What will Pakistan team’s selection committee look like in future?

KARACHI: In continuation of the ongoing shuffle within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the team’s management, the board has laid out new formula for the future of the national side’s selection committee, sources told Geo News on Wednesday. The sources say that the selection panel will now feature white-ball and red-ball coaches along with the relevant captain of the relevant format and will also include former cricketers Mohammad Yousuf, and Asad Shafiq. The revamped formula for the selection committee comes in light of the repercussions of the Green Shirts’ dismal performance and early…

Imad Wasim clears the air on rumoured spat with Babar Azam

After joining the national T20I squad post-withdrawing his retirement, Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim rejected his rumoured rifts with Babar Azam, saying no one has any issues with the skipper. Imad said that Pakistan are keen on winning the T20 World Cup 2024 under the captaincy of Babar. “We have no issues with Babar. He is the captain of the team and we are all supporting him,” said Imad. “Maybe Babar has become captain again because he will lead us to the World Cup trophy.” The left-hander is also keen on…

PAK vs NZ: Visitors level series by seven-wicket victory over Green Shirts

New Zealand made a comeback in third of the five-match T20I series against Pakistan by successfully chasing the 179-run target via steady batting resistance led by Mark Chapman’s 87 off 42. The series is now level at 1-1 with two matches remaining in Lahore. The matches are scheduled on April 25 and 27 at the Gaddafi Stadium. New Zealand had a great start to the 179-run target with openers Tim Robinson (28) and Tim Seifert (21), scoring 42 runs for the first wicket. The home side looked to stage a…

Rain likely to play spoilsport during Pakistan, New Zealand series

RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan team looks to take on New Zealand in the upcoming home series set to commence on April 18, rain is likely to play spoilsport in at least three of the five T20I matches.  The city is likely to witness thunderstorms and rainfall tomorrow, with the downpour expected to continue throughout the week. Also the rain is expected on April 18, 20 and 21 — the fixtures of the three matches at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Meanwhile, the rest of the two matches will be played in Lahore…

Cristiano Ronaldo mocks Erik ten Hag?

Fans of Manchester United believe that Cristiano Ronaldo made fun of Erik ten Hag when he posted on social media with the caption “happy days” soon after their defeat against Chelsea. Ten Hag’s team is still a few points out of fifth place, which might earn them a position in the Champions League for the following season, according to The Mirror. There are rumours that Ten Hag will be removed in the dugout since he has failed to build on his successful rookie season. One of the most important decisions made…

‘Strategic move’: PCB explains decision to replace Shaheen Afridi with Babar Azam

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has replaced Shaheen Shah Afridi as captain of T20I with Babar Azam, in a move aimed at ensuring “well-being” of players. In a statement on Sunday, the country’s top cricket authority announced Babar Azam as the new white-ball captain of the Pakistan Men’s national cricket team. Babar has already led Pakistan in 43 ODIs and 71 T20Is between 2019 and 2023. The cricket governing board said it overhauled the white-ball leadership “in a strategic move aimed at ensuring player well-being and peak performance”. Babar, renowned…

Islamabad United crowned champions of PSL 9 after nail-biting final against Multan Sultans

Islamabad United have clinched the title of PSL season 9, after beating Multan Sultans by 2 wickets in the National Bank Stadium, Karachi in a nail-biting match on Monday. Shadab Khan-led Islamabad, who have now won their third PSL title, adding to their title wins in 2016 and 2018, have rewritten the record books as the most successful team in the event’s history. Subsequently, Multan Sultans, led by Muhammad Rizwan, have lost the last 3 finals. In 2022 & 2023 finals, Multan were beaten by the Lahore Qalanders. The target…

Messi, Suaerz rekindle old spark as Inter Miami beat Orlando with 5-0 victory

Inter Miami secured a resounding 5-0 victory over Orlando City at Chase Stadium, marking their second win in the first three matches of the new MLS season, leaving fans in awe of their team’s commanding performance. The 37-year-old Luis Suarez, in only his third MLS match, showcased his scoring  skill with two goals and two assists. The Uruguayan forward wasted no time, finding the net within four minutes of the match, courtesy of Julian Gressel’s assist.  Suarez’s immediate impact continued as he doubled the lead in the 11th minute, capitalising…

Namibia’s Loftie-Eaton breaks T20 cricket world record

Namibia’s eminent batsman Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton Tuesday became the fastest batter to score a T20 hundred after smashing a century off just 33 balls against Nepal. The record was previously held by Nepal’s Kushal Malla, who hit one off 34 balls versus Mongolia last year. With the help of 11 fours and eight sixes, the batter notched up 101 off just 36 deliveries and reached the hundred on the 33rd delivery with a four. Loftie-Eaton displayed the heroics in the first T20I of the Nepal Tri-Nation T20I series against the…

Brahim Diaz secures Real Madrid victory in Champions League clash against Leipzig

Real Madrid’s Brahim Diaz stole the spotlight with a dazzling solo goal, securing a 1-0 victory against RB Leipzig in a thrilling Champions League last-16 first-leg encounter.  The Champions League match, filled with twists and turns, leaves the Spanish giants in a favourable position for the return leg on March 6. Leipzig started energetically, with an early disallowed goal adding to the drama. Striker Benjamin Sesko’s apparent opener was ruled out after a VAR review, leaving both teams locked in a tense battle. Real gradually found their footing, and the…