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  • ECB chairman opens door to Kevin Pietersen return 21 hours 45 minutes ago

    London: Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has given Kevin Pietersen a glimmer of hope that he may yet be able to resurrect his England career. Pietersen, 34, has not played for England since the ECB effectively called time on his international career following the disastrous Ashes...
  • Moin Khan summoned by Pakistan Cricket Board Yesterday

    Karachi: Two days after returning home to an angry reception, the chief selector Moin Khan has been summoned by the Pakistan Cricket Board to explain his conduct, a visit to a Casino in Christchurch a night before the national team's World Cup match against the West Indies. A source in the...
  • Fans smash eggs on their own heads in anger against Moin Khan 3 days ago

    Islamabad: A handful of Pakistan cricket fans smashed eggs on their heads in anger on Thursday after the country's chief selector returned home from the World Cup in disgrace because he visited a casino. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan ordered Moin Khan to come back after the former wicketkeeper was...
  • World Cup: Pakistan recall chief selector Moin Khan over casino visit 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan has been sent home from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after the former Test captain visited a casino before the match against West Indies. Shaharyar Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said Moin behaved inappropriately at a time when the...
  • Bangladesh rubbished World Cup bookie links 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Bangladesh, on Monday, rubbished media reports back home that seamer Al-Amin Hossain had been kicked out of the World Cup for reportedly confessing to meeting an illegal Indian bookmaker. The official statement issued on Sunday by the team management had said Hossain, 25, was being sent home for breaking curfew...
  • World Cup 2015: Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram 6 days ago

    Pakistan's former captain and fast-bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management not to involve the players in long meetings, discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe. "All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best thing...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance 6 days ago

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: PCB probes Moin Khan's casino visit 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday launched an investigation into chief selector Moin Khan's alleged visit to a casino ahead of the team's World Cup clash against the West Indies. PCB chairman Shehryar Khan promised action if required but also assured that Moin Khan would get a fair probe. Pakistan suffered...
  • Criticism against Pakistan team unfair, says PCB official 1 week ago

    Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board has lamented that the culture of criticism and scorn being directed at the national team after a bad performance is not visible in any other cricket playing nation. "I can understand the people's disappointment at the team's performance in the World Cup...
  • World Cup: Pakistan will bounce back from India loss, says Shahryar Khan February 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan could not have had a worse run up to their crucial second match of the cricket World Cup against the West Indies, but PCB chairman Shahryar Khan on Friday put his faith behind the players saying they would bounce back from the defeat against India. Reports about fielding coach...
  • World Cup 2015: Luden stays as Pakistan fielding coach, says PCB February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday denied rumours of any internal rift between players and the team management over the attitude of some players. "It is clarified that the news is absolutely false and that nothing of the sort has happened," a PCB statement said Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Pakistan...
  • PCB wants Ajmal to play domestic cricket and be ready for World Cup 2015 February 8, 2015

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan wants offspinner Saeed Ajmal to play some domestic cricket before he could be considered for national selection with his modified bowling action after being cleared by the International Cricket Council. Even as the PCB appears to be less confident in...
  • Pakistan contract dispute not affecting Cup preparations, says PCB February 6, 2015

    Karachi: A dispute with Pakistan players over their central contracts is not affecting the team's preparations for the World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. Najam Sethi, head of the board's executive committee, said the dispute had been blown out of proportion in the media. "The players are focused...
  • Indo-Pak bilateral ties must for Pakistan players' participation in IPL, says Sethi February 6, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistani players would only be able to play in the Indian Premier League once bilateral cricket ties with India were restored on a permanent basis, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board official. The former chairman of the PCB Najam Sethi, who now heads the powerful executive committee, said that the...
  • Share revenues else tour is off: PCB to BCB February 4, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided in principle to call off its tour to Bangladesh in April-May if the Bangladesh Cricket Board refuses to share revenues for the series of two Tests, three One-day Internationals and a T20. "We don't want to end up spending money from our coffers...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board waiting on Bilawal's selection for WC squad February 4, 2015

