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I deserved to play in PSL: Fawad Alam

Reported by: Shoaib Jatt KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Fawad Alam–who is snubbed time and again for the national cricket team–says that he feels he deserved to play in the Pakistan Super League.  “There are players who haven’t played for regional teams but they have played in the PSL,” he said. “So why not? Yes, I feel…

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International players want restoration of cricket in Pakistan: Ajmal

KARACHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Saeed Ajmal said on Monday that international players wanted restoration of cricket in Pakistan.  Saeed Ajmal was speaking to Shahzad Iqbal on SAMAA TV’s show Awaz during which the Islamabad United spin bowling coach said that Pakistanis wanted to reclaim the position they had lost in the world due to terrorist attacks. “We…

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Rumman Raees brings PSL trophy to SAMAA TV’s office

KARACHI: Islamabad United vice-captain Rumman Raees brought the PSL 2018 trophy to SAMAA TV’s office on Monday.  After winning the PSL 2018 title a day earlier, Islamabad United player Rumman Raees brought the glittering trophy to SAMAA TV’s office. “I want to heartily congratulate Karachi, Pakistan and SAMAA TV for the victory,” said Rumman while…

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Pakistan ignore Kamran in T20 squad for Windies series

KARACHI: Pakistan ignored in-form opener Kamran Akmal but included three uncapped players in the squad for next month’s three-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies in Karachi. Sarfraz Ahmed will captain the hosts in the matches played in Karachi on April 1, 2 and 3 — the first ties between international sides to take place…

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Cricket: Pakistan touts PSL final in pitch to host foreign teams

The trouble-free Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket final, held in Karachi on Sunday amid a festival atmosphere, has reignited calls for foreign national teams to look past security concerns and play regular cricket in Pakistan. The South Asian nation has largely been starved of international cricket since the 2009 attack on a bus ferrying Sri…

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Islamabad United’s Asif Ali, Hussain Talat selected for WI series

KARACHI: Islamabad United’s Asif Ali and Hussain Talat have been selected for the upcoming T20 series against the West Indies.  The two players have been instrumental in Islamabad United’s win in the third edition of the PSL. Asif Ali and Hussain Talat both performed well with the bat to ensure Islamabad clinched the PSL 2018…

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Kamran Akmal hits out at critics for ‘negative mentality’

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi opening batsman and wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal hit out at critics for taking him to task after he dropped a crucial catch in the final against Islamabad United.  Speaking to SAMAA TV, Akmal said in response to a question that those who harboured a negative mentality were involved in spreading propaganda against him….

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10 hilarious memes that sum up the PSL…

KARACHI: PSL brings with it action, drama, excitement, sports and humour as well. The performances incited reactions from fans who took to social media and made hilarious memes that tickled our funny bone.  Here are 10 PSL memes that did the rounds on social media:- 1. When Kamran Akmal dropped THAT catch, Zalmi fans couldn’t…

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Fireworks on PSL final in the City of Lights

The City of Lights was further lit up as a splendid show of fireworks followed the PSL 2018 final at the National Stadium. Watch here:

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Daren Sammy is thankful despite defeat

Peshawar Zalmi captain Daren Sammy took to Twitter to thank God for giving him strength and vision to lead his team “I will still send the praises up for blessing me and my team,” he tweeted with a picture of him looking up to the sky. “Even tho we didnt get the victory You Lord…

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COAS congratulates Islamabad United on win

Army chief Qamar Bajwa congratulated Islamabad United for winning the PSL 2018 trophy Sunday His spokesperson tweeted on his behalf: “Congrats to Islamabad United ‘the Champions’. Pakistan won today!” According to Bajwa, the best part of the day was the excited yet disciplined spectators of Karachi. “Nothing can defeat our national passion,” he added. “Congrats…

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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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Peshawar Zalmi fans left disappointed after Islamabad clinch title

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi fans were left disappointed after Islamabad United won the final with three wickets in hand, clinching the title for a record second time.  Islamabad United were cruising for a victory after Luke Ronchi scored yet another half century but a couple of quick wickets by Hasan Ali scared the red shirts. “We…

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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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#PSLFinalInKarachi trends worldwide

KARACHI: The PSL final in Karachi has certainly made waves around the world as #PSLFinalInKarachi became the second most popular trend in the world while the match was being played.  It was a historic occasion indeed as cricket finally returned to Karachi after nine years. In the presence of heavily armed guards and security officials,…

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VVIPs witness Islamabad-Peshawar PSL final clash

Video courtesy: Sanjay Sadhwani KARACHI: VVIPs witnessed the PSL final clash between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday.  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair and Shahid Afridi were some of the VVIP spectators who were in attendance.

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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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