Zaka Ashraf

  • 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...
  • We received threats from India for resisting Big Three: Zaka Ashraf 16-02-2014 07:42 PM

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Sunday alleged that he was threatened by the Board for Cricket Control in India for opposing the structural overhaul of the ICC. "They were threats directed at Pakistan but our stance was clear," Ashraf said while addressing a gathering in Lahore. "But in...
  • 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...
  • Naming of Pakistan's Asia Cup squad and new coach held up 11-02-2014 11:16 AM

    Karachi: Two major announcements about the new head coach and the Pakistan squad for Asia Cup were held up due to the sudden dismissal of PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf and would be reviewed by the new management committee and its chairman, Najam Sethi at their meeting on Tuesday. A reliable...
  • 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...
  • ICC's approval to revamped proposal will harm world cricket: Ashraf 08-02-2014 07:42 PM

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf said that the widespread change in the ICC's governance and structure, initiated by the India, Australia and England cricket boards, would harm world cricket. "This much stress on money matters is going to harm world cricket in the future,"...
  • 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...
  • Cricket will suffer if ICC proposals accepted: Zaka Ashraf 31-01-2014 11:08 PM

    Karachi: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Friday blamed Bangladesh for sacrificing the interest of the world cricket for their short-term gains. Ashraf hit out at Bangladesh Cricket Board's president Nazimul Hasan for claiming it was not part of the boards of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa in opposing the...
  • Zaka Ashraf calls emergency meeting on February 8 to discuss ICC draft 31-01-2014 09:39 AM

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Zaka Ashraf has called an emergency meeting of the governing board on February 3 to discuss the watered down draft proposals put forward by India, Australia and England at the ICC meeting this week in Dubai. Ashraf, who returns from Dubai after...
  • PCB chief says four in opposition of ICC revamp 28-01-2014 04:26 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are likely to oppose sweeping changes in the ICC as the governing body's executive board meeting began in Dubai on Tuesday. Before attending the meeting, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf told private television channels in Pakistan that all the four boards...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court to hear cricket chief appeal 25-01-2014 06:54 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court Saturday agreed to hear an appeal by the federal government challenging a lower court's decision to reinstate the country's embattled cricket chief. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf was suspended eight months ago over alleged dubious elections. The Nawaz Sharif government appointed an Interim Management Committee...
  • Federal govt files appeal against Zaka Ashraf reinstatement as PCB chief 23-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Karachi: The federal government on Thursday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the reinstatement of Zaka Ashraf as Board chairman, a development which further prolonged the uncertainty in Pakistan cricket. Well known lawyer Asma Jahangir filed the appeal on behalf of the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination which had...
  • No intentions of stepping down, says Zaka Ashraf 17-01-2014 11:34 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf has made it clear that he has no intentions of resigning and will try to complete his four-year term. Ashraf, who resumed his duties at the PCB headquarters at Gaddafi stadium since Thursday, said he had no differences with the ruling government...
  • Zaka Ashraf resumes duties as PCB chairman 16-01-2014 08:33 PM

    Islamabad: Zaka Ashraf has resumed his duties as the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman on Thursday a day after he was restored by a two-member divisional bench of the Islamabad High Court. Ashraf was suspended by IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddique in May last year when a retired cricket official challenged...
  • Islamabad HC restores Zaka Ashraf as PCB chief 15-01-2014 02:54 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket fell into further chaos on Wednesday with a two-member divisional bench of the Islamabad High Court restoring Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Board. Zaka had filed an appeal against his dismissal by the single bench of the IHC headed by Justice Shaukat Siddiqui in July last...
  • Abdul Razzaq blames Zaka Ashraf for being sidelined 08-11-2013 11:21 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's seasoned allrounder, Abdul Razzaq has blamed former chairman of the PCB, Zaka Ashraf, for sidelining him from the national team since last year. Razzaq, 33, who has finally won a recall to the national T20 squad for the series against South Africa, said it was Ashraf who had...
  • Dav Whatmore has failed to deliver: Zaka Ashraf 03-11-2013 04:01 PM

