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  • I will come back as a better cricketer, person: Mohammad Amir Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned paceman, Mohammad Amir, who was on Thursday allowed to play domestic cricket by the ICC, has promised to return to the cricket field as a better human being and player. The pacer, whose five-year ban officially expires on September 2 this year, was informed by the ICC that...
  • Mohammad Amir to come out of spot-fixing ban, allowed to play domestic cricket Yesterday

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has received an early reprieve for a return to domestic cricket following his cooperation with anti-corruption officials, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir were all banned for spot-fixing during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010,...
  • Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for World Cup 3 days ago

    Karachi: Batsmen Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali, and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have been put on standby in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, to be held from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that after discussions with...
  • Contract row is no big deal: PCB official 3 days ago

    Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the contract row with players in the World Cup squad would be sorted out this week. "It is no big deal... The players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New Zealand is talking...
  • 'PCB working with players to resolve contract row' 3 days ago

    Karachi: A senior official of Pakistan's national cricket board (PCB) on Monday said they were working with players to resolve a potentially unsettling contract row a month ahead of the World Cup. "It is no big deal the players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New...
  • Pakistan cricketers refuse to sign three-month extended contract 5 days ago

    Pakistan cricketers, who are currently touring New Zealand, have refused to sign the three-month extended contract that is given to them by the national cricket board (PCB). According to the Express newspaper, the national team players, after a meeting in New Zealand, declined to sign the extended contracts and informed the...
  • Mohammad Amir return still a long way off: Reports 5 days ago

    Karachi: A senior official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reiterated on Sunday that banned paceman Mohammad Amir was still a long way from being considered for national selection. Pakistani media sparked off a hype this week that Amir could be returning to cricket by next month after International Cricket Council...
  • PCB shows urgency to get Hafeez's action cleared before World Cup 2015 January 21, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to have a reassessment of Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action prior to the World Cup beginning February 14. A PCB official said on Wednesday that Hafeez was likely to appear in the test on February 4 in Brisbane,...
  • PCB bars players from using social media websites during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistani players, featuring in the World Cup squad, have been banned from using social networking sites during the mega event, beginning next month. Team manager, Naved Akram Cheema confirmed on Tuesday that as part of their central contracts, players would not be allowed to use any social networking site...
  • Selection committee can appoint Misbah replacement: PCB January 19, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given authority to the tour selection committee on the coming tour to New Zealand and for the World Cup to appoint a replacement captain if Misbah-ul-Haq's hamstring injury prevents him from playing. A senior board official confirmed to PTI that if Misbah is unable...
  • Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race January 19, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal does not believe that the national cricket team will be able to make the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Speaking on Geo Super channel, the seasoned campaigner tipped Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and India to be in the...
  • PCB not happy with Ajmal for rushing ICC bowling action test January 16, 2015

    Karachi: Relations between suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are not very cordial these days after the senior player insisted on taking the ICC bowling test this month. Sources aware of the developments said the PCB was not in favor of Saeed rushing his official ICC bowling...
  • Saeed Ajmal clears unofficial bowling action test January 14, 2015

    Suspended Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday claimed to have cleared a private bowling action test, but it remains uncertain whether he will feature in the World Cup. The private test was conducted in a laboratory in Edgbaston in England and Ajmal now needs to clear an official reassessment in an...
  • PCB gives suspended Saeed Ajmal contract extension January 14, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan have extended the central contract of suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal until March 31, and given Cricket World Cup-bound legspinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Sohail Khan low-level contracts. Ajmal was retained in Category A despite being suspended from international cricket since September for an illegal action. His technique will...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be officially tested on January 24 January 13, 2015

    Lahore: Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be officially tested in Chennai Jan 24, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said. Ajmal was barred from bowling in September last year. His action was termed illegal and he withdrew his name from the World Cup, admitting his remodelled...
  • Counselling sessions for Pakistan players ahead of World Cup January 13, 2015

    Karachi: The World Cup bound Pakistani cricketers will have two counselling sessions with a well-known sports psychologist before leaving next week from Lahore for New Zealand. An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI that sports psychologist Babri will hold two separate sessions with the players at the...
  • Pakistan open to playing 'home' series in India: Shahryar Khan January 12, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan would not completely rule out playing its 'home' series against India later this year on Indian soil if the financial returns for the cricket Board were as desired by them. Shaharyar was responding to questions about media reports...
  • Lot of hurdles to cross before Mohammad Amir makes a comeback January 12, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will adopt a six-month assessment process to decide whether left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir can be included again in the national team after the completion of his five-year ban period for spot-fixing. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told PTI on Sunday that contrary to the general impression no...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq to retire from ODIs after ICC World Cup 2015 January 11, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has formally informed the PCB that he will stop playing the 50-over format after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI without wanting to be named that Misbah had conveyed to...
  • Pakistan's World Cup squad lacks balance: Abdul Qadir January 7, 2015

    Karachi: Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir is not happy with the country's 15-member squad announced for the Cricket World Cup by the national selectors on Wednesday. Qadir minced no words in stating that the selectors had done injustice to some leading players. "If the team has been picked on basis of performances...
  • Looking forward to challenge of bowling against India: Sohail Khan January 7, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's surprise inclusion in the World Cup squad, fast bowler Sohail Khan is looking forward to making a mark against arch-rivals India in their opening match of the upcoming mega-event in Australia and New Zealand. The enigmatic pacer sent out a warning to the rival teams' batsmen in the World...
  • Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik unhappy with selectors and the PCB January 4, 2015

    Karachi: Out-of-favour Pakistan cricketers Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik minced no words in making it clear that they are not happy with the treatment meted out to them in recent times and said that the selectors and PCB need to have better communication with the senior players. In separate talks with...
  • Mohammed Hafeez report to be sent in a week's time: sources January 2, 2015

    Chennai: Experienced Pakistan all-rounder Mohammed Hafeez has completed testing on his bowling action at the ICC-accredited biomechanics laboratory here and the report will be sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board in a week's time. Hafeez underwent a bio-mechanic test on his bowling action at the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises suspended Saeed Ajmal to approach CAS December 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. "I had three months back said that Saeed will have to plead his own case and take legal action against the authorities challenging the...
  • PCB says Misbah-ul-Haq needs more time for full fitness December 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday said that Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has made improvement on his hamstring injury but still required more time to be 100 per cent fit. In a statement on the fitness status of Misbah, left-arm pacer Junaid Khan, batsman Sohaib Maqsood and all-rounder Ehsan Adil,...
  • Saeed Ajmal pulls out of Pakistan's World Cup squad December 27, 2014

    Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the World Cup squad because he has no chance of getting his action cleared before the tournament. Pakistan Cricket Board officials met on Saturday and decided that all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is also suspended from bowling in international cricket, will travel to Chennai,...
  • Pakistan replace Moin Khan as World Cup manager December 27, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan on Saturday appointed retired top military officer Naveed Cheema as manager for next year's cricket World Cup, replacing former captain Moin Khan. Sixty-year-old Cheema, a retired brigadier who also held the manager`s post from 2011 to 2013, is currently serving as chief secretary of Punjab province. The Pakistan Cricket Board...
  • Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing December 27, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board decided on Saturday to send only one of its two suspended offspinners, Mohammad Hafeez, to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan. Former Test spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, who have worked with Hafeez, agreed...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action December 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • Franchises don't want to risk Pakistan players' security in IPL: PCB December 24, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has admitted that participation of country's players in the lucrative Indian Premier League is not possible due to security concerns of the T20 event's franchises. Khan said that the Indian cricket board officials had told him clearly that they had no...