A commanding century by Mohammad Hafeez and a four-wicket haul from left-arm seamer Junaid Khan led Pakistan to a series-levelling victory over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international on Thursday. After Hafeez had carried Pakistan to an imposing total of 299 for four with an unbeaten 136,Junaid stubbed out a promising run chase by . . . →Read More:Hafeez and Junaid lead Pakistan to victory
By Pankaj Mishra
Since its inauguration in 2008,the Indian Premier League, India’s biggest sporting and television spectacle,has often been on the front rather than the sports page of Indian newspapers. “Rich,fast and powerful,” this abbreviated version of the British sport of cricket became “for many an image of the new India,” as James Astill writes . . . →Read More:Brahmans take over Cricket in India
The Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC),Riaz Hussain Pirzada,has given the assurance to release the cash award to Mohammad Asif,for winning the World Snooker Championship last year,without further delay.
A press release,issued by the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) in Islamabad on Wednesday,revealed that the IPC Minister,during his . . . →Read More:Govt fails to pay National sports champion
Famed Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend,Shaniera Thompson,saying he has started a new life on a happy note.
“I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for me,my wife and for my . . . →Read More:Wasim Akram ties the knot with Aussie sweetheart
PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday announced it will launch the ‘Imran Khan Talent Hunt Programme’ in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) from the end of next month.
Talking to journalists at the Peshawar Press Club,PTI Sports and Culture President Iftikhar Elahi said promising cricketers will be selected at the provincial level and Imran Khan will come . . . →Read More:Imran Khan Talent Hunt Programme starts next month
Axed Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur on Sunday said there had been a “deliberate campaign”against him in past days and his reputation had suffered greatly from his sacking.
Returning to Perth after attending his mother’s funeral in South Africa,Arthur said he had no choice but to take legal action against Cricket Australia after he . . . →Read More:Mickey Arthur:There has been a “deliberate campaign”against me in the past days
Steve Waugh told Sky Sports that Australia are making strides –but doubts they will ever be as dominant as they were in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Australia sit fourth in the ICC Test rankings following their 4-0 reverse in India earlier this year,but showed signs of improvement in the first Ashes Test . . . →Read More:Ashes 2013:Steve Waugh integral for Australia
Former express fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he was amazed at Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the second One-day International (ODI) against the West Indies in Georgetown (Guyana) on Tuesday.
“Pakistan team gave dead West Indies team a new lease of life with dismal show after a thrashing them by 126 runs in the other day,” . . . →Read More:Akhtar amazed at Pakistan’s loss
Skipper Misbahul Haq put a brave face Monday on Pakistan’s miserable collapse at the Champions Trophy,believing the team can overcome serious weaknesses to rebuild for the 2015 World Cup.
Pakistan crashed out of the eight-team Champions Trophy last month,losing all three matches as their batsmen flopped once again.
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Too long has Misbahul Haq been made fun of,criticised,and blamed for Pakistan’s losses. When Pakistan loses,it’s Misbah’s fault. When Pakistan wins,an individual performance by a more ‘exciting’ player is credited. Enough is enough!
. . . →Read More:Don’t hold Misbah responsible