    Karachi: Zaka Ashraf, whose election as Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman has been set aside by Islamabad High Court, has refused to accept the responsibility for appointing Dav Whatmore as head coach but conceded that the Australian had failed to live up to expectations. Ashraf whose election as PCB head in...
  • Zaheer, Qadir keen on Pakistan board job 30-10-2013 08:11 PM

    Karachi: Former Test legends Abdul Qadir and Zaheer Abbas have expressed interest in the job of Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, after a court ordered elections for the post be held next month. Cricket administration in Pakistan has been rocked by months of wrangling between the courts and the PCB after...
  • PCB incurs huge loss for no bilateral series with India 07-09-2013 10:10 PM

    Karachi: India's refusal to play a bilateral series has incurred the Pakistan Cricket Board a loss of atleast $1.6 million. According to the budgetary documents, the PCB has to repay an amount of $1.6 million to the Dubai-based broadcaster, Taj Entertainment Network since there was no bilateral series with India...
  • PCB to seek fresh directives IHC for Board chief election 13-08-2013 08:23 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will seek fresh directives from the Islamabad High Court after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) expressed its inability to conduct the election for the post of PCB chairman. The ECP in response to a letter from the PCB has said that it does not...
  • PCB to appeal against High Court order on Ashraf's election 24-07-2013 08:59 PM

    Karachi: The PCB Wednesday said it would file an appeal against the Islamabad High Court Judgment -- which had set aside the election of Zaka Ashraf as board chairman -- as it may result in a gridlock for the board and bring to standstill the board's day to day functioning....
  • Court order threatens more Pakistan cricket turmoil 23-07-2013 08:23 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket faced fresh turmoil on Tuesday as a court cancelled all decisions made by the interim board chairman and demanded a member of the public be included on the national selection committee. The ruling by the Islamabad High Court severely curtails the powers of Najam Sethi, appointed as...
  • Pakistan court orders re-election of PCB chairman 04-07-2013 08:14 PM

    Islamabad: A court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the country's cricket board to re-elect a chairman within 90 days after Zaka Ashraf was suspended over concerns about a dubious ballot. The decision from the Islamabad High Court came after petitioners challenged a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ballot, which in May...
  • Pakistan cricket board ordered to name new chief 19-06-2013 04:45 PM

    Karachi: A Pakistani court Wednesday ordered the government to appoint an interim head of the cricket board, after the current chairman was suspended over a legal challenge to his election. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf was ordered to halt work last month amid a row over his election,...
  • Zaka Ashraf meets top lawyers ahead of June 13 hearing 11-06-2013 01:16 AM

    Karachi: Zaka Ashraf will be represented by some of the country's top lawyers when the Islamabad High Court holds its hearing on a constitutional writ petition this week, which led to his suspension as the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman. The IHC had, at an earlier hearing, passed a short order...
  • I have stopped working as PCB chief after IHC order: Zaka Ashraf 29-05-2013 11:17 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf had stopped working as the PCB chief following the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) order to suspend him. As a result of the IHC order yesterday, the Board of Governors (BoG) decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting of PCB that Ashraf was to...
  • PCB welcomes Ireland's plan to tour Pakistan 28-05-2013 10:57 PM

    Karachi: PCB chief Zaka Ashraf has said they would welcome any move by the Ireland Cricket Association to send its team to Pakistan for a tour. The Irish cricket chief executive recently said that they would like to send their team to Pakistan provided they were given full assurances and...
  • Judge stops Ashraf from working as PCB chairman 28-05-2013 06:21 PM

    Islamabad: A judge has stopped Zaka Ashraf from working as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board after his election was challenged in the Islamabad High Court. Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui accepted a petition from Ahmad Nadeem Sadal and says the "entire process of the election .... appeared to be motivated...