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Watch: Misbah, Afridi get rousing welcome in lap of honour

Cricket fans at Gaddafi Stadium gave a rousing welcome to star cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi during the third Twenty20 (T20) between Pakistan and World XI.

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Watch: Du Plessis thanks Pakistani crowd for hospitality

Captain of World XI team Faf du Plessis was all praise for the hospitality his side received during the tour of Pakistan.

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Video: Pakistan eyeing to clinch T20 series against World XI

Pakistan will be eyeing to clinch the Independence Cup against World XI by winning the 3rd Twenty20 (T20) on Friday.

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Amla, Perera lead World XI T20 win over Pakistan

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday. Perera made a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out with five sixes, while Hashim Amla finished not out 72 off 55 balls to help the World…

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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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Video: Rumman Raees’ mother in happy mood over son’s performance

Mother of Pakistani fast bowler Rumman Raees was in jubilant mood over her son’s performance in the first game of the Independence Cup against World XI.

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Here is what ICC CEO said about future cricketing events in Pakistan

LAHORE: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) David Richardson has said that more tournaments will be staged in the country if the law and order situations remains peaceful. He made the statement in a media briefing in Lahore alongside Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi. Richardson said that security is…

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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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Watch: Pakistani batsmen hammer World XI bowlers in first T20

Pakistani batsmen feasted on World XI bowling during the first Twenty20 of the Independence Cup.

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WATCH: Citizens react to school closures in light of World XI matches

The decision of closing schools in light of the Independence Cup matches between Pakistan and World XI has received mixed reactions by the citizens.

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Video: Youngsters compose song for World XI series

Jubilant youngsters in Sialkot have composed a song for the ongoing bilateral series against World XI.

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Cricket: Pakistan celebrates international revival with win

Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since militants attacked the…

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Pakistan defeat World XI by 20 runs in Independence Cup opener

LAHORE: Pakistan downed World XI on Tuesday, beating them by 20 runs as the hosts took the lead in the three-match series.  Babr Azam was declared the Man of the Match for his impressive knock of 86 runs that enabled Pakistan to post a respectable total of 197 runs on the board. It was a…

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Video: Babar Azam falls after impressive 86

Pakistan’s talented batsman Babar Azam fell 14 runs short of what could have been a brilliant Twenty20 hundred in front of local fans. Babar Azam struck 86 off 52 balls hitting two 6s and ten 4s. Watch the video of his wicket.

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Watch: Female cricket fans preparing for World XI series

Female cricketing fans are also making arrangements to watch the Independence Cup matches against World XI and want Pakistan to whitewash the visiting team.

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ICC chairman welcomes return of International cricket to Pakistan

The ICC Chairman has today welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup taking place in Lahore this week. Mr Shashank Manohar said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the PCB hosts a World XI in Lahore for three T20 International games. It has been a long…

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International cricketers voice support for World XI match

LAHORE: Current and former cricketers have expressed their happiness over World XI touring Pakistan for a three-day Twenty20 series. The sportsmen took to their social media accounts to express their delight. Enroute 2 Lahore 4 #PAKvWXI I’m going pick up from where I left more than 8years ago. Join me tomorrow night and let’s make…

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Video: World XI looking forward to series against Pakistan

World XI is looking forward to the Independence Cup against Pakistan and are optimistic on returning home with happy memories.

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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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Azadi Cup: All set for Pakistan XI, World XI clash on Tuesday

LAHORE: All necessary administrative and security measures have been finalized to hold Azadi Cup at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday. The cricket clash will take place between Pakistan Eleven and World XI in the three-match series. Traffic Police has issued a plan to ensure smooth flow of traffic. Long queues are seen outside the…

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Will put all efforts to beat World XI: Shoaib Malik

LAHORE: All-rounder Shoaib Malik has said that Pakistan will put in all efforts to win the upcoming Independence Cup against World XI. He made the statement while talking to the media on Sunday. He said that World XI side is a well-built unit. The cricketer stated that he will continue to represent Pakistan till he…

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