pakistan cricket

Butt arrives home, vows to clear his name


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, who was released from a British jail Thursday, returned home Friday amidst a chaotic welcome and vowed to clear his ... Read more...

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Asif released from British jail


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan cricket Mohammed Asif was released from a British jail Thursday after completing half of his 12-month sentence after being found guilty in a spot-fixing scandal.The ... Read more...

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Won’t support coup, opposed to any military action: Imran (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) As a stand-off between the political leadership and the army lingered on Thursday, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan reiterated his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party will not support ... Read more...

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I am focusing on Australian Open: Sania


December 19th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) India's tennis star Sania Mirza says she has set her sights on the 2012 Australian Open."I am focusing on Australian Open and preparing hard for it. ... Read more...

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Tainted Pakistan cricketers, agent get jail


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt will spend 30 months in jail, fast bowler Mohammad Asif a year and 19-year-old Mohammad Aamir six months in a ... Read more...

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Butt gets 30-month sentence, Asif one year, Aamer 6 months (Lead)


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt was sentenced to 30 months in prision for spot fixing by the Southwark Crown Court here Thursday. Fast bowlers Mohammad ... Read more...

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Asif’s lawyer accuses Butt of ‘pressurising’ him


October 18th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Mohammad Asif's lawyer has accused former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt of "pressurising" him to bowl his infamous no-ball at the Lord's Test last year.Butt, who ... Read more...

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Indian offered Majeed $1.2m to lose Oval Test, court hears


October 11th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) A mysterious Indian contact offered Pakistan cricket agent Mazhar Majeed $1.2 million to arrange for Pakistan to throw a Test match against England, a court in ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram, Moin Khan rubbish match-fixing charges


October 11th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 11 (IANS) Former Pakistan captains Wasim Akram and Moin Khan Tuesday termed as "ridiculous" and "nonsense" allegations by controversial British sports agent that a number of Pakistani cricket ... Read more...

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West Indies cricket stands to lose by not picking Gayle: Akram


June 19th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels that West Indies selectors have gifted India the advantage by not picking the maverick Chris Gayle for the three-match ... Read more...

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Struass questions ICC’s resolve to tackle match-fixing


May 25th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) England Test skipper Andrew Struass questioned the resolve of cricket administrators to tackle match fixing, calling the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption body "woefully under-resourced".Strauss was ... Read more...

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Latif backs Tillakaratne on match-fixing claims


May 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 1 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has backed Hashan Tillakaratne after the ex-Sri Lanka skipper came under fire for claiming that Sri Lanka have been involved ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain cancels Pakistan trip after fresh threats


April 21st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider has reportedly cancelled his flight back home from London after claiming that he has received fresh threats.Zulqarnain, who rocked Pakistan cricket ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain to return Pakistan on April 25 following govt’s ‘top-level security’ assurance


April 17th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 17(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a temporary visa, will return to Islamabad on April 25.The now retired wicketkeeper had ... Read more...

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Punjab cricket board owes police Rs.11 crore!


April 15th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), April 15 (IANS) The stadium here saw the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal, it is now hosting the Indian Premier League and it has been home to many ... Read more...

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Miandad reveals why he rejected Pak batting coach offer


April 14th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 14(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has disclosed that he turned down a recent offer to become the national team's batting coach primarily because he believed there is a need ... Read more...

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All World Cup Pakistan cricket fans return home


April 13th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWagah, Apr 13 (ANI): With the return of Karachi resident Ali Jamil, all the Pakistan cricket fans, who had entered into India to watch the 2011 World Cup cricket ... Read more...

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Waqar says ‘hard to find a replacement’ for retired Shoaib Akhtar


April 10th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 10(ANI): Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has paid rich tribute to the recently retired fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, and said that it would be hard to find an ideal replacement ... Read more...

