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Zimbabwe's tour to Pakistan in disarray

Lovemore Banda

Karachi, May 15 - The upcoming Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan is in danger of being called off, after the African nation's cricket board raising security concerns following the spate of terror attacks in that country.

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) maintains that talks are still on with the government, while the tour is yet to be confirmed by the country's Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), the regulatory body for all sports, despite fixtures for the two T20s and three-ODI series being released and Zimbabwe naming a 16-member squad.

Resumption of cricketing ties can foster Indo-Pak relations, says Pakistan High Commissioner

Shahryar Khan

Karachi, May 12 - A day after Pakistan announced to host a cricket series with India in UAE, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit believes that resumption of cricketing ties between the two nations will improve the bilateral relations .

The Pakistan high Commissioner said that there are some intangible things whose benefits might not appear immediately, but would be helpful in the long run, the Express Tribune reported.

Earlier in March, Basit had said that Pakistan was working "very hard" to resume bilateral cricketing ties with India.

PCB boss brands Pak's fitness level 'worst in world'

PCB boss brands Pak's fitness level 'worst in world'

Karachi, May 08 : Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has termed the

national team's fitness level as ' worst' in the world, saying that the team lacks fitness levels of international standards.

Shahryar said that none of their first-class teams measure up to the minimum domestic standard of fitness, insisting that they have to take drastic steps by installing a culture of fitness, the Express Tribune reported.

Ex-Bangladesh captain backs team to 'go for the kill' against Pak in Dhaka Test

Ex-Bangladesh captain backs team to 'go for the kill' against Pak in Dhaka Test

Karachi, May 05 : Former Bangladesh Test captain Habibul Bashar has backed his country's cricket squad to carry forward their tournament success in the second and final Test match on Wednesday in order to register their first ever Test victory over Pakistan in Dhaka .

Bangladesh whitewashed Pakistan 3-0 to clinch their first-ever ODI series win and subsequently defeated the tourists in the lone Twenty20 International.

Rameez calls for 'aggressive' Pak approach to arrest 'embarrassing' slump in ODI rankings

Rameez calls for 'aggressive' Pak approach to arrest 'embarrassing' slump in ODI

Karachi, May 05 : In the wake of Pakistan's alarming slump in the ODI rankings, former cricketer-turned commentator Rameez Raja has stressed that the country's cricket structure needs a major overhaul in order to be highly competitive in the international cricket.

Pakistan dropped to ninth position in the rankings after suffering a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh in the recent ODI series.

Pakistan will fail to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy in England if they are unable to rise up in the rankings before September 30.

Whatmore says Zimbabwe will put up 'great fight' in Pak tour

Whatmore says Zimbabwe will put up 'great fight' in Pak tour

Karachi, May 04 : Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore believes his team will put up a great fight when they tour Pakistan for a short series this month.

Zimbabwe would be the first international team to tour Pakistan after the tragic incident of 2009 when the Sri Lankan team was attacked by the terrorists.

Former Pakistan coach said that it was great on the part of Zimbabwe Cricket Board and players to be ready to play in Pakistan.

Pak hope return of Misbah, Younis can 'revitalize' performance during Bangladesh Test series

Pak hope return of Misbah, Younis can 'revitalize' performance during Bangladesh

Karachi, Apr 28 : Pakistan is hoping to capitalize on the return of skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran batsman Younis Khan in order to stage a strong comeback in the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, beginning on Tuesday.

Pakistan suffered a historic whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh in the one-day series and subsequently incurred their first-ever defeat against the Asian rivals in a T20 international.

Imran Khan says Pak's 'flawed' domestic cricket system needs to be 'overhauled'

Imran Khan says Pak's 'flawed' domestic cricket system needs to be 'overhauled'

Karachi, Apr 28 : In the wake of Pakistan's 3-0 ODI drubbing against Bangladesh, legendary cricketer Imran Khan has called for a major overhaul of his country's cricket board and 'flawed' domestic cricket circuit.

Pakistan suffered a historic whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh and also lost the subsequent lone T20.

Reflecting on the team's miserable performance, Pakistan's former International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief, Ehsan Mani, on Sunday stated that that there had been no focus on domestic cricket and the PCB was in need of a major overhaul.

Ehsan Mani says PCB, Pak cricket structure 'in need of major overhaul'

Ehsan Mani says PCB, Pak cricket structure 'in need of major overhaul'

Karachi, Apr 27 : Former president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Ehsan Mani has said that Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) and the country's cricket structure are in "need of a major overhaul" following Pakistan's defeat at the hands of fast-rising Bangladesh.

According to Dawn News, Ehsan said that professionals should be entrusted with the job of handling affairs of the Pakistan Cricket .

Ehsan also expressed fear for the future of Pakistan cricket and stated that there was a need for paying special attention to the domestic cricket structure.

Afridi says senior player should either step up or step down post T20 debacle

Afridi says senior player should either step up or step down post T20 debacle

Karachi, April 27 : In the wake of the team's dismal performance during the sole T20 International match played between Pakistan and Bangladesh, T20 captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that senior members of the cricket team should either step up their game or call it quits in order to give a chance to budding players.

Following an unimpressive performance during the World Cup, Afridi offered to retire from all formats of the game, saying he did not want to be a "burden" for the team, reported the Dawn.



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