Pakistan Cricket

  • Pakistan cricket must restore international confidence: ACC 15-04-2014 09:54 PM

    Pakistan authorities need to restore the confidence of the cricketing world to bring international activity back to the country, an Asian Cricket Council official said Tuesday. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since a brazen militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The...
  • PCB official seen with Kaneria, raises eyebrows 15-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to face some questions from the ICC after one of its senior officials was spotted at a private match in Houston, USA where banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria also played. A friendship series of T20 matches in Houston was held from April 11...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup 12-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to meet PCB chief 12-04-2014 10:29 AM

    Karachi: After days of speculation and drama, Pakistan former captain Rashid Latif has turned down an offer to meet PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who wanted to convince the ex-wicketkeeper to take over as the new chief selector. Rashid caused a stir in Pakistan's cricket circles when he turned down the...
  • PCB awaits BCCI confirmation on bilateral series 12-04-2014 10:25 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board's concerted efforts to get bilateral series with India finally seem to be paying off with the BCCI promising to confirm its agreement over tours within a week's time. A PCB official, giving details of the discussions the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi held with other officials...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced 12-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International...
  • Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket by year end 11-04-2014 08:41 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler, Mohammad Amir could get back to playing domestic cricket this winter, if the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi is to be believed. Sethi told reporters in Lahore after returning from attending this week's executive board meeting of the (ICC in Dubai that...
  • Mohammad Yousuf not happy with Latif's decision to turn down PCB offer 09-04-2014 08:38 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has expressed disappointment at Rashid Latif's decision to turn down an offer from the Cricket Board (PCB) to become the chief selector. "I am disappointed but at the same time I realise that no honest and straight-forward person will be able to work in...
  • Sania Mirza dispels rumours of differences with husband Shoib Malik 09-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble. The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player, who was on a private visit...
  • PCB's contract with Mushtaq Ahmed put on hold 09-04-2014 09:50 AM

    Karachi: The disparity over fees paid to national coaches by the PCB has put on hold an impending contract between the board and former Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed. "Mushtaq has been offered the position of bowling coach at the national cricket academy but he is not satisfied with the monthly...
  • PCB to hold Super T20 League in UAE next year 09-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced it will hold its planned Super T20 League in January, 2015 in the UAE. Fashioned on the lines of other foreign T20 leagues being held in test-playing nations, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said the Pakistan super league would involve foreign players which...
  • PCB issues show cause notice to Shahid Afridi 09-04-2014 08:43 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi for speaking to the media after returning from Dhaka recently after taking part in the World T20 tournament. The notice was issued after some members of the national team relayed their reservations to...
  • Pakistan was offered 'Big Four' role in ICC revamp: PCB chief 08-04-2014 02:29 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief Najam Sethi has said his predecessor spurned an offer by India to join the so-called "big three" during a major reorganisation of the game's administration. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was initially one of three countries which opposed the revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC)...
  • PCB to conduct post mortem of Pakistan's performance in WT20 02-04-2014 09:45 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is set to conduct a review of the national team's stunning defeat at the hands of the West Indies that led to their ouster from the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Pakistan crashed to a big defeat against the Windies in a must-win match on...
  • Pak cricketers likely to get pay hikes in new central contract 29-03-2014 10:01 AM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricketers are expected to get handsome pay hikes in their new central contracts, a Pakistan Cricket Board official said. The official, who declined to be named, told PTI that under the new payment formula, prepared by the financial experts of the board, the players who get category A...
  • Mohammad Yousuf to join national selection committee 28-03-2014 08:39 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf has agreed to join the new national selection committee that will take charge from April 1 under the chairmanship of Rashid Latif. According to a reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board, Haroon Rasheed, a former Test batsman who has remained a selector...
  • PCB to discuss ICC governance issue in MC meeting on Monday 28-03-2014 10:28 AM

