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Kamran, Razzaq dropped for W. Indies tour

Kamran, Razzaq dropped for W. Indies tour

LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.
The team was announced only for one-day series and T-Twenty.
Senior players such as Younis Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul and Kamran Akmal have been dropped for the tour.
Shahid Afridi remains the captain; the other players include Misbah ul Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Taufiq Umar, Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Akmal, Usman Salahuddin, Aizaz Cheema, Asad Shafiq, Abdul Rehman, Saeed

PCB delays squad announcement for WI series

LAHORE – The members of the Pakistan Cricket Board selection committee and other officials have started deliberations on the composition of the team for the upcoming West Indies tour, and the likely chance is that wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal, Younus Khan and Abdul Razzak would not be considered for selection.
The PCB is also considering hiring an English language expert for the team. The officials sat in a closed-door meeting and remained locked in deliberations as to who should

PCB mulls bringing Miandad as batting coach

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is negotiating with former skipper Javed Miandad to accept the post of the national team’s batting coach. ODI skipper Shahid Afridi told reporters here after a meeting with PCB chief Ijaz Butt that the board was holding talks with Miandad.
“I have suggested having a batting coach with the team to work with the players and Miandad is one of the people the board is in touch with,” Afridi said. It must be noted that Miandad, a veteran of 124

World Cup makes PCB richer by $8m

LAHORE – Pakistan cricket team has become richer by more than one million dollars due to their good show in the World Cup where they lost the semi-final to India. The World Cup also provided a financial boost to the Pakistan Cricket Board which lost the hosting rights in 2009, shortly after militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
According to reports, the Pakistani team scooped up net prize money of USD one million and fifty thousand. The prize money includes

PCB to rest seniors for Windies tour

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board plans to rest some of the senior players for the upcoming series against the West Indies, while wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal seems to have lost favour with the board officials. It has also been learnt that the board is under political pressure to drop Kamran, while former cricketers have also launched a campaign against the Lahore-base wicket-keeper.
Sources have disclosed that opener Imran Farhat is being considered for the series, while the

PCB BOG ratifies code of conduct, central contracts

LAHORE – The governing board of the PCB on Thursday ratified the code of conduct for players and the general body members, and also approved players’ central contracts for the next six months. The 19th meeting of PCB Board of Governors was held Thursday at the PCB Headquarters and was chaired Ijaz Butt. An official of the board informed that the meeting was held in accordance with the PCB Constitution that required BOG meetings to be held at least once in every quarter. He said that

PCB eyes revival of cricket with India

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping to make some headway in the resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India when its officials reach Mumbai later this month for an ICC meeting. Reports quoted sources that the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the PCB would be in Mumbai next week for the World Cup final as well as to attend a meeting of the ICC starting after the final on April 2. “Although no formal meeting has been scheduled with the Indian board officials but we

PCB coaching course from April 11

LAHORE – The PCB Level II Coaching Course will be held from April 11-17 (Monday – Sunday) at Iqbal Cricket Stadium, Faisalabad. This will be a seven day activity and the final evaluation will be held on the last two days of the course.
Around 25 applicants from 7 regions (Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Sialkot and Faisalabad) will be selected to participate in this course. The course will be on self-finance basis and a fee amounting to Rs. 20,000/- will be

PCB awards domestic teams

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board held a reception at the National Cricket Academy late Wednesday night to recognise the success of the Lahore City Cricket Association teams at various levels in the ongoing domestic season.
Ex-Chairman PCB Shahryar Khan was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed cash prizes to Lahore Lions, Lahore Eagles and the Lahore U19 Women’s team. President LCCA Khawaja Nadeem Ahmed received the cheques on behalf of LCCA.
In addition,

PCB re-launches its official website

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board has re-launched its official website with a changed name www.pcb.com.pk. The revamped web portal is the only official internet home of Pakistan cricket and the PCB, said an official of the board . A leading IT firm, Future Now Technologies, has partnered with the PCB for the development and running of the website.
The site is a result of synchronised hard work between the PCB and Future Now Technologies to present a user friendly home for all

PCB honours Sri Lanka team attack victims

LAHORE – Two years after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping for international cricket’s return to the country, with the Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe showing interest in touring Pakistan.
“One thing is clear: if international cricket is to return to Pakistan later this year it will be an Asian or African cricket board that will have to support us,” a board official said.
He said Pakistan was optimistic about the

PCB worried over ‘strange’ prediction

LAHORE – Very few eye-brows were raised worldwide over the prediction of a tie by Shane Warne and Lalit Modi. Both the former Australia spinner and IPL chief made accurate predictions of the result for the England-India World Cup match. Cricket boards except the PCB, and even the ruling body the International Cricket Council, are silent over the issue. The PCB has called it a strange prediction.
Shane Warne predicted the result on Twitter, a social networking website, but he

PCB writes to SL board for full series

LAHORE – Desperate to revive international cricket in Pakistan, the PCB has written to the Sri Lankan board, requesting it to tour the country this year for a full series. A senior official of the board said the PCB has already started a process to convince the Sri Lankan board to undertake the tour in October.
“We wrote to them a few months back, highlighting the fact that it would be a big boost for Pakistan cricket if they agreed to play the series as scheduled in Pakistan,”

PCB denies making official request to ICC in Amir’s case

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board has dismissed reports that it had filed any appeal on behalf of banned Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir with the International Cricket Council. “We have filed no formal appeal as such. Yes, we have written to the ICC about the case in light of the observations made by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal regarding the existing anti-corruption code of conduct laws under which Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir have been penalised,” a PCB official said.

PCB seeks review of Amir’s ban

LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has officially requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to review the ban on young Mohammad Amir, who was banned for five-year on charges of corruption along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif earlier this month.
Butt put forward the request to the ICC in a television interview aired late Friday. “As the Anti-corruption tribunal has asked for a review on the code of conduct, we too have requested the ICC to have a review

Butt building support for another term in PCB?

LAHORE: The Ijaz Butt-led management of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday launched efforts to seek support of the country’s cricket fraternity in a bid to prolong its stay in the office.
Very much like the political set up in the country, the PCB management is facing widespread criticism for its handling of a number of issues including the recent spot-fixing scandal.
It has been learnt that the timeframe given to the PCB chairman for his stay in office ends soon after

PCB wants Indian visas for team before World Cup

LAHORE – As Pakistan’s cricket team gets back to winning ways, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has applied for their visas to Indian High Commission for this month’s ICC Cricket World Cup.
The PCB doesn’t want any hassles therefore it has applied for the visas in advance.
Pakistan are not scheduled to play any of their group stages matches in India but in case of qualifying for quarter-finals and semi-finals, they will have to travel to India.
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