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Ireland to play debut Test match against Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Ireland will play their inaugural Test match against Pakistan next year at Malahide in May. Stormont in Belfast and Bready in Derry/Londonderry were also options for May 11 to 15 Test, but Malahide was considered the frontrunner and the Dublin venue has now been confirmed as hosts. Ireland, who have been playing one-day internationals…

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Wasim Akram bats for Ahmed Shehzad, rejects criticism

LAHORE: Former Pakistan fast bowler and Multan Sultans’ Director of Cricket Wasim Akram said on Tuesday that Ahmed Shehzad is still a match-winner regardless of whatever anyone said. Speaking to media personnel, the Sultan of Swing said that he didn’t understand why people were against Shehzad. “I don’t get why people criticise Ahmed Shehzad,” he…

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BPL 2017 Live Updates: Rajshahi Kings take on Khulna Titans; Dhaka Dynamites face Rangpur Riders today

DHAKA: In the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), two matches will be held today (Tuesday) at Shere Bangla National Stadium. The 23rd match of the event will be held between Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans while the 24th match will be played between Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders. The matches will be held at Shere Bangla…

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Bangladesh to deport five Indians for betting on cricket

Dhaka: Bangladesh police said Monday they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league. The men were detained Saturday at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium during the one-day Bangladesh Premier League match, police said. They were caught by cricket officials concerned…

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Cricket: First Test between India and Sri Lanka ends in draw

Kolkata: Virat Kohli hit his 50th international century and paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up four wickets to give Sri Lanka a scare before the rain-hit opening Test ended in a draw on Monday’s final day. Chasing 231 for victory, the visitors were 75-7 when bad light stopped play at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens in the first…

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England ‘very confident’ of Ashes success – Bayliss

Coach Trevor Bayliss says England are “very confident” of their chances in this week’s opening Ashes Test in Brisbane despite expecting Australia to hit hard from the start. The tourists have eased through three warm-up games leading into the first Gabba Test, but Australian Bayliss expects the intensity to spike against Steve Smith’s team with…

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BPL 2017: Rashid, Mahedi power Comilla Victorians to fourth successive win

Comilla Victorians (153/6) beat Rangpur Riders (139/7) by 14 runs Comilla Victorians recorded their fourth win in a row and grabbed the second position on the point table. Rangpur Riders fans, on the other hand, will be left disappointed as their two main overseas imports Chris Gayle and Brendom McCullum failed to reverse their fortunes….

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BPL 2017: Afridi stars as Dhaka Dynamites hammer Rajshahi Kings

DHAKA: Dhaka Dynamites thrashed Rajshahi Kings by 68 runs in their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017 fixture on Saturday, Samaa reported. Today 1st Match BPL 2017 live updates: Dhaka Dynamites vs Comilla Victorians LIVE UPDATES RAJSHAHI KINGS INNINGS Dhaka Dynamites​ were apparently the better side with bat & ball and they totally outplayed Rajshahi Kings​.#DDvRK#BPLSeason5…

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BPL 2017: Dhaka Dynamites face Rajshahi Kings, Rangpur Riders take on Comilla Victorians today

DHAKA: Two matches will be played in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Saturday as Dhaka Dynamites will take on Rajshahi Kings and Rangpur Riders will face Comilla Victorians, Samaa reported. Dhaka Dyanmites sit at top of the standings with seven points while Rajshahi Kings is at fifth place with four points. Dhaka Dynamites thrashed…

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Aussies in ‘confusion’ ahead of Ashes – Warne

Spin legend Shane Warne says Australia are in a state of “confusion” heading into the Ashes series, with England primed for a first Gabba Test boilover. Even amid the massive distraction of the Ben Stokes assault saga, Warne believes it’s the tourists who no longer hold any fears about an unsettled Australian cricket team. The…

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Cricket: Pujara holds out as India struggle

Kolkata: Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm against a relentless Sri Lankan pace attack as India stumbled to 74-5 before rain cut short the second day of the first Test on Friday. Fast bowler Dasun Shanaka struck twice on a cloudy morning session at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens as the hosts struggled to improve on their overnight 17-3….

