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  • Injured Rahat Ali out of Test series against Bangladesh 4 hours 28 minutes ago

    Karachi: Vanquished in ODIs, Pakistan suffered a blow ahead of the Test series against Bangladesh when left-arm paceman Rahat Ali was ruled out with a hamstring injury. With the two-Test series due to start on April 28, the Pakistan Cricket board said Rahat had yet not recovered from a hamstring injury...
  • Pakistan hope Zimbabwe tour is first step out of wilderness Yesterday

    Karachi: Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards -- Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting international cricket, but Zimbabwe's planned tour next month could restore hope. On March 3, 2009, Pakistani cricket suffered a cruel blow when the bus carrying the Sri Lankan Test team was attacked by...
  • Zimbabwe puts forth two conditions to tour Pakistan Yesterday

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) has put forward two conditions to its Pakistani counterpart to undertake the tour to Pakistan next month to play a limited over series. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the ZCU has put forth two conditions. First, a return tour to...
  • PCB to sell off regional teams for domestic structure 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) aims to sell off its affiliated regional teams to sponsors in a bid to improve its much maligned domestic structure and offer better pay incentives to domestic players. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said the performances of the national team players in recent months was a...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board confirms Zimbabwe tour after terror fears 4 days ago

    Lahore: Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan to play a short limited over series next month, becoming the first Test team to visit the terror-hit country in six years, a top cricket official said Monday. "Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan from mid-May for a one-week tour," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said,...
  • Umar Gul to replace injured Ehsan Adil in Pakistan ODI squad 1 week ago

    Pakistan seam bowler Ehsan Adil will miss the ongoing one-day international series in Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Umar Gul, the country's cricket board said on Saturday. "Ehsan Adil out of Bangladesh series due to hamstring injury. Umar Gul will replace him," the Pakistan Cricket...
  • Injury hits comeback for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir 1 week ago

    Paceman Mohammad Amir's comeback after his ban for spot-fixing has been halted by a hamstring injury which will take up to three weeks to recover, his agent said Friday. The left-arm quick suffered the injury on his 23rd birthday -- the second day of the Patron's Trophy Grade II final in...
  • Misbah, Younis guide young players at training camp April 16, 2015

    Karachi: Much to the delight of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younis Khan spent the last two days at a training camp in Lahore, guiding the youngsters. The members of the Pakistan A squad, set to visit Sri Lanka later this month and the national T20...
  • PCB plans to plead Salman Butt's case with ICC April 16, 2015

    Karachi: The PCB is planning to plead the case of banned cricketer Salman Butt with the International Cricket Council. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said in an interview that the former Test captain, who is serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, had shown willingness to meet all the requirements...
  • Mohammad Amir targets steady progress in Pakistan comeback April 14, 2015

    Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir's 23rd birthday celebrations were marred by a hamstring injury on Monday as the former prodigy downplayed hopes of a speedy international recall following a four-year ban for spot-fixing. Currently turning out for Omar Associates in Pakistan's Grade-II tournament, Amir, who has bagged an impressive 22 wickets in...
  • PCB advises Mohammad Amir to avoid media interactions April 14, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has advised banned left arm pacer Mohammad Amir to control his interaction with the media since he is still serving a five year ban for spot fixing from the ICC. A reliable source in the board said that the PCB had advised Amir against regularly giving...
  • Pakistan's international cricket hiatus to end with Zimbabwe tour April 12, 2015

    Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Pakistan for a five-match one-day series next month, the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years, Pakistan's cricket chief said Thursday. "Zimbabwe's final reply is that yes we want to come to Pakistan and although there are some details to be finalised we hope that...
  • Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz signs for Surrey April 9, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan quick Wahab Riaz is set to meet sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen in county ranks after he confirmed his signing with Surrey. The man who terrorised the Australian batsmen during the cricket World Cup quarter-final, will join the person who made a habit of creating havoc in the Australian...
  • Zimbabwe may end international cricket draught in Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board and Zimbabwe Cricket Union are close to finalising a one-day international series that will be held in Karachi and Lahore next month. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI that it had sent a tentative itinerary of three one-day internationals and two T20 matches...
  • Mohammad Hafeez confident of clearing bowling assessment test April 7, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez is confident of clearing his bowling assessment test, to be held in Chennai on April 9. Hafeez, who has been named in all three formats for the Bangladesh tour, is due to leave for Chennai on Wednesday. "I am confident I can clear the test and...
  • PCB's World Cup review meeting lasts 20 minutes April 6, 2015

