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Lahore, Multan advance in Women’s T20 Cricket

Lahore, Multan advance in Women’s T20 Cricket

LAHORE: Faisalabad, Lahore, Multan and Peshawar won their National Women Under-19 T20 Cricket Championship matches on Thursday at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke.
Faisalabad beat Abbottabad by 25 runs, Lahore won by 168 runs against Hyderabad, Multan humbled Quetta by 10 wickets and Peshawar defeated Karachi by 23 runs.
Summarized scores: Faisalabad 124/4 in 20 overs (Reema Saba 51, Zainab Riaz 27, Sonia Shabbir 2/26, Fakhira Nayab 2/36).
Abbottabad 99/7 in 20 overs

PCB honours women’s cricket team

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board hosted a dinner in honour of Asian Games gold medal winning Pakistan women team at the National Cricket Academy on Wednesday.
Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt, Chairperson PCB Women Wing Mrs. Bushra Aitzaz, members of the PCB governing board, members of Pakistan cricket team PCB management and other distinguished guests attended the ceremony. The achievement of the team at the Asian Games was recognized and the team received a lot of adulation from the

Sialkot, Karachi notch wins in Women’s U-19 Cricket

LAHORE: Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Hyderabad registered wins in the National Women Under-19 T20 Cricket Championship at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke, on Tuesday. Sialkot women won by two wickets against Peshawar with Saima Maqsood doing well by getting three wickets for the winners. Sadia Khaliq cracked 73 of 41 balls to steer Rawalpindi to a comprehensive 109- run win over Quetta.
Karachi prevailed over Abbottabad though the latter put up good resistance. Abbottabad

Yousuf should play Test cricket only, insists Moin

LAHORE: Former national wicketkeeper Moin Khan believes that former captain Mohammad Yousuf should focus on Test cricket only in order to keep himself fit and thus play for a longer duration at the top level.
“Yousuf should concentrate only on Test cricket,” Moin said. He felt that Yousuf does not warrant selection in the Pakistan World Cup squad due to being dogged by injuries of late.
Although the right-handed batsman was selected for the recently concluded ODI series

Latif leads Pakistan to cricket bronze

GUANGZHOU: Skipper Khalid Latif smashed an unbeaten 53 off 42 balls as Pakistan won the cricket bronze medal at the Asian Games with a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Friday.
Latif, whose five one-day internationals made him the only capped player in his young team, hit four sixes and two fours to lift Pakistan past Sri Lanka’s 135 all out with two overs to spare.
Three of those sixes came in one over from leg-spinner Malinga Bandara, boosting the total after Pakistan had

Afghanistan stun Pakistan to reach cricket final

GUANGZHOU: Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 22 runs on Thursday to reach the final of the Asian Games cricket tournament as the war-torn nation’s battling team continued their fairytale rise in the sport. In Friday’s final, they will face Bangladesh, who eased past a disappointing Sri Lanka by five wickets to guarantee that the eventual champions will claim a first ever Asian Games gold medal.
Afghanistan scored 125-8 in their 20 overs before limiting Pakistan’s flamboyant batsmen

Alam sees progress for Pakistani cricket

ABU DHABI: Manager Intikhab Alam on Thursday expressed confidence that Pakistan cricket was heading in the right direction after drawing the two-Test series against South Africa. Both Tests were drawn and Alam believes this will establish a solid platform for his team to build upon following a turbulent last four months.
Pakistan cricket was rocked by spot-fixing allegations which led to the suspensions of former Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad

Miandad urges foreign cricket teams to tour Pakistan

GUANGZHOU: Former Pakistan great Javed Miandad has pleaded with foreign teams to tour the troubled Asian nation, saying cricket there is suffering because of the absence of top-level competition.
Pakistan have been forced to play home series overseas because of security fears in the country, where thousands have been killed in suicide attacks and bombings blamed on homegrown Taliban and other Islamist extremist networks.
No foreign side has toured Pakistan since an attack by

