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Pak PM orders security assessment ahead of World T20 in India

Pak PM orders security assessment ahead of World T20 in India

Karachi, March. 4 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali to send a security team to India in order to examine the measures adopted for the safety of Pakistan players for the upcoming World T20, which starts from March 8.

According to the Dawn, Sharif asked the security team to ensure foolproof security measures for the Shahid Afridi-led side in coordination with the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

PCB constitutes `special committee` to investigate Pak's Asia Cup drubbing

PCB constitutes `special committee` to investigate Pak's Asia Cup drubbing

Karachi, March.4 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has constituted a special committee in a bid to examine Pakistan's disappointing display in the ongoing Asia Cup T20 and will also keep a close eye on the national side's performance in the upcoming World T20 in India.

Veteran batsman Younis Khan and Test skipper Misbah-ul-haq have been named in the committee, which will be empowered to summon any player involved with the team.

Imran Khan insists Pakistan need to play 'correct combination' of talent

Imran Khan insists Pakistan need to play 'correct combination' of talent

Karachi, Mar. 03 : Pakistan's legendary cricketer Imran Khan has stressed the need for his country's side to play ' correct combination' to succeed while maintaining that the nation has 'enough talent'.

His comments came after Pakistan were dumped out the Asia Cup after suffering a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Bangladesh on Wednesday. The top-order batsmen failed completely in the T20 continental tournament.

Ahmed Shehzad likely to be recalled for World T20

Ahmed Shehzad likely to be recalled for World T20

Karachi, Mar. 03 : Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad is likely to be recalled in the national squad for next week's World Twenty20 in India, following a complete failure of the top-order in the ongoing Asia Cup.

Earlier, the 24-year-old was dropped for the Asia Cup and World T20 due to his inconsistency, but a strong comeback in the recently held Pakistan Super League has put the explosive batsman back in contention for selection.

Miandad blasts 'unreliable' Afridi after India drubbing

Miandad blasts 'unreliable' Afridi after India drubbing

Karachi, Mar. 02 : Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has questioned the role of Shahid Afridi as T20 skipper following his nation's humiliating five-wicket loss to India in the much-anticipated Asia Cup clash.

Opting to bat, Pakistan failed to adapt to conditions as they avoided their lowest T20 score by just nine runs. They were bowled out for a paltry 83 in Mirpur.

Speaking to a local news channel, Miandad claimed that Afridi had stopped being a reliable performer, adding that the flamboyant all-rounder had lost his place in the side a long time ago, the Dawn reported.

Asia Cup T20: Javed Miandad slams 'not reliable performer' Shahid Afridi, questions his place in team

Asia Cup T20: Javed Miandad slams 'not reliable performer' Shahid Afridi, questi

Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Javed Miandad has blasted the national team and made it clear that the current T20 captain Shahid Afridi didn't deserve a place in the side.

"How can you have a player who no one knows how he will perform. Afridi's place in the team was over few years back," Miandad told 'Aaj' channel.

The Pakistan great added, "How can you expect to win or improve your cricket when a player who stopped being a reliable performer some years ago is still playing in the national team. He is captain."

Amir encouraged by 'star' Kohli's praise

Amir encouraged by 'star' Kohli's praise

Karachi, March. 1 : Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has expressed his happiness after receiving praise from prolific batman Virat Kohli for his sensational performance in his side's five-wicket loss to fierce rivals India in Asia Cup T20.

Lavishing praise on Amir's stunning bowling spell, man of the match Kohli had said, "I actually congratulated him while he was bowling. I was so happy to play such an amazing spell. He is a world class bowler."

PCB chief reveals Bangladesh ready to tour Pakistan

PCB chief reveals Bangladesh ready to tour Pakistan

Karachi, March. 1 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that Bangladesh have agreed to play in his country, but he didn't disclose the schedule of the matches.

The 81-year-old said that the Bangladesh cricket team were willing to play in Pakistan, with matches expected to be played in Karachi and Lahore, the Express Tribune reported.

Earlier, the PCB was forced to host all their home series in the United Arab Emirates, including the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League, a lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

Azhar Mahmood brands Pakistan's pace attack as 'world's best'

Azhar Mahmood brands Pakistan's pace attack as 'world's best'

Karachi, Feb. 29 : Azhar Mahmood, who has recently been appointed as Pakistan's interim bowling coach, has described his country's bowling attack as 'one of the best in the world'.

Despite losing the Asia Cup T20 clash against fierce rivals India by five-runs, Pakistan produced a spirited bowling performance, with fast bowler Mohammad Amir taking three wickets for just 18 runs while demolishing the opposition's top order.

Besides Amir, veteran paceman Mohammad Sami also provided him substantial support by bagging two wickets.

Kohli's die-hard Pakistani fan granted bail

Kohli's die-hard Pakistani fan granted bail

Karachi, Feb.27 : The die-hard Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli, who was arrested last month for hoisting the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house, has been granted bail by a court.

According to the Dawn, the Additional district and Sessions court in Okara admitted bail plea of Umer Daraz, whose initial bail plea was rejected by a local magistrate last week.

The court also ordered Daraz to furnish a surety bond worth Rs 50,000.

Daraz was celebrating Kohli's knock of 90 not out, which set up India's 37-run win in the first of three Twenty20 internationals against Australia in January.



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