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Indian captain Virat Kohli punished

India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion on Monday. Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code…

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January 16, 2018


Bangladeshi boy dies at 17 after being hit by cricket ball

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi teenager died in hospital in Dhaka after he was hit by a ball while umpiring a cricket match, police said on Saturday. Rafiqul Islam, 17, was declared dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital late Friday after being rushed there in critical condition following the incident at Ba€lur Math ground in Bangladesh’s capital….

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October 7, 2017


Amla, Perera lead World XI T20 win over Pakistan

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday. Perera made a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out with five sixes, while Hashim Amla finished not out 72 off 55 balls to help the World…

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September 13, 2017


Army chief hits four on Afridi ball

Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, during a friendly match between PCB-XI and Army-XI, hit four on Shahid Afridi’s ball. The army chief was chief guest of the match. Watch this video.

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August 14, 2015


Batsman dies after being hit by ball on the chest

LONDON: A batsman playing in the British Tamil League has died after being struck in the chest, it was announced Wednesday. Bavalan Pathmanathan, 24, was appearing for Manipay Parish Sports Club (UK) in division three of the British Tamil League on Sunday at Long Ditton in Surrey, south-west of London, when he received the fatal…

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July 7, 2015


Rock ball starts in Pakistan

New game, Rock Ball, has started in Pakistan. Shoaib Jatt tells from Karachi the process of playing the game.

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July 1, 2015


Ball tampering should be legalised: Richards

ISLAMABAD: South African cricket legend Barry Richards feels that ball tampering should be 'legalised' in order to make the game 'more balanced' and not 'heavily loaded' in favour of batsmen. Richards fears for the 'future of modern-day cricket' with an 'unfair domination of bat over ball', First Post reported. “All I want is a 50-50…

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February 19, 2015


Teenager dies after being hit by ball

An 18-year-old boy died after being hit by a ball during a cricket match in Karachi. Watch report.

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January 25, 2015


Israeli umpire dies after being hit by ball

JERUSALEM: An umpire and former captain of Israel's national cricket team died on Saturday after being hit in the jaw by a ball, the country's cricket association said. His death comes just two days after Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died of a severe head injury after being hit by a bouncer in a New South…

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November 29, 2014


Youngster who bowled fatal Hughes ball 'broken'

SYDNEY: A “broken” Sean Abbott faced rebuilding his life Friday after delivering the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, although Cricket Australia said the young bowler was holding up well given the circumstances. The 22-year-old was doing what he always does for his state New South Wales, bowling fast, when Hughes misjudged a pull…

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November 28, 2014


Khan wants wicket on ‘no ball’: Shahbaz

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan wants wicket of the PML-N government on his ‘no ball’. Talking to media here, the CM said that Khan’s unconstitutional demands will lead him to political suicide. Sharif asserted that the PTI chief was damaging the country as well…

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August 22, 2014


Domingo defends Philander in ball tampering row

GALLE:  South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence. Philander was on Friday fined 75 percent of his match fees after footage emerged of him attempting to change…

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July 19, 2014


Pakistani ball to be used in Blind Cricket WC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, best-known as a cricketing nation will now be importing balls for the upcoming Blind Cricket World Cup (BCWC) to be staged in Cape Town, South Africa from November 25 this year. Talking to APP on Thursday, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said the decision for using Pakistani balls in…

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May 22, 2014


Pakistan ball maker to fulfil World Cup dream

SIALKOT: It was when he felt the roar of the crowd at the 2006 World Cup in Germany that Pakistani factory owner Khawaja Akhtar first dreamt up a goal of his own: to manufacture the ball for the biggest soccer tournament on the planet. “The people were chanting all around me. I just thought, 'This…

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May 21, 2014


World T20 teams conduct dew diligence to combat wet ball

MIRPUR: If there has been a massive increase in demand for towels from teams competing at the ongoing World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh, no one should be surprised. Heavy evening dew in Chittagong, and to a lesser extent in Mirpur, has forced competing sides into a form of 'dew diligence' as fielding teams struggle to…

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March 28, 2014


Top cricketer Zulfiqar Bhatti dies of ball-strike in Sukkur

This report sheds light on death of a top local cricketer, Zulfiqar Bhatti, by a lethal strike of ball during match in Sukkur.

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December 18, 2013


Adidas offers free World Cup ball to new-borns in Brazil

LANDERSHEIM: The latest army of Brazil fans born in the country have been offered a free World Cup ball by German sporting goods maker Adidas as part of the official launch of the brazuca.The company's chief executive Herbert Hainer said earlier this week that he expected Adidas to sell a record number of soccer balls…

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December 4, 2013


ICC replies to PCB’s letter on ball tampering issue

Web DeskKARACHI: Cricket-governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday replied to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) letter on recent ball tampering incident, saying it has already punished South African cricketer Faf du Plessis as per the rules, SAMAA reports.The PCB had asked the ICC in a letter about different standards of punishment for ball…

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October 30, 2013


PCB to seek ICC explanation over ball tampering penalty

Staff ReportLAHORE: Najam Sethi, the PCB chief, said Saturday that he would ask for explanation from the International Cricket Council (ICC) over inconsistency in penalizing players for ball tampering. “Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is writing letter to ICC seeking explanation of inconsistency by match referee in application of ball tampering rule to Afridi vs Faf,”…

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October 26, 2013


SA's Plessis fined 50pc of match fee over ball tampering charges

Web Desk DUBAI: South African cricketer Faf du Plessis was fined 50% of match fee after admitting to ball tampering, SAMAA reports on Saturday.Yesterday, television footage showed Faf du Plessis allegedly rubbing the ball on the zipper of his trouser pocket, while a second clip showed another player appearing to pick at the side of…

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October 26, 2013


South Africa's march towards victory hit by ball tampering claims

DUBAI: South Africa's pursuit of a series-levelling victory against Pakistan was marred on the third day of the second test in Dubai when they were penalised five runs for ball tampering on Friday.While Pakistan launched a belated fightback to save the match, South Africa tried to shake off accusations of ball tampering after umpires Ian…

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October 25, 2013