    Karachi: The Managing Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will meet in Lahore on Monday to take a final decision on ICC governance issue that put India, England and Australia in control of the world game. A highly placed source in the PCB told PTI that in Bangladesh, Sri...
  • Misbah will continue as Pakistan captain, says PCB chief 24-03-2014 09:55 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board put paid to all speculations about Misbah-ul-Haq being replaced as captain of the one-day side when its Chairman, Najam Sethi made it clear that the senior batsman would remain at the helm because of his impressive record. "Misbah has the better record compared to others...
  • Mohammad Amir unlikely to get reprieve before World Cup 2015 22-03-2014 09:08 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. "The ICC has indicated that even if there is some relaxation given to Amir in his five year ban,...
  • Mohammad Irfan may have to undergo hip surgery 15-03-2014 12:23 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan may have to undergo a surgery for hip injury if he fails to show any progress from his ongoing rehabilitation program in the next two weeks, PCB doctors said. "There are two fractures in his Ischium bone. We are monitoring his progress closely but...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia 14-03-2014 06:44 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the final itinerary for its 'home' series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October. A PCB official said that the series had been finalised after consultations with Cricket Australia who have agreed to play in the UAE. "We have no...
  • PCB ruing Pakistan's wasted opportunities during ICC revamp 12-03-2014 10:37 AM

    Karachi: The present set-up in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still ruing a golden opportunity wasted by the deposed chairman of the board, Zaka Ashraf who declined a chance for Pakistan cricket to make big financial gains and have a bigger say in world cricket affairs. According to a...
  • We need an aggressive skipper for 2015 World Cup: Wasim 12-03-2014 10:08 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram has raised question marks over the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and said the PCB needs to appoint a brave and aggressive skipper for the 2015 World Cup. The former seamer told reporters here that while there was no question about Misbah-ul-Haq's batting performances, the situation...
  • Najam Sethi hints at PCB supporting ICC revamp plan 10-03-2014 10:35 PM

    Karachi: In an apparent change of stance, Pakistan Cricket Board has given enough hints that it would support the controversial ICC revamp plan mainly piloted by the BCCI to look after the country's interest and get benefits by playing series against India. PCB chief Najam Sethi said Pakistan, the only...
  • Lahore longs for international cricket five years after attack 03-03-2014 11:29 AM

    Lahore:For more than fifty years, Haji Basheer has prepared the pitch at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium and witnessed some of cricket's biggest moments including two World Cups. The 74-year-old has been serving at the ground since it hosted the first match in November 1959 but a terrorist attack on the Sri...
  • Pakistan clears Sialkot of match-fixing 01-03-2014 10:28 AM

    Karachi: Investigators cleared Pakistan's Sialkot team of match-fixing Friday citing "insufficient evidence" to support the allegations. The Sialkot Stallions, led by former national captain Shoaib Malik, had been accused of fixing a recent match against the Karachi Dolphins. The case was investigated by a three-man team from the Pakistan Cricket...
  • PCB accepts Javed Miandad's resignation 27-02-2014 10:56 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has accepted the resignation of former captain, Javed Miandad, ending a six-year association between the two. Miandad, who had joined the PCB in 2008 in a specially created position of Director-General cricket, had recently sent his resignation to the new chairman of the board, Najam...
  • Rashid Latif appointed new Pakistan chief selector 26-02-2014 06:08 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former captain Rashid Latif as the new chief selector and the former wicketkeeper-batsman is expected to take charge from April 1. Latif met the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi on Wednesday and was offered the post of chief selector, as well as director...
  • Danish Kaneria told to deposit hefty security for appeal hearing 24-02-2014 10:59 PM

    Lahore: The woes of Pakistan's banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria continued with a commercial high court in London asking him to deposit a hefty security amount if he wants his appeal against the life ban to be heard. The commercial court bench headed by Justice Andrew Smith held a behind...
  • Latif may get job of PCB anti-corruption unit: sources 24-02-2014 10:49 PM

    Lahore: Former Test captain Rashid Latif could get the job of the head of Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption and security unit, according to sources. Reliable sources in the PCB said that Latif was due to meet the Board Chairman Najam Sethi this week to discuss the position. "The Board is...