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Sania Mirza praises Anushka Sharma for supporting Virat Kohli

#23NewsBulletin – Sania Mirza, Indian tennis star, has praised Indian actor Anushka Sharma for supporting her husband, Virat Kohli after he announced his decision to step down as the India Test team captain. On Saturday, Kohli shocked the Indian cricket world by abruptly resigning as the national team’s Test captain, despite leading the team to memorable overseas victories in his seven years in charge. The 33-year-old, regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation, announced his decision on...

Published Date: Jan 18, 2022
Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain

#23NewsBulletin – India’s Virat Kohli has abruptly resigned as the captain of the Test side following their 2-1 series defeat by South Africa. “It’s been seven years of hard work, toil, and relentless perseverance everyday to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there,” Kohli said in his statement. “Everything has [to] come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it’s now....

Published Date: Jan 16, 2022
No decision yet on Novak Djokovic visa – Australian PM Scott Morrison

#23NewsBulletin – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday that the government has yet to make a decision on tennis superstar Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation. Morrison stated at a news conference in Canberra on the Covid-19 pandemic that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s earlier statement; he is still considering tearing up the visa “has not changed.” The Australian leader emphasized that it was Hawke’s decision to make, and he declined further comment. Djokovic arrived in Melbourne on January 5 hoping...

Published Date: Jan 14, 2022
Mohammad Hafeez shows support to Lahore Qalandars new captain Shaheen Afridi

#23NewsBulletin – Mohammad Hafeez, former captain and player of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars (LQ) has shown support for the new LQ skipper Shaheen Afridi as a captain, saying that “we all have to support him on the ground.” Hafeez while speaking to the media, stated that Afridi has proved himself as a great bowler throughout the world, “making all of us his fans.” Shaheen “will get success as a captain too,” he added. The star bowler has...

Published Date: Jan 13, 2022
PSL 2022 tickets up for sale online – PCB

#23NewsBulletin – According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) statement on Tuesday, tickets for the Karachi and Lahore legs of the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are now available for purchase on cricket.bookme.pk. The first leg of 15 matches will be played in Karachi from Jan 27 to Feb 7 with the remaining 19 matches will be held in Lahore from Feb 10-27. In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the PCB, however, has laid certain...

Published Date: Jan 12, 2022
Shahid Afridi shows concern over increasing drug use among youth

#23NewsBulletin – Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan cricket team captain has shown serious concerns over the increasing drug addiction cases among the youth and has urged parents and teachers to be more vigilant. “Many parents and teachers remain worried about their children and some of the families have to go to police stations due to the growing use of drugs,” Afridi said in a video posted on his YouTube channel. According to the former caption, substance abuse has “worried parents to...

Published Date: Jan 11, 2022
Shoaib Malik launches his own restaurant in Lahore

#23NewsBulletin – Shoaib Malik, Pakistan’s cricketer has just opened his own restaurant, The Rice Bowl, in a posh area of Lahore. Several cricketers were part of the inauguration ceremony and Pakistan’s singer Atif Aslam also paid a surprise visit to the restaurant. Malik took to Twitter to thank the singer for attending the launch ceremony, calling it a “lovely surprise” to see Atif on such an important day. “What a lovely surprise it was @itsaadee to see you pop out...

Published Date: Jan 10, 2022
Sania Mirza-Nadiia Kichenok lose semi-finals clash at Adelaide International

#23NewsBulletin – Sania Mirza, Indian tennis star, and her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok on Friday faced a defeat in the women’s doubles semi-finals at the Adelaide International, according to NDTV. In one hour and five minutes match, the  Sania-Nadiia duo was defeated by locals Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders 1-6, 6-2, 8-10. After failing to win at the Adelaide International 1 WTA event The Indian-Ukrainian duo was knocked out of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association...

Published Date: Jan 8, 2022
New York Times to purchase sports news website The Athletic

#23NewsBulletin – According to several reports on Thursday, the New York Times will purchase the sports news website The Athletic. The New York Times chief, Meredith Kopit Levien said in a statement, “Acquiring The Athletic puts us in a position to be a global leader in sports journalism and offer English speakers around the world another reason to turn to the Times Company to meet their daily news and life needs.” The newspaper company will pay $550 million for The...

Published Date: Jan 8, 2022
Haris Rauf thanks MS Dhoni for sending him signed IPL jersey

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan’s right arm bowler  Haris Rauf thanked former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, on Friday for sending him a signed Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) jersey. Rauf, who has been a  consistent part of Pakistan’s white-ball team ever since he started playing in 2020, took to his official Twitter account and shared his joy and happiness upon receiving the signed jersey from one of the game’s finest captains. He tweeted: “The legend and captain cool...

Published Date: Jan 8, 2022
South Africa cricket team defeats India in second Test to square series

#23NewsBulletin – South Africa’s cricket team defeated India by seven wickets in the second Test on Thursday afternoon, thanks to a magnificent inning from captain Dean Elgar. The determined left-hander, who’d been struck twice on the body by bouncers of quick bowlers of India on Wednesday afternoon, scored 96 not out as South Africa chased down a target of 240, on an extremely difficult surface. The rain delayed the start of play on Thursday by almost six hours. The Proteas...

Published Date: Jan 7, 2022
Rizwan, Babar, and Shaheen win PCB Awards 2021

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced 2021 PCB Awards winners on its digital platforms. The winners were announced on the virtual digital show, which was hosted by Roha Nadeem and Sikander Bakht and is available on the PCB’s YouTube channel. The PCB Awards were an effort by the Board to recognize and appreciate the achievements as well as the contributions of the players and match officials. There were ten categories identified with eight player’s categories and two...

Published Date: Jan 7, 2022
Pakistan’s first-ever soccer stadium to be made in Karachi

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan is preparing to establish its first soccer city stadium in Karachi in collaboration with Global Soccer Venture (GSV). On Wednesday the NED University of Engineering and Technology and GSV signed a 10-year agreement worth $12 million. According to a joint statement issued after the agreement was signed, the first-of-its-kind stadium is influenced and designed by German engineering to develop a series of football infrastructure projects in Pakistan by GSV in Karachi. Karachi skyline will see a brand...

Published Date: Jan 6, 2022
Peshawar Zalmi to reveal playing kit tonight

#23NewsBulletin – “The wait is almost over” for the fans of Peshawar Zalmi as the franchise has announced to reveal the playing kit for the much-anticipated seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) starting January 27. The announcement was made on the official Peshawar Zalmi Twitter account on Wednesday, according to which the kit will be unveiled today at 8 pm. “Zalmi Fans! The wait is almost over. Playing Kit Reveal at 8 PM tonight,” read the Tweet, which...

