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It’s not just a game. It’s entertainment

Sports fanatics in Karachi proved that cricket was not just a game; it was an entertainment. As usual, large crowd turned up to watch the second Twenty20 International between Pakistan and West Indies at the National Stadium on Monday. SAMAA’s sports correspondent Shoaib Jatt spoke to fans and here’s what they had to say.

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Major Karachi roads clogged with heavy traffic ahead of second T20

KARACHI: Various busy roads have witnessed a massive traffic jam in the city, owning to arrangements made for the security of visiting West Indian team that is playing second T20 match against Pakistan in Karachi’s National Stadium. According to SAMAA, University Road, Tariq Road, Teen-Hatti, Bahadurabad, Hasan Square, Johar Morr and areas around Jail Chowrangi…

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Watch what happened after sound system failed as national anthem was being played

The opener of Twenty20 series between Pakistan and West Indies was played at National Stadium Sunday. Hosts won the match by 143 runs.  The national anthem of Pakistan was played before the match started. However, the sound system broke down at the end of national anthem; however, the enthused cricket fans did not allow the…

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Video: Stadium fight between two women

Two women sitting in stadium fought against each other over a seat. The security men intervened. But, the two would not reconcile. Both the women came to watch first Twenty20 between Pakistan and West Indies on Sunday.

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T20 kicks off today. Karachiites, here’s everything you MUST know

International cricket has returned to Karachi. While it is undoubtedly the most exciting event, there’s also the increased chance that you might get stuck in traffic due to road closures. And there’s the frustration of security checks, too, if you have the tickets to the National Stadium.. The match begins 8pm today. For the average…

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Pak-WI T20 series: Windies players to arrive in Karachi

KARACHI: Players of West Indies cricket are arriving in Karachi on Saturday for a Twenty20 series with Pakistan. Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said the T20 series include three matches that will be played from Sunday to Tuesday at National Stadium Karachi. Meanwhile, all out security arrangements have been finalized to maintain law and…

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Sorry folks: Online tickets for Windies T20 series in Karachi sold out

KARACHI: Online tickets for the upcoming Pakistan-West Indies Twenty20 series in Karachi have been sold out. All tickets costing Rs. 500, 1000, 2000 and 6000 for the three match have been sold. The tickets were being sold on the website and several outlets of a courier company. The three matches in the stadium will be…

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West Indies announce squad for T20 series against Pakistan

KARACHI: West Indies have announced a 13-member squad for a T20 series against Pakistan. Jeson Muhammad (captain), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Andre McCarthy, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Odean Smith, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams. The opening match of T20 series will be played on 1st April at National…

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Pakistan to start practice for Windies series today

KARACHI: The Pakistan cricket team will begin its practice sessions for the upcoming Twenty20 series against West Indies from Thursday. The three-match series in Karachi will kick off from Sunday at National Stadium. The practice session of the team will take place from 6 pm to 9 pm. This will be the first international cricket…

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Ronchi remains unstoppable in PSL final

New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi remained unstoppable in Pakistan Super League as he made Islamabad United’s look mere walkover with his 52 of 26 deliveries in the final showdown in Karachi. He batted at a strike rate through the tournament and piled up 383 runs as the second highest run-getter after Kamran Akmal who proved himself…

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After catch-drop, Akmal comes in cross hairs of social media

Despite the fact that Kamran Akmal proved himself as the highest run-getter in Pakistan Super League, he left Peshawar Zalmi and their fans shocked when he dropped a vital catch in the final against Islamabad United in Karachi Sunday. The social media erupted in fury against him over the drop of the catch- a mistake…

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Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi to regain PSL title

KARACHI: Islamabad United has defeated Peshawar Zalmi in the final of PSL 2018 to clinch the title for the second time.  According to details, Islamabad United won the match with three wickets in hand. Peshawar Zalmi after winning the toss decided to bat first, and set 149-run target for Islamabad. Islamabad United chased the target…

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‘Chacha Cricket’ charges up crowd at PSL final – Watch

Pakistan cricket’s most-recognisable cheerleader ‘Chacha Cricket’, as he is popularly known, can’t miss any major cricket event involving Pakistan, especially high-voltage encounters. Chaudhry Abdul Jalil is known to fans and cricketing legends alike. Wearing his patent shalwar kameez, Chacha was seen charging up the cricket fans at PSL final in Karachi’s National Stadium on Sunday.

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PSL final: Palmist predicts Islamabad United’s victory

A palmist has predicted the victory of Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League final. Watch this report…

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Here’s who will win PSL final, according to a parrot

A ‘psychic’ parrot in Multan predicts the victory of Islamabad United over Peshawar Zalmi in the final of Pakistan Super League. Watch this report…  

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PSL Closing Ceremony: Ali Zafar performs live

KARACHI: Pakistani singing sensation Ali Zafar was among the performers who mesmerized the cricket fans with his magical voice during the closing ceremony of Pakistan Super League in Karachi’s National Stadium on Sunday.

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PSL final: Peshawar Zalmi players show dance talent

Enthusiastic Peshawar Zalmi players, led by Darren Sammy, joined the colorful closing ceremony of Pakistan Super League at Karachi’s National Stadium, dancing to the tunes of ‘Strings’ song. Watch this video…

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PSL final fosters national unity

The Pakistan Super League has great significance for Pakistan. The series has not only herald the revival of international cricket in the country but also served as binding force, promoting national unity and brotherhood among the nation. Watch this report…

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Glitzy performances and fanfare mark return of cricket to Karachi

FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES OF THE MATCH HERE JP Duminy and Darren Sammy are awaiting for the coin toss to take place which will determine which side bats first and which side bowls first, as the closing ceremony of the Pakistan Super League 2018 concluded a short while ago. PSL CLOSING CEREMONY CONCLUDES The closing ceremony…

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Watch: Aerial view of National Stadium Karachi

Ahead of PSL final between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah conducted an aerial surveillance of National Stadium and reviewed security arrangements on Sunday. Watch here…

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PSL: Here’s how shuttles will take you to the stadium

Reporting by Shahbaz Khan Fifty shuttle buses are ready at the Federal Urdu University parking ground to take fans to the National Stadium Seven grounds were allotted as parking spaces for those going to watch the PSL finale at the stadium. There are three parking spaces on University Road and as many on Kashmir Road….

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