Pakistan Cricket

  • Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates Sethi as PCB chairman 11-07-2014 02:55 PM

    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...
  • PCB chief used veto powers to include Younis Khan in ODI squad 10-07-2014 07:57 PM

    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...
  • Government appoints retired judge as PCB chairman 10-07-2014 02:34 PM

    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 happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP 09-07-2014 03:04 PM

    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...
  • PCB seeks ICC's suggestion on revoking Saleem Malik's ban 09-07-2014 12:08 PM

    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...
  • Younis Khan to be left out of ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour 06-07-2014 06:09 PM

    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...
  • New contracts offer major financial boost for Pakistan players 04-07-2014 10:55 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan players unhappy with new central contracts 01-07-2014 11:30 PM

    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...
  • Waqar Younis returns as Pakistan's cricket coach 01-07-2014 04:08 PM

    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...
  • PCB push for Mohammad Amir's early return to domestic cricket 27-06-2014 09:41 PM

    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...
  • India to play six bilateral series against Pakistan 26-06-2014 09:56 PM

    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...
  • PCB not to oppose N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman 22-06-2014 10:05 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan gets tough on out-of-shape players 12-06-2014 02:25 PM

    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 11-06-2014 10:50 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board reverse Younis Khan's demotion 11-06-2014 10:42 PM

    Pakistan's cricket authorities on Wednesday reversed a decision to demote star batsman Younis Khan from the top-tier of centrally contracted players following widespread criticism from the media and former players. The 36-year-old was demoted to the second-rung of players in the central contracts announced last week because of a rule...
  • PCB announces increment for employees 11-06-2014 09:55 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board, which loves to remind everyone about its precarious financial health from time to time due to no international teams touring the country since 2009, has announced increments for its strong workforce of nearly 650 people. The board announced that a committee comprising former Test captain,...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack 09-06-2014 10:09 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege...
  • Pakistan cricket players to get pay rise with new contracts 05-06-2014 06:43 PM

    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...
  • PCB to award central contracts based on fitness 03-06-2014 10:16 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will introduce penalties and points system for its players who will be given fitness-based central contracts for this year. Fitness-based contracts would mean that players who have achieved highest level of fitness points will be placed in the highest category while their performances in...
  • PCB promises financial incentives ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 30-05-2014 09:17 PM

    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...
  • PCB appoints Grant Luden as fielding coach, trainer 30-05-2014 03:46 PM

    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...
  • Grant Flower signs contract with Pakistan Cricket Board as batting coach 29-05-2014 10:29 PM

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower has finally signed a contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national team as its batting coach next month. According to sources in the PCB, the board also had success in appointing a foreigner as fielding coach and trainer. "Grant Luden...
  • PCB to probe 'missing' USD200,000 during Zaka Ashraf's tenure 27-05-2014 09:42 AM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan hangs in balance 25-05-2014 04:22 PM

    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...
  • PCB chief briefs Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pak cricket relations 25-05-2014 04:08 PM

    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...
  • Umar Akmal approached for fixing in 2012 23-05-2014 01:04 PM

    Karachi: The ghost of match-fixing is back to haunt Pakistan cricket with reports emerging that Umar Akmal was approached to fix matches during a 2012 tour of the UAE but the batsman immediately reported the matter to his team's security manager. A source aware of the incident told PTI that...
  • PCB invites Sri Lanka to play in Pakistan 22-05-2014 11:48 PM

    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...
  • Supreme Court restores Najam Sethi as chairman of PCB 21-05-2014 11:51 AM

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan has reinstated Najam Sethi as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board just four days after a lower court replaced him with Zaka Ashraf. The Islamabad High Court on Saturday invalidated a prime minister's special notification in February to appoint a management committee to the PCB,...
  • HC annuls appointments of Waqar Younis, Grant Flower as Pakistan coaches 19-05-2014 10:11 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket on Monday plunged into crisis as the Islamabad High Court, which had restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Board, declared in its detailed judgement all decisions taken by the Najam Sethi-led management committee since February as "null and void". The judgement means all the decisions taken...
  • Zaka Ashraf takes charge of Pakistan Cricket Board as turmoil rolls on 19-05-2014 08:39 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan's reinstated cricket chief Zaka Ashraf took charge of the national board Monday, with the future of national head coach Waqar Younis and batting coach Grant Flower hanging in the balance. Ashraf was restored to the chairmanship of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by a court ruling on Saturday,...