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  • Pakistan hope Zimbabwe tour is first step out of wilderness 16 hours 33 minutes ago

    Karachi: Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards -- Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting international cricket, but Zimbabwe's planned tour next month could restore hope. On March 3, 2009, Pakistani cricket suffered a cruel blow when the bus carrying the Sri Lankan Test team was attacked by...
  • Zimbabwe puts forth two conditions to tour Pakistan Yesterday

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) has put forward two conditions to its Pakistani counterpart to undertake the tour to Pakistan next month to play a limited over series. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the ZCU has put forth two conditions. First, a return tour to...
  • Wipro staff to get shares worth over Rs 1 crore 2 days ago

    New Delhi: IT major Wipro on Wednesday announced allotment of 18,819 shares, worth about Rs one crore at the current market price, to eligible employees. The shares are being issued to the employees under the restricted stock unit plans of 2005 and 2007, the company said. "Administrative Committee...
  • BCCI non-committal on Afghanistan's home ground request 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) game development manager Ratnakar Shetty on Wednesday refused to comment on media reports which said that the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) wants to host its 'home' matches in India. "We will not discuss regarding this with the media right now," Shetty...
  • Afghanistan to host 'home' series in India? 2 days ago

    In a move akin to Pakistan hosting their 'home' series in the UAE, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has reportedly requested India to provide a ground for their team to host 'home' matches. According to media reports, Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is scheduled to visit India shortly and...
  • PCB to sell off regional teams for domestic structure 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) aims to sell off its affiliated regional teams to sponsors in a bid to improve its much maligned domestic structure and offer better pay incentives to domestic players. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said the performances of the national team players in recent months was a...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board confirms Zimbabwe tour after terror fears 4 days ago

    Lahore: Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan to play a short limited over series next month, becoming the first Test team to visit the terror-hit country in six years, a top cricket official said Monday. "Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan from mid-May for a one-week tour," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said,...
  • Umar Gul to replace injured Ehsan Adil in Pakistan ODI squad 6 days ago

    Pakistan seam bowler Ehsan Adil will miss the ongoing one-day international series in Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Umar Gul, the country's cricket board said on Saturday. "Ehsan Adil out of Bangladesh series due to hamstring injury. Umar Gul will replace him," the Pakistan Cricket...
  • Abandoned India tour on agenda in WICB meeting 6 days ago

    St. John's, Antigua: Last year's controversial abandoned tour of India will be on the agenda when the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) meets with the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Committee on Cricket Governance next Monday in Grenada. WICB president Dave Cameron, along with all 18 directors of the board, will sit down...
  • Misbah, Younis guide young players at training camp April 16, 2015

    Karachi: Much to the delight of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younis Khan spent the last two days at a training camp in Lahore, guiding the youngsters. The members of the Pakistan A squad, set to visit Sri Lanka later this month and the national T20...
  • N Srinivasan to remain ICC chairman till BCCI AGM April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said former president N Srinivasan will continue as the ICC chairman till September after which the Board will chalk a way forward at its Annual General Meeting. As per rules, the ICC chairman's post belongs to the BCCI representative for two years from...
  • Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do: Mani Ratnam April 16, 2015

    As the debate over moves made by the censor board rages, filmmakers, actors and other prominent voices have spoken vehemently about the importance of the freedom of expression. South Indian Director Mani Ratnam said, "Censorship should also adapt as industry matures. Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do." ...
  • PCB plans to plead Salman Butt's case with ICC April 16, 2015

    Karachi: The PCB is planning to plead the case of banned cricketer Salman Butt with the International Cricket Council. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said in an interview that the former Test captain, who is serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, had shown willingness to meet all the requirements...
  • Mohammad Amir targets steady progress in Pakistan comeback April 14, 2015

    Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir's 23rd birthday celebrations were marred by a hamstring injury on Monday as the former prodigy downplayed hopes of a speedy international recall following a four-year ban for spot-fixing. Currently turning out for Omar Associates in Pakistan's Grade-II tournament, Amir, who has bagged an impressive 22 wickets in...
  • PCB advises Mohammad Amir to avoid media interactions April 14, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has advised banned left arm pacer Mohammad Amir to control his interaction with the media since he is still serving a five year ban for spot fixing from the ICC. A reliable source in the board said that the PCB had advised Amir against regularly giving...
  • BCCI World Cup meeting will have discussions on new coach April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The new regime of the BCCI will have its first Working Committee meeting on April 26 in Kolkata and discussions on Duncan Fletcher's possible replacement will be held at that conclave. It will be the first time that Jagmohan Dalmiya and his colleagues will be formally meeting to set...
  • Greenpeace trying to hurt Indian tea industry: Ministry of Home Affairs April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has alleged that Greenpeace is trying to hurt the Indian tea industry, which employs 35 lakh workers and earned USD 644 million from exports last year, by projecting abroad that homegrown leaves of the beverage have hazardous pesticides. According to a report prepared by the Home...
  • Juvenile Justice Board, its functioning comes under Supreme Court scanner April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards across the country came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Friday sought complete details on the pendency of cases, frequency of its sittings, vacancy of posts and other related issues. The court also stressed on the issue of methodology of training...
  • BCCI condoles passing away of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended its condolences to the family and friends of former Australia captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney on Thursday night following a prolonged battle against skin cancer. "Renowned as one of the greatest leg-spinners...
  • Australia's Test series in West Indies rescheduled, to begin June 3 now April 9, 2015

    Bangalore: The Frank Worrell Trophy, the two-Test series between West Indies and Australia, which was supposed to start on June 5, has been brought forward by two days, the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Thursday. The first Test will be played from June 3 in Dominica, while the second Test...
  • Michael Vaughan open to ECB management role April 9, 2015

    Bangalore: Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, has said he is open to talking to the England and Wales Cricket Board about a management role with the team following Paul Downton's resignation as managing director on Wednesday. Vaughan is understood to have had a breakfast meeting with Tom Harrison, the ECB...
  • Zimbabwe may end international cricket draught in Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board and Zimbabwe Cricket Union are close to finalising a one-day international series that will be held in Karachi and Lahore next month. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI that it had sent a tentative itinerary of three one-day internationals and two T20 matches...
  • Managing director Paul Downton parts company with ECB April 8, 2015

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board says managing director Paul Downton has left his job as the national team's leadership is overhauled. Downton's role has been under scrutiny after England exited the World Cup in the group stage last month, and because he has resisted the return of batsman Kevin...
  • Spinner from naxal-hit area makes it big in BCCI tournament April 7, 2015

    Jamshedpur: He hails from naxal-affected and basic sport infrastructure-lacked Torpa in Khunti district, but right-arm off-spinner Vinayak Vikram proved his talent in his debut under-19 BCCI-sponsored domestic cricket tournament. Vinayak, who comes from a humble farmer's family, impressed the selectors bagging 24 wickets in five matches in the Under-19 tournament this...
  • PCB's World Cup review meeting lasts 20 minutes April 6, 2015

    Karachi: A high-level meeting called by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to review the national team's performance in the World Cup ended in just 20 minutes. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan had convened a meeting of the PCB review 2015 group in Lahore last weekend to discuss the performance of the national...
  • PM Modi launches nation's first air quality index, says India one of the least polluting countries April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing to bring down pollution levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's first national air quality index on Monday. Speaking at the event, he claimed that India's contribution to the pollution level in the world is one of the lowest. "We have given a perception to rest of the...
  • Modi to launch India's first national air quality index today but no action planned on use of data yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In the government's fight against air pollution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday take the crucial step of launching the first national air quality index. The index will inform the public about the level of pollution in the air on a daily basis in real-time. The Air...
  • PCB accepts Bangladesh tour conditions April 5, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally accepted the terms and conditions for its tour of Bangladesh that is now scheduled to begin from April 17. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI on Sunday that they had accepted terms and conditions sent by the Bangladesh cricket...
  • Indian umpires close to being in elite panel again, says Simon Taufel April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: India may not have had an umpire in the ICC elite panel for more than a decade but celebrated Australian Simon Taufel feels officials from the country are close to making the exclusive group again thanks to the Cricket Board's efforts. Taufel, the winner of ICC's best umpire award...
  • BCB to compensate PCB for postponing tours April 4, 2015

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will compensate its Pakistani counterpart for postponing two tours in 2012. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said that they want to end the matter by paying Pakistan their due for missing the two tours, adding that the amount could range between $100,000 and $300,000. The announcement comes...