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Umaid Asif's four-for leads Peshawar to big win
The 33-year-old fast bowler, on PSL debut, carved open the heart of Islamabad's batting and led Peshawar's defence of 176

Mills and spinners help Karachi Kings defend 149
The England quick, captain Imad Wasim and Shahid Afridi sliced through Quetta Gladiators' batting line-up and mitigated Karachi Kings' collapse of 6 for 13

Irfan, Sangakkara fashion Multan win on PSL debut
Captain Shoaib Malik plays the finishers' role to perfection as defending champions Peshawar left to rue lack of runs in tournament opener

Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB brand ambassador
The fast bowler has also been named as advisor to the chairman on cricket affairs, although the scope of his role is unclear

PCB mulls Malaysia as venue for NZ, Australia series
The move stems from the Sharjah Cricket Stadium becoming a sought-after venue for hosting T20 leagues, which, as a result, is coming in the way of Pakistan's scheduling in the UAE

Cash crunch threatens to derail Zimbabwe's season
Pakistan are due to visit Zimbabwe for an all-format tour over July-August 2018, but there is a distinct possibility that the series may not go ahead at all

Thoroughness of Karachi security 'remarkable' - Dickason
The ICC's security consultant was in the city to inspect a security rehearsal for the Pakistan Super League final, scheduled to be held at the National Stadium in March

Fawad century carries Karachi Whites to title
Fawad Alam's 149 ensured Karachi Whites chased down 348 to beat Islamabad to the Regional Cup title

Khurram Manzoor's 100 leads Karachi Whites to final
Karachi Whites chased 282 with ease to beat Peshawar by five wickets in the first semi-final

PCB slaps corruption charges on Nasir Jamshed
The PCB's anti-corruption unit has formally charged the opening batsman for as many as five breaches of their anti-corruption code, to do with fixing, accepting money to improperly influence games as well as inducing other players to indulge in corrupt ac

Khalid Latif's five-year ban upheld on appeal
However, the independent adjudicator has waived away a fine of Rs 1 million that had been placed on him

Santner, Babar rise to the top of T20I rankings
The New Zealand left-arm spinner and the Pakistan batsman took the top spot from Ish Sodhi and Colin Munro respectively

Pakistan U-19 captain Hasan Khan rues missed chances
Four dropped catches and three missed run-outs - had Pakistan taken a few of them, the semi-final against India could well have taken a different course

Gill and Porel power India into World Cup final
The three-time champions will now face Australia in the final on Saturday

Quetta Gladiators pick Jofra Archer in PSL replacement draft
Two days after being picked up by Rajasthan Royals for USD 1.125 million in the IPL auction, the Sussex allrounder was signed as a replacement for Carlos Brathwaite at the PSL draft

Players returned in worse shape after time off - Mickey Arthur
The Pakistan coach said he did not want his players to stop playing T20 and other competitions, but they had to take better care of their fitness while away from the national team

Pakistan clinch series 2-1, claim No. 1 spot on T20I rankings
In a high-pressure, series-deciding, tour-shaping, third and final T20I, Pakistan overpowered New Zealand by 18 runs, setting them a daunting 182 to win and then constricting them in the field

New Zealand, Pakistan battle to end series on a high
Pakistan have the opportunity to secure the world number one T20I ranking with victory in the decider against New Zealand

Najam Sethi backtracks on five-year agreement with West Indies
Najam Sethi has said a five-year plan which sees West Indies tour Pakistan each year is off, but a three-match T20I series in Lahore will go ahead as planned

Fakhar, Babar fifties keep series alive
Pakistan's best batting performance of the tour helped them end New Zealand's 13-match winning streak against them

Jalal-ud-Din appointed head of Pakistan women's selection committee
The PCB also confirmed the appointment of Mark Coles as head coach on a full-time basis

Ruthless New Zealand look to seal series win
New Zealand go into the second T20I looking to stretch their unbeaten run. Can Pakistan keep the series alive?

