Cricket in Pakistan has become about politics and religion, with narratives like "avenging" the "mistreatment" of Muslims by defeating the Indian team, or "teaching a lesson" to New Zealand for walking away from a match.
The anti-terror law was amended in 2019 so that a person can be held for six months without any evidence. Some students are being investigated for celebrating Pakistan's victory over India at the T20 World Cup.
The former batsman announced on Twitter that it was a precautionary measure. He originally tested positive for the virus on March 27.
An England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play is escorted away by police before a ball had been bowled in the first Test. Rob Lewis, who decided to stay in the country after the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus last March, tried to watch the game from the historic ramparts of Galle Fort, a vantage point which overlooks the city's cricket ground. But he was ordered off there just after the national anthems. The game was held behind closed doors because of the pandemic.
25 Dec 2020
Australia's cricket team train head of the Boxing Day Test against India in Melbourne. Skipper Tim Paine says India is a proud nation that won't roll over in the second Test, and Australia must be "bang on the mark" to inflict more misery after their Adelaide collapse.
21 Nov 2020
After a long week cooking and cleaning in the cramped households of Hong Kong, a group of Filipino domestic helpers are using their Sunday off for an unlikely hobby: cricket. And they're proving rather good at it.
11 Aug 2019
They play on a football pitch with plastic wickets and most Chinese people have never even heard of cricket. But a devoted band of followers says the sport is gradually growing in China, where there is thought to be only one grass cricket pitch for a population of 1.4 billion people.
15 Jul 2019
Eoin Morgan hails "incredible journey" after England's win against New Zealand in a thrilling final at Lord's. Kane Williamson admits New Zealand's defeat against England is "hard to swallow".
29 Mar 2018
Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann apologises and calls for forgiveness for player's 'grave mistake'.
11 Sep 2017
Pakistan has missed out on international cricket for years after security concerns.
15 Aug 2017
Day-night test cricket will be a step into the unknown for England cricketers.
3 Feb 2017
The athletics world is hoping to cash in on the success of cricket's high-octane Twenty20 format with a new team event spearheaded by Usain Bolt which starts Saturday in Australia.