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India to play Cricket with Pakistan or lose points: Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi has made it clear to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that they have to play against Pakistan, or otherwise they will lose the ranking points. Addressing a press conference here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday after the PCB governing board meeting, Sethi…

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National Stadium to be ready for PSL final in February: Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi on Wednesday said that the renovation of Karachi’s National Stadium for Pakistan Super League (PSL) final will be completed in February, Samaa reported. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Sethi said that the renovation of National Stadium is in full swing. He added that Dubai and…

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‘Change Quetta Gladiators’ name if you’re not including Baloch cricketers in PSL’

QUETTA: Cricket associations of Balochistan were infuriated over the non-inclusion of local Balochi cricketers in Quetta Gladiators, SAMAA TV reported on Wednesday. Cricket associations of Balochistan were furious at the non-inclusion of Baloch players in the Pakistan Super League edition 3. “If you cannot include local Baloch cricketers in the Pakistan Super League then change…

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Karachi to host PSL final in 2018: Sethi

Karachi is in line to host the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final next year in what would be the city’s highest-profile game in nearly a decade. PCB chairman Najam Sethi revealed at the league’s draft in Lahore, that they have “made a commitment” to hold it in Karachi. If it does happen, it would be…

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Pakistan to host Asia Cup 2018: Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi says Emerging Players Asia Cup 2018 will be held in Pakistan in April next year. Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Sunday, he said Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan is beginning of a new era of international cricket in Pakistan. Najam Sethi said a meeting of Asian…

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VIPs please don’t ask for free passes: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi urged VIPs not to demand free passes for the upcoming Pakistan-Sri Lanka T20 clash to be played on Sunday. In a tweet message, Sethi thanked fans for their overwhelming support for the upcoming T20 clash to be played at the Gaddafi stadium between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In…

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Sethi confirms PSL matches in Karachi

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has confirmed that several matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be contested in Karachi, Samaa reported. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Najam Sethi said that National Stadium in Karachi has to be prepared for the upcoming edition of PSL within four months. He further…

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Good news for cricket lovers in Karachi

KARACHI: Four matches of the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played in Karachi. The decision of organizing four PSL 3 matches in Karachi was taken in a meeting between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah. The matches will be played in February 2018. Speaking on…

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Sri Lanka to play third T20I in Lahore: Chairman PCB

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi said that Sri Lankan team would play the third T20 International match in Lahore, while West Indies have also agreed to play the series in Pakistan. The Chairman PCB arrived in Lahore on Sunday night after attending the meeting of International Cricket Council (ICC) in New Zealand….

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Chairman PCB urges fans to ‘have faith’ in the young Test team

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has asked fans to be patient and “have faith” in the young Test side, which played and lost its first series after the retirement of the legendary duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan. According to a private news channel, it is said that in the absence of…

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World XI overcome Pakistan by 7 wickets in cliffhanger

LAHORE: World XI beat Pakistan in their second clash against the hosts by seven wickets on Wednesday, leveling the series 1-1.  It was a match that went down the wire with World XI squad requiring 6 runs off the last 2 balls. A six from Perera to Rumman Raees sealed the deal as World XI…

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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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Video: Sethi himself interested in organizing matches in Karachi, says Waseem Akhtar

Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has promised that cricketing events will be organized in Karachi in the future. He also said that he had requested the PCB Chairman to stage at least one of the three Independence Cup matches against World XI in the provincial but he…

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World XI players arrive in Lahore amid tight security

LAHORE: The World XI arrived in the Old City on Monday with stringent security measures in place as the international stars were escorted to their hotel.  Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi and Punjab Minister of Sports greeted team World XI after they arrived in Lahore. The players were escorted to their hotel in bullet…

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Pakistan take big step in from cold as World XI come to play

LAHORE: Pakistan take a huge step towards reviving international cricket at home after years of isolation when they host a three-match Twenty20 series amid tight security against a star-studded World XI, starting Tuesday. The series will be the most high-profile in the cricket-mad country since a 2009 militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus…

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PCB may launch 3rd edition of PSL in 2018: Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has announced setting up bio-mechanical lab at the National Cricket Academy Lahore. Addressing a seminar on “Cricket in Pakistan” in Lahore today, he said international cricket is coming back to Pakistan. He said Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to organize third edition of Pakistan Super League in January…

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Video: Najam Sethi speaks on why cricket is not played in Karachi

Speaking on why cricketing tournaments are contested in Karachi, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has said that the world has not yet realized that the law and order situation of the metropolis has improved.

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Sri Lanka, WI tours hinge on Independence Day Cup success: Sethi

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sathi said on Thursday that it is the collective responsibility of the Government and the masses to make the tour of the star studded XI a big success in the coming day. He was speaking at the logo unveiling ceremony of the Independence Day Cup between Pakistan and…

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Sale of Pak-World XI match tickets becomes talk of town

LAHORE: Getting the tickets of Pakistan and World XI Twenty20 cricket series is the talk of town and with few days left in the start of the mega event the interest of lovers of game is immensely growing to get the tickets.  The general enclosures tickets of the first match, costing Rs 500 each ,…

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Zero tolerance for corrupt practices: Sethi

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi said on Wednesday said the Anti Corruption Tribunal verdict against spot fixer Sharjeel Khan is a vindication of our policy of zero tolerance against corrupt practices in the game of cricket. “The PCB Anti Corruption and Vigilance Department deserves great credit for identifying the culprits and nipping…

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Is Afridi missing Indian players?

LAHORE: Prolific Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has said that it would have been great if Indian players were in the World XI squad which will be touring Pakistan next month. He made the statement in his tweet on Friday. Afridi tweeted that he was really pleased that Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket International Cricket…

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