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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Pakistan league to serve the 'cricket-starved' nation and boost economy: PCB Chief


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Zaka Ashraf has confirmed that plans are afoot to bring foreign players to the country for the Pakistan Premier League (PPL) will be held in October.

BCCI says no to Pak’s ‘home’ series in India

New Delhi: The Indian cricket board has flatly refused to stage Pakistan’s ‘home’ bilateral series with other countries, saying that apart from the prevailing political issues, a commercial aspect was also a reason for rejecting the request.

PCB yet to submit security plan to ICC for Bangladesh cricket tour


The Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to submit its security plan to the International Cricket Council for next week's brief visit by Bangladesh for playing two matches in Lahore.

Cricket: Roach dedicates Aussie haul to late great Marshall


West Indies seamer Kemar Roach dedicated his eight wickets in the second Test against Australia to legendary fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, who would have been 54 on Wednesday.

‘Happy to have done well against Murali’


Ajinka Rahane has hit a purple patch in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League — amassing 304 runs from six matches — and has been instrumental in powering Rajasthan Royals to big wins.

Political interference ruining Sri Lankan cricket: Ranatunga


Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga, who is on a mission to rescue Sri Lankan cricket, has lashed out at his cricket board as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for harming the game through the Indian Premier League.

We have been inconsistent: Gilchrist


Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist blamed his team's dismal batting as they suffered their third loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Australian cricketers eyeing share of cash generated from 2015 World Cup


The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) met Cricket Australia (CA) representatives met this week to discuss the new incentive-based pay system, as cricketers set their eyes on the considerable amount of revenue that could be generated from the 2015 cricket World Cup.

BCB committee wants Bangladesh tour of Pakistan to be cancelled


Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) cricket operations committee has reportedly called for the scrapping of the country's tour to Pakistan, saying it is not the right time to visit the country.

BCB chief denies 'personal interest' being behind backing of Bangladesh tour of Pak


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has vehemently denied that his decision to go ahead with the Pakistan tour was due to a 'personal interest' and stressed that the step has been taken to maintain sound ties in the region, while keeping sporting culture alive in the country.

Worcestershire stumped over Ajmal return


 Worcestershire's hope of seeing Saeed Ajmal return for a second spell with the English county for their domestic Twenty20 campaign have been dashed by the Pakistan spinner's international commitments.

Cricketer shot dead in South Africa


South Africa-born former Worcestershire and Namibia batsman Louis Vorster was shot dead as he left a petrol station near Pretoria, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Bangladesh court orders Pakistan tour delay


The Bangladesh high court on Thursday ordered the national team's upcoming tour of Pakistan to be postponed for at least four weeks due to security fears.