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cricketers support ajmal
September 11, 2014

Cricketers come out in support of Ajmal

APP/AFPISLAMABADFormer cricketers came out in support of Saeed Ajmal after the Pakistan off-spinner was Tuesday suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for an illegal bowling action. Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will help countryman Saeed Ajmal correct his bowling action ...

Kabaddi players likely to earn more money than cricketers: Singh

LAHORE - Indian Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Sikander Singh Behniwal has said that the World Kabbadi League (WKL) would play a significant role for the financial benefit of the kabaddi players of the region. “The cricketers have been minting hefty amounts through various ...

cricketers hatim tai shy
July 23, 2014

Cricketers make Hatim Tai shy

LAHROE - Pakistan’s super star cricketers, who earn millions throughout the year, on Tuesday amused the entire nation by handing over a cheque of Rs 400,000 only to Army for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). It was a heart-touching scene when an army of cricketers led by Misbahul Haq ...

Blind cricketers get central contracts

LAHORE - The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Monday awarded central contracts to 18 players in different categories for next six months. “As many as four players are in A category, similar number of players in B and ten in C category they will be receiving monthly stipend for six months ...

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July 21, 2014, 2:25 pm

London hotel haunted: England cricketers

London- In a bizarre development, several England cricketers have requested a change of rooms, saying their five-star London hotel is haunted, British media reported today. According to Daily Mail, the players' wives and girlfriends have refused to stay at the famous Langham Hotel during London ...

Top cricketers to play in fund-raising match for IDPs

LAHORE - The top players of the country are likely to represent the national cricket team in an exhibition Twenty20 cricket series being staged from July 19 to support the thousands of Internally Displaced Person (IDPs). Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Umar ...

Pakistan's women cricketers to tour Australia

KARACHI - Pakistan on Wednesday announced a 14-member women's cricket team for their first-ever tour of Australia in a bid to prepare for their title defence in the Asian Games. The team led by the experienced Sana Mir will play four one-day and as many Twenty20 internationals during the tour from ...

Australian diplomat hopes to bring cricketers to Pakistan

KARACHI - Canberra's top diplomat in Pakistan has said he hoped to bring some Australian players to the country to help revive international cricket five years after militants attacked a visiting team. Pakistan has been forced to play its home fixtures on neutral soil since a 2009 attack on the Sri ...

Ex-int’l cricketers withdraw from Karachi Ramazan Tournament

Karachi - Former cricketers have refused to come to Karachi to play the Ramazan Cricket Tournament following the terrorist attack at the Jinnah International Airport. The attack on the airport has affected ongoing and upcoming sporting activities. Talks have been underway to bring in a number of ...

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May 26, 2014

Basit wants T20 ban on junior cricketers

ISLAMABAD - PCB Zone-I chairman and junior team selection committee chief selector Basit Ali has said the concerned doctor should be held responsible for any overage player managing to enter the junior team as he was the one who give clean chit to the player not the team management.Talking to The ...

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May 15, 2014

Cricketers get 25pc pay raise in new contracts

LAHORE - After a delay of almost five months, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday announced the revision in the ‘national team players central contracts’ which will now see players getting a raise of 25 per cent in their monthly retainers of the previous year, in all categories. ...

Afghanistan cricketers gear up for World Cup test

KARACHI - The story of Afghanistan's rise in cricket has been nothing short of a fairytale, but the real work will begin only after their debut in next year's World Cup, according to Rashid Latif, the ex-Pakistan skipper who is a coach with the Afghan team. Latif has been charged with helping the ...

Basit to help PCB produce quality cricketers

KARACHI - Former Test batsman Basit Ali said on Saturday that he was on a mission to help the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) produce quality cricketers and select different teams on merit. "My objective is to use my entire knowledge and experience international and domestic cricket in unearthing ...

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April 18, 2014

Zimbabwe cricketers paid too high in T20

Harare - Zimbabwe’s cricketers were paid just over USD 400,000 during the World T20 recently held in Bangladesh. The team failed to go past the qualifying stages and were the only Test playing nation to not feature in the main draw of the tournament. The remuneration amount struck by Zimbabwe ...

afghan cricketers train pakistan
April 11, 2014

Afghan cricketers to train in Pakistan

KARACHI - Afghanistan's fast-rising cricket team will train in Pakistan under the guidance of two former international captains as they prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance next year, their coach said Thursday. Aamir Sohail will help the batsmen while Rashid Latif will help the ...

