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  • 1st T20: Tanvir, Akmal star as Pakistan down Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO: Umar Akmal smashed 46 off 24 balls and Sohail Tanvir grabbed three wickets as Pakistan beat top-ranked Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Thursday...

    Pakistan piled up 175-5 after electing to bat and then restricted the reigning World Twenty20 champions to 146-7 in the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium...

  • Sohail Tanvir at a loss over his continued absence from Pakistan's T20 squads

    Prior to his wicketless outing against Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday, Multan Sultans pacer Sohail Tanvir was in superb form with the ball in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2018...

    But despite his expertise and proven track record in the 20-over game, Tanvir is no more a regular fixture of Pakistan's T20 unit, with his last appearance for the side coming against West Indies last April...

  • We make heroes and villains after one game: Sohail Tanvir

    All-rounder Sohail Tanvir is likely to make a Twenty20 International (T20I) comeback after a 10-month-long hiatus during Pakistan's one-off contest against England at Old Trafford, Manchester today...

    The 31-year-old last donned Pakistan's colours in November 2015 in a T20I contest against England at the United Arab Emirates...

  • Players will not welcome spot-fixing trio back in team: Tanvir

    Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif may have been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to resume their careers from September 2, but former teammate Tanvir Ahmed said there are at least four to five players in the Pakistan team who do not want the trio back in the national setup...

    The out-of-favour fast bowler Tanvir, who emerged onto the scene after Amir and Asif were suspended for spot-fixing in 2010, said,...

  • Sohail Tanvir leaves Multan Sultans for Quetta Gladiators

    LAHORE: Experienced left-arm pacer and useful low-order batsman Sohail Tanvir has swapped Multan Sultans for Quetta Gladiators for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a PCB spokesman said...

    Tanvir, a global T20 specialist, brings a wealth of experience to the Gladiators squad with 301 wickets in 293 T20 matches...

  • PML-N Rana Tanvir Hussain appointed PAC chairman

    PML-N MNA from Sheikhupura Rana Tanvir Hussain was on Thursday appointed as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)...

    "I would like to propose that MNA Rana Tanvir may be considered for this position as decided by the joint opposition parties," Shehbaz wrote to the speaker in his brief resignation...

  • Sohail Tanvir warns players of likely approaches from corrupt elements

    KARACHI: All-rounder Sohail Tanvir has warned his fellow Pakistan players to watch out for bookies and corrupt elements approaching them in the present circumstances due to the excessive use of social media...

    On the Pakistan squad for the England series, Sohail said his name was considered but it was not in his destiny to get selected for the trip...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • 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... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

  • After Iran, Pakistan?

    Hardly a week after the Iran deal was announced, the New York Times — which often reflects official US policy — editorially propagated that attention be turned to constraining Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic capabilities...

    The NYT arguments, taken from the Indian hymnbook, were not surprising; the timing of the proposal to target Pakistan is significant...

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