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Dyal Singh wins Inter-collegiate Cricket opener

Dyal Singh wins Inter-collegiate Cricket opener

LAHORE – Govt Dyal Singh College won its opening match of the Punjab University Inter-collegiate Cricket Tournament beating Govt Shalimar College Baghbanpura by 20 runs.
DS College piled up 82 runs in 20 overs. Captain Sadaqat Ali performed excellently with the bat. Shalimar College could make 62 runs

Test cricket headed for revolution, says Miandad

LAHORE – Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad believes that Test cricket could be headed for a revolution if the experiment to play the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final under floodlights succeeds.
The PCB has decided to hold the five-day final between Habib Bank and PIA under lights, with coloured balls. It is the first time that a first class match is being held under lights in Pakistan’s cricket history.
“It is an experiment we have decided to take… to make our contribution to

Of world cricket and Pakistan’s tragic story

Sports This Week – England brought the curtain down on the Ashes series with a dominating triumph over Australia in the fifth Test. The issue, as it happened, was never in doubt. Australia’s batting had no answer to the English pace attack of Anderson, Tremlett, and Bresnan, supported by the feisty off-spin of Swann.
Anderson is a master swing bowler, with the ability to bowl outswing as well as reverse swing. In Tremlett, England have a bowler who brings the ball down from a

Colts win SPM Cricket League

LAHORE – SPM Colts won the 4th SPM League Cricket Tournament, beating Global Technologies on Tuesday.
In the Professional Group of the league, SPM Colts beat Global Technology by seven wickets here at Model Town Greens ground. Global Technology scored 163 runs for the loss of nine wickets after batting first.
Mohammad Raja (28), Tahir Riaz (23) and Awais Masood (22) were top-scored for Global. SPM Colts achieved the target for the loss of three wickets, with Yasir Ali (55),

Pakistan cricket needs volunteers

LAHORE – Pakistan’s veteran cricket star Abdul Razzaq believes that committed organisers at grassroot level are required to save Pakistan sports from disaster.
Speaking as chief guest at the final of the Second SPM Lahore Veterans Cricket League at Ali Garh Ground Model Town Lahore on Monday, Razzaq said volunteers and committed workers were needed for the promotion of sports in the country.
He presented shield to SPM oraniser Aizad Syed for his contribution to cricket. He

Karachi Gymkhana win veterans cricket match

LAHORE – Karachi Gymkhana won the second Super Veterans (over 60 years) T20 cricket match defeating Karachi Kings at the Karachi Gymkhana Ground on Sunday.
The Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association organised this match. After winning the toss, Karachi Gymkhana opted to field. Karachi Kings scored 135 runs for three wickets. Rafiq Allahrakha retired at 51 runs scored in 43 balls with three fours.
Skipper of Karachi Kings and former captain Zaheer Abbas played a fine innings

Afghan cricket chief defends his team’s victory

LAHORE – Hamid Shinwari, Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) reacted angrily over allegations of match-fixing in his team’s Asian Games win over Pakistan.
Afghanistan beat Pakistan in the Asian Games semi-final in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. He said that I was only a bid to undermine the phenomenal progress made by the Afghan team lately.
“I strongly deny the allegations. Afghan national cricket team’s performance was outstanding throughout the

Pakistan look to junior teams to end cricket isolation

LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board’s Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed said Sunday that the International Cricket Council’s Future Tour programme was troublesome for Pakistan.
He said because of lack of slots, it was difficult to bring international teams to Pakistan. He, however, said that plans to invite junior teams from Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were under consideration for 2011
Meanwhile, he said Pakistan-Afghanistan match in XVI Asian Games held in Guangzhou (China) in

Pakistan whitewash Nepal blind cricket series

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan blind cricket team on Friday white-washed the Nepali blind cricket team by winning last of the three one-day matches by nine wickets here at Shalimar cricket ground. A hat-trick by all rounder Yasir Andleeb and a sparkling half century by captain Arsaln were the highlights of the match. Set a target of 198 by Nepali cricket team which batted first, the target was overhauled by the hosts in only 15.1 overs.Pakistan captain remained not out with 79 runs and Munawwar

Year ends with cricket still in a fix

LONDON: There were few more thrilling sights in world cricket in 2010 than Mohammad Aamer bowling and there were few more controversial too. The teenage Pakistan left-arm quick’s entrancing spell of swing bowling saw Australia dismissed for just 88 at Headingley in July. But Aamer and new-ball partner Mohammad Asif, together with Pakistan captain Salman Butt, soon found themselves facing ‘spot-fixing’ allegations.
Butt was accused by British tabloid The News of the World of

KC honours cricket team

LAHORE: Kinnaird College for Women Wednesday held a reception in honour of the college team which won the Lahore Region Inter-district Women Cricket Tournament.
The members of the winning team were awarded shields by Lahore City Cricket Association Secretary Main Javed Ali while Bushra Aitzaz was also present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, trials to select the Lahore district team also started at the KC ground. The selected team will represent Lahore district in the Regional

Lahore women’s cricket trials today

LAHORE: The Lahore region women cricket representatives announced Tuesday that trials to select the Lahore team for participation in the Lahore Region Inter-district Cricket Tournament will be held today. According to coach of the Lahore region women wing Irfanullah, the trials will be held today at 9 am and talented players of schools, clubs and institutions would be allowed to take part in the trials.

Exciting cricket in Southern Hemisphere

SPORTS THIS WEEK – There are currently two Test series of major significance being played in the Southern Hemisphere. England and Australia are playing off for the Ashes urn while India and South Africa vie for the top position in the Test cricket rankings. England are coming of a dream Test victory in the second Test where they demolished Australia in a manner more akin to what Australia has been doing to them in the recent past.
England looked like world beaters all the way

Latif shocked at Ijaz Butt’s statement on cricket facilities in China

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has challenged the claim of PCB chairman Ijaz Butt that China didn’t have enough cricket facilities to host international matches or the Asia Cup in 2012.
In a statement on Thursday, Rashid said he was surprised to read Butt’s statement after his return from Bangladesh where he attended the Asian Cricket Council meeting that awarded the Asia Cup to Bangladesh.
Rashid categorically said that the facilities at the cricket stadium in

International cricket set to return to Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan is likely to host Bangladesh in a full home series next year, it was learnt Wednesday. As part of the ground breaking for international teams return to Pakistan, Bangladesh would most likely send their junior team or A team to tour Pakistan first. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt met Bangladesh cricket officials in Dhaka on the sidelines of the ACC meeting and discussed the possibility of Bangladesh visiting Pakistan in 2011.
It has been learnt that

Sialkot victorious in Women’s U-19 T20 Cricket

LAHORE: Sialkot on Friday stunned Faisalabad by 44 runs on the eighth day of the National Women’s Under-19 T20 Cricket Championship 2010-11, being played at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke. Batting first, Sialkot managed 110 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs. Iqra Rehmat and Nida Naseem shone with bat for Sialkot.
Faisalabad’s Marriam Shafiq and Sherish Arif took three and two wickets, respectively. Later, Sialkot restricted Faisalabad to just 66 runs and sent eight of their

PCB’s new COO wants int’l cricket back in Pakistan

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Thursday its long serving official Subhan Ahmed as new Chief Operating Officer.
The PCB stated that governing board has approved the appointment of Subhan Ahmed.
Earlier, Wasim Bari was holding this post. The post was lying vacant following the end Bari’s term who quit after the enforcement employment code that disallows over 60 years of age official on regular job. Subhan Ahmed has been serving the board as Senior General Manager