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Cricketers like Sarfaraz and Amir are paid 80 times what blind players make

Days after the PCB announced the central contract for national players, the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council also announced the monthly honorarium for its 17 players. The top blind player will be receiving just 1.5% of what Sarfaraz Ahmed is receiving. Just like PCB’s central contract, the PBCC has also divided players into three categories —…

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Category A cricketers to get Rs0.8m a month as PCB announces central contracts for 33 players

Pakistan Cricket Board announced central contract for 33 players on Monday

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Local cricketer hospitalised after a ball hit his neck

A domestic cricketer was rushed to a hospital after he got hit by a ball during Pakistan Cricket Board’s high performance camp.

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Pakistan to implement ICC laws in domestic cricket

Pakistan has decided to implement the International Cricket Council laws in its next domestic season

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Imran’s close aide advises Najam Sethi to resign as PCB Chief

Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of PM-elect Imran Khan, has advised Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman to tender his resignation. “The job should be given on merit,” Mr Bukhari told SAMAA TV. “If I were him, I would have already resigned.” He said his friend Imran Khan would make positive changes in Pakistan’s cricket structure. “Nobody…

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Shehzad decides not to challenge doping test results

Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has decided not challenge the results of his dope test.

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Rawalpindi cricket stadium to get a new building

A new building is being constructed at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium.

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Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in one-day match

Pakistan, two-up in the five match series, bring back leg-spinner Yasir Shah for his first ODI in two years and also bring in left-arm quick Junaid Khan.

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‘Chacha Cricket’ angry at PCB for lack of financial support

Chaudhry Abdul Jalil, also known as ‘Chacha Cricket’, has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has gone back on its promises to support him financially.  “The PCB should be renamed after what it did to me,” he told SAMAA TV. “The coaches are being paid Rs5 million per month but they are not sponsoring…

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Sarfaraz defends PCB’s decision not to pick Kamran Akmal for Zimbabwe tour

Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed defended on Wednesday the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to not include wicket keeper batsman Kamran Akmal in the squad for the Zimbabwe tour. Pakistan will play Twenty20 tri-series and a five-match ODI series in Zimbabwe next month. While acknowledging that Akmal is performing well in the domestic circuit, Sarfaraz…

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PCB wants Umar Akmal to explain match-fixing comments

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants an explanation from wicketkeeper Umar Akmal after he said in a television interview that he had been approached to fix matches. The PCB’s anti-corruption unit has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday after Akmal, who has made 116 ODI appearances, told a local channel that he had been offered $200,000…

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Shahid Masood seeks bail before arrest in PTV corruption case

Anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood has approached the High Court to seek bail before arrest in PTV corruption case. The coordinator of Shahid Masood submitted the bail plea in the court on behalf of the anchorperson. Mr. Masood has requested the court to suspend his arrest warrants and stop FIA from arresting him when he comes…

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Players were not aware of smart watch rule: Sethi

Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said that its players were not aware of the rules regarding smart-watches on the cricket field. Najam Sethi, speaking with SAMAA TV, said that the players were not aware of the rules nor the officials knew about it. Sethi stated that the International Cricket Council (ICC) disposed the…

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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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