Zaryab the 'wall' of Under-19 team - Pakistan captain
The opposing captain also praised Ali Zaryab, saying he showed "great maturity" in a tense chase

Zaryab 74* sees Pakistan through to semi-finals
Chasing 190, Pakistan were wobbling at 111 for 5 before Ali Zaryab scored an unbeaten and patient 74 off 111 balls to see his side through

Munro, Southee and Rance dismantle Pakistan
With a seven-wicket win, New Zealand took a 1-0 lead on a surface that wasn't altogether straightforward for T20 cricket

Pakistan hope change in format brings change in fortunes
They are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in T20Is, but New Zealand have a clear psychological edge going into Monday's game at the Westpac Stadium, having won 12 matches on the bounce against Pakistan across formats

Top order batsmen didn't do their jobs this series - Mickey Arthur
Pakistan's coach said that with the World Cup not far away, they needed to become a team that could shake the tournament up

Leicestershire sign Abbas, Sohail as overseas players
Leicestershire have made a double Pakistan pace bowler signing for the 2018 season, with Paul Nixon beginning his tenure as head coach by bringing in Mohammad Abbas and Sohail Khan to share overseas player duties

Pakistan seal quarter-final berth, Sri Lanka knocked out
A slim and slightly tense chase helped Pakistan seal a three-wicket win and a quarter-final berth, led by a combined five wickets between their quick bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Suleman Shafqat

New Zealand overcome late surge to seal 5-0 sweep
Martin Guptill's 13th ODI century and Matt Henry's four-wicket haul led the way as New Zealand endured a late attack from Pakistan's lower order to seal the series

New Zealand eye whitewash against wilting Pakistan
Can Pakistan end the five-match ODI series with something positive to take into the T20s, or will a sizzling New Zealand hammer the final nail in the visitors' coffin?

Shoaib Malik suffers delayed concussion signs
The Pakistan allrounder was struck on the back of the head while batting in Hamilton and, after suffering signs of delayed concussion, did not take the field for the second innings

Shaheen Shah Afridi razes Ireland U-19 with six-for
Pakistan Under-19 needed less than 40 overs to beat Ireland Under-19

De Grandhomme and Munro overcome Pakistan's fight
It was a contest between the sophistication of Pakistan's bowling attack and the raw power of two New Zealand batsmen named Colin. And as with all other games on this tour, it was the home side who emerged victorious

Pakistan's bid to salvage pride against red-hot NZ
They have been outplayed over the first three ODIs on the tour, and now with the series gone, perhaps they might finally bat with a little more freedom

Pakistan blown away in first 10 overs - Flower
Grant Flower says Pakistan's lack of footwork has been the main reason for their struggles in the New Zealand tour, but it's still not too late to turn it around

Afghanistan U-19s upset Pakistan with Rasooli's 76*
Just like the senior side on Saturday, the Pakistan Under-19 team also suffered a match-changing collapse, losing 7 for 42 as Afghanistan cruised to a five-wicket win

Boult takes five-for, Pakistan routed for 74 in huge loss
In a batting performance so listless that even New Zealand appeared to be embarrassed by the ease with which Pakistan's innings crumbled, the home side rubberstamped their superiority with a mammoth 183-run win

Embattled Pakistan in a fight to keep series alive
Pakistan have a tendency to perform at their best when expectations of them are lowest, but New Zealand are looking increasingly unstoppable and are gunning for their tenth successive win across formats

Shehzad back in Pakistan squad for T20s in New Zealand
Azhar Ali, who had replaced Shehzad in the ODI squad, did not find a place in the T20 squad

Guptill overcomes rain and Pakistan
New Zealand took a 2-0 lead in the series after hunting down their DLS target of 151 with seven balls to spare

Pakistan look to seniors to break New Zealand's dominance
New Zealand looked formidable in the first ODI in Wellington, and Pakistan need to turn things around quickly to push out fears of their recent unbeaten run being a flash in the pan

Williamson makes ton as New Zealand go 1-0 up in the rain
A masterful hundred from Kane Williamson and world-class new ball bowling by Tim Southee and Trent Boult saw New Zealand get off to a winning start against Pakistan

In-form sides fight for attention
The neutral fan might find it difficult to look away from higher-profile matches in Australia and South Africa, but this New Zealand-Pakistan series, pitting two closely-matched and in-form ODI sides, promises to be a cracker

Guptill returns for first two Pakistan ODIs
George Worker, who struck two half-centuries in three ODIs against West Indies, has been left out of the 13-man squad

Samiullah Khan bowls SNGPL to QEA title
Fast bowler takes eight-for as Salman Butt's side fold inside 11 overs on fifth day as SNGPL clinch third title in four years

Ifthikar, Rizwan keep Sui Nothern alive after top-order wobble
The middle-order batsmen put together a fifth-wicket stand of 120 after WAPDA had taken four wickets early on

Shehzad dropped, Imad out of NZ ODIs with knee injury
Mohammad Amir and Azhar Ali are back in the 15-member squad while Ahmed Shehzad has been left out

Abbas, Samiullah help SNGPL restore parity
The two seamers struck at the fag end of the day to dismiss half-centurion Adnan Raees and Aamer Sajjad to leave the title clash tantalisingly poised

