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PCB will continue to hold major tournaments in UAE

DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to continue holding major tournaments and events in the United Arab Emirates. The PCB released a statement on Tuesday stating that it held fruitful discussions with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on matters of mutual interest. Furthermore, the ECB also agreed to a significant reduction of the costs to PCB of holding these tournaments with immediate effect. The ECB will host a T20 and T10 League from Dec 10, 2018 to Jan 10, 2019 when there are no PCB fixtures in…

Bismah Maroof wants PSL for women

By Muzammil Asif KARACHI: Pakistan women's cricket team captain Bismah Maroof on Wednesday demanded from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to organize a women's Twenty20 league similar to the widely popular Pakistan Super League (PSL). Bismah, while talking to the ARY news, said that PSL has played a major role in building the career of many young cricketers so women cricketers too deserve a chance to showcase their talent through a similar event. "PSL provided a platform to the young players to exhibit their talent,…

Wasim Akram, Lara, Warne part of Sangakkara’s All Time XI

 Sri Lanka's former wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakara has named his All Time ideal XI comprising some top class cricketers from across the World. Sangakara in a video shared by Lord's cricket ground YouTube page, named Mathew Hayden and Rahul Dravid as an openers for his his all time cricketing XI. "I will have Mathew Hayden at the top of the order facing the first ball and to compliment him i have got Rahul Dravid," 40-year-old said. He kept Former West Indian Test batsman Brian Lara and Australian Ex Test…

Karachi’s cricket deadlock about to end with PSL final

The nine-year wait is about to over. The terrorists who put Pakistan cricket in a deadlock have been defeated as hundreds of fans, fighting the heat and near-suffocating security blanket marched towards the stadium. It is like a big festival for the nearly 20-million people of the metropolis. The city is buzzing, with hoardings welcoming the players and the Pakistan Super League final. Much before the gates were opened at 12 noon, fans had started to walk towards the designated points for the shuttle, which carried…

‘PSL final brings more glitters to ‘City of Lights’: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major Gen Asif Ghafoor on Sunday said the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final has brought "more glitters to the City of Lights". In a tweet, he thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the foreign players touring Pakistan, the government, security forces and the nation over the successful holding of PSL. The DG ISPR said: “Terrorism imposed on us is on the way out; we are on the way to our rightful destination of enduring peace and stability, IA.”…

After PSL, Indian cricket board also to use DRS in IPL

NEW DELHI: Following successful adoption of the Decision Review System in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the organizers of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have also decided to feature the DRS for the first time in the league. It’s been ten years to the IPL inception when its first edition was played in 2008, but the DRS was not adopted in any of the seasons of the league. In 2017, the PSL announced to use the umpire decision review system for its third edition in 2018 after umpires were reportedly scrutinised for making…

Shinwari’s over in Power Play changed tempo of the game, says Karachi coach

LAHORE: Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur believed his team had conceded 20 runs too many to Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator which they lost by 13 runs in Lahore on Wednesday. Zalmi notched up a solid 170-7 in the match which was reduced to 16-over-a-side with Pakistan discard Kamran Akmal smashing a belligerent 27-ball 77 studded with eight sixes and five boundaries. Karachi Kings were behind the eight ball and despite half centuries from Joe Denly and Babar Azam managed 157-2 in their quota of overs.…

Amir to captain Karachi Kings in do-or-die match against Zalmi

LAHORE: With injury-stricken Shahid Afridi and Imad Wasim dropped out of the key Pakistan Super League match today (Wednesday), Muhammad Amir has been named as the stand-in captain to lead the side against Peshawar Zalmi. Shahid Afridi will miss the PSL eliminator against Zalmi after his knee injury aggravated, while Imad Wasim (the Kings skipper) had suffered a mild concussion after he injured himself while running backwards from mid off to take a catch in a match against Lahore Qalandars on March 11. @SAfridiOfficial…