Published Date: Jan 5, 2022
Novak Djokovic given medical exemption to defend Australian Open title

#23NewsBulletin –  Novak Djokovic will be able to defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption to travel to Melbourne, putting an end to uncertainty about his participation due to the strict Covid-19 vaccination requirements in place for the tournament. The world number one, previously stated that he was unsure whether he would compete in the Jan 17-30 tournament in Melbourne due to concerns about Australia’s quarantine rules. The state government of Victoria has mandated that all players,...

Published Date: Jan 5, 2022
Mohammad Hafeez retires from international cricket

#23NewsBulletin – Mohammad Hafeez, former Pakistan captain, has decided to retire from international cricket after a “satisfying” career but will continue to play in the Pakistan Super League and other leagues. The veteran cricketer made the announcement of his decision in a press conference at the PCB headquarters in Lahore. Speaking on the occasion, Hafeez expressed gratitude to PCB, its coaches, officials and, the team and fans for their support and love for him. In response to a question about...

Published Date: Jan 3, 2022
Lionel Messi tests positive for Covid-19 – PSG

#23NewsBulletin – Lionel Messi is one of four Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) players to have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement issued by the club on Sunday. The other three players are Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Bitumazala. All players are “in isolation and are subject to the appropriate health protocol,” the team said. On Monday, PSG will face Vannes in the French Cup’s round of 32. According to data from the country’s Health Ministry, France reported 232,200...

Published Date: Jan 3, 2022
Virat Kohli eyes historic series victory against South Africa over Proteas

#23NewsBulletin – Indian captain Virat Kohli has every reason to believe his team can complete a historic Test series victory in South Africa when they face the hosts in the second Test on Monday at the Wanderers Stadium. “It’s a ground we all loving playing on and we are looking forward to it,” Kohli said after India won the first Test by 113 runs at Centurion on Thursday. Since their first tour of South Africa in 1992/93, India has yet...

Published Date: Jan 2, 2022
PCB gets green signal by govt to build stadium in Islamabad

#23NewsBulletin – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received government approval on Friday to build a brand new cricket stadium in Islamabad by 2025. The decision was made during a meeting between PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and Prime Minister Imran Khan in the city. Pakistan is set to host the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025, and Ramiz has been vocal about the country’s international cricket venues not meeting the required standards since his election as the board’s chief. During a recent...

Published Date: Jan 2, 2022
Australia’s Usman Khawaja looks beyond stop-gap role in Sydney

#23NewsBulletin – The veteran Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is ready to replace Travis Head in the fourth Ashes Test against England, hoping that his role will not be a stop-gap role this year. After testing positive, Head will miss the Sydney match which begins on Wednesday, and Khawaja is ready to play his first Test in more than two years. Khawaja is aware that Head, whose match-winning 152 in the series opener in Brisbane set the tone for Australia’s unassailable...

Published Date: Jan 2, 2022
Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi nominated for Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

#23NewsBulletin – The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced four nominees for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s Player of the Year on Friday, including star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and ace batsman-wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan. The ICC announced in a statement that the other two nominees are England captain Joe Root and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Rizwan – the ace batsman Ever reliable batsman of Pakistan scored 1,915 runs in 44 international matches this...

Published Date: Jan 1, 2022
Pakistan Cricket team remains safe from Covid-19 in BBL

#23NewsBulletin – Despite reports of several players and support staff members testing positive in the Big Bash League (BBL), all Pakistani cricketers in Australia are said to be safe from the virus. The future of the BBL 11 was in doubt after Cricket Australia called an emergency meeting to discuss the league’s future. Haris Rauf (Melbourne Stars), Shadab Khan (Sydney Sixers), Mohammad Hasnain (Sydney Thunder), Ahmad Daniyal (Melbourne Stars), and Syed Faridoun are among the Pakistani players participating in the...

Published Date: Dec 31, 2021
David Beckham likely to receive knighthood honour by the Queen

#23NewsBulletin – David Beckham could be on his way to becoming a ‘Sir.’ According to reports, the 46-year-old has been nominated for a knighthood on the official recommendations list. The former England captain was blacklisted after his name was discovered in a tax evasion scheme. This comes ten years after he was involved in a tax evasion scheme. After ten years, the taxman’s status has been upgraded to green. In response to the scandal, a source close to the footballer...

Published Date: Dec 31, 2021
India’s cricket team makes a ‘perfect start’ to the series with a win over South Africa

#23NewsBulletin – On the fifth day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Thursday, India completed a convincing 113-run win to make a “perfect start” to the series. South Africa was bowled out for 191 after resuming on 94 for four in a 305-run chase, losing their last three wickets in the first two overs after lunch. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami each had three wickets. Mohammed Siraj, another fast bowler, took two wickets,...

Published Date: Dec 31, 2021
Babar Azam nominated for ICC Men’s Player of the Year award

#23NewsBulletin –Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam has been nominated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the Men’s ODI Player of the Year award. After Mohammad Rizwan and Fatima Sana, Babar is the third Pakistani player to be nominated for this year’s ICC awards. Rizwan was nominated on Wednesday for the T20I category, while Fatima was nominated for the women’s ODI category. According to the ICC Babar’s selection was based on his contributions in the two series that Pakistan played...

Published Date: Dec 30, 2021
Victoria, David Beckham’s son Romeo is now richer than his siblings after signing a deal

#23NewsBulletin – Following a brand deal, David and Victoria Beckham’s middle son Romeo is said to have more money in the bank than his three siblings, older brother Brooklyn, 22; younger brother Cruz, 16, and sister Harper, 10. The 19-year-old footballer recently announced that he had signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with sportswear company Puma, prompting his parents to congratulate him in gushing posts. Romeo is a forward for Fort Lauderdale CF in the USL League One, following in his...

Published Date: Dec 30, 2021
Novak Djokovic withdraws from Sydney’s ATP Cup

#23NewsBulletin – According to organizers Novak Djokovic tennis superstar has withdrawn from the ATP Cup in Sydney, raising questions about his vaccination status and whether he will defend his Australian Open title next month. “World No.1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the 2022 ATP Cup. Team Serbia will now be led by world No.33 Dusan Lajovic,” organizers said in a statement ahead of Saturday’s start to the tournament. There has been much speculation about whether Djokovic, 34, will travel to...

