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Bismah Maroof retained as Pakistan women's team captain for 2022/23 season
Lahore, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that Bismah Maroof has been retained as the captain of the Pakistan women's team for the 2022/23 season.
2022-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
McDonald reaffirms faith in Finch, says he's good to lead in 2022 T20 World Cup
Lahore, April 4 (IANS) Australia's interim men's coach Andrew McDonald reaffirmed his faith in the leadership qualities of limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch despite his poor form, saying that there was no conversation among the administrators to replace him ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup at home later this year.
2022-04-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Finch concedes he was well short of runs in Pak, but backs himself to emerge stronger
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) Australia limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch conceded on Sunday he was "well short of runs" in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series against Pakistan, but said he still felt he could fight back at 35.
2022-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
1st ODI: Australia thrash Pakistan by 88 runs, take 1-0 series lead
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) Australia thrashed Pakistan by 88 runs in the first ODI, to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, here on Tuesday.
2022-03-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Problems galore for depleted Australia as Agar tests positive for Covid
Lahore, March 29 (IANS) Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has tested positive for Covid-19, hours before the start of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Tuesday.
2022-03-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australia to unveil Indigenous jersey in first ODI against Pakistan
Lahore, March 29 (IANS) The Australian cricket team will make history when it steps into the Gaddafi Stadium later on Tuesday for the first of the three-match ODI series against Pakistan, as they will become the first men's side to wear Indigenous designs overseas.
2022-03-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Hazlewood again misses out as Australia retain playing XI for final Test
Lahore, March 20 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will continue to sit out as skipper Pat Cummins will go into the third and final Test against Pakistan starting on Monday at the Gaddafi Stadium here with the same eleven that played in the drawn second game at Karachi.
2022-03-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Swepson confirmed to debut in second Test: Report
Karachi, March 11 (IANS) Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins on Friday confirmed that leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson will make his Test debut against Pakistan when the second match of the series gets under way at the National Stadium on Saturday.
2022-03-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
After dull opening Test, Karachi could infuse life into Australia-Pakistan series
Karachi, March 11 (IANS) Pakistani and Australia -- the top two teams in the ICC World Test Championship standings -- will hope to infuse some life into the three-match series when the second Test commences at the National Stadium here on Saturday.
2022-03-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australia sack popular team physio Beakley, Test side touring Pakistan 'angry'
Rawalpindi, March 2 (IANS) Several Australian cricketers are reportedly unhappy with Cricket Australa's (CA) decision to remove "popular team physio David Beakley" days before the start of the crucial three-match Test series against Pakistan, beginning March 4 in Rawalpindi.
2022-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Aussies should be ready for 'exceptional challenge' in Pakistan: Watson
Rawalpindi, Feb 28 (IANS) Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said that it is going to be an "exceptional challenge" for his country's side to try and adapt to the Pakistani conditions when the three-match Test series commences in Rawalpindi on March 4.
2022-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali ruled out of first Test against Australia
Rawalpindi, Feb 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali on Sunday were ruled out of the first Test against Australia, starting on March 4 here, due to injuries.
2022-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australian cricket team lands in Islamabad amid unprecedented security arrangements
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Australian me's cricket, led by skipper Pat Cummins, touched down in Islamabad on Sunday morning for a three-match Test series beginning in Rawalpindi on March 4, marking the start of their first Test tour in nearly three years.
2022-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Rauf slaps team-mate Ghulam in PSL match, video goes viral
Lahore, Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan pace bowler Haris Rauf has reportedly been warned by match referee for slapping his Lahore Qalandars team-mate Kamran Ghulam during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) game against Peshawar Zalmi.
2022-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan cricketers condemn Faulkner's 'baseless' comments on PCB and PSL
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Several Pakistani cricketers, including Ahmad Shahzad and Shahid Afridi, among others have expressed their displeasure over Australian all-rounder James Faulkner leaving the Pakistan Super League (PSL) abruptly alleging that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not honour his "contractual agreements/payments".
