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PCB Chief Shahryar Khan claims the board is not responsible for Pakistan's poor performances
PCB Chief Shahryar Khan claims the board is not responsible for Pakistan's poor performances

Khan admitted there were several things needed to be done to prop up Pakistan cricketOne of the most well-respected administrators across the world, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan has expressed disappointment on the board receiving criticism for the national team’s middling performances.Speaking to PTI, Khan revealed that he was considering retiring from service after his term ends in August 20. The doyen also conceded

May 29 2016
Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir launches scathing attack on Mickey Arthur and PCB
Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir launches scathing attack on Mickey Arthur and PCB

Qadir called the boot camp meant to improve fitness of Pakistan’s players as uselessAbdul Qadir has always been an entertaining character – be it on the field or amongst media personnel. Not the one to mince any words, the former leg-spinner slammed Pakistan Cricket Board for the non-participation of recently appointed Head Coach Mickey Arthur in the military boot camp for preparing the national players.Speaking to PTI, the 60-year ol

May 27 2016
Wahab Riaz claims Pakistani bowlers will test England in the upcoming series
Wahab Riaz claims Pakistani bowlers will test England in the upcoming series

Wahab Riaz hailed Misbah ul Haq’s contributions to Pakistan cricketIf the ongoing Test series between England and Sri Lanka is anything to go by, Pakistan certainly have their task cut out. However, pace bowler Wahab Riaz remained quietly optimistic about his team’s chances.Speaking to PakPassion.net, Riaz expressed hope that his team-mates can exploit the loopholes in England’s batting lineup. But, the 30-year old conceded that

May 27 2016
Pakistan announces 22 probables for England Series; Ahmed Shehzad left out
Pakistan announces 22 probables for England Series; Ahmed Shehzad left out

Stylish Pakistan opener left out despite exceptional domestic performancesAfter being left out of Pakistan’s training camp on disciplinary grounds at the start of this month, the dashing Pakistan opener, Ahmed Shehzad, now has been omitted from the 22 probable list for the upcoming England tour in July-August. It has to be kept in concern that the stylish right-handed batsman has been in exceptional form and was the lead

May 26 2016
The dismal state of India-Pakistan cricketing relations
The dismal state of India-Pakistan cricketing relations

One hopes that newly elected BCCI President Mr. Anurag Thakur will heed the calls of the subcontinent’s aching cricket fan base   The story goes that the chef at Jaipur’s Rambagh palace had forty baby lambs slaughtered the day before Pakistan’s military dictator and arguably the most hated man in his country was to be hosted as part of his trip to India to enjoy a game of cricket. Paying true homage to Mughlai cul

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan believes lack of educated players causing Pakistan's failure
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan believes lack of educated players causing Pakistan's failure

Shaharyar Khan has come up with a fascinating reason behind Pakistan's recent string of poor performancesShaharyar Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board has once again come into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The 82-year-old Pakistani diplomat has gone on record to say that the lack of educated cricketers is one of the main reasons behind the nation's recent string of poor performances.While talking to the Pakistani press

May 20 2016
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England

Pakistani cricketers during a training session at Eden Gardens earlier this yearWith Pakistan set to tour England in the middle of July later this year, the newly appointed Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur already knew his task was cut out. However, the results coming from the ongoing boot camp currently being held at the Kakul Military Academy in Abbottabad is certain to have raised his eyebrows. It has been reported that a

May 19 2016
Pakistan may shift their home series from UAE to Sri Lanka
Pakistan may shift their home series from UAE to Sri Lanka

Armed with potent spinners, Misbah ul Haq has made the UAE a fortress for Pakistan in TestsIn what could turn out to be a significant development for Pakistan’s Test team, UAE could be replaced as their ‘adopted home’. NDTV Sports reported the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mulling over the possibility of shifting the national team’s home series to Sri Lanka.Since the 2009 terrorist attack on touring Sri Lankan cricketers in

May 13 2016
Reports: Top Pakistani players fail to meet fitness standards
Reports: Top Pakistani players fail to meet fitness standards

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan are said to be the fittest players in the Pakistani teamAfter Pakistan’s former coach Grant Flower said that the players don't have good fitness standards, some of the players failed to meet the required fitness standards set by fitness trainer Grant Luden. Key players including Umar Akmal and T20 captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and others failed in the fitness tests.Other players who also failed in different f

May 11 2016
Pakistan Super League brings in $2.6 million profit for PCB
Pakistan Super League brings in $2.6 million profit for PCB

Islamabad United were the winners of the inaugural edition of the PSLThe Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that the first edition of the Pakistan Super League held in February at UAE has earned an overall profit of $2.6 million. Rs. 200 million will be shared out among the five participating teams to cover their losses from the first edition of the tournament, as promised by the PCB.On Tuesday, PSL chairman Najam Sethi said that the board was

May 4 2016
Pakistan might play one more Day/Night test ahead of Australia tour
Pakistan might play one more Day/Night test ahead of Australia tour

Action during the clash between Pakistan and Australia during the World T20.Pakistan are keen to host the West Indies in a Day/Night Test in October leading up to the ultimate pink ball showdown with Australia in December. The PCB have reportedly sent a proposal to the West Indies cricket board to play a D/N Test during their Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in October.If the WICB accept the offer, the Pakistan team will get some much-need

Apr 25 2016
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Stuart Broad is the number one ranked Test bowler in the worldStuart Broad has rallied his troops by laying down the gauntlet ahead of a packed English summer. Speaking to Sky Sports, the tall fast bowler wants to clean sweep both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in front of lively crowds.Apart from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, England currently hold all the Test trophies which are on offer. Broad wants to extract revenge for the tense 0-1 loss at home against

Apr 23 2016
Misbah-ul-Haq considers staying until next year's Australia tour
Misbah-ul-Haq considers staying until next year's Australia tour

Misbah faces a stern test of his resolve during Pakistan’s upcoming away toursSeasoned Pakistani Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has announced his intentions to end a stellar career by touring Australia in the 2016-17 season. ESPNCricinfo reported the 41-year old opening up about his future plans and dispelling rumors surrounding fitness issues.After being ruled out of the National One-Day Cup with a calf strain, the Mianwali-born veteran reboun

Apr 18 2016
PCB Chairman says Pakistan may have interim coach for England tour
PCB Chairman says Pakistan may have interim coach for England tour

Shaharyar Khan’s statements have added to the chaos in PCBWhen the Pakistani cricketers board the flight for a testing tour to England, they could very well find themselves with only an interim coach. NDTV Sports reported the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hinting at a possible short-term successor to Waqar Younis for handling the national team.While asserting that the board was still looking at both local and foreign contesta

Apr 15 2016
5 T20 players who are proving age is just a number
5 T20 players who are proving age is just a number

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” - Leroy "Satchel" PaigeThis famous quote by a former American baseball player must surely has inspired many a sportsman. In the case of cricket, it is presumably thought to be a young man’s game. However, the very notion has been challenged time and time again by cricketers who have often proved it wrong.Some cricketers who are well

Apr 11 2016
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