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Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir launches scathing attack on Mickey Arthur and PCB
Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir launches scathing attack on Mickey Arthur and PCB

Qadir called the boot camp meant to improve fitness of Pakistan’s players as uselessAbdul Qadir has always been an entertaining character – be it on the field or amongst media personnel. Not the one to mince any words, the former leg-spinner slammed Pakistan Cricket Board for the non-participation of recently appointed Head Coach Mickey Arthur in the military boot camp for preparing the national players.Speaking to PTI, the 60-year ol

May 27 2016
Wahab Riaz claims Pakistani bowlers will test England in the upcoming series
Wahab Riaz claims Pakistani bowlers will test England in the upcoming series

Wahab Riaz hailed Misbah ul Haq’s contributions to Pakistan cricketIf the ongoing Test series between England and Sri Lanka is anything to go by, Pakistan certainly have their task cut out. However, pace bowler Wahab Riaz remained quietly optimistic about his team’s chances.Speaking to PakPassion.net, Riaz expressed hope that his team-mates can exploit the loopholes in England’s batting lineup. But, the 30-year old conceded that

May 27 2016
Pakistan announces 22 probables for England Series; Ahmed Shehzad left out
Pakistan announces 22 probables for England Series; Ahmed Shehzad left out

Stylish Pakistan opener left out despite exceptional domestic performancesAfter being left out of Pakistan’s training camp on disciplinary grounds at the start of this month, the dashing Pakistan opener, Ahmed Shehzad, now has been omitted from the 22 probable list for the upcoming England tour in July-August. It has to be kept in concern that the stylish right-handed batsman has been in exceptional form and was the lead

May 26 2016
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England

Pakistani cricketers during a training session at Eden Gardens earlier this yearWith Pakistan set to tour England in the middle of July later this year, the newly appointed Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur already knew his task was cut out. However, the results coming from the ongoing boot camp currently being held at the Kakul Military Academy in Abbottabad is certain to have raised his eyebrows. It has been reported that a

May 19 2016
Pakistan may shift their home series from UAE to Sri Lanka
Pakistan may shift their home series from UAE to Sri Lanka

Armed with potent spinners, Misbah ul Haq has made the UAE a fortress for Pakistan in TestsIn what could turn out to be a significant development for Pakistan’s Test team, UAE could be replaced as their ‘adopted home’. NDTV Sports reported the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mulling over the possibility of shifting the national team’s home series to Sri Lanka.Since the 2009 terrorist attack on touring Sri Lankan cricketers in

Reports: Top Pakistani players fail to meet fitness standards
Reports: Top Pakistani players fail to meet fitness standards

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan are said to be the fittest players in the Pakistani teamAfter Pakistan’s former coach Grant Flower said that the players don't have good fitness standards, some of the players failed to meet the required fitness standards set by fitness trainer Grant Luden. Key players including Umar Akmal and T20 captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and others failed in the fitness tests.Other players who also failed in different f

May 11 2016
Mickey Arthur says he will be tough on discipline with Pakistan team
Mickey Arthur says he will be tough on discipline with Pakistan team

Mickey Arthur during a press conferenceThe newly appointed Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur has told the press that he would neither compromise on the discipline of the Pakistani cricketers nor on the standards of fielding and general fitness of the team.The 47-year-old former South African cricketer has taken the baton from the former Pakistan fast bowler, Waqar Younis whose contract as the head coach of the Pakistan national cr

May 10 2016
Pakistan drop Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi from probables for England tour
Pakistan drop Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi from probables for England tour

Despite numerous calls for him to retire, Afridi is in no mood to back awayWhen Inzamam-ul-Haq was appointed Chief Selector of Pakistan, there were plenty of expectations from him to infuse freshness into the set-up. The former skipper’s first major decision is a pretty strong one with the likes of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, and Shahid Afridi excluded from contention for the upcoming tour to England.While the lack of discipline wa

May 2 2016
PCB issues showcause notice to Younis Khan and bars him from Pakistan Cup
PCB issues showcause notice to Younis Khan and bars him from Pakistan Cup

Younis Khan has gotten himself into a tangle by resorting to hasty decisionsThe standoff between senior player Younis Khan and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is taking one turn or the other. In a significant development, the national board has decided to deal the issue with a firm hand by issuing a show cause notice to the 38-year old and prohibiting him from returning to the Pakistan Cup.Dawn reported that the national cricket board issued a p

Apr 26 2016
Younis Khan evades ban by apologising to PCB
Younis Khan evades ban by apologising to PCB

Younis Khan is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in Test cricketVeteran Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has reportedly managed to escape a 3-match ban after he offered an apology to the Pakistan Cricket Board for walking out of a domestic tournament following a row with the umpires.The incident had occurred during the Pakistan One-Day Cup when Khan expressed his displeasure over some poor umpiring decisions and made some remarks to fourth umpire

Apr 26 2016
Younis Khan likely to be banned by PCB for quitting Pakistan Cup
Younis Khan likely to be banned by PCB for quitting Pakistan Cup

Khan in action against England back in 2015Pakistan’s leading Test run-getter, Younis Khan has successfully managed to make his way into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The 38-year-old has returned home midway from the ongoing Pakistan Cup after being involved in a series of run-ins not only with the on-field umpires but the match referee as well.According to a PTI report, Khan was leading the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa side in t

Apr 25 2016
Younis Khan quits Pakistan Cup in protest of 'substandard umpiring'
Younis Khan quits Pakistan Cup in protest of 'substandard umpiring'

Younis KhanFormer Pakistan captain and Test veteran Younis Khan has decided to leave the on-going Pakistan Cup after he was fined 100 percent of his match fee for protesting against umpiring decisions.  The 38-year old who was captaining the side Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) had been critical of some of the decisions after they lost to Islamabad in their first match.Younis Khan had reportedly threatened the reserve umpire Rashid Riaz earlie

Apr 24 2016
A list of the winners of ICC World T20: Year-wise
A list of the winners of ICC World T20: Year-wise

A jubilant Team India at the 2007 World Twenty20 in South AfricaWest Indies have set up a date with their English counterparts in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Both the teams are brimming with confidence as they're set to take on each other at the grand finale here in the City of Joy. One after crashing the overwhelming favourites, India out of the tournament and the other after having

Apr 1 2016
AB de Villiers credits Younis Khan for his unique sweep shot
AB de Villiers credits Younis Khan for his unique sweep shot

AB de Villiers executing the sweep shot during a Test matchDynamic South African batsman AB de Villiers has revealed that he learnt how to execute the sweep shot by watching the veteran Younis Khan use it effectively against the spinners. The Express Tribune reported the wildly popular de Villiers speaking about the intricacies involved with negotiating quality spin bowling.The 32-year old is renowned for attempting several variations of the swee

Mar 31 2016
Wary of the Afridi fiasco, Pakistan Women's Captain hails support back home
Wary of the Afridi fiasco, Pakistan Women's Captain hails support back home

Sana Mir watches in agony as Pakistan women lose a thriller against the West IndiesMindful of the furor caused by Shahid Afridi’s controversial statement regarding Pakistani supporters, national women’s team skipper Sana Mir decided to play it safe. DNA India reported the 30-year old speaking her mind on the emotional fans, back home.The all-rounder could not resist a laugh when she was asked about the difference between playing in In

Mar 18 2016
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