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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sharjeel Khan to make a return in cricket after an unconditional apology to PCB

Sharjeel Khan to make a return in cricket after an unconditional apology to PCB
Sharjeel Khan to make a return in cricket after an unconditional apology to PCB(cricket fever)

Sharjeel Khan to make a return in cricket after an unconditional apology to PCB. in a meeting with PCB officials on Monday August 19 PCB agrees for his re-entry in cricket.

PCB stated that Sharjeel Khan will be complete his rehabilitation of 30 months which PCB was issued after 2017 Pakistan Super League spot fixing involvement. Which was issued by PCB anti-corruption tribunal for five years. He will play again after ban ends.

At suspension period Sharjeel Khan never accept his involvement in PSL spot-fixing. and made an appeal against ban in the court where court rejected his appeal. his case was also judge by and independent arbitrator which also favor board's decision. Sharjeel then rethink his plan and finally accept PCB's term which i.e Sharjeel Khan can Resume Cricket in one condition PCB

During meeting with Board officials Sharjeel Khan offers an unconditional apology to Pakistan Cricket Board, Team-mates, fans and family for his irresponsible activities. and asks board for forgiveness and made commitment for his future to perform his duties with honesty and prosperous, PCB official website describes on Monday 19.

He further advised all cricketers to strictly follow PCB Anti-Corruption Conduct Codes, Breaching it could cost your whole career and status for life and could face serious consequences for temporary gains. he further assures that he will follow all rules and regulations regarding  future course of action including its educational sessions on anti-corruption.

PCB's Security Director for Anti-Corruption Lt Col  Asif Mahmood  said that Sharjeel Khan is fully committed and showed regret for his actions. He further insists that PCB is fully aware regarding to make cricket safe from corruption and related issues. he explains that the board never takes pride for penalizing its players but it something which must be treated to avoid further hurt the board and cricket Pakistan. i hope this will decrease violation and will warns those who thinks that they can escape from Anti-corruption tribunal eyes.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Breaking: Sharjeel Khan can Resume Cricket in one condition PCB

Sharjeel Khan can Resume Cricket in one condition PCB official stated that he could play cricket again for the Board if he accepts his Engagement in spot-fixing during second season of PSL. Sharjeel Khan who was banned by PCB Anti-Corruption Tribunal for 5 years in August 2017 during 2nd PSL edition. Last time he was played in February 2017. The suspension relinquish off means that Sharjeel will soon serve his designated ban (30 months – two and a half years). Hence, he could soon return to cricketing action. The mighty power hitter left-handed opener has been on the side-lines for the last two and a half years. He was banned from all forms of cricket. He was playing for Islamabad United back that time.

Since a few years PCB manage well to control spot-fixing after a Lords test scandal where three Pakistani crickiters Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Muhammad Amir were involved in match fixing each of them faced 5-years banned. And serve Jail also for plotting No-Balls. Agent Mazhar Majeed also sentenced in prison. The scandal was took place in England vs Pakistan test match in 2010 at Lords. Later Mohammad Amir accepted his involvement and blames Salman Butt for doing so.

However then now PCB makes strict decisions to avoid these type of scandals. Sharjeel's banned could be end soon. Quaid-e-Azam Trophy gets underway in September. However, there is one condition. A PCB official stated that Sharjeel Khan could take part in the Quaid-e-Azam tournament only if he admits to his involvement in the spot-fixing controversy. Moreover, he needs to apologize for his actions as well.

Sources are claiming that  left-handed opener is ready to accept the five charges PCB laid out against him but is hesitant to admit to the spot-fixing claims. his lawyer, Shaighan Ejaz admitted that his client wants to play cricket again. Ejaz said that once they receive an answer from the pcb.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Twitter Reacts: Hashim Amla Announces His Retirement From International Cricket


Star South African batsman finishes his career with 28 centuries in tests and 27 in ODIs. He was fastest to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 in ODIs.
Was Second Proteas who announces his retirement from International this week as Steyn also quit
his tes cricket. More About Hashim Amla

Here is his Career Stats:


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tamim Iqbal requests for rest ahead of only home test and T20I tri nation tournament

Star opener batsman Tamim Iqbal requested to Board for take a break from international cricket for Only-Test against Afghanistan and Tri-Nation-T20I tournament which will be host by Bangladesh. Cricket Board say in a press release.

