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  • Pakistan to field 24-member team in world 6-Reds, Team Event

    KARACHI: Hardly 24 hours after adding two new faces in the aftermath of Asian champion Hamza Akbar’s omission besides reshuffling the team, the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) included another pair comprising two players for the World 6-Reds and Team Cha­m­p­ionship on Friday, officials said...

    The duo that has been made part of the Pakistan team comprised former international Abdul Sattar and Zulfiqar A...

  • Euro 2016 team-by-team guide

    PARIS: Ahead of Saturday's draw for Euro 2016 in France, here's a look at all 24 qualified nations:ALBANIA World ranking: 38 Coach: Gianni De BiasiAlbania qualified for their first major tournament after edging out Denmark to second place in the five-team Group I...

    Any fears of missing out on the 24-team-finals were assuaged as victories over Bulgaria and Malta enabled the Croats to finish runners-up in their group behind Italy... ...

  • Can team Sarfraz trump team Williamson?

    New Zealand will be the first to test out the new Pakistan, led by Sarfraz Ahmed and coached by Mickey Arthur...

    With five ODIs and three T20Is to be played, Kane Williamson’s team will certainly push Pakistan to the limits playing in their own backyard...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Pakistan cricket team reaches Dhaka

    DHAKA: Pakistan cricket team, which reached Dhaka on Monday afternoon, was accorded a warm welcome by the Bangladesh government and cricket board officials...

    The Pakistan contingent later checked into Hotel Pan Pacific Shonargaon...

  • Pakistan team’s tour to Zimbabwe postponed

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) have mutually decided to defer Pakistan team’s tour to Zimbabwe, scheduled for August-September this year, for an indefinite period, well-informed sources told Dawn on Friday...

    Pakistan were scheduled to undertake a return tour to Zimbabwe for a bilateral limited-overs series featuring ODIs and T20s, after Zimbabwe squad visited Pakistan for a historical series in...

  • Comment: Pakistan cricket team – the way forward

    As is now customary after every World Cup debacle, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed its commitment to take necessary steps to bring the national cricket team’s performances up to a respectable level...

    In this connection, a new selection committee and a new captain have already been appointed and a new look team announced for the Bangladesh series has now landed in Dhaka...

  • Pakistan military team discusses security during visit to Kabul

    ISLAMABAD: In a significant confidence-building move, a top-level Pakistan Army delegation visited Kabul on Thursday and held negotiations with the Afghan officials on various issues relating to security...

    “Afghan authorities were conveyed that Pakistan Army has control in all areas on Pakistan side of the border and shall not allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan,” the ISPR quoted the Pakistani delegates as saying at the...

  • Amla or Du Plessis likely to captain World XI team set to visit Pakistan

    Either South Africa captain Faf du Plessis or star batsman Hashim Amla will be assigned captaincy of the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore in September, a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told DawnNews on Tuesday...

    "Two big names in South Africa and world cricket, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, have consented to touring Pakistan with the ICC World XI and one of them will be the captain of the...

  • ‘SL team’s visit to Lahore a great achievement for Pakistan cricket’

    ISLAMABAD: Batting legend Javed Miandad believes Sri Lankan team visiting Lahore for the last Twenty20 is a great achievement for Pakistan cricket...

    Talking to APP, Miandad said Sri Lankan team’s visit to Lahore for the said match gives a clear message to the whole world that Pakistan has come out victorious from the menace of terrorism as international cricket has revived in the country...

  • Sri Lankan team hesitant to visit Pakistan for T20 fixture: report

    Though the players, all of whom have been awarded the central contract by their cricket board, did not explicitly refuse to tour Pakistan, they requested a change of venue due to security concerns...

    Thisera Parera, who was part of the World XI team that visited Pakistan in September for the Independence Cup, did not sign the letter, CricBuzz said...

  • Better team combination earned first ODI win for Pakistan: Sallu

    KARACHI: Former chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu on Sunday praised Pakistan for their comprehensive 83-run win over Sri Lanka in the first of five One-day Internationals in Dubai on Friday and said a better team combination earned the win for Sarfraz Ahmed’s men...

    Speaking to media here on Sunday, Sallu said: “The playing XI selected for the opening ODI was perfectly balanced and gave skipper Sarfraz many bowling options that...

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