Ex Pak cricketers welcome Gavaskar's appointment as BCCI chief

KARACHI - Former Pakistan captain and coach, Waqar Younis has welcomed the appointment of batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the BCCI interim chairman for IPL affairs and said this appeared to be the first step towards cricketers playing a more prominent role in administration. "It is good news ...

cricketers pay hikes contract
March 30, 2014

Cricketers likely to get pay hikes in new contract

KARACHI  - Pakistani cricketers are expected to get handsome pay hikes in their new central contracts, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said. The official, who declined to be named, said that under the new payment formula, prepared by the financial experts of the board, the players who ...

Sri Lanka cricketers refuse to sign new contracts

COLOMBO:-Sri Lankan players have refused to sign the new payment contracts as their demands of a share from the income derived through ICC events haven’t been met by the cricket board (SLC). “The national players have refused to sign the contracts forwarded to them in Bangladesh.” ...

Teamwork behind vital victory against India: Ex-cricketers

LAHORE - Former Pakistan cricketers extended their heartiest felicitations on the national team’s convincing victory over arch-rivals India in the crucial Asia Cup match. Talking to The Nation, former pace bowler Sarfaraz Nawaz said that it was Pakistan players’ all-round performance ...

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February 21, 2014

Cricketers to get lessons

ISLAMABAD - Zaheer Abbas, while talking to this scribe exclusively, said that Pakistani players had great potential and they would gradually improve their batting and start producing performances on consistent basis. “As Asia Cup is round the corner, I don’t want to divert their ...

cricketers advice wc seek pcb
January 23, 2014

PCB to seek former cricketers advice for WC 2015

LAHORE- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will seek advice from former cricketers, especially those who were the part of the 1992 World Cup winning squad, to construct and formulate a comprehensive strategy for raising Pakistan team for the World Cup 2015. This decision was taken in a meeting ...

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January 11, 2014

Pakistan to help future Afghan cricketers

LAHORE - Afghanistan's Under-19 cricket side arrives in Pakistan this weekend to train with the hosts' elite academy coaches in preparation for next month's World Cup. The Afghans will train at the National Cricket Academy in the eastern city of Lahore for three weeks as they tune up for the ICC ...

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January 06, 2014

Three cricketers to join Windies T20 squad

NELSON:- The West Indies selectors have called up three cricketers to join the team for the two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand. Coach Ottis Gibson said that leg-spinner Samuel Badree, all-rounder Andre Russell and wicketkeeper-batsman Andre Fletcher are on their way from the Caribbean to ...

afridi vents anger cricketers remarks
December 03, 2013

Afridi vents anger over ex-cricketers' remarks

KARACHI - Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi, who continues to invite criticism due to his terrible batting form, fired verbal salvo at former cricketers for their comments on media, terming three of them as Hackle, Jackle and Mr Bean. Afridi, who is considered by many as media ...

Yousuf slams PCB for playing with cricketers’ careers

KARACHI  - Former Pakistan captain M Yousuf has slammed the Cricket Board (PCB) for playing with the careers of the national cricketers. “There are some people in the cricket system with vested interests and inflated egos and they don’t even care if their decisions hurt Pakistan ...

PCB bans women cricketers for false harassment claims

KARACHI - Pakistan cricket authorities Friday banned five women cricketers for falsely accusing their male officials of sexual harassment after an investigation ruled they lied about the allegations. In June this year, five women cricketers from the central Multan region accused their club chairman ...

Sarfaraz to launch academy after Eid

ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan pace bowler Sarfaraz Nawaz is all set to launch academy for bidding talent in Islamabad soon after Eid vacations. Talking to The Nation on Tuesday, Sarfraz said: “It is my national and moral duty to provide this country future talent as I owe everything to my ...

Artists, cricketers can help normalise Pak-India ties, say Chaudhrys

LAHORE - Cricket should be revived between Pakistan and India besides exchange of frequent visits of artists and politicians for normalisation of bilateral relations, said PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi during a meeting with an Indian delegation ...

Ecstatic welcome home for triumphant Afghan cricketers

KABUL - Afghanistan's cricket team received a heroes' welcome on Saturday as cheering crowds lined the streets and packed a stadium in Kabul to greet the players after they qualified for the 2015 World Cup.The team was met by an official reception at Kabul airport before being driven through ...

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September 18, 2013

Ex-cricketers want a B side to be constituted

ISLAMABAD - Former cricketers Tuesday advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) interim chairman Najam Sethi to make up a Pakistan B team for providing future replacements of players of the national squad. Former leggie Abdul Qadir said: “By constituting a B team, we will get proper substitute ...

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