South African Fast Bowler Wayne Parnell Accepts Islam

The South African left-arm fast bowler Wayne Parnell has accepted Islam as his new religion. He, if selected in future, will now be third Muslim in current South African team along with Hashim Amla and Pakistan born Imran Tahir. A South African news agency Independent Online published news that Wayne Parnell has converted to Islamic faith. Proteas’ team manager Dr Mohammad Moosajee confirmed the news by saying: “It was his choice to

Pakistan Announced Squad for Zimbabwe Tour

Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief selector Mohsin Khan, today, announced 16-member squad of Pakistan which will tour Zimbabwe to play a Test, 3 ODI’s and a T20I. Misbah-ul-Haq, as reported earlier, is set to lead Pakistan in all three formats. It is first time that Misbah is officially named captain to lead Pakistan in Twenty20 cricket though he has captained once in 2009 against Australia in Dubai. The notable inclusions in

Saad Shahid – Rising Squash Sensation

His lover affair with squash began when he was seven years old and today he is one of the most promising players in the world of squash.  Roshan Khan Jehangir Khan Squash Club in Karachi was the nursery where Saad Shahid came into being as a Squash player.  Moving through international tournaments like a hurricane, he has established his superiority by winning the Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Italian and German Junior Open events in just

Is This the END Game?

Do you get the feeling that cricket has lost its popularity in Pakistan? People aren’t talking about it that much. There’s very little enthusiasm about any upcoming series. Other than the new Pepsi advert, there’s not a lot of the sport on TV either. Seriously! Even the Faysal Bank T20 tournament came and went without a buzz… Usually this tournament‘s a popular draw. Suddenly we hear about children organizing and playing

Coach! Captain? Cup!

So, you guys must have heard of the report that our coach Mr. Waqar Younis has submitted to the board. So the verdict is out, according to our coach’s report “I have to give full credit to Misbah as he has stabilized the team and leads from the front. His performance is also outstanding. He makes the boys feel comfortable and relaxed so they actually enjoy their cricket. He is

Pakistan Women Win, Again!

How I would have loved it if the title referred to men’s cricket in Pakistan. But… it is the women of the country that are bringing home the accolades. The recently concluded ODI and T20 quadrangular series in Sri Lanka saw Pakistan as the winners among Sri Lanka, Ireland and Netherlands. This is not men’s cricket my friend! These teams are not considered underdogs in women’s cricket. Come to think

Misbah-ul-Haq: The Anchor of a Storm-hit Yacht

Identical to country’s politics, sometimes Pakistan Cricket has to face negative criticism despite good performances. The recent catastrophes of Pakistan Cricket have buried fans to pessimism that even when someone does good they think there is something fishy. He is selfish; plays for himself, puts team in trouble and walks out clean, and some cynics even consider him a conspirator to snatch captaincy by scoring runs in bulk. Amidst all

Round 238 – Coach vs. Captain – Fight!

I’ve never been as positive about the Pakistan cricket team as I was at the end of the third ODI against the West Indies. After the spot fixing scandal, the string of defeats, the Zulqernain debacle, etc., etc., there was a change that everyone was talking about.  The team looked like a unit under one captain. And the coach seemed to be well placed with the players. This materialized into

Jansher “The King” Khan

For almost fifty years Pakistan had dominated the world of Squash. The era began with the great Hashim Khan who revolutionized squash with his fitness craze and ended with Jansher Khan. Just imagine coming onto the scene when legendary Jahangir khan was at his prime and had just completed a record run of wins, remaining unbeaten. But Jansher picked up where Jahangir Khan had left off. After JK senior, JK

Australia the Victors at the 2011 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Final

Pakistan hockey has been struggling for the past 17 years since winning the 1994 olympics.  This long dry spell was finally broken in Nov 2010 when Pakistan won the Asian Games final and brought home gold.  Between Nov 2010 and now, things have been looking up for the Pakistan hockey team.  Their performance in the Azlan Shah Cup 2011 has been very good despite a couple of losses.  The win