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Row erupts over WI selection

ST JOHN’S – The West Indies Players’ Association has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of failing to be transparent with the selection of teams for the opening matches of Pakistan’s tour of the Caribbean, in a media release late on Saturday.
This follows the exclusion of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle, and Ramnaresh Sarwan from the West Indies team for the Twenty20 International on Thursday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, as well as the first two One-day

Row erupts over West Indies team selection

ST. JOHN’S – The West Indies Players’ Association has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of failing to be transparent with the selection of teams for the opening matches of Pakistan’s tour of the Caribbean, in a media release late on Saturday.
This follows the exclusion of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle, and Ramnaresh Sarwan from the West Indies team for the Twenty20 International on Thursday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, as well as the first two One-day

Ancelotti defends Torres selection

MANCHESTER – Carlo Ancelotti defended his decision to pick Fernando Torres despite another disappointing display from the Spanish striker as Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League. Torres, who has not scored in more than 11 hours of football since joining Chelsea for a record £50 million in January, was substituted at half-time as Manchester United powered into the semi-finals with a 2-1 victory. Ancelotti was unrepentant.
“I thought a lot of time to take this decision,”

Inti says Akhtar available for selection

NEW DELHI – With their World Cup semi-final hailed as a diplomatic game-changer, as well as the mother of all cricket battles, India and Pakistan were on Monday just desperate to get the game underway. But in keeping with an occasion mired in sub-plots and off-field distractions, it was the role of Pakistan strike bowler Shoaib Akhtar, destined to miss Wednesday’s encounter, who was the centre of discussion in Mohali. The man, nicknamed the Rawalpindi Express before a series of injury

PHF announces new selection body

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation has announced a new selection committee, comprising Olympian Abdul Hanif Khan (chairman), Khalid Bashir and Mohammad Arshad Chaudhary (members).
The PHF nominated Hassan Sardar and Manzoor Hussain Junior as technocrats in the PHF Executive Board. Zafar Ali Khan and M. Asad Malik have been relieved from the executive board. One seat of technocrat still remains vacant. The issue will be discussed in the board meeting.
The federation

Provincial Selection Board to meet again on Monday

LAHORE – The Provincial Selection Board (PSB-I) met on Saturday to consider promotion cases of officers in grade 18 and upwards, but remained inconclusive and will meet on Monday again, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The PSB-I is headed by the chief secretary, with the additional chief secretary, finance secretary, services secretary, special branch additional inspector general, regulations secretary, MPDD secretary and others are on board.

World Cup selection irks former greats

LAHORE – Many former cricketers have criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board for ignoring Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria in the preliminary squad for the World Cup 2011.
The PCB had formed integrity committee to scrutinise the details of the bank accounts and properties of these three players.
The PCB integrity committee cleared Kamran Akmal but denied
NOC to Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria and also did not issue any reason for their non selection.
Former captain

LCCI welcomes selection of new FBR chairman

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) while welcoming the appointment of Salman Siddique as Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has urged him to convene a meeting of all the chambers and other trade bodies. It raised concern over the true implications of the proposed reformed General Sales Tax (GST).
In a statement issued here, the LCCI stated that Salman Siddique was a seasoned bureaucrat and enjoyed excellent relations with the business community. It

Election or selection at Karachi bourse on the 29th?

KARACHI: Things have started to appear ambiguous as the annual election of the board of directors of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) gets nearer. Various perceptions are currently hovering over the country’s largest bourse. According to KSE sources, some 170 active members would be electing five out of nine candidates, most of them new faces, to the directorship of KSE for the calendar year 2011 on December 29.
Zafar Siddiq Moti, Abdid Ali Habib, Haji Ghani Haji Usman, Abdul Majeed

Confused Kamran seeks reasons for selection snub

LAHORE: Pakistan’s discarded wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal is seeking explanation from PCB about the reasons of his omission from the selection amid news that the International Cricket Council has reused to clear him and two other players for the World Cup, it was learnt on Thursday. After being axed, Kamran said that he would be meeting PCB officials to seek a clarification as to why he was dropped from the team despite performing well in domestic cricket.
But the ICC did not give

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