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  • T20 World Cup: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India on Oct 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

    India and Pakistan will lock horns in a blockbuster T20 World Cup group clash for the second year running after the fixtures for the October-November 2022 tournament in Australia were announced on Friday...

    The arch-rivals will lock horns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on October 23, a day after Australia begin their title defence against New Zealand in Sydney — a repeat of the 2021 final in Dubai where Aaron Finch's team won...

  • PCB considering building cricket ground in Shakarparian

    ISLAMABAD: After first shelving plans for a cricket stadium in Shakarparian, which falls within the Margalla Hills National Park, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now considering a new deal with the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) and the National Council for Conservation of Wildlife (NCCW) to build a cricket ground in the capital’s greenest area...

    The construction of the cricket ground would violate the...

  • Sports diary: PCB fails to start activities on Women Cricket Ground

    Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif handed over the control of the Women Cricket Ground, Model Town, to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) two years ago to run it for the women cricket activities but the PCB has failed to start any such activity on the ground so far...

    The ground was handed over by Mr Sharif at the Gadhafi Stadium to the then PCB chairman Najam Sethi...

  • Cricket ground retrieved from ‘illegal’ occupants in Lahore

    LAHORE: The city administration claimed to have retrieved a cricket ground measuring 51 Kanals from a local cricket club and handed it over to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management on Sunday...

    According to administration, the ground, situated near the Qaddafi Stadium, was being used by the club unlawfully since dissolution of the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA)...

  • Cricket-crazy locals set up ground on self-help basis in Gujrat

    GUJRAT: To meet the acute shortage of playgrounds for the youth in Gujrat, the local cricketers have developed a cricket field on the self-help basis after a landlord spared a piece of land for the purpose on the city outskirts...

    The Hayat Cricket Ground in Phulerwaan area along Northern Ring Road attracts the motorists and passers-by due to its landscape, floodlights, spectators stand, mini-huts and swings for children...

  • Shane Warne state funeral set for March 30 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

    MELBOURNE: Home to many of famed Australian spin bowler Shane Warne’s greatest sports moments, the Melbourne Cricket Ground will host his public farewell on March 30...

    The MCG was the stage of Warne’s famous Ashes hat-trick in 1994 and his 700th Test wicket on Boxing Day in 2006 during his final series before retiring from international cricket...

  • Karachi make strong start against Hyderabad in U-16 cricket

    KARACHI: After drawing their opening match two days ago, Karachi made a decent start to dominate Hyderabad in their PCB-PEPSI Cricket Stars Under-16 Tournament fixture at the National Stadium here on Sunday...

    Opting to bat first in the Pool ‘C’ clash, Hyderabad were restri­cted to 219-6 in the first innings quota of 70 overs...

  • 'Imran promised Naya Pakistan but it turned out to be expensive Pakistan': Bilawal at PDM's Hyderabad rally

    PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday once again hit out at the government over inflation and allegedly usurping the rights of provinces, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan had promised a Naya Pakistan "but it turned out to be more expensive Pakistan"...

    He was speaking in Hyderabad where leaders of the 10-party opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), had gathered for its latest power show against the...

  • US wants to broaden common ground with Pakistan, says Mattis

    WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Saturday that the Trump administration wanted to broaden the common ground between Pakistan and the United States to ensure that no terrorist group has a safe haven inside that country...

    Secretary Mattis embarked on a four-nation tour on Friday which will take him to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait...

  • Pakistan will not send ground troops as part of Saudi-led military alliance: Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on Tuesday said Pakistan will not send ground troops to Saudi Arabia or any other country after having joined the 34-state Islamic military alliance led by Saudi Arabia...

    In a briefing to the National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament House, Aziz said all matters between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have been settled...

  • Obama's statement on Pakistan not ground reality: Aziz?

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has reacted strongly to a statement made by United States President Barack Obama that both Pakistan and Afghanistan were among the countries that would continue to face instability and turmoil for decades...

    "Whatever the US president said about instability in Pakistan and Afghanistan are his predictions and have nothing to do with ground realities," Aziz told a...

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