2022-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan U-19 World Cup player replaces Faulkner in PSL side Quetta Gladiators
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Quetta Gladiators were quick to announce a replacement for all-rounder James Faulkner on Sunday, saying that 18-year-old Mohammad Shehzad, who recently competed in the ICC U-19 cricket World Cup, will replace the Australian for the remainder of the tournament.
2022-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Shan Masood, Haris Rauf recalled to Pak Test squad for series vs Australia
Lahore, Feb 9 (IANS) Opener Shan Masood and pacer Haris Rauf have been recalled to Pakistan's 16-member squad for Tests against Australia, starting from March 4 in Rawalpindi. Rauf, who was in the side for the Test series against South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2021 but was uncapped, has returned to replace off-spinner Bilal Asif.
2022-02-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mohammad Hasnain to remain suspended until his bowling action is cleared
Lahore, Feb 4 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will appoint a bowling consultant to help 21-year-old right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain rectify his bowling action after Cricket Australia's (CA) independent expert found his bowling action to be illegal.
2022-02-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Andy Flower leaves PSL side Sultans midway to be part of IPL mega auction: Report
Lahore, Feb 4 (IANS) One of the most successful Zimbabwe cricketers, Andy Flower has reportedly left Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Multan Sultans midway through the PSL-7 season to be in India for the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction.
2022-02-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Australia's tour of Pakistan after 24 years confirmed to begin from Rawalpindi
Lahore, Feb 4 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday confirmed that Australia men's team tour of Pakistan will start with Rawalpindi hosting the first Test on March 4. It also means that Australia's first trip to Pakistan for the first time since 1998 is all set to happen.
2022-02-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19
Karachi, Jan 27 (IANS) Former a[ ll-rounder Shahid Afridi, who is representing Quetta Gladiators in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL), has tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The former Pakistan captain will quarantine himself at home following PCB's protocols and will be reintegrated into the squad after a negative test.
2022-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
7 killed, 16 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 16 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during a recent spell of heavy rains in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
High schools for girls to reopen in March: Taliban
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Afghanistan's Taliban-led government has announced that high schools for girls, which have remained closed since the August 2021 takeover of the country, will reopen in March, according to media reports.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban delegation meets Afghan civil society members in Norway
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) A visiting Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met a group of Afghan civil society members in Oslo, during which the two sides reportedly agreed to work together for the betterment of the war-torn nation, according to media reports.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN, HRW demand inquiry into missing Afghan activists
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) The UN and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) have demanded the immediate launch of an inquiry into the disappearance of two Afghan activists, who were reportedly abducted from their homes, the media reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Imran Khan seems to have accepted defeat: Maryam Nawaz
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has said that Prime Minister Imran Khans talk about leaving power are just false claims and he should go home, The News reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan on a new track? (Opinion)
Pakistan after 75 years of its existence has released its first ever National Security Policy (NSP), which it claims will ensure human security for the ordinary Pakistani masses.
2022-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
B'desh marks Mass Uprising Day
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Bangladesh on Monday commemorated the Mass Uprising Day which marks the climax of the movement of the people of the then East Pakistan for autonomy in 1969 that eventually led to the Independence War and emergence of the country in 1971.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Weird tests on garlic sprouts for Covid in China
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) An epidemic prevention employee from Central China's Henan province reportedly conducted nucleic acid tests on local garlic sprouts growing in the greenhouse, triggering a discussion on Chinese social media platforms, the Global Times reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'US has no specified schedule to recognise Taliban govt'
Washington/Kabul, Jan 23 (IANS) The US has no specified schedule to recognise the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, said Thomas West, Washington's special representative for Kabul.
2022-01-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rising inflation, Covid make people more vulnerable in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 23 (IANS) Many families in Nepal are struggling due to reduced job opportunities and growing inflation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still continuing unabated and has increased the single-day cases to more than 10,000 in the past few days.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban delegation in Oslo faces protests by Afghans
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A number of Afghans based in Norway protested against the visit of a high-ranking Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi to Oslo, saying that they (Taliban) do not represent us.
