Posts Tagged Lahore

Abu Dhabi willing to step in as World Cup host

May 23, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Dilawar Mani, the chief executive of the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council, will be meeting the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt in the coming week to discuss the possibility of Pakistan hosting their World Cup matches at Abu Dhabi as a neutral venue. Pakistan’s share of matches in the 2011 World Cup were taken away by the ICC due to concerns over security in the aftermath of the shootings in Lahore, where gunmen targeted a team bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers.

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World Cup shifts base from Lahore to Mumbai

April 28, 2009 | Cricket | | No Comments

mumbai The 2011 World Cup is shifting base from Lahore to Mumbai and India expects to get a “big share” of the 14 matches that were initially allotted to Pakistan.

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I told myself it’s just another day

April 25, 2009 | Cricket | | No Comments

jaywardhanaiThe Lahore attack still weighs heavy on Mahela Jayawardene’s mind, to the extent that he finds it difficult even now to board the team bus while on duty for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. He considers this part of his recovery process, though even with counseling it hasn’t been an easy experience.

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NZ unlikely to host full series

April 21, 2009 | Cricket | | No Comments

newzealteamNew Zealand is unlikely to host a full cricket series against Pakistan at the end of the year to replace a scheduled tour of the country, New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan said on Monday.

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Sri Lankan cricketers injured in terror attack

March 4, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan’s status as an international sporting venue has come under doubt after masked terrorists attacked the team bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricketers to the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore on Tuesday morning. Five cricketers, including Mahela Jayawardene, the captain, and Kumar Sangakkara, his deputy, received minor injuries. Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paravitarana were also injured in the attack which killed six security men and two civilians.

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Intikhab satisified with pitch for second Test

February 28, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments


Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam says he is pleased with the pitch for the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, starting Sunday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. “The wicket is firm and looks good to me,” he said. “We want a pitch that helps fast bowlers on the first day and benefits the spinners in the second innings, with the ball coming on to the bat. Nowadays, with one-day cricket being played so often, people expect a result in five-day matches with 90 overs being played a day.”

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Doomed Cricket

January 28, 2009 | General | | No Comments

After the shameful defeat of Pakistan by the hands of Sri Lanka, many heads are about to roll. As the high powered Sports Ministry committee meets in Lahore on Sunday (today) to finalise the recommendations on the proposed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) constitution, a reduced Executive Council consisting of provincial and departmental representatives is likely to replace the existing system.

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PCB demands report on Sri Lanka defeat

January 27, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The predictable fallout from a disastrous loss to Sri Lanka in the series-deciding ODI at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore has begun with the PCB asking Shoaib Malik and the Pakistan team management to submit a detailed report of the loss by Tuesday.

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Concentrate on Lankan Tour

December 29, 2008 | General | | No Comments

Well, all the crisis aside and all the tensions and skirmishes within board and team aside, all in Pakistan must focus singularly on the upcoming Sri Lankan tour, which is crucial for the Pakistani cricket.

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Sri Lanka’s Pakistan tour cleared

December 27, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Sri Lanka’s president Mahinda Rajapakse has cleared the national team’s tour of Pakistan next month. The series had been confirmed by the Pakistan board last week but its status became uncertain after the Sri Lankan interim board, headed by Arjuna Ranatunga, was dissolved on Tuesday by the country’s sports minister Gamini Lokuge.

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