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Herath overtakes Ashwin to reach 2nd spot in test bowlers’ rankings

DUBAI: Sri Lankan left arm spinner Rangana Herath overtook India’s Ravichandran Ashwin to move to second place in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings. He improved in the Test rankings after taking his eighth 10-wicket haul to help his side beat Zimbabwe by four wickets in the one-off Test match. He leads Ashwin by 32 points…

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Sri Lanka paceman Eranga cleared to bowl after ban

COLOMBO: Shaminda Eranga’s bowling action was found to be legal and the paceman has been cleared to resume playing for Sri Lanka more than a year after he was banned, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. Eranga was reported during the second test against England at Chester-le-Street in May 2016 and was barred from…

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WATCH: Student celebrates graduation in Hasan Ali style

A student celebrated his graduation in Hasan Ali style and his celebration and the video of his celebration was posted on Twitter. International Cricket Council (ICC) also shared the celebration of the micro-blogging website.

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South Africa’s Rabada banned from second England Test

LONDON: South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will miss next week’s second Test against England after his verbal abuse of Ben Stokes during the series opener at Lord’s, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Friday.

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Video: PM Nawaz cracks hilarious joke on Panama Leaks, JIT

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a first, admitted that the Panama Leaks case and the JIT was giving him trouble in a witty joke, on Monday.  Addressing participants of a gathering held at the Prime Minister House to honour the national cricket team, Nawaz recounted how once he had felt hurt when some elder…

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Aleem Dar retains place in ICC elite panel of umpires

DUBAI: Pakistani umpire retained his spot in International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel of umpires for 2017-2018 season. According to ICC, the unchanged Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for the 2017-18 season was announced on Sunday following the annual review and selection process. The Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for 2017-2018 season will…

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Waqar clarifies remark on Women’s cricket after facing backlash

Former Pakistani cricket captain and fast bowler Waqar Younis clarified in a tweet that he did not mean to discriminate between men and women, after an earlier tweet of his was slammed by feminists in which he suggested a 30-over cricket World Cup for women rather than a 50-over one.  These days you just can’t…

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Women’s World Cup: Australia, India clinch comfortable wins

NEWS DESK Australia and India clinched easy wins in their respective ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 fixtures on Thursday, Samaa reported. Australia beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in their match at Bristol. Sri Lanka, batting first, scored 257 runs as Chamari Atapattu scored 178 runs from 143 balls with the help of 22 fours…

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Video: Azhar Ali all praise for team, management for Champions Trophy win

Pakistani cricketer Azhar Ali was all praise for players and team management for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 win.

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Pakistan welcomes ICC decision on ‘Big Three’

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan and Chairman Executive Committee (ECC) Najam Sethi have warmly welcomed ICC unanimously adopting its revised constitution which ends the Big Three concept and gives it a more democratic and egalitarian model. Chairman PCB and Executive Committee Chairman stated that the PCB has worked assiduously for this change…

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ICC confirms plans for World XI series in Pakistan

London: Plans for the full resumption of international cricket in Pakistan moved forward Friday when the sport’s global governing body said it wanted to send a World XI to the country later this year.  With the exception of Zimbabwe’s tour two years ago, Pakistan have had to play all of their ‘home’ matches outside of…

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PCB welcomes ICC adopting its revised constitution

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar M Khan and Chairman Executive Committee PCB Najam Sethi have warmly welcomed the ICC unanimously adopting its revised constitution which ends the Big Three concept and gives it a more democratic and egalitarian model. Chairman PCB and Executive Committee Chairman stated that the PCB has worked assiduously for this…

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War-hit Afghanistan ecstatic over cricket Test status

KABUL: Cricket-mad Afghanistan was euphoric after being awarded Test match status, a rare glimmer of good news amid rising insecurity, though many lamented the lack of sports infrastructure in the conflict-torn country. Both Ireland and Afghanistan became cricket’s 11th and 12th Test nations on Thursday following a unanimous vote by the International Cricket Council during…

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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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Ireland and Afghanistan become Test nations: ICC

Ireland and Afghanistan were awarded Test match status on Thursday, taking the number of countries playing at the pinnacle of cricket from 10 to 12 in a decision described as “fantastic” and “remarkable”. Both countries were confirmed as full members after a unanimous vote at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting during its annual conference…

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Journey of the Champions

By: Saim Khan ICC Champions trophy, the event played by top 8 cricketing nations of the world held its 8th edition June 2017. The first two editions of this tournament were called ICC Knockout tournament which were held in the year 1998 and 2000. Pakistan the most unpredictable team of the world was not even…

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I use my aggression as a tactic: Junaid Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani fast bowler Junaid Khan said on Wednesday that he is a humble person but he tends to use his aggression on the field as a tactic to demoralise the opposition.  Speaking to SAMAA TV after returning to Pakistan, Junaid Khan said that it was an honour to have been part of the squad…

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“Dil Ro Raha hai Mera” guy breaking the internet again

“Dil Ro Raha hai mera Pakistan hai” guy is back with another video. His name is “Momin Saqib” and this time he is not alone, his video is breaking the internet as he hugged and chat with few Pakistani players with the same patriotism. As you can see in the video, Momin praises Shoaib Malik in his…

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Champions Trophy winner Pakistan surprised all of us: AB de Villiers

London: South Africa captain AB de Villiers wants the Twenty20 series against England to help soothe the Proteas’ wounds after their early exit from the Champions Trophy. He praises Pakistan performance in Champions trophy. De Villiers’ men did not make it out of the group stage of the eight-team one-day international tournament, their fate sealed…

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Video: Indian cricketer Shami almost got into a fight with Pakistani fan

LONDON: As Pakistan beat India on Sunday to claim their maiden ICC Champions Trophy 2017 trophy, Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami almost got into an ugly spat with a Pakistani fan who taunted him.  As the Indian players were walking their way back to the dressing room after Pakistan outplayed them comprehensively, a Pakistani fan taunted…

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Video: Pakistani fans sing, dance to hilarious song mocking Kohli

KARACHI: Jubilant fans took to the streets and celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India on Sunday in the Champions Trophy final.  As the green shirts trounced India to steal the trophy, jubilant Pakistani fans celebrated outside Sarfaraz Ahmed’s house. In this particular video, watch fans sing and dance along to a hilarious song with catchy lyrics…

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