Fans Forced Me Not to Accept IPL Invitation: Ramiz Raja

Ramiz Raja believes that India-Pakistan bilateral cricket is a political game. PCB chairman stated that it would be unfortunate if 2-3 cricketers who are board presidents or chairmen could not resume bilateral cricket with their respective countries after resigning from their positions.

I’ve had conversations with Sourav Ganguly on the sidelines, and he has his concerns, unfortunately. Since their white-ball series in 2012–2013, Pakistan and India have only met at ICC events. PCB brought up the issue on various platforms but didn’t get a favorable response because of political interference.

Ramiz Raja has revealed that he did not accept the BCCI’s invitation to play in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) because of pressure from cricket fans. Ramiz: I thought if I went there, fans would be spared, and I didn’t want to disappoint them.

He also said that accepting the invitation could lead to the resumption of bilateral cricket with Sri Lanka.

Pakistan Climbs to 3rd Spot in ICC ODI Rankings After 15 Years

Pakistan’s cricket team has climbed to third place in the ICC ODI rankings after 15 years. New Zealand and England stay in the 1st and 2nd position respectively. Pakistan displaced Australia from the third spot after losing to Sri Lanka in the first ODI.

This is Pakistan’s second jump in the ODI rankings this month. The Babar Azam-led ODI side has won four series out of five this year.

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 New Zealand 12 1,505 125
2  England 19 2,353 124
3  Pakistan 19 2,005 106
4  Australia 20 2,102 105
5  India 22 2,304 105
6  South Africa 19 1,872 99
7  Bangladesh 24 2,275 95
8  Sri Lanka 25 2,143 86
9  West Indies 32 2,306 72
10  Afghanistan 18 1,238 69

Umar Akmal Files Complaint Against Police Officer in Rs. 11 Lakh Fraud Case

Umar Akmal has filed a complaint with the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Investigation regarding the progress of the Rs. 11 lakh fraud case.

But the investigating officer Tariq has removed the accused’s name from the case file, police said.

The batsman was arrested years ago for allegedly thrashing a traffic warden, Zeshan, and tearing his uniform after being stopped for violating a signal.

PSG’s Muslim Star Refuses to Play After Being Forced to Wear Rainbow Flag

As indicated by reports, Paris Saint Germain’s protective midfielder, Idrissa Gana Gueye, would not play in their Ligue 1 match against Montpellier in light of the fact that he would have rather not played in a shirt highlighting the rainbow banner.

The rainbow banner is an image of the LGBTQ+ people group and as indicated by sources, Gueye would have rather not supported the local area because of his Muslim confidence.

As per the media, Gueye was completely fit and accessible for choice for the French heroes yet as later explained by their mentor, Mauricio Pochettino, “Gueye needed to pass in the group sheet because of individual reasons.”

The Senegalese star’s nonappearance from the crew brought up issue marks in the French media as they named him as a homophobe.

French media distributions additionally called attention to that Gueye missed the installations same time last season for what the club revealed the player to be experiencing ‘stomach issues’.

In spite of the shortfall of the previous Everton star from the line-up, PSG got a 4-0 win against Montpellier. Argentinian football hotshot, Lionel Messi, scored a support as PSG raised their 25th win of the mission. They have previously gotten the Ligue 1 title, their eighth title over the most recent 10 years, and tenth title by and large.

New Govt Delays Islamabad Stadium Project for 2025 Champions Trophy

The adjustment of the national government has deferred the development of the cutting edge cricket arena project for Champions Trophy 2025 in Islamabad as the cricket board hasn’t got any reaction from Capital Development Authority.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Ramiz Raja, recently got endorsement from that point Prime Minister Imran Khan for building an innovative arena in Islamabad before ICC Champions Trophy.

As of late, the cricket board had composed a letter to Capital Development Authority for the designation of land for the arena yet because of an adjustment of the central government, CDA is to yet to answer.

