In Kaneria’s defense

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board, which banned him for life in 2012.

The 33-year-old was punished for introducing then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to illegal bookmakers.

“I have not pressured him or done anything that’s brought the game into disrepute, so I’m not guilty,” he said.

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Voting against ‘big three’ was an emotional decision says Ramiz

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to abstain from voting on the new reforms presented by the executive board in the crucial International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting on Saturday is only going to make the situation more difficult for them, feels former captain and renowned commentator Ramiz Raja.

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Big three proposal vehemently opposed

The Pakistan Cricket Board has been told by its Governing Board to strongly oppose the changes proposed by India, Australia and England cricket boards in the governance and distribution of finances in the ICC.

PCB chief Zaka Ashraf told reporters after the meeting of the Governing Board that the members had been given a detailed . . . → Read More: Big three proposal vehemently opposed

Shehzad gets fined for pushing Dilshan

Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for pushing Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan during the third one-day game, the sport’s governing body said Monday. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 113 runs on Sunday to go 2-1 up in the five-match series, with the last two games in Abu . . . → Read More: Shehzad gets fined for pushing Dilshan

Pak cricket chief confident about Indian security for women team

Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf on Tuesday expressed confidence that Indian authorities would provide security to his women’s team in the up-coming World Cup.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) shifted Pakistan’s matches from Mumbai to Cuttack following threats by the right-wing Shiv Sena party. The tournament is to be held from Jan 31 to Feb . . . → Read More: Pak cricket chief confident about Indian security for women team

Pakistan campaigns for home grounds in S Africa

By Telford Vice

PAKISTAN used their arrival in South Africa yesterday to campaign for the return of international cricket to their country.

Misbah-ul-Haq’s men have not played a Test at home since March 2009 – when militants attacked the visiting Sri Lankan team’s bus, killing six policemen and two civilians and wounding six . . . → Read More: Pakistan campaigns for home grounds in S Africa

Bangladesh to decide cricket tour to Lahore on Dec 20

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will inform Pakistan Cricket Board about their position regarding the proposed Bangladesh tour to Pakistan by December 20, it has been learnt.

“We hope that we will be able to clear our position by December 20. We’ll sit with our stakeholders, including players and concerned government officials, very soon. We . . . → Read More: Bangladesh to decide cricket tour to Lahore on Dec 20

ICC was biased against me: Mohammad Asif

Disgraced former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif said on Monday his appeal against a seven-year ban for spot-fixing will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in February.

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ICC finds Mohmmad Hafeez as best ODI Bowler

International Cricket Council (ICC) has released its new list of top One Day International bowlers on Monday 27th August, in which Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been ranked as No. 1 bowler with 727 points followed by South African pacer Tsotsobe with 725 points.

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Butt released for good behaviour

LONDON – Pakistan’s disgraced former Test captain Salman Butt has been released early from a British prison after serving less than a quarter of his sentence for spot-fixing, his lawyers said Thursday.

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