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19 arrested for gambling on cricket matches

19 arrested for gambling on cricket matches

FAISALABAD – Raza Abad police arrested two separate groups of cricket lovers after a tip off that they were gambling on cricket World Cup matches. Reportedly, a total of 19 arrests were made and thousands of rupees recovered that had been put on stake at the cricket match between India and England.
Raza Abad Station House Officer (SHO) Shahid Sarwar Alvi raided two separate places in Raza Abad and arrested Adnan, Bilal, Shahbaz, Sajjad, Ghulam Muhammad, Irfan, Kashif, Shahbaz,

East Zone matches washed out

LAHORE – Two matches of the East Zone Cricket Championship, one between Shining Club and New Union Club at Wahdat Colony Ground and the other between Baghbanpura Eaglets and Gadafi Club at Jallo Ground, were washed out Wednesday due to rain.
The matches will now be played next week. The tournament committee has decided to postpone the match between Muslimabad Gym and Mughalpura XI. Earlier, Lucky Stars marched into the second round after defeating Khan Sports Club by 9 wickets at

Governor’s Cup matches washed out

LAHORE – Matches of the 7th SBP Governor’s Cup Inter-Bank Super Series Cricket Tournament were washed out on Tuesday due to Monday night’s rain. All the ten teams were awarded equal points as per rules. Five more matches will be played on Wednesday (today): PPCBL-Lahore vs. NBP-Hyderabad (at Model Town Green’s Cricket Ground (Morning)
HBL-Multan vs. SBP-Pesawar (at Model Town White,s Cricket Ground (Morning)
SBP-Hyderabad vs. SBP Multan (at Model Town Club’s Cricket Ground

Pentangular Cup matches drawn

LAHORE – The third round matches of the Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup (First Class) 2010-2011, being played here in the city, ended in draws on Monday, the fourth and final day.
Balochistan were playing against Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa at the Gaddafi Stadium while Federal Areas were facing Punjab.
Scores: AT GADDAFI STADIUM, LAHORE. Baluchistan 279 in 77.3 overs (Shoaib Khan 41, 66 balls, 9 x4s, Saeed Anwar Jr. 28, 37 balls, 5 x4s, Rameez Alam 24, 55 balls, 3 x4s, Naveed Yasin 27,

PEMRA cracks down on illegal airing of World Cup matches

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in line with the orders of the Supreme Court has taken serious notice of the airing of ICC World Cup matches by unauthorized and some illegal channels in Pakistan. In its drive these days, PEMRA did not only serve adequate warnings to all TV channels/cable TV operators to abide by the legitimate rights conferred to telecast ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Pakistan but also raided number of CTV operators disobeying PEMRA

Eden Gardens likely to host remaining matches

NEW DELHI – The fate of the remaining three World Cup matches at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens looks safe after the International Cricket Council on Tuesday said it has received an “encouraging” report from its inspection team.
In a major embarrassment that revived bitter memories of India’s struggle to get Delhi ready for last year’s Commonwealth Games, Eden Gardens was stripped of the Feb. 27 India v England match last month because of a delay in construction work with Bangalore

Pakistan to get $5m for 14 World Cup matches

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board will be paid around $400,000 for every match it was supposed to host in the World Cup, which could not be held in the country due to security concerns. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had moved away Pakistan’s share of 14 matches and distributed them among the other three joint hosts –India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — but the PCB would still be paid the hosting fees.
Reports quoted sources in the PCB said that under the host countries

Sheikhupura, Gujranwala win blind cricket matches

LAHORE – Sheikhupura and Gujranwala won their matches in the PBCC National Blind Cricket T20 Cup here at the Punjab University ground on Wednesday. Sheikopura defeated Multan by nine wickets. Sheikupura won the toss and put Multan into bat which scored just 88 runs in 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets.
Saeed Akhtar was top scorer with 27 runs. Sheikupura in reply reached the target in just 6.3 overs for the loss of one wicket. Ashraf Bhatti played an unbeaten innings of 69

