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India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 - the match that changed everything for Lancashire chief
How Old Trafford encounter inspired English club's foray into Indian market

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award
Kohli is the only men's player who has been nominated for all major awards

Asad Shafiq hundred, thrilling draw headline fourth QeA round
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa went to the top of the table with their second win in four, after a win over Central Punjab

Shahid Afridi misses flight to Sri Lanka, likely to miss two LPL matches
Details of his next attempted flight have not been firmed up, although Gladiators hope he can arrive by Wednesday

Imran Khan's Kabul visit might help revive Afghanistan vs Pakistan bilateral cricket
"Afghanistan playing Pakistan has a big [commercial] potential and a big viewership," PCB CEO Wasim Khan says

Fakhar Zaman ruled out of NZ tour after developing Covid symptoms
He had tested negative a day ago, but then developed a fever while isolating in the team hotel in Lahore

Amir, Hafeez, Malik, Wahab secure preferential PCB treatment for seniority
The four players will continue to receive Category A fees, while other non-contracted players get Category C fees

Can Babar Azam's personal form rub off on his team?
The prospects of losing his batting because of the captaincy is too frightening to consider

LPL 2020 - Sohail Tanvir, Canada batsman Ravinderpal Singh test positive for Covid-19
Their future in the tournament is contingent on their recoveries, and sign-offs from the medical authorities

ICC confirms altered points system for World Test Championship
The board also introduced a minimum age restriction for international cricket which will apply across all cricket

2022 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa postponed to February 2023
The major tournaments on the women's calendar for 2022 now include the ODI World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Ashes

Sami Aslam is considering quitting Pakistan cricket
It is likely he would be involved initially in the T20 franchise league USA Cricket is trying to establish

England plan for full calendar and return of crowds in 2021 home season
Five Tests against India, women's tours by New Zealand and South Africa included in provisional schedule

England confirm October 2021 dates for historic return to Pakistan
Two T20Is in Karachi, in first visit for 16 years, will form part of T20 World Cup build-up

Imad Wasim confident in 'game-changing' Karachi players ahead of historic final
Karachi Kings captain also stressed his players had great respect for Lahore Qalandars

England's proposed tour of Pakistan postponed until late 2021
Planned goodwill trip in New Year off the agenda for now due to cost, availability issues

Pakistan's biggest rivalry set to light up PSL final
Karachi's process vs Lahore's momentum. The game needs no more billing than that

Wiese, Rauf set up Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings PSL final clash
Multan Sultans were eliminated after losing by 25 runs

Babar, Wasim and Amir put Karachi in the PSL final after dramatic Super Over
Karachi Kings did what had been on the cards for most of the game. But boy did they take the scenic route.

FICA wants 'clear global solutions' to tackle contract breaches in sanctioned cricket
Body calls on ICC and its member boards to show "willingness to prioritise and act on" the matter

Younis Khan to be Pakistan's batting coach till 2022 T20 World Cup
The PCB also has the option to extend his contract till the 2023 50-over World Cup.

Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik left out of 35-man Pakistan squad for New Zealand
Babar Azam's touring party includes four uncapped players - Amad Butt, Danish Aziz, Imran Butt and Rohail Nazir

Babar Azam replaces Azhar Ali as Pakistan Test captain
Azam is now the captain across all three formats, bringing to an end Azhar's brief second stint

Usman Qadir takes four as Pakistan sweep Zimbabwe 3-0
Debutant Abdullah Shafique leads slim chase with 41 off 33 balls

PCB appoints Board of Governors' first female director in Alia Zafar
The changes made to the constitution of the PCB take effect, with four independent directors nominated to the Board of Governors

Confident Pakistan target clean sweep against lacklustre Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe need their experienced hands to show the way, while Pakistan might be tempted to experiment with their XI

Usman Qadir finally hits the zone, and puts on a show to remember
It's taken him time to get to international cricket, and on Sunday, he showed that he belonged there

Usman Qadir leads fine Pakistan bowling performance to seal series
Haider Ali and Babar Azam slam fifties to make quick work of small chase

Babar Azam's 82 trumps Wesley Madhevere's 70* as Pakistan take 1-0 lead
Babar and Hafeez put up an 80-run stand to run the target down with seven balls to spare

PCB wants Younis Khan to lead High Peformance Centre in Karachi
This, in addition to his role as Pakistan's batting consultant

Foregone conclusion? Anything but, as Pakistan and Zimbabwe switch focus to T20Is
Their win in the final ODI should give the visitors enough confidence to put their best game on display

Hasan Ali injures himself again, after returning to Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
He has sustained a strain in his groin after five months of extensive rehabilitation of his back

Balochistan's Bismillah Khan tests positive for Covid-19
He showed symptoms during the second round match against Southern Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy

Back-to-back wins give Southern Punjab big lead at the top
Northern beat Central Punjab, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa escape with a draw against Sindh

'We're tired of competing and getting beaten' - Sean Williams
Babar Azam feels better catching could have helped Pakistan sweep the series

Blessing Muzarabani the hero, twice, as Zimbabwe win final ODI in Super Over shootout
Centuries from Sean Williams and Babar Azam had left the teams locked on 278 each after 100 overs

Pakistan eye clean sweep; Zimbabwe search for top-order form
Zimbabwe may feel some progress has been made if they don't walk away empty handed

DRS: Should Haider Ali have been given out?
What happens when technology and the naked eye contradict each other, as was the case in the second ODI?

Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam script series win for Pakistan
Batsmen let visitors down, with Sean Williams' 75 the only bright spot

Aleem Dar set to break record for most ODIs as on-field umpire
The Pakistani official has stood in 387 international games so far, also a world record

Expect Pakistan to shake off the rust and hit the next gear in second ODI
Zimbabwe might rue not getting over the line in the first game against an off-colour opposition

Brendan Taylor: 'Pakistan's death bowling took game away from us'
Azam lauds Riaz and Afridi, but calls for a better performance on the batting front

Wasim Khan considers options before committing to new PCB deal
Chief executive has year to run on contract but may put family first after pressures in role

Shaheen Afridi tops Brendan Taylor to make it 1-0 for Pakistan
The quick's five-for won the day for the hosts despite Brendan Taylor's fighting century

Babar Azam: Can't afford to take anything for granted against Zimbabwe
"This time around the competition will be good; they have brought in experienced players and you will see different cricket"

Pakistan have all bases covered as Zimbabwe come calling
Both teams finally embark on their journey to qualify for the 2023 World Cup

Nasir Jamshed granted bail in wait for deportation hearing
Former Pakistan cricketer was sentenced to 17 months in prison for role in spot-fixing

Sarfaraz Ahmed trumps Azhar Ali as Sindh win, Hussain Talat 253 routs Northern
In Karachi, Yasir Shah finished with eight wickets in Balochistan's win

Bradburn looks to revolutionise Pakistan's coaching structure
Wants country's coaches to prioritise match-winning performances over individual statistics

Saleem Malik dealt blow after judge terms appeal 'unnatural'
Saleem Malik was dealt a blow after the independent adjudicator said there was no obligation on the PCB to reintegrate him into the fold

With no 'future with Pakistan' in Test cricket, Salman Butt turns focus to non-playing role
PCB has offered the former captain a commentator's job for the upcoming season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

PSL, Zimbabwe games moved from Lahore due to smog
"Cannot compromise on heath of players or officials," says PCB chief executive

PCB tweaks Quaid-e-Azam trophy points system to encourage attacking cricket
Batting sides with higher scoring rates will get additional bonus points, as will bowling sides for taking more wickets inside 100 overs

Azhar Ali set to lose Test captaincy
ESPNcricinfo understands the change is likely to happen as early as Pakistan's upcoming tour of New Zealand in December

World Test Championship: ICC plans to split points for Covid-19-affected games to complete cycle
Other option on the table is to consider only those matches completed by end of March 2020

Nasir Jamshed faces extended prison term for spot-fixing role
Former Pakistan cricketer faces deportation under home office rules governing length of sentence

Warwickshire among England counties considering Pakistan for pre-season tour
Club mulling visit to Lahore to prepare for 2021 season after revelations England may travel to the country

Zimbabwe land in Pakistan but head coach Lalchand Rajput pulls out
The former India batsman did not travel despite getting clearance from Pakistan's foreign office

PCB to ICC: Ensure visas for Pakistan players for T20 World Cup 2021 in India
Wasim Khan also says bilateral India-Pakistan series can't happen in the foreseeable future

Amir dropped for Zimbabwe series, Shadab appointed white-ball vice captain
Shadab Khan appointed limited-overs vice-captain and there's no place for Malik, Sarfaraz and Amir in 22-member squad

'Completely unacceptable': PCB 'disturbed' as nine Pakistan players breach Covid-19 protocols
"They have put at risk the integrity of the tournament and health and safety of their colleagues"

Umar Gul retires from all forms of cricket
He made the decision after his side, Balochistan, were eliminated from the National T20 Cup

Women's cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day
The eight-team women's T20 competition will begin on July 29 and will be contested over eight days at Edgbaston

ECB confirms plans to undertake first tour of Pakistan in more than 15 years
PCB chief executive Wasim Khan "quietly confident" tour will go ahead in January

Once-ridiculed Azam Khan steps out of his father's shadow
Azam Khan was mocked when he first made his debut at last year's PSL, but no one's laughing at him now

Pakistan domestic cricketer reports corrupt approach during National T20 Cup
The player in question has not represented Pakistan in international cricket

Azam Khan and Anwar Ali the stars as Sindh book semi-final spot
Mohammad Rizwan's unbeaten 68-ball 99 goes in vain as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa go down by three runs to Central Punjab

Misbah-ul-Haq to quit Pakistan chief selector's role; set to continue as head coach
Misbah will announce the squad for the Zimbabwe and NZ series before a new chief selector takes over from December

Verdict reserved in landmark Saleem Malik case
Case is being heard by retired judge Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, and judgment is expected in 15 days

