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PSL fixing: Shahzaib Hasan banned for one year

LAHORE: The Anti-corruption Unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the verdict of the PSL spot fixing case against Shahzaib Hassan today (Wednesday). According to the verdict, one-year ban has been put on the batsman Shahzeb Hassan besides imposing a fine of one million rupees. He was facing charges of secretly persuading cricketers to…

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PCB issues Notice of Charge to cricketer Nasir Jamshaid

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday issued a Notice of Charge to cricketer Nasir Jamshaid, wherein he has been charged with multiple violations of the PCB anti-corruption code for participants. “He has been charged with violations of Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 of the PCB anti-corruption code and he has now 14…

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Cricket legend Saeed Anwar’s brother-in-law goes missing

LAHORE: A close relative of Pakistani cricket legend Saeed Anwar has gone missing from his residence in Lahore under mysterious circumstances, reported SAMAA on Monday. According to police, Asad Munir, who is the brother-in-law of former cricketer Saeed Anwar, went missing along with his personal computer. “Efforts are under way to find Asad Munir,” the…

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Pakistani cricketer blessed with a baby girl

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Fawad Alam has been blessed with a baby girl. He announced the good news on his Twitter profile. “Allah has blessed me with His most beautiful Rehmet in the universe, introducing my daughter,” he tweeted. The left handed batsmen also said that the medical condition of his wife was well. He added,…

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Cricket: England’s Stokes charged with affray – prosecutors

London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been charged with affray by prosecutors regarding his alleged involvement in an incident outside a nightclub in September, prosecutors announced Monday. The confrontation left a man with a fractured eye socket and saw Stokes suspended from international cricket until “further notice” by the England and Wales Cricket Board, meaning…

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Watch: Former Pakistan pacer accuses PCB of corruption

Former Pakistani pacer Shabbir Ahmed on Monday accused the country’s cricket board of indulging in corrupt practices. In a video message, Shabbir questioned where the money given to PCB by the International Cricket Council (ICC) was spent. Watch what he has to say.

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US football wants to sign Muhammad Irfan

Discarded Pakistani pacer Muhammad Irfan has declined an offer from a US basketball club to play for them. “I have an offer from an American basketball club to play for them, but I cannot quit playing cricket for Pakistan,” the world’s tallest cricketer told SAMAA. The pacer, however, said that he would go to the…

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Kevin Pietersen may retire after PSL appearance

Kevin Pietersen has announced his impending retirement, stating that he expects to call a complete halt to his playing career by the end of the year, but the England cricketer said he would honor playing commitments with the Pakistan Super League (PSL).  According to cricinfo, Pietersen revealed his decision after taking part in the Stars’…

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New Year: Mohammad Amir just tweeted an adorable family photo!

NEWS DESK: Cricketer Mohammad Amir tweeted an adorable photo with his wife and son, posing in green shirts bearing the inscription “Happy New Year” alongside their pool. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL, MAY IT BE FILLED WITH HAPPINESS, JOY N PROSPERITY FOR ALL OF US😊😊😊😊😊😊 pic.twitter.com/BH2J0m4Bq9 — Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) December 31, 2017 The young…

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ICC imposes one-year ban on cricketer for doping violation

The wicketkeeper-batsman had inadvertently ingested the prohibited substance, as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking, Hydroxycut. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended from all cricket-related activities for twelve months after pleading guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code. Mr Shahzad…

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Video: Imam-ul-Haq resolves to continue with his good form

Emerging cricket star Imam-ul-Haq is quite optimistic about his career and made resolution to continue performing. He was talking to Samaa at Lahore airport as he flew back from UAE. Watch what else he said.

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Happy Birthday Imran Khan

Pakistan cricketing legend Imran Khan turned 65 years on Thursday. Arguably the greatest cricketer Pakistan ever produced, Imran Khan represented many played club, county and ultimately guided his country’s to its maiden 50-over World Cup win back in 1992. Imran Khan’s style of play reminded cricketing fans of West Indies legend Sir Gary Sobers. Khan…

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Imad Wasim scandal: Dutch woman warns other girls

A Dutch girl of Afghanistan-origin, who was reportedly in relationship with Imad Wasim, has warned other girls that the cricketer could take advantage of their innocence. The Dutch girl has alleged that she was dumped by Imad Wasim after two were in relationship. Imad Wasim, in a video message, has denied having any relation with…

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Video: Hashim Amla’s supporter pays tribute to him in unique fashion

A die-hard supporter of South African cricketer Hashim Amla has decorated his car with pictures of his favorite cricketer and wants to take him for a ride whenever they tour Karachi.

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Bowler Amir becomes father of baby girl

LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammed Amir is very happy as he has become father of a baby girl, the cricketer informed his fans on micro-blogging website on Tuesday. Voicing his bountiful mirth on his Twitter handle, Muhammed Amir thanked God and said Almighty has blessed him with a His ‘Rehmat’ (mercy). Shukar Allhumdulilah blessed with the…

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Video: Imran Tahir picks his favorite players in Pakistan team

LAHORE: South African leg spinner of Pakistani origin Imran Tahir expressed his delight to be a part of the World XI to visit Pakistan for a good cause of resumption of international cricket in the country. “I am very happy to visit Pakistan with World XI for playing Independence Cup three match T20 series which…

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Video: Rasm-e-Hina of Rumman Raees

Pakistan bowler Rumman Raees is set to tie the knot. Preparations for his wedding are in full swing in Karachi. The left-arm fast medium bowler’s wedding events are underway since Sept 5. His valima will be held on Sept 7 (Thursday). It will be attended by his team mates, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and former cricket…

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Pakistani cricketer Sana Mir named ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

NEW YORK: Sana Mir, captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team, is among 30 remarkable professionals recently named “Asia 21 Young Leaders” by Asia Society, a non-profit organization that focuses on educating the world about Asia. Mir was selected for the 2017 class of Asia 21, Asia-Pacific’s foremost network of young leaders, with Asia Society…

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Video: Angry Umar Akmal walks out of Samaa interview

Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal walked out of an interview without answering to questions in Samaa TV program Sports Action.

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In loving memory of Hanif Mohammad

NEWS DESK: Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad died on August 11 last year. Samaa pays tribute. Watch here:

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‘Dark’ Indian cricketer calls out racism

PALLEKELE: That racism is a centuries’ old social evil that exists even in the Indian society and in the sporting world is a well-known fact. On Wednesday night, opener Abhinav Mukund, currently touring with the Indian team in Sri Lanka, became the latest sportsperson to speak out on the issue when he posted an emotional…

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