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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…

Imran Khan, West Indies’ greats part of Younis Khan’s All-Time XI

 Pakistan's former test batsman Younis Khan has picked his All Time XI and has named some of the legendary cricket players as part of his ideal team. In a video shared by Lord's Cricket Ground's Youtube page, Younis names Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad and Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar as his openers. Younis said he selected them simply because they are "little masters." Next was South Africa's Jacques Kallis, whom Younis calls "one of the greatest all-rounders" to have graced the game. Younis Khan picked three…

Afridi, Younis receive MCC honourary life membership

Former Pakistani captains Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan have been made Honorary Life Members of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club. Honorary Life Membership is awarded to some of the finest cricketers and men and women associated with the game. The pair make it three players from Pakistan to be awarded Honorary Life Membership this year, after Misbah-ul-Haq was awarded the same honour in July. There are also 22 previous Pakistani players on the list including icons such as Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis,…

No Misbah, Younis as Pakistan look to new Test era

ABU DHABI: Pakistan will step into a new Test era without retired batting greats Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq when they take on Sri Lanka in the first Test in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. Playing without Younis and Misbah is unaccustomed territory for Pakistan, who haven't had a Test featuring neither of the talismanic, prolific pair in seven years. It comes as they prepare to welcome the return of full international cricket to their home country next month, when Sri Lanka visit for a Twenty20 game in Lahore. Together,…

Afridi finally receives a farewell send off by the PCB

LAHORE: Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has finally received a send off by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his contribution to cricket.  The cricketer was given a grand honour during the final of the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium being played between Pakistan and the World XI team. Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq was also giving a farewell reception. Both cricketers were given a lap of honour individually in a decorative auto-rickshaw. READ MORE: Shahid Afridi, Younis boycott PCB annual awards Afridi had on…

Afridi, Younis boycott PCB annual awards

LAHORE: Former cricketers Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan on Thursday did not attend an awards ceremony being hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board.  The annual awards of the PCB were held in Lahore and attended by former cricketers Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Waqar Younis. The award ceremony was also attended by members of World XI team who are currently touring Pakistan. PCB has awarded the media rights for the event exclusively to a private sports channel superseding the state-owned PTV Sports and other channels. It…

PCB to honour Afridi, Younis, Misbah

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to honour the retired trio of Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan and Misbah Ul Haq in an award ceremony in September. “We plan to arrange a special award ceremony for former captains Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi,” said Chairman PCB Najam Sethi while talking to a private news channel. “They served Pakistan for a long period and deserve appreciation,” he added. He also revealed that other top performers of the team will also be honoured by the cricket board in…

Younis Khan says there is hard work of seventeen years behind his 10,000 runs

KARACHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Younis Khan on Wednesday said the people should give him the same respect as they respect his record-setting 10,000 runs. Speaking at a event hosted by educational organisation in his honour, Younis Khan said that there is a struggle of over seventeen years behind his 10,000 runs. In fact, there are another seventeen years of his life which made him the player that he became. "Behind the 10,099 runs is not just seventeen years of hard work, there are another seventeen years which…

Karachi: Younis Khan receives hero’s welcome on return

KARACHI: Veteran Pakistani cricketer Younis Khan received a hero's welcome on his arrival at Jinnah International Airport here on Monday after his return from West Indies on Monday, ARY News reported. Younis Khan has announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his last test series in Caribbean. He is the first Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 runs. A large number of his fans besides cricketers and other notables were seen waiting anxiously to receive the cricket star at Karachi International…