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Zainab Abbas
Personal information
Born14 Feb 1988[citation needed]
EducationUniversity of Warwick

Zainab Abbas (Urdu: زینب عباس) is a Pakistani sports journalist, who currently works for Dunya TV.[1] She is the daughter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Andleeb Abbas.[2]


Abbas is currently working at Dunya TV as a sports anchor. She is the lead presenter for the Pakistan Super League,[3] and has also worked for Ten Sports on the home series against Zimbabwe. She is also the host of another T10 league launched in 2017 and has made her mark in the cricketing fraternity by hosting events for Shahid Afridi foundation, farewell for Younis Khan and others.[citation needed] She has been interviewed as a cricket expert in the Pakistani press.[4] Abbas also hosts a web series Brighto Sawal Cricket Ka! about the Pakistan national cricket team.[5] During the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, some Twitter users joked that athletes appearing in selfies with her were cursed, after players Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers both got out for zero after having their picture taken with Abbas. Some joked that she should take a selfie with Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews, in the hope that he would get out too.[6][7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Abbas was born in a family of 12, and was the only girl. She has a degree in Marketing and Strategy from the University of Warwick.[10]


  1. "Up close and personal with Zainab Abbas - Cricket - Dunya News". dunyanews.tv. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  2. "Sports Journalist Zainab Abbas is Daughter of PTI Leader". Zem TV. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. "11 Things You Didn't Know About Your PSL Crush Zainab Abbas". MangoBaaz. 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  4. "10 questions with Zainab Abbas, Pakistan's rising cricket expert". Dawn. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  5. "'Brighto Sawal Cricket Ka!' - Pakistan's first-ever web series releases today". The Nation. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  6. Thaly, Dattaraj (10 June 2017). "Champions Trophy 2017: Zainab Abbas, A Pakistani Journalist, 'Casts Spell' on Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers". NDTV. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  7. Krishnan, Aishwarya (2017-06-09). "Pakistani Anchor Zainab Abbas' cursed selfies are being blamed for Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers's poor performances in ICC Champions Trophy 2017!". India.com. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  8. "Zainab Abbas fulfills promise, gets selfie with Matthews". Dunya News. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  9. "Yasir Shah makes fascinating confessions in an interview with Zainab". The Nation. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  10. Paracha, Haadia (14 March 2017). "11 Things You Didn't Know About Your PSL Crush Zainab Abbas". Mango Baas. Retrieved 15 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Zainab Abbas on Twitter

Zainab Abbas on Facebook

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