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Time to wake up, Chief Selector Inzi!

Omair Alavi Inzamam ul Haq is easily the laziest Cricketer to represent Pakistan at the international level; just imagine where he would have been had he not been lazy but quick between the wickets, more attentive when batting and a bigger threat to the best bowlers in the world. His last Test innings where he…

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PCB seeks stiffer sentence for Sharjeel Khan

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeking a stiffer sentence for Sharjeel Khan who was suspended from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in a spot-fixing scandal. In a Twitter statement on Thursday, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said that the cricket board has filed an appeal against the sentence imposed on…

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PCB announces Pak women team’s tour of UAE to play New Zeland

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced the itinerary of Pakistan women team’s tour to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play three one day international and four T20 matches against New Zealand women team. The PCB will be hosting the New Zealand Women Cricket Team for the ICC Women Cricket Championship, Round 1 at Sharjah,…

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PCB bans Khalid Latif for five years over PSL spot-fixing

LAHORE: Anti-corruption tribunal of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday banned opener Khalid Latif for five years and fined him one million rupees ($9,489) over a spot-fixing case, the second casualty after teammate Sharjeel Khan was banned late last month. “Latif is banned for five years and fined one million rupees after the proceedings of…

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PCB names 18 players for the camp for Sri Lanka tour

LAHORE: The National Selection Committee, headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq, has selected 18 players to feature in the training camp here at Gaddafi Stadium from Sept 19 for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. The players will assemble at the NCA on September 18 evening and the camp will conclude on Sept 23. The Test team…

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PTI won’t win a single seat from Sindh in 2018 elections: Murad

SUKKUR: Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will not be able to win a single seat from the province in the 2018 general elections. Speaking to media here on Saturday, Shah said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan is yet to learn politics. He went on to say that…

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Waqar Younis appointed Islamabad United bowling coach

ISLAMABAD: Waqar Younis will take charge as the bowling coach and director cricket of the Pakistan Super League team Islamabad United. The former Pakistan fast bowler has been given the role after former director cricket Wasim Akram left it. Both Waqar and Akram were supposedly linked to Multan Sultans and a reunion was on the…

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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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Fahim Ashraf marks T20 international debut against World XI

LAHORE: Pakistani all-rounder Fahim Ashraf will be raring to go against the impressive World XI squad as they take on the national cricket team at Gaddafi stadium on Tuesday.  A video was posted by PCB’s official Twitter account in which the players can be seen congratulating the debutante ahead of the match. Congratulations @iFaheemAshraf on…

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ICC chairman welcomes return of International cricket to Pakistan

The ICC Chairman has today welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup taking place in Lahore this week. Mr Shashank Manohar said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the PCB hosts a World XI in Lahore for three T20 International games. It has been a long…

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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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International cricket coming back to Pakistan due to PCB’s efforts: Najam Sethi

NEWS DESK: Calling the World XI cricket series a historic feat for Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairperson Najam Sethi lauded the efforts of the board as well as International Cricket Council (ICC) Task Force Chairperson Giles Clarke. “Players know this is not just a visit,” said Sethi while addressing a press conference in Lahore…

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Younis Khan snubs PCB farewell plan

KARACHI: Former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s offer to attend a grand farewell event scheduled in his honour, and that of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi – the three stalwarts of Pakistan cricket who retired recently. While Afridi was initially supposed to be given a farewell T20I series last year against…

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Shahid Afridi quits Afghanistan T20 League

LAHORE: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has pulled out of the upcoming Shpageeza Twenty20 Cricket League in Afghanistan. Afridi, who said that his international career was over in February 2017, was set to captain the Muslimyar Speenghar Tigers’ team in the tournament. The team will be coached by the former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs….

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PCB announces umpires for World XI series

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced umpire appointments for next week’s Independence Cup (Azadi Cup), which will be played between Pakistan and the World XI in Lahore. Aleem Dar of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Ahsan Raza of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires will officiate in the series opener…

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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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ICC officials visit Gaddafi Stadium for World XI tour security

LAHORE: A security team of International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Gaddafi Stadium today (Tuesday) to review security arrangements for tour of World XI to Pakistan. The three-match T-20 series (Independence Cup) will be played on September 12, 13 and 15 of this month at the Gaddafi Stadium while the team will arrive in Pakistan on…

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