#CricketComesHome: International cricket returns to Pakistan after six years

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe cricket tickets

Have you ever imagined that there’ll be a day when Pakistan will be celebrating a cricket series vs Zimbabwe with so much enthusiasm, passion and anxiety? At least, I have never imagined this. But then, it wasn’t in my wildest dreams either that our cricket grounds have to be deserted … Read more

Of “national heroes” and tongue twisters

umar akmal clashed with traffic warden lahore

Pakistan’s second match of the now finished Asia cup saw her beat Afghanistan quite convincingly and gain a bonus point, thanks to Umar Akmal’s whirlwind of a century; aptly timed, in complete congruence with the issuance of his arrest warrants for not attending a hearing of the traffic warden case … Read more

Imran Khan, PTI Jalsa in Lahore, and the way forward

Imran Khan PTI Jalsa in Lahore

On March 25, 1992 Imran Khan and his team attracted around 87,182 spectators to watch them go into, and win, the final of Cricket World Cup against England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Nineteen years later, Imran Khan, and his 15 years old political party, was able to amass 100,000 (or … Read more

Cricket returns to Olympics. Howzat?

Cricket in Olympics 2012

More than hundred years ago a cricket tournament debuted at the 1900 Paris Olympics. The only match of the tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and France, and was won by 158 runs by Great Britain. The scheduled competition at the 1904 Summer Olympics was cancelled at short … Read more

Shiv Sena Threat for Pakistan Team in Cricket World Cup 2011

Shiv Sena

Cricket World Cup 2011 has been kicked off after a glittering Opening ceremony in Dhaka. The event has been jointly hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Unfortunately Pakistan was stripped of its rights as co-host of the 2011 World Cup by the ICC on 17th April, 2009 due to … Read more

I can Cheat and I can Chat

The lure of money (whether legal or illegal) seems to be too hard to resist for disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain, Salman Butt. It had not even been 100 hours since he, along with a couple of his team-mates, had been convicted of spot-fixing while representing his country in International … Read more

ICC suspends Pakistani trio over Spot fixing Allegations

International Cricket Council has suspended Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif

Eighteen years ago it was the Holy month of Ramadan when cricket brought an extravagant delight for the people of Pakistan as we had crowned World Champions for the first time. But now during the same month we’ve been facing the worst ever cricket corruption charges against few of our … Read more

Pakistan Cricket Gone for Good … Match Fixing Scandal!

Where the nation was yet recovering from the shock given by the performance of the boys in green in the ongoing test at Lords’, all focus has now shifted to the media reports coming out of England claiming that they have uncovered a match fixing scandal involving top Pakistani players. … Read more

Afro-Asian Nations defeat Howard by 6 wickets

I read about it yesterday and smiled, but the headlines in today’s ‘The AGE’ (one of Australia’s most popular newspaper) made me beam from ear to ear. Cricket World HUMILIATES former PM Yup, the emphasis on ‘Humiliates’ is intentional. Because that is exactly what it was, UTTER HUMILIATION. And rightly … Read more