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WICB to decide on Pakistan day-night Test proposal
WICB to decide on Pakistan day-night Test proposal

The first day-night test was played between Australia and New ZealandThe West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are mulling over a proposal from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play a Test under lights during the Caribbean side's tour this year.The West Indies are set to play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting in October. The PCB has proposed that one of the Tests be pl

Apr 30 2016
SK Glossary: What is 'Jalebi' or 'Teesra' in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is 'Jalebi' or 'Teesra' in cricket?

Saeed Ajmal uses the ‘teesra’ from time to timeNo, I’m not talking about the one you buy from sweet vendors. For those of you who are puzzled about this, let me get you started with a couple of technical terms. As most of us know, an off-spinner bowls his stock delivery where the ball pitches somewhere between the off stump and the middle stump and then turns towards the leg stump. Now most of the off-spinners we know

Apr 29 2016
Imam-ul-Haq replaces Misbah, hits back at critics by scoring century on Pakistan Cup debut
Imam-ul-Haq replaces Misbah, hits back at critics by scoring century on Pakistan Cup debut

Imam-ul-Haq at the 2014 U19 World Cup, the level he has already masteredIslamabad were knocked out of the 2016 Pakistan Cup on Thursday after their defeat to Baluchistan, but there was a fine script written on the day about one of their batsmen - the 20-year-old Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq, who scored his very first century at the senior level.Imam’s century, a 126-ball 102 at the top of the order, came against the grain of ev

Apr 29 2016
Australian players would prefer to play one day-night Test this summer
Australian players would prefer to play one day-night Test this summer

Adelaide Oval hosted the first ever day-night Test match last yearThe Australian Cricketers’ Association claimed that players would “prefer” to play only one day-night Test this summer.It has been confirmed that Australia will play a day-night Test against Pakistan at the Gabba in mid-December. Cricket Australia also remains "optimistic" that the third Test of the three-match series against South Africa in Novembe

Apr 29 2016
Wasim Akram shows his romantic side on the 'The Kapil Sharma Show'
Wasim Akram shows his romantic side on the 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

Wasim Akram married Shaniera Thompson in 2013 and the couple is blessed with a baby girlOne of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Wasim Akram, recently showed that he can bowl a ‘maiden’ over off the field too when he displayed his romantic avatar in the famous ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ on Indian small screen.The Pakistan cricket legend made a public appearance with his wife Shaniera on the Indian show, which w

Pakistani cricketer Junaid Khan loses child in tragic incident
Pakistani cricketer Junaid Khan loses child in tragic incident

Junaid Khan represented Pakistan in 22 Test matches Pakistani fast bowler Junaid Khan lost his first child a few days ago while his wife is recovering and is still hospitalised. The reason behind the death of the child is yet to be revealed by the cricketer.Junaid tweeted the terrible news recently. Worst day in my life i have lost my first baby but with the grace of allah my wife health is good and she is doing better now. Thanks Allah

Apr 29 2016
Pakistan Cricket Board wants West Indies to play day-night Test during UAE tour
Pakistan Cricket Board wants West Indies to play day-night Test during UAE tour

West Indies will play two tests, five ODIs and two T20s on their tourPakistan cricket authorities want the West Indies to play a day-night Test during their tour in October, as they prepare for their historic pink-ball Test against Australia in December.The West Indies are set to play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals, during the series set for the United Arab Emirates. Media reports say the Pakist

Apr 28 2016
India and Pakistan join hands to promote cricket in China
India and Pakistan join hands to promote cricket in China

India and Pakistan would be joining hands yet again to promote the game of cricketThe cricketing rivalry between India and Pakistan has been well-chronicled in the sport’s folklore and they have played many memorable and intense cricket matches over the years.However, their camaraderie off the field hasn’t been any less popular, with the two nations often being seen going the extra mile to promote sport and harmony between themselves.

Apr 28 2016
PSL team owner seeks Pakistani citizenship for Darren Sammy
PSL team owner seeks Pakistani citizenship for Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy with the ICC World T20 silverwareOften mistakenly referred to as Shahid Afridi's younger cousin, the owner of PSL's Peshawar Zalmi, Javed Afridi has written a letter to the Pakistani President, Mamnoon Hussain requesting the latter to confer an honorary Pakistani citizenship to the present West Indian T20I captain, Darren Sammy.Javed Afridi, in his aforementioned letter to the president of Pakistan, stated that Samm

Apr 27 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
Rumours surrounding death of Shahid Afridi's daughter unfounded
Rumours surrounding death of Shahid Afridi's daughter unfounded

The news regarding death of Afridi’s daughter is fake A photo that did the rounds on social media for several hours claiming that Shahid Afridi’s daughter Asmara has died due to cancer is absolutely fake. This might be due to some sort of misunderstanding as that photo depicted a dead young girl resembling the all-rounder’s daughter.The photo that circulated on social media isPak Cricketer Shahid Afridi's Daughter

Apr 26 2016
Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad court controversy again
Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad court controversy again

Both the Pakistani players have created enough furore in the past with their off-field anticsPakistani international Umar Akmal was reportedly involved in a brawl at a theatre in Faisalabad after he demanded a song to be replayed. The administration’s reluctance to oblige resulted in the fight.Things calmed down when he was forced to leave the hall after the audience recognised him as a Pakistani International Crick

Apr 26 2016
5 instances when captains argued with umpires
5 instances when captains argued with umpires

England captain Alastair Cook during an argument with the umpires In the game of cricket, umpires have the highest authority to judge all the on-field aspects of the game. According to the laws of cricket, umpires can make their decisions and the players have to accept it without any question.However, umpires are also human beings and they also make errors but that is to be expected. While in most cases a controversial umpiring decision

Apr 26 2016
SK Glossary: What is reverse swing in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is reverse swing in cricket?

Wasim Akram was a great exponent of reverse swingReverse swing, as the name suggests is exactly the opposite of conventional swing. Before going into the complexities of reverse swing, we need to understand how a cricket ball swings. When a cricket ball wobbles in the air and changes direction sideways, it is known as swing. A cricket ball has two sides separated by a seam. The bowlers are advised to hold the seam with their two fingers to genera

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
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