ARY Digital Network as the official Media Partner T-10 Cricket league



Karachi(Cliff News)The cricketing world just got a whole lot more exciting. The T-10 Cricket League, a blazingly fast new format was launched today that will change the face of the sport as we know it. Announced just a short while ago by the President and partner of league, Mr. Salman Iqbal along with ShajiUlMulk the Chairman of the league. This fast paced new blend of cricket will feature nearly one hundred of the finest athletes from various parts of the world, some of the most prominent names in the league are Shahid Afridi from Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka, Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh, VirenderSehwag from India and Eoin Morgan from England and many more. The T-10 Cricket League which is approved by both the ICC and Emirates Cricket Board, will feature 6 teams competing in 90 minute long matches of 10 exhilarating overs. The competing teams in the league are:

  • Maratha Arabians

Team Owners: Sohail Khan, Parvez Khan and Ali Tumbi

Team Celebs: KritiSanon and Sara Loren.

  • Pakhtoons

Team Owners: Habib and Tajeeud din Khan

Team Celebs: Zarine Khan and Fahad Mustafa

Brand Ambassadors and Captain: Shahid Afridi

  • Kerala Kings

Team Owners: Hussain Adam Ali and Dr.ShafiUlMulk

Team Celebs: Iniya and MeeraNandan

Brand ambassadors: Eoin Morgan and Raika Khan

  • Bangla Tigers

Team Owners: RizwanSajan, AnisSajan, Neelesh Bhatnagar

Team Celeb:  WaqarYounis

  • Punjabi Legends

Team Owners: InzimamUlHaq and IntizarUlHaq

Accompanied by: JonitaDoda, Kashish and MisbahUlHaq

  • Colombo Lions

Sri Lanka board represented by: AsankaGurusingha (Manager Sri lankan Cricket Board),

Kashif Shahzad, Vijay Vyas, MohomedMorani

Accompanied By: Mehwish Hayat and Humayun Saeed

Commencing from the 21st of Dec with the finale on the 24th, the matches will be broadcasted LIVE from Sharjah Cricket Stadium with ARY Digital Network as the official Media Partner.




PCB Introduce The Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Trophy

Lahore (Cliff News)Chairman PCB Shaharyar M. Khan has decided to commemorate Imtiaz Ahmed’s immense contribution to Pakistan cricket by instituting an annual trophy in his name “The Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Trophy” for the player, official or team who is deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the spirit of cricket. The annual winner of the trophy will be selected by a committee headed by Prof. Ejaz Faruqi, member Board of Governors and include leading umpire Ahsan Raza and leading Referee Muhammad Anees. Chairman PCB will present the Imtiaz Ahmed Trophy to the winner at the annual Board AGM every year accompanied by a cheque of Rs. 5 Lakhs.

Dr.Danish Zaheer Elected President of Asain Federation of Sports Medicine

Hongkong(Cliff News)The Sports Medicine Association of Pakistan (SMAP) is pleased to announce that President SMAP, Dr Danish Zaheer has been elected to the Position of President of the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM) for the term 2016 – 2018. The elections were held in a recent meeting of the Council of delegates and Executive Committee of AFSM in Hong Kong on December 17, 2016, whereby the newly elected executive committee took oath as new office bearees.It is after a period of 16 years that a Pakistani has achieved this coveted position, as it was Prof. Dr. Nishat Mallick (Shaheed) who last took oath as President, AFSM in the year 2000.Along side, Dr. Ucksy Mallick, Joint Secretary, SMAP has been elected as Member, Executive Committee of AFSM, and Dr. Pervez Rizvi and Dr. Emad Mallick have been appointed as Chairman, Anti-Doping Commission and Member, Liaison Commission of AFSM, respectively for a period of four (4) years from 2016-2020.It is indeed very gratifying and a great honor for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Sports Medicine Association of Pakistan (SMAP) to have these members at these pinnacle positions.Dr. Danish Zaheer election to this position is a true reflection of his very resilient and strong professional career in sports medicine that commenced in 1990 when he joined the Sports Medicine Association of Pakistan (SMAP) as Joint Secretary which was established under the dynamic leadership of (Late) Prof. Dr. Nishat Mallick Shaheed, the founding President of SMAP. In the same year Dr Danish Zaheer became the founding member of the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM) which is the soul supreme representative body of the Sports Medicine in Asia.Currently he is the President of the Sports Medicine Association of Pakistan (SMAP) since 2002, the Deputy Chairman of the Sports Medicine and Anti-Doping Committee of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) Games, the Member of the Medical Committee of the South East Asian (SEA) Games and Chairman of the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Committee. Member of the South East Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organization (SEARADO)-TUE Committee. For his undisputed knowledge in Anti-Doping, he is regarded as an expert in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Rules for his immense understanding and applied experience in the subject.Dr. Ucksy Mallick is an Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist and serves as a WADA Accredited Doping Control Officer. He has represented Pakistan at both domestic and International forums at numerous National/International Games, Pre-games workshop, seminars and Congresses.Dr. Pervez Rizvi is currently serving as the Secretary General of SMAP, and is a known for his expertise in Sports Nutrition and Doping Control.Dr. Emad Mallick is a well achieved Orthopedic Surgeon with expertise in Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy. He is currently serving as Member, Executive Committee and is the Chairman of Liaison Committee of SMAP.Dr. Danish Zaheer has been playing a very vibrant role in the field of Sports Medicine and Sports Science in the International fraternity representing Pakistan at numerous forums. His work and professional stature at the International stage and four continents has brought recognition and good name for Pakistan.The Sports Medicine Association of Pakistan (SMAP) extends is heartiest congratulations to its Members and for this great achievement and wish they will continue to carry this banner to larger heights and make Pakistan and us proud.


Pakistan Test Captain Misbah ul Haq won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award

Melbourne (Cliff News)Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award.The 42-year-old was adjudged the winner for inspiring his side to play the game in its true spirit, at the same time lifting the Pakistan cricket team from number-four to number-one on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. Remarkably, this was achieved without playing any Test matches in his home country.Misbah is the first Pakistan player to win the award with the previous winners being MS Dhoni (2011), Daniel Vettori (2012), Mahela Jayawardena (2013), Katherine Brunt (2014) and Brendon McCullum (2015). New Zealand also won this award in 2004, 2009 and 2010, England in 2005 and 2006, and Sri Lanka in 2007 and 2008.Commenting on the news, Misbah said: “I feel honoured and humbled to have won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award. To lift the Test mace earlier this year and now this in the twilight of my career, is a message for every athlete that age is not a barrier as long as the sportsperson maintains highest fitness levels and continues to perform up to international standards.As a team, we have focused on playing within the rich traditions of the sport with a positive mindset and approach so that we can entertain the spectators and fans, and at the same time, challenge the oppositions. I am glad that this has been noticed and recognised by the game’s governing body.”

Mohammad Hafeez Allowed to Resume Bowling in International Cricket

Dubai (Cliff News)The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that following remedial work and reassessment, the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal, and the player can now resume bowling in international cricket.
On 17 November, Hafeez underwent a reassessment of his bowling action at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his off-spin deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.The umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment. To assist the umpires, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodeled legal bowling action.Hafeez was originally suspended from bowling in November 2014, but he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015. He was reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka (17-21 June 2015) and was subsequently suspended for 12 months in July 2015 after an independent assessment revealed he had employed an illegal bowling action for the second time in 24 months. If he is reported again, he will be required to undertake further analysis of his bowling action at an ICC accredited testing centre.