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Chaudhry Sports victorious in Veterans T20 Cricket

Chaudhry Sports victorious in Veterans T20 Cricket

LAHORE – Chaudhry Sports beat Lahore Tigers by four runs in the Amar Cables veterans T20 Cricket here on Tuesday. Batting first, Chaudhry Sports scored 157 for nine and in reply Lahore Tigers scored 153 for nine. Azizur Rehman scored 59 for the winning side and Naseer Bhatti topscored for the losing side with 70. Meanwhile, Lucky Stars and Shining Club marched into the next round of East Zone Cricket Championship. Lucky Stars outplayed Dharampura Club by five wickets at Jallo Ground

Amar Cables T20 Cricket begins

LAHORE – The Amar Cables Veteran Twenty20 Cricket Tournament rolled into action at Ali Garh Cricket Club of Model Town. On the opening day, Stags and Aamar Cables won their matches and the chief guest SPM head Aizad Sayid gave the Man of the Match award to Sajjad Akber. Eight teams are taking part in the event and the awards for the concluding day are: Winner Rs.50,000, Runners Up 25,000, Player of the Tournament Rs.7500, Best Bowler Rs.5000, Best Batsman Rs.5000, Best All rounder

Cricket World Cup reschedules Sunni conference

LAHORE – Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) has rescheduled the country wide “Istehkam-i-Pakistan Sunni Conference” for April 17 at Minar-i-Pakistan. “March 23 is the day of Cricket World Cup’s quarter final, therefore we have readjusted our program,” announced SIC Chairman Fazl-i-Karim in a press conference on Monday at the Lahore Press Club. Fazl told the media that SIC will protest on Friday against the rise in price level and expected release of Raymond Davis. He asked the government to

19 arrested for gambling on cricket matches

FAISALABAD – Raza Abad police arrested two separate groups of cricket lovers after a tip off that they were gambling on cricket World Cup matches. Reportedly, a total of 19 arrests were made and thousands of rupees recovered that had been put on stake at the cricket match between India and England.
Raza Abad Station House Officer (SHO) Shahid Sarwar Alvi raided two separate places in Raza Abad and arrested Adnan, Bilal, Shahbaz, Sajjad, Ghulam Muhammad, Irfan, Kashif, Shahbaz,

Workshop lift Railways Divisional Cricket title

LAHORE – Workshop clinched the final of Pakistan Railways Divisional Cricket Championship 2011, played at Railway Stadium. Workshop defeated Lahore by 119 runs. DS Officer Workshop Nasir Khalili was the chief guest while Rashad Mehmood presided over the function.
Workshop piled up 267 runs in 45 overs, with Shahbaz Butt (91), Sohail Idriss (83), Asif Khan (27) among the top-scorers. Kashif Naveed took two wickets for Lahore, who were later bundled out for 148. M Mehdi (47) and

Afridi praises Misbah, Younis for ‘mature cricket’

COLOMBO – Captain Shahid Afridi said Pakistan had sent out a clear message of intent to their World Cup rivals after beating Sri Lanka by 11 runs in a tight Group A encounter on Saturday. Pakistan scored 277 for 7 in their 50 overs with Misbah-ul-Haq hitting an unbeaten 83 and Younis Khan scoring 72 before restricting the home team to 266-9.
“That was a big game and the boys all knew how big that game was,” said Afridi, praising Misbah and Younis for very mature cricket. Afridi,

Limited-overs cricket tournament from 27th

KARACHI – NIT and Rover Cricket Club Karachi are jointly organising a limited-overs cricket tournament at the Aga Khan School Ground, adjacent to the Aga Khan Gymkhana in Garden East, from February 27.
Ten teams are participating in the tournament, which is spread across three weekends. The final would be held on March 13. A large number of former cricket icons and enthusiasts are expected to attend the event.