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan said on Wednesday that the PCB was still waiting for the tour selection committee to decide if it wanted to have Bilawal Bhatti in the World Cup squad. "We are still waiting for the tour selectors to decide. If they ask for...
  • Dropped Ben Stokes could have won England World Cup: Paul Collingwood February 3, 2015

    London: Former England captain Paul Collingwood criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday, saying dropping Ben Stokes for the World Cup was a big mistake and claiming the young allrounder could have won England the elusive trophy. Stokes, batting at number five, hit an unbeaten 151 runs off...
  • Bangladesh to ask India to play ODIs in 2015 February 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh will ask India to play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) rather than one Test match later this year, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said on Monday. Hassan had said last year that India would be touring Bangladesh in 2014, 2015 and 2020 as per the new Future Tour...
  • Indian government to decide on Indo-Pak bilateral series: PCB February 2, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday said that the scheduled bilateral series with India in the UAE in December this year solely depends on the clearance from the Indian government. "During the recent meeting with the Indian board (BCCI) officials in Dubai they assured us that they were still...
  • PCB reaches verbal agreement with players over contracts January 31, 2015

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reached a verbal agreement with the national cricket team players, who are currently touring New Zealand, that they do not need to sign the three-month central contract. "Instead of a three-month central contract, the board has verbally assured the players that when they return home,...
  • English cricket set for new chairman as shake-up continues January 31, 2015

    London: The shake-up at the top of English cricket continued on Friday when Colin Graves was nominated for chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Graves, who is the chairman of county Yorkshire, is set to be elected unopposed for the biggest job in the English game as no other...
  • WICB proposes 'cricketing solutions' in letter to BCCI January 29, 2015

    St. John's: The embattled West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has insisted on a "cricketing solution" to the current impasse with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and has called for a meeting within the next two months as it battles to stave off the $42 million pay-out demanded...
  • WICB eager to hold discussions with BCCI January 28, 2015

    Jamaica: The president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron has urged the BCCI to sort the issue of West Indies' pullout from the India tour midway into the series last year, through a bilateral discussion or a third-party mediation over the next two months. The WICB has also...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian garment company to sponsor West Indies cricket team January 28, 2015

    St. John's (Antigua): Yepme, an India-based online shopping company, will sponsor the West Indies team for the World Cup, their cricket board has announced. "We welcome Yepme to the West Indies cricket family of sponsors and partners for the world's premier cricket event - the ICC Cricket World Cup," the West...
  • Contract row is no big deal: PCB official January 27, 2015

    Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the contract row with players in the World Cup squad would be sorted out this week. "It is no big deal... The players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New Zealand is talking...
  • WICB chief must go, says regional leader January 26, 2015

    Bridgetown: Long serving St Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has blasted the leadership of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron as "poor" and "embarrassing", and said the Jamaican executive needs to be axed or resign as head of the regional entity. The regional leader was Sunday speaking...
  • BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to West Indies Board January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: In no mood to be lenient on the West Indies Cricket Board, the BCCI has issued an ultimatum to WICB, demanding that it furnish the USD 41.97 million damages caused by the Caribbean team's infamous mid-tour pullout last year. In a fresh letter to WICB President Dave Cameron and...
  • WICB hits back at Kieran Powell's claims January 23, 2015

    St. John's, Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has rejected several scathing assertions made by embattled opener Kieran Powell, in a recent media statement. Chief among these is the claim that cricket director Richard Pybus attempted to force Powell to divulge the details of the "personal reasons" which forced him...
  • PCB shows urgency to get Hafeez's action cleared before World Cup 2015 January 21, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to have a reassessment of Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action prior to the World Cup beginning February 14. A PCB official said on Wednesday that Hafeez was likely to appear in the test on February 4 in Brisbane,...
  • PCB bars players from using social media websites during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistani players, featuring in the World Cup squad, have been banned from using social networking sites during the mega event, beginning next month. Team manager, Naved Akram Cheema confirmed on Tuesday that as part of their central contracts, players would not be allowed to use any social networking site...