The Indian cricket board on Friday clarified that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was offered 3,000 tickets for the brief limited overs series but they wanted fewer.
Enjoy the game and forget the pressure. That seems to be the watchword of the Pakistan team. "We are here to enjoy ourselves and our cricket," says Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez. Subhash Rajta
On a day when Sachin Tendulkar caught the nation by surprise by announcing his retirement from one-day cricket, the selectors rung in changes for the three ODIs against Pakistan, starting December 30. HT
Here's a caution for all of those wanting to experience the thrill of the India-Pakistan contest in the stadium. Be prepared to go through an intense security checks before you can enter the stadium.
Sparks are bound to fly when India and Pakistan play. They flew on Tuesday, too, with Ishant Sharma and Kamran Akmal getting into a heated argument out in the middle. Subhash Rajta reports.
If you needed any further endorsement that MS Dhoni is overburdened and needs to be relieved of some of his responsibilities, here it is. And it comes from none other than Wasim Bari, the greatest wicket-keeper to come from Pak. Subhash Rajta
The cricket teams of India and Pakistan arrived in Ahmedabad for the second and final Twenty20 international, to be played on Friday.
The ICC on Wednesday penalised Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal for an altercation during the opening Twenty20 International between the arch-rivals in Bangalore.
The importance of first impression and sense of occasion can't be overstated. In his debut game on Tuesday, Bhuvneshwar Kumar demonstrated he was keenly aware of both. Subhash Rajta
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Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and pacer Ishant Sharma, who were fined after a verbal duel in the first T20 international at Bangalore, have buried the hatchet and are now the best of friends, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper.
India bowlers have struggled to keep rival batsmen guessing in crunch situations in the end, resulting in two successive defeats. Subhash Rajta
A cold wave is blowing across the sub-continent, but Dhoni and company are surely feeling the heat. After their loss in the first T20 of the series, it is clear that India will not win this series also. Inzamam Ul-Haq reports.
Captain Michael Clarke trumped Ricky Ponting as Australia's highest run scorer in a calendar year with another century as his team clamped an iron grip on the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Medium pacer Praveen Kumar is on the path to recovery and will stake claim to an India berth in the home series against Australia in February-March next year. Sharad Deep reports.
The loss of two back-to-back games would be a worry for India and they will have to pick themselves up in Ahmedabad against Pakistan. Sourav Ganguly writes.