Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), seeking alteration in the current financial model of the league. The PSL teams decided to lodge the case after reportedly suffering huge losses since the inception of the league due to the ‘faulty’ financial model. Franchises complained that they suffer massive losses due to the event.
Australian great and Pakistan Super League (PSL) regular Dean Jones passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. Jones, 59, was in India for the coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He was a two-time winner of the PSL with Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018. The last position he held in the league was of the head coach of Karachi Kings in PSL 2020.
Zimbabwe Cricket have received government permission for a six-match limited overs tour of Pakistan in October-November. The teams will play three One-Day Internationals between October 30 and November 3, and another three Twenty20 International fixtures that have been pencilled in for Nov 7-10. The ODI series will be part of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets in four consecutive balls during the T20 Vitality Blast match against Middlesex in Southampton, The 20-year-old is only the seventh player to take four wickets in four balls in a T20. Before Sunday, Afridi was having a poor season for Hampshire and was being taken to the cleaners by the batsmen.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the remaining matches of the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) would be played in November. The PSL matches were suspended on March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The four matches will be played in Lahore on November 14, 15, 17 with only the Qualifier and Eliminator 1 to be a double-header.
After politicians and actors, Pakistani cricketers are also hooked to the Turkish TV blockbuster Ertugrul. Speaking to reporters via teleconference, captain Azhar Ali said that the series is being used as an unlikely motivator for the Pakistan team ahead of their must-win third Test clash against England. “There is hardly any player who is not watching Ertugrul,” said Azhar.
Turkish series Dirilis Ertugrul’s popularity in Pakistan has reached unmatched levels and heightened admiration for Halime Sultan could be leading her to Pakistan Super League (PSL). In a Tweet, Esra Bilgic AKA Halime Sultan, hinted that she might be joining Peshawar Zalmi as a brand ambassador. Earlier the owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi, had also hinted the same on Twitter.
All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has tested negative for Covid-19, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said he along with seven other players have contracted the disease. In a Tweet, Hafeez clarified that a subsequent examination at a private laboratory in Lahore had cleared him. He added that his family had also tested negative and attached a picture of his medical report.
Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said on Thursday. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga. Aluthgamage said he “did not want to disclose” the plot at the time.
An upcoming housing estate in Melbourne, Australia has named its streets after legendary cricketers from around the world, including some famous names from Pakistan. The streets in the Rockbank Suburb have been named after Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Inzamamul Haq, Javed Miandad and Shoaib Akhtar. Property Developer Varun Sharma revealed that after naming the streets, the inquiries doubled in number.