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Why were Indian cricketers not part of World XI? Gavaskar has the answer

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has reacted bitterly to the absence of Indian cricketers from a World XI side which toured Pakistan for the Independence Cup. Players and officials from South Africa, England, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe took part in the three-match T20 series against Pakistan in Lahore. But…

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Final T-20 between World XI, Pakistan on Friday

LAHORE: The third and final T-20 between World XI and Pakistan will be played in Lahore Friday evening, reported APP. The match will start at 7pm Pakistan Standard Time. The three match series is leveled at 1-1 currently.

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World XI overcome Pakistan by 7 wickets in cliffhanger

LAHORE: World XI beat Pakistan in their second clash against the hosts by seven wickets on Wednesday, leveling the series 1-1.  It was a match that went down the wire with World XI squad requiring 6 runs off the last 2 balls. A six from Perera to Rumman Raees sealed the deal as World XI…

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Cricket: Pakistan celebrates international revival with win

Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since militants attacked the…

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Pakistan defeat World XI by 20 runs in Independence Cup opener

LAHORE: Pakistan downed World XI on Tuesday, beating them by 20 runs as the hosts took the lead in the three-match series.  Babr Azam was declared the Man of the Match for his impressive knock of 86 runs that enabled Pakistan to post a respectable total of 197 runs on the board. It was a…

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Video: This Pakistani cricketer’s wife has high expectations from her husband

Wife of Pakistani cricketer Rumman Raees prayed for her husband’s impressive performance against the World XI squad, as Pakistan takes on the team of international players on Tuesday. “I stayed behind because if I was there, Rumman’s focus would have been diverted,” she said jokingly.

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Collingwood shares his joy in Pakistan on Instagram

Former England captain Paul Collingwood is overjoyed over the excited welcome and topnotch protocol the international cricketers were accorded in Pakistan. The former England skipper also shared a photograph of a swimming pool of his hotel on social media website. It should be mentioned here that Pakistan XI will take on World XI this evening…

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Watch this before you leave for World XI matches

Every cricket fan is looking forward to World XI series beginning from today (Tuesday), as Lahore will host the international cricket match today. Are you interested to know about the security arrangements? Know the answer from Iram Khan who has special bits of advice for those who will arrive today at Qaddadi Stadium.

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Video: Cricket fever grips fan over World XI series

Cricket craze is overloaded as World XI series is all set to begin in Lahore today (Tuesday). Youth from Karachi to Quetta to Peshawar are overjoyed and hope for the complete restoration of international cricket in the country. All the tickets have already been sold out leaving the aspiring youth in despair. Know more in…

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World XI players arrive in Lahore amid tight security

LAHORE: The World XI arrived in the Old City on Monday with stringent security measures in place as the international stars were escorted to their hotel.  Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi and Punjab Minister of Sports greeted team World XI after they arrived in Lahore. The players were escorted to their hotel in bullet…

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Aleem Dar overjoyed to be umpire in first T20 at home

LAHORE: Pakistan’s most respected and distinguished cricket Umpire Aleem Dar on Monday said that standing in his first T20 international at home is going to be a memorable feeling as he has never supervised a T20 match in his own country. “It is going to be a different event as it has its own significance…

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ICC’s Giles Clarke praises security arrangements for World XI series

LAHORE: Director International Cricket Board Giles Clarke said on Monday that Pakistan made huge investment in bettering security for the protection of the visiting teams due to which it has been made possible to bring back international cricket to the country. He was addressing a news conference here along with Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam…

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Giles Clarke lauds PCB efforts for cricket restoration

International Cricket Council director Giles Clarke praised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) efforts for restoration of cricket in the country. Watch what else he said.

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PCB boss thanks who support Pakistani cricket

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi thanked the cricketers of eight nations for their coming to Pakistan to participate in the mega cricket event starting from Tuesday. He also praised International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson for his constant support for restoration of cricket in Pakistan. Watch what else he said.

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Very happy to come to Pakistan: World XI coach

Coach of World XI Andy Flower said he is pleased to arrive in Pakistan for the mega cricket event being held in Pakistan. Watch what else he said.

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International cricket heroes arrive in Pakistan for World XI series

LAHORE: The players of World XI team arrived at Allama Iqbal airport on Monday to join the mega cricket event in Pakistan that will start tomorrow (Tuesday) The 14-member team barring, West Indies Samuel Badree arrived in Pakistan on board a private flight EK622 from Dubai. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials including Chairman Najam Sethi …

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Video: World XI stars depart for Pakistan

DUBAI: To join the mega cricket event in Lahore, World XI players reached Dubai airport on Sunday night to fly for Lahore where they will clash with Pakistan XI in three T20 matches of Independence Cup. The three-match Twenty20 series is beginning from Sept 12 at Qaddafi Stadium. The second and third matches will be…

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Pictures: World XI team practice session in Dubai

In the practice session at Dubai Cricket Stadium, World XI players sweat it out ahead of the departure for Lahore where they will clash with Pakistan XI in three T20 matches of Independence Cup. The three-match Twenty20 series is beginning from Sept 12 at Qaddafi Stadium. The second and third matches will be played on…

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Video: World XI players sweat it out for Independence Cup

In the practice session at Dubai Cricket Stadium, World XI players sweat it out ahead of the departure for Lahore where they will clash with Pakistan XI in three T20 matches of Independence Cup. The three-match Twenty20 series is beginning from Sept 12 at Qaddafi Stadium. The second and third matches will be played on…

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Independence Cup provides players opportunity to boost T20I rankings

Three of the world’s top five bowlers will turn out in the three T20Is, World XI captain Faf du Plessis top-ranked batsman from either side. Several leading players from the world over will get a chance to enhance their Twenty20 International rankings in the upcoming three-match Independence Cup series against Pakistan to be played under…

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World XI: Fans upset as low-priced tickets sold out

LAHORE: With no more online tickets left for Tuesday’s World XI matches against Pakistan, cricket fans are desperate to join in on the action inside Gaddafi Stadium. The Bank of Punjab branches were opened on Sunday especially to sale the tickets, but, to the dismay of many, no low-priced tickets were available. Finding no option,…

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