Pakistani cricket all over the place: Wasim

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has blasted the Pakistan Cricket Board for all the controversies troubling Pakistan cricket currently.
“Pakistan cricket is in shambles. There is no leadership. Nobody knows what’s happening in there. That’s why the players are there where they are. Look at the guy Zulqarnain Haider, he disappeared and still nobody knows why? And it comes up to the Cricket Board, up to the Chairman of the cricket board. And whatever happened in England

Pakistan crush BD to win maiden cricket gold

GUANGZHOU: Pakistan created history Friday in crushing Bangladesh by 10 wickets to win the first-ever Asian Games women’s cricket tournament.
Bangladesh’s total of 92 all out never looked enough as Pakistan openers Nida Rashid and Javeria Wadood made a positive start to their run chase, playing a full range of shots and looking to score at every opportunity. Bangladesh couldn’t force a breakthrough as Nida raced to a half-century off just 41 balls.
The Pakistan pair reached

Pakistani women lift Asian Games cricket crown

GUANGZHOU: Pakistan created history Friday in crushing Bangladesh by 10 wickets to win the first-ever Asian Games women’s cricket tournament. The victory handed Pakistan their first gold of the Guangzhou Games and prevented Bangladesh from claiming their country’s first ever at an Asiad.
The win comes as welcome relief at a time of major problems for the men’s game in Pakistan, which has been embroiled in spot-fixing and disciplinary issues for much of the past year.

Haider quits international cricket over death threats

LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider on Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket after abandoning the team and flying to London, saying he had received death threats.
The 24-year-old on Monday failed to report in Dubai for Pakistan’s one-day international against South Africa. The latest scandal to hit the country’s national game follows a slew of spot and match-fixing allegations, and disciplinary problems.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

Smith, Waqar praise exciting one-day cricket

DUBAI: South African skipper Graeme Smith and Pakistan team coach Waqar Younis both described the fourth one-day match between their two teams as having been exciting and good for 50-over form of cricket.
Pakistan pulled off a sensational one-wicket win on the penultimate delivery of the match after being set a challenging 275-run target on Friday, to level the five-match series at 2-2 and set an intriguing fifth match for Monday. Smith, whose 98 was the cornerstone for the South

Afridi sets record for most sixes in international cricket

NEW DELHI: Shahid Afridi set the new record of most sixes in international cricket by hitting his 353rd six off Johan Botha during his seven-run knock in the third one day international against South Africa.
The all-important blow came in his 371st innings of 370th international matches. Sri Lankan, Sanath Jayasuriya, who hit 352 sixes in in 649 innings of 583 international matches held the previous record.
Trivia for third ODI: South Africa recorded their smallest victory

Chinese cricket a surprise package, says Miandad

NEW DELHI: Unfancied China should not be underestimated when cricket makes its debut at the Asian Games next month, according to Pakistan great Javed Miandad.
China will play cricket on the world stage for the first time during the November 12-27 Games in Guangzhou, having qualified for the Twenty20 competition by virtue of being the hosts. But Miandad, one of the mentors of the fledging sport in China, said the country’s cricketers could prove to be the surprise of the

Suspended trio barred from National Cricket Academy

LAHORE: The Pakistani captain, along with the two speedsters, who were suspended over allegations of spot fixing have been barred from practising at the national academy until investigations are complete, an official said on Wednesday.
Former Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last month during Pakistan’s tour of England, were turned away from the academy late on Tuesday.
“A written

Bangladesh ‘nightmare’ a low for NZ cricket

WELLINGTON: New Zealand media on Tuesday said the national cricket side had plumbed new depths with a 4-0 series loss to minnows Bangladesh and predicted a mauling when the hapless side tours India.
“A nightmare beyond compare” ran a back-page headline in the New Zealand Herald, while Wellington’s Dominion Post labelled the one-day side’s performance in Bangladesh “a debacle”. “How much lower can the sport go before someone acts?” asked the newspaper, calling for a clean-out of