Star opener is currently struggling to get in the form. his recent form in World Cup 2019 and during Sri Lanka tour where Bangladesh faced clean sweep was disappointing. He just manage 21 runs against Sri Lanka in 3 matches ODI series. He just score a single fifty in Eight innings and scored 235 in whole whole World Cup 2019 at Average of 29.37.

 Bangladesh Cricket Board were considering for a replace of Tamim Iqbal. During this tough time he wish to take a break for a while from international cricket. however it could be time for Tamim to bring things on the track by taking to opposition in a home fixture advantage.

August 10 BCB Cricket Operating Chairman Akram Khan confirmed regarding his letter, he further says that BCB will take a look after Eid-Al-Adha vacation. BCB will likely to replace Tamim Iqbal and would be a wise step from both Tamim and BCB.

The fifth edition of PSL will be held entirely in Pakistan according to PCB sources

The fifth edition of PSL will be held entirely in Pakistan according to PCB sources. PCB was doing their all efforts since season ONE. Actually PSL initiative was taken on basis to bringing back cricket home. according to sources season 5 will tentatively held from 20 February to 22 March.

Government is fully committed to facilitate PCB in term of security to ensure cricket resume in country. PM Imran Khan recently expressed his interest to held whole season in the home During a press conference.

PSL first edition was starts in Dubai as foreign players were not willing to visit to Pakistan, international cricket was paused in the country after brutal attack on Sri Lankan team in 2007 in Lahore. most of PSL matches hosted by U.A.E. hosting the league in U.A.E was very costly for PCB and the problem was to pull the crowed to the stadium. even matches in Dubai and Sharjah couldn't fulfill their dues was matter of worry for PCB. and one of the main reason of PSL was to build a bridge to bring cricket in the country.

PCB eventually got succeeded as they managed to host last three FINALS in Pakistan and season 4 was more healthy where Pakistan hosted 8 matches of season 4. This time PCB added one more venue as Karachi host first time. previously Lahore was only venue which PCB use for PSL finals.

PCB finally got achievement to convince the franchise owners to bring their foreign players for the whole event. previous three successful visits of foreign players increase confident to take the decision.

PCB also directed to all franchises to pick only those players who are willing to visit Pakistan for whole season. The draft will likely to be held in November or December 2019.  

PCB also need to resolve their financial issues with all franchises, franchises need bank guarantee and are demanding shares in podcast rights revenue from PCB.

To host entire league season in the country will definitely develop its revenue as audience and local sponsors will also starts investment in the league and will create more job opportunities in the country.

PCB has already start working on renovation of stadiums as per reports Karachi will host 9 matches, Lahore 11, Rawalpindi 8 and Multan will get 8 matches of the season. 

Friday, August 09, 2019

India whitewashed West Indies in T20I series: 2019

India whitewashed West Indies in T20I series 2019 after fifties from captain Kholi and young Rishabh Pant in 3rd T20I at providence stadium Guyana.
Pairing with Skipper Kholi eases chase for young Pant. India chases target of 147 in first delivery of 20th over. Virat Kholi made 59 of 45 with the help of six boundaries while Pant unbeaten 65 comes in just 42 balls where he hits 4 fours and 4 glorious sixes.

Together kholi and Pant starts where India were 27-2 in 4.4 overs in a slowish pitch. And carry the innings to 133 as Kholi sended to pavilion by Oshane Thomas caught by Lewis. Partnership of  106 between these two guided india to a series sweep against the hosts.

Batting first the hosts put 146-6 runs on the board in their 20 over quota.

Credit to Deepak Chahar for his remarkable spell by just 4 runs in 3 overs took 3 important wickets to knee down West Indies.

