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Army chief praises PCB chairman Najam Sethi

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa has felicitated Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi for the latter’s efforts in successfully arranging the Pakistan Super League’s final and West Indies series in Pakistan. The army chief congratulated the PCB chief through a letter shared by the PCB media's Twitter account today. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa felicitates Chairman PCB @najamsethi and @TheRealPCB on successful staging of the three #HBLPSL matches and #PAKvWI series in Pakistan.…

New Zealand says weighing up playing in Pakistan

WELLINGTON: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the south Asian nation’s cricket board. New Zealand have not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play Twenty20 matches in the country later this year, governing body New Zealand Cricket said. “NZC has received a request from the PCB chairman for New Zealand to play in Pakistan,” an NZC spokesman said. “At the moment NZC is doing due diligence on the…

Najam Sethi says half of PSL 4 matches will be played in Pakistan

KARACHI: Najam Sethi, on his tour to National Stadium Karachi on Friday, announced that half of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) fourth edition will be played in Pakistan with Peshawar and Islamabad hosting the matches as well. The chairman PCB visited the stadium in Karachi two days before the final of PSL 3 to inspect the arrangements for the mega event. While talking to media, Sethi asked everyone to trust him as he does what he says. “You should trust me,” he stated. After Paksitan Super League's (PSL), Indian…

Karachi to host West Indies for T20 series, says Sethi

DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi on Sunday announced all three Twenty20 matches against the West Indies will be played in Karachi instead of Lahore next month.  PCB was in talks with Cricket West Indies (CWI) since last year but a final decision has been reached now. "I can give you a good news that I have been working day and night to conclude an agreement with West Indies which I just finalized an hour ago. Good news is that West Indies will play three games, 1st, 2nd and 4th April but these matches…

PCB chief announces West Indies tour to Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Monday announced that the West Indies cricket team will tour the country in April.  Speaking to media at the National Stadium Karachi, the PCB chairman confirmed that the former World T20 Champions will be touring Pakistan after the conclusion of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He added that three matches for this tour would be held in Lahore on 1st, 2nd and 4th April . However, he said that he will convince them to hold one match in Karachi as well. The…

Najam Sethi praises Karachi Kings’ owner Salman Iqbal for reposing trust in youngsters

DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Tuesday praised Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal for reposing trust in a young cricketer like Imad Wasim by allowing him to lead the team in Pakistan Super League (PSL) third season, ARY News reported. "I want to say something about Karachi Kings, I think he (Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal) took a great initiative by giving a young cricketer and all-rounder Imad Wasim an opportunity to lead the team. I laud him for reposing trust in youngster, this sure…

PSL 3 trophy unveiled in Dubai by team captains

DUBAI: The dazzling trophy for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was unveiled on Tuesday during a ceremony in Dubai in the presence of team captains, owners and media. There were also trophies for player of the tournament, best batsman, bowler, fielder, keeper and spirit of the cricket award. While addressing the ceremony, Chairman Pakistan Super League and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi thanked all franchise owners for all their contributions that made the league possible. Sethi also…

Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB brand ambassador

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Friday announced the appointment of former speedster Shoaib Akhtar as his adviser on cricket affairs and the board's brand ambassador, ARY News reported. "Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB," Najam Sethi tweeted on Friday. The tweet, with no details regarding the scope of these positions, was received well by former fast bowler who replied that he feels "honored to be chosen for these positions" and…

Third edition of PSL to be bigger and better: Najam Sethi

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi believes that the third edition of Pakistan Super League will be bigger and better as compared to the first and the second edition. Sethi ensured that the final of PSL 3 will be played in Karachi as the preparations are in full swing. He thanked Sindh Chief Minister, Governor, and the law enforcement departments who are making it happen. “The preparations for PSL 3 is successfully on track. The Sindh chief minister, Sindh governor and Sindh Rangers are fully cooperating with…

Australia, NZ to be convinced to play at least one match in Pakistan: Sethi

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is hoping to host either Australia or New Zealand for at least one match during their tour to the UAE later this year. "We are scheduled to host Australia and New Zealand for our home series in UAE. I will try my best to convince both of them to play at least one match in Pakistan during the series," Sethi said in a video message released by the PCB. Sethi seems satisfied with the progress PCB made during 2017 in term of reviving international cricket in…