Sports Round up
PCB on Sunday confirmed that the final of this year’s Pakistan Super League to be held in Lahore.
The PCB has confirmed that they are now working on the plans to bring the international players to the country, and if the players are not comfortable with the security arrangements, the PCB is also working on backup plans to replace these players.International cricket stalled in Pakistan since the attack on Sri Lanka team bus back in 2009.Only Zimbabwe became the full member team to tour Pakistan in 2015 for a short series.In order to revive international cricket in the country, the PCB has also extended an invitation to West Indies to tour Pakistan for a two-match T20 series in Lahore.
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In a shocking incident Afghanistan cricketer Shapoor Zadran was attacked by a group of unidentified gunmen, who opened fire at the vehicle he was travelling in along with his brother.
Nobody was hurt in the incident that happened on Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, while the attackers managed to escape the scene after their futile attempt.
Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said about his team’s lackluster performance in the recently-concluded three-Test series against Australia
Inzamam, however, expressed hope that the team would perform better in the five ODI series with the inclusion of many fresh and talented players in the squad.“First of all we couldn’t play well under pressure and twice our batsmen failed to hold their nerve for even two sessions of the day which is quite unfortunate.Even when they were in strong position, our batsmen could not show aggression.
Terry off as Chelsea cruise in FA Cup
John Terry's dismissal took the gloss off Chelsea's comfortable 4-1 victory over third-tier Peterborough United on Sunday, which took the Premier League leaders into the FA Cup fourth round.Two goals from Pedro Rodriguez and strikes from Michy Batshuayi and Willian ensured Antonio Conte's side avoided any chance of an embarrassing slip.
Opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad is optimistic about his return to the national team and vows if given chance, he will deliver.
Talking to The Nation, Shahzad said: “I am keeping eyes on West Indies matches, let’s see if given chance, I will prove my worth and play leading role in helping my team score crucial victories.”