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PCB: Saleem Malik's response unsatisfactory and irrelevant
Board not convinced with Malik's response to corruption charges

Asia Cup postponed to June 2021
Asian Cricket Council says holding the tournament now poses too high a health risk

ECB confirms schedule for Pakistan, Ireland visits
Emirates Old Trafford and the Ageas Bowl to host Test, T20I and ODI series

Umar Akmal ban appeal to be heard on July 13 after coronavirus delay
Akmal was banned for three years by the PCB for not reporting corrupt approaches

Haider Ali, Imran Khan and Kashif Bhatti return two negative tests for Covid-19
Haris Rauf, however, has tested positive once again

Blitz takes stay order against PCB in broadcast payout dispute
The rights-holders had held back payment after the tournament was curtailed due to the pandemic

Former Pakistan cricketer Khalid Wazir dies at 84
He was part of Pakistan's historic 1954 tour of England

Mohammad Hafeez, five others to join Pakistan squad in England after second negative Covid-19 test
They underwent a second test inside three days on Monday, following a first negative test last week

Azhar Ali: Pakistan have England's 'fragile' top order in our sights
Captain not fazed by England's strong bowling attack

Pakistan 'made pact to keep fitness intact' - Azhar Ali
Testing and the retesting that followed hasn't shifted Pakistan's focus away from cricket, says the captain

Mohammad Hafeez, five others return negative results in PCB Covid-19 retests
Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Hasnain the others to clear their tests

Pakistan prepare to fly to England without 10 Covid-positive players
Squad will go into quarantine at Worcester before heading to Derby for final preparations

Pakistan domestic players set for better pay after record-breaking PCB investment
192 players will be offered new contracts which represent a stark increase in salary

Infrastructure development takes a hit as PCB slash budget after Covid-19
Bulk of funds to go directly to cricket-related activities with board saying game would not be compromised

PCB may ditch need for two negative tests for England travel
The PCB may change their current policy of requiring players return two negative tests before being cleared to travel to England

Mohammad Hafeez says he's negative for Covid-19 day after PCB announces positive result
He was one of ten players from the squad to test positive in the board's screening ahead of the England tour

Seven more Pakistan players test positive for Covid-19
There are now ten Pakistan players who have tested positive

Ashley Giles 'concerned' by Pakistan trio's positive Covid-19 tests
Insists series is not yet in doubt despite test results

Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali test positive for Covid-19
Trio were due to tour with Pakistan for England series in August-September

'Big risk' - PCB director of sports medicine on England tour
Players and support staff will have three Covid-19 tests in a week, then one every five days on tour

Mohammad Abbas' Nottinghamshire contract cancelled
Pakistan seamer was expected to play nine County Championship fixtures

Shoaib Malik to miss first four weeks of training in England to see his family
The rest of squad will leave for Manchester on June 28, with Malik joining them on July 24

Pakistan's new domestic season likely to be delayed
However, PCB offers domestic contracts to 192 players starting August 2020

Haris Rauf puts all his efforts into playing Tests for Pakistan
The 26-year-old pace bowler is in the 29-player squad to tour England later this year

Haider Ali: Rohit Sharma is my 'role model'
The 19-year-old dreams of representing Pakistan in all formats and scoring big hundreds like his idol

Abid Ali to keep a close eye on West Indies series to gain clues about English conditions
The opener isn't worried about playing in empty stands, and says Pakistan are used to it

Will delay retirement if T20 World Cup is postponed - Mohammad Hafeez
Veteran says he wants to go out on a winning note

Wahab Riaz willing to return to Test cricket on England tour
The fast bowler has pledged to earn back a central contract with his performances over the coming year

Sarfaraz Ahmed: Rediscovered myself when out of the Pakistan side
The former captain is looking forward to doing his part after seven months away from the team

Misbah-ul-Haq: Pakistan 'not expecting anything in return' for England tour
Pakistan's head coach and selector stresses importance of international cricket resuming

Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19
He is the third cricketer from Pakistan - and the second international - to have contracted the virus

Sarfaraz Ahmed returns, Haider Ali the new face in 29-man Pakistan squad for England Tests and T20Is
The touring party is expected to fly out later this month, at least five weeks before the series formally starts

Asia Cup likely in Sri Lanka; PCB offers SLC to swap hosting rights
There is, however, substantial doubt if the tournament will go ahead as planned

Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail withdraw from England tour
The PCB will announce a 42-person touring team, comprising 28 players and 14 support staff

Mushtaq Ahmed believes Pakistan's coaching staff are all 'on the same page'
He is confident he, Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Waqar Younis will work well together on the England tour

Younis Khan 'would love to start off' from where he finished with Misbah-ul-Haq
The new batting coach believes Misbah-ul-Haq's time with the batsmen would make his job easier

