PAKISTAN CRICKET

  • Contract row is no big deal: PCB official 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    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...
  • Teenage cricketer dies in Pakistan after hit on chest 17 hours 14 minutes ago

    Karachi: In another tragic incident on the field, 18-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed died after being struck on the chest by a cricket ball. Doctors at the Orangi Town general hospital said that Mohammed died from a heart seizure after he was struck by the cricket ball during a club match in Orangi...
  • Pakistan cricketers refuse to sign three-month extended contract Yesterday

    Pakistan cricketers, who are currently touring New Zealand, have refused to sign the three-month extended contract that is given to them by the national cricket board (PCB). According to the Express newspaper, the national team players, after a meeting in New Zealand, declined to sign the extended contracts and informed the...
  • PCB shows urgency to get Hafeez's action cleared before World Cup 2015 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be officially tested on January 24 January 13, 2015

    Lahore: Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be officially tested in Chennai Jan 24, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said. Ajmal was barred from bowling in September last year. His action was termed illegal and he withdrew his name from the World Cup, admitting his remodelled...
  • Counselling sessions for Pakistan players ahead of World Cup January 13, 2015

    Karachi: The World Cup bound Pakistani cricketers will have two counselling sessions with a well-known sports psychologist before leaving next week from Lahore for New Zealand. An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI that sports psychologist Babri will hold two separate sessions with the players at the...
  • Pakistan open to playing 'home' series in India: Shahryar Khan January 12, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan would not completely rule out playing its 'home' series against India later this year on Indian soil if the financial returns for the cricket Board were as desired by them. Shaharyar was responding to questions about media reports...
  • Lot of hurdles to cross before Mohammad Amir makes a comeback January 12, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will adopt a six-month assessment process to decide whether left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir can be included again in the national team after the completion of his five-year ban period for spot-fixing. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told PTI on Sunday that contrary to the general impression no...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq to retire from ODIs after ICC World Cup 2015 January 11, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has formally informed the PCB that he will stop playing the 50-over format after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI without wanting to be named that Misbah had conveyed to...
  • Reports of my marriage are greatly exaggerated: Imran Khan January 2, 2015

    Pakistan's former cricket captain-turned-politician Imran Khan has slammed the reports of his marriage with a former BBC anchor Reham Khan. The 62-year-old Imran wrote on his twitter account that the reports are "greatly exaggerated". "The reports of my marriage are greatly exaggerated!," said Imran, who led Pakistan to victory in the...
  • Imran Khan marries former BBC presenter: reports January 2, 2015

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has secretly married a former BBC anchor Reham Khan in a hush hush wedding, according to media reports. The 62-year-old Imran is believed to have tied the knot last weekend with Pakistani news anchor Reham, 41, who is a divorcee and mother-of-three. She lived in Britain for part of...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action December 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • Franchises don't want to risk Pakistan players' security in IPL: PCB December 24, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has admitted that participation of country's players in the lucrative Indian Premier League is not possible due to security concerns of the T20 event's franchises. Khan said that the Indian cricket board officials had told him clearly that they had no...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to fly to Chennai for bowling action test December 23, 2014

    Senior Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is expected to fly to the Indian city of Chennai on December 25th for his bowling action test at the International Cricket Council bowling centre. A member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it is yet to be decided if...
  • Pakistan hockey players' behaviour can affect cricket ties with India: PCB chief December 19, 2014

    The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has said that the recent incident in India involving the national hockey team players can have adverse effects on the cricketing ties between the two countries. Khan, who had served as High Commissioner in New Delhi, felt that while political and...
  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre December 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims December 19, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • PCB keep Misbah-ul-Haq with team to avoid confusion December 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have decided to let the Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq remain with the team in the UAE despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury, sending out a message that he will lead the side in the World Cup. "The doctors have...
  • Pakistan chief selectors question ICC for chucking calls December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test spinners and chief selectors Iqbal Qasim and Salahuddin Ahmed have questioned the current protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowlers and said it was destroying the careers and livelihoods of players. The 61-year old Iqbal Qasim, who played 50 Tests as a left arm-spinner, felt it...
  • PCB applies for reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's action December 2, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chiefs said on Tuesday that they are seeking a reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's bowling action which was deemed illegal in September, in a bid to clear the star off-spinner before next year's World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling at international level after a bio-mechanical analysis of his...
  • Saeed Ajmal not keen on playing domestic cricket December 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who will undergo another private biomechanics test this week on his bowling action, is not keen to play domestic cricket matches as recommended by PCB's bowling action review committee. A reliable source close to the committee said that Ajmal had called up the chairman of...
  • PCB to carry review of protective gear November 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to carry out its own review of the protective gear it provides to the national team players following the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes this week. A official of the board told PTI that presently the PCB ordered protective gear specifically...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board to revive T20 Super League November 29, 2014

    Karachi: After unsuccessfully trying twice to launch their T20 franchise based Super League, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to again revive the jinxed project. An official in the board told PTI that the Board of Governors meeting held on Friday had given approval for holding the Super League after finding...
  • Moin Khan to continue as national selection and Pakistan team manager November 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce a new national selection committee early next month, but Moin Khan will continue to work as the chief selector. The PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media after the meeting of the Board of Governors in Lahore that four new selectors would be...
  • Deal with banned players with caution: Ehsan Mani to PCB November 27, 2014

    Karachi: Former ICC President, Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to proceed with caution while dealing with the tainted cricketers who were banned for spot-fixing. Mani, who is in Lahore, said he got the feeling that perhaps PCB was rushing things to get the banned pacer, Mohammad Aamir...
  • Pakistani family in Belgium faces deportation after son labelled terrorist for carrying cricket bat November 25, 2014

    A 22-year-old Pakistani cricket player in Belgium and his entire family is facing deportation after he was labelled as a terrorist for travelling with a cricket bat in public transport. A photograph of Assim Abassi, apparently armed with a "weapon" was circulated by the police last week creating a terror scare...
  • PCB extends Saeed Ajmal's stay in England November 19, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal's stay in England to allow the off-spinner to work further on correcting his bowling action in a desperate bid to get him cleared before the 2015 World Cup. "Saeed will remain in England for another week and continue the remedial...
  • PCB seeks review of Mohammad Amir ban, shoots letter to ICC November 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially sent a letter to its international counterpart asking them to review the ban on Mohammad Amir in light of the revision in the anti-corruption code of the world body. A PCB official confirmed PTI on Wednesday that the letter had been dispatched to...
  • Mohammad Amir puts acting career on hold for domestic cricket hopes November 17, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has put his acting career on hold after the country's cricket governing body PCB said that it would be requesting the ICC to allow the tainted player to play domestic cricket before his ban ends in August 2015. "For me cricket has always been...