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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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Pakistani cricketers express joy over World XI touring Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketers of the past and present have expressed their happiness over World XI touring Pakistan next month. They took to social media website Twitter to post their joy and satisfaction. Star-studded World XI squad set to tour Pakistan for three match T20I series. pic.twitter.com/u6xoTlPwu5 — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 24, 2017 Great news…

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PCB unveils World XI squad

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a star-studded 14-member World XI, which comprises players from seven Test playing countries and will be captained by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. The World XI will play three Twenty20 Internationals for the Independence Cup against Pakistan under lights at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 12, 13 and 15…

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LHC dismisses plea against Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the election of Najam Sethi as Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), after declaring it non-maintainable. The single bench comprising Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh heard the petition filed by Nasir Iqbal. During the hearing, the petitioner’s counsel submitted that Najam Sethi was already serving…

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PCB issues show-cause notice to Umar Akmal

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show-cause notice to cricketer Umar Akmal over the press conference against head coach Mickey Arthur. The cricket board has given Akmal seven days to file a reply on the matter. The PCB has issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal on breaching code of conduct . The…

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PCB honours Shaharyar Khan in farewell ceremony

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday hosted a farewell ceremony in the honour of the outgoing Chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan at Gaddafi stadium. In the ceremony newly elected Chairman PCB’s Najam Sethi and office bearers of the PCB welcomed the outgoing Chairman and gave him a standing ovation. Talking to the audience, Najam Sethi…

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Sethi vows to work for betterment of cricket

LAHORE: The newly elected Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi said he faces a lot of challenges in bettering Pakistan cricket and his top most priorities are resumption of international cricket to Pakistan, strengthening of the domestic cricket and revamping the national women cricket. “These are the areas which need immediate attention and…

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Najam Sethi elected new PCB Chairman

LAHORE: Najam Sethi was chosen Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) new Chairman for the next three years in a meeting. The PCB’s Board of Governors met on Wednesday to select a new chairman of the governing board. No other candidate had filed his/her’s nomination papers. Sethi was one direct nominee of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif…

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Shaharyar’s tenure as PCB chairman comes to an end

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan’s three-year tenure came to an end as he took his leave on Friday.  Pakistan Cricket Board did not hold any farewell event in honour of Shaharyar Khan. The election for the next PCB chairman will be held on August 9. Shaharyar Khan also did not hold any…

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COAS holds reception for victorious Pakistan team

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a reception for the victorious Pakistan cricket team and management. According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS hailed the team’s outstanding performance which brought much awaited jubilation for the entire nation. He asked them to stay humble, continue working hard…

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Video: Sethi heaps praise on PM Nawaz for taking bold initiative on PSL final

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and ex PCB chief Najam Sethi heaped praise on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for taking the bold initiative of staging the PSL final in Lahore.   

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