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  • PCB chief used veto powers to include Younis Khan in ODI squad 10-07-2014 07:57 PM

    Karachi: The now-defunct chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi had to use his veto powers to have former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan included in the one-day squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Sethi told reporters that he had to interfere in selection matters and...
  • Government appoints retired judge as PCB chairman 10-07-2014 02:34 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has appointed a retired judge as interim chairman of the country's cricket board to oversee fresh elections for chairman. Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Jamshed Ali will conduct the election within a month under the new constitution of the...
  • PCB happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP 09-07-2014 03:04 PM

    Karachi: A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that it had got a good deal in finalising its bilateral series with other countries in the new future tours program of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that will run from 2015 to 2023. "The new FTP is good...
  • PCB seeks ICC's suggestion on revoking Saleem Malik's ban 09-07-2014 12:08 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has been given a lifeline by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as it has approached the ICC for guidance and advice on whether the ban on the disgraced batsman could be removed. "We have written to the ICC and asked it to guide us...
  • Pakistan seek ICC help over Malik life ban challenge 09-07-2014 12:08 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan officials have asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) for advice following former captain Salim Malik's plea to have his 2000 life ban for match-fixing removed. The Pakistan Cricket Board wrote to the ICC after Malik approached PCB chairman Najam Sethi in April claiming that a lower sessions court...
  • Misbah should lead Pakistan till World Cup 2015: Zaheer Abbas 04-07-2014 07:55 PM

    Karachi: After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup. "Give me on valid reason why Misbah is not fit to lead the team...
  • New contracts offer major financial boost for Pakistan players 04-07-2014 10:55 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given its players a major financial boost in the new central contracts awarded to them. The players have been given major raises in their Test, One-day and Twenty20 match fees with the category A players to be earning approximately 5,50,000 for playing a...
  • Miandad rubbishes PCB plans of hosting T20 league in Dubai 03-07-2014 08:21 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has rubbished the plans of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hold its inaugural premier league T20 tournament early next year in Dubai. "Unless the premier league is held in Pakistan it will serve no purpose and it will not help bring back international...
  • Pakistan players unhappy with new central contracts 01-07-2014 11:30 PM

    Pakistani players are unhappy with some of the clauses included in the nearly 200-page new central contract documents sent to them after a long delay by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Well-informed sources close to some of the players told PTI that one of the biggest complaints they had was that...
  • Waqar Younis says Pakistan focused on upcoming series 01-07-2014 10:24 PM

    Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis insisted on Tuesday that next year`s World Cup would not distract his side as they prepare for tough series against Sri Lanka and Australia. The 42-year-old fast bowling legend took over for a second spell as coach in May from former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore....
  • ICC delays decision on ACC's future 01-07-2014 10:04 PM

    Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has delayed a decision on the future of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) until December this year. At its recent annual meeting in Melbourne the ICC members discussed at length the future of the ACC and whether it was serving any purpose other than...
  • Waqar Younis returns as Pakistan's cricket coach 01-07-2014 04:08 PM

    Waqar Younis says he's returning for his second stint as Pakistan's cricket coach with a positive frame of mind and wants to bring more aggressiveness to the squad ahead of next year's World Cup. Younis led the team to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup...
  • Pakistan 'to get richer' in next eight years 30-06-2014 10:15 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief on Monday claimed his country will earn $450 million in the next eight years, mainly from hosting four series to be played with arch-rivals India. India and Pakistan signed an agreement to play a total of six series - the other two will be hosted by...
  • PCB push for Mohammad Amir's early return to domestic cricket 27-06-2014 09:41 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned Test pacer Mohammad Amir could make an early return to domestic cricket if a draft clause inserted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption code is approved by the executive board of the sports' world governing body. "Once the executive body approves the revised anti-corruption code which...
  • India to play six bilateral series against Pakistan 26-06-2014 09:56 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said it has signed a binding agreement with the BCCI, in which two countries will play six bilateral series over the next eight years under the new future tours program. The PCB said in a statement from Lahore that it had made...
  • PCB not to oppose N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman 22-06-2014 10:05 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unlikely to resist the appointment of N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week in Melbourne after assured a bilateral series with India next year in the United Arab Emirates. A well placed source in the PCB told...
  • Pakistan add T20 with NZ to Australia itinerary 21-06-2014 10:20 AM

