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  • Pakistan’s story at Pindi Cricket Stadium

    RAWALPINDI: The last time Pakistan hosted a Test at the Pindi Cricket Stadium it turned out to be one miserable tale of woes for them...

    The visitors happened to arch-rivals India who not just inflicted the biggest defeat on the host nation at this venue, but also made history by winning their maiden series victory on the Pakistan soil...

  • Suicide bomber kills three near Kabul cricket stadium

    KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing three people including a policeman and wounding five others, police said...

    The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stopped at a security checkpoint by suspicious police as he walked towards Kabul’s main cricket ground where a match was under way...

  • Cricket gala continues at Gaddafi Stadium

    LAHORE: The city witnessed a huge crowd of people outside the Gaddafi Stadium and on the roads leading to the venue for the second T20 match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe...

    The provincial capital normally has a less mobility of citizens every Sunday because of the weekly holiday but it attracted an unprecedented rush of people moving toward the stadium to watch the cricket match while expressing joy on the way as well as in front of...

  • Capital’s cricket stadium in doldrums

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has abandoned the construction work on the federal capital’s first cricket stadium of international standard citing financial crunch...

    It is not clear whether or not the stadium will now be built...

  • Sindh CM’s helicopter disrupts cricket match at Niaz Stadium

    HYDERABAD: The abrupt landing of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah’s helicopter in the middle of an under-19 cricket match at the historic Niaz Stadium yet again highlighted poor management and the high-handedness of the local administration here on Friday ...

    The CM’s helicopter, which landed in the outfield, led to suspension of the match for almost two and a half hours due on the first day of the PCB inter-regional U-19...

  • PCB's financial woes crush Islamabad cricket stadium dream

    ISLAMABAD: The federal capital's dream to have a cricket stadium facility of international standards falls in doldrums as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has abandoned the construction work on the project citing financial crunch as reason...

    It is not clear whether the stadium will now be built or not...

  • Construction of world’s biggest cricket stadium in Gujarat starts

    AHMEDABAD: India has started building the world’s biggest cricket stadium that will accommodate 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million...

    Since the capacity of Kolkata’s Eden Gardens was reduced as part of a major rebuilding project, Melbourne Cricket Ground has held the title of the sport’s largest stadium with seating for around 100,000...

  • Explosions in Afghan cricket stadium leave 8 dead, 45 wounded

    Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began...

    The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm (1830 GMT) on Friday evening as they watched the local “Ramadan Cup”, the provincial governor's office said...

  • SC scraps PCB’s cricket stadium project in Shakarparian

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) project to build a cricket stadium in Shakarparian, handing over control of the site of the under-construction stadium to the Capital Development Authority (CDA)...

    A three-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ruled that a cricket stadium could not be constructed in Shakarparian...

  • Famed Galle cricket stadium faces stumps

    COLOMBO: England could be the last team to take on Sri Lanka at their famed Galle International Stadium, considered one of the world’s most picturesque cricket grounds, when they tour in November...

    This is because the stadium with views of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean could be demolished because its pavilion stand violates heritage laws protecting a 17th century Dutch fort, according to the government...

  • US president stumbles on Indian names, ‘Chai Wala’ in cricket stadium speech

    Cheered by more than 100,000 people at the opening of the world’s largest cricket stadium, Trump tried to praise his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for achieving high office despite his humble origins as a tea seller, or “chai wala”...

    Trump also stumbled over the names of Modi’s home state of Gujarat and its biggest city Ahmedabad — where he was speaking — as well as the names of two Indian cricket heroes, Sachin Tendulkar and...

  • Virus prevents play at world’s biggest cricket stadium

    AHMEDABAD: There is no larger symbol of the global sports shutdown than cricket’s 110,000-seater Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, opened by US President Donald Trump, but yet to see a ball bowled...

    India’s newest and the world’s biggest cricket stadium lies empty because of the coronavirus pandemic...

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