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  • Younis, Misbah unhappy with PCB's scheduling of national T20 meet 15 hours 36 minutes ago

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq are not happy with the decision of the PCB to hold the National T20 Championship ahead of team's upcoming Test series against Australia. A source close to Waqar confirmed that he was not happy with the situation as he had told the board...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit other formats to focus on T20 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder and national T20 captain Shahid Afridi may join the growing band of international cricketers who have opted to retire from other formats to focus only on T20 cricket. Afridi told reporters at the national stadium that he could quit one-day internationals after the 2015 World Cup to...
  • PCB chief looks to foster closer ties with India 3 days ago

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan will undertake a tour of Asian cricket playing nations early next month in a bid to foster closer ties with BCCI and mend fences with Bangladesh. "My prime objective is to foster closer relations with all these countries because I believe that if the Asian bloc...
  • Aditya Verma trying to convince Sharad Pawar for BCCI elections 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The petitioner in the IPL-6 spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma, on Friday said he is trying to convince Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Sharad Pawar to contest for the Cricket Board's presidential elections. "I feel this is the right time for Mr. Pawar to take us out of this mess and...
  • Future of India's coach will be decided at Working Committee meeting: Sanjay Patel 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The future of India's bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penny will be decided at the all-important Working Committee meeting of the BCCI scheduled in Chennai on September 26. While the fate of annual AGM will be one of the primary agendas but the fate of the...
  • Ajmal will undergo bio-mechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam 5 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • Green Park to host only Test matches: Rajeev Shukla 5 days ago

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said that new stadium will be built in the state to host IPL and limited-over matches while Green Park will be used solely as a Test venue. "To host big tournaments like the IPL, a city should have at least...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • PCB considering Sohaib Maqsood for T20 captaincy: sources 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger...
  • Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for T20 event before 2015 World Cup 6 days ago

    Karachi: Former captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding the national T20 championship before the World Cup 2015. "I don't understand the logic behind having the national T20 event at this time when we are hardly going to play two or three T20 matches against Australia...
  • Delhi: DJB launches 24x7 call centre 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Giving teeth to its public grievance redressal system, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday launched a centralised 24/7 call centre to deal with consumers' complaints. This facility would be available in English and Hindi and handle customers' queries related to water supply, sewer issues, request for tankers, water contamination...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback 1 week ago

    Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ajmal told reporters in Lahore on Monday that the ban imposed on him from bowling in international cricket was disappointing but its not the end...
  • PCB to pay Saqlain Mushtaq Rs 1 million per month to coach Saeed Ajmal September 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid a whopping Rupees One Million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal to undergo corrective measures in his illegal bowling action. Saqlain, who remains one of the top spinners produced in Pakistan cricket, is reportedly being paid one million...
  • Manohar blasts Srinivasan, vows to oppose Lalit Modi's reentry into BCCI September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former board president Shashank Manohar on Saturday accused his successor N. Srinivasan of taking advantage of the amendment of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution for seeking a third term in office and vowed to oppose Lalit Modi's reentry. Manohar also ruled out contesting the...
  • BCCI Constitution amended for Arun Jaitley not Srinivasan: Manohar September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former board president Shashank Manohar Saturday ruled out contesting the impending elections against N. Srinivasan and accused his successor of taking advantage of the amendment of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution for seeking a third term in office. Manohar said the board's constitution was...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal's average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension. "There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees...
  • Ahmed Shehzad let off with reprimand for 'religious comments' September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has escaped strong disciplinary action for his controversial religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka as the Board let him off with just a stern reprimand for violating a clause of his central contract. Sources in the PCB told PTI that before leaving for...
  • PCB to announce Twenty20 skipper on September 16 September 12, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce their new national Twenty20 captain on September 16 and by that time they also hopes to finalise a pool of players for the World Cup. Shaharyar Khan, who heads the board, told reporters in Lahore that before September the selectors and the...
  • Bollywood not helping us in Censor Board corruption matter, says CBI September 12, 2014

    After a successful operation exposing alleged corruption at top level in Censor Board, CBI is finding it difficult to make much headway as the people from the film industry are not coming forward to help the agency. CBI sources said it took nearly three months of surveillance on sacked CEO of...
  • I'm ready to help Saeed Ajmal, says Saqlain Mustaq September 11, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan offspinner Saqlain Mushtaq will help countryman Saeed Ajmal correct his bowling action which led to his suspension from international cricket, he confirmed Wednesday. Saqlain, 37, invented the "doosra", a delivery which turns away from the batsman as opposed to conventional offspin. It is widely believed that bowlers who bowl...
  • Pakistan cricketers risk losing 25 percent of match fees September 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani players who are centrally contracted to the cricket board could lose 25 percent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the national cricket academy. Mohammad Akram, the head coach at the NCA said that this week most of the contracted players and some others...
  • Ajmal's suspension a tough thing for entire cricket: Hafeez September 10, 2014

    Raipur: Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday termed teammate and ace spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspension for illegal bowling action as a "difficult thing not only for Pakistan but for the entire cricket". "This is a tough thing not only for Pakistan but for rest of...
  • Barack Obama appoints IndiaAmerican to key administration post September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed another IndianAmerican to a key administration post as member of prestigious J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Obama announced Maneesh K Goyal's appointment and other key administration posts, the White House said in a statement. "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout...
  • CLT20: Hafeez irked as Lahore Lions include former Pakistan player's son September 8, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) have included former Pakistan allrounder Manzoor Ellahi's son, Ali Manzoor in the Lahore Lions side, which reportedly hasn't gone down too well with captain Mohammad Hafeez. A well informed source told PTI that the board had without consulting or...
  • TMC captures Haldibari civic board September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: With five Congress councillors and one CPI(M) councillor joining the Trinamool Congress, the ruling party captured the board of Haldibari Municipality in Cooch Behar district on Sunday, a senior TMC leader said. Earlier, the Congress had six councillors followed by TMC's three, and CPI(M) and Forward Bloc had one...
  • BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket, says Geoffrey Boycott September 7, 2014

    London: Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for Indian Premier League (IPL) to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game. Reacting to Botham's comments about the IPL being...
  • Delhi: Water shortages lead to 'tanker mafia' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middleclass neighborhood: She calls the mafia. Within an hour, a man in a tanker arrives, carrying a load of dubious water drawn illegally from the city's groundwater. With India's capital gripped by its...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar appreciates Censor Board for allowing 'Finding Fanny' team to use the word 'virgin' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is glad that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has allowed the team of "Finding Fanny" to use the term "virgin" and has approved it with a UA certificate. It's something he wasn't allowed in his film "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" in 2011. "Appreciate that...
  • Censor board approves 'I am a virgin' dialogue in Deepika Padukone's 'Finding Fanny'; to be included in the film September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Homi Adajania along with the team of 'Finding Fanny' breathed a sigh of relief as the censor board gave their nod to include the dialogue "I am a virgin" in the film. Earlier, the Censor Board of Film Certification had raised objection to the dialogue and had asked...