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Amir promoted 19 months after ban lifted

Pakistan’s star fast bowler Mohammad Amir was promoted into the country’s top category Wednesday following his brilliant Champions Trophy performance, just 19 months since returning to international cricket after a five-year spot-fixing ban. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shuffled several players while issuing new lists of contracts for national duty, given on the basis of…

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Pakistan star Amir in the pink for Essex

LONDON: Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir continued his rich seam of form from the Champions Trophy win over India, striking early for Essex using a pink ball on a landmark day for English county cricket. Amir trapped Middlesex Nick Gubbins lbw as the latest round of county championship matches got underway on Monday. The new day/night…

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India’s revenue share hiked to $405m by ICC

India’s share of world cricket revenues was increased from $293 to $405 million on Thursday, under a new deal agreed among other wide-ranging reforms at a meeting of the game’s global governing body in London. The deal came after India protested a decision in April to divide revenues more equitably among members of the International…

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Champions Trophy hero spotted having bath in Mardan canal

Opener Fakhar Zaman, who hit a sparking century in the Champions Trophy final against India, was spotted taking a bath in a Mardan canal with local kids.  Wearing white Kurta and jeans, Fakhar Zaman was seen bathing while fans made photographs. Watch the video.

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Pakistan played “perfect game” in Champions Trophy win: Gilchrist

NEWS DESK: Australian cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist on Monday credited Pakistan’s adaptability and perseverance in the face of domestic challenges as key to their rout of favorites India in the Champions Trophy. Pakistan, once a cricketing powerhouse, has watched its world ranking slide as top teams have refused to tour the conflict-prone country, forcing the…

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Pakistan won Champions Trophy with style that’s totally uninhibited

By Graeme Smith Fans and players alike will have been hoping for a dramatic, exhilarating final to top off any major tournament. It was a fairytale end to what has ended up being a watershed tournament for Pakistan cricket. As far as I’m concerned, it was a fantastic result for cricket, and a result that…

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Champions Trophy triumph: PM announces reward of Rs 1 crore per player

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced a reward of Rs 1 crore for every player of the Pakistan One Day International squad that won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament, on Tuesday.  Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that by performing well in the Champions Trophy tournament, the national team had…

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Indian govt arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan’s win

BURHANPUR: The Indian government has taken into custody 15 persons from Madhya Pradesh for celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017, on Tuesday.  According to details, the suspects were allegedly bursting crackers and raising pro-Pakistan slogans after the men in green trounced India by 180 runs on Sunday to…

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Watch: Warm welcome for Rumman Raees in Karachi

Left-arm seamer Rumman Raees was surrounded by hundreds of cricket fans as he arrived at Karachi airport accompanied by Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, carrying the Champions Trophy early on Tuesday.

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Video: British policeman joins crowd celebrating Pakistan’s victory

As Pakistani supporters burst into jubilation to celebrate the country’s Champions Trophy victory, a British cop could not hold on his sentiments for long. Watch this video…

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Watch: Heroes’ reception for winning cricketers in Lahore

Four players of the Pakistan cricket team were accorded an arousing welcome at Lahore airport, two days after the Green Shirts clinched Champions Trophy title by beating India in the final in England. Watch this report…

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ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

LONDON: The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson. Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win this year’s edition of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday, with a worldwide television audience of millions watching…

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Champions to return home early Tuesday morning

ISLAMABAD: Nine members of Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy winning team will return home in the wee hours of Tuesday amid warm welcome from officials and fans. According to a spokesman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the players will return to their respective cities. Left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman, who scored a maiden century against arch-rivals India…

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Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 announced

ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes players from five of the eight participating sides, with Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed as captain. The side was selected by a jury of cricket experts, which included former captains Michael Atherton of England, India’s Sourav Ganguly, Ramiz…

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Hassan, Babar attain career best rankings; Fakhar moves into top 100

Pakistan has moved to sixth position in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following its triumph at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and its players have made significant gains in the individual rankings following its 180 runs victory over India in the final on Sunday. Pakistan has leapfrogged Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to move…

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PAK vs IND: 10 memes to laugh yourselves silly with

LONDON: After Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to clinch their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title, 10 memes went viral over the internet. So sit back, relax and laugh yourselves silly with these memes:- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.  

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Heavy celebratory aerial firing after Pakistan win – all in presence of police

A man carried out heavy celebratory aerial firing after Pakistan won the Champions Trophy and got away with the crime despite a police mobile passed by him as he was firing.

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Pakistan thrash India to clinch Champions Trophy

LONDON: India has won the toss and chose to field in their high octane ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final against Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday, Samaa reported. Mohammad Amir is making his return to the side and Rumman Raees has been dropped from the team. India has not made any change to their playing…

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Watch: A funny moment with Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali

A light moment was witnessed in the Pakistani camp ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy final ahead of India as Shoaib Malik became a reporter and interviewed bowler Hasan Ali. They also discussed the celebration style of the Pakistani bowler.  

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Video: Parliamentarians optimistic about Champions Trophy win over India

Members of the Parliament have their fingers crossed for Pakistan beating India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

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Arch rivals Pakistan, India battle in high octane Champions Trophy final

LONDON: The day is finally here – arch rivals Pakistan and India will play each other in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Sunday, Samaa reported. Pakistan and India have both reached the final in opposite manner. Pakistan has clawed its way into the final whereas India has easily…

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