PCB scraps plans for Lahore training camp over Covid-19 concerns
Departure for England tour could be brought forward as PCB mulls options

Younis Khan to be Pakistan's batting coach for England tour
Mushtaq Ahmed to join the travelling party as spin-bowling coach

Saleem Malik responds to PCB inquiry on 2000 sting operation
Malik was allegedly seen agreeing to potentially carry out corrupt acts on the field

No surgery, Hasan Ali to continue rehabilitation for another five weeks
The paceman is undergoing online treatment supervised by a neurosurgeon and a spinal therapist

Coronavirus newsfile: NZC deputy CEO resigns as workforce is trimmed
A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the Covid-19 threat

Bismah Maroof retains Pakistan captaincy in new contracts
While the number of contracts has dropped, their value has increased across categories A, B and C

Pakistan's return to training hits bio-security snag
Medical experts say they need more time to finalise safety protocols against Covid-19

Saqlain Mushtaq, Grant Bradburn appointed to Pakistan's High Performance Centre
Bradburn, until now the national side's fielding coach, will take over as head of high-performance coaching

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought
A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'

Pakistan players face three months in bio-secure conditions
25-man squad will resume training in Lahore in early June

Umar Akmal files appeal against three-year ban
The player has challenged the length of the sanction, maintaining that it was unprecedented

Cricket's comeback from Covid-19: the state of the game
ESPNcricinfo's correspondents sum up the state of each Full Member nation

Babar Azam 'fears for growth of cricket' due to Covid-19 pandemic
Pakistan's new ODI captain happy to trust PCB over proposed tour of England

Babar Azam wants to follow Imran Khan's attacking captaincy
He is confident that the extra responsibility will not have an adverse effect on his batting

Pakistan tour of England: PCB 'very optimistic', says Wasim Khan
Agreement in principle reached after ECB assurances on logistics and player safety

Ireland's home summer scrapped as Pakistan, New Zealand postpone tours
England tour might still go ahead if logistical challenges are met

Hasan Ali facing prolonged rehabilitation and possible surgery
The Pakistan pacer has suffered another back injury, which comes on the heels of losing his national contract

Babar Azam named Pakistan captain for ODIs
He takes over from Sarfaraz Ahmed and will now lead in both ODIs and T20Is

Naseem Shah earns PCB central contract; Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir left out
Sarfaraz Ahmed demoted from category A to B; Shaheen Afridi and Azhar Ali promoted from B to A

England's Test hopes boosted by latest government strategy
Players could return to training before end of May

Cautious PCB open to possibility of summer tour of England
Discussions on reciprocal tour in 2021 not on the table at the moment, says Wasim Khan

Umar Akmal 'not prepared to show remorse and seek apology' - PCB panel chairman
Cricketer to serve ban till February 19, 2023 but has 14 days to appeal before the board's tribunal

Joe Root: 'If the game is compromised then it shouldn't be going ahead'
England captain confident Tests can be played this season

Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad the heroes as Pakistan surge into World Cup final
Fifties from the middle-order pair helped Pakistan overhaul a 263-run target against co-hosts New Zealand

Australia No. 1 Test and T20I team after rankings update
India have slipped to No. 3 in Tests and Pakistan end a 27-month stay at No. 1 in T20s

RetroPreview - Destiny calling, but is it for Imran Khan or Martin Crowe?
Whoever wins this semi-final will carry with them an unshakeable belief that this year, it's meant to be

India 'lucky' to get points without playing any matches - Bismah Maroof
Maroof criticised the ICC for splitting points for a bilateral series that India failed to obtain government permission for

Umar Akmal given harsh penalty because of lack of remorse
"He did admit the questionable incidents yet was offering frivolous justifications for non-reporting"

PCB hands Umar Akmal three-year ban from all cricket
The batsman argued that the circumstances were such that they did not merit reporting

Sana Mir retires from international cricket
Mir, who made her debut in 2005, took 151 wickets in 120 ODIs and 89 wickets in 106 T20Is

Saleem Malik 'wants to serve' again but PCB averse
ESPNcricinfo understands there are still inquiries pending against Malik beyond allegations of match-fixing in 2000

Playing cricket in empty stadiums will be 'strange' - Imam-ul-Haq
The Pakistan opener believes the charm of cricket exists because of fans at venues

Cricketing heads meet to plot way out of crisis
Thursday's ICC meeting starts contingency planning process

Pakistan's tour of Netherlands postponed indefinitely
The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed Netherlands' international home summer with all sports banned in the country until September 1

Ireland will be 'as flexible as we can' in hope summer fixtures can be salvaged - CEO
Warren Deutrom open to games being staged in 'bio-secure environments' if ECB brings feasible proposals