Wahab and Iftikhar star on first day of QEA final
Honours stand even between Sui Northern Gas Private Limited and Water And Power Development Authority

Twenty-one Pakistan players to return from Afro T20 League
Twenty-one Pakistan players, including Saeed Ajmal and Imran Khan, found themselves in a pay dispute with the Afro T20 Cricket League organisers and decided to return home without completing the tournament

Unbeaten SNGPL favourites for QeA final
The final will see two powerhouses - SNGPL and WAPDA - but the QeA Trophy has failed to capture the public's interest, even though the bowlers have enjoyed considerable success with the Duke ball

Junaid Khan ruled out of NZ tour with stress fracture
The Pakistan fast bowler suffered the injury during his stint with Khulna Titans during the Bangladesh Premier League last month

Big gains for PCB in updated FTP
Pakistan have made significant gains in the next FTP schedule - they will now play at least 121 games, up from the 104 that were allocated to them last week

Butt defends 'resting' bowlers in WAPDA's loss before QeA final
With the final starting on December 21, the WAPDA captain decided to rest his premier bowlers on the third day and they could not defend 302 in the fourth innings against Sui Southern

Bowling in T10 can help T20 skills - Amir
The Pakistan fast bowler said the Ten10 format was a high-pressure one, and success here could add to a bowler's ability to respond to pressure in T20s

SNGPL reach final after frenetic two-day finish
The quicks picked up each of the 33 wickets that fell to the bowlers, and neither team got past 100 even once, in a match that lasted only four-and-a-half sessions

Pakistan's FTP hinges on dispute resolution with India
A PCB spokesman insisted fewer games for Pakistan over the next FTP cycle indicate that Pakistan is focusing on quality over quantity

PSL franchises concerned over Pakistan players in T10 League
A number of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have raised concerns over the PCB's decision to allow contracted players to play in the T10 League, which starts in the UAE on Thursday

WAPDA maintain perfect record, SNGPL defend 160
WAPDA made it two wins in two in the Super Eight stage of the QeA to put one foot in the final

PCB to challenge new FTP proposed by BCCI
The PCB has moved the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee with India unable to honour their commitments of paying Pakistan

Nasir Jamshed handed one-year ban by PCB
An anti-corruption tribunal found the Pakistan batsman guilty of non-cooperation in the PSL spot-fixing case

PCB anti-corruption unit summons Mohammad Sami
He has not been charged or issued any show cause notice with PCB's General Manager Legal Salman Naseer confirming that his appearance was "nothing out of the ordinary"

PCB's anti-corruption code tweak won't apply to Sharjeel case
The PCB clarified that the tweak in the anti-corruption code, pertaining to appeals against the decisions of the spot-fixing investigation tribunal, "will affect future cases"

Pakistan to host three PSL games next year
The schedule for the 2018 PSL has been announced, with the final of the tournament scheduled to be held in Karachi

Hafeez delays declaration; WAPDA win in four sessions
Lahore Blues secured victory over Lahore Whites while Umar Akmal's sensational 148 saw UBL beat Fawad Alam's SSGC

PCB changes code to avoid appeals in Pakistan courts
Sharjeel Khan, currently banned from playing cricket by the board, is set to challenge the move with a writ petition later this month

Hasan Khan to lead Pakistan Under-19s at World Cup
The team begins it's World Cup campaign on January 13, with a game against Afghanistan

Lahore Blues cruise to National T20 Cup title
Lahore Blues secured the title against Lahore Whites thanks to a disciplined bowling performance and an assured innings from Imam-ul-Haq

PCB files notice of dispute against BCCI
The PCB's efforts to either play against India, or at least be compensated for series that have been cancelled has reached a potentially decisive phase after the board officially sent a notice of dispute to the ICC

Wish my last game was an international match - Ajmal
The 40-year old offspinner did not have an extravagant farewell. He walked off the field after his final T20 match in Pakistan, waving to a nearly empty Rawalpindi Stadium

All-Lahore final set for National T20 Cup
Lahore Whites and Lahore Blues triumphed over Faisalabad and FATA respectively as Saeed Ajmal bowed out in Rawalpindi

National T20 Cup semis and final on November 29 and 30
The semi-finals and final of the National T20 Cup have been set for November 29 and 30, with Rawalpindi playing host

Religious unrest disrupts domestic cricket in Pakistan
The PCB has decided to postpone the semi-finals and final of the National T20 Cup because of the "prevailing situation" of religious unrest in Pakistan

