Messi open to playing in 2026 World Cup

Messi open to playing in 2026 World Cup

BUENOS AIRES: After hoisting his first World Cup trophy with Argentina in December, Lionel Messi said that tournament would be his last, but now it appears he’s open to the possibility of playing in the 2026 event. “Because of age it’ll be difficult to make 2026,” Messi, 35, told Diario Ole, a sports newspaper in […]

Spinner Rehan Ahmed gets England white-ball call-up for Banglades tour

LONDON: England picked teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed in their white-ball squads for the first time on Thursday ahead of next month’s tour of Bangladesh. The 18-year-old Leicestershire bowler became England’s youngest men’s Test cricketer against Pakistan in Karachi in December and marked his debut in style with a five-wicket haul. Ahmed had played just three […]

Kamran, Sami and Yasir named PCB selection committee members

LAHORE: Days after being made chairman of the junior team selection committee, former Pakistan Test wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal got another role when he was named as one of three members of the Pakistan men’s national selection committee. The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Wednesday that Kamran and his former Pakistan team-mates Mohammad Sami and Yasir […]

J-K’s Abid Mushtaq picked to bowl Australian team in nets

J-K’s Abid Mushtaq picked to bowl Australian team in nets

After scalping 32 wickets in 7 matches of Ranji Trophy, J-K’s Abid Mushtaq is set to bowl to touring Australian team in nets ahead of their test series against India, reported Kashmir Sports Watch (KSW). Australian team left from Sydney to India on 31 January and will hold a 4-day training camp in Bengaluru before […]

Arthur to return to Pakistan setup as ‘consultant’, confirms Sethi

Arthur to return to Pakistan setup as ‘consultant’, confirms Sethi

LAHORE: Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is set to return to the national team setup, but in a consultancy role, the country’s cricket board’s interim Management Committee chairman Najam Sethi told Dawn on Monday. “The negotiations are being finalised with Mickey Arthur to work as a consultant with the Pakistan team with his own handpicked […]

Najam Sethi says PSL ‘biggest T20 brand’ after IPL as schedule for 8th edition announced

Najam Sethi says PSL ‘biggest T20 brand’ after IPL as schedule for 8th edition announced

Najam Sethi, who is heading a panel governing the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) affairs till a chairman is elected, said on Friday that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was the “biggest T20 brand” after the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he announced the schedule for the eighth edition of the tournament. Addressing a press conference […]

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