Pakistan Cricket

  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series 19 hours 2 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...
  • PCB to discuss ways to help bowlers with suspect action Yesterday

    Karachi: A special committee formed by the Pakistan Cricket Board to identify and help bowlers with suspect bowling actions will hold its first meeting in Lahore this weekend. "The board has scheduled meetings of the newly formed cricket committee and other sub-committees. The committee will apparently list down those bowlers who...
  • PCB confident of Lahore Lions' participation in CLT20 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday it was confident that the Lahore Lions team would get clearance from the Indian government to participate in the forthcoming Champions League in India. A official aware of the developments said that until now the BCCI had not contacted the PCB on the...
  • Pakistan cancels Twenty20 league 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket authorities were Tuesday forced to cancel their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of the World Cup, leaving question marks over its future. Pakistan Cricket Board had planned to hold the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates...
  • PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anti-corruption laws in...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105-run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 2-0 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • Shaharyar Khan set to become first elected PCB Chairman August 16, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan foreign secretary, Shaharyar Khan is set to take over as the first elected Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board next week after no other candidate filed nomination papers for the elections, to be held on Monday in Lahore. Last year in May, Zaka Ashraf had declared himself as...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi hits out at Imran Khan August 12, 2014

    Former PCB chairman, Najam Sethi on Monday, hit back at criticism and allegations made against him by cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan by stating that being made the head of the cricket board was a "punishment" for him not a "reward." Imran, who is going to lead a free Pakistan march to...
  • Justice Mohammad Sair Ali not keen to continue as acting chairman PCB August 6, 2014

    Acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board is not keen to continue as PCB head and wants to hold fresh elections within a month. Last Monday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is patron of the PCB, appointed Justice Mohammad Sair Ali as acting chairman PCB and election commissioner for fresh elections...
  • Pakistan PM appoints ex-judge as caretaker PCB chief August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appointed a retired judge to hold elections for the country's cricket chief within a month, hoping to draw a line under a long-running crisis. The post of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has been held by rivals Zaka Ashraf and Najam Sethi five...
  • I don't see myself playing in 2015 World Cup: Mohammad Amir August 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Amir has ruled out any chances of playing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Amir, 22, who is serving a five year ban for spot fixing admitted that he didn't see any realistic chances of playing in the World Cup despite...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup July 28, 2014

    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...
  • My bowling remains an enigma for many batsmen: Saeed Ajmal July 25, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's top spin bowler Saeed Ajmal says his bowling still remains a mystery for many batsmen since they can't read his 'doosra'. Brushing aside concerns over his bowling form in recent times, Ajmal said every bowler has ups and downs in his career but it does not mean he is...
  • Pakistan unveils new domestic league July 23, 2014

    Pakistan's cricket administration on Wednesday unveiled a new domestic league revamp, though demands to remove commercial and government department teams from the competition were ignored. Pakistan has long suffered from a below-par domestic structure. Many of its cricket heroes, such as Javed Miandad, honed their skills in street games rather than...
  • Pakistan's Supreme court orders elections for new cricket chief July 22, 2014

    LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered cricket authorities to hold fresh elections within a week to end a 14-month administrative crisis that has sparked international ridicule. The saga began in May last year when the then-chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf, was suspended for holding dubious elections. Since...
  • Waqar Younis wants to revive Pakistan's love affair with pace August 4, 2014

    Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country's fast-bowling attack. Waqar, who in May accepted the coaching job for the second time in four years, said he wanted pace to play a pivotal role in Pakistan cricket again. "We shouldn't just be depending on our spinners, we...
  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan July 19, 2014

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • Kamran Akmal hurt at being ignored by selectors July 18, 2014

    Karachi: Discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has said senior players need to be given more respect in Pakistan cricket. The experienced campaigner, who has been ignored by the cricket board and national selectors since the World T20 in Bangladesh, said that it was not fair for the selectors to judge a player...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates Sethi as PCB chairman July 11, 2014

    Karachi: The drama in Pakistan Cricket Board continued with the Supreme Court on Friday reinstating Najam Sethi as its Chairman by setting aside a government notification which led to his removal barely a day ago. The court also set aside a new constitution which had appointed Justice (retd) Justice Ali Shah...
  • 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...
  • Younis Khan to be left out of ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour July 6, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain, Younis Khan is set to be ignored once again for the one-day internationals after the Pakistan team think-tank met in Lahore at the weekend to discuss plans for the coming tour to Sri Lanka and building a team for the World Cup 2015. According to a well-informed source...
  • 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...
  • Waqar Younis returns as Pakistan's cricket coach July 1, 2014

    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 before...
  • PCB push for Mohammad Amir's early return to domestic cricket June 27, 2014

    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 includes...
  • 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...