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  • Pakistan looking for new cricket coaches again 18-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is again looking for new coaches after the national team's poor performance in the World Twenty20. The PCB didn't renew the two-month contracts of head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas, and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad. Also, Mohammad Hafeez stepped down from the captaincy...
  • Pakistan probes stars for playing with Danish Kaneria 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities have launched an investigation after a number of current international stars played in exhibition matches in the United States with banned spinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria was given a lifetime ban for spot-fixing in an English county game, which under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules effectively bars...
  • Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal cleared for county cricket 18-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Karachi: Star Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been given clearance by his home board to play a shortened stint with Worcestershire in the English season. The 36-year-old's departure was held up after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) discussed the matter following confirmation of Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka in July-August....
  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job 15-04-2014 11:36 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said on Tuesday that he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted by corruption. The 45-year-old, who famously blew the whistle on match-fixing in 1994 and 1995, last week refused to take up the chief...
  • PCB official seen with Kaneria, raises eyebrows 15-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to face some questions from the ICC after one of its senior officials was spotted at a private match in Houston, USA where banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria also played. A friendship series of T20 matches in Houston was held from April 11...
  • PCB keen to bring back Waqar Younis as chief coach 14-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is keen to bring back former skipper Waqar Younis as the chief coach of the national team as current coach Moin Khan is tipped to take over as the head of the national selection committee. According to a report published in The Dawn, the legendary...
  • PCB expecting six Test series vs India between 2015 and 2023 13-04-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is expecting to play at least six home and away Test series against India in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023 which will also include an "off-shore" home series in the United Arab Emirates. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, "The...
  • Pakistan may cut Ajmal's English county stint 12-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's stint with English county Worcestershire may be set for a shorter duration to compensate for his country's hastily-arranged Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka. "We are still discussing how much time he (Ajmal) can be away as we now have a scheduled series in...
  • Salman Butt wants PCB to treat banned players equally 12-04-2014 08:51 PM

    Islamabad: Former captain Salman Butt asked the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday to treat banned players equally in their bid to resume domestic and international careers. Butt and team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup 12-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to meet PCB chief 12-04-2014 10:29 AM

    Karachi: After days of speculation and drama, Pakistan former captain Rashid Latif has turned down an offer to meet PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who wanted to convince the ex-wicketkeeper to take over as the new chief selector. Rashid caused a stir in Pakistan's cricket circles when he turned down the...
  • PCB awaits BCCI confirmation on bilateral series 12-04-2014 10:25 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board's concerted efforts to get bilateral series with India finally seem to be paying off with the BCCI promising to confirm its agreement over tours within a week's time. A PCB official, giving details of the discussions the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi held with other officials...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced 12-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International...
  • Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket by year end 11-04-2014 08:41 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler, Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket this winter, if the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi is to be believed. Sethi told reporters in Lahore after returning from attending this week's executive board meeting of the (ICC in Dubai that...
  • Big Three's ICC deal benefits Pakistan, says Najam Sethi 11-04-2014 08:20 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chief Najam Sethi said Friday his country will get eight years of series, including with archrivals India, earning $30 million, after agreeing to the revamp of the game's governing body. Pakistan had opposed changes to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which hand the majority of powers and...
  • Pakistan should learn from Indian cricket: Moin Khan 11-04-2014 06:14 PM

    Karachi: India's continued dominance in ICC events and BCCI's influence in international cricket has prompted Pakistan coach Moin Khan to admit that India is not only a powerhouse but they should take a leaf out of the neighbour's book. The former wicketkeeper-batsman believes that Pakistan fans, players and board need...
  • PCB 'conditionally' supports reforms in ICC 10-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday "conditionally" supported the proposal of three major cricketing countries in bringing changes to the future governance and financial structure of the ICC. Out of the 10 full members of the ICC, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were the only countries which had abstained from...
  • Mohammad Yousuf not happy with Latif's decision to turn down PCB offer 09-04-2014 08:38 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has expressed disappointment at Rashid Latif's decision to turn down an offer from the Cricket Board (PCB) to become the chief selector. "I am disappointed but at the same time I realise that no honest and straight-forward person will be able to work in...
  • PCB's contract with Mushtaq Ahmed put on hold 09-04-2014 09:50 AM

    Karachi: The disparity over fees paid to national coaches by the PCB has put on hold an impending contract between the board and former Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed. "Mushtaq has been offered the position of bowling coach at the national cricket academy but he is not satisfied with the monthly...
  • Rashid Latif yet to take charge as chief selector 09-04-2014 09:35 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and wicketkeeper, Rashid Latif is yet to take charge of his duties as chief selector in the Pakistan Cricket Board although it was officially announced by the board that he would take charge from April 1. A source close to Latif said he was yet to...
  • PCB to hold Super T20 League in UAE next year 09-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced it will hold its planned Super T20 League in January, 2015 in the UAE. Fashioned on the lines of other foreign T20 leagues being held in test-playing nations, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said the Pakistan super league would involve foreign players which...
  • PCB issues show cause notice to Shahid Afridi 09-04-2014 08:43 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi for speaking to the media after returning from Dhaka recently after taking part in the World T20 tournament. The notice was issued after some members of the national team relayed their reservations to...
  • Pakistan was offered 'Big Four' role in ICC revamp: PCB chief 08-04-2014 02:29 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief Najam Sethi has said his predecessor spurned an offer by India to join the so-called "big three" during a major reorganisation of the game's administration. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was initially one of three countries which opposed the revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC)...
  • PCB chairman summons Hafeez, Moin, Zaheer 03-04-2014 01:24 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is meeting head coach Moin Khan, captain Mohammad Hafeez and chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas on Thursday to hear them out the reasons for the team's failure to make the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament. Sethi picked Moin as head coach...
  • Pakistan must not be bad losers, says Hafeez 03-04-2014 09:20 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez called on his compatriots not to be bad losers and accept victory and defeat in the same manner after his team crashed out of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh. Hafeez told reporters after returning from Dhaka early on Thursday that the side were disappointed...
  • PCB to conduct post mortem of Pakistan's performance in WT20 02-04-2014 09:45 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is set to conduct a review of the national team's stunning defeat at the hands of the West Indies that led to their ouster from the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Pakistan crashed to a big defeat against the Windies in a must-win match on...
  • Pak cricketers likely to get pay hikes in new central contract 29-03-2014 10:01 AM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricketers are expected to get handsome pay hikes in their new central contracts, a Pakistan Cricket Board official said. The official, who declined to be named, told PTI that under the new payment formula, prepared by the financial experts of the board, the players who get category A...
  • Mohammad Yousuf to join national selection committee 28-03-2014 08:39 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf has agreed to join the new national selection committee that will take charge from April 1 under the chairmanship of Rashid Latif. According to a reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board, Haroon Rasheed, a former Test batsman who has remained a selector...
  • PCB to discuss ICC governance issue in MC meeting on Monday 28-03-2014 10:28 AM

    Karachi: The Managing Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will meet in Lahore on Monday to take a final decision on ICC governance issue that put India, England and Australia in control of the world game. A highly placed source in the PCB told PTI that in Bangladesh, Sri...
  • Only Parsi to be in Pakistan Test squad passes away 25-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Karachi: Rusi Dinshaw, the only Parsi to have ever been selected in a Pakistan Test squad, has passed away quietly and his death in tragic circumstances has brought into sharp focus the failure of the PCB to look after its former players. Dinshaw, an 86 year-old man in need of...