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  • Super Smith fires Islamabad United to Pakistan Super League title

    A fiery fifty from Dwayne Smith propelled Islamabad United to the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) title as Misbah-ul-Haq's side defeated Quetta Gladiators by six wickets in the final...

    Since the PSL was announced last September, the Pakistan Cricket Board sold five franchises for $93 million and attracted players from 11 different countries...

  • IPL's Chennai Super Kings forced out of home city due to security threats

    Protest-hit Chennai Super Kings were on Thursday ordered to play all their remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) home games 1,200km away in Pune after players had shoes thrown at them and were threatened with snakes being unleashed into their stadium...

    Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu state, which has seen volatile protests over the handling of a water-shortage crisis with the authorities saying they could not guarantee security...

  • Code for Pakistan brings technology geeks to solve civic and social issues

    ISLAMABAD: A two-day Islamabad Civic Hackathon — an event organised by Code for Pakistan (CfP) and OPEN Islamabad — concluded Sunday with participants working constantly to develop mobile/web applications and digital tools which address civic and social issues...

    The participants were encouraged to develop solutions around five themes: education, health, social change, sustainable city, and poverty and development...

  • Pakistan startup founders booked for plagiarising source code

    KARACHI: Four people were reportedly booked on Wednesday for violating copyright and intellectual property laws after allegations of plagiarising source code for a financial information startup surfaced...

    The entrepreneurs behind Investor's Lounge, Baqar Abbas Jafri, Sennen D’Souza, Hammad Ali Hashmi and Waqar Ehsan, have been accused by their former employer ? Mir Muhammad Ali Khan of AMZ MAK Capital Ltd ? of stealing firm’s source...

  • Afridi to fly out 150 APS students for Pakistan Super League

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi will fly out 150 Army Public School (APS) students to Dubai to watch the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the all-rounder announced during a visit to the school on Tuesday...

    PSL, Pakistan's franchise-based T20 league, starts next month from February 4 and will feature five teams: Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta...

  • Bangladesh pacer likely to pull out of Pakistan Super League

    Bangladesh medium pacer Mustafizur Rahman is expected to pull out of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to lack of fitness, a Bangladesh daily reported on Tuesday...

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan on Tuesday said it was highly unlikely that Mustafizur would feature in Pakistan’s inaugural T20 league tournament as the Tigers wanted to minimise the left-armers workload before the World T20 in March... ...

  • Amir Khan announces Super Boxing League in Pakistan

    British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan announced the formation of the Super Boxing League in a press conference at the Amir Khan Boxing Academy in Islamabad on Monday...

    He formed this league in India, so I decided to bring the league here to Pakistan," Khan, who had also expressed a desire to stage the league earlier this year...

  • Pakistan Super League finally set for UAE take off

    The much-blighted Pakistan Super League (PSL) will finally take off in February 2016 in the UAE, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced after a meeting of its Governing Board on Saturday...

    The franchise-based PSL, based on the same format as the Indian Premier League, was first set to begin in 2008-09 but was shelved on several occasions hitherto on the account of prevailing security situation in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan Super League in UAE next year: PCB

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), while pressing ahead with its planned agenda of how to organise the Pakistan Super League in a meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) held here on Saturday, reiterated that it will launch its own franchise-based T20 league in the UAE...

    PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan, who attended the 36th BoG meeting held at the National Cricket Academy, said that the first season of the Pakistan Super League...

  • Super Sanga in spotlight as Sri Lanka face Pakistan

    GALLE: Kumar Sangakkara will get a chance to build on his prolific Test record before retirement when familiar rivals Sri Lanka and Pakistan contest their fourth series in two years from Wednesday...

    The 37-year-old has not responded to media speculation that he will play three more home Tests — two of the three matches against Pakistan and one against India in August — before ending his 15-year career...

  • Pakistan face Malaysia in first super four match today

    LAHORE: Pakistan face Malaysia in their opening match of the super four round in the Asia Cup hockey tournament at the Maulana Bhashani Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday...

    Though the head-to-head Asia Cup record favours Pakistan who have won eight out of nine matches (remaining one being draw), Malaysia this time around are likely to pose a stiff challenge to the Green-shirts...

  • British agency's tip-off helped uncover Pakistan Super League scandal: ICC

    Britain's National Crime Agency provided the initial intelligence that helped uncover a major spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a leading official from world cricket's governing body said on Thursday...

    Flanagan, head of the ACSU since 2010, said: “The inquiry was absolutely led by the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) throughout and our role was simply that before the PSL match we received intelligence that was...

  • Azerbaijan to buy 10 Super Mushshak planes from Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan signed an agreement with Azerbaijan for sale of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft to Azerbaijan Air Force...

    The contract was signed in Azerbaijan by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra, Chairman Air Marshal Arshad Malik and Azerbaijan Air Force Commander Lt Gen Ramiz Tahirov, says a press release issued here on Sunday...

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