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  • Pakistan's cricket team is in good shape, says Intikhab Alam

    Pakistan's cricket team manager, Intikhab Alam, said on Thursday the team is in good shape ahead of the four-Test series against England, slated to start in July...

    "The ongoing camp is a golden chance for the team to get used to the English conditions," said Alam, while speaking to DawnNews from Hampshire
  • Yasir fit but Pakistan have ‘secret’ plan for 2nd Test: Alam

    Pakistan manager Initkhab Alam has declared Yasir Shah fit to bowl but said his team could throw in a surprise inclusion for the second Test to thwart England's plans...

    Pakistan's bowling attack has looked toothless without the services of legspinner Yasir, and were made to toil hard in the field by England captain Alastair Cook, who scored his third double century to take his side beyond the hosts' first innings total of 523
  • Intikhab Alam returns as Pakistan manager

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced the return of 73-year-old Intikhab Alam as the manager of the country's cricket team...

    Alam was on the edge of losing his post of director domestic cricket after the PCB decided to abolish this designation along with the position of director international cricket
  • Pakistan discard Fawad Alam switches over to SSGC

    KARACHI: Fawad Alam, the discarded Pakistan left-hander, is the prized recruit in the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) line-up for the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy National Cricket Championship that gets underway next Saturday...

    Former national team skipper Shoaib Malik has been retained as captain with another Pakistan reject Umar Amin being the vice-captain
  • Fawad Alam needs to 'hit more boundaries' to get picked, says Mickey Arthur

    Pakistan cricket coach Mickey Arthur on Thursday said that Fawad Alam needed to play aggressively to be noticed by the selectors...

    During an interview with DawnNews, Arthur said the left-handed batsman was invited at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where the selectors got a chance to "look at his [Fawad's] techniques to see how many pulls and the types of strokes he has in his armoury, and how many boundaries he hits"
  • Sarfraz hopeful for Fawad Alam's comeback

    Pakistan Cricket Team Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has expressed hope for Fawad Alam's comeback into international cricket...

    Talking to media in Karachi on Tuesday, the skipper said that Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) selection committee called Alam to the National Cricket Academy and various coaches of the team held meetings with the left-handed batsman
  • India’s first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ and Jinnah’s role in it

    It was somewhere around 1930 when the idea of Alam Ara took root...

    Having seen Universal Pictures’ Show Boat (1929) (a “40 per cent talkie” in his words), at the Excelsior Theatre in Bombay, Imperial Movietone boss, Ardershir Irani began harbouring thoughts of making India’s first talking and singing picture
  • Alam excels in Daud cricket

    KARACHI: Upcoming spinner Alam Khurshid Shah grabbed six wickets to help Metropolitan CC comfortably Late Ismail Jaffer CC by 54 runs in their KCCA Zone-VI Daud Khan Memorial Cricket Tournament fixture at the RLCA UP Ground here the other day...

    Chasing 204 in 35 overs, Late Ismail CC were dismissed for 149 in the 30th over with slow left-armer Alam Khurshid returning brilliant figures of six for 19 runs
  • ‘SMP militant’ held for killing TV journalist Aftab Alam

    KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a suspected militant of the outlawed Sipah-i-Mohammad Pakistan allegedly involved in the recent killing of a television journalist...

    Speaking at a press conference at the Garden Police Headquarters, Counter-Terrorism Department SSP Amir Farooqi identified the suspect as Zeeshan Haider and said that a 9mm pistol was also seized from him
  • Massive reforms needed to revive hockey: Naveed Alam

    ISLAMABAD: Former Olympian Naveed Alam on Wednesday called for strict action against the national hockey team and its management for their embarrassing failure in the recently held Hockey World League (HWL) in Antwerp, Belgium...

    Welcoming the government’s decision to set up a committee for probing the team’s failure in the HWL, Naveed said that “massive reforms are needed to rehabilitate national hockey
  • Alam Channa: A tall tale

    According to the Guin­ness Book of World Rec­ords, the tallest living man in the world (between 1982 and 1998), was Pakistan’s Mohammad Alam Channa...

    Before his death in 1998, Channa was reported to be 7ft 7 inches tall
  • DTH license auction: Pemra directs chairman Absar Alam to take up LHC verdict in SC

    A meeting of Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) officials on Monday, taking notice of a delay in action against the Lahore High Court's (LHC) move to set aside the direct-to-home (DTH) license auction held last year, directed Pemra Chairman Absar Alam to file an appeal in the apex court against the decision...

    DTH is a digital box that gives customers channels permitted to be aired in the country without any cable...
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