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Afghanistan cricket chief apologised to PCB ‘privately’: Shaharyar

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan on Friday claimed his Afghan counterpart Shukrullah Atif Mashal ‘apologised’ to him privately after their board pulled out after an agreement to play bilateral series following the May 31 Kabul attack. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (AFC) signed an MoU with the PCB on May 27 where both the nations agreed to play bilateral matches at all age group levels including at the national level. However, after just three days, AFC took a hard stance against Pakistan…

Shaharyar Khan invites chairman ICC to visit Lahore

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has invited Chairman International Cricket Council (ICC) Shashank Manohar to visit Lahore next month. Shaharyar Khan confirmed that he has invited the former BCCI and the current ICC boss to visit Lahore in August. “Manohar said he will look into the invitation and try to make it. But nothing is confirmed yet,” the Times of India quoted Shaharyar Khan. As per the sources, Khan has invited Manohar to attend his farewell which will be given to him…

Umar Akmal withdrawn from Champions Trophy squad

LAHORE: Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has been removed from Pakistan's ICC Champions Trophy squad after he failed to clear a fitness test, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said in a statement. The PCB chief said that it is the second fitness test which Akmal failed within the span of two months, hence he has been removed from the squad with immediate effect. Pakistan team is currently in England to take part in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy event. The cricketers fitness test was held…

PCB claims $60mn from India in lost revenues

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart for failing to honour an agreement to play a bilateral series, saying this had cost them $60 million. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2014 under which they were due to play six series -- four to be hosted by Pakistan -- between 2015 and 2023. But New Delhi denied clearance for the series following strained diplomatic relations…

‘Tit-for-Tat’: Pakistan calls off Bangladesh cricket tour

LAHORE: Pakistan has called off its scheduled tour of Bangladesh this year,reportedly after the neighbouring country's repeated refusals to visit Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent. Pakistan was to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I series in Bangladesh in July and August this year. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told cricket website ESPNcricinfo, "We had spoken about the possibility of hosting them this year,". "Pakistan have now toured Bangladesh…

PCB announces women’s squad for World Cup Qualifiers

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the 14-member squad for the ICC Women World Cup Qualifiers, 2017 after Shaharyar Khan approved the squad. The tournament will take place from 7 to 21 February. The women’s team is currently attending a training camp in Karachi for the preparation of world cup qualifiers. The squad includes. Sana Mir (C), Bismah Maroof (VC), Javeria Khan Wadood, Ayesha Zafar, Nahida Bibi, Syeda Nain Abidi, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Aliya Riaz, Nashra Sandhu, Ghulam Fatima, Anam…

One captain suits our culture, says PCB chairman

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Wednesday that Misbah-ul-Haq will decide his future as captain even if the team loses badly. "We have requested Misbah to continue until 2018 and even if the result in Australia is not good the decision will be of Misbah's," said Shaharyar Khan, adding that if he leaves then the best option will be to have one captain for all formats as it suits our culture. "If he decides to leave then we have a few options like we can elevate vice captain Azhar Ali, Younis Khan can…

Shaharyar not in favor of World T20 in 2018

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday he was not in favour of the next World T20 tournament to take place in 2018 and asserted that cricket bodies should pay more attention towards Test format calling it ‘real face of the sport’.