Published Date: Dec 30, 2021
Australia’s David Warner eyes one last Ashes tour in 2023

#23NewsBulletin – David Warner has hinted that he would like to play one more Ashes tour in 2023 to make amends for his failed campaign in England two years ago, citing veteran seamer Jimmy Anderson as inspiration. The explosive Australian opener would be approaching 37 Should he keep his place for that long and in all likelihood would have joined the 100-Test club. He has 89 caps so far. Winning in India is also on his bucket list before calling...

Published Date: Dec 30, 2021
Shaheen Afridi shares what is close to his heart

#23NewsBulletin – Shaheen Afridi, a left-arm fast bowler can bowl at a blistering pace and confuse batters all over the world. However, Shaheen Afridi revealed in a recent social media post what is close to his heart. Apparently, it’s education. Taking to Twitter, Shaheen Afridi shared pictures of him attending a Sports Gala event at the Prime Institute of Health. “Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart,” he wrote. ” It was a pleasure to attend...

Published Date: Dec 30, 2021
Bismah Maroof resumes cricket after giving birth to baby girl

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the availability of Bismah Maroof for the selection for ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. The 30-year-old has already resumed her training sessions in preparation for the warm-up sessions for the selection of the World Cup squad to be held in Karachi. Bismah, who started her career in 2006 and has played 108 ODIs and T20Is each, started her maternity leave in December 2020 and gave birth to a baby girl in August...

Published Date: Dec 29, 2021
Sania Mirza shares funny reel on Instagram with Shoaib Malik

#23NewsBulletin –On Tuesday, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza took to Instagram and shared a video featuring her husband Shoaib Malik to entertain her fans. Sania is also known for her funny Instagram reels besides her popularity as a tennis star. In the video, the player could be seen saying: “My husband called me pretty today, well actually he called me pretty annoying, but I only focus on the positive you see.” Shoaib can also be seen making faces behind her...

Published Date: Dec 29, 2021
England’s Joe Root fails to break Mohammad Yousuf’s Test record

#23NewsBulletin – England skipper Joe Root fell short of breaking Pakistan’s Mohammad Yousuf’s calendar-year tally record, ending 2021 with the third-most Test runs scored in history. The English captain who required another 108 runs in the second innings of the third Ashes Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, fell 80 runs short as fortune once again favored Yousaf. Previously, despite playing more matches, Michael Clarke, Graeme Smith, and Sachin Tendulkar came close but failed to break the record....

Published Date: Dec 29, 2021
TIP receives complaints about PSL broadcasting rights to ARY, PTV

#23NewsBulletin – Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has requested that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) investigate a complaint regarding the distribution of Pakistan Super League (PSL) broadcasting rights to a consortium of ARY and PTV. TIP stated in a letter to the PCB that it had received a complaint regarding the rights granted to the ARY-PTV consortium to broadcast PSL in 2022 and 2023. The complainant has written to TIP claiming that awarding PSL 2022 and 2023 broadcasting rights to the...

Published Date: Dec 28, 2021
England given clearance to play Ashes Test despite multiple COVID-19 cases hitting camp

#23NewsBulletin – After England was rocked by Covid scare, Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley moved to allay fears about the rest of the Ashes series on Monday but admitted it was a “day-by-day proposition”. Four members of the England camp including two support staff and two family members tested positive for coronavirus just hours before the start of day two of the third Test in Melbourne. The team and management were required to undergo urgent rapid antigen tests before leaving...

Published Date: Dec 27, 2021
Lloyd Pope excited to learn from T20 spin sensation Shadab Khan

#23NewsBulletin – According to sources on Monday, Australia’s spin sensation Lloyd Pope is excited to learn from fellow leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who has emerged as the Sydney Sixers’ ace in their pursuit of a third consecutive Big Bash League title. Shadab was listed as an X-factor substitute in the match against the Sydney Thunder, with the Sixers hoping that the Pakistani star’s COVID-19 test result would come back in time for him to begin playing, according to local media. “It’s...

Published Date: Dec 27, 2021
Former Pakistan cricketer Atiq uz Zaman shares his experience of racism in England

#23NewsBulletin – Former Pakistan cricketer and qualified cricket coach Atiq uz Zaman has revealed how he and other Asian cricketers were subjected to racism in England and how it was common for people to use derogatory terms like “Paki” or “bloody Asians” for players from Pakistan. Zaman in an exclusive chat with a news channel revealed the identity of the person he mentioned in one of his tweets last month without naming anyone. Zaman claimed that a development officer named...

Published Date: Dec 25, 2021
Cricketer Abid Ali diagnosed with heart condition after complaining chest pain

#23NewsBulletin – Abid Ali, Pakistan’s opening batsman, has been diagnosed with a case of “acute coronary syndrome” on Tuesday after complaining of chest pain during a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Central Punjab. On the final day of the match, the 34-year-old batsman was batting for the Punjab side when he felt discomfort. He was taken to a hospital in the metropolitan city and underwent an electrocardiogram (ECG). The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) providing confirmation stated that Abid...

Published Date: Dec 22, 2021
Shaheen Afridi promises to give his best for Lahore Qalandars in PSL 7

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan’s pace bowling sensation, Shaheen Shah Afridi, who will now captain Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars, has pledged to lead the team and give his all, both as a bowler and as a captain. The Lahore Qalandars have named Shaheen Afridi as their captain for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League. “Our team has good openers and the middle order is also the best,” the star bowler said told Geo News on Tuesday. Fast...

Published Date: Dec 21, 2021
CSA to investigate Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher following racist allegations

#23NewsBulletin – Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced that it would formally investigate director of Cricket Graeme Smith and national team head coach Mark Boucher in response to allegations of racist behavior in an ombudsman’s report. The pair in the past were among a number of CSA employees implicated in “tentative findings” made by the Social Justice and Nation Building Ombudsman into alleged discrimination within the sport’s national governing organization. A number of players of color came forward to...

Published Date: Dec 21, 2021
Rafael Nadal tests COVID positive following event participation in Abu Dhabi

#23NewsBulletin – Rafael Nadal revealed on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival in Spain after returning from injury at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week. The 20-times Grand Slam champion stated that he was having some “unpleasant moments” but was hoping to feel better soon and that he would keep people updated about his plans over future tournaments. “I wanted to announce that on my return home after playing...

Published Date: Dec 21, 2021
New Zealand Cricket confirms tour to Pakistan in 2022

#23NewsBulletin –The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) as part of the Future Tours Programme has confirmed that it will tour Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs in December/January 2022-23 and will be returning for 10 white-ball matches in April 2023 to compensate for the September 2021 tour that was cancelled. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement on Monday announced that the arrangement had been finalized following meetings and discussions between the PCB and NZC chairpersons Ramiz Raja and...

