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  • Pakistan cricketers refuse to sign three-month extended contract 12 hours 40 minutes 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 15 hours 22 minutes 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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to fly to Chennai for bowling action test December 23, 2014

    Senior Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is expected to fly to the Indian city of Chennai on December 25th for his bowling action test at the International Cricket Council bowling centre. A member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it is yet to be decided if...
  • PCB keep Misbah-ul-Haq with team to avoid confusion December 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have decided to let the Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq remain with the team in the UAE despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury, sending out a message that he will lead the side in the World Cup. "The doctors have...
  • Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya before biomechanics test: PCB December 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally decided that suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal should play two one-day games against Kenya this month before he goes for his final biomechanics test in Chennai. An official of the board said on Thursday that Saeed will feature in one or two matches of the...
  • PCB prepares to send Ajmal, Hafeez to India for biomechanic tests December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez will be sent to Chennai in India to undergo informal biomechanic tests as part of PCB's desperate attempts to get them cleared for next year's World Cup. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media on Wednesday in Lahore that they had applied...
  • PCB may send Mohammad Hafeez back home December 10, 2014

    Dubai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may consider sending suspended all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez back home from their ongoing One-day International (ODI) series against New Zealand, it was reported by The Dawn on Tuesday. Pakistan is leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first match by 3 wickets in Dubai. The...