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PCB out to prove it can provide fool-proof security


September 27th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is out to tell the international cricket community that it could provide fool-proof security to any team playing in this ... Read more...

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South African cricketer Norman Gordon celebrates 100th birthday


August 6th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 6 (IANS) Former South African fast bowler Norman Gordon Saturday became the first cricketer to have lived for 100 years.Gordon, born on this day in 1911, is also ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe return to Test cricket after six years


August 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 4 (IANS) Zimbabwe made a return to Test cricket after six years as they faced Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club here Thursday.Zimbabwe's return could well be termed ... Read more...

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It’s cricket, not war: Intikhab


March 29th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has a simple wish: people should treat the semifinal between his country and India here Wednesday as a game of cricket ... Read more...

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There’s no pressure on team: Afridi


March 29th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, in a calculated move, says his side was not expected to enter the cricket World Cupsemifinals and thus are under no ... Read more...

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Mohali, the nearest Pakistan can play from home (Lead)


March 29th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Most Pakistani players are not missing home in the familiar environs of Indian Punjab. The common folk heritage of the two regions has to a ... Read more...

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230 km from Lahore, the nearest Pakistan can hope to play from home


March 29th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan are playing their Cricket World Cup semi-finals some 230 km from Lahore and a majority of their players are not missing home ... Read more...

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P. Sara Oval oozes history and tradition


March 28th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 28 (IANS) Stepping into the P. Saravanamuttu Oval is to immerse oneself into Sri Lanka's cricketing history. The quaint backdrop of the small ground only adds to its ... Read more...

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World Cup win will usher new era in Pakistan cricket: Intikhab


March 27th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Pakistani cricket manager Intikhab Alam feels winning the World Cup could usher in a new era in his country's cricket.Intikhab said Pakistan cricket had gone ... Read more...

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PCB requests Sri Lankan board for full series Pak tour in 2011


February 26th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 26(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has written to its Sri Lankan counterpart, requesting it to tour the country this year for a full series.A senior official said that the ... Read more...

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‘Tainted’ Butt landing job as TV expert ‘mind-boggling disgrace for cricket’: Roebuck


February 11th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 11(ANI): The hiring of disgraced Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt by a TV channel is a "mind-boggling development" and an "indication that sections of the cricket community do not care about ... Read more...

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Pak cricket fraternity in shock over corruption charges against tainted Pak trio


February 5th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 5(ANI): The three Pakistani players implicated in the spot-fixing scandal have sent more shock-waves to Pakistan's cricket community after British prosecutors "authorised" the slapping of charges of corruption as well ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia could take lessons from Broad, Swann experience and change: Roebuck


November 15th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov.15 (ANI): The Australian cricket community would do well to study the careers and methods of both England fast bowler Stuart Broad and off-spinner Graeme Swann to address key issues such ... Read more...

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Generational change not far away if Oz batsmen fail to deliver: Roebuck


October 9th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 9 (ANI): Australian selectors may be forced to change the entire batting order with only Shane Watson and Michael Clarke holding their place in next twelve months, if they ... Read more...

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Issues related to Pak cricket blown out of proportion: Yawar Saeed


September 26th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 26 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team manager Yawar Saeed has stated that while negative issues related to Pakistan cricket are always blown out of proportion, the positives are never highlighted by ... Read more...

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PCB welcomes ECB boss Clarke’s idea of sending World XI team to Pak


August 18th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.18 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has welcomed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke's plans to send an invitational ICC World XI team to play in ... Read more...

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ECB’s World XI may tour Pakistan to end cricket isolation


August 17th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17(ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is planning to send an invitational World XI to play in Pakistan to end the country's sporting isolation following a terror attack ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks players with ‘right temperament’ for Test cricket: Afridi


August 16th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 16(ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi insists that the lack of players with the 'right temperament' for Test cricket is the reason behind a struggling national team in the ongoing tour ... Read more...

