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Palestinian match officials named

Palestinian match officials named

LAHORE – The PFF on Sunday announced the technical officials for both the matches against visiting Palestinian team at Lahore and Karachi. According to the PFF, Mian Rizwan Ali will be match commissioner for Lahore test on March 1 at Punjab Stadium (7 PM) while Qazi Mohammad Asif will be referee assessor.
Khurram Shahzad (Kohat) will supervise the match with Muhammad Ali Junior, Shafaat Habib as assistant referees, and Wahed Murad (4th Official). The Karachi test will be played

match starts at 1400 pst – India bid to put England in a spin

BANGALORE – India look set to beef up their spin options for their blockbuster clash against England on Sunday as both sides face the first major Test of their World Cup credentials. India, strongly fancied to add a second World Cup trophy to their 1983 success, are expected to go into the day-night match with a second specialist spinner in addition to their clutch of part-timers.
Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla looks likely to join off-spinner Harbhajan Singh at the expense of paceman

Tough test for Pakistan in today’s match

THE REALITY CHECK – The Broader Perspective Pakistan take on co-hosts Sri Lanka in a vital Group A game in Colombo today under lights. Pakistan bagged a convincing 205 runs victory in their first game against Kenya. However, Sri Lanka will be a different proposition altogether. Pakistan managed 317 against Kenya, but they had a shaky start with both openers back in the pavilion for just 12.
This is an area where Pakistan need to improve. The openers can play a crucial role

Lutfi optimistic as Pakistan play last warm-up match

LAHORE – Pakistan aim to get another good result when they play their fourth warm up match against Thai Division One League team Air Force United on Friday, February 18. “The team completed three warm up matches and is improving with the passage of time and I am hopeful that a fully prepared lot will be fielded against Malaysia Olympians in Olympic clash on February 23,” said coach Tariq Lutfi.
“We played the three matches beautifully and the players feel confident. I am

Australia crash to Chawla spin in warm-up match

BANGALORE – Piyush Chawla spun India to a remarkable 38-run win over defending champions Australia in a high-profile World Cup warm-up match on Sunday. The leg-spinner took 4-31 as Australia collapsed to 176 chasing a modest 215-run target, after being strongly placed at 118-1 in the day-night match before a sizeable crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Chawla, 22, also upstaged Australian paceman Brett Lee, who earlier gave a superb exhibition of fast bowling to rock

Let’s watch the match together

LAHORE – Let us begin to rejoice our floundering nationalism. Cricket comes forth. City dwellers sing to its romance. A fever has gripped the city. The Cricket World Cup 2011 is about to commence. Let us lower the linguistic flavour. Let us simplify the language. Let us return to the format of a newsreport.
As the Cricket World Cup 2010 comes near arrangements to view and celebrate matches are under way. Excitement is high despite the fact that Pakistan’s dire security situation

Muslim Gym, Wahdat Eaglets match on 10th

LAHORE – The opening match of Tauseef Trophy Cricket League between Muslim Gymkhana and Wahdat Eaglets will be played on February 10 instead of February 18 at the Wahdat Colony Ground.
The league match will be played among four teams i.e Akhter Abdul Rehman Club, Mehboob Park Gym, Muslim Gym and Wahdat Eaglets. Every team will play three matches. The points system of the matches has also announced. Every match inning consist 40 overs-a-side.

P&T Gym, Delhi Gym match on 18th

LAHORE – The quarter-final of 26th M Yaseen Akhter Memorial Cricket Tournament between P&T Gym and Delhi Gym will be played on Feb 18 at Wahdat Colony Ground. The match will start at 10:30 am and Riffat Zaheer and Kaleem Asgher will be the umpires. The other quarter final between Model Town Club and Baghbanpura Eaglets will be played later.