West Indies found himself 14-3 in 4th over courtesy by Deepak Chahar's outstanding bowling. Lewis once again fails to Deliver. the experiment to send Narine for opening didn't work and hetmyer just add a single run to the score. Thanks to Power-Pollard and Wicket keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran who rescues the innings till 80 runs on the board where Pooran sended back by Saini he manages 17 runs of 23, he put 66 crucial runs partnership with Pollard. With the help of 6-sixes yeah i am right 6-sixes and a single boundary Pollard made 58 of 45 before he further damage India bowling attack Navdeep Saini bowled him with a slower one. Skipper Carlos Braithwaite manages only 10 runs of 7. Rovman Powell with his quick 32 of 20 not out with 2-sixes and single 4 helps West Indies to post 146-6 in 20 overs.

Young Indian team with the absence of many senior players under captaincy of Kholi laid-down West Indies for a series sweep strengthen bench for  India in order to proceed futures game plan. The debutants Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini gets impressive start of their career.
Krunal Pandya who was bring back for this tour earns Man of the Series award for his All-round performance.


1st T20I   India won by 4 wickets

2nd T20I India won by 22 runs (DLS method)

3rd T20I  India won by 7 wickets

Monday, August 05, 2019

Angelo Mathews stars as Sri Lanka whitewash Bangladesh after third ODI

Angelo Mathews stars as Sri Lanka whitewash after third ODI, his brilliant 87 of 90 balls helps Sri lanka post 294 fow 8 in their 50 overs. Since 44 months Sri lanka seal their first ODI series when they defeat Bangladesh as they were already lead the series by 2-0.

The host show their class with bat and completely outclass the visitor with a huge margin of 122 runs.
Kusal Mendis was the second best scorer with epic 54 of 58.

Somya Sarkar and Shafiul Islam shares 3-3 wickets.

While chasing Bangladesh never gets hold on Lankan bowlers. Somya Sarkar with 69 and Taijul Islam 39 not was the best scorer in last ODI. Tamim's poor form continues, yet another disappointing tour for him after world cup 2019 failure, this time he was captaining the visitors for this short tour. he just manage 21 runs in all 3 ODIs. Bangladesh regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza and star All-Rounder Shakib al Hasan was not part of this tour. 

Bangladesh tour was priceless for the hosts, after easter day bombing as Bangladesh was reportedly initially deny to visit Sri Lanka after easter day bombing incident.

Malinga farewell match : Islander given his legend with pride who announces his retirement from odi cricket after first odi.

Sri Lanka dedicated their third victory to Nuwan Kulasekra who also announces his retirement from international cricket.

Angelo Mathews awarded Man of the series for his brilliant performance he scores 48, 52* and 87 runs helps Sri Lanka white wash over Bangladesh.


1st odi:  sri lanka won by 91 runs.

2nd odi: sri lanka won by 7 wickets.

2rd odi: sri lanka won by 122 runs. 

Friday, August 02, 2019

Pakistan upcoming series against Australia 2019

Pakistan upcoming series against Australia 2019, T20s and tests are approved by ICC after their
World Cup 2019 campaign Ends at group stage where they finishes with 11 points same to
NewZealandBut their run rate let them down. Now heading to their future fixtures.

Pakistan Tour of Australia

Pakistan will visit Australia in first week of November for full tour for bilateral series across formats. Pakistan last time visit for bilateral series in 2016-2017. They were to of mountain throughout 2018 under the leadership of Sarfaraz Ahmed they won 11 consecutive series to climb Number-One T20I Rankings in ICC-Men T20I.


  • 1st    T20I: November 03 at Sydney   02:30 Pm Local Time
  • 2nd   T20I: November 05 at Oval       07:10 Pm Local Time
  • 3rd    T20I: November 08 at Perth      04:30 Pm Local Time
  • 1st     Test: November    21-25 at Gabba 10:00 Am
  • 2nd    Test: November   29-Dec-03 at Adelaide 10:00 Am
Pakistan already lose home series (U.A.E) to Australia this year where Australia Delivered clean sweep in 5 ODIs.

Unpredictable Pakistan will land in Australia will under Extreme pressure as visitors loses to Australia their home series with 5-0 and follow by world cup 2019. As well Australia have benefit of their home crowd.

