If the food is this good, I will go to Lahore: Dean Jones
1395/12/13 | 23:04
DUBAI: Islamabad United coach and former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones has vowed to travel to Lahore for Sunday’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) final.
As several foreign players and ex-cricketers expressed their reluctance to arrive in Lahore owing to security reasons, many are willing to come to Pakistan.
Dean Jones is one of them.
Enjoying in Sharjah a couple of traditional Punjabi dishes like Channa, Paya and Nihari, the veteran cricketer says he is ready to attend Lahore final. Thanks to the dishes that lent a helping hand in convincing ...
Charismatic captain: Another feather in Misbah’s cap
1395/9/3 | 23:04
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq made history on Friday, becoming the first Pakistani to play 50 matches as Test captain as he walked onto Hagley Oval ground in Christchurch for a toss against the Kiwis during the second day of the Test series against New Zealand. The 42-year-old was named Test captain after a spot fixing scandal in England in 2010. He famously blogged about being offered captaincy during a secret meeting in a clerk's office at the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters in Lahore in the aftermath of the scandal. Subsequently he captained ...
A boxing legend: Muhammad Waseem awaits the deserve praise
1395/9/2 | 23:04
World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight champion Mohammad Waseem of Pakistan will defend his title when he faces Giemel Magramo of the Philippines at Hilton Hotel in Seoul on November 27. The 28-year-old Waseem, who defeated Jether Oliva of the Philippines in the WBC world silver flyweight title bout in Seoul on July 17, will need tough work-out as his 21-year-old rival is considered a dangerous boxer. Magramo, who is a reigning WBC international champion, has 13 knock-out wins in his 17 bouts. He has not lost any fight in his career. On December ...
Rare talent: Wolverine Mujtaba and future of MMA in Pakistan
1395/8/27 | 23:04
Pakistan’s unbeaten Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Ahmed Mujtaba improved his career record to 8-0 with a unanimous decision victory over Singapore’s Benedict Ang at ONE Championship — Asia’s biggest MMA promotion — at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday. Like the seven opponents before him, Ang was no match for the Quetta-born’s deft combination of pace and power. The 23-year-old Mujtaba was clearly the busier and more aggressive of the two fighters over three rounds, leaving the judges with no choice but to give a decision ...
Defeat in Last test: What Pakistan needs to learn from India?
1395/8/17 | 23:04
West Indies secured their first victory since May 2015 as opener Kraigg Brathwaite capped a brilliant match with an unbeaten half-century in the third Test against Pakistan at Sharjah Thursday. Pakistan won the three-match series 2-1 after winning the first Test in Dubai by 56 runs and the second by 133 runs in Abu Dhabi. The 2-1 series win keeps intact Pakistan's unbeaten record in their adopted home of the United Arab Emirates since the 2009 attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore forced them to play abroad. Although Pakistan ended up winning ...
Shameful defeat: Pakistan hockey team fails to break the Indian jinx
1395/8/12 | 23:04
India defeat arch-rival Pakistan 3-2 in the final to lift the title of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy. Extraordinary feats of Asian style hockey were exhibited from both sides in the nail-biting encounter in Kuantan, Malaysia. At the end of second quarter of the play, the Indian side was leading by two goals to one, however, Ali Shan leveled the score 2-2 in third quarter. Indian side scored their third goal in final quarter of the match that lasted till the end. While competitive victories over South Korea and Malaysia deserve praise, ...
Shafaqna Special: A democracy threatened by push-ups
1395/8/12 | 23:04
Pakistan team captain Misbah-ul-Haq defended the celebratory press-ups his players do after high-profile successes, despite government criticism back home. Press-ups (or push-ups) took off as a unique way for Pakistan's cricket team to celebrate following a Test against England in July when Misbah himself first dropped to the ground to flex his muscles. But on Wednesday, a national assembly member of the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League, Rana Mohammad Afzal objected to the manner of celebration. In fact there was no need for legislatures ...
The new spin master: England to use Pakistani weapon against India
1395/8/10 | 23:04
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin consultant to the national cricket team for its upcoming tour of India.Saqlain will reach India on November 1 and remain with the English team for 15 days, helping them prepare for a Test series, which is expected to be played on spin friendly pitches. The five-Test series is starting on November 9. The off-spinner toured India in 1999 with the Pakistan team and shone with ball in the Test matches to help his team win in Chennai and Kolkata with ...
An emphatic win: Pakistan continues test dominance
1395/8/8 | 23:04
Pakistan defeated West Indies in the second test on Tuesday and won the series by 2-0 in Abu Dhabi. With four wickets in the first innings, Yasir’s tally rose to 10 as the Green Shirts restricted West Indies to 322. The spinner sent to the pavilion West Indies captain Jason Holder (16), Cummins (0), Chase (20), Samuels (23), Johnson (9) and ended Jermaine Blackwood’s resistance, bowling him out at 95. Pakistan won the first Test — a day-night affair played with a pink ball — by 56 runs to take a 1-0 advantage. Following the win, ...
A match in Lahore: A desperate attempt to bring Cricket back to Pakistan
1395/8/4 | 23:04
Pakistan Super League (PSL) Chairman Najam Sethi, yesterday, reiterated the T20 league’s stance that the final of the second edition would be held in Lahore despite concerns from the international players’ association, FICA, that it posed ‘security risks’ for the players. Just a day after it was announced that the PSL’s title-deciding game will be played in Lahore, FICA Chief Executive Tony Irish, in an interview, claimed that ‘playing cricket in Pakistan for foreign teams and players constitutes an unacceptably high security ...