Pepsi unveils interactive 3D cricket game

Lahore – Keeping the tradition of promoting cricket in Pakistan alive, Pepsi marked another first with the launch of Pepsi Cricket Revolution, Pakistan’s first and the world’s best PC cricket game.
Pakistan-based Mindstrom Studios has been working on the Pepsi Cricket Revolution, which is a 3D multiplayer cricket sports action title. With innovative gameplay, single and multiplayer game modes, local and global tournaments, and challenging opponents, it is an unprecedented gaming

Lahore in Railways Cricket final

LAHORE – Lahore entered the final of the Pakistan Railways Divisional Cricket Championship 2011 after beating Rawalpindi by 67 runs at the Railway Stadium.
Lahore scored 227 for the loss of nine wickets, in 40 overs. Afzal Shah was the star of the match, scoring 115. He was declared man of the match. Other contributiors for Lahore were Kashif Naveed (34) and Sibtain Sarwar (34). Rawalpindi’s Mujahid Amin took three wickets after conceding 67 runs, and was supported by Nasir Malik

Cricket ki Jeet gets huge response

LAHORE – Zong’s Cricket Ki Jeet – a promotional campaign for cricket enthusiasts – has received an overwhelming response on its launch, even in the initial stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Zong Marketing Head Salman Wassay said sports in general and cricket especially was very close to everyone’s heart and Zong focused on offering a special activity timed with one of the largest sporting events for Pakistan.
Zong’s special cricket transmission on a TV channel asks 10

CRICKET WORLD CUP – Place your bets gentlemen!

LAHORE – Gamblers and bookmakers come to business as Cricket World Cup 2011 begins today in Dhaka, with an opening match between Bangladesh and India.
STAKES: Underground bookmakers or bookies have already put bets worth billions on the world cup winner. According to one estimate, nearly Rs 40,000 crore could exchange hands through illegal betting in this world cup. According to a bookmaker’s rates, India’s rate is set at Rs 3.20 (if one bets Rs 1000 on India and it wins, the

Blind cricket team leave for Australia on Friday

LAHORE – The Pakistan Blind Cricket team leaves for Australia in the wee hours of Friday to play a series against their South Australian counterparts. The team will leave for Melbourne via Bangkok from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport Karachi. The Pakistan team will play three T20s and three ODIs in Australia.

LG unleashes its cricket World Cup campaign

LAHORE – LG Electronics, Global Digital Leader and one of the major sponsors of cricket World Cup, today, unleashed its marketing and promotional campaign titled ‘LG LAO World Cup JAO’ for cricket World Cup 2011. Details of the World Cup campaign were announced at a press conference held at LG Care and Delight Centre in Karachi.
The campaign aims to bring excitement among the cricket lovers by offering exotic instant prizes on purchase of any LG product during the eight week

Cricket SA president ousted

JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa President Mtutuzeli Nyoka was ousted by the federation’s members in a vote of no-confidence Saturday morning, the organisation said on its website. “With immediate effect, the position of Dr M. Nyoka as president of Cricket South Africa is terminated,” the federation said.
Nyoka, who did not attend the meeting, was voted out by an “overwhelming majority” of Cricket South Africa’s 11 affiliate presidents. Nyoka had locked horns with the

Raaziq Cricket Premier League final today

LAHORE: The final of the 1st Raaziq Cricket Premier League will be played today (February 12) at Railway Stadium Lahore Ufone will take on Nestle and Chairman and CEO Raaziq Group Muhammad Nadeem Khan will be the chief guests along with international cricketer Nasir Jamshed.
The Raaziq CPL League is the tournament played among 12 teams divided in two groups. Four teams qualify for the semi-finals. In the first semi-final, Ufone beat Telenor and in the second match, Nestle beat

Cricket greats feature in new Indian film

MUMBAI – As teams prepare for the cricket World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, some of the game’s greatest players are gearing up for an appearance of a different kind — in a new Bollywood film.
Former Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram, ex-England captains Nasser Hussain and Graham Gooch, South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs and Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds all feature in ‘Patiala House’, which is to be released on Friday.
The film stars Akshay Kumar, an actor

Cricket squad returns, Afridi confident

LAHORE – The Pakistan cricket squad returned Monday night from Auckland, New Zealand after winning the Test as well as ODI series against the hosts. Pakistan won the 2-test match series 1-0 and later beat New Zealand 3-2 in the ODI series, with one match abandoned due to rains. This was Pakistan’s first ODI series win over the hosts in 18 years.
Pakistan however, lost the the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has said that every player of his side

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