Pak v Aus: PCB shifts ODIs, T20 to Lahore from Rawalpindi

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has moved three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match between Pakistan and the visiting Australians to Lahore from Rawalpindi because of domestic politics. The Australians are currently on their first tour of the country in nearly

PCB bans Mohammad Hasnain from bowling due to illegal action

KARACHI: Cricket Australia (CA) has declared the bowling action of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain, banning the young bowler till the action is taken. Cricket Australia has released a test report of Muhammad Hasnain’s bowling action in which the action of

PCB amends playing conditions amid COVID-19 threat

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has amended the playing conditions of the Pakistan Super League 2022 in case the tournament is affected by the coronavirus situation. The PSL 2022 matches will be held in Karachi and Lahore from January 27 to

PCB decides to hold drafting for PSL on December 8 in Lahore

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday has decided to carry out drafting for Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) new season on December 8 in Lahore. The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. The participants

PCB accepts Wasim Khan’s resignation as CEO

LAHORE: The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday met via video conference in which they unanimously accepted the resignation of  Wasim Khan as chief executive officer (CEO). Khan who had tendered his resignation earlier in

Wasim Khan resigns as PCB Chief Executive

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has resigned from his post. Pakistan Cricket Board issued a statement confirming that Wasim Khan has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive. As is the process, the Board of Governors (BOG)

Ramiz Raja elected unopposed as PCB chairman

LAHORE: Former captain Ramiz Raja has been elected as the 35th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Ramiz Raja was elected unopposed for a period of three years by a seven-member Board of Governors (BoG) during a meeting at

Bismah Maroof retains top category central contract

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board, in its bid to continue to reward and incentivise top-performing women cricketers, has added three more spots in the central contracts for women cricketers for the 2021-22 season. Cricketer Bismah Maroof, who is on maternity leave,

PCB announces squad for England tour

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently announced the programme of the national team’s England tour. The squad led by Babar Azam left to Birmingham on Friday on a chartered flight from Abu Dhabi. From Birmingham, the Pakistan contingent

Haider Ali, Umaid suspended from PSL 6 final for bio-secure breach

LAHORE: Peshawar Zalmi cricketers Haider Ali and Umaid Asif have been suspended from the final of the Pakistan Super League 6 against Multan Sultans. According to a statement by PCB, the players admitted to charges of violating the Health and

Amir eyes comeback after receiving assurances from Wasim Khan

LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir is expected to make a comeback to cricket after he revealed that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan has assured him to address his reservations.  In an interview on the Youtube channel, Amir said

PCB receives approval to host remaining PSL matches in Abu Dhabi

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed it has received approvals and exemptions from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government for the staging of the remaining 20 matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Abu Dhabi. The PCB will now

Ramiz Raja granted exemption to return from South Africa

LAHORE: Cricket commenter Ramiz Raja has been granted permission to return to Pakistan from South Africa. Raja went to South Africa on March 26 for commentating on the Pakistan South Africa series which concluded on April 16. He is expected

PCB shuts offices in Lahore after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday shut its offices in Lahore after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. The identity of the staffer has not been disclosed but he was reportedly not present in Karachi during Pakistan

PSL cancelled

The star-studded Pakistan Super League (PSL) came to an abrupt end after the emergence of seven coronavirus cases. The indefinite postponement has also caused global embarrassment after we failed to enforce the safety protocols and placed the lives of players

PCB invites 25 players for month-long high performance camp

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board will hold a month-long camp for elite cricketers who are either not featuring in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2021 or have recently lost their places in the national side. The camp will commence at

Mohammad Hafeez rejects Category-C PCB contract

Former captain Muhammad Hafeez is set to lose his central PCB contract for the next fiscal year as he has turned down the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Category-C contract. PCB chief executive Wasim Khan expressed frustration over Muhammad Hafeez’s refusal and

Imran Farhat retires from cricket after 24-year career

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated Imran Farhat on a successful 24-year-long career as the batsman retired from professional cricket on the completion of his side’s campaign in the Pakistan Cup tournament. The 38-year-old marked his debut in domestic cricket

As a senior player, I am not being treated well: Kamran Akmal

LAHORE: Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has said that as a senior player I am not being treated well. The wicket-keeper said the Director High Performance should look into the matter. “Cricket is my passion and I will continue to play,”

England women cricket team to make first-ever Pakistan tour in Oct

LAHORE: England women’s national cricket team will tour Pakistan in October along with their men’s side for two Twenty20 matches and three One-Day Internationals in Karachi. England women will play the two T20Is as double-headers alongside their men’s team on

PCB Awards 2020: Babar Azam named Cricketer of the Year

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam bagged the White-ball Cricketer of the Year award for his impressive performances at the PCB Awards 2020. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unveiled nominations for at least 12 awards and including ten individual categories and

Muhammad Wasim appointed as chief selector

LAHORE: Muhammad Wasim has been appointed as the chairman of the national selection committee replacing Misbah-ul-Haq who stepped down from the role a month ago. Saleem Yousuf has been confirmed as the Chair of the PCB Cricket Committee.  Both have

Woman accusing Babar Azam failed to provide evidence, say police

LAHORE: Police have declared that a woman who levelled serious allegations against Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam did not provide concrete evidence to support her claims. The investigating officer (IO) probing the allegations submitted a report in the session’s

PCB expresses grief over Shahid Mahmood’s demise

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed its grief on the demise of former Test cricketer Shahid Mahmood. Shahid Mahmood passed away at the age of 81 earlier on Sunday. According to a press release by Pakistan Cricket Board

PCB plans to appoint Babar Azam as Test captain

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has planned to appoint Babar Azam as the Test captain. According to the sources, Babar Azam will lead the team in all three formats of the game till the next World Cup. Babar Azam’s

187 cricketers awarded domestic contracts: PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that 187 cricketers have been given contracts for 2020-21 season. The contracts include monthly retainers, daily allowances and match fees, besides share in the event prize money. The monthly retainers range from Rs 40,000

Pakistan invites England for T20 series in January

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited England for a three-match T20 international series in January next year. England has not played in Pakistan since the 2005 season when the team toured for a Test and one-day series. The 15-year

PCB announces domestic contract categories

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced domestic contract categories for 192 players. PCB officials said on the occasion that the players have been selected for the contract categories in a transparent manner, out of 192 players, 10 cricketers have

PCB signs three-year broadcast deal for national, domestic matches

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday signed a satellite broadcast deal for broadcast rights with PTV Sports for three years. The agreements were signed in the presence of the Prime Minister who is the PCB’s patron. The broadcasting arrangement is

PCB prepares COVID-19 SOPs for Pakistan-Zimbabwe series

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has prepared coronavirus SOPs for the upcoming Pakistan-Zimbabwe series. According to sources, precautionary measures in the style of England series include the transfer of players to the bio-secure bubble and coronavirus testing. The PCB