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  • PCB keep Misbah-ul-Haq with team to avoid confusion 5 days ago

    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...
  • Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya before biomechanics test: PCB December 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally decided that suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal should play two one-day games against Kenya this month before he goes for his final biomechanics test in Chennai. An official of the board said on Thursday that Saeed will feature in one or two matches of the...
  • PCB prepares to send Ajmal, Hafeez to India for biomechanic tests December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez will be sent to Chennai in India to undergo informal biomechanic tests as part of PCB's desperate attempts to get them cleared for next year's World Cup. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media on Wednesday in Lahore that they had applied...
  • PCB may send Mohammad Hafeez back home December 10, 2014

    Dubai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may consider sending suspended all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez back home from their ongoing One-day International (ODI) series against New Zealand, it was reported by The Dawn on Tuesday. Pakistan is leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first match by 3 wickets in Dubai. The...
  • Shoaib Malik fears 'chucking' calls, reluctant to play World Cup: reports December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik is reluctant to make himself available for national selection for the World Cup due to his bowling action and the prevailing environment in the team. Sources close to Malik told PTI that the all-rounder's reluctance stemmed from the fact firstly over the treatment he had...
  • PCB to decide on Saeed Ajmal's biomechanics test on Monday December 7, 2014

    Karachi: With Mohammad Hafeez also being suspended from bowling in international cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board will decide on Monday when to send Saeed Ajmal for the official ICC biomechanics test. Ajmal made a quiet return to Pakistan on Saturday from London where he has been working on his bowling action...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez suspended over bowling action: ICC December 7, 2014

    The International Cricket Council on Sunday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the offspinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level...
  • Pakistan include suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal in preliminary World Cup squad December 6, 2014

    Pakistan selectors have included suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal in a preliminary squad of 30 players for next year's cricket World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling by the International Cricket Council in September after failing a biomechanics test in Brisbane. A board official said Ajmal had been named in the preliminary squad...
  • PCB wants ICC to delay biomechanic test of Saeed Ajmal December 5, 2014

    Karachi: Within days of asking the ICC for dates to conduct the biomechanic tests on suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistan Cricket Board now wants the process to be delayed as the bowler is not yet ready. An official in the Board told PTI that the PCB had initially requested the...
  • 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...
  • PCB keen to make Saeed Ajmal play domestic cricket: reports November 30, 2014

    Karachi: The bowling action review committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recommended that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal appear in some domestic cricket matches before he is considered for World Cup selection. A member of the committee told PTI that at its meeting last Friday the committee was satisfied that...
  • 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...
  • PCB to seek proper feedback on Mohammad Aamir's return November 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that he would seek proper feedback before taking any decision on banned pacer Mohammad Aamir's return to the national team. The PCB chief moved to play down the impression that the Board had taken a final decision to...
  • We should be allowed back, says Pakistan pacer Asif November 23, 2014

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif is anguished and disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being reformed and rehabilitated. Earlier this week a statement by former captain Rameez Raja set tongues wagging when he questioned the wisdom...
  • Ramiz Raja questions Pakistan support for tainted Mohammad Amir November 20, 2014

    Karachi: With efforts being increased to bring back Mohammad Amir into domestic cricket first and then into international cricket come 2015, former Test cricketer Ramiz Raja has spoken out and lamented that a man who cheated with cricket should not be allowed to play for Pakistan again. The International Cricket Council...
  • 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...
  • Moin Khan hopeful Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared November 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan is hopeful that seasoned allrounder Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared soon and he will be available for the 2015 World Cup. Moin, who is also the manager of the national team that is presently playing against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates,...
  • 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...
  • India-Pakistan cricket ties to resume next year, says envoy November 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: India and Pakistan will resume their cricket ties with a series next year, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said here on Sunday. He said six series will be played between two countries till 2022. "Work has already been done in this regard," he told reporters. The Pakistani envoy said...
  • PCB asks Saeed Ajmal to work with Saqlain Mushtaq in England November 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to remain in England to work further on improving his bowling action after he failed to clear an informal biomechanics test held last week. "Saeed (Ajmal) has been told to work further with Saqlain Mushtaq on his bowling action after...
  • Australia win earns Pakistan windfall bonus November 14, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket board on Thursday announced a team bonus worth nearly $150,000 to reward the side for their first series win over Australia in 20 years. Pakistan routed Australia 2-0 in their "home" series in the United Arab Emirates last week to lift themselves to number three in the...
  • Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspected illegal bowling action November 13, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against New Zealand, which Pakistan won by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi Thursday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team manager Moin Khan, cited concerns about the legality...
  • Salman Butt begs for Pakistan Cricket Board help to end ban November 12, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's disgraced former captain Salman Butt said on Tuesday he expected his country's cricket board to help him get an early end to his ban for spot-fixing. Butt was banned in September 2010 for a minimum of five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and jailed in Britain...
  • Pakistan to apply for Mohammad Amir's clearance next week November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Amir to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revised its anti-corruption code which means that banned players...
  • Mohammad Amir ready for return to domestic cricket November 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has welcomed the changes made in the ICC anti-corruption code and said he is ready for a quick return to domestic cricket. "I am already doing intensive training to maintain top fitness and I am confident that whenever the ICC gives the clearance I...