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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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PCB disowns concert news

Lahore February 14: The PCB strongly rejects the news circulating on social media about a concert at Karachi’s National Stadium on February 24.  The stadium is heading towards the Pakistan Super League final and any activity at the venue is barred. PCB hopes that the organizers of the event will abstain from spreading rumours that are only…

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PCB recruitment criteria questionable : official

ISLAMABAD: Employment criterion of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has raised grave concern for citizens as it was giving undue favour to a specific region, an official said on Tuesday. An official on request of anonymity disclosed that the board’s anomaly has been discussed and question was raised among members for giving extra favour to Punjab…

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PCB issues Notice of Charge to cricketer Nasir Jamshaid

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday issued a Notice of Charge to cricketer Nasir Jamshaid, wherein he has been charged with multiple violations of the PCB anti-corruption code for participants. “He has been charged with violations of Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 of the PCB anti-corruption code and he has now 14…

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Phenomenal rise to the top T-20 rank once again

By M Muzamil Asif Pakistan has been dominant in T20i format since the day Sarfraz Ahmed was handpicked as a captain of the shorter format after the retirement of flamboyant All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi. I think that appointment was the turning point for the team who was struggling earlier, having no one to accelerate power…

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Khalid Latif’s appeal against spot-fixing ban rejected

LAHORE: Former Pakistan opener Khalid Latif Wednesday lost an appeal against a five-year ban for spot-fixing but had his one million rupee ($10,000) fine waived, the country’s cricket body said. Adjudicator Justice Faqir Khokhar upheld the ban, saying there was “overwhelming” evidence against Latif, but waived the fine as his career was almost over, Pakistan…

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SAMAA, Islamabad United sign partnership agreement for PSL three

SAMAA has joined hands with Islamabad United for third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) starting from February 22 in Dubai. The partnership agreement was signed by Islamabad United owner Ali Naqvi and CEO SAMAA, Naveid Siddiqui at SAMAA’s Karachi head office. Third edition of the PSL will kick-start from February 22 in Dubai….

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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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PSL 3 is firmly on track, tweets Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has confirmed that the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held according to schedule. Sethi, in his tweet, stated that the first match of the tournament will be played on 22nd February at Dubai and the final will be played on 25th March…

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PCB announces replacement for injured Shoaib Malik

Wellington- 18 January: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has replaced injured Shoaib Malik with Umar Amin for the last one-dayer against New Zealand. “Shoaib Malik is doing better after sustaining a delayed concussion during the last ODI in Hamilton. However, he has not made a full recovery to be available for selection in the Wellington ODI”, said…

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Watch: Former Pakistan pacer accuses PCB of corruption

Former Pakistani pacer Shabbir Ahmed on Monday accused the country’s cricket board of indulging in corrupt practices. In a video message, Shabbir questioned where the money given to PCB by the International Cricket Council (ICC) was spent. Watch what he has to say.

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PCB suspends cricketer

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), under its Anti-Doping Rules 2016, suspended cricketer Imran Butt for three months on Friday, pursuant to his request for an ‘agreed sanction’. Imran Butt was provisionally suspended after a prohibited substance was found in the A Sample, collected from him during an in-competition doping test during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2017,…

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Favoritism on its peak since many years

By M Muzamil Asif Pakistan cricket has been trapped in favoritism since several decades whether in appointing officials for the board or the selection of players. The level of merit has been demolished in the PCB. Over the years favoritism often had created the situation of like and dislike which lead to the loss of…

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Sushma Swaraj rules out cricket series between India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday that there was no chance of a cricket series being played between India and Pakistan.  In a press conference, Sushma Swaraj blamed Pakistan for violating truce along the Line of Control and said that due to such actions the ‘tone’ for a cricket series…

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Wake-up call for the PCB

The whole cricket community across the country in fact has shown serious anger against the recent Future tour plan (FTP) for 2019-2023 which has been finalized by the ICC, where Pakistan is almost degraded to the level of minnows like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland. According to the new FTP, Pakistan has been given 121…

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Security measures discussed for PSL 3 final in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he is keen to bring international cricket back to Karachi and assure foolproof security for PSL final match scheduled to be held in the city on March 25. He said this while talking to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi who called on…

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New Zealand series: PCB announces players for fitness camp

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced the names of 18 cricketers for fitness camp, being held here on December 23 for the series against New Zealand. “The prime objective of camp is to evaluate the fitness level of players,” said a spokesman for the PCB. The players include: Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali (already…

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PCB clarifies reports on ICC cricket structures

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday clarified some reports in the media regarding the ongoing meetings on the new proposed ICC International Cricket Structures and the effect of these on the ICC Future Tours Programme with specific reference to Pakistan v India Series. “Since the onset of these discussions, PCB has reiterated its position on…

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Nasir Jamshed banned for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned Nasir Jamshed for a year over his role in the PSL spot-fixing scandal, Samaa reported. The verdict of the case against Jamshed was announced by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the PCB. The tribunal has banned Jamshed over not informing the board regarding the spot-fixing which was taking place…

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T-10 might harm Test format

By Muzamil Asif Cricket has now entered to the business world as almost all cricket playing nations have started their individual leagues one after the other, which in fact is growing the interest of all those big fishing company owners of the world who are seeking to invest their money to earn some quality profits….

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PCB summons Mohammad Sami over fixing allegations

LAHORE: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Sami was summoned by PCB on Friday to seek his clarification pertaining to fixing allegations in BPL. According to details, Sami was summoned by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The fast bowler had returned to the country after playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. Sami had been…

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