Mughalpura Institute win East Zone match

LAHORE – Mughalpura Institute beat Mughalpura Sports by 63 runs in the East Zone Cricket Championship at Mughalpura Institute ground on Wednesday. Fine century by Anser Bharwana was the main feature of the match.
Scores: Mughalpura Institute 246/7 in 40 overs. Anser Bharwana 100, Javaid Hafeez 30, Shahid Khan 20, Javaid Iqbal 33, Waqas 12, Imran Akram 17(no). Hussnain 3/50, Jamil 2/38, Wajid 1/35, Faheem 1/39. Mughalpura Sports 183 all out in 36.2 overs. Raza 47, Moazam 41, Usman

Pakistan-India ‘Battle of the Legends’ T20 match on 11th

LAHORE – Dubai is set to welcome celebrity guests to a cricket extravaganza in which a ‘Battle of the Legends’ match will be played on February 11. Pakistani Sultans will take on India Maharajahs the Twenty20 cricket. As this format of the game is only a few years old, recently retired players never had the opportunity to test their skills in it.
The match, named Battle of the Legends, will bring together some of the game’s most popular names for a one-off exhibition match in

Multan Tigers, NBP match ends in a tie

LAHORE – The National One-day Cricket Cup match between National Bank of Pakistan and Multan Tigers ended in a tie here Tuesday at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Put into bat, Multan’s Zain Abbas with his run-a-ball 122 lifted the score to 267 in 48.3 overs. Imran Ullah extended full support to Zain from the other end with his 90-ball 78. Had Mohammad Talha and Uzair-ul-Haq (four and three wickets respectively) not maintained a tight line, Multan would have run away with the match.

Ali Garh, Mehboob Park Gym match drawn

LAHORE – The match between Ali Garh Club and Mehboob Park Gymkhana in the 8th M Siddiq Memorial Cricket Tournament ended in a tie at Iqbal Park Ground on Saturday. The tournament committee will decide the winner team soon.
Scores: Mehboob Park Gym 120/8 in 20 overs. Safyan 26, Mudusar 17, Imran 34, Baqar 17, Tahir 13. Ali Amjad 2/20, Shakeel Malik 2/28, Romail 1/26, Imran 1/24, Khalid 1/22. Ali Garh Club 120/9 in 20 overs. Ali Amjad 23, Imran 33, Tahir 10, Waseem 12, Rohail

Old Ravians beat VC XI in festival match

LAHORE – The Old Ravians XI on Friday beat the Vice Chancellor’s XI by 58 runs at the festival annual cricket match at the Government College University Lahore’s Oval Ground. Old Ravians, under the captaincy of former Test cricketer Saleem Malik, decided to bat first after winning the toss.
Old Ravians scored 171 runs in 15 overs. Batting maestro and distinguished Old Ravian Saleem Malik scored a quick fire 88 runs off just 42 balls. His innings included 8 fours and 6 sixes.

Amir played in unofficial match, PCB tells ICC

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board has probed the participation of suspended cricketer Mohammad Aamir in a match in Rawalpindi and submitted the report to the ICC.
The match that Amir bowled in was an unofficial match between two clubs not registered with the Rawalpindi Cricket Association.
It was also found that no PCB official was present at the venue when the player took part in the game. Furthermore the team sheets prepared prior to the match did not contain Mohammad

Kolkata cannot host World Cup match: ICC

MUMBAI – The International Cricket Council has ruled out Kolkata’s Eden Gardens hosting next month’s World Cup match between India and England due to delays in renovation work, the ruling body said in a statement on Thursday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must decide on an alternative venue for the Feb. 27 match. “We will work with the new venue, the tour operators and the ticket distributors to manage the logistical challenges that will surely arise,”

LiLo, Paris offered $500K for boxing match

Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton have been offered 500,000 dollars each by Hollywood Boxing Federation promoter to take part in a boxing match. Federation promoter, Damon Feldman, has singled out Hilton and Lohan as his next two celeb boxing contenders.
Feldman has said he will donate the proceeds to anti-drug and alcohol campaigns and would give them the huge fees for them to give to charity if the reformed party girls – who both have convictions for driving under the influence –

Federer labours, Schiavone wins longest match

MELBOURNE – Roger Federer made hard work of reaching his 27th consecutive grand slam quarter-final at the Australian Open on Sunday but it looked like a short shift after Francesca Schiavone’s titanic tussle with Svetlana Kuznetsova.
French Open champion Schiavone took a gruelling four hours and 44 minutes to edge her Russian friend 6-4 1-6 16-14 in a Hisense Arena thriller and claim a place in the last eight after the longest women’s grand slam singles match in the modern era.