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Guarded optimism: thousands patrol Karachi´s cricket homecoming

Thousands of security personnel will be deployed when Karachi hosts the final of the Pakistan Super League on Sunday — its biggest cricket match in nine years, after a spate of attacks drove away foreign teams. Although some overseas players opted out, authorities have promised head-of-state level security at the …

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Vivian Richards elated to be back in Karachi again

KARACHI: Upon his arrival at the Jinnah International airport in Karachi, former West Indies cricketer and mentor of Quetta Gladiators, Vivian Richards, expressed immense delight on visiting the city of lights again. Talking to the media, Vivian Richards said that he is happy to be in Karachi after a long …

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Zalmi arrive in Karachi for PSL final

KARACHI: Players of Peshawar Zalmi arrived in Karachi on Thursday night amid tight security for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 would be played on March 25 at National Stadium. Zalmi’s skipper Darren Sammy, Andre Fetcher, Chris Jordan, Liam Dawson were among the players who landed in Karachi …

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Peshawar Zalmi to face Islamabad United in PSL III final

LAHORE: Kamran Akmal’s scintillating half century (77 off 27 balls) helped defending champions Peshawar Zalmi humble Karachi Kings by 13 runs in the second eliminator of the Pakistan Super League III before a full house at Gaddafi Stadium here on Wednesday evening. With this triumph, Peshawar qualified for the final …

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Rahat Ali, Mir Hamza rue their luck

LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators’ players expressed their disappointment at being knocked out of the tournament against Peshawar Zalmi, losing by just one run at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Tuesday. A repeat of last year’s final saw Quetta fall agonisingly close to the title, with Rahat Ali and Anwar Ali being …

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ICC overturns ban, clears Rabada to play against Australia

CAPE TOWN: South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play the remainder of the Test series against Australia having won his appeal against a Level Two breach of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct. Rabada had his punishment for brushing against the shoulder of Australia …

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Javeria’s ton puts Pakistan 1-0 up against Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: Batsman Javeria Khan struck her second ODI century to help Pakistan go 1-0 up in their three-match series, part of the ICC Women’s Championship, against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Tuesday. Javeria helped Pakistan recover from the early loss of the openers, and then rallied with the middle order …

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Quetta Gladiators clash with Peshawar Zalmi in first eliminator today

LAHORE: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Monday announced the replacements for Shane Watson and Kevin Pietersen, as both star players have refused to visit Pakistan to participate in the remaining fixtures of the ongoing PSL season. Former Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera and Bangladesh’s …

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