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Pakistan v World XI, Independence Cup 2017, 1st T20I, Lahore

Match notes on returning to Gaddafi Stadium

Sep 13, 2017: ESPNcricinfo's Osman Samiuddin soaks in the atmosphere inside and out of the venue where top-flight cricket returned to Pakistan after eight-and-a-half years

Osman Samiuddin

Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015

Zimbabwe to go ahead with tour after suicide attack

May 30, 2015: The final ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan will go ahead after the visiting team had a meeting with PCB and security officials following what federal information minister Pervaiz Rashid said was a suicide attack near Gaddafi Stadium during the second mat

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Lahore

Transformer blast near Gaddafi stadium, say police

May 29, 2015: A loud noise halfway through the Pakistan innings, audible to those in the ground and even inside the enclosed press box, has been explained by the police as a transformer blast

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan news

Gaddafi Stadium celebrates its 50th year

Nov 21, 2009: Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium - named after Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi in 1974 - celebrated 50 years as an international venue on Saturday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan news

'It's an exaggerated revised figure' - Naghmi

Jan 12, 2009: Former chief operating officer of the PCB, Shafqat Naghmi, has said the renovation work at the Gaddafi Stadium may still be completed for Rs 184 million (around $2.3 million) and that the figure had not spiralled to Rs 471 million as the board claimed.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan cricket

Renovation work at Gaddafi halted

Jan 9, 2009: Renovation work on the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore has been stopped with immediate effect by the PCB, after the board claimed they had discovered "massive irregularities" in the construction of the far end pavilion

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions Trophy 2008

Venues will be ready in time - PCB

Aug 5, 2008: The PCB has dismissed speculation that the proposed venues for the Champions Trophy won't be ready for the tournament

Champions Trophy

Facelift for Champions Trophy venues

Aug 3, 2008: The Pakistan Cricket Board has allotted more than Rs 500 million to upgrade the facilities at the three Champions Trophy venues

Overhaul of stadia affected by busy season

Cluttered home season hampers venue renovation

Jun 15, 2007: The PCB's plan to renovate five major stadiums is likely to run into problems as Pakistan gets set to embark on a busy season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sharad Pawar chairman of organising committee

Mumbai to host 2011 World Cup final

Dec 12, 2006: Mumbai has been chosen as the venue for the World Cup 2011 final through a joint decision taken by the four subcontinental boards

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The Friday column

Yousuf's hot streak, and Lara in defeats

Nov 17, 2006: Mohammad Yousuf has never had it quite as good as a Test batsman. In the first Test of the series against West Indies, he stroked a glorious 192, his sixth century in nine matches in 2006

S Rajesh

2011 World Cup

India and Pakistan to debate final location

May 10, 2006: A decision on the venues for the semi-finals and final of the 2011 World Cup will be made over the next three to four months

Osman Samiuddin

Pre-Test preparations at the Gaddafi Stadium

Huffs, puffs and a fashion crisis

Jan 8, 2006: Even from 50 yards away, the lank hair and the powerful shoulders are unmistakable, as is the shake of the head that gets the locks out of his face as he turns back to start his bowling run

Roving Reporter by Dileep Premachandran at Lahore

India in Pakistan, 2005-06

Pak-India Tests in Punjab may start early

Dec 27, 2005: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is already worried about the effect the prevailing winter season in the Punjab will have to the first two Tests against India in Lahore and Faisalabad in January

Daily News

Six killed in two attacks in Lahore

Bomb blasts rekindle England's security worries

Sep 26, 2005: The ECB has said that it will continue to monitor the security situation in Pakistan after two bomb blasts in Lahore last week killed six people

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan XI v Rest of Pakistan, charity match, Lahore

Salman Butt and Taufeeq Umar tame the Rest

Feb 24, 2005: The senior Pakistan side, captained by Shoaib Malik, cruised to victory over the Rest of Pakistan in a one-day charity game at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium to raise funds for tsunami relief and the recent Baluchistan flood disaster

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Paktel Cup final, Lahore

Jayasuriya leads the rout of Pakistan

Oct 16, 2004: Dew not a factor as Jayasuriya spins Sri Lanka to victory

Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Paktel Cup, 6th ODI, Lahore

Inzamam steers Pakistan to victory

Oct 14, 2004: Pakistan gained the psychological edge in this dress rehearsal of Saturday's Paktel Cup final as they overhauled Sri Lanka by six wickets with seven balls to spare

Wisden Cricinfo staff

A riveting contest at Gaddafi

The capricious world of Test cricket

Apr 8, 2004: Of all the reasons why we love Test cricket, the most compelling one is the way it reveals itself and yet holds back so much

Sambit Bal

Pakistan v India, 2nd Test, Lahore, 4th day

The value of matchwinners

Apr 8, 2004: Since the first morning of the Lahore Test, things have gradually fallen into place for a Pakistan side which was in a shambles only a week earlier

The Wisden Verdict by S Rajesh
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