The Pakistani left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Haseeb Ullah and the right-arm pacer Awais Ali were selected for ICC’s ‘Most Valuable Team’ of the U19 World Cup. According to details, the ICC has announced a 12-member strong ‘Most Valuable Team’ of the U-19 World Cup from different teams. The Green Shirts finished fifth in the tournament.
Winter Olympics 2022 will be seeing only one participant from Pakistan- 26-year-old Muhammad Karim from Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistan’s lone soldier will represent 220 million countrymen in the Alpine Skiing Slalom event on Feb 16. Pakistan’s four-member contingent left for Beijing on Tuesday from Lahore and will reach Beijing on Wednesday.
Australia’s first visit to Pakistan since 1998 has received a final all-clear. The tour, which comprises three Tests, three ODIs and a T20I, has been on the cards since November 2021. Both boards have been making steady progress towards the series going ahead, and now after a final pre-trip security briefing Cricket Australia has given its full endorsement.
Youngster Mohammad Hasnain has been barred from all form national and international cricket due to illegal bowling action. The PCB banned Hasnain from further participation in the ongoing seventh edition of the Pakistan Super Leaginue (PSL) as well as any form of international cricket after a bowling examination found that his right arm exceeds the permissible 15-degree limit.
Hockey Olympian Rashid-ul-Hasan was shockingly banned by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for ten years for his apparent use of abusive language against the country’s Prime Minister. Rashid had reportedly offensively criticized the decline of the country’s hockey on a social media platform. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games gold medallist, has however categorically denyied the allegations of using offensive language.
Former England captain, Michael Vaughan, believes Pakistan Super League (PSL) is the second-best T20 tournament in the world after the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). His comments came during the high-scoring encounter between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United. Mohammad Rizwan-led Multan Sultan won by 20 runs, registering their fourth consecutive win in the ongoing tournament.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Lahore Qalandars became the first team to score over 200 runs in an innings. After scoring 206 runs against Multan Sultans, which ended in a losing cause despite a huge total. In the PSL, teams have reached a two-hundred-run benchmark 18 times so far. The Lahore Qalandars have scored 200 or more runs five times.
ICC awarded Pakistani paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi the title of a cricketer of the year for his excellent performance in 2021. The youngster Afridi won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year as he took 78 wickets in 36 matches at an average of 22.20. He had the best bowling figure of 6/51.
Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, and star batsman have been named the ODI Cricketer of the Year by the international cricket governing body. The award is in recognition of his outstanding performance in 2021. He was the second-highest scorer and Player of the Match in both victories of Pakistan in the 2-1 series.
Fatima Sana was named Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year for 2021 by the International Cricket Council (ICC). She is the first woman to win an ICC award from her country. In a statement, ICC said the 20-year-old cricketer had impressive performances with both the bat and the ball in 2021. The all-around efforts of Fatima Sana in 2021 impressed everyone.