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May 22, 2018 12:00 AM ECB’s 100-ball plan ‘blatantly for TV’, says Swann

LONDON: The ECB’s proposed 100-ball format has been cooked up to fit the TV schedules, according to former England spinner Graeme Swann, and not because cricket doesn’t appeal to a younger audience, as chairman Colin Graves has said. “It will be exactly the same as T20 cricket if they get the world’s best players in it,” Swann said on ESPNcricinfo’s

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM PSL tops fielding chart among cricket leagues

LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League 2018 edition saw the best fielding standards across all major T20 franchise cricket leagues around the world, beating out the Indian Premier League, Big Bash League as well as the Caribbean Premier League. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, which sourced data from Cricket21, the PSL third edition, held in February-March

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz T20 Ramazan Cricket begins

ISLAMABAD: As many as 39 teams of Union Councils Rawalpindi are taking part in the 5th Shahbaz Sharif T20 Ramazan Cup Floodlight Tournament 2018 that got under way here at the Government Degree College Satellite Town Ground. Hanif Abbasi, Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab, and Sardar Nasim Mayor Rawalpindi, formally inaugurated the tournament 2

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM Lanning, Raj to feature in women’s exhibition T20

MUMBAI: Australia captain Meg Lanning, superstar all-rounder Ellyse Perry and India ODI captain Mithali Raj are set to be part of the IPL Supernovas team in the Women’s T20 exhibition match in Mumbai. They will face an IPL Trailblazers side that includes Jhulan Goswami, the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODIs, the prolific New Zealand opener Suzie Bates 1

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Stanlake dumps Yorkshire to chase Australia Test dream

SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Billy Stanlake has been withdrawn from his deal with Yorkshire for the Vitality T20 Blast as he switches his focus to proving that he has a future at Test level. The late change of heart, determined by Cricket Australia and Stanlake’s representatives following Justin Langer’s appointment as head coach, leaves Yorkshire 3

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Canada’s inaugural T20 league to begin in June

TORONTO: Global T20 Canada, the new six-team franchise league organised by Cricket Canada, will take place between June 28 and July 15. Each team will play six games in the league phase: an initial round-robin followed by a single-match second round in which the teams will play one other opponent. The top four teams after the league phase advance to the playoffs 1

May 15, 2018 12:00 AM KG Ramazan Festival T20 formally inaugurated

KARACHI: The 33rd Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Festival Twenty20 for the Omar Associates Trophy was inaugurated formally by Nadeem Omar, president-elect of Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA), and Akbar Iqbal Puri, president of Karachi Gymkhana, here on Monday. Earlier, the details of the four-week event were unveiled at a media briefing by Akhtar Munir 3

May 12, 2018 12:00 AM Nain Abidi returns to national team for Asia Cup

KARACHI: Nain Abidi has been named in Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the Women’s T20 Asia Cup, which will be played from June 3 to 10 in Malaysia. Apart from Pakistan, women teams from India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Thailand will compete for the title.Abidi, a top-order batter, took a break from sport after the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. She was married

May 9, 2018 12:00 AM KG Ramazan T20 draws announced

KARACHI: The draws of the 33rd Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Twenty20 Cricket Tournament for the Omar Associates Trophy were taken out in the presence of the representatives of the teams at the club on Tuesday. Last year’s winners Advance Telecom and losing semi-finalists Dollar East are not playing this time, but quite a few outfits will make their debut 5

May 3, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan remain on top in T20s

LAHORE: Pakistan national cricket team is maintaining its top spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings, continuing to hold a four-point lead over second-placed Australia, with India at No.3 after gaining two points in the latest update. According to ICC T20 Men’s Team Rankings, the top-7 positions in the list have remained static 4