Published Date: Dec 20, 2021
Pakistan qualifies for semi-finals of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan, after defeating Bangladesh by 6 -2, qualified for the semi-finals of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy on Sunday. In the final group match of the Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka, Bangladesh played the first quarter against Pakistan and even took a one-goal lead in the 13th minute but Nadeem Ahmed scored for Pakistan in the very next minute. Pakistan launched a goal attack several times in the second quarter, scoring 3 goals in a row. In the...

Published Date: Dec 20, 2021
KL Rahul appointed India’s vice-captain for South Africa Tests

#23NewsBulletin –India opener KL Rahul has been named vice-captain for the three-match Test series against South Africa after Rohit Sharma was excluded from the tour due to injury, as stated by Jay Shah the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The 29-year-old is returning to the test side after missing the series win against New Zealand at home due to a muscle strain. “The All-India Senior selection committee has named KL Rahul as vice-captain for...

Published Date: Dec 19, 2021
PCB, PSL Franchises reach an agreement to pick two additional players

#23NewsBulletin –  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises signed an agreement that allows teams to pick two additional players in the Supplementary Category for the seventh edition of the PSL tournament which will be held from January 27 to February 27, 2022. Although each side may choose one foreign player each, the decision provides an opportunity for the local emerging cricketers to experience franchise cricket which will aid in their grooming and development, according...

Published Date: Dec 18, 2021
Pakistan-West Indies ODI series postponed till June 2022 after COVID-19 setback

#23NewsBulletin – After several Windies players tested positive for COVID-19 during the three-match T20 series, the ODI series between Pakistan and West Indies which was scheduled from Dec 18-22 has been postponed to and rescheduled for early June 2022. According to the joint statement on Thursday by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI), the decision was made after considering the welfare of both the teams as well as limited resources in the West Indies team for...

Published Date: Dec 17, 2021
Pakistan defeats West Indies in the third, and finalT20I, sweeping the series 3-0

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan on Thursday defeated the West Indies cricket team by seven wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) in Karachi, sweeping the series 3-0. Muhammad Rizwan scored 87 runs and Captain Babar Azam scored 89 as Pakistan achieved their highest T20I run chase target of 208 runs in 18.5 overs. The West Indies team gave a target of 207 runs to Pakistan in the third T20I, making it the second-highest total scored by any team against...

Published Date: Dec 17, 2021
Virat Kohli announced that he was given 90 minute notice of being sacked

#23NewsBulletin – Virat Kohli announced on Wednesday that he was informed ninety minutes before the official statement that he had been sacked as India’s one-day captain. After the recent World Cup, Kohli quit as T20 skipper, and last week was removed as ODI captain, with India’s cricket board stating it wanted Rohit Sharma to lead in both white-ball formats. The shocking announcement was made in a single line at the bottom of a press release issued by the Board of Control...

Published Date: Dec 16, 2021
Pakistan won the second T20I by 9 runs

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan defeated West Indies by nine runs in the second T20 International at the National Stadium in Karachi on Tuesday . The Men in Green have won the three-match T20I series against the Windies, with the final scheduled for Thursday, December 16, in Karachi. West Indies bowlers were able to pick up quick wickets in the first innings after dismissing skipper Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman in the first few overs. Mohammad Rizwan, the wicketkeeper-batter scored 38 runs...

Published Date: Dec 15, 2021
Mahela Jayawardene appointed as the ‘consultant coach’ for the Sri Lankan cricket team

#23NewsBulletin – Sri Lanka’s former captain Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the ‘consultant coach’ for the Sri Lanka national cricket team following this month’s departure of head coach Mickey Arthur. Jayawardene is considered one of the island’s best batsmen and helped mentor the team at the T20 World Cup, where Sri Lanka won all three of their group matches. In his new role, Jayawardene, which will last for a period of one year, will be in charge of the overall...

Published Date: Dec 14, 2021
Pakistan defeats West Indies by 63 runs in first T20I

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan defeated West Indies by 63 runs  in the first match of the three-match T20I series at the National Stadium in Karachi on Monday. Windies won the toss and elected to bowl first, but Green Shirts, despite losing early and intermittent wickets, were able to put up a massive 200-6 total on the board. Pakistani bowlers managed to take quick wickets with Shadab Khan taking three, Haris Rauf one, Mohammad Wasim four, Mohammad Nawaz one, and Shaheen Shah...

Published Date: Dec 14, 2021
Zainab Abbas posts first photo of her newborn son on Instagram

#23NewsBulletin – Zainab Abbas, a sports presenter, took to her Instagram page on Sunday to share a photo of her firstborn Taimur Hamza Kardar to delight her fans. The 43-year-old television host, who got married in 2019 to Hamza Kardar also posted a picture of herself holding Taimur, calling the baby “her finest bit of work”. “This might be my finest bit of work yet…thrilled to announce the arrival of Taimur Hamza Kardar on 7th December 2021. Our hearts are...

Published Date: Dec 13, 2021
Kamran Akmal withdraws himself from PSL 7 after being picked in Silver category

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan’s test cricketer Kamran Akmal withdraws himself on Sunday from the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after he was selected by Peshawar Zalmi in the Silver category of the draft . In a conversation on YouTube channel “Catch and bat with Kamran Akmal”, the cricketer said: “Perhaps the team has no use for me anymore.” Akmal, who was already dissatisfied with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for being demoted to the Diamond category from Platinum in...

Published Date: Dec 13, 2021
Multan Sultans reveals final squad for upcoming PSL 7

#23NewsBulletin – Multan Sultans, the defending champions, revealed their final squad for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League on Sunday after taking part in the draft for players at the National High-Performance Centre yesterday. In the Platinum Category, the Sultans selected Australia’s Tim David, who previously played with Lahore Qalandars, as well as the West Indian duo of Odean Smith and Rovman Powell, and Pakistan trio of Anwar Ali, Imran Khan Snr and Rumman Raees. Other players included Imran Tahir, Mohammad...

Published Date: Dec 13, 2021
Lahore Qalandars retains 8 players including David Wiese for upcoming PSL 7

#23NewsBulletin – Lahore Qalandars, the runners-up in PSL 2020, have retained eight players including South African all-rounder David Wiese for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the South African cricketer is more than delighted. “Really excited and honoured to be part of the @lahoreqalandars family again for @thePSLt20,” said Wiese on Twitter. After leaving Karachi Kings, Wiese joined the Qalandars in 2019 and is now an integral part of the squad due to his power hitting. The PSL...

