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PCB announces central contract list 2021-22

PCB announces central contract list 2021-22

Following the Governing Board’s approval of the 2021-22 fiscal year’s budget, the PCB today announced an enhanced and performance-based central contract list 2021-22 for 20 elite men cricketers, including three emerging cricketers, in which match fee across all formats has been equalized, said a press release. “The list was finalised by the panel that comprised…

Williamson back as no.1 in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings

Williamson back as no.1 in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has reclaimed the No.1 position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after leading his side to the ICC World Test Championship title in Southampton last week, said a media release. “The 30-year-old’s knocks of 49 and 52 not out in the low-scoring final against India have helped him move…

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to move to UAE and Oman

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to move to UAE and Oman

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be staged in the UAE and Oman due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in India, said a media release. “The BCCI will remain the hosts of the event, which will now be held in Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh…

Shadab Khan upbeat about Pakistan living up to its potential in England series

Shadab Khan upbeat about Pakistan living up to its potential in England series

Pakistan men’s national cricket team have commenced seven-day preparations for their white-ball UK tour with the first training session of the tour at the Incora Derby Cricket Ground after spending first three days in room isolation, said a press release. “Pakistan will play England in three ODIs and as many T20Is. The ODIs are part…

ICC congratulates the Black Caps: The inaugural World Test Champions

ICC congratulates the Black Caps: The inaugural World Test Champions

The International Cricket Council (ICC) congratulates the Black Caps on winning the inaugural ICC World Test Championship beating India in a riveting final at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, said a media release. “It is the first major ICC trophy for the New Zealand cricket team since 2000 and an incredibly tight game saw New…

Rizwan to captain Team of PSL 6

Rizwan to captain Team of PSL 6

Pakistan Cricket Board today announced the Team of HBL Pakistan Super League 6, which includes three players each from Islamabad United and Multan Sultans, two players each from Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi, and one player from Karachi Kings, said a press release. “The Team of HBL PSL 6 was selected by the distinguished and…

Peshawar Zalmi to face Multan Sultans in the PSL 6 Final

Peshawar Zalmi to face Multan Sultans in the PSL 6 Final

Pakistan Super League 6 will have a champion crowned at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Thursday evening when Multan Sultans will take on Peshawar Zalmi with the first ball to be bowled at 2000 UAE time (2100 PKT time), PCB said on Wednesday. “Multan Sultans are first timers in the final, whereas Peshawar Zalmi…

Men’s batting coach Younis Khan and PCB mutually agreed to part ways

Men’s batting coach Younis Khan and PCB mutually agreed to part ways

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan men’s national cricket team batting coach Younis Khan today mutually agreed to part ways. Younis was appointed last year in November on a two-year contract until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, PCB said in its press release on Tuesday. “Both PCB and Younis Khan have agreed to…

Pakistan Super League 6 enters playoffs’ stage

Pakistan Super League 6 enters playoffs’ stage

An action-packed and topsy-turvy league matches stage of the Pakistan Super League 6 ended with a last-over win for table-toppers Islamabad United against Multan Sultans last night. This was a virtual dress rehearsal for the Qualifier between the two teams, set to be played on Monday, 21 June, at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in…

BMX racing to be one of the most thrilling sports at Tokyo Olympic Games

BMX racing to be one of the most thrilling sports at Tokyo Olympic Games

BMX racing will be one of the most thrilling sports to watch at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021. Riders launch themselves from a gate atop an 8m-high, 35-degree start hill, battling it out along an approximately 400m-long course. They can reach 60km/h while riding over alternating jumps and around banked corners, said a news release. “At the…