Thursday, 28 May 2020

Cricket

ICC rates Dhaka outfield poor for Australia Test

DHAKA: The outfield of the Shere Bangla National Stadium has been rated “poor” by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe who oversaw the first Test between Bangladesh and Australia last month. Crowe, in accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, submitted his report to the ICC ...

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Waqar Younis joins Islamabad United

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain and head coach Waqar Younis has joined the Islamabad United as bowling coach for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League to be held in 2018. The franchise owner announced this while Waqar was also given a role of director cricket for United. Regarding his ...

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Hashim Amla ‘overwhelmed’ by Pakistani hospitality, crowd support

LAHORE: It is certainly something very rare, for any cricketer to hear the opposition crowd chanting and cheering his name and must be surprising as well. Lahoris, during the first two matches of Independence Cup between Pakistan and World XI, did the same to surprise South African run-machine Hashim Amla. ...

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Virat Kohli Called A ‘SWEEPER’ By Australian Journalist

SYDNEY: The World XI tour will commence later this evening at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Fans are desperately waiting for the first ball to be delivered which will mark a return of quality cricket in Pakistan after a gap of 8 years. There have been a lot of discussions ...

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Shoaib Malik trolls Ahmed Shehzad on Twitter

LAHORE: Pakistan star all-rounder Shoaib Malik shared a lighter moment on Twitter with opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad as the latter was trolled by the veteran. According to details, Malik on Wednesday shared a picture of spectators that came to see Pakistan’s second Twenty20 match against the World XI at the ...

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We Need Dhoni In 2019 World Cup: Ravi Shastri

MUMBAI: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri heaped high praise on former India captain and limited-overs wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and dismissed doubts about his international future, saying that the team management cannot even think of removing the Ranchi stalwart, considering his current form and fitness. Dhoni, who scored 162 ...

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World-XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

World-XI has defeated Pakistan in the 2nd T20 of the three-match series at Qaddafi Stadium after a hair-raising game. Pakistan scored 174 runs off their allotted overs for the loss of 6 wickets with the help of some good performances by Fakhar Zaman (21), Ahmed Shahzad (43), Babar Azam (45), ...

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Pakistan stepping stone towards revival of int’l cricket: ICC CEO

LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer David Richardson has said that the World XI tour to Pakistan is a stepping stone towards the revival of international cricket. Speaking at a press briefing here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday, Richardson said: “We strongly believe that hosting the World ...

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World XI players debut Rickshaw ride

LAHORE: The World XI players got the unique experience of their life by riding in Rickshaws to get the taste of Lahore culture here on Tuesday. Although they did not get the chance to have a ride on the roads of Lahore, yet inside the Gaddafi Stadium in front of ...

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Pakistan beat World-XI in the first T20 match by 20 runs

LAHORE: Helped by a fiery 86 runs from Babar Azam and disciplined bowling, Pakistan easily defeated World XI by 20 runs Tuesday here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Spinners consolidated Pakistan’s gains in the middle, slowing the World XI’s run rate after Rumman Raees took the side’s openers in sixth over ...

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