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PM to meet Pakistan cricket team on July 5

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited the members of the victorious Pakistan cricket team to meet him on July 5.  According to details, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will present the players of the victorious cricket team, who clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title this Sunday by beating India, with cheqeues to reward them…

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Kohli dug his own grave against Pakistan: Geoffrey Boycott slams Indian captain

LONDON: Former English batsman and cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott slammed Indian captain Virat Kohli for putting Pakistan to bat first in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament.  According to the Englishman, Virat Kohli dug his own grave when he made the choice to put Pakistan to bat first against India this Sunday….

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Kumble reveals reason why he quit as India’s coach

MUMBAI: Former Indian leg-spinner and ex-Indian cricket team’s Head Coach Anil Kumble finally tweeted the reasons he resigned from his post following India’s humiliating loss to Pakistan.  Anil Kumble resigned as the Head Coach of India after Pakistan trounced India by 180 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017 tournament. Kumble said that…

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Afghanistan, Ireland face Test D-Day

London: Afghanistan and Ireland are poised to become the 11th and 12th members of Test match cricket’s close-knit club on Thursday when the sport’s governing body meets in London. It’s been almost two decades since Bangladesh were the last country to be granted Test status but International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson believes…

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Bairstow seals England rout of South Africa

Southampton : Jonny Bairstow made a dashing 60 not out as England thrashed South Africa by nine wickets in the first Twenty20 international at Southampton on Wednesday. England, set just 143 to win, reached their target for the loss of only one wicket with 33 balls left. Opener Alex Hales was 47 not out, his…

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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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Video: Mustafa Kamal at Sarfaraz house

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal arrived along with other party leaders at the residence of national cricket skipper Sarfaraz in Karachi late in the night and congratulated him over the landmark in Champions Trophy 2017. Watch this video report.

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Video: Hafeez lauds every teammate for performance

Cricketer Muhammed Hafeez said the victory at Champions Trophy 2017 was not caused by any single player; instead, it was a result of concerted team effort. Watch what else he said after flew to Lahore airport.

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Video: Let cricket be treated as game, says Junaid Khan

Fast bowler Junaid Khan said cricket is a game and it should be treated as such. Talking to Samaa at Islamabad airport after he flew to Benazir International Airport, he said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier as well invited Indian board to play bilateral series; however, they declined. Watch what he said.

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Musharraf hails cricket team over Champions Trophy win

LONDON: Former President Pervez Musharraf congratulated national cricketers for winning Champions Trophy 2017 by defeating Indian team in the final showdown. Voicing his sentiments over the victory on micro-blogging website, the former president offered felicitations to the national team over the landmark win. The former president wished well for the cricketers. –SAMAA Congratulations Team Pakistan;…

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Junaid Khan flies back to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Fast bowler Junaid Khan arrived back in Pakistan in early Wednesday morning after attending Champions Trophy 2017 in London. According to Samaa, the fast bowler flew back home on board a foreign airline’s flight EK612 that landed early this morning at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad. Talking to media at the airport, Junaid Khan said…

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Cricketer Hafeez arrives in Lahore

LAHORE: National heroes are flying back home as Muhammed Hafeez reached Lahore early Wednesday morning. The national hero was accorded warm welcome at the airport where cricket fans, his relatives and family members received him. Talking to media at Lahore airport, he said the victory at Champions Trophy 2017 was not excellent show by a…

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Video: Sarfaraz gifts t-shirt to disabled fan

Cricket fans continue to s how up at the houses of national heroes as a handicapped fan, Fawad Ahmed arrived at Sarfaraz Ahmed’s residence early in the morning. Sarfaraz not only came outside to meet him but also gifted his t-shirt to him. Watch more in this clip.

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Video: Sarfaraz sings national song

National cricket captain Sarfaraz was found singing a national song in a ceremony with perfect melody. Watch this clip.

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Indian girl’s Facebook post congratulating Pakistan goes viral

Following India’s drubbing at the hands of Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament, an Indian girl’s Facebook post congratulating the men in green went viral.  In her Facebook post, the girl named Archana Mohan spoke highly of team Pakistan and said that her entire family was awestruck by how well…

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Anil Kumble steps down as coach of India

Anil Kumble has reportedly resigned as the Head Coach of India, a couple of days after Pakistan crushed India by 180 runs in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.  According to details, Kumble resigned following his decision not to accompany team India on its tour in the West Indies. Kumble cited his commitment…

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Champions Trophy triumph: PM announces reward of Rs 1 crore per player

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced a reward of Rs 1 crore for every player of the Pakistan One Day International squad that won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament, on Tuesday.  Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that by performing well in the Champions Trophy tournament, the national team had…

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When Indian cricketers met Azhar Ali’s kids…

Pakistan’s opening batsman and former One Day International captain Azhar Ali shared pictures of Indian cricketing greats with his children on social media, a few days after Pakistan trounced India by 180 runs to win the final of the Champions Trophy 2017 tournament.  Sports certainly has no boundaries. After Dhoni was pictured holding Sarfaraz Ahmed’s…

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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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Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31: media

MADRID: Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will testify in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from the tax authorities on July 31, Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial reported on Tuesday. The Spanish prosecutor claims the Real Madrid forward had knowingly used a business structure to allegedly hide his image rights income in…

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Indian govt arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan’s win

BURHANPUR: The Indian government has taken into custody 15 persons from Madhya Pradesh for celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017, on Tuesday.  According to details, the suspects were allegedly bursting crackers and raising pro-Pakistan slogans after the men in green trounced India by 180 runs on Sunday to…

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