Umar Farooq

Pakistan correspondent, ESPNcricinfo


PSL 2022 to be played in January-February to avoid clash with IPL
PSL 2022 to be played in January-February to avoid clash with IPL

Matches to be played in Karachi and Lahore, and finish before Australia's tour of Pakistan

Misbah: Can never defend such poor and disappointing performances
Misbah: Can never defend such poor and disappointing performances

The head coach said previous series results had convinced him Pakistan were on the right track

PSL faces scheduling dilemma for 2022 season
PSL faces scheduling dilemma for 2022 season

With Australia set to tour Pakistan in February-March next year, PSL looking at a likely window in April and May

Haris Sohail out of England tour with hamstring injury
Haris Sohail out of England tour with hamstring injury

He will return to Lahore to undergo a four-week rehabilitation programme at the high performance centre

Mohammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq, Imad Wasim, Haider Ali and Naseem Shah lose their Pakistan contracts
Mohammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq, Imad Wasim, Haider Ali and Naseem Shah lose their Pakistan contracts

Hasan Ali, left out of last year's list, rejoins it in the highest-earning Category A

Ehsan Mani set to continue as PCB chairman
Ehsan Mani set to continue as PCB chairman

Prime minister Imran Khan to re-nominate Mani and Asad Ali Khan for another term in the Board of Governors

Fatima Sana and Kainat Imtiaz added to expanded Pakistan Women contracts pool
Fatima Sana and Kainat Imtiaz added to expanded Pakistan Women contracts pool

Bismah Maroof, who is on maternity leave, retains her place in category A

Sohaib Maqsood: 'If I start on the top, you will see a big fat strike rate'
Sohaib Maqsood: 'If I start on the top, you will see a big fat strike rate'

The Multan Sultans batter talks about his preference for batting in the top order, and how, despite a series of injuries, he couldn't bring himself to give up cricket

Wahab Riaz: 'All the pressure has been absorbed, it's time to enjoy the final'
Wahab Riaz: 'All the pressure has been absorbed, it's time to enjoy the final'

Peshawar Zalmi have taken the tough route to the final, and their captain now wants the players to just soak in the feeling of playing the big game

Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan and PCB part ways
Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan and PCB part ways

He was appointed in November last year on a contract scheduled to run till the 2022 T20 World Cup

Haider Ali: 'If Peshawar Zalmi hadn't given me the confidence, I might not have ended up in the Pakistan team'
Haider Ali: 'If Peshawar Zalmi hadn't given me the confidence, I might not have ended up in the Pakistan team'

The 20-year-old batter talks about making his way from tape-ball to the big leagues, and what he has learned from Babar Azam, Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq

Who is Tim David, and why do we need to talk about him?
Who is Tim David, and why do we need to talk about him?

The Singapore batter has created quite a splash at the PSL after being picked up by the Lahore Qalandars

Faheem Ashraf to miss at least three PSL games with hand injury
Faheem Ashraf to miss at least three PSL games with hand injury

He split the webbing between his index finger and thumb on his left hand while fielding on Wednesday night

How the PSL teams stack up ahead of the second leg of the 2021 season
How the PSL teams stack up ahead of the second leg of the 2021 season

Here's how the six teams look after the two mini replacement drafts ahead of the second leg

Rashid Khan: I'm afraid captaincy will affect my performance
Rashid Khan: I'm afraid captaincy will affect my performance

Over the past three years, Afghanistan have gone through a very public struggle to find the right man to lead them

Group of PSL players and staff to leave for Abu Dhabi via Bahrain
Group of PSL players and staff to leave for Abu Dhabi via Bahrain

Another hurdle overcome as the PSL strives to get underway next month

Explained: Life inside the PSL bubble in Abu Dhabi
Explained: Life inside the PSL bubble in Abu Dhabi

The steps PCB have taken to ensure their UAE bubble is water-tight

Pakistan Women to undergo 25-day camp in 40-degree heat
Pakistan Women to undergo 25-day camp in 40-degree heat

The PCB has said Multan was the most feasible venue given the need to create a bio-secure environment

Coconut water, ice collars, lighter kits: How the PSL plans to beat the Abu Dhabi heat
Coconut water, ice collars, lighter kits: How the PSL plans to beat the Abu Dhabi heat

Teams bracing for a "difficult but not impossible" time as temperatures expected to rise to 40 degrees Celsius during the day

PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators' Anwar Ali tests positive for Covid-19, to miss flight to Abu Dhabi
PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators' Anwar Ali tests positive for Covid-19, to miss flight to Abu Dhabi

The cricketer will now isolate in a hotel room in Karachi for a minimum of ten days