Pakistan Cricket Board

  • Mohammad Akram removed as bowling coach, made selector 24-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday removed Mohammad Akram as the bowling coach of the national team while giving him the fresh responsibilities of being a member of the national selection committee and head coach at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. As expected, Akram, a former Test pacer, was...
  • Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach 24-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent coach after former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore's two-year tenure ended in February. Former Test...
  • Pakistan bowling coach Mohammad Akram faces axe 23-04-2014 09:05 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan bowling coach Mohammad Akram is facing the axe with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) looking to build up a new support staff for the 2015 World Cup. Reliable sources in the board have told PTI that there are strong indications that Akram will be removed as the bowling...
  • Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik hits out at PCB for not reviewing his life ban 23-04-2014 08:55 PM

    Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for refusing to review his life ban and for not recognising a welfare association in which he is actively involved to hold a benefit match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Malik said he was fed...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Moin Khan as chief selector cum manager 21-04-2014 10:49 PM

    Karachi: In a surprisingly hurried move, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has entrusted on former captain Moin Khan the dual responsibilities of holding the post of chief selector as well as managing the national team. Since being inducted into the board last year, Moin has held three important positions. He...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board starts another coach hunt 18-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again advertised for coaching positions in the national team after the short-term contracts given to head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad were not renewed. In an advertisement on its website, the board also invited applications for...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Misbah will continue as Pakistan captain, says PCB chief 24-03-2014 09:55 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board put paid to all speculations about Misbah-ul-Haq being replaced as captain of the one-day side when its Chairman, Najam Sethi made it clear that the senior batsman would remain at the helm because of his impressive record. "Misbah has the better record compared to others...
  • Mohammad Amir unlikely to get reprieve before World Cup 2015 22-03-2014 09:08 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. "The ICC has indicated that even if there is some relaxation given to Amir in his five year ban,...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia 14-03-2014 06:44 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the final itinerary for its 'home' series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October. A PCB official said that the series had been finalised after consultations with Cricket Australia who have agreed to play in the UAE. "We have no...
  • PCB ruing Pakistan's wasted opportunities during ICC revamp 12-03-2014 10:37 AM

    Karachi: The present set-up in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still ruing a golden opportunity wasted by the deposed chairman of the board, Zaka Ashraf who declined a chance for Pakistan cricket to make big financial gains and have a bigger say in world cricket affairs. According to a...
  • Najam Sethi hints at PCB supporting ICC revamp plan 10-03-2014 10:35 PM

    Karachi: In an apparent change of stance, Pakistan Cricket Board has given enough hints that it would support the controversial ICC revamp plan mainly piloted by the BCCI to look after the country's interest and get benefits by playing series against India. PCB chief Najam Sethi said Pakistan, the only...
  • PCB accepts Javed Miandad's resignation 27-02-2014 10:56 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has accepted the resignation of former captain, Javed Miandad, ending a six-year association between the two. Miandad, who had joined the PCB in 2008 in a specially created position of Director-General cricket, had recently sent his resignation to the new chairman of the board, Najam...
  • Pakistan seeks roadmap for politicised cricket 21-02-2014 12:15 PM

    Islamabad: After 66 years, 28 chairmen and slew of controversies, Pakistan is still wrangling over how to run cricket in a country where millions follow it passionately. Last week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dismissed Zaka Ashraf as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), unseating him for the second...
  • Short contract not a worry for Pakistan coach Moin Khan 18-02-2014 06:33 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan coach Moin Khan is not worried about his short-term contract. Good performances by the team over the next seven weeks, he believes, should earn him an extension. Last week, Khan was appointed for the Asia Cup this month and World Twenty20 next month, both in Bangladesh. After that,...
  • PCB stops Shoaib Malik from holding press conference over fixing 14-02-2014 08:13 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik was on Friday stopped by the PCB from holding a press conference to speak on the allegations of fixing made against his team by former Test batsman Basit Ali. Malik was due to hold the press conference after a match between his team Sialkot...
  • Imran Khan criticises cricket chief appointment 12-02-2014 08:45 AM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan captain turned politician Imran Khan on Tuesday lashed out at the country's newly reappointed cricket chief, alleging he was being rewarded for helping the ruling party commit fraud in last year's general elections. Najam Sethi, a prominent journalist who was also appointed as interim chief minister of...
  • Moin Khan appointed Pakistan coach for Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2014 11-02-2014 10:27 PM

    Karachi: The Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday appointed former wicketkeeper Moin Khan as head coach of the national team for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 Cup tournaments in Bangladesh, ignoring former Test captain Waqar Younis for the top job. The management committee which met...
  • Najam Sethi elected as new PCB chairman 10-02-2014 08:37 PM

    Karachi: Najam Sethi has been elected as the new Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the new management committee, which was announced by the government earlier in the day. Eight out of 11 members of the managing committee voted in favour of Sethi during a hurriedly called meeting...
  • Defiant Ashraf says he is still PCB Chairman 10-02-2014 06:25 PM

    Karachi: A defiant Zaka Ashraf on Monday said that he was still the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) despite a notification by the government, saying he would consult his lawyers as the decision to sack him violates the High Court order. "I don't think this notification by the...
  • Nawaz Sharif sacks Zaka Ashraf as PCB chief 10-02-2014 04:08 PM

    Karachi: In another stunning twist in Pakistan's cricket administration, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sacked Zaka Ashraf as the Chairman of the PCB and suspended the Governing board with immediate effect. In a notification issued by the ministry of inter provincial coordination, the Prime Minister, in his capacity as patron...
  • Pakistan appoint Aamir Sohail as chief selector 04-02-2014 04:41 PM

    Islamabad: Aamir Sohail was reappointed Pakistan's chief cricket selector for a second time on Tuesday. The post had been vacant for more than seven months, since Iqbal Qasim didn't renew his contract last July. Pakistan Cricket Board interim chairman Najam Sethi briefly appointed Moin Khan as chief selector soon after...
  • N Srinivasan has agreed to Indo-Pak bilateral series: Zaka Ashraf 04-02-2014 11:48 AM

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf has said that his Indian counterpart N Srinivasan had agreed to India playing a bilateral series with Pakistan at a neutral venue. "Mr Srinivasan has reassured me they are serious about playing a bilateral series with us even at...
  • PCB told to oppose 'Big Three' proposals on ICC revamp 04-02-2014 11:31 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has been told by its Governing Board to strongly oppose the changes proposed by India, Australia and England cricket boards in the governance and distribution of finances in the ICC. PCB chief Zaka Ashraf said after the meeting of the Governing Board that the members...