    Pakistan on Friday announced revised schedules for cricket series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates, adding one Twenty20 match. Pakistan will play a Twenty20, three one-day internationals, and a four-day side game followed by two Tests against Australia from October 3 to November 3, a series...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board reverse Younis Khan's demotion 11-06-2014 10:42 PM

    Pakistan's cricket authorities on Wednesday reversed a decision to demote star batsman Younis Khan from the top-tier of centrally contracted players following widespread criticism from the media and former players. The 36-year-old was demoted to the second-rung of players in the central contracts announced last week because of a rule...
  • Pakistani players might have to forgo CPL contracts 11-06-2014 10:11 AM

    Karachi: Many Pakistani players might have to forgo contracts to play in the Caribbean Premier League this year as the dates of the T20 event clash with the national training camp that will be set up in Lahore for the tour of Sri Lanka in August. The PCB had initially...
  • Ireland, Sri Lanka's tour to Pakistan uncertain 11-06-2014 10:02 AM

    Karachi: Uncertainty looms over the planned tours by Ireland and Sri Lankan cricket teams to Pakistan this year following the terrorist attacks at the Karachi airport. "We were going to sign an agreement with the Ireland cricket body on the sidelines of the ICC executive board meeting in Melbourne this...
  • PCB announces increment for employees 11-06-2014 09:55 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board, which loves to remind everyone about its precarious financial health from time to time due to no international teams touring the country since 2009, has announced increments for its strong workforce of nearly 650 people. The board announced that a committee comprising former Test captain,...
  • Pakistan cricket players to get pay rise with new contracts 05-06-2014 06:43 PM

    Centrally contracted Pakistan players will receive a 25 per cent increase in their monthly retainers and higher match fees, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday after awarding deals to 31 players. The PCB said it had enhanced the monthly fees by 25 per cent at all levels and...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq not losing sleep over captaincy future 04-06-2014 03:56 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's long-serving Test and one-day skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is not worried about his future as the national captain and said this is a matter best left in the hands of the cricket board. "Captaincy is an issue which is in the hands of the board and it is their decision,"...
  • PCB to award central contracts based on fitness 03-06-2014 10:16 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will introduce penalties and points system for its players who will be given fitness-based central contracts for this year. Fitness-based contracts would mean that players who have achieved highest level of fitness points will be placed in the highest category while their performances in...
  • PCB promises financial incentives ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 30-05-2014 09:17 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promised financial incentives and best possible facilities for its players ahead of the World Cup in 2015. PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi met with the players during the national summer training camp in Lahore on Friday and described them as national assets. Pakistani cricketers...
  • PCB appoints Grant Luden as fielding coach, trainer 30-05-2014 03:46 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday appointed former Bangladesh trainer Grant Luden as trainer and fielding coach of its national team. The Pakistan management under PCB chairman Najam Sethi has undergone a major revamp after the side failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World T20 in Bangladesh...
  • Sri Lankan cricket board considering Pakistan's invite 29-05-2014 10:34 PM

    Karachi: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is evaluating Pakistan Cricket Board's invitation for a short series in the foreseeable future. If the Sri Lankans agree to send their team to Pakistan, it would be the first tour by a Test playing nation since the infamous March 2009 attack incident in Lahore...
  • Grant Flower signs contract with Pakistan Cricket Board as batting coach 29-05-2014 10:29 PM

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower has finally signed a contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national team as its batting coach next month. According to sources in the PCB, the board also had success in appointing a foreigner as fielding coach and trainer. "Grant Luden...
  • Top Pakistan cricketers want bilateral series with India 28-05-2014 11:30 AM

    Karachi: Some of Pakistan's top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his flying visit to India. Former Pakistan speedster Akhtar pointed out that cricket had always played...
  • Younis Khan wants a recall for World Cup 27-05-2014 04:50 PM

    Ex-captain Younis Khan wants to play at the World Cup next year and thinks he deserves a recall to Pakistan's limited-overs squad after playing more than a decade of international cricket. The 36-year-old Khan has been overlooked by selectors for the one-day format since March 2013, missing 32 matches including...