Cricket in Pakistan

Short sport, February 24, 2013

Senior Shield champions Wofoo Tai Po came from behind to snatch the points in a 3-1 win over Citizen in yesterday's RedMR First Division soccer match at Tai Po Sports Ground. 

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 2:29am

Sports Digest, February 18, 2013

Mike Tyson hugs former rival Evander Holyfield. Photo: AP

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield stood toe to toe again - only this time there were hugs and smiles, and no bites to the ear. Instead, they were like old friends meeting in a supermarket, which is what they did.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Sports Digest, February 17, 2013

South Africa's Robin Peterson celebrates his half-century. Photo: AP

A typically belligerent stand between Azhar Ali and Misbah-ul-Haq in a frenetic third day hauled Pakistan back into the second cricket test after South Africa had owned the majority of the day at Newlands in Cape Town.

15 Feb 2014 - 2:31am

Sport Digest, February 4, 2013

Stephen Gallacher shows off his Dubai trophy. Photo: EPA

Briton Stephen Gallacher ended his nine-year wait for a second European Tour golf title in stunning fashion with a three-shot victory at the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday. 

6 May 2015 - 4:25pm

Sport Digest, February 3, 2013

Dale Steyn

Pakistan crashed to their lowest test cricket total when they were bowled out for 49 by a South African pace barrage on the second day of the first test at the Wanderers Stadium yesterday. 

3 Feb 2013 - 4:00am

World cricket players' union warns of Pakistan Twenty20 security risks

Misbah ul-Haq

Cricket's world players union has told its members to avoid the new Twenty20 Super League in Pakistan, due to start in March, on security grounds.

Tim May, chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (Fica), said: "I think the majority of current international cricketers will heed our advice."

24 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Short Sport, December 23, 2012

Nicol David

Bangladesh confirm tour to Pakistan

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Akmal inclusion raises eyebrows

Talented batsman Umar Akmal, implicated in fresh spot-fixing allegations, has been included in the Pakistan squad for the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes this month.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cricket overshadowed by a cloud of doubt

As any soccer fan who followed the World Cup over the summer can testify, a nation's sporting success - or failure - can define a national mood. Who can forget the success of South Africa in the 1995 rugby World Cup during which Nelson Mandela donned the Springbok jersey in a gesture that symbolised the nation's turnaround from its apartheid past?

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Howzat for women's rights in Islamic Pakistan

Back in the 1960s, Virginia Slims, a brand of cigarettes, was marketed under the catchy slogan, 'You've come a long way, baby'. This jingle perfectly captures the state of women's cricket in Pakistan today.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

An attack that changed the game

The shocking attack on the Sri Lankans in Lahore was an attempt to kill a cricket team that was simply going about playing a game in a dangerous place. It makes you wonder whether professional sport isn't under threat worldwide.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am