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  • Players’ association need of the hour for Pakistan cricket: Aaqib

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan fast bowler AAaqib Javed on Tueday said he fears for the future of Pakistan cricket and it is the need of the hour that the players for a players association to protect their’ rights, especially keeping in view the uncertain situation caused by the coronavirus pandemicIn an exclusive interview in DawnNewsTV's program ‘Replay’, Aaqib said: “The players association must be formed immediately and should start by working...

  • Three players, eight officials of Pakistan squad clear Covid test

    LAHORE: All three cricketers and eight officials of Pakistan team cleared Covid-19 tests and now they will gather at a local hotel here on June 20 for further testing proceedings before flying to Abu Dhabi on June 25 to join the entire squad to embark on the tour of England the same day...

    Pakistan team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, bowling coach Waqar Younis and batting coach Younis Khan are currently in Lahore...

  • Club, school cricket have generated huge data of young players for PCB: Aizad Sayid

    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Director Game Development Aizad Sayid has claimed that a huge data about the players of registered clubs and of schools have been prepared as a result of the Inter-club and Inter-school cricket events held in 2017...

    Talking to Dawn, Aizad said that as many as 56,800 players from around 2500 clubs — including 11,908 in the under-19 age category — have appea­red in the inter-club tournament which...

  • Lack of home cricket affecting our players, says Zaheer

    KARACHI: Former Test captain Zaheer Abbas who is Pakistan’s nominee for ICC President’s post believes that the main reason for the country’s downslide in international cricket is the refusal of teams to tour the region because of security concerns...

    “It has hurt our cricket enormously...

  • PCB to restrict players from featuring in Afghan T20 cricket league

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday issued a press release maintaining it will not issue No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to Pakistani "players and officials (coaches) contracted to Afghanistan T20 league"...

    Afghanistan's domestic T20 league, the Shpageeza Cricket League was set to host a number of Pakistani players in its inaugural edition due to be held in Kabul in July this year...

  • Cricket Australia chief attacks ‘reckless’ players’ union

    SYDNEY: The chairman of Cricket Australia (CA) has heavily criticised the country’s top players for their stance in a long-running pay dispute, and accused their union of a “reckless strategy that can only damage the game...

    Those comments, combined with social media posts from Australia captain Steve Smith earlier this week, suggest the game’s governing body and its top players are further apart than ever...

  • South Africa to have six black players in national cricket team

    CAPE TOWN: South Africa's national cricket team will have to include a minimum average of six black players with immediate effect, the national body announced on Saturday...

    The targets were ratified at Cricket South Africa's (CSA) annual general meeting in Johannesburg after being discussed by sub-committees...

  • Cricket fiasco – blame it on the players

    Pakistanis are fuming at the dismal performance of their cricket team...

    They are passionate about the game, they worship their cricket stars like demi-gods, every cricket fan is an expert with firm opinions on what’s what, and they hate losing...

  • Cricket players should offer prayers instead of doing push-ups, suggests PML-N lawmaker

    A PML-N lawmaker during a National Assembly committee meeting on Wednesday said cricket players should offer prayers instead of doing push-ups following a victory...

    MNA Rana Muhammad Afzal said during an Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee meeting that while physical movement was a healthy activity, "it would have been better if the players offered nawafil (special prayers) instead of doing press-ups on the victory"...

  • Ex-players want T20 cricket to be part of future Olympics

    SYDNEY: Former players want the Twenty20 version of cricket to be a part of future Olympics, although they realize it might be at least a decade away...

    The introduction of T20 cricket to the Olympics formed a key part of MCC World Cricket committee meetings held in Sydney this week, with past players keen to push for the sport’s involvement...

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