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Blame fielding, not Amir for lack of wickets: Shoaib Malik

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Former Pakistan captain and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has praised the performance of pacer Muhammad Amir since his return to the national team after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing. The left-armer has faced criticism from some sections after not been able to pick wickets the way he used to before his ban, and Malik […]

Aisam has eyes set on Madrid after Barcelona triumph

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Photo Courtesy: Barcelona Open KARACHI: Pakistan tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi has his eyes set on winning the Madrid Open after triumphing at the Barcelona Open on Sunday. The 37-year-old is looking to improve his ranking and aims to get back in the top 30 doubles players in the world. Aisam had a tough season last year as without […]

Tauseef takes dig at IPL, says PSL has ‘damaged’ it

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Pakistan Cricket Board’s selection committee member Tauseef Ahmed believes the Pakistan Super League (PSL), despite its young age, has already emerged as a major threat to the glitzy cash-rich Indian Premier League. “A country (India) has been organising such a league for six or seven years, but we have only staged it twice and results […]

Twitter reacts to Younus’ 10,000 runs

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Veteran batsman Younus Khan becomes the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs and Twitter goes wild in congratulating the Mardan-born for this great achievement. Younus just needed 23 runs to reach the 10,000-run landmark and he did so in style by making 58 runs off 138 balls, which included five boundaries and a six, […]

Misbah to receive Spirit of Cricket Trophy

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Role model for all: Misbah has been chosen for the inaugural award due to his exemplary conduct on and off the field. Photo: AFP KARACHI: Retiring Test cricketer Misbahul Haq has won the hearts of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with his good behaviour and will soon become the first-ever recipient of the Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of […]

Essex excited for world-class Amir, says Ravi Bopara

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QUICKIE: Bopara says Amir’s ability to take wickets top of the order and later in the innings will be helpful for Essex when he joins them in the summer of 2017. PHOTO: AFP There was a time when everyone was speculating a negative audience reaction when left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir travelled to England with Pakistan […]

The legacy of Misbah — records he set

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PHOTO: AFP Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq on Thursday announced his international retirement, bringing an end to an illustrious career where he briefly guided Pakistan to the Test summit for the first time in the country’s history. The 42-year-old has had many highs and lows during his career and has made many records along the […]

PSL spot-fixing scandal: PCB evidence insufficient, says Sharjeel’s lawyer

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JUMPING THE GUN: Sharjeel’s lawyer requested the media to reserve their verdict until the players is proven guilty. PHOTO: AFP Left-handed batsman Shareel Khan’s lawyer said on Friday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), contesting charges against the Islamabad United player for his involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, presented ‘insufficient’ evidence against […]