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Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, reserved his order on Umar Akmal’s appeal after listening to the arguments of both sides today.
The tickets refund process of the 10 HBL Pakistan Super League matches which were abandoned due to rain, played behind closed doors or rescheduled due to Covid-19 will commence on Monday, 13 July, it was announced today.
Pakistan Cricket Board was approached by Mr Danish Kaneria and Mr Saleem Malik on unrelated and separate matters. After carefully reviewing and studying both their requests, the PCB has responded to the two former cricketers.
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Former Test wrist spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is the spin bowling coach and team mentor for the England tour, is content with the Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s ongoing preparations and believes that players will need to inspire each other in the absence of spectators to bring out best results.
Pakistan men’s national cricket team have started their preparations for the Test and T20I series against England with a two-day inter-squad scenario-based practice match played on 5-6 July at Worcester.
Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, will hear Umar Akmal’s appeal on 13 July at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore.
A similar incident had already taken place in a day-night game at Edgbaston earlier in the series as the crowd stormed onto the ground
The eighth meeting of the Pakistan Super League Governing Council was held via teleconference on Thursday, 2 July. The following are the key outcomes:
July 2, 2008 - This was a year before the Lahore terrorist attack took place and cricket was still blooming in Pakistan.
Following testing negative for Covid-19, the Pakistan men’s national cricket team has begun training in Worcester ahead of their three Tests and three T2oIs against England in August-September.
The second group of six Pakistan cricketers will depart for Manchester on Friday, 3 July, by the national carrier. The players who will travel by the Pakistan International Airlines
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz have tested negative for Covid-19 for the second time in three days..
Pakistan Cricket Board’s Board of Governors, during their 58th meeting on Friday, approved the Model Constitution for Cricket Clubs and Club Affiliation and Operation Rules, which are in line with the PCB Constitution 2019 and Model Constitution
June 28, 1985 - You think of Wahab Riaz, and almost instinctively, three spells come to mind.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan and Test captain Azhar Ali held virtual media conferences on Saturday afternoon. Wasim Khan updated the media on the latest Covid-19 player tests, while Azhar Ali shared his views on the upcoming tour of England for which the side departs on Sunday morning.
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday confirmed 20 players and 11 player support personnel will travel on a chartered flight to Manchester on Sunday morning for a three-Test and three T20I series
The Pakistan men’s cricket team will hold a training camp in Derby next month, in preparation for their summer tour of England.
The BoG approved a PKR7.76billion operating expenditure budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which is a 10 per cent reduction from the 2019-20 budget as part of the PCB’s austerity, robust financial management and belt-tightening exercise.
The Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed five reserve players and a backup player support personnel have undergone Covid-19 tests.
Following the announcement yesterday that three players had tested positive for Covid-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday confirmed that a further seven players and a player support personnel from a total of 35 have tested positive for Covid-19.
June 21, 2009 - Just three months after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore jolted world cricket, the Pakistan cricket team won the 2009 T20 World Cup
The Pakistan Cricket Board has given special dispensation to Shoaib Malik by allowing him to join the men’s national cricket team in England on 24 July after spending time with his immediate family, whom he has not seen for nearly five months.
In 1996, when Zimbabwe toured Pakistan, it was not the Zimbabwe of today.....
The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced it will extend the contracts of all domestic players and coaches, expiring on 30 June, till 31 July before the new 12-month contracts will come into effect from 1 August.
June 18, 2017 - Pakistan arrived in the 2017 Champions Trophy as the lowest-ranked team among the eight participating nations
In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.
Javed Miandad still believes that his six against Chetan Sharma off the last ball was the single most important achievement of his professional career.
June 16, 1999 - How do you play a fullish, in-swinging delivery which pitches outside the off stump and comes back sharply to knock back your leg pole?
With the vision of becoming one of the top-performing and most credible cricket boards in the world, the Pakistan Cricket board today released its five-year strategic plan, which has been approved by the Board of Governors.
Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq speaks about the upcoming England tour and career highlights….
If I get an opportunity, shall do my best to help the team. The 6-7 months I was out of the team, I focussed on domestic cricket and PSL. Cricket kept me busy.
The Pakistan national men’s team’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq interacted with the local media via videoconference call today.
Haider Ali, the Pakistan U19 batsman and one of the players to watch-out for, has been named in a 29-player squad for three Tests and three T20Is against England to be played in August-September.
