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PCB committee to review Hafeez’s bowling action

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has said that it stands by Mohammad Hafeez and is lending all its support to rectify his bowling action. According to a press release, PCB has setup a bowling action review committee in this regard. The members include Ahsan Raza, Ali Zia, Saleem Jaffar, and Sajjad Akbar. The committee has been…

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Hafeez suspended for illegal bowling action: ICC

The International Cricket Council today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The assessment revealed that the majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted…

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Future of the Women in Green

By Arsalan Iqtidar Khan  Who would have thought 5 years back that team of girls from Pakistan would go on to beat a team from a country which holds proper domestic circuit down under in New Zealand. Like every field women are coming forward and showing their skills in cricket. We are still far behind…

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Cricket: World Cup winner Nehra calls it a day

New Delhi: World Cup winning fast bowler Ashish Nehra ended his career with India’s Twenty20 win over New Zealand on Wednesday. Now 38, Nehra bid farewell at his home Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi after not being part of the team for a T20 series against Australia last month. The left-arm quick had…

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Pakistan tops ICC T20I Rankings for the first time

DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed the top spot in the latest ICC Twenty20 International Rankings on Wednesday after India’s comfortable win against New Zealand in the first contest of 3-match series. India’s 53-run victory brought New Zealand down to 121, three points behind Pakistan, who is leading the rankings now with a rating of 124. In a…

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Cricket: Security tight as Sri Lanka land back in Pakistan

Sri Lanka’s cricket team arrived in Lahore under heavy security Sunday to play the final Twenty20 of a three-match series, eight years after they were attacked by gunmen there. The team and their officials were taken to a five-star hotel in a bomb-proof bus with hundreds of security guards on the roads and at the…

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ICC probes Indian curator after TV sting operation

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched a probe after a curator in Pune was caught in a TV sting operation allegedly promising to manipulate the pitch ahead of Wednesday’s second one-dayer between India and New Zealand. Pandurang Salgaonkar has been suspended but the match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium began…

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Here’s how Pakistan cricket team dominated ODIs in 2017

Here’s how Pakistan cricket team performed throughout 2017, finishing on a high note after winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in first T20 today

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Pakistan performed well in ODIs in 2017

Pakistan performed well in the 50-over format in 2017 as they won 66 percent of their matches this years. According to International Cricket Council (ICC), Pakistan played 18 one-day internationals. They won 12 games and lost six matches. Babar Azam was the top scorer for Pakistan in the 50-over format as he made 872 runs…

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ICC security consultant gives nod to hold PSL matches in Karachi

KARACHI: International Cricket Council (ICC) Foreign Security Consultant Reg Dickason Monday said that he would give clearance to ICC for holding international matches in Karachi. ICC Foreign Security Consultant Reg Dickason along with his team Arshad Khan GM National Cricket Stadium, Karachi PCB Security Head Col. Azam held a meeting with Sindh Minister Syed Murad…

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Pakistan eyeing to whitewash Sri Lanka ODI series today

SHARJAH: Pakistan are eyeing to whitewash Sri Lanka series in the last one-day international of the series to be played in Sharjah today (Monday). Pakistan cricket team notched up their eighth consecutive victory in ODI on Friday, by defeating Sri Lanka with seven wickets in fourth match of five-ODI series. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s bad run…

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PCB confirm bookie’s approach to Sarfraz Ahmed

Sharjah: A top Pakistan cricket official Saturday confirmed a national team player was approached by a bookie with an offer of fixing which was reported to the anti-corruption unit. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said the matter was being dealt with by his board and the International Cricket Council (ICC). “A player was…

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Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Dubai: Pakistan’s off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. The ICC said the match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 37-year-old’s bowling…

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New international Test and ODI leagues agreed by ICC

DUBAI: The Test series league will see nine teams play six series over two years – three home and three away, while the ODI league will be a direct qualification pathway towards the ICC Cricket World Cup and will be contested by the 12 Full Members plus the winners of the current ICC World Cricket…

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Pakistan slip down to seventh position in ICC Test rankings

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan have slipped down to  seventh in ICC Test ranking after their 2-0 series loss against Sri Lanka in UAE. Pakistan, who were placed sixth before this series with 93 points, have lost five points to slip down one position to seventh, with 13 points being the difference between them and the eighth-ranked West…

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Video: A look into new ICC rules on run-outs, bat size, poor behaviour

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced implementing changes in playing conditions from the introduction of Decision Review System (DRS) in T20 Internationals to putting a restriction on the bat sizes. Watch this report…

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ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup

The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In their video messages, which are available here for free download and editorial use, ICC Director, Mr Giles Clarke, and ICC Chief Executive, Mr David Richardson, have thanked…

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ICC to allocate cricket event to Pakistan in couple of years: David Richardson

LAHORE: International Cricket Council Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed the hope that Pakistan will be allocated an ICC approved event in a couple of years as security situation has improved a lot in the country. “It will be a gradual process to bring back international cricket and the ICC events in Pakistan , first…

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Here is what ICC CEO said about future cricketing events in Pakistan

LAHORE: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) David Richardson has said that more tournaments will be staged in the country if the law and order situations remains peaceful. He made the statement in a media briefing in Lahore alongside Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi. Richardson said that security is…

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ICC chairman welcomes return of international cricket to Pakistan

LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar has welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup commencing from Tuesday here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Shashank Manohar, in a statement made available on Monday, said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosts…

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ICC chairman welcomes return of International cricket to Pakistan

The ICC Chairman has today welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup taking place in Lahore this week. Mr Shashank Manohar said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the PCB hosts a World XI in Lahore for three T20 International games. It has been a long…

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