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Pakistan’s women cricket team storm Asian Games, win first Gold medal for the country Pakistan’s women cricket team fought their way to victory in the final of the Asian Games women twenty 20 cricket tournament beating Bangladesh by 59 runs. The women’s team outclassed defending champion China with a nine-wicket win in the semi final of Asian Games 2014 played at Yeonhui Cricket Ground, in Inheon on Thursday. With the victory the team was through to the final of the Incheon Asian Games to face Bangladesh, where they successfully won the first gold medal for the Pakistani nation in the Asian games. Bangladesh’s team played their best in the semis and defeated the Sri Lankan Women side by 25 runs in the second semi-final to seal their spot in the finals but Pakistan’s team stole their win in finals with 97 runs against Bangladesh’s 38 runs.Copyright Business Recorder, 2014 ...

PCB launch crackdown on suspect bowlers s KARACHI: PCB on Thursday suspended 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions, a senior official said, in a major crackdown against chucking following the ban of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal.Ajmal was suspended earlier this month after he was found to straighten his elbow up to 43 degrees, well above the prescribed limit of 15.The ban jolted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) into action to avoid further international embarrassment."We have 29 bowlers reported for suspect bowling actions ...
Aussie seamer McKay signs for Leicestershire LONDON: Leicestershire have secured the services of Australian seamer Clint McKay for the 2015 season, the English country side announced on Thursday."We are absolutely thrilled to sign Clint," said Leicestershire director of cricket Phil Whitticase."He will add a lot of experience and quality to the team. Clint has an excellent track record both at international and domestic level, and we look forward to him complementing and working alongside our young bowlers at the club."McKay, 31, ...
Many players missing in the squads: Abdul Qadir ISLAMABAD: Former Leggie star Abdul Qadir sees names of many players missing in the squads announced for the next month's series against Australia to be staged in the United Arab Emirates.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) axed senior batsman Younis Khan for next month's one-day series, however Abdul Qadir feels Younis should have been included in the squad. "Younis must be respected as he is a senior player," he said.Qadir said why we don't have an ...
Zaheer urge PCB to focus on junior, A team tours ISLAMABAD: Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas feels players who throw their wicket after scoring lesser runs don't deserve a place in the team saying the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should focus on junior and A team tours to improve the game.Zaheer Abbas said the team management shouldn't keep that player in the team who continues to throws away his wicket after scoring 20 to 30 runs even if there is no back up."Look at the way ...
Younis dropped from ODI team LAHORE: The career of veteran batsman Younis Khan in one day cricket seemed to be over when national selectors on Wednesday dropped him from the one-day squad to play Australia in the United Arab Emirates next month. The decision comes as a surprise for the aging batsman who has expressed the desire to be a part of the Pak team to feature in next year's world. The selectors have filled the place of Younis, who ...
Afridi, Umar Akmal among players penalised for poor fitness ISLAMABAD: Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Abdur Rehman and Raza Hasan are the four big names among the Pakistan players found to be below their optimum level of fitness by the PCB.They will each have 25% of their monthly retainer docked for four months, starting with August's fee. At the end of the four-month period, they can have their fitness reassessed, ESPN reported.The PCB had attached greater importance to fitness in its new contracts handed ...


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