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  • Zimabawe ask PCB for financial incentives for touring players Yesterday

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe cricket union has managed to convince its players to tour Pakistan for the one-off limited overs series in May but have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board for special financial incentives for their players as well. According to sources in the PCB the ZCU after holding talks with its...
  • Zimbabwe puts forth two conditions to tour Pakistan 4 days ago

    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...
  • BCCI non-committal on Afghanistan's home ground request 5 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? 5 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 5 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 1 week 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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Akmal for a year April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis wanted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sideline Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the national team for atleast a year to force them to improve their attitudes. According to a report on Geo News channel, Misbah and Waqar in their tour...
  • England quells Kevin Pietersen talk ahead of West Indies tour April 2, 2015

    London: England flew out to the Caribbean on Thursday suppressing fevered talk about Kevin Pietersen's possible international return and insisting the upcoming test series against the West Indies isn't make or break for coach Peter Moores. Pietersen is once again the talk of English cricket after the incoming ECB chairman said...
  • West Indies board hopes to settle India tangle with ties, not cash April 2, 2015

    St John's, Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is hoping to negotiate a deal with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to have the controversial $42 million claim repaid in matches and not cash. WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said on Tuesday that the board would send...
  • New ECB chairman Colin Graves mulls four-day Tests April 1, 2015

    London: Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves confirmed on Tuesday that he is considering tabling proposals to shorten Test matches from five days to four. "Personally, I think we should look at four-day Test cricket and play 105 overs a day starting at 10.30am in the morning,...
  • Kevin Pietersen shouldn't expect England recall, says Alec Stewart March 31, 2015

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen shouldn't expect an international recall despite his return to county cricket, according to his Surrey coach Alec Stewart. Pietersen has rejoined Surrey to play in County Championship Division Two this season in a bid to win a Test recall for England's Ashes showdown with Australia...
  • Players need to perform consistently, says PCB's new chief selector March 30, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's new chief selector Haroon Rasheed on Modnay issued a warning to the members of the national team that they had to either perform consistently or the selectors would look for replacements. "At the end of the day the selectors can only pick the best squad and the coaches can...
  • Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal in World Cup report to PCB March 27, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez. According to a report on 'Dawn News TV', Waqar, in his...
  • First batch of Pakistan cricketers return home from World Cup 2015 March 22, 2015

    Karachi: The first batch of Pakistani players returned home on Sunday night after their failed cricket World Cup campaign. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had asked for special security for the second batch of players who will reach Lahore on Sunday night. A PCB delegation asked for the security in a meeting...
  • PCB shortlists 3 candidates for job of chief selector March 22, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has narrowed down its search for a new chief selector to three former Test players, Iqbal Qasim, Mohsin Hasan Khan and Wasim Bari. Reliable sources said that PCB has conveyed to the sitting chief selector Moin Khan that he would be released from his position...
  • Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam in line for Pakistan ODI captaincy: reports March 21, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam are under consideration to be appointed as captain of the national one-day side after the World Cup. A well-informed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the hierarchy of the board had ruled out a comeback for either Kamran Akmal and Shoaib...
  • PCB pulls up Saeed Ajmal for captaincy comment March 21, 2015

    Karachi: The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad. Misbah, who had already announced his retirement from ODIs after the showpiece event, bowed out after...