Asher Butt

  • TLAHORE The 71st Punjab Games, which were scheduled to be held from October 24 to 26, have been postponed and will now be held in December most probably. It has been learnt that although sponsor Samsung joined hands with the Punjab Olympics Association to hold the games, but a major share of the ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board has started working on the guidelines given by the International Cricket Council in its recent executive board meeting in Dubai. The ICC earlier this month issued strict warning to the PCB to improve its governance and implement a series of measures within 30 ...

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  • TLAHORE Muhammad Yousuf played a captains knock to lead Lahore Lions into the final of the Faysal Bank Twenty20 Cup beating Shoaib Akhtars Islamabad Leopards by six wickets here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Islamabad managed to score 132 runs for eight. Only Fayyaz Ahmed stood on the crease ...

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  • TLAHORE Rawalpindi Rams surprised the former champions Sialkot Stallions here Thursday and qualified for the Faysal Bank Twenty20 Cup semi-finals. Rams all-rounder Hammad Azam excelled with both the bat and the ball to steer his team to a 13-run win over one of the strongest teams of the Twenty20 ...

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  • TLAHORE Abbottabad Falcons registered their first win of the Faysal Bank T20 Cup here at the Gaddafi Stadium when they defeated Peshawar Panthers by six wickets. Panthers made 123 runs for all in the given overs and in reply, Falcons achieved 124 losing four wickets with eight balls to spare. ...

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  • TLAHORE Hyderabad Hawks stunned Lahore Eagles by seven wickets in the Faysal Bank National T20 Cup here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. Azeem Ghumman played a pivotal role in his teams win by scoring a half century along with Sharjeel Khan, Rizwan Ahmed and Aqeel Anjum in achieving the score of ...

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  • TLAHORE Former Twenty20 champions Sialkot Stallions began their National Twenty20 campaign in style by overwhelming Karachi Zebras by seven wickets in the last match of the opening day here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Led by former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, Stallions achieved the score of just ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board all appointed middle order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the Test team for the South Africa series and retained Shahid Afridi as captain for the ODI and T20 team. Pakistan also recalled Tafeeq Umer and Mhammad Sami in the Test fold along with Imran Farhat ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again appointed former Test captain Intikhab Alam as manager of the national team for the series against South Africa. In other developments, former Test cricketer Ijaz Ahmed has been sacked as assistant coach of the team. However, opener Imran Farhat, ...

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  • TLAHORE Pakistan teams eventful tour of England will remain chiselled in the memories of national team players for the rest of their lives. Cheaters if they win, fixers if they lose, they are now wondering what to do? Amid all the tabloid drama that has made the ICC dance to its tunes, cricket is ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board is walking a tight rope with regards to the spot-fixing issue and facing isolation from the cricket world. There has been mixed but blunt reaction to the spot-fixing issue from the cricket world. While some former and current cricketers have demanded pardon for ...

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  • TLAHORE Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has stressed that there is zero tolerance against indiscipline and corruption but he made it clear that the PCB wont be taking any action against any player until proven guilty and has asked the ICC that it was wrong in suspending the players before ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan cricket is witnessing its most eventful period in history. Very much like the country, its cricket is in a mess. Big times demand big measures and the crisis that has engulfed Pakistan in the shape of spot-fixing demands a clean up operation in which corrupt players as well as ...

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  • TLAHORE Britains Acting High Commissioner to Pakistan Peter Tibber has said that the Scotland Yards report on the investigation into the alleged spot-fixing scandal will be shared with Pakistan. Reports received here said that Tibber made the remarks during a meeting with Interior Minister Rehman ...

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  • TLAHORE The three Pakistan cricketers accused of spot-fixing were left out of the remaining part of England tour because the Pakistan Cricket Board did not have many choices left, and the decision would help avoid further controversy. Announcing a 13-member Pakistan team, manager Yawar Saeed said ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan Table Tennis Federation has nominated a British-convicted former Pakistan player for countrys top civil award. It has been learnt that the PTTF nominated former champion Farjad Saif for the civil award to be announced on August 14. Farjad, a former national champion, was ...

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  • TLAHORE Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt has appointed opener Salman Butt as captain of the team to lead the remaining Test matches in England while wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has been named his deputy. It has been learnt that the PCB chairman called an emergent meeting of the tour ...

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  • TLAHORE A lot is being said about the alleged unfair treatment being extended to former Pakistan captain Younus Khan but given his performance in the last 12 months , he does not deserve place in the team. An objective analysis of Younus career as well as tantrums indicate he has had a turbulent ...

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  • TLAHORE The PCB governing board approved the budget of Rs 2.6 billion on Wednesday for the fiscal year 2010-11. The governing board met here at the National Cricket Academy with no changes in salaries of the employees and would run as it is. Talking to journalists here after the meeting, PCB ...

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  • TLAHORE The promotion of sports and sportspersons without the support of sports journalists is impossible and the bodies running sports and sports journalists go hand in hand with just one aim in mind, the uplift of sports. These were the views expressed by the speakers of the seminar organised by ...

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  • TLAHORE The Punjab Olympics Association celebrated the Olympic Day on behalf of the Pakistan Olympics Association and organised activities in 23 disciplines. The POA used to mark the day by holding Olympics Day run but this year lack of funds forced it to approach its provincial body to make the ...

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  • TThe AFC Under-14 Festival of Football for South Asia had received a very warm response from members of the public, especially the youth. The local organising committee had prepared well for the Festival, as is evident by the many posters, banners and billboards in every place of the city inviting ...

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  • TLAHORE Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi, Saturday, announced his availability for the longer version of the game, putting an end to all the speculation of his retirement. In the fresh announcement, Afridi would be the front-runner to lead the team in Test cricket and another aspirant Salman ...

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  • TLAHORE Pakistan may well be the lucky entrants in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20, but this is not the first time they have sneaked into the reckoning this way. They have had a similar bumpy ride to the semi-finals in the last edition of the event in 2009 in England. But they must be aware ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan cricket team led by all-rounder Shahid Afridi has left for the West Indies with high hopes of retaining the ICC World Twenty20 title they won last year in England. The 15-member Pakistan squad left for the West Indies via Dubai and London on Saturday. Though the pressure is ...

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  • TLAHORE The Pakistan Hockey Federation executive committee on Friday gave its seal of approval to the appointment of former Olympian and junior team coach Khawaja Junaid as chief coach of the national squad for the teams immediate assignment in Malaysia. The former Olympian will now look after the ...

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  • TLAHORE Already trapped in multiple troubles, the Pakistan cricket is falling prey to regional divide which is now plaguing it many ways. After the reports of grouping in the team, split is being reported in the national selection committee now headed by former Test opener Mohsin Khan. And to ...

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  • TLAHORE Lady Narnia galloped to win in the Pakistan Derby 2010 final with its rider Shahid Rehman completing his hat-trick of titles here at the Lahore Race Club on sunny and partly cloudy Sunday. The experts believe that it was not merely Lady Narnia, but the rider also who made the win ...

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  • TLAHORE A year after the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team at Liberty Chowk, the Pakistan cricket is still struggling to recover from the trauma. The country is forced to play home series away from home as foreign teams refuse to play in Pakistan. As many as eight police men were killed while ...

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  • TLAHORE Pakistan hockey team management is not happy with the security arrangements made for the team during the World Cup in India, it was reliably learnt. Despite having received promises of security of the highest order, the team management is feeling insecure in the alien land where the ...

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