June 12, 1957 - Javed Miandad's Test average never went below 50 all through his career. Miandad has the best of 280*, which is one of his six double centuries, the most by any Pakistan batsman.
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir and middle-order batsman Haris Sohail have pulled out of the upcoming England tour due to personal reasons, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed today.
Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have been at the forefront of some of Pakistan’s most historic and memorable Test matches since the former took over the Pakistan men’s national team’s captaincy in 2010 during one of their most difficult periods
Pakistan stars are thrilled at the addition of Mushtaq Ahmed and Younis Khan in the backroom staff for the upcoming tour of England in which they will play three Tests and as many T20Is in August-September.
June 11, 1999 - HK Olonga st Moin Khan, AG Huckle st Moin Khan, M Mbangwa lbw - Saqlain Mushtaq bagged the 2nd ever hat-trick in a World Cup and became only the 2nd player to take a hat-trick twice in ODIs after compatriot Wasim Akram.
Mushtaq Ahmed and Younis Khan, the spin bowling and batting coaches of the Pakistan national men’s team for the tour of England, held interactions with the local media via videoconference calls today.
In 2010, England won the Lord's Test against Pakistan by an innings and 225 runs. Later, the ICC banned Pakistan's Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif....
Taking into account the Covid-19 outlook in Pakistan in the coming weeks, the operational and logistical matters as well the observation that keeping players in a safe and secure environment would remain a challenge...
Pakistan’s most successful Test batsman and former captain Younis Khan has been appointed as the men’s national team batting coach for the upcoming tour of England, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today.
As many as 161 key stakeholders of Pakistan cricket benefitted from the Pakistan Cricket Board’s one-off welfare initiative, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed today after the payment process was completed on Monday.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali has responded positively to the virtual rehabilitation session for his latest back injury and his specialists expect he will not require a surgery and may also return to competitive cricket sooner than expected.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan today announced that over the next three months he will personally donate a total of PKR1.5million to support former players...
Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, in his capacity as an independent adjudicator, will hear Umar Akmal’s appeal on 11 June, it was announced today. Notices for the hearing have been issued to Umar Akmal and PCB.
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Former Supreme Court judge Mr Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar has been appointed as an independent adjudicator to hear Umar Akmal’s appeal against the three-year ban for breaching the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.
Techfront International FZE today reiterated its regrets to the Pakistan Cricket Board and sought an amicable resolution to an outstanding dispute between the parties.
The legendary former skipper and the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan set an admirable precedent in his last Test series....
The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced the appointments of Grant Bradburn as Head of High Performance Coaching and Saqlain Mushtaq ...
May 28, 1974 - Misbah-ul-Haq's international career is a wonder in itself.
1553 runs were scored over five days of cricket, within just three innings and this is when neither side's innings reached it completion
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has published guidelines for the safe resumption of cricket to assist its Members in restarting cricket activity in their countries as government restrictions owing to COVID-19 start to relax.
There have been encouraging signs of international cricket's return from each of England, West Indies, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Even an IPL in September-November is very much a possibility.
May 22, 1987 - Pakistan have always been searching for stability in terms of leadership but the search has almost been never ending. It is therefore implicit that they haven't settled on some individual for long.
The story behind the return of international cricket to Pakistan. Follow the MCC and MCC President Kumar Sangakkara on their tour to Lahore in early 2020. Permission for using this video has been granted by Sky UK.
21 May, 1997 - Combatting Chennai's heat, Pakistan's Saeed Anwar struck 22 fours and 5 sixes in an Independence Cup match against India, scoring 118 of his 194 runs in boundaries
Abid Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shaheen Afridi react to men’s central contracts the 2020-21 season
The ICC Cricket Committee today recommended changes to ICC regulations to mitigate the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus, and protect the safety of players and match officials....
Pakistan men’s limited-overs teams’ captain Babar Azam on Monday interacted with the local media.
Shahid Afridi was making a comeback to the Pakistan ODI side after a gap of almost four months.
There seldom exists a GOAT list which successfully blocks personal biases and so this one too self-admittedly may have inclined one way or the other due to the leanings of the writer.
The PCB Cricket Committee met on Wednesday via video link under the chairmanship of Iqbal Qasim. It was the second meeting of 2020 for the group.
