A host of Pakistani players are currently in England to play in the various local leagues with the objective of improving skills and also to draw the attention of the national selectors to their abilities to play in alien conditions.
Mohammad Abbas leads a trio of Pakistan fast bowlers who have moved up in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after contributing in a memorable nine-wicket victory over England in the Lord’s Test that ended on Sunday.
On the eve of the Lord’s Test, Sheikh Sarbuland, with a life-long association with cricket, emerges as a patriotic Pakistan supporter, in a league of his own, Furnished with home-cooked Aaloo parathas, in the joyful company of friends
Fawad Alam: Club cricket in the United Kingdom can be a big plus for batsmen as you are gaining experience in conditions that are alien to you and you are expected to carry the team forward as the overseas professional.
On the fifth and final day of Ireland’s historic first Test match, there was no fairy tale finish for Ireland, as Pakistan won by five wickets in this one off Test match. Some great cricket, some rock and roll and some interesting weather, all made up for an intriguing contest.
9.40am Saturday 13th January was the moment Faisalabad cricket lost one of its esteemed cricket figures: Shaukat Abbas, a first-class cricketer, administrator, coach and umpire, breathed his last, four days short of his 72nd birthday.