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  • Ajmal will undergo bio-mechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam 3 hours 56 minutes 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...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 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...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees 5 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' 5 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 5 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...
  • 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 1 week 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 1 week 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Younis Khan likely to quit ODIs before ICC World Cup 2015 September 3, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is likely to retire from ODI cricket before next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, according to sources. Well-informed sources aware of the development told PTI that Younis was contemplating quiting from ODIs to focus on his Test career. Younis returned home midway from...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board looking into Shehzad-Dilshan religious chat September 4, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating religious comments by batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international last Saturday. While the players were walking back to the dressing room, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim,...
  • Kabir Khan quits as Afghanistan coach September 2, 2014

    Karachi: Afghanistan cricket on Tuesday suffered a major blow just a few months before their participation in their first ever 50-over World Cup as long serving coach Kabir Khan stepped down due to differences with the country's Board. Kabir, 40, confirmed on Tuesday that he had stepped down as head coach...
  • England's Ian Bell suffers broken toe during 4th ODI at Edgbaston September 2, 2014

    England batsman Ian Bell sustained a "small fracture" in his big left toe on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Bell was hit on his toe batting against throw-downs before the fourth one-day international against India at his Edgbaston home ground on Tuesday. The Warwickshire shot-maker was replaced at No...
  • Will soon talk to BCCI on India-Pakistan cricket relations: Shaharyar Khan September 2, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan has said that he will use his good relations with the Indian cricket board for the resumption of bilateral ties at the earliest. Shaharyar, a career diplomat who was posted as Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi and also remained foreign...
  • Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir question mindset of Pakistan players September 1, 2014

    Karachi: Showing concern after the team's thrashing against Sri Lanka, national sporting legends Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir have said that there is a drastic need to change the mindset in Pakistan cricket for it to move forward. "It is no use blaming and cribbing all the time over the performance...
  • Sunil Narine, Andre Russell choose CLT20 over Tests September 7, 2014

    St. John's: Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket after opting out of the two-Test series against Bangladesh at home. Narine was a notable omission from the 13-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Friday for the first Test at...
  • England and Wales Cricket Board denies 'court-siding' eviction story August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: The English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied that the eviction of a man from the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff during the second ODI on Wednesday was related to court-siding or betting. One of the local papers in England, The Cricket Paper, had reported that 'a man was ejected...
  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series August 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...
  • PCB confident of Lahore Lions' participation in CLT20 August 27, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday it was confident that the Lahore Lions team would get clearance from the Indian government to participate in the forthcoming Champions League in India. A official aware of the developments said that until now the BCCI had not contacted the PCB on the...
  • Bangladesh lift ban on allrounder Shakib Al Hasan August 26, 2014

    Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's six-month ban imposed last month for "misbehaviour" has been lifted, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday. "After Sept. 15, Shakib will be available for selection," BCB president Nazmul Hassan told reporters after a board meeting. However, the embargo on participating in overseas competitions will stand. Bangladesh's most...
  • PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back August 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anti-corruption laws in...