Published Date: Dec 12, 2021
Australia’s Cricket delegation arrives in Pakistan to review security arrangements

#23NewsBulletin –  Australian cricket delegation, consisting of security experts arrives in Pakistan to evaluate the security arrangements in the country ahead of Australia’s upcoming tour of the country in 2022. Three Australian officials and Reg Dickason, a renowned security expert, were part of the delegation. The delegation, in the first phase, will visit National Stadium Karachi, which is one of the venues to host the series, to review the security arrangements over there. The delegation will also host different meetings...

Published Date: Dec 7, 2021
Sri Lankan Cricket Board decides to enhance security protocol for Pakistani players

#23NewsBulletin – The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has decided to increase the security protocol for Pakistani players and coaches who are participating in the Lanka Premier League 2021, Sri Lanka’s franchise T20 cricket league in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot. Mohammad Hafeez, Muhammad Umar, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, and Sohaib Maqsood — and several coaching staff are taking part in the tournament. Other players include Anwar Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Usman Shinwari, and...

Published Date: Dec 6, 2021
Former footballer Michael Owen joins Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive

#23NewsBulletin – Former British footballer and Liverpool star Michael Owen announced on Sunday that he has joined the Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive on behalf of Global Soccer Ventures (GSV) ‘to mobilize the youth of Pakistan for football’. Global Soccer Ventures (GSV) stated in a press release that the partnership with the blessings of the Prime Minister, “provides talented youth in Pakistan with dreams of playing football in world-class stadiums and furthering their skills in the home of football in the...

Published Date: Dec 6, 2021
Sarfaraz Ahmed ‘Heartbroken’ for not being a part of upcoming West Indies tour

#23NewsBulletin – Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is “heartbroken” after being dropped from the national squad for the upcoming West Indies tour, which will be played in front of a large crowd in Pakistan. Earlier this week, Pakistan cricket selectors announced the squad for the upcoming T20I and ODI home series against the West Indies. The matches will be played in Karachi from December 13-22. Sarfaraz Ahmed has been left out of both the T20I and ODI squads. The former skipper...

Published Date: Dec 5, 2021
PCB announces ticket prices for Pak vs West Indies T20I, ODI series

#23NewsBulletin – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the ticket prices for both T20I, ODI series on Saturday, as Pakistan prepares to face the West Indies in three T20Is and as many ODIs from December 13-22. Both series will be held at Karachi’s National Stadium. PCB has announced that the stands will be used to their full capacity for the limited-over series. Ticket Prices for the T20 Series: In order to allow cricket fans to see their favourite players in...

Published Date: Dec 5, 2021
Yorkshire’s entire coaching staff resigns amid racism scandal

#23NewsBulletin – Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon and head coach Andrew Gale, along with the entire coaching staff, have left the club in the latest fallout from a damaging racism scandal. “We can confirm that Martyn Moxon, director of cricket, and Andrew Gale, first XI coach, have left the club today in addition to all members of the coaching team,” a Yorkshire statement said on Friday. “A new director of cricket will be appointed imminently, alongside a new coaching...

Published Date: Dec 4, 2021
PCB announces schedule for PSL7

#23NewsBulletin – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday the detailed schedule for the seventh season of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL), which will begin on January 27 and conclude on February 27. According to a press release issued by the PCB, the first 15 matches of the PSL will be held in Karachi, while the remainder of the event, including the final, will be held in Lahore. The tournament will consist of 34 matches over the course...

Published Date: Dec 4, 2021
PCB announces squad for upcoming West Indies’ 2021 tour of Pakistan

#23NewsBulletin – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named its squad for the upcoming One Day International and Twenty20 International series against the West Indies. The West Indies’ 2021 tour of Pakistan is set to begin later this month, from December 13 to December 22. During this time, the teams will play three One Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals, with all of the matches taking place at the National Stadium in Karachi. The first Twenty20 International (T20I) will be...

Published Date: Dec 3, 2021
BCB announces squad for the second Test match against Pakistan

#23NewsBulletin – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named the squad for the second Test match against Pakistan, which begins on December 4 in Dhaka. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been declared fit for the final clash. The other additions are in the form of pacer Taskin Ahmed and batter Mohammad Naim, who has previously been regarded as a short format specialist. The return of Shakib will be a huge boost for Bangladesh, who trail the two-match Test series 1-0....

Published Date: Dec 2, 2021
Saqlain Mushtaq will continue as Pakistan’s head coach for the West Indies series

#23NewsBulletin – Former Pakistan cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq will remain as the country’s interim head coach. He will remain with the team for the upcoming West Indies series, which begins on December 13. The team is planning a 15-day tour of Pakistan to play the T20 and One Day International series. An official from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come forward to confirm the incident. The PCB had appointed Saqlain Mushtaq as the head coach for the T20 World Cup...

Published Date: Dec 1, 2021
Babar Azam to captain Karachi Kings in PSL7

#23NewsBulletin – As the first official initiative in the buildup to PSL Season 7, the Karachi Kings announced on Tuesday that Babar Azam will captain the fan-favorite franchise Karachi Kings in the league’s seventh edition. According to a statement issued in this regard, Azam stated, “This is such an honour for me that the whole team, including Imad Bhai, have entrusted me with the captaincy of our beloved Karachi Kings team. This means the world to me.” “I will work...

Published Date: Dec 1, 2021
Lionel Messi awarded 2021 Ballon d’Or award for the 7th time

#23NewsBulletin – Lionel Messi, Argentine superstar, for the seventh time received the 2021 Ballon d’Or award. He was given the award in a ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. According to Xinhua, Paris Saint-Germain dominated the award from 2009 to 2012 and won it again in 2015 and 2019. “It’s incredible to be here again,” Messi said at the ceremony, which was held at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. “Two years ago I thought it was the last...

Published Date: Dec 1, 2021
Pakistan beats Bangladesh by 8 wickets in first Test of the two-match series in Chattogram

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan cricket team defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the first Test of the two-match series in Chattogram. The visitors reached the 202 target in the morning session of day five while chasing it. Pakistan’s opening pair of Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique shone in the chase. Day five began with Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique picking up where they left off on day four. Abid set out to score quickly and hit three consecutive fours off Taijul...

Published Date: Nov 30, 2021
PSL-7 may postpone due to problems in player registration – Sources

#23NewsBulletin – The seventh season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) may be postponed due to issues with player registration, according to sources on Monday. According to sources familiar with the situation, the PSL management is having difficulty registering players because most of the players will be busy in foreign leagues on the dates proposed for the draft of PSL 7. The league could be postponed for a few days Previously, the draft for the seventh edition of the PSL...

