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  • PCB assures Ajmal full support in rehabilitation 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan assured his full support in getting banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international fold. Shaharyar said Ajmal had served Pakistan with great distinction and now it was time for the board to stand beside him. He said Ajmal is determined for his...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper Yesterday

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • PCB considering Sohaib Maqsood for T20 captaincy: sources Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger...
  • Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for T20 event before 2015 World Cup Yesterday

    Karachi: Former captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding the national T20 championship before the World Cup 2015. "I don't understand the logic behind having the national T20 event at this time when we are hardly going to play two or three T20 matches against Australia...
  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik is likely to be given another chance at reviving his international career when the national selectors name the squad for the upcoming series against Australia and the list of probables for the 2015 World Cup. A well-informed source close to the national selection committee told PTI...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ajmal told reporters in Lahore on Monday that the ban imposed on him from bowling in international cricket was disappointing but its not the end...
  • PCB to pay Saqlain Mushtaq Rs 1 million per month to coach Saeed Ajmal 3 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid a whopping Rupees One Million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal to undergo corrective measures in his illegal bowling action. Saqlain, who remains one of the top spinners produced in Pakistan cricket, is reportedly being paid one million...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal's average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension. "There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to take action on 'chucking' 5 days ago

    The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan's cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his...
  • Ahmed Shehzad let off with reprimand for 'religious comments' 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has escaped strong disciplinary action for his controversial religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka as the Board let him off with just a stern reprimand for violating a clause of his central contract. Sources in the PCB told PTI that before leaving for...
  • PCB to announce Twenty20 skipper on September 16 5 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce their new national Twenty20 captain on September 16 and by that time they also hopes to finalise a pool of players for the World Cup. Shaharyar Khan, who heads the board, told reporters in Lahore that before September the selectors and the...
  • Suspended Ajmal to undergo remedial work on action 6 days ago

    Karachi: Suspended Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will start remedial work on his bowling action next week after it was deemed illegal, the country´s cricket chief said on Thursday. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday after being reported during the Galle Test...
  • Stay fit or face pay cuts: PCB warns Pakistan players 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistani players who are centrally contracted to the cricket board could lose 25 per cent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Mohammad Akram, the head coach at the NCA said that this week most of the contracted players and...
  • I'm ready to help Saeed Ajmal, says Saqlain Mustaq 6 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will help countryman Saeed Ajmal correct his bowling action which led to his suspension from international cricket, he confirmed Wednesday. Saqlain, 37, invented the "doosra", a delivery which turns away from the batsman as opposed to conventional off-spin. It is widely believed that bowlers who bowl...
  • Ajmal's suspension: Witch-hunt or crusade by ICC? 1 week ago

    The ICC's pledge to hunt down suspect bowling actions from the game landed its biggest catch so far in Pakistan's top bowler Saeed Ajmal. ...
  • Pakistan cricketers risk losing 25 percent of match fees 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistani players who are centrally contracted to the cricket board could lose 25 percent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the national cricket academy. Mohammad Akram, the head coach at the NCA said that this week most of the contracted players and some others...
  • PCB seeks Saqlain Mushtaq's help to correct Saeed Ajmal action 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought the help of former champion spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to enable Saeed Ajmal make a return to international cricket before the World Cup. "The PCB has contacted me to help and work with Ajmal," Saqlain confirmed on Wednesday from London. Saqlain is regarded as...
  • Ajmal's suspension a tough thing for entire cricket: Hafeez 1 week ago

    Raipur: Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday termed team-mate and ace spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspension for illegal bowling action as a "difficult thing not only for Pakistan but for the entire cricket". "This is a tough thing not only for Pakistan but for rest of...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board not to appeal Saeed Ajmal suspension 1 week ago

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has retracted its decision to file an appeal for Saeed Ajmal, who believes he can overturn his suspension for an illegal bowling action on medical grounds. Ajmal was suspended by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday, and soon after, 80-year-old PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore...
  • Pakistan bowling is finished without Ajmal: Rashid Latif September 9, 2014

    Melbourne: The ban imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spinner Saeed Ajmal for illegal bowling action is a deadly blow to Pakistan's 'threatening bowling' unit, feels former skipper Rashid Latif. Latif said on Tuesday that the ban was a major setback for the Pakistan team, which lacks quality spin...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal...
  • PCB to appeal against Ajmal's suspension September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Stung by the suspension of Saeed Ajmal for an illegal bowling action, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday said it would appeal against the ICC's decision. "The ban on Ajmal is a big blow to Pakistan cricket and we will appeal against the decision," PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said in...
  • Saqlain offers his help for suspended Saeed Ajmal September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The pioneer of 'doosra' Saqlain Mushtaq on Tuesday came out in support of Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal, who has been suspended from bowling international cricket by the ICC after his action was deemed illegal by parent body's expert panel. Saqlain, one of the most wily off-break bowlers of all...
  • CLT20: Hafeez irked as Lahore Lions include former Pakistan player's son September 8, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) have included former Pakistan allrounder Manzoor Ellahi's son, Ali Manzoor in the Lahore Lions side, which reportedly hasn't gone down too well with captain Mohammad Hafeez. A well informed source told PTI that the board had without consulting or...
  • No Pakistan team in CLT20 again? September 5, 2014

    BCCI is still awaiting Home Ministry's nod for the participation of Lahore Lions in the event starting September 13. ...
  • PCB admits Mumbai attacks still a hurdle in resuming Indo-Pak cricket September 5, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Friday admitted the inconclusive inquiry into the 2008 Mumbai attacks was a major hurdle in reviving sporting ties between the arch-rivals. India stalled all bilateral ties in the wake of the attacks on India's commercial hub, which left 166 people dead and were blamed on...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board expecting Indian visa for Lahore Lions on Friday September 5, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expecting clearance from the Indian government on Friday for visas to be issued to the Lahore Lions team for the Champions League in India this month. A senior official when contacted told PTI that till Thursday visas had not been issued to the Pakistan team....
  • PCB committee to look into Ahmed Shehzad's religious comments September 4, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has formed a three-member committee to look into Ahmed Shehzad's religious comments to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international. PCB director of international cricket operations Zakir Khan is heading the committee. Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a non-Muslim and you...
  • Younis Khan likely to quit ODIs before ICC World Cup 2015 September 3, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is likely to retire from ODI cricket before next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, according to sources. Well-informed sources aware of the development told PTI that Younis was contemplating quiting from ODIs to focus on his Test career. Younis returned home midway from...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board looking into Shehzad-Dilshan religious chat September 4, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating religious comments by batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international last Saturday. While the players were walking back to the dressing room, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim,...