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Babar to replace Hafeez in West Indies day-night Test

Babar to replace Hafeez in West Indies day-night Test

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday announced a 14-member line-up for the first of three-Test series against the West Indies, with Babar Azam’s inclusion being the highlight announcement. The Test will be the second day-night affair in the history of Test cricket, after Australia hosted their neighbours, New Zealand, for a pink ball Test at Adelaide last year. The middle-order batsman, who scored record 360 runs in the recently concluded One-Day International series on the back of three consecutive centuries, is expected to bat at one-down position inRead More

England set Pakistan daunting 565-run target

Test squad selected for upcoming New Zealand tour

MANCHESTER: England on Monday set Pakistan a daunting target of 565 runs after home skipper Alastair Cook declared the second innings at 173 for 1 on day four of the second Test at Old Trafford in Manchester. Cook was 76 not out and vice-captain Joe Root 71 not out. It was the second time this match that England had gorged themselves on Pakistan’s attack, with opener Cook making 105 and Root a Test-best 254 in England’s first-innings 589 for eight declared. The second innings saw England’s two most experienced batsmenRead More

Shaharyar does not draw any salary for his work, PCB clarifies

PCB Chairman Shaharyar

LAHORE, 03 JULY, (DNA) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would like to clarify that Mr. Shaharyar M. Khan does not draw any salary for his work as Chairman PCB. For his ongoing tour of England, expenses on his travel and stay during the annual ICC meeting were borne by ICC. While Chairman PCB is entitled to a daily allowance for his official work, he only charges this allowance on days when he is on PCB business. During the current tour of England, he is scheduled to meet the Pakistan ARead More

ICC to not appoint empires for Pak-Zimbabwe series

DUBAI, 17 MAY, (DNA) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday told the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) that it will not be appointing its match officials for the upcoming series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The ICC’s decision has been made after receiving a report from its security consultant, an ICC statement said. The ICC Board, during its April meeting, had decided that the playing conditions relating to the appointment of match officials could be waived to allow the PCB to appoint local match officials for thisRead More

Zimbabwe security team reviews PCB security arrangements

LAHORE, 10 MAY, (DNA) – Last week, a five-member delegation of Zimbabwe cricket team visited Lahore to review security arrangements by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a series scheduled from May 20 to June 1. During the series, three One-day International and two T20 matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium. A curfew-like situation was witnessed in and around the Qadhafi Stadium during the Zimbabwe delegation tour. Headed by Zimbabwe Cricket Director General Alistair Campbell, also a former Test cricketer, the delegation first visited Qadhafi Stadium, where itRead More