Published Date: Nov 30, 2021
Shaheen, Ashwin become leading wicket-takers in Tests this year

#23NewsBulletin – With 44 wickets each, Pakistan’s ace left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi and Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have become the leading wicket-takers in Test cricket in 2021. According to ESPNCricinfo, Afridi and Ashwin have played eight and seven matches this year, respectively, and are playing important roles for their respective teams in the ongoing Test series. India hosts New Zealand, while Pakistan is on an away tour in Bangladesh. Afridi’s career-best figures in an innings this year were six wickets...

Published Date: Nov 29, 2021
Curly Culp, Hall of Fame defensive lineman passes away at the age of 75

#23NewsBulletin – Curly Culp, a Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Kansas City Chiefs win their first Super Bowl in a 14-year National Football League (NFL) career, died of pancreatic cancer complications. He was 75 years old. This month, Culp revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Collette Bloom Culp his wife, announced “on behalf of our family and with a broken heart” the five-time All-Pro’s death. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family...

Published Date: Nov 29, 2021
Michael Vaughan feels sorry for the pain his former Yorkshire teammate Azeem Rafiq felt

#23NewsBulletin – Michael Vaughan, former England captain has expressed regret for the pain his former Yorkshire teammate Azeem Rafiq endured as a result of racism at the club. Lord Patel, Yorkshire’s new chairman, apologized for what Rafiq had to go through, and the former player revealed to an MP about the “inhuman” treatment he had suffered during his time at the county, with Vaughan among a number of figures involved in this case. In an interview with BBC on Saturday...

Published Date: Nov 29, 2021
Rizwan’s hat-trick helps Pakistan Hockey Junior team defeat Egypt at the World Cup

#23NewsBulletin – Rizwan Ali scored all three goals as Pakistan defeated Egypt 3-1 in their Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup group match on Saturday in India’s Bhubaneswar. According to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the game got off to a fast start, with both teams attacking each other’s goalposts. Drag-flicker Ali converted penalty corners in the 19th, 32nd, and 53rd minutes of the game, while Egypt’s Awad Hossain scored a field goal in the 22nd minute. “Pakistan juniors played better...

Published Date: Nov 29, 2021
“Roger Federer will face reality check on return” – Mats Wilander

#23NewsBulletin – Mats Wilander, a former professional tennis player, and current analyst believe Federer will struggle when he returns. Federer, 40, told Swiss media last week that he is unlikely to return to competition until mid-2022 as he works to regain full fitness following multiple knee surgeries, and that he would be “extremely surprised” if he could play at Wimbledon. The last time Roger Federer returned to tennis it proved far more difficult than everyone assumed it would Federer played...

Published Date: Nov 28, 2021
New coronavirus variant puts India’s tour to South Africa in jeopardy

#23NewsBulletin – The discovery of the new coronavirus variant in South Africa may jeopardize the Indian cricket team’s current high-profile full tour, which includes three Test matches, three one-day internationals, and four T20 internationals. Sports events in South Africa have been disrupted as a result of the British government’s announcement on Thursday that South Africa had been reinstated to the ‘red list’ following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the country. The variant, officially known as B.1.1.529...

Published Date: Nov 27, 2021
India, Pakistan T20 World Cup sets new records in viewership

#23NewsBulletin – According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), the India vs. Pakistan T20 World Cup Super-12 match in Dubai bags a new record for the most views, with 15.9 billion minutes in India alone. The ICC men’s T20 World Cup attracted the record viewership globally, generating 167 million television reach, as said by the governing body on Thursday. Nearly 10,000 hours of live coverage was offered across TV and digital platforms in 200 countries as the tournament returned after...

Published Date: Nov 26, 2021
Thomas Bach’s call with Chinese tennis star Peng reveals IOC’s limits – Analysts

#23NewsBulletin – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been criticized for speaking to Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai without seeking guarantees for her freedom, prompting accusations that he was acting to protect the next Olympic hosts. Ms. Peng, a Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, vanished from public view for more than two weeks after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault. Her disappearance sparked widespread international concern, prompting statements from both the United Nations and the...

Published Date: Nov 24, 2021
Pakistan Women’s cricket team defeats Thailand in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier

#23NewsBulletin –  Pakistan Women Cricket team defeated Thailand Women Cricket team by 52 runs in a low-scoring match at Takashinga Sports Club in Harare on Tuesday, led by Aliya Riaz’s 49 and two wickets each from Fatima Sana and Nida Dar. Pakistan Women’s first victory in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier. It was Pakistan Women’s first victory in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Earlier, the team lost its first match of the qualifier to Bangladesh by...

Published Date: Nov 24, 2021
Dubai cricket chief offers to organize Pakistan, India bilateral series

23NewsBulletin – Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council, has offered to host a bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India, almost a month after the arch-rivals played an ICC T20 World Cup match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. “The best thing would be to get India-Pakistan matches here. When Sharjah used to host India and Pakistan all those years ago, it was like a war. But it was a good war, it was a sporting war...

Published Date: Nov 24, 2021
ICC is confident that 2025 Champions Trophy scheduled in Pak will go ahead as planned

#23NewsBulletin – The International Cricket Council (ICC) is ‘comfortable and confident’ that the 2025 Champions Trophy, which is scheduled in Pakistan, will go through as planned. The PCB was awarded the event’s hosting rights last week, making it the first ICC global event it has hosted since the 1996 World Cup (it lost the co-hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup due to security concerns). Following New Zealand’s and England’s recent withdrawals from bilateral tours to the country, as well...

Published Date: Nov 23, 2021
Saudi girls ‘dream’ big with launch of first women football league

#23NewsBulletin – The launch of Saudi Arabia’s first women’s football league on Monday (Today) will pave the way for young women who want to play professionally – and possibly in the World Cup. Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-old ban on female footballers only a few years ago following long-condemned restrictions on ladies, and it is now aiming to develop a national team capable of competing in major tournaments. The ultra-conservative Muslim country has been criticized for using sporting events to...

Published Date: Nov 22, 2021
ICC appoints Geoff Allardice as full-time CEO

23NewsBulletin – Geoff Allardice was appointed permanent chief executive officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday, after serving in the role on an interim basis for more than eight months. Geoff had taken over the role from Manu Sawhney in March after he was suspended based on the cultural review findings. Allarcide, who has a degree in chemical engineer and is a former first-class cricketer from Australia has previously served as ICC’s general manager (cricket) for eight...