Last year, the International Cricket Council named Pakistan as the host country for the ICC Champions Trophy, the principal major worldwide cricket competition in the country beginning around 1996.

Recently, the Pakistan Cricket Board began work on the contributes the National Stadium, Karachi, and Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The cricket board was reprimanded for giving sluggish pitches during the Australia series.

The cricket board has likewise intended to develop 70 rooms every inside arenas of Karachi and Multan to prepare for facilitating groups. These rooms will have five-star offices close by safe travel to the ground for matches.

PCB Invites Fans to Design New Kit for Pakistan Cricket Team

PCB has offered fans the chance to plan the new pack for Team Pakistan. Fans with imaginative abilities from one side of the planet to the other can send their plans to PCB online by 25th May.

PCB has found a way this way to improve fans’ contribution in cricket as well as overhaul the pack plan with groundbreaking thoughts. Fans with an interest in workmanship and planning have the chance to dress Team Pakistan in their own style. PCB has welcomed the fans to make a special search for the unit for the years 2022-23.

The public pullover ought to address Pakistani tones and culture in a novel style. PCB is searching for a significant yet sharp search for Green Shirts. Fans can present their entrances online till the 25th of May. PCB will pick the most attractive plan as the authority pullover of Pakistan.

Group Pakistan is at present seeing a break in cricket before the home series against West Indies beginning in June.

Darren Gough Wants Yorkshire to Draw Inspiration From Lahore Qalandars

Yorkshire’s Darren Gough reviewed his recollections from the English group’s visit to Pakistan while regulating the open preliminaries for Lahore Qalandars’ Player Development Program recently. Previous English cricketer likewise wished to see a similar set-up in Yorkshire.

Darren Gough has taken a departure from Yorkshire to Lahore for observing the ability chase program for Lahore Qalandars. In open day preliminaries at Lahore Qalandars High-Performance Center, the previous English cricketer was flabbergasted to see the enthusiasm as he valued the players coming from all over the country for only one day of preliminaries.

Hopeful cricketers appeared in immense numbers keeping in mind the desire to intrigue the selectors with their ability. While the outcomes are not yet official, every one of them have intrigued the Yorkshire mentor with their energy. Darren Gough on seeing the energy additionally wished to see a comparative endeavor by Yorkshire.

Previous English cricketer likewise presented with an old picture from the Pakistan visit as he reviewed his days playing for England and visiting Pakistan.

Television Ratings Take a Big Dip as Big IPL Franchise Fail to Attract Viewers

Indian Premier League has seen a decrease in viewership by 35% when contrasted with the year before. Television evaluations following two months of the beginning of competition are recorded to be 2.52, relatively lower than last year’s 3.75. The disappointment of enormous groups is being named as the purpose for unfortunate interest by fans.

The interest in the current year’s IPL was seen to be not exactly the past seasons from the beginning and it didn’t spike as the competition continued further. As per reports, TV evaluations have declined by 35% than last year’s records. Two months into the competition, appraisals are at 2.52 which is unremarkable when contrasted with the year before.

As indicated by BCCI, the competition couldn’t produce publicity as large firearms neglected to fire. With ritzy Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings lying at the lower part of the focuses table, fans have lost interest in IPL.

“Allow me to concede, there is a plunge in IPL viewership. However, cricketing weariness or anything as projected by the media isn’t expected. It is because of a dunk in structure for groups like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Between them, they have 9 IPL Titles, and they are extremely well known. As these groups are struggling, it has impacted the TV Ratings,” said the BCCI official.

The IPL Chairman, Brijesh Patel, nonetheless, had an alternate and hopeful methodology towards the issue.

“There is a slight dunk in viewership, yet the numbers are not disturbing. I don’t see them anily affecting the media freedoms deal. We additionally accept a many individuals are currently watching the games at eateries, bars, and clubs. What we see is one association and many people watching.”

As per reports, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings were the most followed groups the year before. Accordingly, with significant establishments falling on field fans appear to lose interest in IPL.