Eight days off from release, Nasir Jamshed faces prospect of deportation to Pakistan
Jailed former Pakistan batsman likely to learn of his immediate fate next week

Babar Azam: 'I count myself very lucky' to lead Pakistan at home
He will captain Pakistan in ODIs for the first time during the home series against Zimbabwe

Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim put Northern in semi-finals
Southern Punjab slide to fifth loss in six games to sit bottom of the table

Rawalpindi to host Zimbabwe ODIs, Lahore gets T20Is
The PCB has swapped the venues but the tour dates remain the same

Lahore to replace Multan as partial host for Zimbabwe tour
Multan was originally scheduled to host the three-match ODI series

Legal battle looms as players seek commercial rights protections from ICC
FICA has written to ICC seeking recompense for players' commercial exploitation with ICC partners

Shaheen Afridi's second five-for seals dominant Khyber Pakhtunkhwa win
Afridi took 5-21 while Imam-ul-Haq made 88 to give Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan their third win each

Northern maintain perfect start; Southern Punjab stay winless
South Punjab were undone by Balochistan to fall to their fourth straight loss, while Northern made it four wins in four thanks to a half-century from Zeeshan Malik

All-round Shadab Khan maintains Northern's perfect start
Meanwhile, Southern Punjab fell to their third successive defeat

Zimbabwe delegation to inspect biosecurity arrangements ahead of Pakistan tour
The ongoing National T20 Cup to be used to showcase Pakistan's preparedness for the international white-ball series

Shaheen Afridi five-for gives Khyber Pakhtunkhwa first points
Sohail Khan and Sharjeel Khan star as Sindh get past Central Punjab

Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf star as Northern see off Southern Punjab
The pair took seven wickets between them, ensuring Zeeshan Ashraf's 37-ball 73 went in vain

Former Bermuda batsman David Hemp appointed Pakistan women's coach
Hemp, 49, is presently based in Australia and has worked with Melbourne Stars and Victoria in the Women's Big Bash League

Balochistan snatch thrilling two-run win against Sindh
Sindh needed three off the last two deliveries, but successive run-outs condemned them to defeat.

PCB, PSL to settle financial dispute out of court
The PCB agreed to meet with the PSL owners on October 7 to try and resolve their long-standing issues

Who is Abdullah Shafique?
All you need to know about the 20-year old batsman whose debut century handed Central Punjab a win against Southern Punjab

National T20 Cup: Northern, Central Punjab start with wins as batsmen make merry on opening day
Kamran Akmal, Abdullah Shafique and Haider Ali among the heavy scorers on the day in Multan

Pakistan to tour New Zealand for two Tests and three T20Is in December
No bio-secure bubble needed after mandatory 14-day quarantine period on arrival, set to become the first international series post-Covid to have crowds

Faisal Iqbal gets NOC to rejoin Balochistan
PCB says it's pleased the coach has "promptly and swiftly" resolved the issues that led to the NOC being denied earlier

PCB vs PSL franchise owners - board commits to finding 'practicable and acceptable' solutions
Franchises' petition "misdirected and was liable to be dismissed", says PCB's legal counsel

PCB withdraws Balochistan first XI coach Faisal Iqbal from National T20 Cup after PIA delays NOC
The former Pakistan batsman also breached quarantine protocols for domestic cricket

Shaheen Afridi 'focusing on all formats' with red-ball cricket 'not going anywhere'
The fast bowler is keen to maintain his fitness in order to play all three formats for Pakistan

Multan, Rawalpindi to host Pakistan's white-ball series against Zimbabwe
Series "strengthens Pakistan's reputation as a safe and secure country but also a healthy one," says PCB

Cricket for some, not for all - where does the women's game stand?
As top-level women's cricket resumes this week, what's the state of the game among the major nations after six months of Covid-19 hiatus?

Bypassed for meeting with Imran Khan, Ehsan Mani summons Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali
PCB chairman displeased at being bypassed by the head coach and selector and Test captain

Imran Khan rejects players' plea to reinstate department cricket in Pakistan
Prime Minister says he convinced Misbah, Ali and Hafeez with "great difficulty" on new system's virtues

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan speaks out about 'systematic taunting' at Yorkshire
Pakistani fast bowler echoes Azeem Rafiq's experiences during time at club

Official confirmation of Pakistan tour 'imminent' - ZC chairman Mukuhlani
Zimbabwe Cricket are set to obtain government clearance to visit Pakistan for a limited-overs series next month

Independent adjudicator for Saleem Malik sting operation appeal set
An independent adjudicator has been appointed to hear the appeal in the case involving a sting operation potentially implicating Saleem Malik in April 2000

Umar Gul: We need departmental cricket back in Pakistan
Misbah-ul-Haq says cricketers who have lost livelihoods shouldn't be left "deserted" by the PCB and the government

Michael Holding: England, Australia reasons for not continuing to take a knee are 'lame'
ECB says it remains committed to "critical change" after comments from West Indian great

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