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  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper 21 hours 46 minutes 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 23 hours 53 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 re-entry into BCCI 3 days ago

    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 re-entry. Manohar also ruled out contesting the...
  • BCCI Constitution amended for Arun Jaitley not Srinivasan: Manohar 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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' 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan off-spinner 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 off-spin. It is widely believed that bowlers who bowl...
  • Pakistan cricketers risk losing 25 percent of match fees 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Raipur: Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday termed team-mate 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 India-American to key administration post 1 week ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed another Indian-American 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 middle-class 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...
  • Delhi Jal Board starts trial run of interceptor sewage project September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board on Friday started the trial run of the interceptor sewage project aimed at checking pollution of Yamuna. The trial run for the first-phase, involving interception of 9 million gallons per day of sewage in Palam drain and diverting it to Pappan Kalan Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)...
  • England's Tim Bresnan ruled out of Twenty20 against India September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the lone Twenty20 International against India to be held at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) twitter handle on Friday stated that he is suffering from a shoulder strain. ".@timbresnan has been ruled out of the NatWest...
  • No bitter feelings, says Ajay Sharma after court clears him September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After a fight of 14 long years, former Delhi captain Ajay Sharma can finally look forward to beginning a new chapter in his life after a District Court cleared him of all charges related to match-fixing which had led the BCCI to impose a life ban on him. "It's...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board expecting Indian visa for Lahore Lions on Friday September 5, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expecting clearance from the Indian government on Friday for visas to be issued to the Lahore Lions team for the Champions League in India this month. A senior official when contacted told PTI that till Thursday visas had not been issued to the Pakistan team....
  • PCB committee to look into Ahmed Shehzad's religious comments September 4, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has formed a three-member committee to look into Ahmed Shehzad's religious comments to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international. PCB director of international cricket operations Zakir Khan is heading the committee. Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a non-Muslim and you...
  • BCCI members to discuss AGM impasse on September 7 September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The current logjam pertaining to the BCCI's Annual General Meeting will come up for discussion when the members of the affiliated units meet at an "informal gathering" in Chennai on Sunday. While BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI that "date for the Working Committee meeting has not been decided...
  • Ian Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI September 3, 2014

    Ian Bell has been ruled out of England's fifth and final one-day international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The batsman's injury was due to be assessed during practice on Thursday, but England have already decided that he will not...