Pakistan Cricket Board

  • Selectors, team management ruined Umar's career, says brother Kamran Akmal 41 minutes ago

    Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper, Kamran Akmal has blamed the national selectors and Pakistan team management for spoiling the career of his younger brother, Umar Akmal. Kamran said he was not happy that those who make team decisions had persisted with Umar as a wicketkeeper in T20 and ODI matches. "It is not fair...
  • Younis, Misbah unhappy with PCB's scheduling of national T20 meet 2 days ago

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and captain MisbahulHaq are not happy with the decision of the PCB to hold the National T20 Championship ahead of team's upcoming Test series against Australia. A source close to Waqar confirmed that he was not happy with the situation as he had told the board...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit other formats to focus on T20 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder and national T20 captain Shahid Afridi may join the growing band of international cricketers who have opted to retire from other formats to focus only on T20 cricket. Afridi told reporters at the national stadium that he could quit oneday internationals after the 2015 World Cup to...
  • PCB chief looks to foster closer ties with India 4 days ago

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan will undertake a tour of Asian cricket playing nations early next month in a bid to foster closer ties with BCCI and mend fences with Bangladesh. "My prime objective is to foster closer relations with all these countries because I believe that if the Asian bloc...
  • Ajmal will undergo biomechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam 6 days 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 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while MisbahulHaq 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

    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 September 15, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 September 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted 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 September 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan offspinner 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 September 12, 2014

    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' September 12, 2014

    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 September 12, 2014

    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 September 11, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan offspinner 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 offspin. It is widely believed that bowlers who bowl...
  • Pakistan cricketers risk losing 25 percent of match fees September 10, 2014

    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 September 10, 2014

    Raipur: Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday termed teammate 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...
  • 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 threemember committee to look into Ahmed Shehzad's religious comments to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their oneday international. PCB director of international cricket operations Zakir Khan is heading the committee. Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a nonMuslim and you...
  • 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. Wellinformed 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 ShehzadDilshan 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 oneday international last Saturday. While the players were walking back to the dressing room, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a nonMuslim and you turn Muslim,...
  • Will soon talk to BCCI on IndiaPakistan 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...
  • 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...
  • PCB waits on ICC anticorruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back August 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anticorruption 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 anticorruption laws in...
  • MisbahulHaq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbahul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 20 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • Shaharyar Khan set to become first elected PCB Chairman August 16, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan foreign secretary, Shaharyar Khan is set to take over as the first elected Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board next week after no other candidate filed nomination papers for the elections, to be held on Monday in Lahore. Last year in May, Zaka Ashraf had declared himself as...
  • I don't see myself playing in 2015 World Cup: Mohammad Amir August 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Amir has ruled out any chances of playing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Amir, 22, who is serving a five year ban for spot fixing admitted that he didn't see any realistic chances of playing in the World Cup despite...