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YES Karachi Kings is coming up with great plans in near future. Which is a great news for we all cricket lovers in Pakistan. I am overwhelmed to share this news with you. I believe with the efforts of Karachi franchise we will get good and positive results very soon.

The owner of the Pakistan Super League’s team Karachi Kings, Mr. Salman Iqbal, announced today that the franchise is planning to take some major steps this year. These steps will take the strength of the team forward and provide exciting opportunities to the young cricketers of Pakistan for the PSL arena.

The Karachi Kings will start three additional teams in order to bring out the best of cricketing amongst young and upcoming players in Karachi. There will be a junior team by the name of Karachi Kings XI. Which will comprise of the players selected and trained for the main Karachi…

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JUST IN: Pakistan announces team for WT20

Finally Pakistan Cricket Board announces their squad for Asia T20 Cup and World T20 Cup 2016. They (PCB) got two days to announce their squad from ICC, citing that they want to watch out some PSL games and can find some local and young talent from that particular tournament’s Round-1. Yes they picked young left arm fast medium bowler Rumman Raees and another emerging allrounder Mohammad Nawaz of Quetta Gladiators.


Pakistan #WT20 squad:


Shahid Afridi (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Hammad Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed , Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees

Quetta won PSL Opener


QUETTA WON FIRST MATCHFinally a long awaited Pakistan Super League kicked off with a glamour and fun. Nevertheless it was all because of continuous struggle and willingness of Pakistan Cricket Board and its governing council to make it happen.

Quetta Gladiators won the opening match of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) beating Islamabad United by eight wickets in a one-sided match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Luke Wright played a magnificent unbeaten innings of 86 runs. He hit 11 boundaries and four maximums in the process.

Imran Khalid was the only successful bowler for Islamabad with two wickets for 20 runs in his four overs.

Earlier, Muhammad Nawaz’s four overs of left-arm spin helped Quetta restrict Islamabad to a score of 128-7.

Quetta sent Islamabad to bat first after winning the toss and Nawaz bagged four wickets in each of his four overs to bring Misbahul Haq-led team down.

Islamabad was looked…

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MCL is a time machine

Masters Cricket League is this or that. If is flop or success, but I believe it is a type of time machine, which makes my way back to my childhood.


Yesterday MCL started with a fantastic opening ceremony featuring many performers along with super stars i-e masters of #Cricket for long. Oh my God I could see Viru, Saqi, Murali, Sanga, Rana of Arabains on ground at one time. It is miracle which is being made possible by GM Sports, & UAE cricket Board.

I was thinking and it is kind of dream but suddenly I woke up and felt that it is real. Viru and Levi are opening the innings, and Viru is facing the ball and he can hit first ball of MCL 2016 out of the park with some ease. His quick burst Gemini Arabians a booster, which was capitalized by Levi and Great Sanga. Sanga came after a flop BBL05, but he looked different on day one of MCL 2020, which is very good thing for Arabians. On the other hand Libra Legend were remain off colour, first when they were bowling & fielding that with the bat. But I can’t blame on their poor batting but this happened due to some quality bowling. I mean if you have Mills, Onions, Rana Naveed, Mural, Saqlain, and Kemp to bowl only 20 overs. You need to bat well till the end.

I believe MCL 2020 gonna achieve many milestones in coming days.


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England-Pakistan Women’s series dates confirmed

England last hosted Pakistan in 2013 and will play six games against them next summer

England last hosted Pakistan in 2013 and will play six games against them next summer

England Women will host their Pakistani counterparts for three One-Day and three Twenty20 Internationals between 20th June and 7th July 2016.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Somerset and Worcestershire will all host fixtures with Grace Road hosting England Women for the first time in 10 years.

The ODI series will begin with two matches at Grace Road, and New Road, Worcester on 20th and 22nd June before moving to Taunton on 27th June.

Pakistan Women tour of England 2016

20th June: 1st ODI, Grace Road, Leicester

22nd June: 2nd ODI, New Road, Worcester

27th June: 3rd ODI, County Ground, Taunton

3rd July: 1st T20I, County Ground, Bristol

5th July: 2nd T20I, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

7th July: 3rd T20I, Essex County Ground, Chelmsford

These three matches make up round five of the ICC Women’s Championship and as per International Cricket Council regulations, a reserve day is set aside for all three games.

Bristol’s County Ground, Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and the Essex County Ground will then host the three Twenty20 Internationals on 3rd, 5th and 7th July.

The match at the Ageas Bowl will be a double header with the women’s match played before the men’s T20 International.

Sky Sports and BBC Radio will cover every ball of all six matches in the UK.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Pakistan next summer for a three-match Royal London ODI series and a three-match NatWest IT20 series,” Clare Connor, ECB’s Director of England Women’s Cricket, said.

“The introduction of the ICC Women’s Championship has brought context and meaning to every ODI series that we play.

“As we approach the business end of the competition next year with World Cup qualification the prize, every match and every point carries huge significance.”

Pakistan last toured England in 2013, with the home side winning a T20I series 2-0 while the two-match ODI series was drawn 1-1.

عامر کی واپسی سے پیس اٹیک مضبوط ہوگا: شاہد آفریدی

فرحان نثار


آکلینڈ – پاکستانی ٹی 20 کپتان شاہد آفریدی نے نیوزی لینڈ کےخلاف تین میچز کی سیریز سے پاکستانی ٹیم کو سخت جان ٹیم قرار دیا ہے جو کیویز کے دیس میں ہوم ٹیم کا ڈٹ کر مقابلہ کرنے کی صلاحیت رکھتی ہے جبکہ شاہد آفریدی کا ماننا ہے کہ فاسٹ بالر محمد عامر کی واپسی قومی ٹیم کو تقویت بخشے گی جو عمر گل اور وہاب ریاض کی موجودگی سے مزید مضبوط ہوگئی ہے۔

انگلینڈ کےخلاف یو اے ای میں کھیلی گئی سیریز نے پاکستان کی ٹی 20ٹیم کو عالمی درجہ بندی میں چھٹے نمبر پر پہنچادیا ہے مگر کیویز کےخلاف تینوں میچز میں فتح حاصل کرکے گرین شرٹس خود کو پہلی پوزیشن پر براجمان کرواسکتی ہے۔اس حوالے سے شاہد آفریدی کا کہنا ہے کہ ’’ورلڈ ٹی 20سے قبل ہمارے لیے ہر سیریز اہمیت کی حامل ہے اور ظاہر ہے کہ جب آپ جیت رہے ہوتے ہیں تو آپ کے اعتماد میں…

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