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Afridi, Malik to play for World XI against West Indies at Lord’s

KARACHI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has included Pakistan’s two star all-rounders in its World XI squad for T20i against West Indies. Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik have confirmed their participation and will be playing against West Indies at Lord’s on 31 May. According to ICC, the match is being organized to raise funds for stadia…

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Watch: Babar Azam gets Man of the Series award

Babar Azam emerged as the main support for Green Shirts in three-match Twenty20 series versus West Indies played at National Stadium, Karachi. His brilliant performance earned him Man of the Series award.

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Credit needs be given to Pakistan for good cricket, says Sarfaraz

Sarfaraz Ahmad, captain of Green Shirts, said it would be wrong to say that a weak West Indies side visited Pakistan for the three-match Twenty20 series. “It is vital to give credit to Pakistan for good performance in the series against Windies,” said the captain while talking to media after the third and final match….

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Pakistan complete T20 series whitewash over West Indies

Openers Fakhar Zaman (40) and Babar Azam (51) helped Pakistan (154/2) beat West Indies (153/6) by eight wickets in the third and final Twenty20 at National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Pakistan won the series 3-0. Pakistan win by 8 wickets Paul to Talat, FOUR runs Paul to Talat, no run Paul to Asif Ali, 1…

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Shadab Khan fined for violation in West Indies T20

Karachi: Pakistan’s teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan has been fined for violating the players’ code of conduct in a Twenty20 against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council said Tuesday. The 19-year-old was fined 20 percent of his match fee and handed a one demerit point following a “send off” signal after dismissing West Indian opener Chadwick…

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8 tips to watch the Pakistan-West Indies clashes hassle-free

KARACHI: International cricket has returned to the city after nine long years and Karachiites can’t wait to fill those enclosures to witness the match live. Watching the match live is an experience in itself–but here are eight tips to ensure you don’t get bogged down and enjoy the match hassle-free.  1. Leave early for the…

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Pakistan defeat West Indies by 82 runs, win series 2-0

KARACHI: Pakistan have defeated West Indies in the second T20 by 82 runs, winning the series by 2-0. Batting first, Pakistan scored 205 runs for the lost of 3 wickets. Babar Azam played a splendid innings, scoring 97* runs off just 58 balls. Hussain Talat, who was playing his second international match, scored 61 runs…

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Hussain Talat makes dream start to international career

Islamabad United batsman Hussain Talat had a remarkable start to his international cricket career in the first Twenty20 against West Indies on Sunday. The debutant who was selected in the national squad for his impressive form in the third edition of Pakistan Super League, carried on the momentum against Windies, scoring 41 runs and bagging…

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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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Pakistan register thumping win over West Indies

Live Updates: West Indies tour Pakistan 2018: Pak v WI 2nd T20 (N) Live Score Update – Samaa TV All-round performance by batsmen and bowlers helped Pakistan thrash West Indies by 143 runs in the first Twenty20 at National Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0. Chasing a massive target of 204,…

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Fan celebrates cricket’s revival in West Indian style

By Salman Ahmed A fan found the perfect way to celebrate the return of international cricket in cricket-starved Karachi by entertaining his fellow spectators in West Indian style at packed National Cricket Stadium. Mohammad Nadeem, a middle-aged man from Karachi, wore West Indies team jersey and imitated DJ Bravo’s dance moves to entertain the crowd….

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Visually-impaired fan to watch Pak-WI game

By Shoaib Jatt A visually-impaired fan has made his way to the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi where Pakistan are to play West Indies in the first Twenty20 International, a first in nine years. The fan, Israr Ahmed, spoke to SAMAA’s Shoaib Jatt and shared his passion for the sport. “I enjoy the moment when…

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T20: These kids have some advice for players today

Reporting by Erum Khan These children are at the National Stadium for the T20 match. They were asked to share who their favourite players are and what they would like to advise them. Watch what they say:

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T20: Stadium gates open, spectators pour in

17:50: West Indies squad has left for the National Stadium from their hotel amid heightened security. The match will get underway at 8pm. Spectators have begun pouring into the National Stadium as the gates have been opened. The gates will be closed by 7pm after which no one will be allowed entry. Also read: T20 kicks off…

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11 West Indies players arrive in Karachi on the eve of first T20

KARACHI: Eleven members of the West Indies squad arrived in Karachi on Saturday night to play a three-match T20 series against Pakistan. The first batch of players and officials flew into Jinnah International Airport, while the rest of the squad are schedueld to arrive via another flight on early Sunday morning. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman…

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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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Sarfaraz expects tough T20 series against weakened WI team

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is expecting a relatively weakened West Indies to give the hosts a tough time in the upcoming T20 series.   Many star players such as Chris Gayle, Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite pulled out of the tour over security reasons, prompting the West Indies Cricket Board to name a second-sting…

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Traffic plan for Pak-Windies T20 series

KARACHI: The traffic plan for the Twenty20 series between Pakistan and West Indies in Karachi was announced According to the Karachi traffic police, the road from Sharae Faisal to Karsaz will remain closed for traffic. The vehicles will be diverted towards Rashid Minhas Road via Drigh Road. The police officials stated that the way leading…

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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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No selection of Kamran Akmal till his fielding improves: Mickey Arthur

KARACHI: Head coach Mickey Arthur has said that Kamran Akmal will not be selected unless his fielding improves. Talking to media in Karachi, the coach said that Kamran Akmal cannot field and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is playing as the wicket keeper. “We gave Kamran a go in West Indies last year and he didn’t perform…

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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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