PAKISTAN CRICKET

  • Pakistan hockey players' behaviour can affect cricket ties with India: PCB chief 3 days ago

    The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has said that the recent incident in India involving the national hockey team players can have adverse effects on the cricketing ties between the two countries. Khan, who had served as High Commissioner in New Delhi, felt that while political and...
  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • PCB keep Misbah-ul-Haq with team to avoid confusion 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have decided to let the Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq remain with the team in the UAE despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury, sending out a message that he will lead the side in the World Cup. "The doctors have...
  • Pakistan chief selectors question ICC for chucking calls December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test spinners and chief selectors Iqbal Qasim and Salahuddin Ahmed have questioned the current protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowlers and said it was destroying the careers and livelihoods of players. The 61-year old Iqbal Qasim, who played 50 Tests as a left arm-spinner, felt it...
  • PCB applies for reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's action December 2, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chiefs said on Tuesday that they are seeking a reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's bowling action which was deemed illegal in September, in a bid to clear the star off-spinner before next year's World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling at international level after a bio-mechanical analysis of his...
  • Saeed Ajmal not keen on playing domestic cricket December 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who will undergo another private biomechanics test this week on his bowling action, is not keen to play domestic cricket matches as recommended by PCB's bowling action review committee. A reliable source close to the committee said that Ajmal had called up the chairman of...
  • PCB to carry review of protective gear November 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to carry out its own review of the protective gear it provides to the national team players following the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes this week. A official of the board told PTI that presently the PCB ordered protective gear specifically...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board to revive T20 Super League November 29, 2014

    Karachi: After unsuccessfully trying twice to launch their T20 franchise based Super League, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to again revive the jinxed project. An official in the board told PTI that the Board of Governors meeting held on Friday had given approval for holding the Super League after finding...
  • Moin Khan to continue as national selection and Pakistan team manager November 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce a new national selection committee early next month, but Moin Khan will continue to work as the chief selector. The PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media after the meeting of the Board of Governors in Lahore that four new selectors would be...
  • Deal with banned players with caution: Ehsan Mani to PCB November 27, 2014

    Karachi: Former ICC President, Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to proceed with caution while dealing with the tainted cricketers who were banned for spot-fixing. Mani, who is in Lahore, said he got the feeling that perhaps PCB was rushing things to get the banned pacer, Mohammad Aamir...
  • Pakistani family in Belgium faces deportation after son labelled terrorist for carrying cricket bat November 25, 2014

    A 22-year-old Pakistani cricket player in Belgium and his entire family is facing deportation after he was labelled as a terrorist for travelling with a cricket bat in public transport. A photograph of Assim Abassi, apparently armed with a "weapon" was circulated by the police last week creating a terror scare...
  • PCB extends Saeed Ajmal's stay in England November 19, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal's stay in England to allow the off-spinner to work further on correcting his bowling action in a desperate bid to get him cleared before the 2015 World Cup. "Saeed will remain in England for another week and continue the remedial...
  • PCB seeks review of Mohammad Amir ban, shoots letter to ICC November 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially sent a letter to its international counterpart asking them to review the ban on Mohammad Amir in light of the revision in the anti-corruption code of the world body. A PCB official confirmed PTI on Wednesday that the letter had been dispatched to...
  • Mohammad Amir puts acting career on hold for domestic cricket hopes November 17, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has put his acting career on hold after the country's cricket governing body PCB said that it would be requesting the ICC to allow the tainted player to play domestic cricket before his ban ends in August 2015. "For me cricket has always been...
  • PCB asks Saeed Ajmal to work with Saqlain Mushtaq in England November 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to remain in England to work further on improving his bowling action after he failed to clear an informal biomechanics test held last week. "Saeed (Ajmal) has been told to work further with Saqlain Mushtaq on his bowling action after...
  • Steady Misbah-ul-Haq writes his name in Pakistan cricket history November 14, 2014

    Four years and three months ago a frustrated Misbah-ul-Haq considered burning his cricket equipment and leaving the game for good. But on Thursday he made history, becoming Pakistan's most successful Test captain of all time as his men secured a thumping 248-run win over New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. In recording his...
  • Umar Gul named in Pakistan A team November 12, 2014

    Karachi: Handing Umar Gul a chance to make a comeback to the national team before the World Cup, the selector have named the seasoned pace bowler in Pakistan A team, which will take on Afghanistan A in a Twenty20 match in Islamabad on Saturday. Gul, who has struggled to find a...
  • Pakistan to apply for Mohammad Amir's clearance next week November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Amir to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revised its anti-corruption code which means that banned players...
  • Mohammad Amir ready for return to domestic cricket November 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has welcomed the changes made in the ICC anti-corruption code and said he is ready for a quick return to domestic cricket. "I am already doing intensive training to maintain top fitness and I am confident that whenever the ICC gives the clearance I...
  • Moin Khan to continue his dual role, says PCB chief November 6, 2014

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that Moin Khan will continue in his dual role as manager and chief selector till the time the national team performs well. "The Board of Governors have given me complete authority to take a decision on...
  • PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan lauds Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq November 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M. Khan congratulated captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis, team manager Moin Khan and the entire support staff after the team registered a dominant 2-0 win over Australia in the two-Test series in the UAE. "I wish to felicitate you (Misbah) on this great...
  • We never ignored Younis Khan for Tests: Moin Khan November 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's manager and chief selector Moin Khan has shot back at his critics insisting senior batsman Younis Khan was dropped from the one-day squad only for the Australia series and that he was always in reckoning for the Test rubber. "I just want to make it clear once and for...
  • Shoaib Malik relieved his bowling action not reported November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has heaved a sigh of relief after the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that his bowling action has not been reported by the match officials during a recent game in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. "Malik's action was scrutinised by the umpires and the match referee during a...
  • PCB rubbishes reports on Shoaib Malik's action being suspect November 2, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has clarified that former captain Shoiab Mailk's action was not under scanner as reported in the media. An unnamed PCB spokesman was quoted as saying by the 'Dawn' newspaper that media reports that claimed that Malik's action was reported for being suspect, were baseless. "We have...
  • Pakistan nominates Sethi for ICC presidency October 31, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan nominated Najam Sethi on Thursday as its candidate for the presidency of cricket's world governing body next year, three months after he resigned as the head of the national board. Sethi's nomination for the presidency of the International Cricket Council (ICC) was confirmed after approval from Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • PCB to nominate Najam Sethi for ICC president post October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi is set to be nominated as the next President of the International Cricket Council by the Pakistan board for a one-year term starting in June, 2015. The PCB Board of Governors at its last meeting, recently, had formed a committee to recommend names for nomination...
  • Junaid's knee injury more serious than expected October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Left-arm Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan is facing the prospect of being sidelined from cricket for a while after it was revealed that his knee injury was more serious than initially diagnosed. Junaid was sent home from the UAE without playing any match of the ongoing series against Australia due to...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq October 19, 2014

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue October 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder...