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PCB still hopeful about Bangladesh series


April 25th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given up its hope for a home series against Bangladesh.The PCB Tuesday asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to ... Read more...

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Pakistan out of sight, Bangladesh look to South Africa


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket ... Read more...

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Dhaka High Court postpones Bangladesh’s cricket tour to Pakistan


April 19th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suffered a huge set-back Thursday when, citing security concerns, the Dhaka High Court ordered the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to postpone ... Read more...

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Pakistan tour: Bangladesh Cricket Board satisfied with security


March 5th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Mustafa Kamal says he is satisfied over the security situation in Pakistan for international events and expressed his willingness to send ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Sourav-led technical body differs with working committee


February 17th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Sourav Ganguly-led technical committee of the Indian cricket board is not in favour of either fiddling with the Ranji Trophy format or of playing the ... Read more...

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Pakistan confident of resuming international hockey during 2011


April 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Asif Bajwa has expressed confidence that international fixtures would be resumed in the country by the end of this year."We are confident of resuming ... Read more...

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Test skipper Misbah backs revival of Pak-India cricket


April 12th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr. 12 (ANI): Pakistan's Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that cricketing relations with India should normalize because millions of people are missing out on the excitement that such a contest brings ... Read more...

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‘World Cup semi-finalist’ Pak team richer by over a million dollars


April 4th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): Members of the 15-man Pakistan cricket team have become richer by over a million dollars due to their stupendous show in the World Cup, where they were knocked out ... Read more...

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PCB gets Pak WC cricketers’ visas for India cleared in advance


February 26th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 26(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has heaved a sigh of relief following the clearance of the visas of the national team members playing in the ICC World Cup 2011 ... Read more...

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Michel has not refused to coach Pak hockey team despite security concerns: Asif Bajwa


January 20th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 20(ANI): Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Asif Bajwa has claimed that while coach Michel van den Heuvel has expressed his 'security concerns' in Pakistan, he has not refused to continue ... Read more...

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Pak hockey coach rules out return to country until ’security concerns’ addressed


January 14th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 14(ANI): Pakistan could lose their hockey coach Michel van den Heuvel, as he has decided not to return to the country until his 'security concerns' are addressed.Heuvel, a Dutch national, ... Read more...

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Pak to play more ‘home’ series at neutral venues ‘until security situation is clear’: Subhan


December 26th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced it would be playing more 'home' series at neutral venues, as most nations refuse to play in Pakistan due to security ... Read more...

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PCB, BCCI at loggerheads over ICC’s new Future Tours Programme


December 12th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 12 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are reportedly at loggerheads over the International Cricket Council's new Future Tours Programme ... Read more...

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Pakistani cricket fans are hurt, feeling impact of terror: Mushtaq


August 18th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): The Pakistani cricket fans are hurt and feeling the impact of terrorism, which has forced the home matches to be played on neutral venues, according to former cricketer ... Read more...

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PCB sanctions meagre Rs 6.4 million for security costs in 2010-2011 budget


July 19th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 19(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sanctioned a meagre 6.4 million rupees for security costs out of its 2.6 billion rupees budget for 2010-2011, despite continuous violence in the ... 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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Resumption of bilateral series with India top priority for PCB: Butt


June 19th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.19 (ANI): Reviving bilateral cricket series with India would be on top of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt's agenda during the meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in ... Read more...

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No international cricket in Pak for time being: ICC


April 21st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr.21 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled out the return of international cricket in Pakistan in the near future, saying it would have to continue playing its 'home' series ... Read more...

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ICC denies giving evidence to PCB regarding Pak players’ involvement in match-fixing


April 16th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.16 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haroon Lorgat has rubbished reports that the ICC had provided evidence regarding some Pakistani cricketer's involvement in match-fixing to the Pakistan ... Read more...

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International cricket unlikely to return to Pakistan in near future: ICC


April 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.16 (ANI): Hinting that international cricket might not return to Pakistan any time soon, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to be patient while foreign ... Read more...

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Pakistan can defend the World Twenty20 crown, says Afridi


April 15th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 15 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi Thursday said his team stands united behind him and was ‘hungry' enough to take another successful shot at the ICC World Twenty20 which gets ... Read more...

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PCB ‘unhopeful’ of bilateral India-Pak series in near future


April 11th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.11 (ANI): Chances of a bilateral India-Pakistan cricket series appears dim, as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials believe that unless the political relationship between two countries does not improve, holding such ... Read more...

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Pak opposes New Zealand’s request to shift Davis cup matches to neutral venues


March 9th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.7 (ANI): Pakistan has strongly objected to Tennis New Zealand's request to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to move its upcoming Davis Cup tie against Pakistan to New Zealand or ... Read more...

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South Africa offers to host ‘home’ test series for Pak


January 25th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan. 25 (ANI): In a bid to compensate for a cancelled test series that Pakistan was going to host in October, Cricket South Africa has offered to host a full ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants to play scrapped series with India


December 14th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan's cash-strapped cricket board is willing to play a cancelled home series against India in India. Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, said Monday that to revive ... Read more...

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PCB banking on ODI series against India to save it from financial ruin


December 8th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 8 (ANI): The cash strapped Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to host a One day series against India in order to resurrect its sagging finances.PCB chairman Ijaz Butt told media ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to hold four-nation hockey tournament


November 27th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 27(IANS) Pakistan's hockey authorities have given up plans to host a four-nation tournament in Lahore in January in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup that gets underway in ... Read more...

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PCB to bid for 2014 Twenty 20 World Cup: Ijaz Butt


September 28th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Sep. 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to bid for the 2014 Twenty 20 World Cup, and the board chairman Ijaz Butt has already begun lobbying for it in ... Read more...

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Pak-New Zealand ODI series to be held in UAE


September 14th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 14 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt has said that he has had constructive talks with Emirates Cricket Board officials about holding a proposed ODI series against New Zealand ... Read more...

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PCB to finalise venues to host New Zealand in UAE


September 8th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt will fly to Dubai Tuesday night to finalise venues for Pakistan's ‘home' series against New Zealand later this year. ... Read more...

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PCB yet to decide venue for ‘home’ series against New Zealand


September 4th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep. 4 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still undecided regarding the venue of the 'home' one-day international series against New Zealand scheduled to be held in November.While it was ... Read more...

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Pak may host ‘home’ ODI series against NZ in US, Malaysia


August 29th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.29 (ANI): Pakistan might host New Zealand in a one-day international series in United States or Malaysia if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) fails to convince the UAE cricket authorities regarding ... Read more...

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India opposed hosting World Cup matches at netural venues: PCB


August 28th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt Friday said that the Indian cricket board squashed its attempts to relocate its share of World Cup games to neutral ... Read more...

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PCB rules out hosting its 2011 World Cup matches on neutral venues


July 31st, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 31 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ruled out any possibility of organizing its share of 2011 World Cup matches at neutral venues."There's no such clause in the agreement ... Read more...

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PCB rejects reports of withdrawing legal notice against ICC


July 26th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected media reports that it is withdrawing its case against the International Cricket Council (ICC), saying it has not taken any final ... Read more...

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