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Indian media take on heart Hasan Ali’s ‘victory celebration’ at Wagah Border

LAHORE: Pakistan’s fast bowler Hasan Ali made a surprise entry to the flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah Border last week and participated, though briefly, in the parade with his signature wicket-taking gesture towards India’s Border Security Force, prompting Indian media to call it “provocation”. The Pakistan cricket team was visiting the Wagah Border to witness the flag lowering ceremony after their training camp before leaving for England. The Pakistan Cricket Board also tweeted a picture of the team visiting the…

Indian cricket team all out for 2!

NEW DELHI: An Indian women's state cricket team managed just two runs in an official 50-over match, one of the lowest totals ever recorded. Opening bat Menka scored one run and the other was a wide as nine of the Nagaland under-19s were out for ducks against Kerala. Kerala then took just one legitimate delivery to win by 10 wickets, with 299 balls to spare. Nagaland, debutants in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Super Series tournament, did at least win the toss in the game on Thursday. They…

Sri Lanka board clears first Pakistan tour since 2009 attack

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill, officials said Monday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals including "at least one" in Lahore, scene of the 2009 attack which left eight people dead. Any tour would require government approval before the team is sent abroad. Leading…

Money divides Pakistan’s victorious team

Money often costs too much, said Ralph Emerson. True. That cost, as Emerson put it, have both positive and negative effects. It is a known fact that behind most of the crimes and most of the divides there are three main things: money, woman and land. The same divide has been created within the group of Champions trophy winners. It was bound to happen. The Champions Trophy winning team has been showered with not only praise but with rewards and they deserved every bit of it. Besides the glittering trophy and a rise in…

China’s cricket team bowled out for 28 in World League qualifier

BANGKOK: China were humiliated as they were bowled out for 28 by Saudi Arabia and crashed to a 390-run defeat in a World Cricket League regional qualifier in Thailand on Saturday. Saudi Arabia piled up 418 all out off their 50 overs before China's outclassed batsmen collapsed in just 12.4 overs as extras top scored with 13. Their total was seven runs fewer than the record low for a full one-day international of 35 made by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2004. But it was still more than the record 50-over low score of…

PCB names women cricket team for World Cup 2017

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced a 15-member women cricket team for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 to be played in England from June 24, 2017 to July 24. The Women National Selection Committee headed by Mohammad Ilyas selected the squad. The team will feature in two warm-up matches against West Indies and Australia on June 20 and 22, 2017, respectively before the start of the mega event. The selected players are: Ayesha Zafar Bibi Nahida Mariana Iqbal Bisma Maroof…