Pakistan to play World Cup warm up matches against B’desh, England

LAHORE – The much awaited ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is just a couple of away and Team Pakistan will open its campaign with a warm-up match on February 15 at the Mirpur ground against Bangladesh. Pakistan will also play England on February 18.
Fourteen nations including 10 test playing countries will clash in the event which will be played from February 19 to April 2. All the teams have been divided into two groups. Before the official beginning of the World Cup, the ICC has

Lahore, Okara win blind cricket matches

LAHORE – As many as two matches of the PBCC National Blind Cricket T20 Cup were played Tuesday at cricket ground of Punjab University. Lahore won by nine wickets and Okara by 10 wickets.
The first match was played between Lahore and Multan. Multan won the toss and decided to bat first. Multan lost all their wickets for 50 runs in 16.5 overs. Salman took 2 wickets while Abdul Shakoor and Shariq Yaseen shared a wicket each. Lahore, in reply, reached home in just 5.1 overs for the

PCB to introduce video recording in domestic matches

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board will introduce a system of video recording in domestic matches to deal with the growing problem of indiscipline and sub-standard umpiring. Head of the PCB’s domestic division Sultan Rana said that their were plans to install two video cameras and an analyst would operate them at every centre where first class and national one-day cup matches are played.
“It is true we have got a lot of reports from the umpires and team captains blaming each

No matches outside Qatar: Bin Hammam

DOHA – Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam on Saturday ruled out any games during the Qatar 2022 World Cup being played in neighbouring countries. His comments followed UEFA president Michel Platini saying this week that he was in favour of distributing the tournament among several Gulf countries to help better develop football across the region.
Bin Hammam, himself a Qatari and instrumental in bringing the World Cup to his desert homeland, said it that as far as he was

SC restores Geo TV’s rights to broadcast world cup matches

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday restored the rights of Geo Super television for telecasting cricket World Cup matches on cable network across the country, earlier withdrawn by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
“The PEMRA notification of January 10, 2011, is suspended for being without lawful authority and we direct the authority to implement its earlier notification in letter and spirit”, the court ruled in its brief order.
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ICC proposal for D/N Test matches gathers strength

KARACHI – Day-night test matches moved a step closer to acceptance after cricket’s governing body endorsed a trial first class match in Pakistan held under lights with a coloured ball.
“I don’t see any problems with the behaviour of the ball or playing under lights. This match would help us in our proposal to see test cricket under lights,” International Cricket Council general manager of cricket affairs Dave Richardson told Geo news channel. Richardson watched some of the

Khayaban-e-Amin Media Cup matches resume

LAHORE – As many as eight matches in the first round of the Khayaban-e-Amin Media Cup Cricket Tournament were played on Saturday. The event resumed after a day of protest against the killing of journalist Baber Wali Khan in Karachi, who was shot dead on Thursday. On Saturday, Value TV, Jinnah, News Five, Dawn, Ausaf and Aaj registered wins.
Value TV first got walk over against Jang in the previous days match and later in the day beat APP by seven wickets. They achieved the score

Pakistan-Palestine football matches from February 27

LAHORE – Pakistan’s football fans will get a chance to witness FIFA-recognized international games when the Palestine football team tours Pakistan in late February. Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Faisal Saleh Hayat met with Palestinian Football Association (PFA)’s President Al Rajoub Jibril in the 60th FIFA Congress last year, during which and they both agreed to hold a bilateral series in preparation for the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup, World Cup and Olympics

Matches cancelled due to bad weather

LAHORE – All the outfield sporting activities in the city remained disrupted due to bad light and inclement weather. The competitions in the polo field had already been cancelled yesterday, and now both the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches – due to start at the Gaddafi Stadium and the LCCA ground – could not be started due to wet outfields and bad light.
At the Gaddafi Stadium, Habib Bank was playing at 19 off 9 overs against SNGPL on the opening day but the second day’s play was not