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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
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons

Kane Williamson – captain of New ZealandChristchurch, May 27 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket on Friday announced a schedule for the next two summers inclusive of 12 Test matches and a total of 98 days of international cricket.The 2016-17 season's schedule has seven Tests --- two each against Pakistan and Bangladesh and three against South Africa. It also has 11 One-Dayers and four Twenty20 internationals, a statement said.New Zealand will al

May 27 2016
IPL 2016: If I had to bowl to Virat Kohli I would be worried, claims Wasim Akram
IPL 2016: If I had to bowl to Virat Kohli I would be worried, claims Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram showered praise on Virat KohliIt seems that Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli has added one more eminent name to his long list of admirers. One of the best fast bowlers of all-time, the legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram, recently admitted that he would be worried if he had to bowl to the Indian batting superstar.The ‘Sultan of Swing’, who has 916 international wickets in his kitty, was a threat to most of

May 27 2016
Mohammad Hafeez's knee injury troubles compunded by showcause notice
Mohammad Hafeez's knee injury troubles compunded by showcause notice

Hafeez issued show cause notice for his remarks about importance of educationPakistan selectors announced their probable 22 for the ‘skill camp’ before the England tour, but within 24 hours of the announcement, they have been struck by some disappointing news. One of Pakistan’s most reliable and experienced openers, Mohammad Hafeez, is yet to recover from the knee injury that he sustained during the Asia Cup

Want Pakistan players to be included in IPL, says ICC president Zaheer Abbas
Want Pakistan players to be included in IPL, says ICC president Zaheer Abbas

Zaheer Abbas, the president of the International Cricket Council has said that he would speak to the Board of Control for Cricket in India and ask them to include Pakistan players in the Indian Premier League.Abbas, who is regarded as one of the finest batsmen to emerge from Pakistan took over as the president of the ICC last June. He will be in Bengaluru to watch the final of the ongoing IPL on May 29. He was invited to the occasion by Anurag Th

May 26 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
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India

Nathan Lyon inspects the pitch ahead of practice In the recent past, Australia always fell short of achieving success on Indian pitches as they last won a Test series in India in 2004-05. Their bowlers’ inability to adapt on the spinning tracks of India has been one of the major issues behind the almost twelve-year drought.Australia desperately wants to end this drought and according to a report in The Daily Telegraph claims that Crick

May 24 2016
The dismal state of India-Pakistan cricketing relations
The dismal state of India-Pakistan cricketing relations

One hopes that newly elected BCCI President Mr. Anurag Thakur will heed the calls of the subcontinent’s aching cricket fan base   The story goes that the chef at Jaipur’s Rambagh palace had forty baby lambs slaughtered the day before Pakistan’s military dictator and arguably the most hated man in his country was to be hosted as part of his trip to India to enjoy a game of cricket. Paying true homage to Mughlai cul

May 22 2016
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL

Wasim Akram would have been more than handy with his ability to swing the ballT20 cricket is now by far the most watched format in international cricket and its popularity soared to such great heights that some cricket pundits prophesied doom to other formats of the game due to its gigantic success. Although we have a number of T20 leagues around the world now, none of them comes close to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of popularit

May 22 2016
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif asks Mickey Arthur not to speak often with the media
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif asks Mickey Arthur not to speak often with the media

Mickey Arthur is faced with a challenging task in turning around Pakistan’s fortunesEven when the national team is not in action, there is no shortage of drama when it comes to Pakistan cricket. It is now the turn of former wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif to add fuel to the fire. Pakistan Tribune reported the 47-year-old from Karachi asking the newly appointed coach Mickey Arthur to reduce his interactions with the media. He also wa

May 20 2016
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan believes lack of educated players causing Pakistan's failure
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan believes lack of educated players causing Pakistan's failure

Shaharyar Khan has come up with a fascinating reason behind Pakistan's recent string of poor performancesShaharyar Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board has once again come into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The 82-year-old Pakistani diplomat has gone on record to say that the lack of educated cricketers is one of the main reasons behind the nation's recent string of poor performances.While talking to the Pakistani press

May 20 2016
Inzamam-ul-Haq wants seaming pitches in Pakistan to prepare for the England tour
Inzamam-ul-Haq wants seaming pitches in Pakistan to prepare for the England tour

Inzamam-ul-Haq demanded for seaming pitches in Pakistan to prepare for the England tourAs Pakistan is scheduled to tour England in the month of July, the newly-appointed chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team Inzamam-ul-Haq doesn't want to leave any stone unturned for the preparation of the upcoming tour. The former Pakistan skipper has asked for seaming pitches in Pakistan as the men in green are scheduled to play 4 Tests, 5 O

May 20 2016
Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan is not producing quality cricketers
Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan is not producing quality cricketers

Waqar Younis had blamed Afridi’s captaincy for Pakistan’s poor run in the World T20Former Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi feels that the country is not producing fine cricketers as there is more focus on quantity and not quality. Afridi, who stepped down from captaincy earlier this year, said that handing over international caps to a lot of cricketers has resulted in this.Talking to a private news channel, Afridi said, “

May 19 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
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