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PCB seeks Income Tax exemption

PCB seeks Income Tax exemption

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has filed an appeal with the Federal Board of Revenue seeking an exemption in income tax when the amendment in the second schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 comes into force. PCB chairman Ijaz Butt took up the matter with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani during a reception in honour of the Pakistan women cricket team that clinched the gold medal in the Asian Games.
Now it has been learnt the PCB has formally asked the FBR to consider

Keep mum on fixing issue, PCB tells officials

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued stern directives to the national team and team management to refrain from making comments on the scandalous issue of match-fixing.
It has been learnt the PCB clearly directed team manager Intikhab ALam, coach Waqar Younis and captain Shahid Afridi not to talk on the issue and if there was a question posed before them they should avoid commenting on the subject. Pakistan has been at the centre of attention in the cricketing world

PCB seeks ICC nod for Akmal, Malik inclusion in World Cup team

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has sought permission from the International Cricket Council for the selection of former captain Shoaib Malik and wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal in the 2011 World Cup team and the likely chance is that the team’s announcement would be delayed till the reply of the ICC.
It has been learnt that the PCB wants to include these two players in the World Cup as well as the ODI team for the New Zealand series and is waiting for the ICC response. Although

PCB snubs B’desh board

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has not only refused to let two of its cricketers play in Bangladeshi league but has also rejected an offer put forward by BCB to play a series against the tigers.
However, Pakistan will be playing warm up matches in Bangladesh just before the World Cup. This is the second time PCB refused to play a series against Bangladesh. The relations between the two boards were strained due to BCB’s tilt towards India over the issue of allotment of

PCB unhappy with BCCI over Future Tours Program

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board and the BCCI are at loggerheads over the ICC’s new Future Tours Program, as PCB claims that the Indian board is reluctant to give definite time frames for upcoming tours.
Reports confirmed that India has agreed to play against Pakistan between 2012 and 2020, but has not given specific dates. “The PCB’s biggest issue is that India has said it would play against Pakistan twice, at neutral venues, but has given no dates. Also, BCCI is unwilling to

Bari gets new role in PCB

LAHORE: Former PCB COO Wasim Bari has been appointed as Director Education and Training on contractual basis. He will be based at National Stadium Karachi. This is a new position created to implement PCB’s new code of conduct and anti corruption programme.
After taking over he said, “Cricket is facing new challenges but as custodian of the game we are committed to fight for its integrity and survival. Players need to be trained and educated on problems they may face while

PCB honours women’s cricket team

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board hosted a dinner in honour of Asian Games gold medal winning Pakistan women team at the National Cricket Academy on Wednesday.
Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt, Chairperson PCB Women Wing Mrs. Bushra Aitzaz, members of the PCB governing board, members of Pakistan cricket team PCB management and other distinguished guests attended the ceremony. The achievement of the team at the Asian Games was recognized and the team received a lot of adulation from the

PCB delays announcing squads after Haider claims

LAHORE: Fresh claims made by runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider’s have led the Pakistan Cricket Board to delay the naming of the provisional team for the 2011 World Cup and the New Zealand series. Zulqarnain had stated that he has knowledge regarding the match-fixers in the team which led the PCB to stop the team announcement for the New Zealand tour and the World Cup.
He claimed on his Facebook page that he will reveal the names of those who have received money to fix

PCB confirms emails from accused players

LAHORE: Former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have asked the PCB to clear their outstanding dues. It has been learnt that PCB has withheld the three players dues as guarantee money in case they were to be fined and the players have not been paid any match fee or bonuses since the World T20 Championship.
Salman Butt and Asif have asked the PCB to clear their outstanding dues as soon as possible. In a letter to the PCB Salman has asked of an amount of approximately Rs 8.7

Abbas ready to head PCB if asked to

LAHORE: Coming heavy on the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt for his poor administrative policies, former captain Zaheer Abbas has thrown his hat in for the PCB’s top slot provided he is offered the job. Abbas said that when Butt took over as PCB chairman two years back, he had high expectations from him but the veteran administrator turned out to be a big “disappointment”.
“He (Butt) has disappointed in many ways. There are calls for changes and if anyone does approach

Akram hits out at PCB over Haider issue

LAHORE: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board for its handling of the Zulqarnain Haider issue.
“It’s the inability of the board that has left the players insecure and vulnerable. I feel that the PCB is not capable of handling Pakistan cricket. It has failed to strike a bond of trust with the players which has left players insecure and vulnerable. There is a lack of direction and leadership in the PCB and the controversies have been a

PCB deals another blow to the tainted trio

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended the contracts of the trio of former captain Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir. The action came after Salman Butt and Muhammad Aamir spoke aggressively against the International Cricket Council and the PCB.
Salman and Amir accused the ICC of having an anti-Pakistan agenda after their suspensions for alleged ‘spot-fixing’ were upheld. They even criticized the PCB for leaving them alone to face allegations that did not

Dormant PCB asks players to respect ICC

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a statement on Tuesday that the suspended trio need to show respect to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct.
An official of the Board stated that the parent body with consultation of its members suspended the cricketers and the players should follow the rules laid out by them.
Respect should be shown towards the ICC as they are operating within the rules. The PCB’s response came a day after former captain

Lorgat pleased with PCB now

Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council, Haroon Lorgat, while praising Pakistan Cricket Board’s recent measures to curb corruption, stated that the guidelines set by the world governing body were being implemented.
In an interview on a foreign website, Lorgat said that the PCB had pledged to show no leniency to players proved guilty of corruption. “The PCB has showed that it was serious in removing corruption,” he said.
On Friday, the PCB

ICC playing games with PCB: Tauqir

LAHORE: Former PCB chairman Lt Gen (r) Tauqir Zia has criticised the International Cricket Council of playing games with the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Talking to journalists, he stated that the ICC president is a seasoned politician and has been treating the PCB in a political manner. He also advised the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt not to resign at this point in time. He further said that he will not go to anybody or plead anyone for PCB’s top slot but if his services were required, he

Problematic PCB: New rules written after ICC warning

LAHORE: Pakistan’s cricket board said Monday it had drawn up a new players’ code of conduct outlining stricter rules on corruption following sharp criticism from the sport’s governing body.
Pakistani cricket has been rocked by allegations of spot-fixing during the national team’s recent tour of England. The team’s tour of Australia in March was also marred by disciplinary problems and match-fixing allegations.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) last Wednesday told the

Former PCB & WAPDA chairman on the loose

Court declares Lt Gen (R) Zahid Ali Akbar as ‘absconder”
Zahid appropriated illegal properties and got them registered in name of his son and wife
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday submitted the list of illegal properties appropriated by the former chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Lt. Gen (R) Zahid Ali Akbar in the name of his close relatives (Benamidar Beneficiaries), for attachment in the