Pakistan vs Australia head to head

  • TEST:           64 matches AUS: 31, PAK: 15, DRAW: 18
  • ODIs:          103 matches AUS: 68, PAK: 32, DRAW: 03
  • T20I:            20 matches  AUS: 07, PAK: 12: DRAW: 01
Year 2019 was not a good year for them especially 50 overs game and Red ball cricket. Pakistan lose to South Africa in All three formats.

Tour of England before world cup 2019 was another disappointment for them as the visitors could'not get a single victory in 5 ODI and Only T20. before start their world campaign.

Monday, July 29, 2019

cricket in United States of America and icc concerns

Cricket in United States of America concerns, ICC is now since past few years consuming their energy in develop of cricket in USA and other associate members. USA cricket team is the team which lead by united states in international level. The team become an associate member of icc in 1965. And was organized by united states of America cricket association.

For over the years US is the leading the world in term of sports. And for many years USA gets more Gold medals in Olympic games. Thats prove that how Americans love sports. American Football, Baseball, Ice hockey, Mixed martial arts, Tennis, Golf, Auto racing, Boxing, Soccer and Basketball are famous games in United States.

Since 1965 united states cricket as associate member of ICC US cricket couldn't makes his place among popular sports. There were also a role of ICC to promote cricket in US. Finally ICC realized and starts investing in associate members. In 2017 USACA's expelled following ICC's concerns over cricket in US and starts financial support. Then new governing body comes in shape of USA Cricket. Current governing body lead by ICC is approaching their way regarding cricket in USA.

In recent years ICC took a wise step, where two test nations INDIA and WEST INDIES given opportunity to USA cricket to host bilateral T20I series is sounds good to promote cricket in country.

Year 2016 India and West indies played two T20I, series gets succeed to pull crowd to the stadium was a good message for cricket in usa. 2nd T20 were washed by rain where batting first West Indies bowled out on 143 in 20th over. In a reply India were 15-0 in 2 overs when rain comes in the way on their chase. match were then finished with no-results.

What a match witnessed by fans in first T20 where batting first West Indies put huge amount of total 245-6 in their 20 overs. Lewis and J charles were top scorers with 100&79.India were right behind the chase. That was one of the best thriller match in T20s history. India carry the chase till last ball, where Dhoni the finisher was campaigner. He nearly did it for india before T20 specialist Brave gets him out with his slower change of face. Kl Rahul busting 110 and Rohit quick 68 went in vains as India manage 244-4 in their 20 overs.

After a successful campaign in 2016, India and West indies are once again heading to US where they will face off for two opening T20s in lauderhill, florida.

Organizing these kind of short tours of big teams with a gap of few months consistently will definitely helps in promoting of cricket in USA. ICC is now well aware and done their best to promote the cricket not only in USA but all over the world as well. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Malinga to quit ODI cricket after first match against Bangladesh of 3 ODIs

maling will retire from ODIs after first odi against Bangladesh

Malinga to quit ODI cricket after first match against Bangladesh of 3 ODIs on July 26 after the first match of the three-ODI series against Bangladesh,The three ODIs Bangladesh will play in Sri Lanka are scheduled for July 26, 28 and 31 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lankan captain Karunaratne told at a press conference in Colombo on Monday.

The 35-year-old fast bowler has played 225 ODIs for Sri Lanka, having claimed 335 wickets at an impressive average of 29.Only Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399) have taken more wickets than Malinga in ODIs for Sri Lanka. it will took a long time for Sri Lankan cricket to fill his Gap.

His international career has been interrupted by injuries. He even took a one-year break from all forms of international cricket in 2016.

The former captain was still Sri Lanka's most successful bowler at the recent World Cup in England with 13 wickets from seven outings to finish third in the list of most successful bowlers in the history of the World Cup with 56 wickets.

Since his 2004 debut against United Arab Emirates, Malinga has been a consistent bowler in limited overs cricket with his ability to execute toe-crushing Yorkers at will, especially in the death overs.

One of his best moment in ODI career has been a match against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. The right-arm fast-bowler took four wickets in four balls against South Africa but South Africa somehow  managed to get overcome the line and won that match by one wicket.

He would like to continue T20Is for Sri Lanka. “I want to play in the T20 World Cup and then end my career,” the 35-year-old had said earlier this year.