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PCB body adopts resolution to elect Najam Sethi as new chairman

LAHORE: The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) here on Thursday demanded through a resolution, adopted unanimously, to elect Najam Sethi as the new PCB Chairman once  Shaharyar Khan’s tenure ends in August. “The AGM also unanimously adopted a resolution for recommending Pride of Performance Award for the services rendered by…

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Haris Sohail replaces Umar Akmal for Champions Trophy

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that Haris Sohail has been selected to replace Umar Akmal who was called back for failing fitness test. The national selection committee, headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq, called Umar Amin, Haris Sohail and Asif Zakir for fitness test here on Tuesday at the National Cricket Academy. The test was conducted…

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Misbah, Younis should have been given more time: Miandad

KARACHI: Former Pakistani batting great Javed Miandad said on Friday that recently retired Test cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan should have been given more time since there was no one at the moment to replace them. Speaking to SAMAA’s social media, Miandad said that he had always held the opinion that Misbah and Younis should…

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British tip-off led to PSL scandal: ICC

LAHORE: Britain’s National Crime Agency provided the initial intelligence that helped uncover a major spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League, a leading official from world cricket’s governing body said. Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption and safety unit (ACSU) was speaking to reporters in Lahore after testifying in a case…

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ICC ACU chief appears before spot-fixing tribunal, meets PCB officials

LAHORE: Chairman ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, Ronnie Flanagan on Thursday appeared before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal that is currently adjudicating PSL’s spot fixing case. Flanagan also met Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan and Chairman Executive Committee Najam Sethi in their offices. After his appearance at the Anti-Corruption Tribunal, Flanagan while talking to media applauded…

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Bowler Nawaz apologizes over fixing scam

LAHORE: Mentioned in spot-fixing scandal, cricketer Muhammed Nawaz tendered apology over belated reporting. Giving his message over micro-blogging website, the cricketer said it was his mistake that he belatedly reported to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). I hope my fans can forgive me for this mistake. I will never let my country down. — Muhammad…

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Umar Akmal, Junaid Khan punished

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a fine of fifty percent of the match fee, on Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan for their misconduct at Pakistan Cup 2017 held last month in Rawalpindi. A spokesman of the PCB said here on Wednesday that the Board has also warned both the players that they will…

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PCB suspends Mohammad Nawaz over PSL fixing scandal

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday suspended spinner Mohammad Nawaz over his alleged involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, Samaa reported. PCB has suspended Nawaz for a month over his alleged involvement in the fixing which took place during the second edition of Pakistan Super League. The ban will be imposed…

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A tribute fit for the legends: Mural pays homage to Misbah, Younis

KARACHI: A befitting tribute for the two legends of Test cricket. Watch these painters paint a beautiful mural of former Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and ex-middle order batsman Younis Khan outside the wall of the National Stadium. Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan both bid farewell to international cricket in heroic fashion as Pakistan pulled off a…

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PCB to submit reply against Nasir Jamshid

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board will submit its opening brief detailing its claims along with the evidence to be relied on by May 26 against cricketer Nasir Jamshid for his alleged involvement in the spot fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League in Dubai in February this year. The Anti-Corruption Tribunal held its preliminary hearing here…

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Shaharyar Khan rejects Khalid Latif’s allegations

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has strongly rejected the allegations of Khalid Latif’s counsel. “We are not in this business of pressurizing anyone. There is a case against him and he needs to present his case in front of the tribunal,” Khan said. On a question about the status of the Hanif Mohammad…

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Afghanistan keen to host Pakistan for cricket series

KABUL: Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Atif Mashal expressed his desire to host Pakistan for a bilateral cricket series. “I wish Pakistan visits Afghanistan for a series,” he said in an exclusive interview with the BBC Urdu. “The condition in both countries is the same. However, we can host them in Kabul and provide ample security….

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PCB to raise Pakistan-India MoU matter in ICC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would be taking up the matter with the International Cricket Council (ICC) after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) refused to compensate for not playing with Pakistan in bilateral series as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to details, the PCB had received a response from…

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Umar, Junaid to escape punishment for verbal spat

Cricketers Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan are likely to get only a warning from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their verbal spat ahead of a match of Pakistan One Day Cup at Pindi Stadium Rawalpindi, last month.   “The inquiry committee set by the board will submit it’s in a day or so. But it…

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PCB summons Nawaz amid corruption probe

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board’s Security and Vigilance Department has today issued a Notice of Demand to cricketer Mohammad Nawaz in continuation of its fight against the menace of corruption in cricket. This Notice of Demand has been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and requires Nawaz to appear before the PCB Security…

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No agreement to play series with Pakistan: BCCI official

MUMBAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has stated that it had not agreed to play any bilateral series with Pakistan, Samaa reported on Monday. Speaking to Indian media, BCCI’s Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhry said that there was no agreement between the two countries for a bilateral cricket series between the two cricket…

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PCB names 15 all rounders for NCA camp

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that it is conducting a two-week specialized camp for all rounders under the supervision of elite coaches at National Cricket Academy in Lahore from 07th – 21st May 2017. According to a statement issued by the PCB, 15 players have been shortlisted by the National Selection Committee to…

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Shaharyar clarifies remarks about Imran, Miandad

LAHORE: Shaharyar Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, said on Friday that remarks made before the National Assembly Committee Sports meeting was grossly exaggerated in a section of media. He clarified that Misbah ul Haq had statistically been the most successful captain in Pakistan whereas Imran Khan is the most inspirational Captain and greatest icon…

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Sharjeel appears before spot-fixing tribunal

LAHORE: Suspended cricketer Sharjeel Khan Friday appeared before PCB’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal and was given the time till May 10 to file his answering brief. “The PCB will have the option of filing a reply brief, if it deems necessary by May 13,” said a spokesman for Pakistan Cricket Board here. The tribunal, which is probing…

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Khalid Latif submits answering brief to spot-fixing tribunal

LAHORE: Cricketer Khalid Latif, one of the accused spot-fixer of the Pakistan Super League, submitted his answering brief to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Tribunal, here on Friday. The tribunal, headed by Justice (R) Asghar Haider (chairman) and Lt-Gen (R) Tauqir Zia (Wasim Bari as its members) held its preliminary hearing. Khalid Latif, along with…

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PCB submits opening brief against Shahzaib Hasan

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday submitted its opening brief to the Anti-Corruption Tribunal  against suspended cricketer Shahzaib Hasan allegedly involved in the spot fixing case of the Pakistan Super League. “PCB has submitted its opening brief which details its claims along with all the supporting evidence. This includes, amongst other material, witness statements, recorded…

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