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Two matches of National T20 Cup today

RAWALPINDI: Two matches will be played in National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi (today) Friday. In the first match, Lahore Whites will take on FATA while the second match will be played between Karachi Whites and Rawalpindi. Yesterday, Rawalpindi Region beat Fata Region by six wickets while Peshawar Region beat Islamabad Region by three wickets. –…

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Bancroft, Paine named in Australia’s Test Ashes squad

SYDNEY: Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft is set for his Test debut and wicketkeeper Tim Paine returns in a shock selection in Australia’s squad named Friday for the first two Tests against England. Bancroft gets his chance after scoring heavily in this season’s domestic Sheffield Shield competition, and replaces Matthew Renshaw as David Warner’s opening batting…

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National T20 Cup: Rawalpindi hold nerve to win thriller against FATA

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi Region beat Fata Region by six wickets in the match of the National Twenty20 Cup 2017-18 at Pindi Stadium Rawalpindi on Thursday. Find out National T20 Cup Live Match Updates Lahore Region Whites vs FATA Region Batting first, Fata Region scored 160 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. Khushdil…

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U-19 Asia Cup 2017: Pakistan edge past Bangladesh to qualify for final

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by two runs on Thursday under the Duckworth-Lewis Method  to qualify for the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup, Samaa reported. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl in the knock out match.   Bangladesh made 274/6 in their 50 overs as Pinak Ghosh struck 82 runs from 93…

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Mustafa Kamal speaks out against non-selection of Balochistan players in PSL

KARACHI: PSP Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal criticised the decision to neglect Baloch players and not select them for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League, on Wednesday. In a video message, the PSP chief said that while the PSL was a welcome edition in the country, it was disappointing that not one Baloch player…

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‘Change Quetta Gladiators’ name if you’re not including Baloch cricketers in PSL’

QUETTA: Cricket associations of Balochistan were infuriated over the non-inclusion of local Balochi cricketers in Quetta Gladiators, SAMAA TV reported on Wednesday. Cricket associations of Balochistan were furious at the non-inclusion of Baloch players in the Pakistan Super League edition 3. “If you cannot include local Baloch cricketers in the Pakistan Super League then change…

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BPL 2017: Chittagong Vikings – Dhaka Dynamites encounter washed off

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017 fixture between Dhaka Dynamites and Chittagong Vikings at Dhaka was washed out on Wednesday without a ball being bowled, Samaa reported.   LIVE UPDATES Dhaka Dynamites and Chittagong Vikings got 1 point each!#DDvCHV#BPLSeason5 pic.twitter.com/b3LG9bTFRZ — BPLT20 (@Official_BPLT20) November 15, 2017 Both teams get one point each. Dhaka Dynamites…

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Cricket: Sri Lanka eyes ex-Bangladesh coach

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is in talks to hire former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha to groom its national team for the 2019 cricket World Cup, sources said Wednesday. The 49-year-old Sri Lankan stepped down from the Bangladesh team earlier this month after a disastrous tour of South Africa. Since then there has been speculation he…

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National T20 Cup 2017/18: Karachi Whites – Lahore Blues fixture washed out

RAWALPINDI: The National T20 Cup 2017/18 fixture between Karachi Whites and Lahore Blues at Rawalpindi on Wednesday has been washed out due to rain, Samaa reported. Today National T20 Cup 2017 Islamabad vs Peshawar LIVE UPDATES Lahore Region Blues vs Karachi Region Whites Start delayed due to rain #KHIWvLHRB #NationalT20Cup — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 15, 2017…

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Shoaib Malik’s loving tweet for Sania Mirza on her birthday

DUBAI: India’s famous tennis star Sania Mirza is celebrating her 31st birthday today (Wednesday). Her husband and Pakistan’s ace cricketer Shoaib Malik gave a loving gift to his wife in form a Twitter message. The cricketer tweets, “Here’s to wishing my beautiful wife a magical birthday. Missing you.” Sania Mirza is the six-time Grand Slam…

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