    Karachi: A high-level meeting called by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to review the national team's performance in the World Cup ended in just 20 minutes. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan had convened a meeting of the PCB review 2015 group in Lahore last weekend to discuss the performance of the national...
  • Waqar Younis responsible for seniors' ouster from team: Razzaq April 5, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq says he was not surprised at the exclusion of several players since it was part of a plan by head coach Waqar Younis to oust seniors from the national team. "Waqar Younis has some sort of hidden agenda against senior players and whenever he has been...
  • PCB accepts Bangladesh tour conditions April 5, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally accepted the terms and conditions for its tour of Bangladesh that is now scheduled to begin from April 17. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI on Sunday that they had accepted terms and conditions sent by the Bangladesh cricket...
  • BCB to compensate PCB for postponing tours April 4, 2015

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will compensate its Pakistani counterpart for postponing two tours in 2012. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said that they want to end the matter by paying Pakistan their due for missing the two tours, adding that the amount could range between $100,000 and $300,000. The announcement comes...
  • Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Akmal for a year April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis wanted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sideline Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the national team for atleast a year to force them to improve their attitudes. According to a report on Geo News channel, Misbah and Waqar in their tour...
  • Players need to perform consistently, says PCB's new chief selector March 30, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's new chief selector Haroon Rasheed on Modnay issued a warning to the members of the national team that they had to either perform consistently or the selectors would look for replacements. "At the end of the day the selectors can only pick the best squad and the coaches can...
  • Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal in World Cup report to PCB March 27, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez. According to a report on 'Dawn News TV', Waqar, in his...
  • PCB to announce new ODI captain soon March 25, 2015

    Karachi: PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Wednesday said that the Board would announce a new captain of the national One-day side and a new selection committee in a couple of days. "In the past we didn't have a vice captain but this time we might also appoint a vice captain. Honestly...
  • Waqar Younis Fears 'Death' of Pakistan Cricket March 24, 2015

    Sydney: Waqar Younis warned on Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the militant attacks on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in...
  • First batch of Pakistan cricketers return home from World Cup 2015 March 22, 2015

    Karachi: The first batch of Pakistani players returned home on Sunday night after their failed cricket World Cup campaign. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had asked for special security for the second batch of players who will reach Lahore on Sunday night. A PCB delegation asked for the security in a meeting...
  • PCB shortlists 3 candidates for job of chief selector March 22, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has narrowed down its search for a new chief selector to three former Test players, Iqbal Qasim, Mohsin Hasan Khan and Wasim Bari. Reliable sources said that PCB has conveyed to the sitting chief selector Moin Khan that he would be released from his position...
  • Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam in line for Pakistan ODI captaincy: reports March 21, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam are under consideration to be appointed as captain of the national one-day side after the World Cup. A well-informed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the hierarchy of the board had ruled out a comeback for either Kamran Akmal and Shoaib...
  • PCB pulls up Saeed Ajmal for captaincy comment March 21, 2015

    Karachi: The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad. Misbah, who had already announced his retirement from ODIs after the showpiece event, bowed out after...
  • PCB to analyse Pakistan's World Cup performance March 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday it would carry out an analysis of the national team's showing as well as the performances of every individual in the World Cup. But PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan also said in a statement that the board would give a befitting farewell to...
  • World Cup 2015: Saeed Ajmal available if Pakistan reach semi-final March 18, 2015

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the option of flying out off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to Australia for the cricket World Cup was available if Pakistan reached the semi-finals of the tournament. Khan said that Ajmal could replace the injured pacer Mohammad Irfan, who was ruled out of the World...