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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...

  • Cricket Classics: Was this Waqar’s best spell in ODI cricket?

    Ken Rutherford must have been a satisfied man when New Zealand restricted Pakistan to a mere 161 from their 50 overs in the fourth game of a five-match series...

    The tourists had won the previous three matches comfortably and it was time for the Kiwis under Rutherford to salvage something out of a lost series...

  • 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...

    Modi was removed as IPL chairman in 2010 and later banned for life from holding any positions in the sport by the powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India...

  • 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...

  • CRICKET: WHAT WE LEARNT DOWN UNDER

    Over the last four seasons, barring South Africa, every team that toured New Zealand, failed to win their series against the Kiwis in both formats of limited overs cricket...

    They continued the rout against Pakistan by clean sweeping them 5-0 in the One Day Internationals (ODIs)...

  • Home of Malaysian cricket under closure threat

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s top cricket stadium, which has hosted some of the game’s greats, may have to be abandoned after a property developer decided to turf out the sport’s local governing body, an official said on Monday...

    But the Malaysian Cricket Association’s lease has expired and they have been told to leave by the end of the month to make way for a new development, according to the group’s secretary Mohammed Iqbal Ali Kassim...

  • Under funded, under-prepared

    Changes in the intensity and occurrence of hydro-meteorological phenomenon are clearly visible in Pakistan,” says the Met office director...

    “Under the new building codes every concrete structure would be designed to resist earthquakes up to a magnitude of nine on the Richter Scale,” he says...

  • Committee ‘under pressure’ to bring judges, generals under accountability law

    ISLAMABAD: A committee tasked with overhauling the accountability law is undecided whether or not to bring judges and generals under the ambit of the proposed law...

    Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid, who is the chairman of the parliamentary panel examining the proposed legislation, on Friday said the matter related to trying the judiciary and armed forces personnel under the new accountability law would be discussed after...

  • Govt under fire in Senate for placing regulators under ministries

    ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the government’s explanation for its decision to place five regulatory bodies under the administrative control of the respective ministries, the opposition in the Senate on Wednesday alleged that the rulers’ main target behind the move was to bring the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) under their thumb...

    The opposition senators, mostly belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), criticised...

  • Under-trial prisoner dies in jail hospital under controversial circumstances

    KARACHI: An under-trial prisoner (UTP) died under controversial circumstances inside the district jail, Malir, officials said on Sunday...

    A case was registered against him under sections 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc), 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code...

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