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Tight security as Sri Lankan cricket team visits Pakistan eight years after attack

Lahore: Thousands of fans filled Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium under intense security Sunday for Pakistan’s Twenty20 showdown with Sri Lanka, the first visit by a major cricketing nation since a 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team. Live Updates: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I   Sri Lanka are the first team in the top eight…

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Watch: Aerial view of Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium

Catch the aerial glimpses of Lahore’s Gaddafi ahead of the third and final Twenty20 at Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Sunday.

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Watch: Celebrities welcome Sri Lankan cricket team to Pakistan

Celebrities have welcomed the Sri Lankan cricket team to Lahore for the third and final Twenty20 at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. They are also expecting a good match between the two former ICC Cricket World Cup winners.

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Video: Tight security for Pakistan-Sri Lanka T20 at Lahore

Tight security measures are being taken for the third and final Twenty20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday. The entire area is being monitored via cameras whereas large contingent of law enforcement agencies will serve duty. Aerial surveillance of the area will also be conducted.

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Tickets for Pakistan-Sri Lanka T20 in Lahore sold out

LAHORE: Most of the match tickets for the third and final Twenty20 game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday have been sold, Samaa reported. According to details, the tickets for only two enclosures are available. People had to wait in queues for getting the tickets. A full plan is been…

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VIPs please don’t ask for free passes: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi urged VIPs not to demand free passes for the upcoming Pakistan-Sri Lanka T20 clash to be played on Sunday. In a tweet message, Sethi thanked fans for their overwhelming support for the upcoming T20 clash to be played at the Gaddafi stadium between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In…

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Sri Lanka’s attack survivors bring top-level cricket back to Pakistan

Lahore: Tens of thousands of security will be deployed in Lahore on Sunday when Sri Lanka become the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan since they were targeted in a deadly ambush in 2009 — with attack survivors among those returning to the scene. Several Sri Lankan players and officials, including their head coach,…

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Current, ex-Pakistani cricketers thank international players for touring Pakistan

LAHORE: It was smiles all around at Gaddafi stadium after Pakistan beat World XI by 33 runs in the final of the Independence Cup series on Friday. Unable to contain their joy, here’s what former and current Pakistani cricketers tweeted after the series ended.  Congratulations to team Pak wonderful performances @iamAhmadshahzad & @babarazam258 very well…

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Video: Misbah, Afridi perform a lap of honour

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captains, Misbah ul Haq and Shahid Afridi were given standing ovation by a full house for their illustrious services for Pakistan cricket during the third and the last T20 international match of the independence Cup here on Friday night. Pakistan cricket Board arranged separate rides for the two star players in ‘rickshaws’…

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Video: Players to watch out for in today’s final

LAHORE: As Pakistan take on World XI in the Independence Day cup final clash on Friday, here are the players to watch out for who can sway the game in their team’s favour.  While Pakistan have Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali who can bat and bowl to perfection, World XI’s Hashim Amla can…

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World XI overcome Pakistan by 7 wickets in cliffhanger

LAHORE: World XI beat Pakistan in their second clash against the hosts by seven wickets on Wednesday, leveling the series 1-1.  It was a match that went down the wire with World XI squad requiring 6 runs off the last 2 balls. A six from Perera to Rumman Raees sealed the deal as World XI…

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WATCH: Fans reach Gaddafi Stadium for second World XI match

Fans have started to reach Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium for the second Twenty20 game of the Independence Cup between Pakistan and World XI.

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Video: Nation gears up for World XI series

The cricket fans in Pakistan are going gaga over the return of international cricket as masses have started to reach Lahore from other cities of the country to watch their cricketing heroes in action. However, those – who could not get the match tickets – are making special arrangements to watch the games.

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Video: Joys galore as cricket fans await world heroes in Pakistan

Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will be packed to capacity as cricket fans will be seeing their international heroes in action for the first time in several years.

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Video: Security plan for World XI matches

Strict security measures are being taken for the upcoming bilateral series between Pakistan and World XI at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.  

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Watch: Practise session of Pakistan team for World XI series

Pakistan team is practising hard for its upcoming bilateral series against World XI at Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium.

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Sale of Pak-World XI match tickets becomes talk of town

LAHORE: Getting the tickets of Pakistan and World XI Twenty20 cricket series is the talk of town and with few days left in the start of the mega event the interest of lovers of game is immensely growing to get the tickets.  The general enclosures tickets of the first match, costing Rs 500 each ,…

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ICC officials visit Gaddafi Stadium for World XI tour security

LAHORE: A security team of International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Gaddafi Stadium today (Tuesday) to review security arrangements for tour of World XI to Pakistan. The three-match T-20 series (Independence Cup) will be played on September 12, 13 and 15 of this month at the Gaddafi Stadium while the team will arrive in Pakistan on…

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PCB honours Shaharyar Khan in farewell ceremony

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday hosted a farewell ceremony in the honour of the outgoing Chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan at Gaddafi stadium. In the ceremony newly elected Chairman PCB’s Najam Sethi and office bearers of the PCB welcomed the outgoing Chairman and gave him a standing ovation. Talking to the audience, Najam Sethi…

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PSL2: Meera shocked with pushing in crowd

Renowned actress Meera is crazy for cricket. She reached Gaddafi Stadium where she was denied entry. However, once in, she faced the shocking experience of lifetime. Watch what happened.

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Sheikh Rashid breaks news of threat call

While leaving for Gaddafi Stadium to watch the closing ceremony of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Sheikh Rashid claimed to have received two threat calls from a private number. Sheikh Rashid imputed the threat call blame exclusively to Saad Rafique and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. Watch what else he said while talking to Samaa.

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