You are here:    Home      Posts tagged "world cup"

Under 19 Cricket World Cup commences with Pakisan-Afghanistan clash

The best of the next generation will be on view over the next 22 days as the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup kicks off with four matches on Saturday, including those featuring defending champions the Windies and two-time champions Pakistan.  The Windies face New Zealand in a day-night fixture in Tauranga while Pakistan take on…

Read More
 

Blind Cricket World Cup begins in Lahore on Monday

LAHORE: Blind Cricket World Cup will begin in Lahore tomorrow (Monday). A colorful opening ceremony of the event held in Lahore today at the Gaddafi Stadium. The inaugural match of Blind Cricket World Cup will be played between Pakistan and Bangladesh tomorrow. Teams of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Australia and India are participating in…

Read More
 

World Cup: India blind cricketers to play in UAE amid tensions with Pakistan

New Delhi: The Indian blind cricket team left for the United Arab Emirates Saturday to take part in the World Cup after failing to secure permission to play in Pakistan. India had been due to play Pakistan, who they beat in the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup final, in Faisalabad on Monday. But instead Pakistan…

Read More
 

Facing hurdles, Russia gears up for World Cup draw

NEWS DESK: The World Cup draw in the Kremlin on Friday launches Russia’s bid to turn a page on its history of football hooliganism and racism while warding off a terror threat linked to Moscow’s intervention in Syria, reported AFP. The success of the tournament is also a matter of personal pride for Vladimir Putin…

Read More
 

Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea comeback against Newcastle

London: Eden Hazard gave England followers a glimpse of what to expect at next summer’s World Cup with a glorious display as Chelsea beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. Less than 24 hours after the World Cup draw put Belgium and England in the same group, Belgian Hazard was in imperious form, scoring twice…

Read More
 

Pakistan to provide 400 cricket balls for Blind Cricket WC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would be supplying 400 cricket balls for the World Cup Cricket of the Blind scheduled to be held in Pakistan and UAE in January 2018. Talking to APP, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said besides the World Cup all blind cricket playing nations are using Pakistan manufactured cricket balls….

Read More
 

South Africa team not to participate in WC Cricket of the Blind

ISLAMABAD: The South African team will not participate in the Fifth Edition of the World Cup Cricket of the Blind scheduled to be held in Pakistan and the UAE from January 7 to 21. Talking to APP, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said due to some personal issues South African team…

Read More
 

Football: Australia end Syria’s fairytale run in play-offs

Veteran striker Tim Cahill scored deep into extra time to take Australia a big step closer to next year’s World Cup and end war-torn Syria’s fairytale run in the play-offs on Tuesday. Cahill, 37, cancelled out Omar al-Soma’s opener in the first half before he leapt to head Australia’s precious second goal in the 109th…

Read More
 

Football: Defending champions Germany qualify for World Cup

BELFAST: Defending champions Germany secured their place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 victory away to Northern Ireland in Belfast on Thursday. Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner scored first-half goals and Joshua Kimmich netted a late third as Germany made it nine wins out of nine in European qualifying Group C…

Read More
 

Pakistan requests Arbitration Panel after Indus Water Treaty talks fail to reach agreement

WASHINGTON: Pakistan requested the World Bank to set up the Court of Arbitration after two-day secretary-level talks that ended on Friday failed to resolve the deadlock over India’s plans to build Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric plants. The talks were held at the World Bank Headquarters on Sept 14-15 to discuss the way forward in disputes…

Read More
 

Windies’ task becomes more difficult after washout

The 1975 and 1979 champion side will have to either win all its matches of an upcoming five-match series against England or win 4-0 with either a tie or a no-result. The Windies’ challenge of qualifying direct for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has become more difficult after its match against Ireland in Belfast…

Read More
 

Video: Sarfraz Ahmed, Faf du Plessis unveil Independence Cup trophy

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and his World XI counterpart Faf du Plessis unveiled the trophy for Independence Cup on Monday.

Read More
 

Pakistan qualify for 2018 men’s hockey world cup

Lausanne, Switzerland: Pakistan men’s hockey team have become the latest team to qualify for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The Green Shirts, currently ranked 14th in the FIH Hero World Rankings, finished in seventh position in the Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final in London, meaning they faced an anxious wait to see…

Read More
 

Cricket: World Cup hero Ranatunga stops watching Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday lambasted the country’s cricket leaders and said he had stopped watching the ailing national team. Ranatunga, 53, said he was also disillusioned with the government of which he is a minister because it failed to protect the game. “Frankly, I don’t watch cricket anymore,” Ranatunga, who led…

Read More
 

Cricket: Taylor helps steer England into World Cup final

BRISTOL: Sarah Taylor struck a vital half-century to help England book a place in the Women’s World Cup final as they beat South Africa by two wickets at Bristol on Tuesday. Taylor, back in an England shirt for this tournament after a year out of the game, hit 54 off 76 balls to give England…

Read More
 

Cricket: Ranatunga seeks probe into 2011 World Cup defeat

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country’s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka’s six-wicket defeat in the final at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai….

Read More
 

South Africa clinch thriller against Pakistan

Shabnim Ismail considers herself the fastest bowler in women’s cricket. She took two wickets against Pakistan Women in South Africa Women’s first game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 at Grace Road in Leicester on Sunday, but it was her run out of Nahida Khan and an unbeaten 22 off 16 balls from No. 9…

Read More
 

Pakistan beat China, book a place in 2018 World Cup

Pakistan beat China 3-1 to finish 7th at the Hero Hockey World League Semi-final Round at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday. With this victory, Pakistan are virtually assured of a place in the 2018 World Cup. According to information received here, it was the match for the 7th and 8th position with Pakistan…

Read More
 

India hammer England in Women’s World Cup opener

India beat hosts England by 35 runs on the opening day of the 2017 Women’s World Cup at Derby on Saturday. India piled up an imposing 281 for three in their 50 overs thanks to fifties from Smriti Mandhana (90) and Punam Raut (86), who put on 144 for the first wicket, as well as…

Read More
 

Cricket: Kohli calm ahead of India-Pakistan final

India captain Virat Kohli said staying “close to reality” was the best way to carry the hopes of a cricket-crazy nation heading into a Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan. Sunday’s showpiece match at the Oval in London is a 24,500 sell-out, with millions more around the world expected to watch the high-profile match. Reigning…

Read More
 

Last chance for Team Pakistan!

By: Omair Alavi Pakistan and India are arch rivals in Cricket but the way their matches have ended prompts us to think about the one-sided rivalry again. Not since 2009 has Pakistan been a formidable opponent to India, except for on a couple of occasions when Shahid Afridi has boom boomed his way to victory….

Read More
 
 

Must See

 

Samaa Cartoons

 
 
 

Most Read

 

Most Popular

 

In the News