PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD

  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder...
  • Pakistan to play India, England in UAE next year October 8, 2014

    Desperately looking to boost its finances, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is counting on back-to-back "home" series against England and India next year in the UAE. "We will be hosting England in October and November in UAE for three tests, five one-day internationals and a T20 match," a board official told...
  • PCB urged Bangladesh to send 'any' team to Pakistan October 7, 2014

    Dhaka: Pakistan's cricket chief has urged Bangladesh to send 'any' team to his country as they seek to bring back international matches following the deadly attack on Sri Lanka`s team bus in 2009. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan arrived in Bangladesh on Monday and declared that it was now much...
  • Saeed Ajmal's return for World Cup is an uphill task: PCB chief October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal is doing everything to correct his action but it is an "uphill task" for him to make it to the Pakistan team for the World Cup, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan. "I have just spoken to Ajmal before I came here. He is trying very...
  • Hope Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon: PCB October 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan believes the Lahore Lions' successful participation in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 will open the Indian Premier League doors for the country's players. Khan said he was satisfied with the performance of the Lahore Lions team. "But apart from performances the Lahore Lions team...
  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series September 30, 2014

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track for...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan September 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan...
  • Pakistan opt for 'mission cleanup' on suspect 'chuckers' September 27, 2014

    Karachi: After the ban on ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan are on 'mission cleanup' with an astonishing 28 cases of suspect bowlers being reported in the ongoing national T20 championship at the national stadium. In all the instances, the match officials have reported or even stopped the bowlers from bowling. The...
  • Pakistan suspend 16 bowlers with suspect actions September 26, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan on Thursday suspended 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions, a senior official said, in a major crackdown against chucking following the ban of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal was suspended earlier this month after he was found to straighten his elbow up to 43 degrees, well above the prescribed...
  • Mushtaq targets Ajmal return before ICC World Cup 2015 September 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Saqlain Mushtaq hopes suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal will clear his bowling action and represent Pakistan in next year's limited-overs World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board has hired Mushtaq to assist Ajmal in rectifying his bowling action after he was suspended by the ICC on September...
  • Aussies are not as formidable as they used to be: Moin Khan September 24, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's chief selector and national team manager, Moin Khan on Wednesday said that the currently Aussie team are not as formidable as they used to be in the past. "This Australian team is not as formidable as in the past and it is wrong to say we don't have a...
  • Selectors, team management ruined Umar's career, says brother Kamran Akmal September 24, 2014

    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 September 22, 2014

    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 September 19, 2014

    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 September 19, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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....