Ajmal’s absence gives Sri Lanka edge: Atapattu

GALLE: Sri Lankan head coach, Marvan Atapattu, believes the absence of Pakistan’s ace spinner Saeed Ajmal will provide a “psychological” edge to the hosts in the upcoming series. “The major change that I see...

Spot-fixing scandal: PCB demands Salman Butt to confess full involvement

KARACHI: Banned former Test captain Salman Butt has been told clearly by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to confess his direct involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, which included fast-bowlers Muhammad Asif and Muhammad...

PCB trying to mend fences with Shoaib Akhtar: reports

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying to mend the broken relationship with Shoaib Akhtar as the former fast bowler has started pushing harder for the seven million rupees which were cut off...

ICC releases new Test ranking, no Pakistani bowler in top 10

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday has released new Test rankings and none of the Pakistani and Indian bowlers was able to make it to the top 10 bowlers of the world. According...

Sangakkara commits himself to just two Pakistan Tests

KARACHI: While preparing for the first of three Tests against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will be mighty relieved upon learning on Sunday that the legendary Kumar Sangakkara, currently top-ranked Test batsman, will figure in only...

Pakistan Super League finally set for UAE take off

LAHORE: The much-blighted Pakistan Super League (PSL) will finally take off in February 2016 in the UAE, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced after a meeting of its Governing Board on Saturday. The franchise-based...

Pakistan to review Bangladesh cricket rout

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday said they would include the national team's shambolic whitewash against Bangladesh this year as part of a review to improve its performance. Pakistan were humiliated during their neighbour's...

Ton-up Taylor sets up New Zealand win

LONDON: Ross Taylor´s century laid the platform for New Zealand´s 13-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method against England in the second one-day international at The Oval on Friday as the Black Caps levelled the...

PCB chief confirms payment to Zimbabwe team for tour

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan Tuesday confirmed payment to Zimbabwe team under a deal but rubbished claims that the African side was ‘bribed’ into touring Pakistan. Zimbabwe became the first Full Member...

Injury-hit Prior announces retirement

LONDON: Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior announced on Thursday that he has retired at the age of 33 due to injury. Prior made the last of his 79 Test appearances against India at Lord's...

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