PAKISTAN CRICKET

  • Moin Khan summoned by Pakistan Cricket Board 12 hours 6 minutes ago

    Karachi: Two days after returning home to an angry reception, the chief selector Moin Khan has been summoned by the Pakistan Cricket Board to explain his conduct, a visit to a Casino in Christchurch a night before the national team's World Cup match against the West Indies. A source in the...
  • World Cup: Pakistan recall chief selector Moin Khan over casino visit 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan has been sent home from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after the former Test captain visited a casino before the match against West Indies. Shaharyar Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said Moin behaved inappropriately at a time when the...
  • World Cup 2015: Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram 4 days ago

    Pakistan's former captain and fast-bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management not to involve the players in long meetings, discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe. "All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best thing...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance 4 days ago

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: PCB probes Moin Khan's casino visit 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday launched an investigation into chief selector Moin Khan's alleged visit to a casino ahead of the team's World Cup clash against the West Indies. PCB chairman Shehryar Khan promised action if required but also assured that Moin Khan would get a fair probe. Pakistan suffered...
  • Criticism against Pakistan team unfair, says PCB official 6 days ago

    Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board has lamented that the culture of criticism and scorn being directed at the national team after a bad performance is not visible in any other cricket playing nation. "I can understand the people's disappointment at the team's performance in the World Cup...
  • World Cup: Pakistan fans take out mock funeral of team after loss to West Indies 1 week ago

    Disheartened Pakistan cricket fans took to the streets, expressing their protest after the national team posted below-par performances in the first two matches of the ongoing World Cup. In Multan, which is the hometown of some of the top Pakistan cricketers including former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, a group of youngsters took out...
  • World Cup: Pakistan will bounce back from India loss, says Shahryar Khan February 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan could not have had a worse run up to their crucial second match of the cricket World Cup against the West Indies, but PCB chairman Shahryar Khan on Friday put his faith behind the players saying they would bounce back from the defeat against India. Reports about fielding coach...
  • World Cup 2015: Luden stays as Pakistan fielding coach, says PCB February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday denied rumours of any internal rift between players and the team management over the attitude of some players. "It is clarified that the news is absolutely false and that nothing of the sort has happened," a PCB statement said Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Pakistan...
  • PCB wants Ajmal to play domestic cricket and be ready for World Cup 2015 February 8, 2015

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan wants offspinner Saeed Ajmal to play some domestic cricket before he could be considered for national selection with his modified bowling action after being cleared by the International Cricket Council. Even as the PCB appears to be less confident in...
  • Pakistan contract dispute not affecting Cup preparations, says PCB February 6, 2015

    Karachi: A dispute with Pakistan players over their central contracts is not affecting the team's preparations for the World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. Najam Sethi, head of the board's executive committee, said the dispute had been blown out of proportion in the media. "The players are focused...
  • Indo-Pak bilateral ties must for Pakistan players' participation in IPL, says Sethi February 6, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistani players would only be able to play in the Indian Premier League once bilateral cricket ties with India were restored on a permanent basis, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board official. The former chairman of the PCB Najam Sethi, who now heads the powerful executive committee, said that the...
  • Share revenues else tour is off: PCB to BCB February 4, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided in principle to call off its tour to Bangladesh in April-May if the Bangladesh Cricket Board refuses to share revenues for the series of two Tests, three One-day Internationals and a T20. "We don't want to end up spending money from our coffers...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board waiting on Bilawal's selection for WC squad February 4, 2015

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan said on Wednesday that the PCB was still waiting for the tour selection committee to decide if it wanted to have Bilawal Bhatti in the World Cup squad. "We are still waiting for the tour selectors to decide. If they ask for...
  • Indian government to decide on Indo-Pak bilateral series: PCB February 2, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday said that the scheduled bilateral series with India in the UAE in December this year solely depends on the clearance from the Indian government. "During the recent meeting with the Indian board (BCCI) officials in Dubai they assured us that they were still...
  • Banned players must be allowed to make a comeback: Salman Butt January 31, 2015

    Pakistan's banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period. "I know some people, including former players have said (Mohammad) Amir shouldn't be allowed to...
  • PCB reaches verbal agreement with players over contracts January 31, 2015

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reached a verbal agreement with the national cricket team players, who are currently touring New Zealand, that they do not need to sign the three-month central contract. "Instead of a three-month central contract, the board has verbally assured the players that when they return home,...
  • Mohammad Amir to come out of spot-fixing ban, allowed to play domestic cricket January 29, 2015

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has received an early reprieve for a return to domestic cricket following his cooperation with anti-corruption officials, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir were all banned for spot-fixing during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010,...
  • Contract row is no big deal: PCB official January 27, 2015

    Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the contract row with players in the World Cup squad would be sorted out this week. "It is no big deal... The players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New Zealand is talking...
  • Teenage cricketer dies in Pakistan after hit on chest January 26, 2015

    Karachi: In another tragic incident on the field, 18-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed died after being struck on the chest by a cricket ball. Doctors at the Orangi Town general hospital said that Mohammed died from a heart seizure after he was struck by the cricket ball during a club match in Orangi...
  • Pakistan cricketers refuse to sign three-month extended contract January 25, 2015

    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...
  • PCB shows urgency to get Hafeez's action cleared before World Cup 2015 January 21, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • Reports of my marriage are greatly exaggerated: Imran Khan January 2, 2015

    Pakistan's former cricket captain-turned-politician Imran Khan has slammed the reports of his marriage with a former BBC anchor Reham Khan. The 62-year-old Imran wrote on his twitter account that the reports are "greatly exaggerated". "The reports of my marriage are greatly exaggerated!," said Imran, who led Pakistan to victory in the...
  • Imran Khan marries former BBC presenter: reports January 2, 2015

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has secretly married a former BBC anchor Reham Khan in a hush hush wedding, according to media reports. The 62-year-old Imran is believed to have tied the knot last weekend with Pakistani news anchor Reham, 41, who is a divorcee and mother-of-three. She lived in Britain for part of...