2022-01-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
7 Afghan civilians killed in minibus blast
Kabul, Jan 23 (IANS) At least seven civilians, including four women, were killed and nine others injured when a bomb blast hit a minibus in Herat city, capital of Afghanistan's western Herat province, an official said.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Out of work garbage pickers attack Chinese company staff in Pakistan
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The staff of a Chinese garbage company are being targeted in Pakistan's Karachi by what the company suspects are informal garbage pickers, who face a loss of livelihood, Samaa TV reported.
2022-01-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban delegation to travel to Norway
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) A high-ranking delegation of the Taliban-led Afghan government will embark on a trip to Norway on Saturday where they will discuss important issues with Norwegian officials, envoys from the US and the European Union (EU), as well as some influential Afghan figures, a spokesman said here.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
European Union opens Embassy in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) The Taliban-led government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced that the European UNion (EU) has opened an Embassy for a "permanent presence" in Kabul and has "practically commenced operations".
2022-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban deny arresting female protester
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has denied the forceful arrest of a female protester from her home, the media reported.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan oppn slams campaign for installing presidential system
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Opposition lawmakers in Pakistan have sounded alarm over the ongoing chatter and calls for replacing the countrys parliamentary democratic system with a presidential system, demanding a debate on the matter in the National Assembly, Express Tribune reported.
2022-01-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PSL confirms eight COVID-19 cases in bubble ahead of January 27 opener: Report
Lahore, Jan 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been hit by COVID-positive cases days before the scheduled start of the new season on January 27.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pak using 80% substandard Covid kits
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The majority of Covid-19 testing in Pakistan may be yielding inaccurate results, according to a health expert who reported that nearly 80 per cent of imported testing kits were of substandard quality.
2022-01-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN sends $32 mn in cash to Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the central bank of the country, has announced that the UN has sent $32 million in cash to the war-torn nation as part of the world body's humanitarian aid assistance, the media reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Reopening schools for girls our responsibility, not world pressure: Taliban
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that reopening schools for girls across the country was their responsibility and not due to world pressure.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Over 90% students in Pakistan weak in maths, science
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) More than 90 per cent of primary and lower-secondary students in Pakistan have only a weak or basic understanding of the mathematics and science they are required to learn, according to a nationwide study conducted by faculty at the Aga Khan Universitys Institute for Educational Development.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Baloch Nationalist Army claims responsibility for Lahore blast
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Baloch Nationalist Army, a newly emerged militant outfit, has claimed responsibility for the powerful blast in Lahore that killed three people and injured dozens others, Dawn reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Who will be the next Pak Army chief?
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In November this year, Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan will have to make some important decisions, including choosing the country's new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), as well as the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Iran, China and Russia hold joint naval drill in Indian Ocean
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Iran, China and Russia have launched a joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean, with the aim of boosting marine security, the Daily Mail reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China's state broadcaster implicates Jack Ma's Ant Group in corruption scandal
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinas state broadcaster has implicated Jack Mas Ant Group in a corruption scandal, ratcheting up pressure on the billionaire following a crackdown that has wiped billions of dollars from his internet empire, the Financial Times reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL govt criticises Tamil parties' intervention request to Indian PM
Colombo, Jan 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday criticised minority Tamil parties for writing to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Indian intervention to implement 13th Amendment and find a lasting solution to the long-standing Tamil issues.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Half a million Afghanistan unemployed since Taliban takeover
Kabul, Jan 20 (IANS) The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that half a million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban took over the country last August, adding that women have suffered the most, the media report.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN to ask $8bn from donors for Afghan crisis
Kabul, Jan 20 (IANS) Deborah Lyons, the UN's top envoy in Afghanistan, announced that the world body will ask $8 billion from donors as aid to help the war-torn nation amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the media reported.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan