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Will wait for 2 more days, after that series is off: Shaharyar Khan

Will wait for 2 more days, after that series is off: Shaharyar Khan

Karachi : With time running out for the proposed India-Pakistan cricket series, the PCB has said it would call off the much-talked-about rubber if the Indian government does not give its approval in the next couple of days.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that the PCB would wait for a day or two before shelving plans for the short limited-overs series which was planned this month in Sri Lanka.

"After that the series will be off," he said.

What's the fuss about Indo-Pak series? Asks Mohammad Yousuf

Mohammad Yousuf

Karachi : Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf cannot understand the fuss around the proposed cricket series against India as he feels that apart from filling up PCB coffers, it would hardly make a difference to either of the two countries or to the world.

"I don't know what the fuss is all about. Even if Pakistan and India don't play, it is not going to affect world cricket nor the cricket of both countries," Yousuf told PTI in an interview.

Series loss against England an 'eye opener' for PCB,says Waqar

Waqar Younis

Karachi, Nov. 30 - Following the T20 and ODI series loss against England, Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has described the recent matches as an 'eye opener' for the country's cricket board.

Waqar suggested that there is an immediate need for the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) and National Cricket Academy (NCA) to hire foreign coaches if they want to improve his side's performance, the Express Tribune reported.

The 44-year-old further insisted that the top domestic players should be groomed as per the international standards so that they could benefit the team in the future.

England likely venue for Indo-Pak Tests next year

Shaharyar Khan

Karachi : The much talked-about India-Pakistan cricket series could be played out in two parts with Sri Lanka hosting the limited-overs games next month and England being the venue for Test matches next year.

Speculation is rife that the arrangement has been agreed upon during a meeting of BCCI President Shashank Manohar and Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan in Dubai but a formal announcement is yet to come through.

Umar Akmal slams `baseless` claims against him

Umar Akmal

Karachi, Nov. 16 - Following the suspension of Umar Akmal from T20 squad against England due to controversial media reports against him, the Pakistan batsman has labelled these claims as baseless and hurtful.

Akmal was ruled out of the squad and also suspended from central contract of PCB for acting unethically after he was reported of attending a party in Hyderabad, where he went to play the first-class cricket tournament, the Express Tribune reported.

The 25-year-old lashed out at media, saying that he was not answerable to anyone apart from the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB).

PCB chief insists Pakistan cannot play series in India

PCB chief insists Pakistan cannot play series in India

Karachi, Nov. 16 - Amidst looming uncertainty over a bilateral cricket series, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has ruled out the possibility of playing the bilateral series in India as desired by the Indian cricket board.

"There is no question of playing in India. I still awaiting the reason of not playing in UAE," Shaharyar was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Waqar wants strong fightback from Pakistan

Waqar Younis

Karachi, Nov. 16 - Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has insisted that his side will have to play out of their skins to stage a strong comeback against England in the third one-day international in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Ahead of the crucial contest, former pace spearhead Waqar said that they needed to play well to make it 2-1 and suggested that Pakistan must make sure that they avoid a battling slump like they did in the second match, the Dawn reported.

England levelled the four-match series 1-1 after defeating the Azhar Ali-led side by 95 runs in the second game in Abu Dhabi. (ANI)

PCB expresses surprise over Younis' retiring from ODIs

Shahryar Khan

Karachi, Nov. 12 - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has expressed dismay and surprise of veteran batsman Younis Khan's decision to retire from one-day cricket, and said he felt that the latter was not taking the right time in calling it quits.

Younis had earlier announced that he would retire from the ODIs after the opening match against England at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Praising Younis for his contributions to the game so far, Shahryar said that the former has been performing well, which is why he was selected to represent Pakistan in ODIs again.

Imad describes himself as `genuine all-rounder`

Imad Wasim

Karachi, Nov. 10 : Pakistan's Imad Wasim has described himself as a 'genuine all-rounder', saying that he can win a match with either the bat or the ball.

Reflecting on his debut in international cricket, Imad said that he doesn't want to talk about his performance and added that he is looking forward to the upcoming matches.

Imad also welcomed his critics, saying that he would use the criticism constructively in order to improve his performance, PakPassion.net reported.

PCB approached for day-night Test by Cricket Australia

PCB approached for day-night Test by Cricket Australia

Karachi, Nov. 7 - Cricket Australia ( CA) has approached the PCB to play a day-night Test match against them when Pakistan will tour Australia next year.

Confirming the news, PCB's Chief operating officer (COO), Subhan Ahmed said that they have received a proposal to play a day-night Test in the 2016-2017 series.

The Express Tribune quoted Ahmed, as saying that the matter has been placed before the cricket committee.

He said that the PCB is entirely in favour of trying out innovative ideas and new technologies, insisting that the day-night match with pink ball is one of them.



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