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1st Test: Pakistan play volleyball instead of cricket on washed out day

KARACHI: It had been raining before the Test match began between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Galle and it continued to rain on Wednesday as the showers had the last laugh forcing the players...

Rain delays Pakistan-Sri Lanka first Test

GALLE: Bad weather has delayed the start of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle on Wednesday. Covers were still on at the Galle International Stadium at 9.30 am (0400 GMT),...

PCB accepts Salman Butt’s confession on spot-fixing

LAHORE: Pakistan´s cricket chief on Tuesday said former national team captain Salman Butt has confessed to his role in a spot-fixing scandal, potentially paving his way for a return to international cricket. The 31-year-old...

Pakistan may finally break Herath’s spell: Misbah

GALLE: Pakistan's woes against left-arm spin are well documented now but captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes his team may have finally found an answer to arch-nemesis Rangana Herath's mystery. Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a three-match...

Pakistan, Sri Lanka eye Test ranking boost

LAHORE: A major shuffle in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings is likely as Pakistan and Sri Lanka go head-to-head in a three-Test series in Galle on Wednesday. In a tightly-packed middle-order of the...

Ajmal’s absence gives Sri Lanka edge: Atapattu

GALLE: Sri Lankan head coach, Marvan Atapattu, believes the absence of Pakistan’s ace spinner Saeed Ajmal will provide a “psychological” edge to the hosts in the upcoming series. “The major change that I see...

Spot-fixing scandal: PCB demands Salman Butt to confess full involvement

KARACHI: Banned former Test captain Salman Butt has been told clearly by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to confess his direct involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, which included fast-bowlers Muhammad Asif and Muhammad...

PCB trying to mend fences with Shoaib Akhtar: reports

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying to mend the broken relationship with Shoaib Akhtar as the former fast bowler has started pushing harder for the seven million rupees which were cut off...

ICC releases new Test ranking, no Pakistani bowler in top 10

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday has released new Test rankings and none of the Pakistani and Indian bowlers was able to make it to the top 10 bowlers of the world. According...

Sangakkara commits himself to just two Pakistan Tests

KARACHI: While preparing for the first of three Tests against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will be mighty relieved upon learning on Sunday that the legendary Kumar Sangakkara, currently top-ranked Test batsman, will figure in only...

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