Published Date: Nov 22, 2021
Hasan Ali reprimanded for violating the ICC Code of Conduct

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali was reprimanded on Saturday for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh in Dhaka on November 18. “Hasan was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel,” the cricket governing body said in a statement Saturday. In addition, one demerit point has been added to Hasan Ali’s disciplinary record, as this was his first...

Published Date: Nov 20, 2021
Messi aims strong finish to year with PSG

#23NewsBulletin – With Argentina’s place in the 2022 World Cup secured, Lionel Messi can concentrate solely on finishing the year “in the best possible way” with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after an injury-plagued start to life in France. The last two games of PSG’s were missed by Messi before the international break due to a combination of knee and thigh issues and he has yet to score in Ligue 1, where he has only made five appearances. Ballon d’Or six times...

Published Date: Nov 20, 2021
Pakistan beats Bangladesh by 4 wickets in first T20I of the three-match series

23NewsBulletin – Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by four wickets in the first T20I of the three-match series at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium. The second match is being played today. The visitors limited Bangladesh to 127-7 after the hosts winning the toss and electing to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Fast bowler Hasan Ali took 3-22 and right-arm medium pacer Mohammad Wasim Jr took 2-24 for the visitors, while Afif Hossain top-scored for Bangladesh with 36 off 34 balls. The...

Published Date: Nov 20, 2021
Pakistan, Bangladesh 1st T20 to be played today

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan will play Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 match of a three-match series today  (Friday) in Dhaka. Pakistan will also play two Test matches against the host team during their tour of Bangladesh. #23News

Published Date: Nov 19, 2021
Roger Federer to skip Australian Open in January 2022

#23NewsBulletin – Roger Federer has confirmed that he will not compete in the Australian Open in January as he recovers from his most recent knee surgery. The six-time Australian Open champion, who has won 20 major singles titles, has told Swiss media that he may miss the 2022 Wimbledon tournament, which begins in late June. For the time being, Federer, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, is recovering from his fourth and most complicated knee operation, which...

Published Date: Nov 18, 2021
‘I lost career to racism’ says ex-cricketer Rafiq to UK lawmakers

#23NewsBulletin – Former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq fought back tears as he told British lawmakers, on Tuesday that racism had cost him his career, detailing widespread discrimination in the English game. An independent report found the Pakistan-born player was subjected to “racial harassment and bullying” while playing for the county club, but the club refused to discipline anyone – a decision that was met with widespread disbelief. Yorkshire’s fallout from the scandal has been devastating, with sponsors fleeing in droves,...

Published Date: Nov 17, 2021
7 venues have been confirmed for the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022

#23NewsBulletin – Officials confirmed on Tuesday that the Twenty20 World Cup will be held across seven venues in Australia next year, with Sri Lanka and the West Indies forced to compete for a spot in the Super 12. The tournament, which was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed two years due to coronavirus, will now take place between October 16 and November 13. “Following the success of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 (in Australia)...

Published Date: Nov 16, 2021
PCB announces Test squad for Bangladesh series

#23NewsBulletin – On Monday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the squad for the two-Test match series against Bangladesh. The series will be played in Chittagong from November 26 to November 30 and in Dhaka from December 4 to December 8. Imam-Ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, and Bilal Asif have been named to the 20-man squad, replacing Haris Rauf, Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Yasir Shah, who were part of the 21-man squad that toured the West Indies in July/August. Imam, a left-handed...

Published Date: Nov 16, 2021
Australia lift their first T20 World Cup title with an 8 wicket victory over New Zealand

23NewsBulletin – On Sunday, Australia won their first T20 World Cup title with an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in a match that was dominated by Mitchell Marsh’s blistering 77-run knock. Kane Williamson batted valiantly for 85 runs in New Zealand’s 172-4 after being invited to bat first in a crucial toss won by Aaron Finch, as teams chasing have won all but one game at the venue. New Zealand’s opening batter Martin Guptill struck a four on the very...

Published Date: Nov 15, 2021
Pakistan’s cricket squad tests negative for COVID-19 in Bangladesh

#23NewsBulletin – All Pakistan cricket players currently in Bangladesh for a cricket series have tested negative ahead of the T20 and Test series. The national team will hold their gym and pool sessions at the hotel today (Sunday) and will begin net practice the following day. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a statement that captain Babar Azam and all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join the team on November 16 in Dhaka. The tour will begin on November 19 with...

Published Date: Nov 15, 2021
Saudi Arabia all set to launch its first women’s football league

#23NewsBulletin – Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that it will launch the Women’s Football League for the first time in the country’s history on November 22. The Saudi Football Association said in a statement that the first edition of the Saudi Women’s Football League is “a step that comes within the framework of the women’s football support program since 2017.” The new women’s league, according to the federation, will be played in two phases within the regional league. Sixteen teams...

Published Date: Nov 14, 2021
Australia and New Zealand one step closer to winning their first T20 title

23NewsBulletin – Australia and New Zealand will face each other in the final of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup today (Sunday) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a bid to win the trophy for the first time. Australia captain Aaron Finch stated that his team came to the World Cup with a “clear plan” to win it and that reaching the final against New Zealand came as no surprise to them. In Dubai, New Zealand and Australia renew their...

Published Date: Nov 14, 2021
Australia advances to the T20 World Cup final with a 5 wicket victory over Pakistan

#23NewsBulletin – On Thursday, Australia defeated Pakistan by five wickets to advance to the ICC T20 World Cup final. Mohammad Rizwan’s (67) and Fakhar Zaman’s (55 not out) half-centuries helped #Pakistan reach 176-4 in the first innings, Wade’s power-hitting cruised #Australia to 177-5 with an over to spare. Pakistan had a chance, but Hasan Ali dropped a good catch of Wade at mid-wicket just before Shaheen was hit for three sixes. Pakistan captain Babar Azam described Hasan Ali as a...

Published Date: Nov 12, 2021
Malala skips her honeymoon to watch cricket

#23NewsBulletin – Malala Yousafzai’s father has revealed that she is skipping her honeymoon to spend the first few days of her marriage on the sofa with her husband, watching cricket. Malala amazed millions of her supporters around the world when she announced her marriage to Pakistani cricket executive Asser Malik, in a small, moving ceremony at her Birmingham home. Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, revealed exclusively to MailOnline that only 12 guests were invited to the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s big...

