Pakistan Cricket Board

  • Misbah-ul-Haq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as Test and ODI captain until the next World Cup in 2015 in order to crush apparent unrest in the national team over the captaincy issue. Outgoing chairman of the board, Najam Sethi, said on Geo TV that there was...
  • PCB chief used veto powers to include Younis Khan in ODI squad July 10, 2014

    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 convince...
  • Government appoints retired judge as PCB chairman July 10, 2014

    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. Butt...
  • PCB happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP July 9, 2014

    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 for...
  • PCB seeks ICC's suggestion on revoking Saleem Malik's ban July 9, 2014

    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 as...
  • New contracts offer major financial boost for Pakistan players July 4, 2014

    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 Test...
  • Pakistan players unhappy with new central contracts July 1, 2014

    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 the...
  • India to play six bilateral series against Pakistan June 26, 2014

    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 extraordinarily...
  • PCB not to oppose N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman June 22, 2014

    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 PTI...
  • Pakistan gets tough on out-of-shape players June 12, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan plan to fine its most unfit players if they fail to meet tough new standards, former fast bowler Mohammad Akram told AFP as he wrapped up a month-long boot camp with the team. Long regarded as one of cricket's most mercurial teams, Pakistan have thrived on the efforts...
  • Pakistan disappointed after Ireland cancel tour June 11, 2014

    Pakistan expressed disappointment on Wednesday after Ireland cancelled a scheduled tour following a militant siege on Karachi airport that left 37 people dead, dashing hopes of reviving international cricket following a five year hiatus. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman said arrangements for a three-match series with associate team Ireland were...
  • Pakistan cricket players to get pay rise with new contracts June 5, 2014

    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 had...
  • PCB promises financial incentives ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 May 30, 2014

    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 are national...
  • PCB appoints Grant Luden as fielding coach, trainer May 30, 2014

    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 this...
  • PCB to probe 'missing' USD200,000 during Zaka Ashraf's tenure May 27, 2014

    Pakistan's cricket chiefs on Monday began an inquiry into the spending of $200,000, which they said was not accounted for during the tenure of former chairman Zaka Ashraf. The spending relates to Ashraf's rocky 22-month tenure, during which time he was suspended by the Islamabad High Court before being restored to...
  • Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan hangs in balance May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already sent an official invitation to the Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) for a short series but the probability of the tour taking place is 50-50 chance. "The chances that Sri Lankan board will accept our invitation is 50-50 to be honest. Because we know...
  • PCB chief briefs Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pak cricket relations May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has briefed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pak cricket relations ahead of the Premier's two-day official visit to India. Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Monday and is scheduled to later...
  • PCB invites Sri Lanka to play in Pakistan May 22, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's restored cricket chief Najam Sethi said Thursday that his board is inviting Sri Lanka to play a home series, five years after they survived a terrorist attack. The move by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came two days after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse promised his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon...
  • Najam Sethi to appeal as PCB lurches into fresh crisis May 18, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended cricket chief Najam Sethi vowed on Sunday to appeal against a court judgement which reinstated his rival in the latest round of musical chairs in the game's management. The Islamabad high court on Saturday overturned a February 10 order by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointing Sethi as chairman of...
  • Pakistan to play two Tests, 3 ODIs in Sri Lanka May 16, 2014

    Pakistan will play Tests in Galle and Colombo on their tour of Sri Lanka in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Friday. The teams will also play three one-day internationals during the short tour, originally not included in Future Tours Programme but was agreed on the sidelines of the International...
  • Five Pakistan cricketers fined for participating in unauthorised T20 tournament May 16, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday fined five of its cricketers USD 5,000 each for participating in an unauthorized Twenty20 tournament in the United States. The PCB said fast bowler Wahab Riaz, allrounder Abdul Razzaq, middle order batsman Fawad Alam and opening batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Shahzeb Hasan all were...
  • PCB criticised over Grant Flower's appointment as batting coach May 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come in for severe criticism from former players over the appointment of Zimbabwe's Grant Flower as the national team batting coach. Pakistan's former Test batsman and coach Mohsin Khan said he couldn't comprehend the logic behind appointing Flower as he had done nothing of...
  • PCB increases players' salaries by 25 percent May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has given its players a 25 percent pay rise, taking a top-category contract to around $4,500 a month. The PCB also says in a statement on Wednesday that fees for Test matches will be increased by 25 percent and one-day internationals by 10 percent. The list of...
  • Pakistan all set to name Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling consultant May 11, 2014

    The PCB is all set to appoint former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the spin consultant of the national team as his contract with the England team has expired. Reliable sources close to the former leggie said that the England Cricket Board has already released Mushtaq as new chief coach Peter Moores...
  • Mohsin Khan slams Waqar's appointment as Pakistan coach May 9, 2014

    Former interim coach Mohsin Khan hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board after he was overlooked for the national side's top job. Khan, 59, had applied for the position of head coach but the PCB on Tuesday handed a two-year contract to fast bowling legend Waqar Younis for a second stint...
  • Pakistan to host New Zealand in the UAE ahead of 2015 World Cup May 7, 2014

    Pakistan will host New Zealand for a full series in the United Arab Emirates in November-December later this year ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that the series would include three Tests, five One-day Internationals and a T20 across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu...
  • Grant Flower may become Pakistan's batting coach May 2, 2014

    As the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finding it difficult to convince country's most capped player, Inzamam-ul-Haq, to become national team's batting coach, the important position may go to Zimbabwean Grant Flower. According to PCB sources, Flower has applied for the job but PCB's preference remains Inzamam, who played 120 Tests...
  • Waqar Younis to be Pakistan's new head coach May 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has confirmed that former Test captain Waqar Younis would be taking over as head coach of the national team later this month. Sethi said two-year contracts have been offered to chief selector cum manager, Moin Khan and Younis. Sethi also said that he felt...
  • PCB chief summons Moin Khan to discuss captaincy issue May 1, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi has summoned chief selector Moin Khan to Lahore for a meeting on Thursday following the outbreak of a controversy over the captaincy issue. Just hours after former Test captain, Moin Khan told a press conference here on Tuesday that a change...
  • PCB promises Saleem Malik to review his life ban April 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has assured former captain Saleem Malik that the life ban, which was imposed on him in 2000 for match fixing, will be reviewed. 51-year-old Malik, who was banned for life since 2000 for match fixing, met with the Sethi at the Gaddafi...