Pakistan

Interview with Kevin Roberts one of the highlights of this week’s PCB Podcast

Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Kevin Roberts, in the latest episode of PCB Podcast, reflects on his visit to Islamabad and talks about future steps as Pakistan ..
20 September 2019

Iram, Diana guide PCB Challengers to first win in National Triangular One-Day Women Cricket Championship

Iram Javed scored a 59-ball 50, which included three fours and a six, and Diana Baig’s two wickets and unbeaten 19 runs helped PCB Challengers beat PCB Dynamites by three wickets in the third match of National Triangular One-Day Women Cricket Championship 2019 at the Lahore Gymkhana Ground on Friday.
20 September 2019

PETA India Urges Pakistan Cricket Team Coach to Get Team to Go Vegan

Dr Ahuja points out that athletes around the world are going vegan to improve their game and their general health. For instance, tennis legend Novak Djokovic, Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton, former Australia cricketer Jason Gillespie...
20 September 2019

PCB Awards Two-month Contracts Regional Curators and Groundsmen

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today announced it would offer two-month contracts to the 243 curators and groundsmen, who were employed by the 16 Regional Cricket Associations (RCAs), which have now been replaced by six cricket associations under the new PCB Constitution 2019.
20 September 2019

Quetta Braces to Host Maiden First-class Match in 11 Years | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

First-class cricket will return to Quetta after a gap of 11 years when the second round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy begins on Saturday. Home side Balochistan will take on Southern Punjab in a much-anticipated match, which will start at 10am. This will be the first of the four first-class matches the picturesque Bugti Stadium will stage this season. To create opportunities for fans in Quetta to witness top-quality cricket in-person and promote the game in the region, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will open the gates of the Bugti Stadium. The event trophy also landed in Quetta on Thursday to provide fans an up-close and personal experience with the prestigious silverware. After the first round, Balochistan have seven points, while Shan Masood-captained Southern Punjab is on 11 Points. In the absence of Imam-ul-Haq, who scored a 352-ball 152 in his side’s only innings, and Haris Sohail, Balochistan will be captained by Imran Farhat, who had led Habib Bank Limited to the title last season while also finishing as the second highest run-getter with 744 runs in 11 matches. After a fabulous start to his 2019-20 season, Southern Punjab will hope Sami Aslam carries his batting form to Quetta. He had scored 243 not out and 50 not out in a Punjab Derby contest at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Fourth-placed Sindh will play their second consecutive game at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi as they host leaders Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while Central Punjab will travel to Faisalabad to host Northern at the Iqbal Stadium in a live-streamed contest. Sindh will be captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed’s deputy Asad Shafiq, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be captained by Sahibzada Farhan in the absence of Mohammad Rizwan who will also be replaced by Rehan Afridi behind the wickets . With their captain Babar Azam and vice-captain Ahmed Shehzad in Lahore for the probables camp, former captain Azhar Ali will lead Central Punjab, who have 11 points, in their home match against Umar Amin-led Northern. Central Punjab will call-up players from their Second XI side and reserve pool as Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Umar Akmal are also attending the probables camp in Lahore. The Umar-led Northern, placed fifth with eight points, will also analyse the pool of players to fill in the vacuum in their bowling department, created by the absence of Shadab Khan, captain Imad Wasim and Usman Khan Shinwari. Three-day Quaid-e-Azam Tournament Meanwhile, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, is hosting a Second XI game between Northern and Central Punjab after the second round of the three-day tournament began on Friday. Balochistan and Southern Punjab are playing at Dring Stadium, Bahawalpur. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh are locking horns in Karachi at NBP Stadium.
20 September 2019

Sidra & Nashra Guide PCB Blasters to Consecutive Wins

Sidra Ameen scored a patient 89-ball 44, which included five fours, and Nashra Sandhu took two wickets as PCB Blasters defeated PCB Dynamites by seven runs in the second match of National Triangular One-Day Women Cricket Championship 2019 at the Lahore Gymkhana Ground on Wednesday.
18 September 2019

Ticket Prices for Pakistan-Sri Lanka Series Announced

The interest and convenience of families and general public was the focus for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which today announced ticket prices for the upcoming ODI and T20I series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, starting on 27 September­.
18 September 2019

Aliya Fined, Najiha Warned for Showing Dissent

Aliya Riaz of PCB Blasters has been fined 15 per cent of her match fee while her team-mate Najiha Alvi has received an official reprimand for level 2 and level 1 violations, respectively, relating to showing dissent on umpire’s decision during their side’s National Triangular One-Day Women’s Cricket Championship 2019 match against the PCB Challengers at the Lahore Gymkhana on Tuesday, 17 September.
18 September 2019

Punjab Derby Ends in a Drawn | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

The four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match between Central Punjab and Southern Punjab at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore ended in a draw.
17 September 2019

Kainat and Aliya Lead PCB Blasters to Thrilling One-wicket Victory Against PCB Challengers

Kainat Hafeez scored a fine half-century and Aliya Riaz took three wickets as PCB Blasters defeated PCB Challengers by one wicket in the opening match of National Triangular One Day Women Cricket Championship 2019 at the Lahore Gymkhana in Lahore on Tuesday.
17 September 2019

Asif & Nawaz Thwart Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Victory Bid | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Asif Ali and Mohammad Nawaz cracked centuries to earn a draw for Northern against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the fourth and final day of their first round match in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
17 September 2019

Sindh Collects Nine Points and Balochistan Seven | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

The four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixture between Sindh and Balochistan ended in a draw at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi on Tuesday.
17 September 2019

Nazia Nazir, a Small Town Resident’s Love of Cricket

Nazia Nazir hails from Okara, where her love and passion for the game brought her to the field of umpiring.
17 September 2019


Central Punjab vs. Southern Punjab | Umar Akmal interview at the GSL | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20

Interview with Umar Akmal at the GSL | Central Punjab vs. Southern Punjab | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20
17 September 2019

Central Punjab vs. Southern Punjab | Rahat Ali interview at the GSL | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20- Interview with Rahat Ali interview at the GSL - Central Punjab vs. Southern Punjab
17 September 2019

Central Punjab in Pickle Despite Half-centuries | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Central Punjab were 348 for five in reply to Southern Punjab’s mammoth first-innings score of 467 when stumps were drawn on day three of the four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
16 September 2019

Imam Batting on 111 in Balochistan’s 193-3 | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Imam-ul-Haq scored his fifth first-class century as Balochistan crawled to 191 for three on penultimate day of the four-day Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Sindh at the UBL Sports Complex on Monday.
16 September 2019

Pakistan Announce Probables for Sri Lanka Series

Head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has named 20 probables for the training camp, which will commence at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore from Wednesday, 18 October.
16 September 2019

Northern make spirited reply against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Northern gave a spirited reply to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s mammoth first-innings total in their first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first round match at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
15 September 2019