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Players were not aware of smart watch rule: Sethi

Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said that its players were not aware of the rules regarding smart-watches on the cricket field. Najam Sethi, speaking with SAMAA TV, said that the players were not aware of the rules nor the officials knew about it. Sethi stated that the International Cricket Council (ICC) disposed the…

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ICC suspends coach under corruption code for approaching Sarfraz

A UAE coach has been provisionally suspended and charged with three counts of corruption for approaching Pakistan’s captain Sarfraz during an ODI series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. Irfan Ansari has been charged with making a corrupt approach to a player and for not cooperating in an investigation by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit since…

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Army chief congratulates PCB for hosting PSL, Windies series

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa felicitated Pakistan Cricket Board on hosting PSL and West Indies series in the country. Two eliminators and the final of Pakistan Super League 2018 along with a three-match Twenty20 series against West Indies were played in the country this year. “I wish to express my hearty felicitation…

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Pakistan may host New Zealand for T20 series this year

Pakistan has invited New Zealand to play a three-match Twenty20 series this year. Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi sent a letter to New Zealand Cricket, inviting the team to play a three-match T20 series in the country. The three matches are likely to be played in October or November. The venue has not been…

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I deserved to play in PSL: Fawad Alam

Reported by: Shoaib Jatt KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Fawad Alam–who is snubbed time and again for the national cricket team–says that he feels he deserved to play in the Pakistan Super League.  “There are players who haven’t played for regional teams but they have played in the PSL,” he said. “So why not? Yes, I feel…

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Pakistan will host full cricket series by 2020, hopes PCB

Pakistan’s cricket chiefs hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival. The three-match series against the World Twenty20 champions, staged in the once militancy-wracked port city of Karachi, was accompanied by a wave of optimism, with enthusiastic fans braving…

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Cricket matches will be held in other cities of Pakistan this year: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that cricket matches and events would be held in other cities of Pakistan apart from Lahore and Karachi in 2018.  Major General Asif Ghafoor said during his press briefing that he had told PCB Chairman Najam Sethi to focus on other cities apart from Lahore…

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Windies series: Tickets worth Rs 1000 – 5000 available online

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board announced that tickets costing Rs. 1000/-, 2000/- and 5,000/- can be purchased online. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said that Rs. 1000/-, 2000/- and 5,000/- tickets of the upcoming Twenty20 series against West Indies can be bought from the website of a courier company. He added that the Rs.500/- tickets are available…

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Sethi urges social media teams to play constructive role

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board has urged social media organizations to play constructive role for organizing international matches successfully. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi made the statement while speaking exclusively with Pakistan Television. He said that the big stadiums’ conditions would be improved in order to revive international cricket in the country Sethi said the budget was…

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Najam Sethi thankful to Govt, forces for PSL security

KARACHI: PCB Chairman Najam Sethi thanked the security forces and Sindh government for ensuring proper security arrangements for the PSL final. LIVE UPDATES: Fans ecstatic as cricket finally returns to Karachi He was addressing the spectators gathered at the stadium to witness the PSL final between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. “I want to make…

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Half of next PSL season to be held in Pakistan: Sethi

KARACHI: Chairman PCB Najam Sethi on Friday said that the half of the next season of Pakistan Super League will be played in Pakistan. Talking to Samaa, Sethi said the board will try to prepare four to five stadiums for the fourth PSL season. “The half of PSL 2019 will be held in Pakistan if…

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What has PSL done for Pakistan’s cricket?

By Roohan Ahmed Cricket has finally come back to Karachi, the city where I was born and started playing the game in the late 90s. Like thousands of fans, I too am grateful to the Pakistan Cricket Board, its chairman Najam Sethi, the government and all the law-enforcement-agencies for making this city safe again for…

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Need for bigger stadiums, says Sethi

LAHORE: Najam Sethi has said there is a need for bigger stadiums in the country. “There are so many cricket fans in the country that we need stadiums with bigger capacity,” the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman said. He added that that the cricket board is under a lot of pressure regarding the sale of Pakistan…

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No PSL 2018 final tickets were given for free: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said that that no tickets of Pakistan Super League 2018 final were given for free. “Not a single ticket was given for free and Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah himself bought 500 tickets which cost Rs. 12000/- each,” Sethi said while speaking in Samaa TV…

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PSL 2018 final tickets sold out

  KARACHI: All tickets for the final of PSL 2018 have been sold out. The tickets, being sold online or at courier service for the match to be played at National Stadium were sold in six hours. The tickets costing Rs. 1000/- and Rs. 4000/- were sold out within two hours. All the tickets costing…

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Website selling PSL 2018 final tickets crashes

KARACHI: The website selling the tickets for PSL 2018 final crashed moments after the online sale started. The website went down just as the tickets went up for sale at midnight. The final of the 2018 edition of Pakistan Super League will be played at Karachi’s National Stadium on March 25. The price of the…

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Karachi to host West Indies T20 series next month: Sethi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket chief on Sunday confirmed three Twenty20 internationals with the West Indies in Karachi early next month, taking a giant step towards reviving international series amid improved security in the country. Pakistan had been a no-go zone for international teams since a 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus which killed…

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Don’t ask me for free PSL 2018 final tickets: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman PCB Najam Sethi has asked everyone to not contact him for free passes of PSL 2018 final. The Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi tweeted that all of his family members, friends, government officials and VIPs should buy tickets online or through TCS centres in Lahore and Karachi. “Please don’t ask me…

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PSL 2018 final tickets to be available from March 15

KARACHI: The tickets for the final of Pakistan Super League 2018 will go on sale from March 15. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said that said that the cost of the tickets will be from between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 12000. He said that the foreign players playing the league are satisfied with the arrangements being…

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Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB’s brand ambassador

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed ex-cricketer and fast bowler as Advisor to Chairman Najam Sethi on Cricket/Brand Ambassador of the board. Sethi tweeted, “Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB”. Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB — Najam Sethi (@najamsethi)…

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No danger to PSL, tournament will take place at any cost: Sethi

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi said on Thursday that there was no danger to the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament and that it would take place at all cost.  Speaking to media personnel outside the PCB head office, Sethi rebuffed reports that the tournament was in danger and…

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