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  • Usman denies claims of pressuring PFF

    LAHORE: Sports Board Punjab (SBP) director general Usman Anwar rejected the charges levelled on him by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) secretary Col Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi of pressing him to support Ali Haider Noor Niazi and Capt Safdar as candidates for the post of Punjab Football Association (PFA) president and PFF president respectively in the upcoming elections...

    Usman said he’d called up Lodhi to tell him about his reservations...

  • Usman-inspired NBP qualify for last eight

    KARACHI: Young Usman Qadir guided National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) into the quarter-finals of fourth Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup with a six-wicket defeat of Atiq Estates at the Lawai Cricket Stadium late on Sunday night...

    Usman, son of former legendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir, struck 48 after claiming took two wickets for just one run in a brilliant four-over stint besides taking a catch...

  • Uncapped Hamza, Asghar, Usman and Bilal named in Test squad

    Off-spinner Bilal Asif, middle-order batsmen Haris Sohail and Usman Salahuddin, pace bowler Mir Hamza and slow left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar were the new faces included in the squad announced by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq at a press conference on Saturday...

    Azhar Ali, Yasir Shah declared fit for Sri Lanka seriesAmong the batsmen, there are three openers — Azhar Ali, Shan Masood and Sami Aslam; middle-order comprises seasoned...

  • Usman Khawaja opens up about racism and sports in Australia

    Pakistani-origin batsman Usman Khawaja, one of the first few Asian origin players to compete at national level for Australia, in his latest blog opens up about racism and sports in Australia, saying that he does not support Australia like other immigrant children because he felt the country did not believe in him...

    Usman, in the piece penned for PlayersVoice, says he was sceptical when people would say that they had not been able to...

  • Usman destroys SL as Pakistan sweep ODI series

    SHARJAH: Left-arm paceman Usman Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five-wicket burst to help Pakistan achieve a convincing nine-wicket win in the fifth and final match for a 5-0 clean sweep of the One-day International series on Monday...

    Usman’s career-best 5-34 in seven overs reduced Sri Lanka to 103 all out in 26...

  • Stress fracture sidelines Usman for lengthy period

    LAHORE: A career-halting stress fracture back is set to sideline Pakistan fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari for next four to six months, a spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Saturday...

    It also means that that Usman will definitely miss the next edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in which he has a confirmed place in the Karachi Kings franchise, which retained him for the next edition...

  • Usman-Fawad stand guides Pakistan ‘A’ to 287-5

    KARACHI: Usman Salahuddin and Fawad Alam shared a century partnership to help Pakistan ‘A’ reach 287-5 on the penultimate day of the rain-disrupted second unofficial Test against Sri Lanka ‘A’ in Pallekele on Friday...

    But Usman and skipper Fawad then came together to put on 123 for the fourth wicket before the latter was out for 64...

  • Usman stars with all-round show

    KARACHI: Young Usman Qadir showed his all-round skills as Dollar East whipped Sojhula CC by eight wickets in the 30th Aga Khan Gymkhana T20 Ramazan Festival Cricket Trophy at the Aga Khan Gymkhana Ground here on Saturday...

    Usman excelled with his leg-breaks to capture three wickets for 19 runs in his four overs with left-arm spinner Sadaat Munir grabbing two for 26...

  • Prolific Usman excited about second stint with Pakistan team

    But that is exactly what Usman Salahuddin has experienced as he prepares to embark on the Test tour of the West Indies later on Saturday...

    In 2011, Usman — still uncapped at the highest level — had endured a dreadful Pakistan debut on the Caribbean soil in the last two games of the One-day International rubber which the Shahid Afridi-led tourists won 3-2...

  • LHC sets aside notification for appointment of Usman Khattak as IGP Punjab

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday suspended a notification for the appointment of Punjab’s acting inspector-general of police retired Capt Usman Khattak as the permanent IGP of the province over violation of court orders...

    The federal government had appointed Additional Inspector General Training Usman Khattak as acting IG on April 12 after the retirement of Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera...

  • Usman smashes second ton on the trot

    KARACHI: Usman Javed become the first batsman to score successive centuries in the 30th Aga Khan Gymkhana Ramazan Cricket Festival Trophy after the opener hammered 117 as Omar CC beat Saeed Ajmal Cricket Academy by 24 runs at the AKG Ground on Wednesday...

    Opting to bat first in the Group ‘B’ tie, Omar CC rattled up 224-4 Usman plundering five boundaries and four sixes during his hurricane 57-ball innings to follow on the heels of 124...

  • Usman, Hameed star as Abbottabad down star-studded Lahore

    ISLAMABAD: Khalid Usman's five-wicket haul helped Abbottabad topple a star-studded Lahore Whites side by 83 runs in the Group B match of National Twenty20 Cup at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    The left-arm spinner Usman outshined team mates and Pakistan internationals Junaid Khan and Yasir Shah, picking up 5/26 in four overs after Abbottabad had amassed 198/3 batting first...

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