Team finalized for WC comprised of best players: Ehsan Mani
According to sources, Ehsan Mani held a meeting with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House where he showed confidence in the selected World Cup squad.
Speaker NA Asad Qaiser said that he was hopeful that Pakistan will do well in the tournament, adding that current government is taking many steps to ensure promotion of the sport.
During the meeting, several affairs pertaining to cricket and other matters came under discussion including recent Inter-Parliamentary Cricket Tournament which was held in London.
Asad Qaiser also lauded PCB for their cooperation in successfully holding training camps for teams of Inter-Parliamentary Cricket Tournament.
'Shattered': Sri Lankan cricketer recounts church bombing horror
Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived one of the deadly blasts that killed more than 350 people in the island nation on Easter Sunday, and says the horrific scenes have left him "scared" to go out.
The 27-year-old all-rounder skipped Easter service at St Sebastian´s Church in his hometown of Negombo because of a long trip the day before, he told ESPNcricinfo.
It was among six churches and hotels targeted by suicide bombers who killed 359 people and injured hundreds more -- the worst violence seen in the country since a civil war ended a decade ago.
"Normally I would have gone to church... (but) I was tired," Shanaka told the website in comments published Monday.
"That morning, when I was at my house, I heard a sound, and then people were saying a bomb had gone off at the church. I rushed there, and I´ll never forget the ...
Team will give its best, play quality cricket during the World Cup: Sarfaraz
Head coach Mickey Arthur on Monday said the Pakistan team is fully prepared for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and expressed faith in the players’ ability to win the trophy.
Addressing a joint press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, on the eve of the team’s departure to England for a bilateral ODI series and T20I, Arthur stressed that the players will have to give it their all.
“We have worked really hard over the past two years. We are as prepared as we can be [for the World Cup]. We have to bring [out] all our capabilities to produce results in our favour,” the coach said.
On Yasir Shah’s call-up as a replacement for Shadab Khan, who has been ruled out of the England series due to a virus-related illness, Arthur said it was a “like for ...