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Peshawar Zalmi says no to KP Govt dinner over Imran’s ‘Phateechar’ statement

ISLAMABAD: The dinner which was supposed to be hosted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in the honour of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 Champions Peshawar Zalmi on Thursday, has been postponed, ARY News reported. According to details, Tourism Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had arranged delicious meals, fireworks display, Pashto music and a Khattak dance performance in the dinner. However, all this went in vain as the team has reportedly refused to attend the dinner reception due to a controversial…

Kolkata Knight Riders denies reports of series against Peshawar Zalmi

MUMBAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday denied that it proposed a three-match series against current Pakistan Super League (PSL) Champions Peshawar Zalmi. According to media reports earlier, KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan had contacted Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi and proposed a three match series between the two teams. KKR CEO Venky Mysore, however, said, "There is absolutely no truth in it. We categorically deny this." Mysore added, "I just had a word with Shah Rukh and…

Foreign players hail Pakistan security for PSL 2017 final

LAHORE: Foreign players have tentatively endorsed the return of international cricket to Pakistan after their whirlwind trip to Lahore for Sunday's heavily guarded Pakistan Super League final. Players including winning captain Darren Sammy detailed a journey involving bullet-proof buses and closed roads, before they were rushed straight back to the airport with no time for celebrations. The blanket security, deploying thousands of troops, military helicopters and armed guards on horseback, came after a deadly militant…

Revisiting the riveting PSL 2017 in pictures

The second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) came to a close on Sunday as Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs at Lahore on Sunday to win the tournament which left all cricketing fans in awe. Let's re-live the most memorable moments of the tournament in pictures. …

Meera denied entry inside Gaddafi Stadium to watch PSL final

LAHORE: An uninteresting situation occurred when actress Meera who arrived with great excitement  to watch the Pakistan Super League final was barred from entering the Gaddafi Stadium The actress reportedly arrived without a ticket for the match and was turned away. Speaking to media, she said that her manager had the ticket who was present inside the stadium without her. She said that she had no regrets on being unable to enter the stadium and will  watch the match at home. Expresses support for Peshawar Zalmi,…

Zalmi players to shave their heads if they win PSL final, jokes Darren Sammy

LAHORE: Captain of Peshawar Zalmi Darren Sammy has made quite a ‘big statement’ before the big PSL game, saying and he and the entire team players will shave their heads if Peshawar Zalmi wins the final. In a video showing the Zalmi skipper in his usual cheerful mood, he bluntly says his team mates including himself will shave their head in mark of joy if the Peshawar Zalmi emerge victorious in the final today (March 5). The Caribbean batsman the next moments points toward the franchise owner Javed Afridi and adds ‘the…

Lahore gets ready for much-anticipated PSL final amid fanfare

LAHORE: Once a distant dream, now a delightful reality – the day is finally here when Lahore is set to host the much-anticipated Pakistan Super League (PSL) final featuring a pack of well-known foreign players. The finalists of the event – Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi – will vie for the coveted trophy at Gaddafi Stadium today amid fanfare and excitement in the build-up for the grand finale. Foreign players Darren Sammy, Chris Jordan, Marlon Samuels and Dawid Malan representing Peshawar Zalmi, while Anamul…

PSL final: Gladiators pick new pack of foreign players

LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators will head for PSL final on Sunday with a new pack of foreign players as Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Riley Russow and Tymal Mills refused to travel to Pakistan. Sarfraz Ahmed led team has picked Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper batsman Anamul Haque, Zimbabwe’s duo of talented all-rounder Sean Ervine and hard hitting Elton Chigumbura, South Africa’s Morne Van Wyk and West Indian pacer Rayad Emrit for the final. In addition, Aizaz Cheema has also been picked by Gladiators as a replacement for Umar…

Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings to qualify for PSL 2017 final

DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi qualified for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 final as they beat Karachi Kings by 24 runs in the third play-off in Dubai , ARY News reported on Friday. Peshawar Zalmi will take on Quetta Gladiators in this year's final in Lahore on Sunday. Karachi Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first in the crucial fixture. Peshawar Zalmi, batting first, scored 181/3 in their 20 overs as Kamran Akmal scored the first century of the tournament. Akmal scored 104 runs from 65 balls with the help of six…

Karachi Kings will play like champions against Zalmi, says Salman Iqbal

DUBAI: Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal expressed his hopes of success against Peshawar Zalmi when the two teams clash at Sharjah for the third playoff of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday (today). Mr. Iqbal said that the names of foreign players travelling to Lahore for the final will only be revealed after the Kings qualify for it. “We are currently focused on the match and I’ve asked the players to express themselves fully against Zalmi and play like champions,” he said while sharing his views during the…