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Du Plessis preparing for unexpected test series in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Faf du Plessis was not expecting to play test cricket in Pakistan so soon despite two visits for limited-overs formats over the last four years. “That is one thing I...

South African cricketers pleased with security in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South African cricketers have set aside pre-tour security concerns and want to focus on their first test series in Pakistan in 14 years. South Africa is the first of...

Pakistan names 9 uncapped players for tests vs South Africa

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has named nine uncapped players for the two-match home test series against South Africa that starts later this month. New chief selector Mohammad Wasim said...

After 7 months away from his family, Waqar is finally home

ISLAMABAD (AP) — After going seven months without seeing his family while living in a bio-secure bubble and travelling the world as Pakistan's bowling coach, Waqar Younis is finally getting to spend s...

Misbah says criticism of Pakistan valid after series defeat

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Coach Misbah-ul-Haq admits Pakistan deserve to be criticized after losing the test series to New Zealand 2-0. “The criticism is valid,” Misbah told the Pakistan Cric...

Mohammad Wasim appointed new head of Pakistan selectors

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday appointed former test cricketer Mohammad Wasim as the chairman of its selection committee until the 2023 World Cup. The 43-year-old Wa...

Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir quits international cricket

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan officials confirmed fast bowler Mohammad Amir's engaging international cricket career ended on Thursday. Amir announced his decision to local Samaa TV, sayi...

Babar Azam ruled out of T20 series due to fractured thumb

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan sustained a major injury blow ahead of next week’s three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand when its captain Babar Azam was ruled out because of a fractured ...

Masood glad Pakistan not in a bio-secure bubble in NZ

Pakistan batsman Shan Masood says knowing they had to isolate for only two weeks in New Zealand makes their ongoing cricket tour arrangements far more bearable than when they toured England. ...

South Africa to tour Pakistan for first time in 14 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South Africa will tour Pakistan for the first time in 14 years when it plays two ICC World Test Championship matches and a Twenty20 series there starting next month. ...

'Final warning' for Pakistan cricketers in New Zealand

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board has warned players on tour in New Zealand to obey COVID-19 protocols or the whole team risks being sent home. In a ...

Pakistan ready to host top cricketing nations in 2021

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — After nearly a decade of hosting no home test matches due to a terrorist attack on a rival team's bus in 2009, Pakistan says it's ready to welcome major cricketing nations l...

Shafiq, Amir and Malik dropped for tour of New Zealand

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan dropped test specialist Asad Shafiq on Wednesday for next month’s two-test series against New Zealand, and fast bowler Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Shoaib Malik were ignored...

Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 8 wickets, sweeps T20 series

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan thumped Zimbabwe by eight wickets in Elton Chigumbura’s farewell international match and swept the Twenty20 series 3-0 on Tuesday. The 34-year-ol...

Ali, Qadir lift Pakistan to another big win over Zimbabwe

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Youngster Haider Ali and captain Babar Azam plundered half centuries as Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Sunday. ...