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Afridi’s comments will not affect Indo-Pak dialogue process: Omar Abdullah


April 6th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu Apr 6 (ANI): Asserting that India is far more mature as a country, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi's reported comments ... Read more...

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Azam, Adnan, Taufeeq may replace Razzaq, Kamran, Shahzad in Pak team: Afridi


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 6(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has hinted that batsman Ahmed Shahzad, all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and opener-cum-wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal are likely to be dropped from the Pakistan squad for ... Read more...

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Shahid Afridi looking forward to grooming new players during West Indies tour


April 4th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4 (ANI): Pakistan's cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said that he would take part in the upcoming tour to West Indies, which he had earlier thought of opting out, to ... Read more...

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Indian players don’t have large, clean hearts: Afridi


April 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr. 4 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has stirred controversy again by saying that he did not find any of the Indian cricketers having large or clean hearts.Speaking days after ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket fans backing Sri Lanka to defeat ‘enemy’ India in 2011 World Cup final


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): Vanquished Pakistan will be backing Sri Lanka to defeat India in the 2011 World Cup final on Saturday in view of the age-old proverb that 'the enemy of the ... Read more...

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There’s no pressure on team: Afridi


March 29th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, in a calculated move, says his side was not expected to enter the cricket World Cupsemifinals and thus are under no ... Read more...

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Malik backtracks from ‘match-fixing’ warning to Pak team following furore


March 29th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has backtracked from his match-fixing warning to the national cricket team after it backfired, inviting the wrath of former cricketers, critics and fans alike.The ... Read more...

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Malik shouldn’t have issued match-fixing warning to Pak team “at such a time”: Afridi


March 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Pakistan's World Cup captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his disappointment over Interior Minister Rehman Malik's public warning to the cricket team against match-fixing at a time when it ... Read more...

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Hope cricket can bring India and Pakistan closer: Lorgat


March 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 28 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat hopes Wednesday's World Cup semifinal clash between India and Pakistan would bring the two countries closer.Cricket has ... Read more...

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Imran Khan must leave politics, become cricket coach to save honour: PML(N) minister


March 28th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 28(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that former Pakistan cricket captain and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan must leave politics and become a cricket coach."Imran ... Read more...

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World Cup win will usher new era in Pakistan cricket: Intikhab


March 27th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Pakistani cricket manager Intikhab Alam feels winning the World Cup could usher in a new era in his country's cricket.Intikhab said Pakistan cricket had gone ... Read more...

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Passions rise in Kashmir ahead of Mohali clash


March 27th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) As archrivals India and Pakistan gear for a face-off in the cricket World Cup semi-finals in Mohali Wednesday, passions are running high among the ardent ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash will “charge up” Pakistani players: Ramiz Raja


March 25th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): The mouth-watering Pakistan-India clash in the 2011 World Cup semi-final match in Mohali on March 30 will definitely charge up the Pakistan team, former captain Ramiz Raja has said."As ... Read more...

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It’s hard to imagine Pakistan cricket without Shoaib Akhtar: Azhar Ali


March 21st, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): Pakistan's top order player Azhar Ali has expressed shock over fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's decision to retire from international cricket after the ongoing ICC World Cup 2011, and ... Read more...

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Asif pays glowing tribute to late Pak coach and “father figure” Bob Woolmer


March 21st, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): Tainted Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has paid glowing tributes to former coach Bob Woolmer on his fourth death anniversary, and said that the former England batsman was "like ... Read more...

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Woolmer made a big contribution to Pak cricket: Inzamam


March 19th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged the Shahid Afridi-led World Cup team against forgetting their former coach Bob Woolmer if they go on to win the tournament on the ... Read more...

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Afridi says Pakistan has “capability and firepower” to defeat Oz on Saturday


March 18th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 18 (ANI): Pakistan cricket Captain Shahid Afridi has said that his team has the "capability and the firepower" of defeating Australia in Saturday's World Cup match.Australia, bidding for a fourth ... Read more...

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