Moin Khan says there should be no doubts over Misbah captaining Pak squad in WC

Moin KhanKarachi, Oct 14 : Pakistan's chief selector and team manger has said that there should be no doubts that Misbah-ul Haq would captain their cricket team during the 2015 World Cup in accordance with an earlier announcement made by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan.

Misbah says 'team and country' more important to him than personal laurels

Misbah says 'team and countryKarachi, Oct 14 : Struggling Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul Haq has said that team and country come first for him and admitted that he needs to start scoring runs again to continue playing as skipper of the ODI side.

Misbah withdrew himself from the third and final ODI against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, raising doubts over his captaincy barely four months from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Murali nemesis Hair believes ICC's crackdown on 'chuckers' arrived '20 years too late'

Karachi, Oct 14 - Former Test umpire Darrell Hair believes that timid officiating has allowed a generation of chuckers to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived 20 years too late.

Pakistani's ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is the highest profile of a string of spinners who have been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently for bending their elbows beyond the 15 degrees allowed while bowling the ball.

PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting

Karachi - The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy in next year's World Cup.

Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi before the third one-dayer against Australia when Misbah-ul-Haq decided to take rest, allowing Shahid Afridi to lead the side.

Javed Miandad backs under-fire Misbah-ul-Haq

Karachi - Pakistan great Javed Miandad has come out in strong support of under pressure national captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who decided to "rest" from the third ODI against Australia.

"No one realises that it is because Misbah is not scoring runs is the main reason for the team's recent poor performances in Sri Lanka and Australia. Now his critics and these experts need to realise his value to the team as a leader on the field and as a batsman," Miandad told PTI today.

PCB Chief says Misbah to remain captain till World Cup if he doesn't choose to quit earlier

PCB Chief says Misbah to remain captain till World Cup if he doesn't choose to quit earlierKarachi, Oct 13 : Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that Misbah-ul-Haq will not be forced to stand down as Pakistan captain, and he will remain captain till World Cup unless he chooses to leave.

Sir Viv Richards slams ICC's crackdown timings on suspected bowlers

Viv RichardsKarachi, Oct 11 : Former West Indies captain and batting icon Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards believes that the timings of International Cricket Council ( ICC)'s crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions is wrong and it should have been done earlier.

Richards said that in his opinion such action should have been taken some time ago and on a wider basis because these bowlers have been there for quite some time.

Pak's selection committee to include Younus in Test squad against Oz despite outburst

Younus KhanKarachi, Oct 10 : Pakistan's national cricket team selection committee is reportedly keen on including veteran batsman Younus Khan in the Test squad against Australia in the two-Test series, despite his recent outburst against them and the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB).

Younus had been angered at being dropped from the ODI squad for the Australia series and felt that he was not afforded a proper chance to make his comeback into limited-overs cricket.

PCB chief assures Lanka country now 'safe' for playing international cricket

Shahryar KhanKarachi, Oct 11 - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has reportedly assured Sri Lanka of foolproof security arrangements for the visiting teams as he visited the country on the last leg of his tour of South Asian cricketing nations.

Oz record five-wicket victory over Pak to gain unbeatable 2-0 lead in ODI series

Karachi, Oct 11 - Australia beat Pakistan in the second ODI on Friday by five-wickets to win the three-match series, thanks to all-rounder Glen Maxwell's splendid 76 off 81 deliveries against the hosts' spinners.

Australia has an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with the final match set for Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The win also ensured that Australia has not lost an ODI series against Pakistan since losing 2-1 at home in 2002.

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