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  • Pakistan Cricket Board releases Saqlain from Ajmal duty Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have released former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq after completion of a one-month contract but said that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will continue his remedial work on his bowling action. A PCB press release said that the PCB will decide whether to hire Saqlain again after an evalution...
  • Pakistan delay test on Saeed Ajmal's remodelled action 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has deferred banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's trip to England for an independent test of his remodelled bowling action. Ajmal, Pakistan's frontline spinner, has been banned from bowling for his illegal action and PCB is keen to get him back before next year's 50-over World Cup...
  • Afridi shouldn't be in team, says former PCB chairman October 17, 2014

    Karachi: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Ejaz Butt doesn't appear to have forgotten his three-year-old dispute with flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi as he said that the former captain didn't deserve to be in the national team. After an impromptu meeting with the serving chairman, Shaharyar Khan at the Gaddafi...
  • PCB takes 'Lion's share' out of CLT20 appearance fee for Lahore October 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 percent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Mohammad Hafeez and Co only USD 100,000 out of the USD 500,000 for their hardwork. According to reliable sources, the...
  • Saeed Ajmal bowls with revamped action under Saqlain Mushtaq's supervision October 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal for the first time bowled with his revamped action under the supervision of Saqlain Mushtaq on Wednesday. Ajmal bowled a number of overs to experienced all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez who has also resumed batting in the nets after having to return home from the UAE because...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup October 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue October 14, 2014

    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...
  • Saeed Ajmal ready for bowling test, says Pakistan Cricket Board October 14, 2014

    Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq believes Saeed Ajmal has rectified his action to permissible limits and is ready to undergo a test to return to cricket, the country's board said on Tuesday. The PCB will first send Ajmal, who was barred from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, for...
  • PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting October 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy for next year's World Cup. Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi...
  • Pakistan delay selection of Test squad due to injury issues October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan selectors on Monday said that they have delayed announcing the Test squad for the Australia series due to injury problems to frontline players as well dip in form of some of them. Pakistan play a two-Test series against Australia from Oct 22, followed by a three-Test series versus New...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board looks to revive home tours October 13, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan said on Monday that tours from second-tier and smaller teams could help revive domestic cricket hit by the fear of terrorist attacks. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since the terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. Bangladesh twice backed...
  • Misbah can lead or leave, says PCB chief October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Beleaguered Misbah-ul Haq won't be forced to stand down as Pakistan captain but the country's top cricket official said that potential successors were already being assessed. Misbah withdrew from the third and final one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, after a poor run of form...
  • Pakistan seek Sri Lanka help to host international cricket October 10, 2014

    Colombo: The newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaheryar Khan has sought Sri Lanka's help to host international cricket again in the strife-torn country. "Pakistan is following a gradual and step by step approach to open up and revive international cricket in Pakistan. In this regard, PCB chairman has invited Sri...
  • Pakistan to announce cricket World Cup squad on January 11 October 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's 15-member squad for the 2015 cricket World Cup will be announced on January 11 after the conclusion of a high profile one-day tournament organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). A senior official of the board told PTI that the deadline for submitting their final 15-member squads by participating...
  • PCB set to send Ajmal for biomechanic test October 8, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is preparing to send suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for a biomechanic test after he reported a marked improvement in his bowling action. Ajmal, who has been Pakistan's top spinner for the last few years, was also suspended by the ICC from bowling in international cricket...
  • 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...
  • Experts working hard with Saeed Ajmal: PCB October 5, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan is hoping that their star spinner Saeed Ajmal will have his bowling action corrected before the World Cup as a team of experts was working very hard to ensure that he plays for the national team in cricket's showpiece event. The senior General Manager (medical and sports sciences) in...
  • Eight Pakistan bowlers told to undergo test for suspect action October 3, 2014

    Karachi: At least eight bowlers with suspect bowling actions, including a player in the national squad, have been directed to undergo tests to be conducted by a committee of Pakistan Cricket Board next week at the National Cricket Academy. The PCB said in a statement that fast bowler Ataullah had already...
  • 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...
  • Shahid Afridi wants dignified exits for Pakistan seniors September 30, 2014

    Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi said the team's senior cricketers should be given dignified farewells, after veteran batsman Younis Khan was unceremoniously axed from the one-day squad. An incensed Younis lashed out at selectors last week for not including him in their plans for next month's series against Australia, a decision...
  • Younis Khan needs to show some maturity: PCB chief September 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star. "I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player...
  • 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...
  • Angry Younis Khan blasts Pakistan selectors after ODI axe September 26, 2014

    Karachi: Upset at being dropped from the ODI side, Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Younis Khan on Friday lambasted the national selectors and said they should be held accountable if they fail to build a new team for the World Cup in February next year. A visibly angry Younis, who...
  • 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...