first after losing the toss and put a massive total of 334 for five wickets in 50 overs with the help of Rohit Sharma’s 140. ... Read More »

ICC WC: Rohit, Kohli guide India to record total against Pakistan

Dhaka – Opener Rohit Sharma’s century and captain Virat Kohli’s half century guided India to their best-ever World Cup total of 336 for 5 against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. India made a flying start in the match as Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored 100 runs in just 17.3 overs. Earlier, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won ... Read More »

ICC WC: Stage set for India-Pakistan clash Sunday

Dhaka – The much-awaited clash of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup between two former champions and traditional rivals — India and Pakistan — is set to take place on Sunday at Old Trafford in Manchester. Before heading to the match, India remained unbeaten in the 10-nation fray after winning two of their first three games with the other match ... Read More »

Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs

Dhaka – Defending champions Australia advanced to the 2nd slot in the 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 beating former champions Pakistan by 41 runs at the Cooper Associates County ground in Taunton on Wednesday. Replying to Australia’s 307 runs, Pakistan were all out for 266 runs in 45.4 overs to concede their 2nd defeat to remain at their previous ... Read More »

Persistent rain washes out Pakistan-Sri Lanka battle

Dhaka – Due to the persistent rain in Bristol, the ICC World Cup match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled on Friday. Both the teams were awarded one point each. After this abandoned match, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have now three points each. Before coming to this all-Asian encounter, both Pakistan and ... Read More »

Pakistan stage stunning turnaround beating England

Dhaka, Jun 3 (UNB) — Pakistan cricket team proved their nature of being ‘unpredictable’ once again as they beat England on Monday by 14 runs in their second fixture of the ICC Men’s World Cup at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The same team lost their World Cup opener to West Indies by seven wickets three days ago at the same venue.  ... Read More »

West Indies beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

Dhaka – West Indies smashed Pakistan by seven wickets in their first World Cup game on Friday at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Pakistan batted first after losing the toss and were bundled for 105 in 21.4 overs. West Indies chased the target of 106 down in 13.4 overs. And with this, the Carribean boys ensured a flying start into the ... Read More »