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Cricketers record their messages of support ahead of elections

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketers have recorded their video messages for the nation ahead of the General Elections 2018 to vote for a better Pakistan. Former skipper Wasim Akram and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez solicited masses to vote for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).  “We have tested numerous politicians, but it is time for change now. So, I would like to request all to vote for Imran Khan,” Wasim said. “It was in your leadership skipper Imran Khan that we became world champions in 1992. It is in your leadership that…

Sarfaraz proud as Pakistan crush ‘experienced’ England

LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord's. Victory, completed before lunch on the fourth day, put Pakistan 1-0 up in a two-match series ahead of the second Test at Headingley that starts on Friday. Pakistan's batsmen and bowlers applied themselves to the demands of playing an early season Test in English conditions far more effectively than the home side. Man-of-the-match…

ICC charges Sharjah cricket official for approaching Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former employee of Sharjah cricket stadium and cricket organizer Irfan Ansari under the anti-corruption code for approaching Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed during the ODI against Sri Lanka in UAE last year. According to reports, Ansari had reportedly approached Sarfraz Ahmed for spot-fixing during the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series in Abu Dhabi in October 2017. After which Ahmed had immediately reported the approach to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).…

Sarfaraz Ahmed makes heartfelt appeal for liver donor to save life of ailing niece

Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has made an emotional appeal, seeking life-saving donor for his ailing niece who is suffering from a liver condition. In a heart-felt Twitter message, Ahmed said his niece Ayeza has already gone through one surgery and needs a life saving donor. "This is a message for all the people as a very personal support. It's a fact that gratitude reciprocates", he said. pic.twitter.com/QskfjZPQqH — Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) April 17, 2018 "I am advocating on behalf of my…

Players given a chance have performed well, says Safaraz Ahmed

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said that cricket team has several talented players and all those who were given a chance have performed well-making selection even more difficult. Sarfaraz was addressing a press conference in Dubai ahead of the T20 series starting on Thursday against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan white-washed the Islanders in the five-match series. "It is good that players who are given a chance are performing well and proving themselves. "This shows that Pakistan's bench strength is improving.…

Murad leads team to play friendly T20 cricket match

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Sunday played a friendly T20 cricket match at the stadium of the NED University held to celebrate the 70th independence day of Pakistan. Murad Ali Shah gave an all-round performance and scored 27 runs from 16 balls including 4 fours until he was stumped out. He also scored grabbed two wickets in three overs. Their team NED alumni scored 107 runs in the allotted ten overs against NED XII led by Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sarosh Lodhi. They defeated NED XII by seventeen runs…

Sarfaraz says Champions Trophy win brought new life to cricket team

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said that the Champions Trophy recent has brought new life to the cricket team, as people have even higher expectations now. Speaking at a event at the Karachi Press Club, the skipper said that it would a challenge to be captain the Test team. He said that the team will certainly miss the absence the Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan. "We had stepped in the ground with the firm belief that we can win. The victory has certainly breathed new life in the team," he said.…

Sarfaraz Ahmed calls on President Mamnoon Hussain

KARACHI: Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed on Saturday called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Karachi. Congratulating him on historic victory in ICC Champion Trophy 2017, the president said that the team has achieved the victory by hard work and well preparedness. In an interview earlier, Sarfraz Ahmed credited his players, the team staff and the selection committee back home for their surprise qualification for the final of the Champions Trophy, after beating England by eight wickets in the semi-final. “After the…

Sarfaraz gives his ‘green shirt’ to disabled fan in honour

KARACHI: After a triumph against arch-rival India in the final of ICC Champions Trophy, the cricket fans are still showing up to residence of Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to express delight and catch a sight of the triumphant captain. Fawad Ahmed was one of the special fans who reached the winning skipper’s residence on a wheelchair to express his pleasure on the outstanding performance of Pakistani team under captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed in the final of the tournament. To honour his courage and support to the…

Triumphant Pakistan team return home to hero’s welcome

KARACHI: The triumphant cricketers of Pakistan's team  returned home on Tuesday morning to a rousing welcome after routing arch-rivals India by 180-run at The Oval to lift its maiden ICC Champions Trophy. Hundreds of fans stayed up late to welcome home members of the national cricket team returning after their historic win against arch-rivals India at London's Oval Ground. Crowds had gathered at airports in Karachi and Lahore early Tuesday morning, eagerly awaiting the return of the champions. Fans decorated the…