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  • Shakib Al Hasan apologises, appeals for reduced ban 4 days ago

    Suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the six-month ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour. Bangladesh's most prominent cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a "severe attitude problem" and the board also decided not to...
  • ECB to lodge complaint against Jadeja, contest India's allegations July 16, 2014

    On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England fast bowler James Anderson after India alleged and complained that he "abused and pushed" allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the drawn first Test in Nottingham. But the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to contest the allegations. The...
  • ECB invites Tiger Pataudi's wife for trophy presentation July 15, 2014

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has sent a formal invitation to late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's wife Sharmila Tagore for the prize distribution ceremony after completion of the fifth and final Test between India and England scheduled from August 15-19 at the Oval. Since the India versus England Test series...
  • PCB chief used veto powers to include Younis Khan in ODI squad July 10, 2014

    Karachi: The now-defunct chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi had to use his veto powers to have former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan included in the one-day squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Sethi told reporters that he had to interfere in selection matters and convince...
  • Government appoints retired judge as PCB chairman July 10, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has appointed a retired judge as interim chairman of the country's cricket board to oversee fresh elections for chairman. Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Jamshed Ali will conduct the election within a month under the new constitution of the PCB. Butt...
  • PCB happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP July 9, 2014

    Karachi: A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that it had got a good deal in finalising its bilateral series with other countries in the new future tours program of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that will run from 2015 to 2023. "The new FTP is good for...
  • PCB seeks ICC's suggestion on revoking Saleem Malik's ban July 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has been given a lifeline by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as it has approached the ICC for guidance and advice on whether the ban on the disgraced batsman could be removed. "We have written to the ICC and asked it to guide us as...
  • New contracts offer major financial boost for Pakistan players July 4, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given its players a major financial boost in the new central contracts awarded to them. The players have been given major raises in their Test, One-day and Twenty20 match fees with the category A players to be earning approximately 5,50,000 for playing a Test...
  • Pakistan players unhappy with new central contracts July 1, 2014

    Pakistani players are unhappy with some of the clauses included in the nearly 200-page new central contract documents sent to them after a long delay by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Well-informed sources close to some of the players told PTI that one of the biggest complaints they had was that the...
  • India to play six bilateral series against Pakistan June 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said it has signed a binding agreement with the BCCI, in which two countries will play six bilateral series over the next eight years under the new future tours program. The PCB said in a statement from Lahore that it had made extraordinarily...
  • Wally Edwards, Giles Clarke try to pacify associates and affiliates of ICC June 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia supremo Wally Edwards and ECB chairman Giles Clarke tried to pacify the increasingly restless associate and affiliate members of the ICC assuring good governance and greater benefits, on the first day of its Annual Conference on Tuesday. According to ESPN Cricinfo,"Edwards and Clarke spoke on behalf of the...
  • PCB not to oppose N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman June 22, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unlikely to resist the appointment of N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week in Melbourne after assured a bilateral series with India next year in the United Arab Emirates. A well placed source in the PCB told PTI...
  • Pakistan gets tough on out-of-shape players June 12, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan plan to fine its most unfit players if they fail to meet tough new standards, former fast bowler Mohammad Akram told AFP as he wrapped up a month-long boot camp with the team. Long regarded as one of cricket's most mercurial teams, Pakistan have thrived on the efforts...
  • Pakistan disappointed after Ireland cancel tour June 11, 2014

    Pakistan expressed disappointment on Wednesday after Ireland cancelled a scheduled tour following a militant siege on Karachi airport that left 37 people dead, dashing hopes of reviving international cricket following a five year hiatus. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman said arrangements for a three-match series with associate team Ireland were...
  • Pakistan cricket players to get pay rise with new contracts June 5, 2014

    Centrally contracted Pakistan players will receive a 25 per cent increase in their monthly retainers and higher match fees, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday after awarding deals to 31 players. The PCB said it had enhanced the monthly fees by 25 per cent at all levels and had...
  • West Indies Cricket Board removes New Zealand Test match from Guyana June 1, 2014

    Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies Cricket...
  • Afghanistan, Nepal waiting for BCCI's response May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been atleast six months since the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had requested BCCI to use the training facilities in India but the Indian board is yet to table the proposals in any of its meetings. Afghanistan and Nepal have come up...
  • PCB promises financial incentives ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 May 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promised financial incentives and best possible facilities for its players ahead of the World Cup in 2015. PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi met with the players during the national summer training camp in Lahore on Friday and described them as national assets. Pakistani cricketers are national...
  • PCB appoints Grant Luden as fielding coach, trainer May 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday appointed former Bangladesh trainer Grant Luden as trainer and fielding coach of its national team. The Pakistan management under PCB chairman Najam Sethi has undergone a major revamp after the side failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World T20 in Bangladesh this...
  • Match-fixing scandal sickens Sussex, says manager Mark Robinson May 27, 2014

    Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the match-fixing scandal involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, manager Mark Robinson admitted on Tuesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board last Thursday charged Vincent and his former Sussex team-mate Arif of Pakistan with fixing the outcome of a 40-over county match...
  • PCB to probe 'missing' USD200,000 during Zaka Ashraf's tenure May 27, 2014

    Pakistan's cricket chiefs on Monday began an inquiry into the spending of $200,000, which they said was not accounted for during the tenure of former chairman Zaka Ashraf. The spending relates to Ashraf's rocky 22-month tenure, during which time he was suspended by the Islamabad High Court before being restored to...
  • Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan hangs in balance May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already sent an official invitation to the Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) for a short series but the probability of the tour taking place is 50-50 chance. "The chances that Sri Lankan board will accept our invitation is 50-50 to be honest. Because we know...
  • PCB chief briefs Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pak cricket relations May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has briefed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pak cricket relations ahead of the Premier's two-day official visit to India. Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Monday and is scheduled to later...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent May 23, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment. In a statement issued through his lawyer Chris Morris, Vincent said he...
  • PCB invites Sri Lanka to play in Pakistan May 22, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's restored cricket chief Najam Sethi said Thursday that his board is inviting Sri Lanka to play a home series, five years after they survived a terrorist attack. The move by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came two days after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse promised his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for match-fixing in county cricket May 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20 game...
  • ECB to charge Lou Vincent for alleged match-fixing May 22, 2014

    London: In a first of its kind, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and his Sussex county team-mate Naved Arif are set to be charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board for fixing the outcome of a county match in 2011. Vincent, who has already confessed to fixing and has...
  • Alastair Cook 'incredibly worried' by fixing row May 19, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook revealed his growing concern regarding the prevalence of spot-fixing within cricket on Monday, as fresh evidence of corruption came to light. Cook's comments followed hot on the heels of reports in the British media that Brendon McCullum, the captain of New Zealand, had told the International Cricket...
  • Najam Sethi to appeal as PCB lurches into fresh crisis May 18, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended cricket chief Najam Sethi vowed on Sunday to appeal against a court judgement which reinstated his rival in the latest round of musical chairs in the game's management. The Islamabad high court on Saturday overturned a February 10 order by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointing Sethi as chairman of...
  • Pakistan to play two Tests, 3 ODIs in Sri Lanka May 16, 2014

    Pakistan will play Tests in Galle and Colombo on their tour of Sri Lanka in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Friday. The teams will also play three one-day internationals during the short tour, originally not included in Future Tours Programme but was agreed on the sidelines of the International...