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  • Pakistan line up plans to shore up cricket finances

    LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as it seeks to mitigate financial setbacks stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, its chief executive, Wasim Khan, has said...

    On the face of it, the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak could not have come at a worse time, striking in mid-March when the Pakistan Super League (PSL), worth about $300 million to the governing body,...

  • CRICKET: REBOOTING DOMESTIC CRICKET

    A failing domestic cricket system? Draft selection to the rescue...

    The draft system of selection has been a hit with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as its use in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cup and now the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy shows...

  • CRICKET: THE RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

    The arrival of a star-studded World XI this week in Lahore to play three T20 games marks the welcome return of international cricket to Pakistan after an agonising span of eight-and-a-half years...

    It was a telling absence as well for those who may not be crazy fans of the game but believe in their heart of hearts that cricket is a key catalyst in breeding social cohesion in a nation that has forever grappled with multiple ethnic,...

  • CRICKET: EATING AND DRINKING CRICKET IN COLOMBO

    Want to be bowled over by a soup named after Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Khan? Ready to face a Saurav Ganguly food platter? No, no one is inviting you to a buffet in a cricket field but, well, it comes close to that...

    Cricket Club Caf? (CCC as it is popularly known) has definitely led the way to re-invent the sport that the island nation of Sri Lanka venerates — cricket...

  • Strauss appointed England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee chairman

    Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as cricket committee chairman and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new role...

    The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, stepped down as ECB's director of cricket last year to support his late wife Ruth's cancer battle and was replaced by former England spinner Ashley Giles...

  • Pakistan returns Afghan soldier who crossed Durand Line

    An Afghan soldier, who crossed over into Pakistan around a month ago, was released and handed over to Afghan security personnel on Wednesday...

    Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the Afghan chargé d'affaires to protest one of many incidents of attacks on Pakistani posts from the Afghan side of the border...

  • Olympics hopes on the line as Pakistan set off for Belgium

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s field hockey team set off for Belgium on Monday, hoping to secure a spot in next year’s Olympics and revive the country’s past glories in the sport...

    Pakistan finished 12th and last — their worst showing — when they featured in the 2010 World Cup held in India, while they were seventh in the last Olympics in London in 2012...

  • US general sees no change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump’s tough line

    WASHINGTON: The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad...

    US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network that they believe exploit safe haven on Pakistani soil to launch attacks...

  • Trump seen hardening line toward Pakistan

    US President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan, US officials tell Reuters...

    Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding US drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and perhaps eventually downgrading Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally, the...

  • Lockheed staves off F-16 production line closure as it waits on Pakistan's orders

    WASHINGTON: Lockheed Martin Corp is using its own funds to pay suppliers and stave off the closure of its F-16 fighter jet production line as it waits to finalise orders from Pakistan and other countries, a company official said on Tuesday...

    "We will have a gap in the production line because of the fact that there hasn't been another order yet," Carvalho told Reuters in an interview at the company's annual media day...

  • Pakistan look at tweaks to line-up for Adelaide

    Pakistan will look to tweak their line-up for the second and final Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval but wholesale changes look unlikely despite Sunday's innings defeat in the series opener in Brisbane...

    Pakistan selected a bowling attack for the future at the Gabba featuring 16-year-old debutant Naseem Shah and 19-year-old Shaheen Afridi...

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