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Brearley, Chappell ICC’s ambassadors to help Pak cricket


July 17th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 17 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed former England captain Mike Brearley and ex-Australian skipper Greg Chappell as ambassadors to help the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at a ... Read more...

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ICC applauds Pak-Australia series as a triumph of cricket spirit


July 12th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 12 (ANI): The ICC today welcomed the initiative currently underway in England as Pakistan hosts Australia in a two-Test series beginning on Tuesday at Lord's. With international matches not currently ... Read more...

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Kiwi cricket chief says US Twenty20 trip should be viewed long-term


May 29th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 29 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket's recent American Twenty20 venture should not be judged on its tepid start, but by events five years down the track, said its CEO Justin Vaughan.New ... Read more...

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Pakistani cricketers pay tribute to victims of Lahore attack


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket community Wednesday paid tribute to the victims of last year's terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team here. On the first anniversary of the deadly incident ... Read more...

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Yousuf wants former players’ advice, not criticism to help improve his captaincy


January 14th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.14 (ANI): Under attack from former players and the media for his team's shameful performance in the second Test against Australia, Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that retired cricketers should ... Read more...

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Hussey, Hauritz and Watson risen from the `Ashes’, says Roebuck


January 1st, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.1 (ANI): Before the Australian summer had begun, the national cricket team had three main worries -- Shane Watson was not a proper opening batsman. Michael Hussey was at the ... Read more...

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Pak team to have a busy 2010: Butt


December 7th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 7 (ANI): PCB chief Ijaz Butt has said that the Pakistan team will have a busy schedule in 2010, as the ICC Task Force has assured to keep Pakistan engaged ... Read more...

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Pakistan upset after cricketers ignored for ICC Awards


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar KhalidKarachi, Oct 3 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket community reacted sharply Saturday after the country's players were "snubbed" at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards ceremony in Johannesburg earlier this week.Fans back ... Read more...

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Former Pak sports official criticizes Butt for ’surrendering’ to ICC


August 31st, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.31 (ANI): Former Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director General Zakir Hussain Syed has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt for succumbing under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) pressure ... Read more...

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Ponting says Flintoff farewell could distract England ahead of Ashes decider


August 19th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.19 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that all rounder Andrew Flintoff's farewell could distract England from its quest of regaining the Ashes after nearly four years."It's going to be interesting ... Read more...

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Now, Sarfaraz bays for PCB boss Butt and his cronies’ blood


July 1st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson Ijaz Butt is under attack from all spheres.After the sports minister Pir Aftab Jilani held the PCB's top brass responsible for losing ... Read more...

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Hodge joins Indian students on cricket pitch to promote harmony


June 19th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 19 (ANI): Australian cricketer Brad Hodge today joined Indian students and members of Victoria Police on the cricket pitch to promote a message of harmony.Representatives of the groups formed ... Read more...

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PCB to decide on Yousuf’s inclusion for Sri Lanka tour


May 28th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, May 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is weighing options of recalling the country's premier batsman Mohammad Yousuf for this summer's tour of Sri Lanka.PCB sources Thursday said ... Read more...

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Afridi calls for an united Asia front against terrorism


April 17th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 17 (IANS) Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi believes the Asian cricket-playing nations will have to establish a united front to save the sport from becoming a victim in this region ... Read more...

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PCB vows to host 2011 World Cup despite international boycott call


March 9th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.9 (ANI): Notwithstanding the wide spread call of boycott by the international cricket community after the Lahore terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ... Read more...

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Lankan businessman pleads to save Pak cricket


March 8th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.8 (ANI): A businessman who founded a charity that raised two million dollars for Sri Lanka after the December 26, 2004 Asian tsunami, has pleaded for Australia''s cricket community to ... Read more...

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Terrorism may have detrimental affect on cricket in Pakistan: Younis Khan


March 5th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.5 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan has expressed fears that the future of cricket in Pakistan may fall into the hands of terrorists, and attacks like Lahore may have ... Read more...

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