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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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Excited Younis Khan gives message to Brazilian coach

Former test cricketer Younis Khan waiting anxiously to play an exhibition match against Brazilian football coach Romildo Sanchez. In his video message, he thanked the Brazilian coach for coming to Pakistan. Watch what else he said.

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Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas celebrating 70th birthday today

ISLAMABAD: Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas, who  was born July 24, 1947 in Sialkot, is celebrating his 70th birthday today (Monday). One of Pakistan’s most stylish, elegant batsman with timing and precision as his strengths mainly, and a high bat lift, Abbas made his Test debut for Pakistan in October 1969 against New Zealand at Karachi….

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Pakistani woman cricketer names Indian as ‘inspiration’

LEICESTER: Pakistani cricketer Kainat Imtiaz has named Indian all rounder Jhulan Goswami as her inspiration in the game. In her Facebook, Kainat Imtiaz stated that she saw Indian for the first time back in 2005 as Asia Cup was being played in Pakistan and was the ball picker at that time. She said, “I saw…

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Spot-fixing scam: Khalid Latif ends boycott of hearing

Involved in Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal case, Khalid Latif ended boycott of the hearing. The cricketer’s lawyer held Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) responsible for spot-fixing scam. Syed Ali Hashmi reports from Lahore.

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Video: Hassan Ali voices joy over victory

Getting three wickets, Hassan Ali was declared Man of the Match in pool match against South Africa. The bowler says, “I am thankful to God that in today’s match, our performance was good. The victory is due to the team work.” “We thoroughly acted upon the plan our coach mapped out,” he added. Watch what…

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Video: Two brilliant finds for Pakistan

During their second match against South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham, Pakistan found out two new star cricketers to lead the team in future. Who are these promising talents? Know in this video report.

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Highlights: Pakistan bowlers in action

Pakistan has pulled together a powerful spin and pacer attack against South Africa making every big name in the rival team to return to pavilion in a match of Champions Trophy 2017 in Birmingham. Watch some of the memorable moments.

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Video: Sarfaraz credits bowlers for victory

Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed gave credit to bowlers for victory versus South Africa, saying the bowlers took wickets that helped to a great extent. The captain said, “Today, our bowling and fielding was good. Watch what else he said.

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Video: Yorkers of Pakistani bowlers

In their match against South Africa, Pakistani bowlers tapped their special talent of throwing yorkers. Watch here some of excellent Yorkers by Amir, Junaid and Hassan Ali.

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