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Misbah hoping PSL’s ripple effects same as IPL

PSL viewership figures were as high as 55 per cent for some matches. — Photo courtesy: PCB ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has hailed the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a success for the country that will help the team reverse its slide in the game's shortest format. The 41-year-old veteran struck the winning runs for Islamabad United ... Read More »

National Command Authority calls for strategic restraint pact in S. Asia

ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Command Authority (NCA) has renewed the proposal for a regional Strategic Restraint Regime as it expressed alarm over India’s growing conventional and nuclear arsenals. The NCA — the principal decision-making body on nuclear issues — at its meeting presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, “took note of the growing conventional and strategic weapons’ development ... Read More »

‘Nuclear deterrence is a factor of stability in South Asia’

-Photo courtesy ISPR ISLAMABAD: The National Command Authority on Wednesday stated that nuclear deterrence is a factor of stability in South Asia and expressed its resolve to maintain full spectrum deterrence, in line with the policy of credible minimum deterrence. Ahead of the upcoming nuclear security summit to be held next month in the US, Pakistan has ratified the Convention ... Read More »

‘Under pressure’ Afridi unsure about retirement after World T20

Shahid Afridi celebrates taking a wicket. — AP/File Pakistan’s T20 skipper Shahid Afridi on Wednesday hinted at reconsidering his decision to retire after the World T20 in India. Afridi, 35, said he is under “a lot of pressure” from family, friends and elders who believe “there is no need to retire from T20s”. “For a while now there is a ... Read More »

Super Smith fires Islamabad United to Pakistan Super League title

A fiery fifty from Dwayne Smith propelled Islamabad United to the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) title as Misbah-ul-Haq's side defeated Quetta Gladiators by six wickets in the final. It was a dramatic finish for United who defeated the PSL's big guns Peshawar Zalmi to storm into the final. And Smith ensured they continued their march even in the pressure ... Read More »