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  • 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's exports to Qatar intact, so far

    PAKISTAN’S exports to Qatar remain intact so far, showing no signs of an immediate fall in the aftermath of a diplomatic and political row between Doha and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries...

    Merchandise exports to Qatar slipped to $52...

  • Qatar wins Pakistan’s mediation support to resolve Gulf crisis

    ISLAMABAD: Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani arrived here on Tuesday for talks on his country’s diplomatic row with the Arab quartet ahead of a fresh mediation effort by Turkey...

    A letter by Qatar’s former prime minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani is one of the important documents submitted by the Sharif family to the apex court in their defence...

  • Pakistan to continue import of LNG from Qatar

    Federal minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources says that Islamabad will continue to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar under a 15-year agreement, despite the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and some other countries...

    Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said Qatar and Pakistan last year signed a $1 billion agreement, under which Qatar's Liquefied Gas Company Limited will sell LNG from 2016 to year 2031 to...

  • Pakistan, Qatar sign $1 billion annual LNG supply deal

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Qatar signed a long term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement on Wednesday in Doha as a part of Prime Minister's two day visit to the Middle Eastern country...

    The agreement was jointly signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasiand and Chairman of Qatar Gas Board of Directors Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi at a ceremony in Diwan-e-Emiri in Doha, according to which the...

  • World Cup hosts Qatar set sights on Pakistan Super League

    DOHA: Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar is poised to move into the lucrative international Twenty20 cricket market as the venue for the inaugural Pakistan Super League, officials said Tuesday...

    The head of the Qatar Cricket Association, Gul Khan said there was a “70 per cent” chance Doha would host the tournament, to be played in February 2016, following three days of talks with the senior members of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)...

  • Qatar in talks to host Pakistan Twenty20 league

    DOHA: Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar is poised to move into the lucrative international Twenty20 cricket market as the venue for the inaugural Pakistan Super League, officials said on Tuesday...

    The head of the Qatar Cricket Association, Gul Khan told AFP there was a “70 per cent” chance Doha would host the tournament, to be played in February 2016, following three days of talks with the senior members of the Pakistan Cricket...

  • Qatar to host $1mn Pakistan Super League, says PCB

    LAHORE: The twice-postponed Pakistan Super League (PSL) will finally be ready for take off in Doha, Qatar, next year, former chairman Najam Sethi announced on Wednesday...

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had planned a Super Twenty20 league in 2013 but had to postpone it twice -- in 2014 and 2015 -- over a lack of response from sponsors and logistics problems...

  • Qatar seeks Pakistan Army's cooperation in cyber security, defence production: ISPR

    Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday assured Qatar that Pakistan will cooperate with country on cyber security, defence production and ease of travel, said the Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement...

    The army chief, who is on an official visit to Qatar, thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar for appreciating Pakistan Army's role in the ongoing fight against terrorism and...

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