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Shahzaib Hasan banned for one year in spot-fixing case

LAHORE: The anti-corruption unit (ACU) of Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday banned opener Shahzaib Hassan for one year in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case. The cricketer was directed to pay a fine of Rs1 million. Shahzaib is the fourth player found guilty of involvement in spot-fixing in the second Pakistan Super League (PSL). In March, last year, he was suspended by the PCB with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket. Shahzaib faced charges of persuading fellow players for…

PCB’s anti-corruption body grills Muhammad Sami over spot-fixing

LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Sami on Friday appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption body in connection with a probe into the allegations of spot-fixing. Sami, who is currently playing in the Bangladesh Premier League, was summoned by the board’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) for questioning. A PCB official said the pacer appeared before the probe body and was interrogated for around two hours. He said Sami was called in to provide some specific information about a probe into a spot-fixing…

Pakistan welcomes end of isolation from international cricket

LAHORE: Even Pakistan's prime minister did not believe it could happen but when Sri Lanka visit Lahore on Sunday for a T20 match, the hosts will celebrate the end of eight years of isolation from international cricket. Less than a year ago, none of this appeared possible for a nation that had largely been shunned by international teams since 2009 due to security risks. That year gunmen attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team from their hotel to Lahore's Gaddafi stadium for a match, injuring six players and killing…

Bisma named Pakistan Women Cricket team’s new captain

LAHORE: Bisma Maroof has been named new ODI captain of Pakistan Woman Cricket team to replace Sana Mir, a cricket board statement said on Saturday.  The decision has been taken after the team's disappointing performance in the ICC Women's World Cup. According to a statement issued by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Bismah Maroof has been given the captaincy of the women cricket team for One Day format in addition to her current position as T20 captain. "Sana Mir has been replaced as Captain of Pakistan women team in…

International cricket finally returning to Pakistan, says Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Monday said that arrival of international cricket players in the country to play against Pakistan a three-match Twenty20 (T20) series is outcome of extraordinary efforts that were made to revive international cricket. Addressing a press conference here along with International Cricket Council (ICC) Director Giles Clarke, Sethi expressed satisfaction on arrival of World XI players. “The PSL final has played a crucial role in gaining confidence of…

Independence Cup: Star-studded World XI side lands in Lahore

LAHORE: Star-studded World XI, led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, arrived at Allama Iqbal International Airport amid tight security early on Monday morning, ARY News reported. The international players have arrived here a day before the much-anticipated three-match Twenty20 (T20) series against Pakistan gets underway. A 13-member International Cricket Council’s (ICC) squad comprises of five players from South Africa and three from Australia. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi, sports minister…

PCB unveils logo for World XI series

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday unveiled the logo for the upcoming World XI series against Pakistani cricket team at Gaddafi stadium here, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference, PCB chairman Najam Sethi reiterated that the purpose of the upcoming series is to project a positive image of the country around the world. Independence Cup 2017 - Pakistan vs. World XI logo unveiling ceremony at GSL#PAKvWXI #cricketkihalalala pic.twitter.com/sVulTAm9re — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 7, 2017…

Sri Lanka board clears first Pakistan tour since 2009 attack

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill, officials said Monday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals including "at least one" in Lahore, scene of the 2009 attack which left eight people dead. Any tour would require government approval before the team is sent abroad. Leading…

Shahzaib Hasan files petition in LHC, seeks removal of name from ECL

LAHORE: Suspended cricketer Shahzaib Hasan on Friday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking omission of his name from Exit Control List (ECL).   The petition was filed by Shahzaib’s lawyer. His lawyer has adopted a stance in the petition that indicting any person in a case without a fair trial is breach of the constitution under Article 10-A. The petition states that the suspended cricketer has been facing match-fixing charges and the case is still under hearing. Thus, placing Shahzaib's name on…

Bilal Irshad becomes first player to score triple century in ODIs

LAHORE: Bilal Irshad – 26-year-old cricketer – has registered his name in the record books by smashing an unbeaten triple century in ongoing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Fazal Mehmood Inter Club Cricket Championship 2017. The young cricketer from Shikarpur scored 320 runs off 175 balls by opening the batting for Shaheed Alam Bux cricket club against Al Rehman cricket club in Shikarpur region’s tournament during the championship. Bilal’s scintillating innings comprised of 9 sixes and a mind-boggling 42 boundaries.…