Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’


July 16th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt said in Lahore on 15th July 2009, that he will continue to make efforts to revive Pakistan’s status as a 2011 World Cup host even after the event’s organisers redistributed the country’s share of matches between India, Sri Lanka and Bangla Desh.

ICC World Cup 2011

ICC World Cup 2011

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted by three South Asian Test cricket playing countries; India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Fourteen national cricket teams are scheduled to compete in The World Cup which will be held during February and March 2011.

The World Cup was originally to have been hosted by Pakistan as well, but in the wake of the attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore outside the Gaddafi Stadium on 3rd. March 2009, the International Cricket Council (ICC) were forced to strip Pakistan of its hosting rights.  (more…)

ICC T20 FINAL – Pakistan vs SriLanka

June 21st, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »


Pakistan won the ICC world Twenty20 tournament in an exciting finish at a packed Lord’s Stadium when Sri Lanka’s total of 138-6 was overhauled by them with eight balls remaining. It was a great day for Pakistan.

Mohammed Aamir’s first over, which was a wicket maiden, gave the required impetus to Pakistan to look forward to the smell of victory.

Batting first, Srri Lanka made a dismal start and at one stage were 70 for 6, but  some positive running between the wickets from Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews saw nine runs come off a Saeed Ajmal over and then Gul was slammed for 14 in an over. (more…)