Kamran Akmal, Butt blitz record opening stand in Lahore win
The pair added an unbroken 209-run partnership as Lahore Whites thumped Islamabad by 109 runs

Khalid heroics takes Faisalabad home
The win took them to the semi-finals, even as Lahore Blues moved to the top of the points table

FATA triumph in run fest, Lahore Blues beat Islamabad
Three centuries were scored on a frenetic day in the National T20 Cup as Lahore Blues sealed their spot in the semifinals

Butt takes Lahore Whites into semi-final
Salman Butt's unbeaten 85 carried Lahore Whites into the final four on a day that saw Peshawar and Rawalpindi eliminated

Lahore Blues, Karachi Whites cruise to 19-run wins
Islamabad and FATA were downed by exactly the same margin in two games played on Monday for the National T20 Cup

Kamran helps Lahore Whites to top, Karachi Whites also win
In the day's second game, Sarfraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali completed a slender win for Karachi Whites over Peshawar

Faizi ton, Mujeeb five-for hand Afghanistan maiden U-19 Asia Cup title
Pakistan Under-19s were once again tormented by offspinner Mujeeb Zadran, who took 5 for 13 in the final to bowl them out for a mere 63

Shehzad helps Lahore Blues edge Peshawar in thriller
A quickfire half-century from Ahmed Shehzad provided just enough for the Lahore Blues bowlers to defend in Rawalpindi

Kamran, Butt fifties down FATA; Anwar Ali rips through Rawalpindi
While Lahore Whites' 213 proved to be too much for FATA, Anwar Ali's 4 for 30 meant Rawalpindi fell short of their target against Karachi Whites

Mujeeb Zadran's six-for takes Afghanistan to U-19 Asia Cup final
The offspinner helped skittle Nepal for 103, and Afghanistan will now face Pakistan in the final

Peshawar, Rawalpindi seal last-over victories
After a damp couple of days that resulted in four games getting washed out, the National T20 Cup got back on track with a pair of thrilling last-over chases on Thursday

Taha's 92 takes Pakistan to U-19 Asia Cup final
In response to Bangladesh's 274 for 6, Pakistan were two runs ahead of the DLS par-score of 197 when rain stopped play after 39 overs

Mohammad Hafeez suspended again for illegal action
An independent assessment on November 1 revealed that the majority of the offspinner's deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under ICC's regulations

Brisbane Heat sign Yasir Shah
Brisbane Heat have signed the legspinner as a replacement player for this season's Big Bash League, owing to Shadab Khan's potential international commitments

New Zealand hand out thumping to complete 4-0 whitewash
Following a blitz that all but sealed the deal for New Zealand, Sophie Devine collected both the Player-of-the-Match and the Player-of-the-Series awards

PSL squad limit raised from 20 to 21
The PCB also decided to increase the player salary cap by USD 25,000 after all six franchises unanimously agreed

Ajmal to retire from all formats
Ajmal, 40, is likely to make an announcement after the ongoing National T20 Cup ends on November 26

Maqsood, Ajmal help Faisalabad maintain perfect start
In the day's second game, Lahore Whites survived a middle-order collapse to sneak past Karachi Whites' target of 164 courtesy fifties from Kamran Akmal and Sami Aslam

Zia, Azam lead FATA's cruise past Peshawar
Musadiq Ahmed blitzed a 27-ball 51 to lift Peshawar to 164, but FATA coasted to the target with six wickets in hand and seven balls to spare

Karachi in line to host next PSL final
PCB chairman Najam Sethi revealed at the PSL draft in Lahore, that they have "made a commitment" to hold it in Karachi

How the PSL squads stack up
The squads of all the PSL franchises after the player draft on November 12 in Lahore

Bates 65* leads New Zealand to series-clinching win
Hannah Rowe and Amelia Kerr run through Pakistan women to bowl them out for 84 in a chase of 127

Lahore Blues edge home in thrilling derby; Faisalabad overpower Karachi
While Lahore Blues prevailed over their local rivals Lahore Whites by one run, Faisalabad chased down Karachi's target of 180 with relative ease

West Indies to tour Pakistan in March for T20 series
PCB chairman Najam Sethi also stated that both boards have agreed to play a series of T20 matches annually over the next five years both in Pakistan and the USA subject to availability of dates

Devine, Bates take NZ women 2-0 up
Dramatic New Zealand, who lose four wickets in five balls, stifle Pakistan to emerge comfortable winners

Devine, bowlers subdue Pakistan
Opener Sophie Devine struck 41 off 29 balls and followed it with the wicket of Ayesha Zafar to underpin New Zealand's 15-run victory in the first T20I in Sharjah








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