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Lahore ready for top-notch T20 cricket match

LAHORE -UNS/AFP – Sunday’s Twenty20 against Sri Lanka may take less than four hours of live action but its significance could last far longer — convincing major nations that it is safe to tour Pakistan again. Sri Lanka are the first top eight team to …

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Third T20I: Sri Lankan team arrives in Lahore

LAHORE -UNS/AFP – Sri Lanka s cricket team arrived in Lahore under heavy security Sunday to play the final Twenty20 of a three-match series, eight years after they were attacked by gunmen there. The team and their officials were taken to a five-star hotel in …

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Pakistan wins against Sri Lanka by seven wickets

ABU DHABI-UNS : Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Thursday to go 1-0 up in the three-match T20 series. Hassan Ali once again lived up to the expectations as he took three wickets to trouble the Sri Lankan batting order and help Pakistan …

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Sri Lanka sports minister joins Pakistan tour

Colombo -UNS: Sri Lanka’s sports minister announced Wednesday he would join the national cricket team on their first match in Pakistan since gunmen attacked their team bus in Lahore eight years ago. Dayasiri Jayasekara said Sri Lanka was satisfied with security preparations for the Twenty20 …

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Pakistan cruise to nine-wicket victory, complete ‘green-wash’

SHARJAH -UNS -Pakistan comfortably won the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka by nine wickets, completing a 5-0 whitewash in Sharjah on Monday and marking their ninth consecutive victory in the format. It was Sri Lanka’s third whitewash in the year — previous two being at …

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ICC,PCB to probe spot-fixing offer to Sarfraz

LAHORE -UNS: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said on Saturday that the PCB and the International Cricket Council (ICC) are jointly probing the matter of spot-fixing offer to Pakistan cricket captain, Sarfraz Ahmad, before the second one day international against Sri Lanka in Sharjah. …

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Hafeez,Hasan top ODI rankings for all-rounders,bowlers

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistani cricketers Hasan Ali and Mohammad Hafeez have topped the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for bowlers and all-rounders. According to details, Hasan Ali climbed six places to top the bowlers rankings. Imran Tahir of South Africa is at second place …

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Sri Lanka reconsiders Pakistan tour decision

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s cricket board is reconsidering plans to play a match against Pakistan in Lahore later this month after its players expressed security concerns, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka are currently scheduled to play their third Twenty20 match in the series in Lahore on …

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Final T20I match: Sri Lanka players refuse to visit Pakistan

LAHORE -UNS – Sri Lanka team have on Saturday refused to visit Pakistan to play the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at Gaddafi Stadium after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) agreed to send its players to Lahore. The cricketers have informed their governing body of …

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Australian team attacked in India after victory in a Twenty20 match

HYDERABAD -UNS : Australian cricket team touring India was attacked with a rock after the team’s victory in a Twenty20 match against the host nation on Tuesday. Australian cricketer Aaron Finch, who is part of the visiting team, shared a picture of the brick attack …

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