Published Date: Nov 11, 2021
Pakistan to face Australia in the second ICC T20 World Cup semifinal today

#23NewsBulletin – Pakistan and Australia will face each other in the second semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 today (Thursday) at the Dubai International Stadium. While Aaron Finch’s men are now just two wins away from winning the T20 World Cup for the first time, Pakistan looks forward to maintaining their Super 12 success. The Men in Green will enter the semi-final as clear favourites, as they are the only unbeaten team in the competition, having won...

Published Date: Nov 11, 2021
Daryl Mitchell happy to lead New Zealand to the Twenty20 World Cup final

#23NewsBulletin – Mitchell said it was “awesome” to take a leading role in New Zealand’s five-wicket win over England and advance to their first-ever Twenty20 World Cup final on Wednesday. After Jimmy Neesham turned the semi-final on its head with an 11-ball 27, Mitchell smashed an unbeaten 72 to help New Zealand chase down their target of 167 in 19 overs in Abu Dhabi. Mitchell smashed Chris Woakes for two sixes and a four with 20 needed off the final...

Published Date: Nov 11, 2021
England will face New Zealand in the first semi-final of ICC T20 World Cup today

#23NewsBulletin – Two years after going toe-to-toe in a thrilling 50-overs World Cup final, #England and #NewZealand will look to deliver a knockout blow when they meet in the first semi-final of the #ICCT20WorldCup today in Abu Dhabi. England lost opener Jason Roy and pace bowler Tymal Mills, but they still made the final four with four wins in five Super 12 games. Roy collapsed on the pitch in England’s final group match, which they lost to #SouthAfrica, with a...

Published Date: Nov 10, 2021
Tom Harrison flies to Pakistan to mend ties with PCB

#23NewsBulletin – #England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison has flown to #Pakistan to meet with Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja in an attempt to repair relations strained by the cancellation of last month’s tour. Former Test batsman Raja said he felt “humiliated” when the #ECB called off the tour in September. England is scheduled to play a Test series in #Pakistan in 2022, having last played there 16 years ago. The ECB cancelled the October tour...

Published Date: Nov 9, 2021
Ravi Shastri, calls Indian cricket team “one of the greatest teams in history.”

#23NewsBulletin – #RaviShastri signed off as India’s men’s head coach as an “emotional, but very proud man,” calling his team “one of the great cricket teams in the history of the game” and emphasizing the toll that nonstop touring in biosecure conditions had taken on him and his players. #Shastri has overseen back-to-back Test series wins in #Australia since his appointment in 2017 and contract extension two years later, and his team will return to #England with a 2-1 lead...

Published Date: Nov 9, 2021
Pakistan cricket team beat Scotland by 72 runs in the T20 World Cup

#23NewsBulletin – #Pakistan defeated #Scotland by 72 runs on Sunday, thanks to half-centuries from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik, to advance to the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals against #Australia. As Pakistan posted 189-4 in 20 overs, skipper #Babar scored a polished 47-ball-66 for his 24th fifty in Twenty20 internationals and fourth in five matches, while Malik smashed an 18-ball 54 not out. #Scotland never trailed, finishing with 117-6, thanks to Richie Berrington’s 37-ball 54 not out with four boundaries and...

Published Date: Nov 8, 2021
Michael Vaughan dropped from BBC’s ‘Tuffers and Vaughan cricket show’

#23NewsBulletin – Commentator #MichaelVaughan has been axed from BBC’s 5 live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Show after he was accused of making a racially insensitive remark to Azeem Rafiq. Vaughan, 47, wrote in a column for The Telegraph on Thursday that he was accused of telling #Rafiq and two other Asian players as they walked onto the field together that there were “too many of you lot, we need to do something about it.” Vaughan, who played for #Yorkshire from 1993...

Published Date: Nov 7, 2021
Pakistan to face Scotland in a thrilling T20 World Cup match today

#23NewsBulletin – #Pakistan will face #Scotland in a thrilling #T20WorldCup match today, looking for their fifth straight victory (Sunday). #Pakistan was the first team to qualify for the T20 World Cup semi-finals after dominating the Super 12 stage, defeating #India, #NewZealand, #Afghanistan, and #Namibia. Although Pakistan’s place in the top two is secure, a win today ensures that they finish first in Group 2, and will face the second-place finisher in Group 1 in the semis. Since defeating #Bangladesh in...

Published Date: Nov 7, 2021
Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of the T20 home series against Pakistan

#23NewsBulletin – Shakib Al Hasan, #Bangladesh’s star all-rounder, will miss the upcoming T20 home series against #Pakistan due to a hamstring injury, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (#BCB) announced on Saturday. Shakib Al Hasan, according to the BCB’s chief physician, will be available for the Test series against Pakistan. “Shakib will need at least three weeks to fully recover and return to the field. He might be able to participate in the Test series,” BCB’s chief physician. Beginning November 19, the...

Published Date: Nov 6, 2021
New Zealand announces test squad for upcoming India tour

#23NewsBulletin – #NewZealand Cricket board announced a 15-man squad for the Test series against #India on Thursday. The #India tour consists of three #Twenty20 Internationals and two Test matches. The red-ball series begins in #Kanpur on November 25, followed by the #Mumbai test on December 3. The New Zealanders won the inaugural Championship in June, defeating #India in the final at #Southampton, and the next cycle of matches will run until 2023. Selectors, according to Coach Gary Stead, tailored the...

Published Date: Nov 5, 2021
Dwayne Bravo announces retirement from international cricket following the T20 World Cup

#23NewsBulletin –  Former West Indies captain #DwayneBravo has announced his retirement from international cricket following the conclusion of the West Indies’ bid for the #ICCT2WorldCup. The #WestIndies have lost three of their first four matches in the ICC T20 World Cup and thus cannot advance to the semi-finals. However, despite the Caribbean team’s loss to Sri Lanka the day before, skipper Keiron Pollard has stated that he does not intend to retire from cricket. “I think the time has come,”...

Published Date: Nov 5, 2021
Pakistan advances to the T20 World Cup semi-finals with a 45-run victory over Namibia.

#23NewsBulletin – With a convincing win over Namibia, Pakistan became the first team to qualify for the ICC Men’s #T20WorldCup2021 semi-finals. In Abu Dhabi, the Green Shirts defeated Namibia by 45 runs thanks to half-centuries from Mohammad Rizwan and skipper #BabarAzam. After Pakistan, we were slow out of the blocks, scoring only 59 in the first ten overs, the pair added 113 for the first wicket. Pakistan finished with an outbreak in the next ten overs, taking 130 runs. The...

Published Date: Nov 3, 2021