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Younis Khan denies reviewing retirement decision

KARACHI: Record-breaking Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has denied that he is reconsidering his retirement, and rubbished speculations hinting that he may extend his international cricket career if the Pakistan Cricket Board and team ask him to review his decision.  Earlier, there were speculations that he was reconsidering his retirement. Confirming his retirement, Younis said that his statement relating retirement was wrongly portrayed and the tour of West Indies would be his last Test cricket career tour. It is…

LHC dismisses Khalid Latif’s plea against PCB anti-corruption proceedings

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition filed by suspended Pakistani cricketer Khalid Latif against proceedings of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s anti-corruption unit, ARY News reported. A single bench of LHC comprises of Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza heard the petition. A petition filed by Khalid Latif argued that constituting an ‘anti-corruption unit’ was against the constitution of PCB as the board has no jurisdiction to impose a ban or issue notices, hence the court should declare all…

Najam Sethi confirms sixth team, eight matches in Pakistan for next PSL

KARACHI: After successfully holding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore last month, chairman Najam Sethi has announced to try and hold eight matches in Pakistan in the next edition.  Without further details, Sethi  said that the total matches in the next edition of PSL is expected to rise from 24 to 34 out of which eight might be held in Pakistan. “Will try for up to 8 matches in Pak,” he tweeted. He also announced that the number of teams would likely increase from five to six, but did not mention the name…

PCB serves charge-sheet to Shahzaib Hasan in fixing probe

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a charge-sheet to opener Shahzaib Hasan and suspended him over allegations of spot-fixing during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament. The case that has so far ensnared four other cricketers. According to a PCB statement, Hasan has been "provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket". The player has been granted 14 days to respond to the charges against him. "PCB ACU’s investigations into corrupt practices…

PCB removes Afridi as T20 skipper, disbands selection committee

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday removed Shahid Afridi as captain of the T20 team and disbanded the Selection Committee among several measures taken in the light of findings and recommendations by a special committee tasked with investigating factors behind Pakistan's poor performance in the Asia Cup and World T20, ARY News reported.

Pakistan include Amir among Super League players

KARACHI: Pakistan announced a total of 308 top foreign and local players for drafting in its Twenty20 league on Thursday, with tainted but cleared Mohammad Amir and exiled former England batsman Kevin Pietersen among them.