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  • Under what law was cricket team rewarded, PM Secretariat asked

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday sought comments from the Prime Minister’s Secretariat regarding a petition filed against the announcement of a reward of Rs10 million each for players on the Pakistan cricket team for winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017...

    Hearing the petition filed by advocate Tariq Asad, IHC Justice Aamer Farooq issued a notice to the principal secretary to the prime minister with directions to...

  • Pakistan cricket team will not depart for India till security clearance granted, says interior minister

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that a security team has been constituted and will depart on Monday for India, to ensure that the Pakistani cricket team is provided complete security while participating in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup...

    "ICC's security team is in India, but time is short as our cricket team is due to leave on Wednesday...

  • Officials in India to assess security for Pakistan cricket team before T20 World Cup

    LAHORE: A two-member team reached India Monday morning to review the security situation ahead of a possible visit by the Pakistan cricket team for participation in the ICC T20 World Cup which kicks off in Kolkata on March 16, immigration officials at the Wagah border confirmed...

    The team comprises Director Federal Investigation Agency Usman Anwar and Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Security Officer Retired Col Azam Khan, and is expected...

  • India issues visa to Pakistan blind cricket team for 2017 world cup

    Pakistan blind cricket team was issued visas on Wednesday by the Indian High Commission for participating in the World T20 Championship in India, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) officials told DawnNews...

    The team also got No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from the government, said PBCC General Manager Haroon Yousaf...

  • Future cricket stars on show as India meet Pakistan in Under 19 World Cup

    India head into Tuesday's Under 19 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan in Potchefstroom as slight favourites but cricket matches between these two sides are seldom straightforward...

    "When you talk about India-Pakistan (matches) that brings out an extra edge to the whole competition," said former India Test player Zaheer Khan in the Indian media...

  • Nisar links cricket team’s India visit to security guarantee

    ISLAMABAD: A week after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the government had allowed the cricket team to participate in the World Twenty20 Championship being held in India, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has spoken of security threat to the team during the ‘possible’ tour...

    “The Pakistan cricket team can be allowed to visit India only after a guarantee of foolproof security,” the minister said in a statement on...

  • Cricket team arrives in India amid high security

    KOLKATA: The Pakistan cri­cket team arrived in India on Sat­urday evening amid tight sec­­urity to take part in the World Twenty20 championship, ending days of uncertainty over their participation in the tournament...

    The team first travelled from Lahore to Abu Dhabi and rested there for some time before boar­ding an Etihad flight for Kolkata...

  • PCB rubbishes rumours of cricket team's 'curfew violation' a day before India clash

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday rubbished rumours that the national cricket team had violated their curfew the day before a crucial high-pressure World Cup fixture against India...

    "The videos and photographs that went viral [on social media] are from two days before the match," the spokesperson said, ostensibly referring to photos and videos showing certain members of the team allegedly socialising past curfew...

  • India's foreign minister under fire over former scandal-hit cricket boss

    NEW DELHI: Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday defended her decision to help corruption-hit former cricket boss Lalit Modi gain emergency travel papers in Britain, as the opposition demanded her resignation...

    Swaraj said she told Britain's High Commissioner to India James Bevan along with Indian-origin Labour UK MP Keith Vaz that granting Modi the documents would not harm the nations' bilateral relations...

  • India win Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the fourth time

    Opening batsman Manjot Kalra scored an unbeaten 101 and India won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the fourth time with an eight-wicket victory Saturday over Australia...

    India, which lost the 2014 final to the West Indies, cruised in reply to 220-2 and never looked threatened in surpassing Australia's total in the 39th over...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ‘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...

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