New Zealand cancels Pakistan cricket tour due to security concerns

New Zealand and Pakistan skippers walk together at a cricket stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, September 2021.

New Zealand has postponed its cricket tour of Pakistan due to security concerns that baffled the hosts, just before the Black Caps’ first scheduled match in Pakistan in 18 years. Most important points: Pakistan Prime Minister has assured New Zealand there is “no security threat” to the team However, the New Zealand Prime Minister says … Read more

T20 World Cup 2021 | Bumrah vs Babar will be exciting battle in India-Pakistan game, says Salman Butt

Salman Butt believes the match between Jasprit Bumrah and Babar Azam will be one to look forward to in the highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan at the 2021 T20 World Cup. He also stressed that Pakistan’s fast bowlers will be crucial for their success at the tournament. The 2021 T20 World Cup clash … Read more

NZ vs PAK | New Zealand has the firepower it needs to beat Pakistan, says Tom Latham

Tom Latham believes New Zealand has the desired firepower to succeed in the upcoming limited overs series against Pakistan, consisting of three ODIs and five T20Is. He further stated that captaincy will not act as an additional pressure, and emphasized adaptation and execution. New Zealand will play against Pakistan from Friday 17 September in three … Read more

T20 World Cup 2021 | Will try to replicate 2017 Champions Trophy final, Hasan Ali says on India-Pakistan T20 WC game

While Hasan Ali admitted that playing against India is always a game of pressure, he is hopeful that his team will repeat the feats of the 2017 Champions Trophy final against the arch-rivals at the upcoming 2021 T20 World Championship. face each other in a Super 12 meeting on October 24 in Dubai. While the … Read more

Pakistan tours Bangladesh after T20 World Cup

Pakistan’s men’s cricket team will travel to Bangladesh after the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup for three T20Is and two Tests, scheduled between November 19 and December 8. This will be Pakistan’s first bilateral series in the country since May 2015. Pakistan will tour Bangladesh in November-December for a bilateral series consisting of three T20Is … Read more

My vision is to reset Pakistan cricket compass, says PCB chairman Ramiz Raja

Ramiz Raja, the newly appointed chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), cited resetting the direction of the cricket structure in Pakistan as his primary goal. He emphasized that the renewal process must start at the bottom to achieve the best results. Ramiz Raja was officially elected PCB chairman without opposition on Monday 13 September. … Read more

T20 World Cup 2021 | Matthew Hayden, Vernon Philander Named Pakistani Coaches For T20 World Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander as consultant coaches for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. The announcement comes after Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis stepped down from their respective coaching positions last week. Ramiz Raja, the newly appointed PCB chairman, announced on Monday 13 September … Read more

Babar must make big hits and be a role model for Pakistani batters, believes Inzamam-ul-Haq

Former Pakistani batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq has claimed that Babar Azam should score big as he is currently at the peak of his powers. He also added that the Pakistani skipper needs to reach his true potential and score big hundreds as he has to set an example for the Pakistani batters. At the West Indies Tests, … Read more

Pakistani head coach Misbah-ul-Haq tests COVID positive

Pakistani head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, who was with the team on their tour of the West Indies, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday that Misbah will have to go through a mandatory 10-day quarantine at another hotel in Jamaica because he failed two RT-PCR tests. Pakistan, which took a … Read more

Shaheen Afridi climbs to career best No. 8 in ICC Test bowling rankings

Pakistani pacemaker Shaheen Afridi, who played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s second Test victory over the West Indies, has moved to 8th in the latest ICC test ranking for bowlers. Fawad Alam, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Jason Holder and Jayden Seales also moved up the rankings. In a do-or-die second Test for Pakistan, the tourists … Read more