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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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Players can participate in two foreign leagues only: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board has restricted centrally contracted players to participate only in two foreign leagues in a season. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by PCB chairman Najam Sethi at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Agenda of the PCB top brass meeting was to discuss rules for privately organized cricket, NOC policy for…

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Five regional teams set to clash as Pakistan Cup begins

Pakistan Cup one-day tournament will begin in Faisalabad from Wednesday. Five regional teams including Federal, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan will participate in the fifty-over tournament. This was confirmed by the PCB. The matches will be played at Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad at 2.30pm. The final will be played on May 6, 2018. Imad Waseem…

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ICC forms committee to resolve PCB-BCCI series dispute

DUBAI: International Cricket Council has formed a three-member panel to hear the dispute regarding the series between Pakistan and India. The committee will hear the case from 1st to 3rd May. No sides will be allowed to challenge the judgement. “The International Cricket Council today confirmed that the Hon Michael Beloff will chair the Dispute…

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Karachi Premier League not sanctioned by PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has termed Karachi Premier League an illegal cricket event and asked the all concerned related to the game to stay away from it. This is to notify that a Private Tournament by the name of Karachi Premier League, organized by Moiz Bin Zahid has not been officially sanctioned/approved by the…

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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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PM congratulates Islamabad United over PSL victory

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday congratulated Islamabad United team on clinching the trophy of Third Pakistan Super League 2018. The prime minister also appreciated the runner-up Peshawar Zalmi for showing a great game in the tournament. He said the successful holding of Pakistan Super League’s final match in Karachi was a victory of…

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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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Do you know how much was spent on PSL tickets?

Pakistanis have spent over Rs140 million on PSL final tickets. Who says we are a poor country? It will be a full house at National Stadium as Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United clash today. Out of the total 32,000, only 26,000 tickets were sold. The remaining were saved for franchisers. The Pakistan Cricket Board earned…

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Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United to practice at National Stadium

Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United, two former champions of the Pakistan Super League, will enter the final showdown of the third edition of the tournament at National Stadium on March 25. The two finalist teams will hold practice session today at the stadium. All six overseas players of the United’s squad have arrived in Karachi…

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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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Thank you Punjab for making PSL 2018 a safe event: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Najam Sethi has thanked Punjab and its administration to make Pakistan Super League a safe event. Two eliminators of this year’s edition were played in Lahore under tight security arrangements. “Thank you Punjab Govt and Admin for working day and night to make PSL3 safe and sound for all,” the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman…

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Peshawar beat Karachi to set up final clash against Islamabad

  Despite fifties by Joe Denly and Babar Azam, Karachi Kings fell short of 13 runs in the second Eliminator against the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday. The final will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United at Karachi’s National Stadium on Sunday. Peshawar Zalmi have won by 13…

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Watch: Most dramatic last over in PSL history

The first eliminator of Pakistan Super League between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiator culminated in the last over when the latter needed 25 runs off six balls. Anwar Ali and Mir Hamza came in to bat in the last over facing Zalmi’s Dawson. Watch what happened here. 

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Who will lead Karachi Kings in second eliminator? Decision made

By Ali Hashmi Muhammed Amir will take over the charge of Karachi Kings as they hit the ground to take on Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium Wednesday. Amir is the third skipper in a row to lead Kings in the third edition of the PSL,…

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Watch: Key players in Zalmi-Kings faceoff

Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi have several star players who have always established their mark in the game and lifted the spirits in Pakistan Super League. Both the team will come to face to face in the second eliminator of the tournament at Gaddafi Stadium at 7pm today. Watch some important players who have the…

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Second eliminator likely to be delayed as more rain forecast

LAHORE: The second eliminator of Pakistan Super League may be delayed as the intermittent rains continue to lash Lahore overnight that left the ground waterlogged. According to the sources in Pakistan Cricket Board, the second eliminator scheduled to be played at 7pm today at Gaddafi Stadium is at risk of delay if the wet spell…

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Arrangements finalized for PSL matches in Lahore

LAHORE: The preparations have been finalized for eliminator matches in Lahore as the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) advances towards its culmination. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has completed arrangements at Gaddafi Stadium where two eliminators will take place on March 20 and 21. Despite Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of Islamabad United, Kings…

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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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Javed Afridi throws dinner to boost Zalmi’s morale

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United sailed through to the knockout round of the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) that is already ending its first phase. Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi hosted a special dinner for the squad to encourage them to put up a good show in the upcoming faceoff. The Zalmi…

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Preparations finalized in Lahore, Karachi for PSL matches

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has completed arrangements for final of  third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) to be played in Karachi on March 25- a major event taking place in Karachi after nine years. In view of the increasing demand of tickets for the PSL final, the cricket board has turned two general…

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