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Cricketers as role models

Young age, especially the school time, is the most impressionable period in a person’s life. A child always looks for role models who could be among his peers, teachers, etc. but quite

PIA awards Diamond Cards to national cricketers

LAHORE – Pakistan International Airlines hosted a dinner in honour of the Pakistan cricket team and awarded all the members of the team with frequent-traveller PIA Diamond Cards. Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director PIA, Nadeem Khan Yousufzai said that PIA has always supported sports in Pakistan and will continue to play its role for the promotion of sports in the country.
He appreciated the performance of the team and said that it was the efforts of the entire team that

Wisden drops Pakistani player from cricketers of the year

LONDON – The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack has broken with tradition and named only four cricketers of the year for its 2011 edition because of the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal, editor Scyld Berry said on Friday.
The publication has named five players since 1926 but this year only Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal and England’s Eoin Morgan, Chris Read and Jonathan Trott made the shortened list.
Three Pakistan players Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were banned for a

Prize money for cricketers challenged in LHC

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday challenging Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif’s Rs 0.5 million prize money for each player of the national cricket team from the provincial exchequer. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey filed the petition requesting the court to restrain the CM from misusing public money. He said that Shahbaz should give cash prizes to players from his own pocket, as he had no right to waste public money. Jaffrey said there was no need to oblige

Rehman Malik keeping tabs on cricketers

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD – With just a couple of days to go before the highly-anticipated Cricket World Cup semi-final clash between India and Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik warned the national team’s players to stay away from match-fixing, a statement that drew severe criticism from various quarters, with many saying that his remarks would put undue pressure on the team. According to a private TV channel, Pakistan National Cricket Team Captian Shahid Afridi shared with Prime

Anti-corruption lecture for U19 cricketers

LAHORE – A four-week U19 Fast Track Program 2010-11 is being conducted at the National Cricket Academy under the supervision of NCA elite coaches. In this connection, a lecture was delivered on “Anti-Corruption Training and Education” by Mr. Wasim Bari, Director Training & Education, PCB to all the participants. The Training and Education programs are part of the ongoing initiatives by the Pakistan Cricket Board to groom cricketers at the grass roots level. The U19 cricketers were

Blind cricketers return home today

LAHORE – The victorious Pakistan blind cricket team will reach Karachi today after beating Australia. Pakistan completed a clean sweep over Australia in the T20 series by 3-0, and in the ODI series by 3-0. This was the 6th consecutive one-day series triumph by Pakistan blind cricket team.

Pakistan blind cricketers clinch ODI series

LAHORE – Pakistan blind cricket team beat Australia by five wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Playing in their second ODI match at Park 25, Adelaide, Pakistan won the toss and asked Australia to bat first. Australia made 291 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 40 overs. Mathew Horsey (89) was again the top scorer for Aussies; while Wilson and Lindsay Heaven contributed with 38 and 36 runs, respectively.
Abdul Razzaq bagged two wickets while

Pak blind cricketers complete whitewash

LAHORE – Pakistan blind cricketers have whitewashed their Australian counterparts in the T20 series by winning the third and last T20, played at Adelaide.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Pakistan posted a total of 217 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Muhammad Jameel once again starred for Pakistan with a bustling ton. He scored 104 runs off 65 balls. Anees Javeed also played a brisk unbeaten innings of 50 runs off just 25 balls. Australia’s Raymond

Pakistan blind cricketers win Australia series

LAHORE – Pakistan blind cricket team won their second T20 match against Australia at Adelaide on Wednesday. Pakistan clinched the match by 43 runs after scoring 232 runs for the loss of two wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Muhammad Jameel made a brisk 97 off just 47 balls. Anees Javeed and Masood Jan remained unbeaten at 63 and 59, respectively.
Australia’s Chris Bailie took two wickets. In reply, Australia could score only 187 runs, after losing nine wickets. Brett Wilson was