Pakistan

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Najam Sethi hits out at Court in editorial

Najam Sethi, the interim PCB chairman currently suspended by the court, has attributed the Pakistan board’s ongoing PCB crisis to “extraordinary judicial intervention”. He wrote this in his column. My question is this: Why didn’t Sethi hold the elections when he was given only one task, that is to conduct elections. Instead his focus was on … Continue reading

Shiv Sena, the hindu fundamentalist group, threatens Pak-India series

The BCCI and PCB had finally come to terms on having a bilateral series in December. This had happened a lot of dialogues and debate with India refusing to come and play in Pakistan and also refusing to play at a neutral venue. Mind you, it was Pakistan’s turn to host the series but the … Continue reading

Indian IPL Spot Fixing vs Pakistani Spot Fixing

An indian TV channel, India TV has conducted a sting operation in which some Indian players participating in the IPL are shown involved in illegal actions. One of the players is shown bowling a deliberate no-ball and a telephone recording of the player asking for money to ball the preplanned no-ball. Another recording, a video … Continue reading

Bangladesh Tour of Pakistan 2012

Yes its going ahead! No its not! Wow, I don’t know what to write. Things are changing so frequently that by the time I finish writing this article, something new might have come up. The president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Mustafa Kamal was here in Lahore along with a delegation to check the security … Continue reading

The security situation in Pakistan is safe for International Coaches but its not safe for International Players

How pitiful, the Australians and the Englishmen feel its safe to come to Pakistan and coach but when it comes to playing international cricket, the security situation suddenly becomes a problem. Dave Whatmore or Julien Fountain, did not mention a single time if they had any concerns about the security situation in Pakistan or whether … Continue reading

Sialkot Stallions win T20 Cup. Final played amid jam-packed stadium

                                  Sialkot Stallions won the National T20 Cup Karachi 2011 beating defending champions Rawalpindi Rams by 10 runs in a close a nail biting encounter. Taking the field in front of a jam-packed crowd at the National Stadium Karachi, … Continue reading

Younis Khan Urges Seniors Not To Over Criticize Youngsters

Younis Khan, the former Pakistan Captain and one of the most straight forward cricketers, has said that senior commentators and former players should refrain from unnecessarily criticizing young cricketers. He said that such criticism only shatters their confidence and puts added pressure on them. He said that if any one had a dire desire to criticize someone … Continue reading

Shahid Afridi shines as Karachi Dolphins cruise to easy win

Karachi Dolphins played their first match yesterday in the group stage of the Faysal Bank National T20 Cup Karachi 2011 beating Islamabad Leopards comprehensively. Shahid Afridi the Dolphins’ captain stared with his batting as well as bowling giving the spectators and viewers all around the world a taste of his class. Islamabad leopards won the … Continue reading

Is the Champions League T20 Really an International Championship

Is the CLT20 Really an International Championship? Cricblogger takes a look at how fair and how international this championship really is. The first criteria of being fair and unbiased for any international championship is to have a clearly defined qualification procedure that gives a fair chance to everyone. We take the UEFA Champions League as an example of … Continue reading

Faisal Bank National T20 Cup Results

Below are match results of Faisal Bank National T20 Cup Karachi 2011. For Schedule, Groups, Teams and Squads, click here                                   Sept 25: Match 1: Abbottabad Falcons beat Quetta Bears by 72 runs Abbottabad Falcons 190/2 (20/20 overs) – Yasir … Continue reading

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