Salman and Asif complete their suspension time

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif will be free to return to competitive action on September 2 after serving bans for involvement in spot-fixing. “Sanctions against Salman and Asif will expire at midnight on September 1, 2015 and that they will be eligible to return to . . . → Read More: Salman and Asif complete their suspension time

Salman Butt confesses to his role in spot-fixing scandal

Pakistan’s cricket chief on Tuesday said former national team captain Salman Butt has confessed to his role in a spot-fixing scandal, potentially paving his way for a return to international cricket.

The 31-year-old was one of three players banned for a minimum of five years for their part in arranging deliberate no-balls in return for . . . → Read More: Salman Butt confesses to his role in spot-fixing scandal

2015 will be a good year for cricket: Sethi

I was appointed as the PCB chairman for three months just to supervise the elections, says Sethi.

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Tuesday said that 95 percent of favoritism culture from the team selection has been ended and if it continues then Pakistan will become the world’s number one . . . → Read More: 2015 will be a good year for cricket: Sethi

Sethi resigns this time

Ten days after he was restored as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson, Najam Sethi announced that he will resign from the post, Express Newsreported on Monday.

Sethi made this announcement during a hearing of a case related to the issue of chairmanship at the Supreme Court. A two-judge bench of the . . . → Read More: Sethi resigns this time

Waqar Younis announced as Pakistan’s head coach

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket chiefs on Tuesday appointed fast bowling legend Waqar Younis for a second spell as national head coach.

The 42-year-old had been tipped as favourite to take over the role vacated by Australian coach Dav Whatmore, whose contract expired in March.

Former wicketkeeper Moin Khan, who filled in as interim coach, . . . → Read More: Waqar Younis announced as Pakistan’s head coach

Moin Khan named new Head Coach by PCB

ZAKA ASHRAF’S REPLACEMENT AS PCB CHAIRMAN HAS CAUSED SHAKE-UP IN TEAM MANAGEMENT.

Pakistan on Tuesday appointed former captain Moin Khan as the head coach of the national cricket team, replacing Australian Dav Whatmore whose two-year contract expired last month.

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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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No foreign coaches enthusiastic for Pak Cricket coaching post

No foreign coach is running for the Pakistan cricket team job.

The revelation came as the Pakistan Cricket Board‘s coach selection committee short-listed six candidates for the roles of head coach, batting coach and fielding coach.

Committee head and former captain Intikhab Alam said he made two sets of possible candidates for the three posts, . . . → Read More: No foreign coaches enthusiastic for Pak Cricket coaching post

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

Misbah likely to carry on as Captain despite Zimbabwe defeat

Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to survive as Pakistan captain in spite of his team’s embarrassing Test defeat against minnows Zimbabwe earlier this month after a top official said on Wednesday that the timing is not right for a change at the top.

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