PCB considering Sohaib Maqsood for T20 captaincy: Sources

Sohaib MaqsoodKarachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is seriously considering young batsman, Sohaib Maqsood for the national T20 captaincy. Reliable sources told PTI that although Shahid Afridi was the front runner for the T20 captaincy but some of the selectors and a strong lobby in the board were in favour of a younger captain who could be appointed on long term basis.

Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB for holding T20 event before 2015 World Cup

Mohammad YousufKarachi: Former captain Muhammad Yousuf has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding the national T20 championship before the World Cup 2015.

"I don't understand the logic behind having the national T20 event at this time when we are hardly going to play two or three T20 matches against Australia and New Zealand before the World Cup," Yousuf said on Geo Super channel.

Afridi set to be named Pak T20 squad's new skipper

shahid afridiKarachi, Sep 16 - Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has reportedly been finalised to be the new captain for their Twenty20 squad and an official announcement for the same would be made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday.

The PCB would also reiterate on Tuesday its earlier decision of retaining incumbent Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq until the 2015 World Cup. The board would also finalise the Pakistan team for the next series against Australia on Tuesday.

Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid Afridi as limited-overs captain

Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid AfridiKarachi: Pakistan's out-of-favour all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has once again spoken out in favour of appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national one-day and Twenty20 teams before the 2015 World Cup.

Neymar scores twice off Messi's assist to fire Barca to 2-0 win against Athletic Bilbao

Karachi, Sep 14 - Brazilian forward Neymar came off the bench to score twice from two exquisite assists from Argentine star striker Lionel Messi to give Barcelona a 2-0 home win against Athletic Bilbao and maintain their perfect start to La Liga .

Barca dominated at a sun-drenched Nou Camp but were unable to make a breakthrough until Neymar ran clear onto Messi's threaded pass and dinked the ball past onrushing goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz for a 79th-minute lead.

PCB in a huddle in quest of choosing ODI, T20 captains

PCB in a huddle in quest of choosing ODI, T20 captains Karachi, Sep 13 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly looking forward to finalise discussions with all concerned, including national team head coach Waqar Younis, before naming the ODI and Twent20 captains on Tuesday, besides finalising the squad for the World Cup.

Ajmal's average elbow extension found to be more than twice the allowable limit

Karachi, Sep 13 - Suspended Pakistan ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's average elbow extension had been more than twice the allowable limit during testing of his bowling action in Australia last month.

According to the 23-page International Cricket Council (ICC) report on the world's top ranked bowlers in ODIs, Ajmal had an astonishing 40 degrees with a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.

ICC developing wearable sensors in attempt to stamp out illegal bowling actions

Karachi, Sep 11 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly developing wearable sensors in hopes that they can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for trial in matches before mid-2105.

Geoff Allardice, the ICC's general manager of cricket, revealed that there has been lots of progress in using the technology but stumbling blocks remain to deploying it in matches.

Ex-Pak bowling coach Foster slams ICC for getting rid of best spinners like Ajmal

 ICCKarachi, Sep 11 - Former Pakistan bowling coach and one of cricket's leading biomechanics experts Daryl Foster has said that the International Cricket Council's (ICC) crackdown was going out of its way to get rid of some of the best spinners in the world.

Shahryar Khan says first priority is revamping Pak's flawed domestic cricket structure

Shahryar-KhanKarachi, Sep 06 : Pakistan Cricket Board's ( PCB) newly-elected chairman Shahryar Khan has said that his first priority will be to revamp the country's flawed domestic cricket structure, which has been going downhill, to make it more competitive.

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