The Board of Cricket Ireland held a ‘virtual’ board meeting yesterday afternoon to consider a number of significant issues related to impacts on operations and events in 2020 from COVID-19, as well as to review the draft Safe Return to Cricket protocols that will be submitted to Government and sports authorities shortly.
May 14, 2010 - Michael Hussey is known as Mr. Cricket for a reason. Most of his shots were straight out of the cricketing manual. With 60* off just 24 balls, Hussey changed the way people perceived him as a batsman.
Pakistan national men’s team’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq held a videoconference with the local media shortly after the announcement of the new men’s central contracts for the 2020-21 season, which come into effect from 1 July.
Naseem Shah and Iftikhar Ahmad were the two new faces in the 18-player men’s central contract list for the 2020-21 season, which will come into effect from 1 July, while the Pakistan Cricket Board also confirmed Azhar Ali as Test and Babar Azam as ODI and T20I captains for the period during which Pakistan is scheduled to play nine Tests, six ODIs and 20 T20Is, besides the Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.
May 13, 2017 - The Pakistan tour of West Indies in 2017 was a special one. Two of Pakistan's tallest cricketing figures Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq were playing their last international series and their team-mates wanted to ensure that the greats got a winning farewell.
Before the all-important semi-final against India at the ICC World Cup 2011 in Mohali, the Pakistan management was faced with the tough of choice of picking between Shoaib Akhtar and Wahab Riaz
The video tests will commence on Monday, 11 May, and will run till 20 May, in which the players will undergo Prone Hold, Bulgarian Squats, Vertical Jumps and Push Ups along with Body Mass Index calculation.
The series of online sessions of cricket greats with current and emerging red and white-ball cricketers to help them remain focused and make optimum use of their time in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown ended on Saturday.
In a 5-match ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in 2018, the Men in Green were leading by 3-0
Not enough credit is given to Gambhir for his 54-ball 75-run knock in the final of the inaugural edition of the ICC World Cup T20
Chairman of the Independent Disciplinary Panel, Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, late Thursday afternoon submitted his detailed judgement on the Umar Akmal case to the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The two prominent all-rounders of the 90s and early 2000s Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood have made their picks.
PCB’s Dream Pairs series for Test players has gained great popularity among the fans, current and former players, pundits and journalists.
Watch full highlights of the Pakistan vs Bangladesh match at Lords, Game 43 of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
PCB’s Digital Pairs series for Test players has gained great popularity among the fans, current and former players, pundits and journalists
May 4, 1990 - Less than six months ago, Wasim Akram had bagged his first ODI hat-trick against the West Indies at Sharjah in the Champions Trophy.
PCB’s Digital Pairs series for Test players has gained great popularity among the fans, current and former players, pundits and journalists. The campaign entered its third phase today Sunday, 3 May, with the followers asked to name two fast bowling pairs of their choice.
May 3, 2002 - While Inzamam-ul-Haq cracked a magnificent 329, becoming the second Pakistani to score a triple ton, Shoaib Akhtar claimed his best figures of 6/11 to hand New Zealand the fifth-biggest defeat in Test history within three days.
The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced it will help and support first-class cricketers and other stakeholders facing hardships in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, resulting in no local cricket activity.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) brings an exciting opportunity for the fans to come up with their favourite combinations in the Dream Pairs campaign, which commences on 29 April (Wednesday) at 2pm.
Bismah Maroof Speaks on Pakistan Cricket during the COVID-19 lockdown, womens selection and PCB politics staying out of sport.
Parallels were being drawn to the campaign of the 'cornered tigers' of 1992 and Pakistan found another match with that tally with a win over Afghanistan.
Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, in a short order on Monday, handed Umar Akmal a three-year ban from all cricket. The PCB will release reasons as soon as it receives them from Justice Chauhan.
April 27, 2002 - Shoaib Akhtar had been after the 100-mph mark ever since his ODI debut in 1998, and achieved it in 2002 in a match against New Zealand at Lahore. Next year, the 'Rawalpindi Express' officially breached the barrier at the 2003 World Cup.
Cricket greats, including Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, will hold online sessions with current and emerging red and white-ball cricketers to help them remain focused and make optimum use of their time in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown.
Sana Mir today called it a day on her glittering 15-year cricketing career during which she played 226 internationals, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017.
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