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Yasir `mistakenly` took wrong medicine, insists PCB chief

Yasir `mistakenly` took wrong medicine, insists PCB chief

Karachi, Jan.6 - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has thrown his support to provisionally suspended Yasir Shah, saying that the leg-spinner had taken the wrong medicine by mistake.

The 29-year-old spinner was handed a provisional suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being charged with an anti-doping rule violation.

Shaharyar insisted that the problem of blood-pressure runs in Yasir's family, adding that he had taken his wife's medicine mistakenly, the Dawn reported.

Recalled Amir vows not to let Pakistan down again

Mohammad Amir

Karachi, Jan. 02 - Disgraced Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has expressed that he is elated after being named in the limited-overs squad for the upcoming New Zealand series, insisting that he will never let his country down again.

The 23-year-old left-hander received a five-year ban from all forms of cricket and served three months in prison for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. He has selected in the national squad for the first time since his conviction, however, it is subject to the granting of a visa by the New Zealand authorities.

Azhar Mahmood backs disgraced Amir's inclusion in training camp

Azhar Mahmood backs disgraced Amir's inclusion in training camp

Karachi, Dec. 26 - Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has given his support to disgraced bowler Mohammad Amir, whose inclusion in the training camp saw divided opinions emerging from the national team.

Earlier, ODI skipper Azhar Ali and veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez refused to train with the tainted left-hander, who was included in the 26-member national fitness camp for the upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand.

Sri Lanka's Perera faces four-year ban in doping charges

Sri Lanka's Perera faces four-year ban in doping charges

Karachi, Dec. 23 - Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has been handed a four-year ban after being tested positive for a banned drug.

Confirming the news, Sri Lankan sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had reported that Perera's 'B' sample was tested positive for prohibited substance.

Jayasekera insisted that they would appeal against this ban with legal presentation and would make every possible effort to get the 25-year-old out of this issue, the Dawn reported.

Younis, Misbah likely to skip PSL if not assigned captaincy

Younis, Misbah likely to skip PSL if not assigned captaincy

Karachi, Dec. 17 - Former Pakistan Twenty20 skippers Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq, who were excluded from the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) list of iconic players, will reportedly skip the inaugural edition of the tournament if they are not given leadership positions.

Earlier, Younis had expressed his desire to be a captain or mentor in the PSL franchise team besides being a player.

According to the Dawn, the two players were omitted from the recently released icon's list by the PCB while three foreign players have been included in the list.

Akram warns PCB not to boycott T20 WC in India

Akram warns PCB not to boycott T20 WC in India

Karachi, Dec. 14 - Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has warned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of not boycotting the 2016 World Twenty20 in India, saying that non- participation of his country will affect the team in the long run.

The former pace spearhead urged Pakistan to participate in the ICC event at any cost, the Express Tribune reported.

Reflecting on the stalled India-Pakistan bilateral series, the 49-year-old left-hander insisted that his country' cricket can survive without playing against India.

Disgraced Salman Butt wants to win back fans' trust

Disgraced Salman Butt wants to win back fans' trust

Karachi, Dec. 11 - Former Pakistan's tainted skipper Salman Butt, who is undergoing PCB's rehabilitation program after serving his ban for his involvement in the 2010 spot- fixing scandal, has insisted he will try his best to regain the trust of his fans once again.

Offering his apology, the 31-year-old stressed that he still has a good character and deserves a second chance after serving his punishment, PakPassion. net reported.

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.



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