Umar Akmal to learn his fate on April 27
The PCB had charged Akmal for two unrelated incidents on March 20, for which he could face up to a life ban

Disappointed with ICC's decision - Ehsan Mani
PCB chairman says a team will review the decision to split points for the India and Pakistan women's championship series

India qualify for 2021 Women's World Cup after ICC splits points from unplayed Pakistan series
In a similar scenario in 2016, the ICC's technical committee had awarded full points to Pakistan

PCB to bid for ICC events with Emirates Cricket Board - Ehsan Mani
The Pakistani board intends to bid for five to six major events in the 2023-31 cycle, aiming to win at least two of those

PCB braces for 'cost impact', promises to look after players, other staff
"At the moment our main thrust is safeguarding the payers and staff - because without them we have nothing"

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani warns of financial fallout if Covid-19 disrupts T20 World Cup
If the tournament is impacted, it could affect the ICC's revenue distributions to its member boards

Playing India is like pie in the sky - Ehsan Mani
The PCB chief said they are exploring alternative revenue streams with the broadcast deal set for renewal

Covid-19 claims Pakistan first-class cricketer Zafar Sarfraz
The 50-year old had been a prominent figure in Peshawar cricket after representing them between 1988 and 1994

PCB to release Haroon Rasheed and Agha Zahid as it eyes high-performance set-up
The decision has been taken to begin a restructuring process at the NCA to transform it into a high-performance centre

Azhar Ali backs Misbah-ul-Haq's call to extend World Test Championship
Pakistan Test captain happy to play behind closed doors if that helps cricket return to TV

Umar Akmal won't contest PCB's corruption charges
He's potentially staring at a punishment ranging from a six-month suspension to a life ban

Video fitness tests for locked-down Pakistan players
The PCB's centrally contracted domestic and international players will take these tests on April 20 and 21

RetroPreview - Sachin Tendulkar the cynosure as India start favourites against arch-rivals Pakistan
The battle between India's batsmen and Pakistan's bowlers battle will be riveting but the one between India's bowlers and Pakistan's batsmen might prove equally decisive

Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir 'left us at the wrong time' - Waqar Younis
Pakistan bowling coach opens up about the senior pacers' decision to quit Test cricket

Retroreport - Sidhu and Prasad carry India into the semi-finals
An epic clash between two of world cricket's bitterest rivals gave new life to the World Cup and knocked out the defending champions

Pakistan's domestic players set to lose if English season cancelled
Overseas players who rely on league cricket in the UK could suffer a significant financial hit

Retropreview - Can Pakistan break India's home dominance?
Pakistan have plenty of depth in their side, but India have won 26 and lost just 11 home ODIs since the 1992 World Cup

Two small windows to reschedule PSL 2020 knockouts - Wasim Khan
The tournament's franchise owners remain divided on the way forward

Misbah-ul-Haq bats for full World Test Championship, equal opportunity for teams
The Pakistan coach doesn't want the tournament to be shortened just so it can finish in June 2021

'Consider this break a chance to reinvigorate yourself' - Misbah-ul-Haq to Pakistan's players
Pakistan's coach and chief selector talks about life in the time of the coronavirus pandemic

Misbah hopes to leverage Shadab's batting ability
Pakistan's head coach also looking to widen the net in search of ideal Nos. 5 and 6

Teams divided on PSL 2020 as PCB mulls tournament's fate
If the pandemic settles down in a few months' time, the knockouts could take place in November

Pakistan players free to take part in four T20 leagues a year
PCB chief executive Wasim Khan is confident their new policy will be right for all stakeholders involved

Retroreport: Wasim Akram magic wins it for Imran Khan's cornered tigers
Pakistan hold nerve to defend 249 in gripping final and become champions of the world

Retropreview: Will England be third-time lucky against 'cornered tigers' Pakistan?
England boast an extraordinarily balanced XI, while Pakistan have got here with bursts of timely inspiration

PCB takes coronavirus hit, but finances 'absolutely fine' for next 12-14 months
The board's CEO, however, warned of a 'real challenge' if the situation persists beyond that timeframe

'Focus on your own cricket' - PCB CEO Wasim Khan pulls up Mohammad Hafeez
Hafeez had questioned Sharjeel Khan's return to cricket despite his being implicated in the PSL 2017 corruption scandal

PSL playoffs postponed after overseas player develops coronavirus symptoms
The semi-finals and the final will be rescheduled, the PCB says

In-form Multan eye knockout blow at pandemic-affected Peshawar
The absence of the likes of Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Carlos Brathwaite and Liam Dawson left a gaping hole on Zalmi's batting side

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